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CHS Softball trio sign letters of intent with Phoenix College

Cibola High School is proud to announce three senior softball players have signed letters of intent to play at Phoenix College next season. Seniors Kamryn Moctezuma, Nicole Villa and Ela Henry all signed their letters Friday, Nov. 10.

The Cibola softball team finished last season 32-3, while advancing to the 6A conference playoffs. The trio of seniors have amassed a record of 88-12-1 including four postseason victories.

Moctezuma, the Yuma Sun/Rotary Softball Player of the Year, batted .553 with 63 hits and 45 RBIs for the Raiders. In three seasons, she has 151 hits and 102 RBIs with a career average of .476.

Moctezuma cites the legacy of the Phoenix College program as he main reason for choosing the Bears.

“I am very proud and excited to sign with Phoenix College, they have a history of success and sending players to the next level,” Moctezuma said. “I can’t wait to compete with the best girls in junior college and see where I stack up. Getting to play with Nicole and Ela makes it even better.”

Villa, who won the 2015 Yuma Sun/Rotary Softball Player of the Year as a sophomore, batted .491 last season with 54 hits and 38 RBIs. In her three years at Cibola she has totaled 135 hits and 98 RBIs, while batting .515. 

“I am excited to have committed to Phoenix College,” Villa said. “They are a very good school and always a top program. To play for their coaches and with the other girls on the team, I know it will raise the level of my game. Also, being with Ela and Kamryn will be great since we know each other so well.”

Henry batted .462 as a junior with 37 hits and 33 RBIs for the Raiders. In her three varsity seasons she has batted .383 with 74 hits and 67 RBIs to go along with her six career home runs.

“Phoenix College is one of the best JUCO’s in the nation and are ranked number 3 going into this season,” Henry said. “It’s hard to argue against their history of success. I’m very excited to get an opportunity to play for the Bears and to do it with two of my friends for two more seasons is great. We still have unfinished business this year at Cibola.”

Phoenix College won the 2017 Region 1 Championship, while finishing number three at the NJCAA Division II National Championship. They have won at least 50 games the past four seasons. The Bears are coached by Heinz Mueller and open up their 2018 season Jan. 31 against Paradise Valley.

Three CHS softball players signed with Phoenix College on Nov. 10.

James Kuzniak