It’s a new week which means it’s time to recap all that happened surrounding the Arizona Wildcats.
If we missed something, feel free to add it in the comment section below.
- The Wildcats will be the No. 9 seed in the Louisville, Kentucky regional in the NCAA Tournament. This is the first time in six years the program has made back-to-back tournament appearances. Regional play is from May 13-15.
- Tucson native Trevor Werbylo was named to the All-Pac-12 second team.
- The Wildcats were swept at home by Washington, as they fell to 1-8 against top-10 teams.
- Here are some positive and negative takeaways from the weekend along with the best photos from the series and senior day.
- Arizona lost star second baseman Reyna Carranco, who broke her hand and thumb by getting hit by a pitch.
- Arizona fell from No. 3 to No. 4 in RPI as it heads to No. 2 UCLA this weekend to wrap up the regular season. The best rivalry in college softball runs from Thursday-Saturday.
- Spanish guard Helena Pueyo officially became the final member of the 2019 class when she signed with the program during the week.
- Along with Pueyo, two new assistant coaches joined the program.
- Aari McDonald received an invite to the U.S. Pan American Team Trials.
- Arizona (22-23, 10-14 Pac-12) won a series against a conference team for the first time since the beginning of April by sweeping Oregon.
- The BatCats beat Oregon 17-6 on Friday and 9-8 on Saturday in 11 innings on a ridiculous walk-off failed pickoff attempt.
- Sunday saw UA explode for a 28-7 win.
- Arizona State rolls into town on Tuesday and then USC comes to Tucson this weekend.
- The defending national champions got off to a good start in NCAA Regionals on Monday, finishing 2-over-par in their first day in East Lansing, Michigan. That was the second-best score, only behind Kent State, who is eight shots ahead. The top six teams in a regional advance to the NCAA Championships in two weeks.
- Bianca Pagdanganan led the way by shooting one-under-par.
- The Wildcats lost to Oklahoma 4-0 in first round of the NCAA Tournament in College Station, Texas.
- Arizona’s 17 wins were its most since 2009. The team only has one senior, Jonas Maier. “We have a good recruiting class coming in combined with experience returning, so the future is bright,” said head coach Clancy Shields.
Track and Field
- Skylar Sieben and Mohammad Almarhoun set multiple personal records in the opening night of the Pac-12 Multi-Event Championships.
- We caught up with new assistant coach Sandy Davison to talk about her role with the Wildcats, breaking records at Indiana, her extensive coaching history, and.........her well-traveled dog.
- Longtime head coach Dave Rubio was extended through 2023. He is one of just six coaches in UA history to amass 500 or more wins.
- Wide receiver Devaughn Cooper and defensive end My-King Johnson were dismissed from the team
- Two updates were made to the 2019 schedule.
- Arizona is one of five schools reportedly set to host Kentucky transfer Jemarl Baker.
- What should UA officials do with Sean Miller? The ADS staff shared their thoughts on the matter.
- A wiretap played by federal prosecutors at the college basketball corruption trial captured former assistant coach Book Richardson alleging Miller paid Deandre Ayton $10,000 per month while Ayton was at UA.
- School officials released a statement refuting the reports that a new NCAA investigation has been launched.
- Pac-12 officials approved a 20-game conference schedule for the 2020-21 season.
- 2020 five-star forward Jalen Johnson has the ‘Cats in his final four.
- Channing Frye’s first pitch at Indians game didn’t go so hot.
- One national writer is really high on Max Hazzard’s potential impact at Arizona.
- Former Arizona target Boogie Ellis decommitted from Duke.