Keyword: Marissa McCann

The 2023 All-West Valley Preps softball team

This is the 10th year West Valley Preps has announced honors for the best soft ball players it covers in the Northwest Valley. The player can be on the team for her secondary position.

Desert Mountain upsets Willow Canyon for 5A softball …

Throughout the 5A softball playoffs, Desert Mountain relied on freshman wunderkind pitcher Lilly Goodwin while struggling to give her run support.

Willow Canyon softball brushes off loss to make …

Since high school softball returned in Arizona in 2021, Willow Canyon has  not faced many difficulties on the field. Thursday night, prep softball fans learned the Wildcats also handle adversity very well.

McCann looks to cap legacy as all-time softball great

Arizona high school softball has a bit less than a week to find a way to the summit of Mount McCann. If 5A opponents cannot find the route — and in three years only one team has come close …

Paradise Honors' Romero ready for more big games

Paradise Honors senior pitcher Samara Romero is not at the head of this Arizona senior class. In Surprise she’s overshadowed by two-time state champion and Missouri-bound Marissa McCann of …

West Valley Preps' Surprise softball preview

The Surprise Independent asked local coaches to take a look at their teams.

Willow Canyon retains players to continue softball …

It is bad enough for the rest of 5A softball — the realization that Marissa McCann still has one more year to pitch in high school before heading to the University of Missouri. McCann just finished a near-flawless junior season, with an 18-0 record, 0.29 ERA and 275 strikeouts and 120 1/3 innings pitched.

Willow Canyon walks past Canyon View in softball …

TEMPE - It is fitting that Willow Canyon won its second straight 5A state softball state title without driving in the runner on third base. Instead, senior Tristen Turlington walked home to capture a state title thanks to the eagle eye of younger sister Rylee. 

Willow Canyon wins first 5A state softball title in …

The big stage was new to both Willow Canyon and Canyon View softball Monday night, but for most of the 5A state final the Wildcats made themselves at home.

Willow Canyon softball books first trip to state final

Add first state title appearance to Willow Canyon softball's season of firsts in 2021 - along with first No. 1 seed and first state semifinal. Sophomore pitcher Marissa McCann finished the 5-2 victory with her 13th strikeout of the night.