Female Athlete of the Month

Jet Sports Training Female Athlete of the Month: Sahuarita soccer player Samantha Wright

Samantha Wright scored 13 of her 32 goals this season in January including a hat tricks against Mica Mountain and Amphi (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Sahuarita senior Samantha Wright reached her 100th career goal earlier this season and added 13 more in January to lead the Mustangs to a 5-1 record in the month.

Her 38 points in the month, including 15 in a win over Amphi that included four goals and seven assists, merit her the Jet Sports Training Female Athlete of the Month for January.

Sahuarita is 13-2 overall heading into the 4A state tournament that starts Feb. 15.

Wright is now at 121 goals, 85 assists, 327 points and 21 hat tricks in her career.

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
October 2022: CDO volleyball player Alina Nuñez
November 2022: Bisbee basketball player Gabby Lopez
December 2022: Sunnyside wrestler Audrey Jimenez


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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