Five Lady Miners earn All-Division honors

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Five members of the back-to-back State Champion Miners’ softball team were named to the AIA All-Division IV Softball Team. Felicia Medina, Alyssa Cuellar, Angelica Zuniga, Ashley Vargas, and Lyana Waddell were named All-Division. All five players were named All-Section previously. Waddell was also the Division IV, Section VI Co-Player of the Year.

Median, a junior, batted .539 with 16 doubles, 2 triples, 4 homeruns, and 48 RBI. Her OPS was 1.460. In the section rankings, she finished fifth in batting average, second in RBI, and third in runs.

Cuellar, a junior, batted .506 with 6 doubles, 5 triples, 10 homeruns, and 52 RBI. Her OPS was 1.636. In the section rankings, she finished first in homeruns, slugging percentage, and RBI. She finished second in runs.

Zuniga, a 2014 graduate, batted .420 with 5 doubles, 3 triples, 4 homeruns, and 28 RBI. Her OPS was 1.177. In the section rankings, she finished fifth in homeruns.

Vargas, a sophomore, batted .529 with a double.

Waddell, a sophomore, is one of the top pitchers in the state in any division. She posted a record of 27 – 2 with a 1.51 ERA. She pitched 26 complete games with 13 shutouts. Her 190 strikeouts tied for first in Section VI. Her ERA was second-best and her 27 wins were the most in the section.

The Miners won their ninth State Softball Championship, and second in a row, this past season. Their nine titles rank among the most all-time in the state.

Andy Luberda (732 Posts)

Andy Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for eight high schools. His stories are published in the Southeast Valley Ledger, Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College. Andy is currently earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Communication. Andy is scheduled to complete his degree December 2014. He was born and raised in Des Plaines, Ill. In 1992, he relocated to Arizona. After a short return to Des Plaines in 1997, he returned to the Phoenix area two years later. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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