Sabino Softball named NFCA Regional Coaching Staff of the Year

August 12, 2022 by Andy Morales, AZPreps365

(Sabino Softball: L-R Jackie Urquijo, Cailey Flint, Cyndi Cubillas, Ena Madrid, Mark Nielson and Alyssa Miles)

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) named the coaching staff of Sabino the Region IV Coaching Staff of the Year on Thursday.

Led by head coach Cyndi Cubillas, the staff (Ena Madrid, Jackie Urquijo, Mark Nielson, Alyssa Miles, Cailey Flint) was recognized according to this criteria:

"Steered Sabino to its third straight AIA Conference 3A state championship … Posted a 32-3 record and owned a 27-game win streak in 2022 … Captured the AIA Outstanding Sportsmanship Award … Posted three shutouts and outscored the opposition 44-7 during a 4-0 state playoff run to the title."

Sabino was selected by peers associated with the NFCA.

In addition, Sabino catcher Gianna Pancost and Corona del Sol standout Emmalyn Brinka were selected to the Region IV Second Team.