Girls Junior Varsity Badminton, Girls Varsity Badminton · DE Badminton wrap-up


The Lady Scorpions finished the year on a high note improving 12 AIA rankings spots to finish #24 in State in Division II, their highest ranking ever in their 3rd year of the program. In addition, with 6 of 9 members nominated for the Sports360AZ All-Academic honors with a team average of 3.36 unweighted GPA, these ladies are demonstrating what a true Desert Edge Scholar-Athlete is. With 8 of 13 teams that Desert Edge faced this year making the playoffs, including our #1 player facing the AIA State Singles #1-4 finals ranking this season alone, we have truly run the gauntlet of the top teams in state this season. Personal highlights include Melissa Leor (Jr.) and duo tandem YenNhi Nguyen/Veronica Nguyen (So.) setting the all-time Desert Edge wins record in school history in singles and doubles respectively. This season shattered all others as we gear toward next season and working toward the playoffs as part of the five-year plan.