National signing day: 34 local players including seven signed with Arizona Baseball or Softball

Aissa Silva, Mountain View: Softball
Zaedi Tagalog, Canyon del Oro: Softball
Andrew Cain, Ironwood Ridge: Baseball
Alessandro Castro, Pusch Ridge: Baseball
Raul Garayzar, Rio Rico: baseball
Owen Kramkowski, Walden Grove: Baseball
Jaeden Swanberg, Salpointe: baseball

(CDO Softball Photo)

Mari Asher, Softball: Cornell College
Greyson Casey, Tennis: North West
Lucas Casey, Baseball: California State Northridge
Jacob Charlson, baseball: Webster
Bella Medina, Softball: Pima
Noble Alley, Softball: Ball Condition
Alina Nunez, volleyball: Fort Lewis
Zaedi Tagalog, Softball: Arizona

“Zaedi is a star for Tucson. She is very tough and provides a lot of speed on base, as well as average shots. She has a very good arm and very good reach in the outfield. Caitlin Lowe

“I chose Arizona because I can stay close to home and my family can attend more games. I love the weather in Arizona and have dreamed of playing for Arizona since I was very small, Zaedi Tagalog.

(Cienega Softball Photo)
(Family photo in the field)

Conner Balmer, Baseball: Garden City
Lauren Fields, Football: St. Mary’s of Minnesota
Emmalee Gebhart, softball: McMurry
Aubrey Marx, softball: Oregon State
Braedon Mondeau (Pima) BYU
Stephanie Stubblefield, Softball: Cedarville

(Lori Burkhart/AllSportsTucson)

Ariana Aguirre, Softball: Eastern Arizona
Rachel Barriga, softball: Regis
Caelan Beatty, softball: Stonehill
Andrew Cain, baseball: Arizona
Gianna Medrano, Softball: Western Arizona
Melanie Merrill, Volleyball: Eastern Arizona
Aspyn Nelson, Softball: Texas at Arlington
Zoe Newell, Golf: Idaho
Lola Weber, Softball: Odessa

Aissa Silva, Softball: Arizona

“We are thrilled to welcome Aissa to Tucson. She will be a huge addition to the bullpen as a left-handed pitcher with great rotation. She loves the game and enjoys competing at a high level. Caitlin Lowe

“Arizona is my home and I grew up going to Arizona softball games so I always dreamed of going to the U of A. I love dedicated fans and the environment is beyond amazing.” Aissa Silva

(Pimas Baseball)

Alessandro Castro, Pusch Ridge: Arizona
Braedon Mondeau, Cienega: BYU
Jaeden Swanberg, Salpointe: Arizona
Matthew Cornelius (St. Pius, NM) New Mexico State
Hunter Faildo (Mililani, HI) Hawai’i to Manoa
Wyatt Hardy (Valor Christian, CO) New Mexico
Gage Mestas (Durango, CO) Gonzaga
Matt Romero (Sandia, NM) New Mexico State

(Family photo of Jazmin Ahumada)

Jazmin Ahumada, Softball: Pima

Alessandro Castro (Pima) Baseball: Arizona
Paige Housman, Swimming: Kentucky

Raul Garayzar, Baseball (South Mountain) Arizona

Ella Rustand, Soccer: BYU

Tyler Driscoll, Swimming: NC State
Leah Miller, Gymnastics: LSU
Elise Muñoz (Pima) Softball: Jarvis Christian
Jaeden Swanberg (Pima) Baseball

(Photo by Tyler Driscoll and Paige Houseman)

Owen Kramkowski, Baseball: Arizona


Named one of “Arizona’s Heart & Sol” by KOLD and Casino del Sol, Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as Top High School Reporter in 2014, he received the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and AZ Education Recognition News in 2019. He coached youth, high school and college for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girl wrestling and his unique perspective can only be found here and on Andy is a Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing Arizona’s top football player, and he was named local hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was made an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021, and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. He received a Distinguished Service Award from the Amphitheater and he was recognized by Councilman Richard Fimbres. Contact Andy Morales at

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