Female Athlete of the Month

Jet Sports Training Female Athlete of the Month: CDO volleyball player Alina Nuñez

CDO senior Alina Nuñez has gone over 1,000 kills in her successful career (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

CDO senior Alina Nuñez has reached 1,141 kills in her four-year varsity career, eclipsing the 1,000-kill mark in October.

Her performance in the month that included 204 kills and six victories for the Dorados merits her the Jet Sports Training Female Athlete of the Month for October.

The No. 4-seeded Dorados host No. 5 Arcadia on Tuesday in a 4A quarterfinals match.

Nuñez has joined the local 1,000-kill club with these former standouts — Tucson’s Mia Sokolowski (1,514), Catalina Foothills’ Lauren Rumel (1,237), Tanque Verde’s Ainsley Malis (1,104), Cienega’s Stephanie Mendivil (1,100) and Ironwood Ridge’s Aunesty Jantz (1,067).


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

September 2022: Salpointe volleyball player Francesca Pieroni


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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