Pima coach, Arizona grad Rebekah Quiroz, gets marriage proposal at Hillenbrand – All Sports Tucson

Her dream came true in its truest sense.

Pima coach Rebekah Quiroz, a Flowing Wells graduate who played at Arizona, said yes to a marriage proposal on Sunday at what she considers hallowed grounds — Hillenbrand Stadium.

Jesse Moreno got on one knee and showed the engagement ring after Quiroz posed for a photo near home plate following Pima’s exhibition game with Arizona. He popped the question and Quiroz said yes.

They embraced with her iconic coach Mike Candrea looking on.

“All I could think was, ‘Oh my God, this is a dream come true to be proposed to at my favorite place in the world in front of my family, my team, Coach Candrea, Arizona’s staff and team and in front of the best fans in the world,” Quiroz mentioned.

“Just unreal. That stadium has a special place in my heart and having that happen in front of my softball community was something I will never forget.”

Her legendary dad Armando Quiroz, who was highly successful at Flowing Wells and Pima, gave Moreno his blessing but he was not the only one.

She mentioned Candrea also “gave Jesse his blessing — he’s like a father to me, so it was like a dream.”

Here is a video of the proposal taken by Rebekah’s sister Katy:


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