Tucson’s Marina Chacon plays softball for Colorado Mesa

Marina Chacon (Photo by Desert Thunder)

Tucson High Infielder Marina Chacon announced her signing to play for Colorado Mesa. The Mavericks play in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) as a NCAA Division II program.

Chacon will join former Sahuaro stars Ashley Bradford and Lauren Wedman in Grand Junction. Also a former badger Iliana Mendoza is on the Maverick roster after moving from eastern New Mexico. Chacon plays club ball with Desert Thunder.

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