Foothills volleyball standout Jiana Lawson to play for Portland & Empire infielder Celine Pacheco signs with Milwaukee School of Engineering |

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Catalina Foothills volleyball standout Jiana Lawson signs with Portland

Jiana Lawson started playing volleyball in high school and she made the varsity squad as a sophomore and the middle blocker also earned a spot on the Youth Select High Performance team. She made the All-Southern Arizona team as a senior and her recruiting process went quickly starting with a call from Portland only three weeks ago.

Empire standout infielder Celine Pacheco signs with Milwaukee School of Engineering

Celine Pacheco represented Empire as an All-Conference All-Star in her freshman and sophomore seasons and she earned a spot on the All-Southern Arizona team last year.

Officially an MSOE Raider!! I can’t wait for what my future has to offer at Milwaukee School of Engineering. Thank you to everyone who has been by my side since I was a little girl, and thank you @CoachKnoblauch for making me a part of your team. I’m beyond blessed❤️🖤🤍#2024


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