Top Figures of 2019: 8 Athletes Named

Eight Desert Speed School athletes were among those recognized by Arizona Daily Star sports columnist Greg Hansen in his annual recap of the Top 100 sports figures of the previous year. These included:

98. Luke Regina, Salpointe football (Open Division semi-finalist)

95. Kate Connelly, Salpointe soccer (2018 and 2019 State Champion)

77. Trent Strong, Salpointe football (Open Division semi-finalist)

74. Ethan Lee, UHS tennis (2019 State Champion)

72. Mike Snyder, Sabino baseball (2019 State Champion)

46. Preston Clifford, Sabino baseball (2019 State Champion)

38. Carlie Scupin, Tucson High softball (Part of Arizona’s national #1 recruiting class)

3. Nick Gonzales, New Mexico State baseball (NCAA leader in hitting, DI All-American)

See full list of 2019’s top local sports figures here.