Cruces Fastpitch is State Champ

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Congrats to the Las Cruces High School Fastpitch Softball team for winning the 2013 State Championship, closing out an exceptional year for LCHS athletics and making a statement to all the doubters throughout the state.

The four seniors, Alyssa “Mo” Montoya, Audrey Velasquez, Brianna Minjarez and Alexis Dotson chose to skip their high school commencement ceremony to take care of business in the title game.

Although I didn’t get to do the team pictures, I was lucky enough to be asked to shoot the seniors before the playoffs began. I’ve gotten to know the girls after shooting them over the past four years in volleyball, and these are some of my all-time favorite student athletes (Audrey has even created a special dance for me–how cool is that?)

The seniors are four of six players that began playing on a club team when they were 10 years old. The coach and glue of the team over the years was Mo’s dad, Mike Montoya, pictured with the girls below.

Way to go, guys!

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