Female Athlete of the Month

Jet Sports Training Female Athlete of the Month: Salpointe volleyball player Francesca Pieroni

Salpointe senior outside hitter/middle blocker Francesca Pieroni (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Salpointe senior Francesca Pieroni recorded 182 kills with a hitting percentage of .243 in the month of September to lead the Lancers to a 15-4 record in the month.

Her performance merits her the Jet Sports Training Female Athlete of the Month for September.

She is going after her fourth state championship. She won an indoor title in 2020 and beach volleyball championships in 2021 and 2022.


January 2022: Salpointe basketball player Kylee Callahan

February 2022: Salpointe soccer player Trinity Morales

March 2022: Sabino softball player Riley Nielson

April 2022: Rincon/University tennis player Tanvi Narendran

May 2022: Sabino track athlete Azariah Foster

June 2022: Salpointe track athlete/basketball player Taliyah Henderson

July 2022: Willcox Little League 8-10 softball pitcher Hattie Macumber

August 2022: Pima soccer player Juliana Valdez


ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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