National Signing Day: 11 Speed School Athletes Commit

A total of 11 Desert Speed School athletes signed national letters-of-intent last week to compete at the collegiate level, highlighted by back-to-back soccer state champions Grace Kaufman and Kate Connelly of Salpointe along with 2018 baseball state champion Preston Clifford. In all, athletes who made collegiate commitments included:

Ajay Ram, Ironwood Ridge – Pima baseball

Julian De Alva, Ironwood Ridge – Glendale baseball

Seth Nager, Ironwood Ridge – Arizona State baseball

Keira Painter, Ironwood Ridge – Midland softball

Hannah Stark, Sabino – Southern Oregon softball

Cassie Castaneda, Sabino – North Dakota softball

Preston Clifford, Sabino – New Mexico state baseball

Tati Hannah-Ortiz, Sahuarita – Western New Mexico volleyball

Grace Kaufman, Salpointe – Boise State soccer

Kate Connelly, Salpointe – Seattle University soccer

Claire Dunn, Salpointe – Abilene Christian beach volleyball


Full list of Tucson-area signings here. (Photo credits: Andy Morales)