Healing That Helps You Get Unstuck
Every person grows and learns in different ways. To that point, every counselor or guide has their own techniques and exercises to help clients. Not every method is effective for everyone, but with the right guidance, you can defeat your inner demons and recapture your life. That's where Christy Maxey thrives.
Christy is a trauma EMDR coach dedicated to empowering people with the knowledge of true self-love. She aims to help men and women overcome negative self-talk and patterns and finally live the fulfilling life they deserve. Christy has a special focus on supporting women who experience anxiety, depression, lack of self-trust, people-pleasing, and feelings of inadequacy. Additionally, she's an expert in helping men who are navigating anger, stress, and relationship challenges.
If you have received help from therapists and life coaches in the past but find yourself falling back into the same patterns as before, know that you're not alone. The simple truth could be that whatever problem you were trying to face was left unresolved.
Essentially, you cut the top of the weed, but you didn't pull out the entire root. In a sense, you put a band-aid on a serious wound when you needed more comprehensive, specialized treatment. Unlike many life coaches, Christy Maxey aims to solve the root cause of your mental and physical symptoms. By addressing the cause of your issues, you can reclaim your life and move forward without the baggage you've carried for so long. Take it from us - it's an incredible feeling!
Some of the most common problems that Christy helps solve for patients include:
- Difficulty Dealing with the Emotional Content at the Center of Their Problems
- A Lack of Resistance to and Awareness of "What Is"
- Fear and Uncertainty About Making Changes
- Fear of Getting Compassionate Help and Guidance
- Believing False Narratives Associated with Past Traumas and Experiences
Created by psychologist Dr. Francine Shapiro in 1987 as a treatment method for post-traumatic stress disorder, EMDR is an evidence-based treatment approach that provides both trauma-informed treatment and treatment protocol. Unlike traditional talk therapy, EMDR employs bilateral stimulation to replicate the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) phase of sleep. In fact, EMDR treatments have shown that the mind can heal from psychological trauma faster than traditional talk therapy.
Traumatic events often lead to negative beliefs and emotions, such as shame, anger, and sadness. EMDR enables your brain to reprocess such events, promoting healing, well-being, and positivity in patients.
If you're wondering whether or not EMDR treatment from Christy Maxey might be a good choice for you and your family, ask yourself these questions:
- Do You Feel Stuck in Your Life?
- Do You Find Yourself Stuck Feeling the Same Types of Fear, Sadness, or Anxiety?
- Have You Grown Accustomed to a Negative Inner Critic?
- Do You Feel Stuck with Feelings of Shame from Past Mistakes or Traumas?
- Are You Always Repeating the Same Patterns in Relationships? Too Nice, Too Accepting, Avoidant, Easy to Get Triggered, Etc.?
- Is Your Brain Full of Self-Doubt and Harmful Self-Talk?
How Does EMDR Therapy Work?
Once it's agreed that EMDR therapy is suitable for you, your initial sessions involve discussing your goals and enhancing your ability to cope with stress. In the following phases of EMDR therapy, you concentrate on a specific event or focus on a negative image, belief, emotion, or bodily sensation related to the event. You then focus on a positive belief indicating that the issue has been resolved.
While you're focused on the upsetting event, Christy begins sets of side-to-side eye movements, sounds, or taps. After each set, you are guided to observe what comes to mind. Shifts in insight or changes in images, feelings, or beliefs about the event may occur. It should be noted that you can stop therapy at any moment if necessary. The sets of eye movements, sounds, or taps will be repeated until distress caused by the event decreases. EMDR therapy can be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with other forms of therapy offered through the Maxx Method.
To help paint you a picture of how EMDR therapy works, think of it like a cast for a broken bone. Unlike other forms of therapy, however, EMDR can be more uncomfortable than traditional treatments. It's important to be ready for possible emotional exhaustion afterward. To cope, you can create a relaxing playlist and plan some activities to unwind. Once the sessions are finished, take some time to recharge and decompress.
Who Should Use EMDR Therapy in Flowing Well, AZ?
EMDR therapy is something anyone can benefit from. It's not only reserved for people with extreme experiences or traumas. Even mild cases of anxiety and depression can be treated by a trained EMDR coach like Christy Maxey. When you remember something that reminds you of a bad experience, your body might react like it's in danger, even if it's not. This is a normal reaction, but if it keeps happening, it can make you feel really stressed out. With EMDR, you can heal and learn new ways to cope without having to talk about exactly what happened. This can help you feel better and live your life without over-worrying and ruminating on negativity.
If you're one of the many people who have experienced lackluster results from one or more EMDR sessions, it's crucial that you do not give up hope. In fact, many men and women come to Christy Maxey having had poor EMDR experiences. Thankfully, they soon realize how impactful and fulfilling the therapy can be for trauma. That's especially true when combined with other therapies like Inner Child Healing and Guided Visualization. Of course, EMDR therapy in Flowing Well, AZ, isn't the best choice for every patient - after all, every person is different and responds to therapies in different ways.
To truly discover if EMDR therapy is the right choice for your mind and body, contact Christy ASAP to schedule your initial consultation. That way, you and Christy can get to know each other better and discover the best ways to promote long-term healing and well-being. With that said, patients choose EMDR treatments for many reasons. Some of the most common reasons for using EMDR therapy include the following:
- Panic Attacks and Anxiety
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome)
- Eating Disorders like Bulimia, Anorexia, and More
- Trauma from Abuse and Violence
- Abusive or Violent Relationships
- Rest and Sleep Problems
- Social Anxiety
- Childhood Trauma and Abuse
- Anger and Sadness
- Fear of Speaking in Public
- Betrayal and Grief
The Life-Changing Benefits of EMDR Therapy
Though EMDR therapy is more popular than ever, many people are still unaware of its benefits and how life-changing the therapy can be for people who are stuck. If that sounds like you, keep these benefits in mind as you continue to research this amazing therapy choice.
Triumph Over Trauma
Recovering from a traumatic experience can be extremely challenging, but EMDR therapy can provide a solution. Trauma can create triggers that make you feel like you're experiencing the event all over again. EMDR can help reorganize the thoughts, feelings, and experiences associated with the trauma so that you no longer feel controlled by it. While the effects of trauma may never completely disappear, EMDR can significantly reduce its impact on your life and enable you to live in the present without constantly reliving the past.
Enhance Your Mental Fortitude
Achieving personal growth involves accepting one's identity, building self-esteem, and understanding the internal narratives that shape our daily experiences. EMDR and guided therapeutic processing can help create a peaceful, efficient, and confident setting for individuals to accept their past and move forward. This therapeutic process empowers individuals, providing them with the strength and courage to confront any obstacle that impedes their well-being.
Reshape Your Life
During EMDR therapy sessions, traumatic events are broken down, enabling patients to gain a different perspective on negative events. This altered view can be as life-changing as the traumatic event itself, giving individuals greater control over how they adapt to the effects of trauma.
Overcome Circular Thinking
If you struggle with circular thinking patterns related to anxiety disorders, phobias, or generalized anxiety, EMDR therapy may be helpful. EMDR can assist you in overcoming these thought spirals by teaching you how to deal with your fears and worries without becoming overwhelmed by anxiety.
Understanding the Phases of EMDR Therapy in Flowing Well, AZ
According to the EMDR Institute, there are eight phases in traditional EMDR treatment:
The EMDR Institute has identified eight phases of EMDR therapy. These are:
- History and Treatment Planning
- Body scan
History and Treatment Planning
During the initial stage of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Christy will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your medical and emotional history and create a treatment plan. This stage involves discussing the particular issue that led you to seek therapy. You'll also identify behaviors and symptoms associated with the issues you're facing. Based on this information, Christy will develop a personalized treatment plan that outlines the goals to be addressed using EMDR therapy in Flowing Well, AZ:
- The Traumas or Events Causing Issues
- Present-Day Problems and Traumas Causing Distress
- Healthy Behaviors and Skills Needed for Long-Term Well-Being
During this phase, Christy will explain the theory of EMDR, how it is applied, and what you can expect during and after treatment. Christy will then teach you several techniques for relaxation so that you have the tools to calm down in the event of emotional disturbance.
One of the biggest goals of this first phase is to establish trust between you and your EMDR coach. While you don't have to go into great detail about disturbing memories, if you don't trust your therapist, you may not accurately report what is felt and what changes you are or aren't experiencing. If your goal is to please the therapist and say you feel better when you really aren't, no therapy in the world will resolve your trauma.
In this phase, you will be prompted to access each target in a controlled manner so it can be effectively processed. Processing does not mean talking about it. From there, Christy identifies different parts of the target to be processed. The first step is for you to select a specific image or mental picture from the target event (identified during Phase One) that best represents the memory.
You then choose a positive statement that you would like to believe. The statement should have an internal sense of control, such as "I am valuable/lovable/a good person/in control" or "I can achieve success." In some cases, when the primary emotion is fear, such as after a natural disaster, the negative thought could be "I am in danger," and the positive thought could be "I am safe now." "I am in danger" is considered a negative thought because fear is no longer necessary, but it is still present in the nervous system. The positive thought should reflect what is appropriate in the present moment.
During this phase, you will also identify negative emotions like anger or fear and physical sensations that you associate with trauma.
This phase of EMDR therapy in Flowing Well, AZ, hones in on the disturbing sensations and emotions associated with your trauma and the ways that you respond to it. In doing so, patients often resolve similar events as well. The goal of this phase is to use sounds, taps, or eye movements with shifting focus until your subjective disturbance levels are lowered.
The goal here is to concentrate on the positive belief that you have identified to replace your negative belief(s). For example, you may have suffered child abuse in your younger years and hold the negative belief that you are powerless. Christy will help strengthen and install positive cognitions that reinforce the fact that you are in control, not the negative thoughts and emotions keeping you stuck.
Research into EMDR sessions indicates that physical responses to unresolved thoughts are common. After your positive cognition is fortified and installed, Christy will ask that you bring the original target event to the forefront of your mind. If she notices any additional body tension, those physical sensations are reprocessed. If you do not have any body tension or symptoms present when your original target event is brought up, your EMDR session is considered successful.
Typical EMDR sessions end with closure and a debriefing on what you can expect between your current and subsequent EMDR sessions. If necessary, Christy will provide calming techniques that you can use outside of therapy. This part of the EMDR process ensures that you leave Christy's office feeling better than you did at the beginning of the session.
This phase gives Christy insight into any other treatment plans that may be necessary for your healing and well-being. Like any type of sound therapy, reevaluation is critical in determining the success of your EMDR treatment over a period of time.
Reshape Your Life with EMDR Therapy from Christy Maxey
Regardless of the events and trauma keeping you stuck, EMDR might be a viable solution for reclaiming your life. Christy Maxey provides patients with the safe space needed to do so. If you're ready to let go of past or present traumas and reclaim your love of life, EMDR therapy could be the first step on your healing journey. Contact our office today to learn more about the Maxx Method, EMDR therapy in Flowing Well, AZ, EMDR online, and how Christy Maxey can help you defeat the inner demons holding you back.
Latest News in Flowing Well, AZ
Girls Volleyball: Sahuaro over Tombstone to win Flowing Wells Invitational
Sahuaro went 5-0 to capture the championship of the Flowing Wells Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The Cougars beat Tombstone 2-0 in the Gold Championship final. Walden Grove beat Rio Rico 2-0 in the Blue Championship match.The Cougars were led by junior libero Brooklyn Comfort, who was selected to the All-Tournament Team along with Kiersten Schilling of Tombstone, Presley Valdez of Walden Grove, Ariadne Tapia of Rio Rico, Malia Rogers of Willcox,...
Sahuaro went 5-0 to capture the championship of the Flowing Wells Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The Cougars beat Tombstone 2-0 in the Gold Championship final. Walden Grove beat Rio Rico 2-0 in the Blue Championship match.
The Cougars were led by junior libero Brooklyn Comfort, who was selected to the All-Tournament Team along with Kiersten Schilling of Tombstone, Presley Valdez of Walden Grove, Ariadne Tapia of Rio Rico, Malia Rogers of Willcox, Alyssa Mack of Flowing Wells, Rylee Arrington of Sahuarita, Alma Teilon of Desert View and Paulina Orozco of Douglas.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9Tombstone over Douglas, 2-0Flowing Wells over Desert View, 2-0Sahuaro over Walden Grove, 2-1Willcox over Desert Christian, 2-0Nogales over Rio Rico, 2-1Sahuarita over Pueblo, 2-0Flowing Wells over Desert Christian, 2-0Sahuaro over Rio Rico, 2-1Sahuarita over Tombstone, 2-0Willcox over Desert View, 2-0Nogales over Walden Grove, 2-0Douglas over Pueblo, 2-0Flowing Wells over Willcox, 2-1Sahuaro over Nogales, 2-0Tombstone over Pueblo, 2-0Desert View over Desert Christian, 2-0Walden Grove over Rio Rico, 2-0Douglas over Sahuarita, 2-0
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10Tombstone over Nogales, 2-0Rio Rico over Desert Christian, 2-0Willcox over Sahuarita, 2-1Desert View over Pueblo, 2-0Sahuaro over Willcox, 2-0Tombstone over Flowing Wells, 2-1Walden Grove over Desert View, 2-0Willcox over Nogales, 2-0Desert View over Desert Christian, 2-0Douglas over Pueblo, 2-0Sahuarita over Flowing Wells, 2-1Sahuarita over Willcox, 2-0Walden Grove over Rio Rico, 2-0Sahuaro over Tombstone, 2-0
Named one of “Arizona’s Heart & Sol” by KOLD and Casino del Sol, Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and a 2019 AZ Education News recognition. He was a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling and his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is a Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. He earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater and he was recognized by the Sunnyside School District and by Tucson City Councilman Richard Fimbres. Contact Andy Morales at email@example.com
La Cima wins Flowing Wells Middle School Wrestling Championship
La Cima of the Amphitheater School District took home the first-place trophy Saturday at the Flowing Wells Middle School Wrestling Championship that featured schools from Southern Arizona.La Cima had five individual champions and six others who placed in the top four scoring positions.Second-place Flowing Wells featured two individual champions and five others who placed in the top four.Sahuarita (one individual champion and four others who placed) and Gallego (five individual champions) finished tied for third.T...
La Cima of the Amphitheater School District took home the first-place trophy Saturday at the Flowing Wells Middle School Wrestling Championship that featured schools from Southern Arizona.
La Cima had five individual champions and six others who placed in the top four scoring positions.
Second-place Flowing Wells featured two individual champions and five others who placed in the top four.
Sahuarita (one individual champion and four others who placed) and Gallego (five individual champions) finished tied for third.
Corrow (18-0, 8th grade) over Hamm (8-7, 7th) (Fall 2:04)’
Thrush (4-0, 7th) over Madrid (12-3) (Fall 1:25)
Frost (15-0) over Hoerschler (19-5, 6th) (Fall 1:52)
Zaragoza (19-0, 8th) over Herd (8-1, 7th) (Fall 1:41)
Piña (3-0, 7th) over Barreda (9-2, 6th) (Fall 1:46)
Molina (18-1, 7th) over Wilson (8-2, 7th) (Dec 7-1)
Rivera (4-0, 8th) over Datilo (26-5, 8th) (Dec 6-3)
Giovani’s big brothers Jaime Jr. and Cristian, multiple state champions at Sunnyside, were in attendance. Jaime, who won three state titles with the Blue Devils, is in town briefly visiting from United States Military Academy West Point. Cristian, a Class of 2024 standout, has won consecutive state titles.
Guevara (17-3, 8th) over Cruz (13-6, 8th) (Fall 3:53)
Diaz (21-0, 8th) over Galliano Parker (11-2, 8th) (Dec 13-8)
Landavaso (4-0, 7th) over Gradillas (21-2, 8th) (MD 9-1)
Montes (4-0, 8th) over Abalos (28-8, 8th) (Fall 4:47)
Cruz (10-0, 8th) over Jenkins (11-1, 7th) (MD 14-4)
Allen (21-1, 8th) over Burgos (25-1, 8th) (Dec 8-1)
Guerrero (21-0, 8th) over Lares (15-3, 6th) (Fall 4:38)
Gallardo (29-0, 8th) over Jimenez (19-3, 8th) (Fall 3:35)
Azzam (13-3, 8th) over Shumway (10-1, 7th) (Dec 17-12)
Navine Mallon leads Flowing Wells to convincing win over Lee Williams in 4A first round game
Flowing Wells senior Navine Mallon can play either at wing or power forward, defend any position with her agility and rebound well against post players because of her physicality.She can do it all, including outscore the opposition in a game.That happened Wednesday night in the sixth-seeded Lady Caballeros’ 59-26 victory over No. 11 Kingman Lee Williams in a 4A state first round game at Flowing Wells’ East Gym.Mallon finished with 29 points that included two 3-pointers, a couple of putbacks a...
Flowing Wells senior Navine Mallon can play either at wing or power forward, defend any position with her agility and rebound well against post players because of her physicality.
She can do it all, including outscore the opposition in a game.
That happened Wednesday night in the sixth-seeded Lady Caballeros’ 59-26 victory over No. 11 Kingman Lee Williams in a 4A state first round game at Flowing Wells’ East Gym.
Mallon finished with 29 points that included two 3-pointers, a couple of putbacks and many attacks to the basket, helping Flowing Wells improve to 20-8.
“I knew we had to be confident and just play because this is (potentially) our last home game,” said Mallon, who was chosen by 4A Kino coaches as the region’s co-Player of the Year with Salpointe’s Taliyah Henderson.
“I thought my team played really well together. We shared the ball. I feel like I did what I could and scored.”
.@LadyCabsBBall senior wing Navine Mallon had more points (29) than Kingman Lee Williams in the 59-26 win in the first round of the 4A state tournament. She is a very versatile inside-outside threat who has committed to Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. pic.twitter.com/Bx5vn5vDxe
— Javier Morales (@JavierJMorales) February 16, 2023
Mallon can take with her to Westmont College at Santa Barbara, Calif., the memories of reaching the 5A state championship game the last two seasons and now another run into a state tournament.
Flowing Wells, classified to the 4A by the AIA before the school year, will play at No. 3 Glendale Deer Valley (16-7) in the quarterfinals on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
If the Lady Caballeros win that game and No. 7 Poston Butte upsets No. 2 Flagstaff, they can play at Flowing Wells one more time in the semifinals Feb. 28.
“She’s just a do-it-all kid, man,” Flowing Wells coach Michael Perkins said of Mallon, who now has 1,243 points and more than 900 rebounds in her career. “You can put her outside and set screens for her and shoot the 3.
“You can pound the ball inside and post her up. She just does all the hustle plays, grabbing offensive boards and putting it back. She’s just so smart; she’s in the right place at the right time. Man, easy to coach when you’ve got a kid like that.”
Even easier when talented kids complement her so well.
.@LadyCabsBBall coach Michael Perkins has now taken his program past the first round of the last 3 state tournaments, finishing runner-up at 5A last two years and now into the 4A quarterfinals after tonight’s 59-26 win over Kingman Lee Williams. pic.twitter.com/X1MWDFjwgV
— Javier Morales (@JavierJMorales) February 16, 2023
Senior post player Sydney Capen, who earlier this week committed to Wilmington (Ohio) College, had five blocked shots by halftime. She altered many other shots inside throughout the game, a significant factor for Lee Williams (24-6) shooting only 10 of 42 (23.4 percent) from the field.
Ayanna De Jesus, a power forward who added to Flowing Wells’ dominating presence inside, contributed nine points.
Flowing Wells set the tone for the entire game when it took a 20-4 lead late in the first quarter. Mallon had nine points and Lee Williams was 1 of 10 from the field with six turnovers at that point.
Sophomore Nevaeh Urenda, thrust into the starting point guard role this season, spearheaded Flowing Wells’ defense on the perimeter scoring most of her 12 points in transition off steals and turnovers.
Lee Williams finished with 28 turnovers, also more than its point total. That’s well over its average of 17.2 entering the game.
Urenda played considerably last year as a backup for Leamsi Acuña and she is using the time last year going all the way to the 5A state championship game to her advantage.
— Javier Morales (@JavierJMorales) February 16, 2023
“I think it will help with my mentality,” Urenda said of her playoff experience. “If we’re ahead in the game, keeping the lead up. If we’re losing, kind of keeping the energy to kind of come back.
“Playoffs are a whole different game than seasons are. That knowledge from last year will help me a lot this year.”
Flowing Wells has the motivation to get over the hump after losing to Goodyear Millennium in the state championship games the last two seasons.
No Millennium ahead of Perkins’ team this time, but the Lady Caballeros have plenty of challenges ahead, including on the road Tuesday against Deer Valley (which went 10-0 in its region).
“I firmly believe in experience (in the state tournament),” said Perkins, who coached Flowing Wells to the 2007-08 state title. “Kids with experience know how to play. It usually gets you a deep run into the playoffs.
“Love the fact the kids have been there, they’ve felt the emotions, they felt the travel, the packed gyms, the different ball, all that kind of stuff. They are embracing it right now.”
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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District.
TUSD TOURNEY: Rincon/University over Flowing Wells 1-0; AIA rankings to be released on Tuesday
TUSD BOYS SOCCER INVITATIONALTUESDAY, JANUARY 3Rincon/UHS 3, Sahuaro 1Tanque Verde 2, Palo Verde 2TV: Christopher Jimenez, Eric Iverson.Flowing Wells 7, Cholla 0FW: Luis Reyes (2), Samuel Padilla (2), Noe Lubashu (2), Ramon Felix.Catalina 2, Sahuarita 1CAT: Cihan Yildiz, Alexis Laurent. GK: Jawed Tutakhel (6).WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4Sahuarita 1, Sahuaro 1Flowing Wells 4, Palo Verde 0Samuel Padilla (2), Luis Reyes, Noe Lubashu.Tanque Verde 1, Cholla 0TV: Kason Whit...
TUSD BOYS SOCCER INVITATIONAL
TUESDAY, JANUARY 3Rincon/UHS 3, Sahuaro 1
Tanque Verde 2, Palo Verde 2TV: Christopher Jimenez, Eric Iverson.
Flowing Wells 7, Cholla 0FW: Luis Reyes (2), Samuel Padilla (2), Noe Lubashu (2), Ramon Felix.
Catalina 2, Sahuarita 1CAT: Cihan Yildiz, Alexis Laurent. GK: Jawed Tutakhel (6).
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4Sahuarita 1, Sahuaro 1
Flowing Wells 4, Palo Verde 0Samuel Padilla (2), Luis Reyes, Noe Lubashu.
Tanque Verde 1, Cholla 0TV: Kason White.
Rincon/UHS 4, Catalina 0CAT: GK: Jawed Tutakhel (2)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 5Cholla 2, Palo Verde 2Rincon/UHS 2, Sahuarita 2
Flowing Wells 2, Tanque Verde 1FW: Samuel Padilla, Noe Lubashu.TV: Seaton Epstein.
Catalina 2, Sahuaro 0CAT: Alexis Laurent (2). GK Manuel Parra (4).
SATURDAY, JANUARY 6Cholla 7, Sahuaro 6Sahuarita over Palo Verde, 1-1 (4-2)
THIRD PLACECatalina 2, Tanque Verde 0CAT: Leonardo Sam Choc, Samuel Ndahiriwe.
CHAMPIONSHIPRincon/UHS1, Flowing Wells 0RUHS: Nahom Debero. GK: Greg Remy (10)
— AZPreps365 (@AZPreps365) January 8, 2023
Named one of “Arizona’s Heart & Sol” by KOLD and Casino del Sol, Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and a 2019 AZ Education News recognition. He was a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling and his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is a Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. He earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater and he was recognized by City Councilman Richard Fimbres. Contact Andy Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org
Former Caballero Ashley Monceaux-Valenzuela returns to Coach Flowing Wells Softball
They say you can never go home again but former Caballero Ashley Monceaux-Valenzuela just might prove that theory wrong after she was selected to replace Abe Grijalva in the dugout on Tuesday night.Monceaux helped lead Flowing Wells to three state championships (1999, 2000, 2002) and it’s important to point out she is considered one of the best ever to come out of Tucson considering her own high school teammates included big names such as Candace Abrams (Arizona), Rebeka...
They say you can never go home again but former Caballero Ashley Monceaux-Valenzuela just might prove that theory wrong after she was selected to replace Abe Grijalva in the dugout on Tuesday night.
Monceaux helped lead Flowing Wells to three state championships (1999, 2000, 2002) and it’s important to point out she is considered one of the best ever to come out of Tucson considering her own high school teammates included big names such as Candace Abrams (Arizona), Rebekah Quiroz (Pima/Arizona), Desiree Williams (Texas) and Cyndi Duran (Kansas/Pima/Arizona).
Monceaux had, and still has, a towering presence at 6-foot-2 from the circle and her bat was equally impressive. Monceaux also lettered in volleyball and basketball at Flowing Wells, earning All-State recognition with whatever ball she was playing with. She played for former Arizona standout Stacy Iveson at Pima, helping lead the Aztecs to a national title in 2004, while earning National Player of the Year honors.
On this day in 2007, @BaylorSoftball's Ashley Monceaux became the only player in Super Regionals history to tie the NCAA Tournament single-game record of scoring runs in a 9-0 win against Michigan (5 inn.).#NCAASoftball pic.twitter.com/odbzJbjKNM
— NCAA Softball (@NCAAsoftball) May 25, 2020
Monceaux transferred to Baylor to complete her studies where she helped her team win a Big 12 title and an NCAA appearance while earning three All-American nods. A dominating pitcher, Monceaux also led the Aztecs and the Bears in almost every offensive category including batting average, hits, RBI and home runs.
Monceaux was drafted into the pro leagues and was a member of the Team USA Olympic tryout program in 2007 before serving as a coordinator for the Mustangs Softball Association in Kansas. She followed that up with an assistant coaching stint with Evansville. Monceaux returned to Pima as an assistant coach before replacing former Arizona standout Jill Malina at Mountain View from 2014 to 2016.
Grijalva came to Flowing Wells from Douglas in 2014 and his well-deserved retirement opened the door for Monceaux to return to her roots.
Q & A WITH MONCEAUX-VALENZUELA
What is it like to be able to “go home” to Flowing Wells?
It’s extremely exciting and I feel blessed! It is absolutely wonderful to be given this opportunity to come back to where my journey started and give back.
How have you and your family been doing through this pandemic?
The pandemic has been a learning curve for my family. We are taking it very seriously as we have what is considered “high risk” family members. But we are hopeful and have really enjoyed the extra time together that being quarantined has brought.
Do you still play or give lessons?
I am not competitively playing anymore. Some slow pitch here and there is about as much playing time as I see. And, yes, I love working with athletics on an individual or group basis, so lessons is something I am actively involved in.
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019 and he is a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. Contact Andy Morales at email@example.com
Arizona men’s basketball coach Sean Miller issued a statement today expressing that he welcomes the Pac-12’s decision to postpone all sports until at least January because of safety concerns involving the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The announcement made yesterday regarding the delay to the start of our season did not come as a surprise to our Pac-12 coaching group,” Miller said in the statement. “Since the early part of April, we have been communicating regularly on several topics, including the 2020-21 season.
“The new start date gives our conference the best opportunity to have a successful season in the safest environment possible for everyone involved, especially the student-athletes.”
He added that his program appreciates the “leadership of President (Robert C.) Robbins has provided our campus during these uncertain times.”
Robbins, a renowned heart surgeon who became Arizona’s 22nd president on June 1, 2017, said yesterday during the “Eye on the Ball” radio show of the Pac-12’s decision: “When you look at the whole picture, it’s just better to be on that side of caution, putting safety first.”
Miller added that he is eager to welcome Arizona’s players safely back on campus. Not all of his incoming recruits, including seven foreign players have arrived in Tucson as of now.
“Our staff is looking forward to utilizing the coming months to develop our team and build for the beginning of an exciting New Year,” Miller said.
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