Four PUHS soccer players have been honored by the Arizona Interscholastic Association. Three students, seniors Kurt Whitcoe, Lalo Aguilar, both wings, and Julian Vasquez, defense, were named to the 1st team for the Southern Region, Division 1A. Senior Alex Santos, who plays goalie, was named to the 2nd team. Whitcoe had been named “Player of the Week” during the first week of the 2020 season which was cut short in mid-October after players tested positive for COVID. Athletes are selected for these teams by coaches in the region.
PUHS Athletic Director Nate Porter noted, “We’re one of the smallest schools.” The Lobos’ schedule included games against much larger schools like Benson, Willcox and St. David. This season was the first time PUHS had bested Benson on the soccer field.
Porter feels that this team was the best that PUHS has fielded.
“It’s a great accomplishment for these young men to be recognized by the coaches of the schools they competed against,” he said.