Year That Was 2021

Year That Was 2021: Southern Arizona athlete commitments with colleges


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CLASS OF 2021 & 2022 ATHLETES WHO COMMITTED IN 2021

CHRONOLOGICAL

— Sunnyside soccer player Michelle Dicochea to Park University on Jan. 6.

— Tucson High and Pima soccer player Brianna Lewis to Caldwell University on Jan. 12.

— Nogales baseball player Brayan Espinoza to Glendale Community College on Jan. 15.

— Salpointe soccer player Sienna Gonzales to SMU on Jan. 15.

— Catalina Foothills center Will Menaugh to Arizona as preferred walk-on on Jan. 18.

Evan Lovett of Pusch Ridge

— Pusch Ridge running back Evan Lovett to Minot State on Jan. 19.

— Buena lineman Dominic Avant to Sioux Falls on Jan. 19.

— Buena running back Isaac Benoit to Sioux Falls on Jan. 20.

— Cienega receiver Charles Hamm III to Jamestown on Jan. 20.

— Tucson High soccer player Savannah Gutierrez to Pima on Jan. 21.

— Salpointe football player Fernando Torres to St. Olaf on Jan. 22.

— Cienega football player Gabe Levy to Mary on Jan. 23.

— Nogales football player Ricky Hanlan to Western New Mexico on Jan. 27.

— Empire and Pima soccer player Chloe Kunnemann to Northwestern Oklahoma State on Jan. 27.

— Sahuarita outfielder/pitcher Andres Gonzalez to Sioux Falls on Feb. 2.

— Cienega linebacker Josiah Flores to Fort Lewis on Feb. 2.

— Empire football athlete Yani Brown to Arizona Christian on Feb. 3.

Desert View’s Anton Jamero with his family (Desert View photo)

— Desert View linebacker Anton Jamero to Ripon College on Feb. 4.

— Sahuaro wide receiver/safety Damon Robledo to Concordia (Chicago) on Feb. 4.

— Tucson wide receiver/safety Daniel Becerra to Chadron (Neb.) State on Feb. 4.

— Walden Grove wrestler Sal Silva to Arizona Christian on Feb. 9.

— Desert View running back Jacob Ramirez to Lyon on Feb. 11.

— CDO cornerback Raife Anthony to Aurora on Feb. 15.

— Empire pitcher/designated hitter Braden Boisvert, who attended Seward County (Kan.) Community College, committed to Oregon State on Feb. 18.

— Sunnyside receiver Anthony Galvez committed to Simpson on Feb. 18.

— Former Salpointe standout Ryan Grabosch committed to New Mexico State on Feb. 22. Grabosch was a catcher for Central Arizona.

— Sabino right-hander Joey Parker to Cochise College on Feb. 25.

— Salpointe defensive end Brees McCraren to Fort Lewis (Colo.) on Feb. 25.

Marana’s Dalia Haase (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

— Marana volleyball player Dalia Haase to Embry-Riddle on Feb. 26.

— Marana linebacker Matteo Campos to Carroll University on March 1.

— Pusch Ridge stong safety/wide receiver Kannon Jewell to Randoph-Macon on March 7.

— Tucson High running back/linebacker Martin Barreras to Chadron (Neb.) State on March 16.

— Sabino basketball sisters Laney and Riley Shepherd to Friends University on March 23.

— Sunnyside linebacker Andrew Gonzalez to Muskingum on April 6.

— Tucson High defensive end Thomas Mann to Concordia (Minn.) on April 6.

— CDO quarterback Montana Neustadter to Adams State on April 12.

— Sunnyside defensive back Ikaika Piña to Nebraska Wesleyan on April 19.

— Salpointe linebacker Emiliano DeCortez to Presentation College on April 21.

— Sahuarita wrestler Gabe Elias to Dixie State on April 21.

— Cholla wide receiver/defensive back Moses Nelson to Hamline on April 22.

Moses Nelson of Cholla

— Cienega distance runner Ayden Schilb to Arizona on April 23.

— Marana softball player Gabby Salazar to Scottsdale Community College on April 24.

— Cholla basketball player Ruben Cazares to Phoenix College on April 24.

— Nogales pitcher Roman Bracamonte to New Mexico State on April 25.

— Sunnyside wrestler Sebastian Robles to Iowa on April 25.

— Sunnyside receiver Dominic Murrieta to Southwest Baptist on April 28.

— Marana baseball and football athlete Isaiah Roebuck to Jamestown on April 28.

— Sabino quarterback A.J. Skaggs to Colorado State-Pueblo on April 30.

— Salpointe running back David Cordero to Hawaii on April 30.

— Pueblo wrestler Mozes Smith to Concordia (Neb.) on April 30.

— CDO infielder Isaiah Pintor to Pima College on May 2.

— Salpointe guard Mireya Hernandez to Pima College on May 3.

— Flowing Wells WR/DB Jonathan Borquez to Ottawa on May 13.

— Sunnyside forward Vitoria Perez to Scottsdale Community College on May 22.

Hunter Ogle of Santa Cruz (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

— Santa Cruz running back Hunter Ogle to Simpson on May 27.

— Salpointe volleyball standout Brandy Kishbaugh to North Carolina–Asheville on June 14.

— Former Sahuaro lineman Kingsley Ugwu (Hutchinson, Kan., JC) to Kansas State on June 18.

— Twins Peyton Pelletier (Ironwood Ridge QB) and Parker Pelletier (Salpointe DB) to Los Angeles Pierce College on June 28.

— Salpointe infielder Mason White to Arizona on July 14.

— Salpointe and Pima outfielder Daniel Durazo to Arizona Christian on July 22.

— Sisters Kiana and Aaliyah Ortiz of Palo Verde and Pima basketball to Culver-Stockton on July 22.

— Sahuarita second baseman Diego Alvarez to Eastern Arizona on July 8.

— Sunnyside receiver Ruben Peralta to Graceland on July 28

— CDO defensive tackle Chase Randall to Valparaiso on July 29.

— Cienega outfielder Isaiah Jackson to ASU on Aug. 5.

— Salpointe golfer Augie Quihus to Pima on Aug. 17.

— Ironwood Ridge outfielder/catcher Nicholas Warren to Arizona on Aug. 26.

— Central Arizona outfielder/catcher Kiko Romero, a CDO grad, committed to Arizona on Aug. 28.

— Nogales infielder Demetrio Crisantes to Arizona on Aug. 29.

Julia Holt and family (Holt photo)

— Canyon del Oro pitcher Julia Holt to Howard on Sept. 19.

— Canyon del Oro infielder Megan Clark to Regis on Sept. 25.

— Cienega catcher Caleb Herd to New Mexico on Sept. 26

— Tucson High infielder Marina Chacon to Colorado Mesa on Sept. 29.

— Empire pitcher/infielder Vanessa Candito to Regis University on Oct. 2.

— Tucson High infielder/pitcher Mario Bejarano to Central Arizona on Oct. 2.

— Mountain View wrestler Austin Scott to Oregon State on Oct. 4.

— Tucson infielder/pitcher Benji Cazares to Pima on Oct. 5.

— Former Sahuarita pitcher Treyjen Meza, now at Cochise College, to New Mexico State on Oct. 6.

— Sahuarita infielder Kayliana Cash to Grambling on Oct. 11.

— Amphi softball player Maliyah Espinoza to Adams State on Oct. 12.

— Sabino track and field athlete Eva Bruce to Colorado on Oct. 16.

— Former Sabino baseball player Drew Calloway to Arizona on Oct. 18.

Salpointe’s Jalynn Ransom (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

— Salpointe volleyball player Jalynn Ransom to Pima on Oct. 20.

— Former Salpointe and Pima infielder Romeo Ballesteros to New Mexico State on Oct. 24.

— Cienega golfer Marley Moncada to New Mexico State on Oct. 26.

— Canyon del Oro infielder Isabella Porter to Regis on Oct. 27.

— Salpointe pitcher Robert Lopez to Pima on Oct. 27.

— Catalina Foothills tennis player Emily Flowers to Xavier on Oct. 29.

— Canyon del Oro pitcher/outfielder Lucas Cardy to Grand Canyon on Nov. 10.

— Canyon del Oro second baseman Dominic Felix to New Mexico on Nov. 10.

— Cienega pitcher/first baseman Ryan Garcia to Regis on Nov. 10.

— Ironwood Ridge utility player Aiden Key to Pima on Nov. 10.

— Canyon del Oro outfielder Liam Padden to Mercy on Nov. 10.

— Walden Grove utility player Milo Rushford to New Mexico State on Nov. 10.

— Nogales utility player Saul Soto to New Mexico State on Nov. 10.

— Canyon del Oro soccer forward Brian Mulholland to Wilson on Nov. 10.

Ironwood Ridge’s Makenna Brown (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

— Ironwood Ridge golfer Makenna Brown to Colorado Christian on Nov. 10.

— Ironwood Ridge golfer Hannah Ports to Montana on Nov. 10.

— Ironwood Ridge golfer Raina Ports to Montana on Nov. 10.

— Ironwood Ridge guard Sophie Munoz to SUNY-Canton on Nov. 10.

— Sabino goalkeeper Samantha Peebles to UNLV on Nov. 10.

— Canyon del Oro swimmer Fiona Merritt to Valparaiso on Nov. 10.

— Sabino catcher Desiree Miranda to Pima on Nov. 10.

— Ironwood Ridge outside hitter Alison Birtcil to Yavapai on Nov. 10.

— Canyon del Oro outside hitter Morgan Hains to Pima on Nov. 10.

— Ironwood Ridge outside hitter Emma Orton to Yavapai on Nov. 10.

— Pusch Ridge catcher Laynné Miller to Biola on Nov. 15.

— Catalina Foothills tennis player Adele Fereres to Loyola-New Orleans on Nov. 16.

— Sabino pitcher Riley Nielson to Southern Utah on Nov. 20.

— Salpointe safety Cody Raetzman to Minot (N.D.) State on Nov. 20.

— Canyon del Oro utility player Kori Rominger to Southern Wesleyan on Nov. 23.

University’s Tanvi Narendran (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

— University tennis player Tanvi Narendran to Arizona on Nov. 28.

— Sahuaro defensive end Jordan Pfeiffer to Carroll on Dec. 6.

— Salpointe outfielder Jordan Johnson to San Jose State on Dec. 9.

— Ironwood Ridge utility player Shane Melick to Hardin-Baylor on Dec. 19.

— Catalina linebacker/athlete Kyler Manning to Ripon on Dec. 22.

— Salpointe safety Cruz Rushing to ASU as preferred walk-on on Dec. 27.

CLASS OF 2021 PROSPECTS WHO SIGNED BY MAY 2021

— Buena lineman Dominic Avant to Sioux Falls

— Buena running back Isaac Benoit to Sioux Falls

— Canyon del Oro cornerback Raife Anthony to Aurora

— Canyon del Oro infielder Isaiah Pintor to Pima

CDO’s Chase Randall (CDO photo)

— Canyon del Oro defensive tackle Chase Randall to Valparaiso

— Canyon del Oro quarterback Montana Neustadter to Adams State

— Catalina Foothills center Will Menaugh as preferred walk-on to Arizona

— Cienega distance runner Ayden Schilb to Arizona

— Cholla wide receiver/defensive back Moses Nelson to Hamline

— Cholla basketball player Ruben Cazares to Phoenix CC

— Cienega reciever Charles Hamm III to Jamestown

— Cienega running back Gabe Levy to Mary

— Cienega linebacker Josiah Flores to Fort Lewis

— Cienega quarterback Ryan Swoger to South Dakota State

— Cienega safety Sebastian Felix to Drake

— Cienega lineman Andrew Husfelt to Washburn

— Cienega lineman Hunter Schlagel to Western New Mexico

— Cienega soccer playher Marissa Etchart to Jacksonville

— Cienega soccer player Mia Torres to Yavapai

— Cienega baseball player Jordan Bracamonte to Missouri Valley

— Cienega volleyball playher Matthew Meeker-Hackett to Grand Canyon

Cienega’s Isaiah Webb (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

— Cienega linebacker Isaiah Webb to Western New Mexico

— Cienega safety CJ Flores to NAU

— Desert View linebacker Anton Jamero to Ripon College

— Desert View running back Jacob Ramirez to Lyon

— Douglas soccer player Dierdra Victor to Cochise

— Douglas soccer player Jenally Barco to Cochise

— Douglas softball player Isabel Tanabe to Hastings College

— Empire and Pima soccer player Chloe Kunnemann to Northwestern Oklahoma State

— Empire football athlete Yani Brown to Arizona Christian

— Former Empire pitcher/designated hitter Braden Boisvert to Oregon State

— Flowing Wells receiver/defensive back Jonathan Borquez to Ottawa

— Marana volleyball player Dalia Haase to Embry-Riddle

— Marana baseball and football athlete Isaiah Roebuck to Jamestown

— Marana softball player Gabby Salazar to Scottsdale CC

— Marana linebacker Matteo Campos to Carroll University

— Mountain View volleyball playher Trevalyn Kelly to Hawaii

— Mountain View outfielder Cobi Cooper to Rockford

— Mountain View soccer player Benjamin Dow to Fresno Pacific

Mountain View’s Natalia Sepulveda (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

— Mountain View soccer player Edward Navarro to Tiffin (Ohio)

— Mountain View soccer player Natalia Sepulveda to Southern Utah

— Mountain View first baseman/pitcher Hailie Mann tp Fort Lewis (Colo.)

— Mountain View catcher/outfielder Jolynn Niegocki to Fort Lewis (Colo.)

— Mountain View utility player Nalani Cordova to Scottsdale CC

— Mountain View utility player Raina Molina to Scottsdale CC

— Mountain View outfielder Makayla Morales to Pima CC

— Mountain View utility player Mackenzie Barney to Central Arizona CC

— Nogales pitcher Roman Bracamonte to New Mexico State

— Nogales baseball player Brayan Espinoza to Glendale CC.

— Nogales receiver Ricky Hanlan to Western New Mexico

— Pueblo wrestler Mozes Smith to Concordia (Neb.)

— Pusch Ridge running back Evan Lovett to Minot (ND) State

— Pusch Ridge utility player Hayden Palmer to Pima

— Pusch Ridge volleyball player Geneva Elliott to Abilene Christian

— Pusch Ridge soccer player Ellie Robinson to New Mexico

— Pusch Ridge stong safety/wide receiver Kannon Jewell to Randoph-Macon

— Sabino right-hander Joey Parker to Cochise CC

Sabino’s A.J. Skaggs

— Sabino quarterback A.J. Skaggs to Colorado State-Pueblo

— Sabino basketball sisters Laney and Riley Shepherd to Friends University

— Sabino pitcher/infielder Tyler Welsh to Hastings

— Sahuarita outfielder/pitcher Andres Gonzalez to Sioux Falls

— Sahuarita wrestler Gabe Elias to Dixie State

— Sahuaro wide receiver/safety Damon Robledo to Concordia (Chicago)

— Former Sahuaro lineman Kingsley Ugwu (Hutchinson, Kan., JC) to Kansas State

— Salpointe running back David Cordero to Hawaii

— Salpointe soccer player Sienna Gonzales to SMU

Salpointe’s Sienna Gonzales

— Salpointe tight end Fernando Torres to St. Olaf

— Salpointe guard Mireya Hernandez to Pima

— Salpointe linebacker Emiliano DeCortez to Presentation College

— Salpointe golfer Augie Quihus to Pima

— Salpointe defensive end Brees McCraren to Fort Lewis (Colo.)

— Salpointe volleyball player Brandy Kishbaugh to North Carolina–Asheville

— Salpointe and Pima outfielder Daniel Durazo to Arizona Christian

— Former Salpointe standout catcher Ryan Grabosch to New Mexico State

— Santa Cruz running back Hunter Ogle to Simpson

— Sahuarita soccer player Mari Acosta to Pima

— Sahuarita soccer player Kambria Cash to Grambling

— Sahuarita utility player Devin Alvarez to Eastern Arizona CC

— Sahuarita utility player Fernando Barrera to Cochise CC

— Sunnyside receiver Anthony Galvez to Simpson

— Sunnyside soccer player Michelle Dicochea to South Mountain CC

— Sunnyside linebacker Andrew Gonzalez to Muskingum

Sunnyside’s Sebastian Robles and family (Sunnyside photo)

— Sunnyside wrestler Sebastian Robles to Iowa

— Sunnyside receiver Ruben Peralta to Graceland

— Sunnyside receiver Dominic Murrieta to Southwest Baptist

— Sunnyside forward Vitoria Perez to Scottsdale CC

— Sunnyside infielder Jose Martinez to York (Neb.)

— Sunnyside infielder/pitcher Gerardo Grijalva to New Mexico JC

— Sunnyside pitcher Erik Rosthenhausler to Eastern Arizona

— Sunnyside utility player Ariana Barcelo to York (Neb.)

— Sunnyside pitcher/outfielder Paola Zamacona to Clarendon

— Sunnyside soccer player Ari Loya to Cochise

— Sunnyside soccer playher Hithzel Robles to South Mountain CC

— Sunnyside defensive back Ikaika Piña to Nebraska Wesleyan

— Tucson High and Pima soccer player Brianna Lewis to Caldwell University

Savannah Gutierrez (FC Tucson graphic)

— Tucson High soccer player Savannah Gutierrez to Pima

— Tucson High defensive end Thomas Mann to Concordia (Minn.)

— Tucson High running back/linebacker Martin Barreras to Chadron (Neb.) State

— Tucson High wide receiver/safety Daniel Becerra to Chadron (Neb.) State

— Walden Grove wrestler Sal Silva to Arizona Christian

— Walden Grove pitcher/infielder James Velasquez to Hastings

— Walden Grove golfer Gabe Escalera to Hastings

— Sisters Kiana and Aaliyah Ortiz of Palo Verde and Pima basketball to Culver-Stockton

— Twins Peyton Pelletier (Ironwood Ridge QB) and Parker Pelletier (Salpointe DB) to Los Angeles Pierce College

CLASS OF 2022 PROSPECTS WHO SIGNED IN NOVEMBER 2021

— Canyon del Oro pitcher/outfielder Lucas Cardy to Grand Canyon

— Canyon del Oro outfielder Marcus Delgado to New Mexico State

— Canyon del Oro second baseman Dominic Felix to New Mexico

— Canyon del Oro outfielder Liam Padden to Mercy

— Canyon del Oro soccer forward Brian Mulholland to Wilson

— Canyon del Oro swimmer Fiona Merritt to Valparaiso

— Canyon del Oro infielder Megan Clark to Regis

CDO’s Alina Felix

— Canyon del Oro second baseman/outfielder Alina Felix to Nebraska

— Canyon del Oro pitcher Julia Holt to Howard

— Canyon del Oro infielder Isabella Porter to Regis

— Canyon del Oro utility player Kori Rominger to Regis

— Canyon del Oro outside hitter Morgan Hains to Pima

— Catalina Foothills shortstop Rylie Crane to Wisconsin

— Catalina Foothills pitcher Kyrie Denny to Cornell

— Catalina Foothills tennis player Emily Flowers to Xavier

— Catalina Foothills tennis player Adele Fereres to Loyola-New Orleans

— Catalina Foothills volleyball player Lauren Rumel to Arizona

— Cienega pitcher/first baseman Ryan Garcia to Regis

— Cienega catcher Caleb Herd to New Mexico

— Cienega outfielder Isaiah Jackson to ASU

— Cienega golfer Marley Moncada to New Mexico State

— Empire pitcher/infielder Vanessa Candito to Regis

— Ironwood Ridge catcher Haidyn Warner to Nebraska

— Ironwood Ridge outside hitter Alison Birtcil to Yavapai

— Ironwood Ridge outside hitter Emma Orton to Yavapai

— Ironwood Ridge utility player Aiden Key to Pima

— Ironwood Ridge outfielder/catcher Nicholas Warren to Arizona

— Ironwood Ridge golfer Makenna Brown to Colorado Christian

— Ironwood Ridge golfer Hannah Ports to Montana

— Ironwood Ridge golfer Raina Ports to Montana

— Ironwood Ridge outfielder Katie Jamison to Embry-Riddle

— Ironwood Ridge guard Sophie Munoz to SUNY-Canton

— Mountain View wrestler Austin Scott to Oregon State

— Nogales infielder Demetrio Crisantes to Arizona

Demetrio Crisantes of Nogales (Nogales photo)

— Nogales pitcher Roman Bracamonte to New Mexico State

— Nogales utility player Saul Soto to New Mexico State

— Pusch Ridge pitcher Benji Cazares to Nevada

— Pusch Ridge catcher Laynné Miller to Biola

— Sabino goalkeeper Samantha Peebles to UNLV

— Sabino track and field athlete Eva Bruce to Colorado

— Sabino catcher Desiree Miranda to Pima

— Sabino pitcher Riley Nielson to Southern Utah

— Sahuarita infielder Kayliana Cash to Grambling

— Salpointe infielder Mason White to Arizona

— Salpointe shortstop Logan Cole to Arizona

— Salpointe volleyball player Jalynn Ransom to Pima

— Sunnyside wrestler Jaime Rivera to Army

— Tucson High second baseman/pitcher Nick Arias to Grand Canyon

— Tucson High infielder/pitcher Mario Bejarano to Central Arizona

— Tucson High infielder/pitcher Benji Cazares to Pima

— University tennis player Tanvi Narendran to Arizona

— Walden Grove utility player Milo Rushford to New Mexico State

CLASS OF 2023 COMMITMENTS IN 2021

— Pusch Ridge swimmer Paige Housman to Kentucky on Sept. 21

— Tanque Verde lineman Jack Endean to Oklahoma State on Dec. 12

CLASS OF 2024 COMMITMENTS IN 2021

— Sahuarita infielder Nathan Huie to Arkansas on Oct. 26

— Salpointe outfielder Gunner Geile to Arizona on Dec. 11

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