GOOD NEWS: Names in the News


ALPINE Tristen Licon of men’s basketball was named to the second team of the All-South Region Team in an announcement by on April 21.

This is his second time being honored on the list after being named to the second team in 2020.

Licon led the Lobos with 20.4 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. His 49.2 percent shooting percentage, 39.5 percent from three-point range, and 45 steals were also tops on the team.

The El Paso native finished his senior season as the #2 all-time scorer in program history with 1,579 points. He passed former teammate Caleb Thomasson with a 20-point showing on January 16 in a 73-57 home win over McMurry.

Licon is a two-time American Southwest Conference all-conference selection, four-time west all-division, and was last year’s ASC West Division Player of the Year.

This past season he was named ASC Defensive Player of the Year and was also selected to the All-Conference Team, West All-Division First Team, and All-Defensive Team.

Players chosen to the All-Region team are eligible for All-American selection.

This is the 20th year has named an All-Region team and this year’s All-American team will be the 24th annual All-American selections. The All-American teams, along with those of the respective coaches’ associations, are the only ones recognized in the NCAA record book.

Players whose teams played five or more games (not exhibitions) were eligible for consideration.

ALPINE Annika Canaba was named West Division Most Valuable Player, All-Conference Team, All-West Division First Team.

Canaba recorded 3.23 kills, 3.58 assists and 2.50 digs per set while hitting .304 with 25 aces and 18 blocks. She also led the nation with five triple-doubles.

She led the team kills (193), was second in assists (215) and service aces (25), and third in digs (149) and blocks (18).

This is Canaba’s second time on the All-Conference Team after being named to it in 2019. She is now a three-time All-West Division after being named to the first time in 2019 and second team in 2018. Canaba was also named ASC West Freshman of the Year in 2018.

Canaba was a two-time ASC West Offensive Player of the Week this season. Her first came on March 10 after a sweep of Howard Payne on March 2. She started the week with a game-high 11 kills, tied for a game-best 16 assists, six digs, and a game-high four service aces in a 3-0 win in match one. Canaba finished the day with a match-high 15 kills, 19 assists, and 10 digs in a 3-1 win in match two.

Her second time was Co-West Player of the Week honors on April 7. She started the week against Hardin-Simmons with 17 kills, 15 assists, and 10 digs in a 3-1 match one win over the Cowgirls on March 30. She was two digs shy of back-to-back triple-doubles with 13 kills, 16 assists, and eight digs in a 3-1 match two loss to HSU. Canaba and the Lobos were back in action against the Cowgirls on April 6. The middle blocker ended with six kills, 10 assists, and eight digs in a 3-0 loss to the Cowgirls. She then finished the week with her fifth triple-double of the season after totaling 16 kills, 14 assists, and 15 digs in a close 3-2 loss to HSU.

Loren Garcia and Isabella Ruiz were named Honorable Mention.

Garcia was second on the team with 107 kills in her freshman season. The outside hitter averaged 1.95 kills per set with seven assists, 15 service aces, 83 digs, and four blocks. Her season-high in kills was 14 on March 27 against McMurry. She totaled a season-best 15 digs in the final match of the season against Hardin-Simmons on April 6.

Ruiz was tied for third on the team with 98 kills in her senior campaign. She averaged 1.63 kills per set as an outside hitter with 31 digs, and seven blocks. Her final match of the season saw a season-high 11 kills against Hardin-Simmons.

ASC Hitter of the week

ALPINE Junior infielder Jared Lorenz earned American Southwest Conference Hitter of the Week after helping the Lobos to a sweep of McMurry University this past week.

He started the week with a 4-for-5 night in a 10-7 win over the War Hawks in Friday’s series opener. Lorenz had five runs batted in, three runs scored, a home run, and two doubles.

He then went 2-for-4 with four RBI, three runs scored, a home run, and a walk in a 20-5 win on Saturday.

Lorenz concluded the doubleheader with a 1-for-5 showing with a double and a run scored in a 15-12 win for the series sweep of McMurry.

For the series, Lorenz batted .500 (7-for-14) with two home runs, three doubles, nine runs batted in, seven runs scored, and 16 total bases.

The Lobos conclude their regular season this weekend with a three-game home series agains