17 Lancers Named Top 100 Sports Figures of 2021

Printed in the Arizona Daily Star
By Greg Hansen
Greg Hansen names the Top 100 sports figures of 2020, including 17 Lancer alumni and coaches.

No. 8: Trevor Werbylo
As a professional golfer, Werbylo had a 71.44 scoring average, No. 2 in school history, the Salpointe Catholic High School grad helped the Wildcats to a Pac-12 championship and was a first-team all-conference selection and won the overall championship on the Forme Tour, the PGA Tour’s equivalent of Double-A baseball, and gained full privileges for the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour, one step away from the PGA Tour.

No. 10: Wolfgang Weber
Coaching Salpointe Catholic High School to the boys state soccer championship for an eighth time, Weber notched his 700th career victory. He’s believed to be only the ninth high school soccer coach in history to reach 700 victories.

No. 19: Kelly Pierce
In three of the last four seasons, Pierce has coached Salpointe’s girls soccer team to a 47-3-4 record and three state championships, including the 2021 state title with an 11-0-1 team. She also guided the FC Tucson Women to an undefeated season and a WPSL West Region Desert Conference title.

No. 25: Kylie Wild 
In one of the top track and field seasons in Tucson history, Wild, a junior at Salpointe Catholic High School, won state championships in the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters races in May, and then won her second straight state title in girls cross country in the fall.

No. 26: Francisco Manzo
Named the United Soccer Coaches junior college player of the year, the Pima College sophomore and former Salpointe Catholic star scored 12 goals in PCC’s national championship season.

No. 35: Mike Urbanski 
Salpointe’s cross country coach led the Lancers boy's team to a second straight state championship and the Lancer girl's team to a No, 2 finish. Urbanski now has five state championships as Salpointe’s coach.

No. 37: Bijan Robinson
Gaining 1,127 yards for the Texas Longhorns, the former Salpointe High star was named to the All-Big 12 first team even though he missed two games with an elbow injury.

No. 40: Amy Rocha 
Winning the state softball championship for the third consecutive season, Rocha coached Salpointe Catholic High School to a 24-0 record.

No. 49: Alyssa Aguilar
Salpointe’s state championship pitcher was perfect: 17-0 with a 1.27 ERA. She also hit a home run in the state title game.

No. 61: Fernando Garate 
As Salpointe went 14-0-1 to win the boys’ state soccer championship, Garate, a senior, led the club with 16 goals and contributed seven assists.

No. 67: Mackenzie McRee
Winning her second state girl's golf championship, the Salpointe senior shot a 4-under-par total over two days at Tucson National.

No. 77: Treyson Bourguet
Salpointe’s senior quarterback passed for 2,110 yards, rushed for 615 more and threw 30 touchdown passes against just three interceptions.

No. 86: Logan Cole
Salpointe’s junior infielder hit .560 with 25 RBIs, helping the Lancer's softball team to the state championship. She has signed to play for the University of Arizona.

No. 87: Trinity Morales
As Salpointe won the girl's Class 4A state soccer championship, Morales scored in the state finals and was named a first-team all-state selection.

No. 94: Anyssa Wild
A freshman at Salpointe, Wild was a key part of the Lancer's undefeated state championship softball team, hitting an incredible .653 with a team-high 32 RBIs.

No. 96: Danny Preble
Salpointe’s baseball coach followed his club’s 2019 state championship with a 20-4 season and a No. 2 overall finish, the third time in four seasons his team has been in the state title game.

No. 100 Lathan Ransom
Breaking periodically into Ohio State’s starting defensive backfield, Ransom, a sophomore who graduated from Salpointe, made 38 tackles during the regular season for the Buckeyes, who played in the Rose Bowl on Saturday.

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