Two Pumas have garnered post season All-Region and All-Conference honors this year. Sophomores Yessika Galaz and Diondra Bodman were both named to the Division II All-Region Team for their performances this season. Galaz was named to the Division II All-Region Team her Freshman year as well.
Diondra Bodman was also named Third-Team All-Conference.
On Saturday, April 6, two very special guests were present for Puma Softball's game against South Mountain Community College. Dot Wilkinson and Billie Harris came out to support Puma Softball, and Billie Harris also performed the National Anthem. Wilkinson and Harris gave the Pumas good luck as they swept the Cougars 6-1 and 8-2.
Puma Softball (7-15) is on a hot streak. After starting the season 3-15, the Pumas have put up four straight wins. They were on a tear last week sweeping both GateWay and Scottsdale. The Pumas will look to continue the winning streak when they take on Glendale Community College at home on Thursday, March 14 at 1pm.
Here are some highlights from the winning streak.
Puma sophomore Alexis Malave was named 2018 NJCAA Division II Softball Third Team All-American. Malave is the second Puma Softball student-athlete to be named NJCAA All-American. Erika Tapia was named First Team All-American in 2013.
Malave, a 2016 graduate of Cactus High School, finished the 2018 season with a .404 AVG, 67 hits, 32 RBI's, 65 runs, and 11 stolen bases.
PVCC Softball had a season to remember and to be proud of in 2018. The Pumas (32-19) had their best season to date, surpassing their previous most win season back in 2015, by an impressive 10 wins.