Honors, Awards and Special Programs
Honors, Awards and Special Programs
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Casteel High - (2019-2020) Congratulations to Dalton Card, the first ever defensive player to be nominated for the Ed Daugherty - Arizona Athletic Excellence Award.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) Chandler Girls Volleyball was named the Bronze Bracket Champions at the Westwood Tournament of Champions.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) Chandler came away with a 56-0 win over Capital Christian on the first game of the 2019 Cali Football Classic played at Moorpark High School. Mikey Keene was 10-10 completing all passes for 261 yards, Jalen Richmond had two touchdowns and Gunner Maldonado had two punt returns for 126 yards. On the ground, Dae Dae Hunter had two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving, and ran for 69 yards. Nick Nesbitt ran for 77 yards and had a touchdown catch, and Rodney Clemente had a 43 yards rushing on five carries. The defense was led by Zion Magalei, Jeremiah Tyler, Anthony Hanger and Bryant Jackson. Strong defensive performances were also turned in by the linebackers Malik Reed, Tate Romney, and Kyler Orr.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) Mattie Shumaker and Isabel Honzay went undefeated in doubles 2 at the 2019 Forner Badminton Tournament and earned 1st place medals.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) The Lady Wolves Cross Country Team ran to a second place finish at the Ojo Rojo Invitational. Ava Potts, Brooke Eversden, Lauren Kazaroff, Daniela Montufar, Lauren Copeland, Alyssa Lewis and Cydney Maxson were the top seven scoring for the varsity team. In the freshman race, Destiny Hernandez ran strong for an 8th place finish.
Perry High - (2019-2020) Congratulations to Tatum Stall who was named the MVP of the Westwood Tournament of Champions Volleyball Tournament this weekend. Perry High won the tournament which featured 36 of the top teams in the state.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) The Lady Wolves stepped up on a humid Saturday morning and defended their title against 32 other teams at the Chandler Invitational. Ava Potts won the sophomore race while posting the 3rd best overall time of the day. Lauren Kazaroff, in her first race as a Wolf, took home the honors, winning the freshman contest. Brooke Eversden placed 2nd in the senior run followed by Daniela Montufar, who was 10th. Sarah Plant kept things close in the junior competition with a ninth place finish.
Hamilton High - (2019-2020) Congratulations to Hamilton Girls Golf on their 4th place finish at the Chappy Wheeler Tournament in Palm Desert, CA on September 6 and 7.
Perry High - (2019-2020) Perry Badminton competed in the 16-team Highland Flying Feathers Tournament over the 3-day Labor Day weekend. Perry Badminton won the tournament for the 4th time in a row, and Nikhita Jayaraj was voted to the All-Tournament Team.
Hamilton High - (2019-2020) Congratulations to Hamilton girls varsity golf won first place at the Nighthawk Tournament on August 23 and 24, defeating Xavier and Cactus Shadows. Maddie Adam shot par for 36 holes!
Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2019-2020) Positive Coaching Alliance is honored to annually award nearly 150 scholarships totaling nearly $150,000 across the US to student-athletes who strive to be a Triple-Impact Competitor, impacting sport on three levels by working to improve themselves, their teammates, and their sport as a whole. These finalists were selected from more than 3,500 applicants who received nearly 7,500 references in support of their application. It was a very competitive group and these finalists rose to the top! Of the 15 Arizona finalists, ACP Erie has 5! Congratulations to: Emma Byrd, Ahlias Jones, Krista Rowan, Owen Sullins, and Tendall Weigand. Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Finalists
Chandler High - (2019-2020) Zach Espalin, Chandler High junior, has been named a USA Wrestling 2019 Freestyle National Championships All-American! Zach is just the 10th multi All-American in Chandler Wrestling history.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) DeCarlos Brooks, 2019 Chandler High graduate, was named AZCentral's Football Player of the Year.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) Braxton Bradbeer, 2019 Chandler High graduate, was named AZCentral's Boys Volleyball Player of the Year.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Cienna Samiley, Chandler High junior, competed at the Junior Olympic Nationals in Indianapolis against the top Level 10 gymnasts in the country and medaled on the Uneven Bars with a score of 9.675. She placed 14th All-Around in the nation. YouTube video: Cienna Samiley - Level 10 - Junior Olympics National Championships - May 2019
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Twenty Chandler High student-athletes participated in Chandler High's Spring NCAA College Signing Recognition Day and committed to play at the next level. That makes 41 signees this year.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Nate Rohlicek and Brendy Bryan signed letters of intent to play baseball at Cochise College and Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Alexys Matcuk signed a letter of intent to swim at Southwest University (Texas).
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Gracie Bonenberger signed a letter of intent to compete in Field and Track at Hastings College.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Tanaeya Johnson signed a letter of intent to compete in Track and Field at Mesa Community College.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Da'Jon Walker, Andrew Kirk, Demetrius Warren, Tim Boyd, Javan Ah Quin Jr., Kaipo Magsayo, Jacob Zevallos, and Jon Williams signed letters of intent to play football at the collegiate level.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Emily Kendall signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Pacific University Oregon.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Solomon Liddell and Alan Valadez signed letters of intent to play soccer at Mesa Community College.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Tatum Slate and Kayla Myers signed letters of intent to play softball at Ave Maria and Park Universities.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Sydney Wiedeman signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Adams State University.
Hamilton High - (2018-2019) In an overnight game on May 15, Hamilton High, under the direction of Coach Mike Woods, won the 6A State Baseball Championship against Corona Del Sol 8-1 at Tempe Diablo Stadium. The first pitch was not thrown until 10:39 p.m. by freshman pitcher Logan Saloman. The last was thrown at 12:30 a.m. It was the third state title in four years and the seventh overall for the Huskies.
Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Kaitlyn Starks is the first female Arizona College Preparatory athlete to commit to playing at the collegiate level in soccer. Kaitlyn excels in everything she does. She is the current Student Government President and also a member of National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and She's the First. Kaitlyn was awarded Outstanding Student of the Year 2018-19 for her commitment to ACP and her classmates. She will graduate this year as a Distinguished Scholar and has earned an Academic Letter all four years for a GPA far above a 4.0. Kaitlyn is the Varsity Soccer Captain and has also earned an Athletic Letter all four years. She plans to attend St. Joseph's College Brooklyn in the fall to further both her soccer and academic careers. ACP Erie Seniors Highlights
Basha High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Camden Mateen, the Division I State Champion in Mens Varsity Long Jump.
Basha High - (2018-2019) Basha High boys and girls tennis teams took home four first place finishes and two second place finishes at the 2019 Chandler Prep Kiwanis Invitational! For context, 16 teams from across Arizona competed in five competition divisions: three singles and two doubles, in boys and girls tennis. They medaled in six of those ten divisions, and the girls medaled in four of the five divisions.
Casteel High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to our Individual and Relay Track and Field Division I State Champions for 2019:
- Mens 4 X 100 Relay: Brandon Thomas, Matthew Abrahmson, Isaiah Newcombe and Collin Gapen
- Womens Pole Vault: Taylor Starkey
- Womens Javelin Throw: Tyla Biggs
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to our Individual and Relay Track and Field Division I State Champions for 2019:
- Mens 100 Meters: Quaron Adams
- Mens 4 X 100 Relay: Eli Sanders, Tyson Tippett, Kiondre Taylor and Quaron Adams
- Mens 4 X 400 Relay: Terry Byrd, Kamijah Carter, Trent Gaiser and Latrell Tellis
- Mens Varsity Shot Put: Andrew Menlove
- Womens 100 Meters: Trinity Henderson
- Womens 200 Meters: Trinity Henderson
- Womens 400 Meters: Kelise Davis
- Womens 800 Meters: Morgan Foster
- Womens 1600 Meters: Morgan Foster
- Womens 4X400 Relay: Kelise Davis, Jocelyn Johnson, Morgan Foster and Trinity Henderson
- Womens 4X800 Relay: Ava Potts, Sarah Plant, Mihajla Milovanovic and Morgan Foster
- Womens Shot Put: Ciera Jackson
- Womens Javelin Throw: Makayla Hunter
Chandler High - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Mikaila Williams is a multi-sport athlete, playing both beach and indoor volleyball. As a Distinguished Scholar and member of National Honor Society, she has maintained a 4.44 GPA throughout her high school career. Mikaila received a scholarship to continue her volleyball career at South Mountain Community College. Chandler High Seniors Highlights
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Chandler High boys volleyball and Coach Bobby Robson won the state championship in a five-set thriller over Mountain View on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The victory is Chandler Volleyball's first state title in school history.
Hamilton High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Malik Whitaker, the Division I State Champion in Mens Varsity High Jump.
Casteel High - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Eli Ludwig is a respectful student who leads by example. The way he goes about his business, day in and day out, exemplifies not only the three Cs (Courage, Character, and Commitment) but also what being a baseball player and a short stop is all about. As a three year varsity starter, Eli has proven to be reliable on and off the field. He has been an anchor in the lineup throughout three region championship seasons and earned a spot on the All-State 2nd team during his senior season. Eli maintains a strong 3.8 GPA, all while taking AP classes and being a member of Casteel's Baseball team. He will attend NAU to study Criminal Justice. Casteel High Seniors Highlights
Casteel High - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Maddie Zook shows leadership both in the classroom and on the soccer field. Maddie is kind to all and has worked hard to graduate with honors. She spends countless hours on the soccer field and has been recognized as a scholar athlete. Maddie has a 4.0 GPA and will attend U of A on the Wildcat Excellence Scholarship to study Business. Casteel High Seniors Highlights
Hamilton High - (2018-2019) Please congratulate our state champion Boys Double team of Neil Bhardwaja and Rahul Bhat! This is the 2nd year in a row that our Boys Tennis Double team has claimed the state championship. We are so proud of these seniors and Coach Gonzalez for all of their hard work.
Hamilton High - (2018-2019) Our 2019 girl's tennis season came to an end, but not before making an improbable run into the state championship match where Hamilton finished as the state runner up behind Xavier.
Hamilton High - (2018-2019) After four and a half hours of battling with Brophy, the boys tennis team ended with a score of 3-5, state runner-up champions! The boys had an incredible regular season at 13-1 and finishing 2nd in state! We are very proud of these tough young men!
Chandler High - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Cole Neff played on the Chandler High state champion football team for three years. His senior year, he chose to join the EVIT (East Valley Institute of Technology) program to study firefighting. On May 4, 2019 Cole graduated from the East Valley Regional Cadet Academy as a Fire and Rescue Cadet. He will attend EVIT next year to continue his firefighting career goal and then plans to join the service for firefighting. Chandler High Seniors Highlights
Chandler Online Academy - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Kenadie Cooper has attended all four years of high school at Chandler Online Academy. She is an outstanding young lady who excels in both ice hockey and her academics. Going to online school allowed for her to capitalize on the opportunity to attend the North American Hockey Academy in Vermont during each year, while completing her Honors and AP high school courses with outstanding success. In the fall, she will attend St. Anselm College in New Hampshire, as an NCAA Division I ice hockey player. It has been a privilege to watch Kenadie flourish, competing in a sport she has such a passion for. Her ability to focus, train, learn, live away from home and still keep everything organized will be a tremendous asset to her in this next part of her journey. We know she will find even further success as a St. Anselm Hawk! Chandler Online Academy Seniors Highlights
Hamilton High - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Madeline York has enjoyed her four years pole vaulting for the Hamilton Varsity Track and Field team. At the Arizona State Division I Championships, she pole vaulted to a 4th place finish her freshman year and 3rd place finish her junior year. It is with a strong sense of pride and honor that Madeline has accepted an appointment to the US Military Academy West Point. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to the Chandler High Girls and Boys Track Teams, 2019 Division I State Track and Field Champions! This is the fourth championship in a row and 13th out of the last 14 years for the girls. The boys are eight-time state champions, and have won State three out of the last four years. Kudos to all of the athletes who won their races and events, including QuaRon Adams for running the 9th fastest U.S. all-time 100 meters for a freshman at 10.49 seconds. His time is a top-five all-time in Arizona as well.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Chandler Boys Volleyball, the 2019 Premier Region Champions.
Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Ashley Gaskin was awarded the Silver Level Graduating Seniors Award on behalf of the Program Development Committee of U.S. Figure Skating. The U.S. Figure Skating Graduating Seniors Award recognizes the commitment and dedication of student athletes who have participated in figure skating throughout high school along with high academic achievement. Ashley will attend Arizona State University, Barrett in the fall. ACP Erie Seniors Highlights
Hamilton High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Hamilton student Daniel Obarski who was selected as the Boys' Arizona State Winner in the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) Student Athlete Scholarship Competition. He received a plaque and a $500 check. Additionally, his application will go onto compete in the next round for a chance at that national award.
Hamilton High - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Jennifer Curry made us Husky Proud by becoming a state champion in wrestling during the first year it was an AIA sanctioned sport for girls in Arizona! She maintains a rigorous academic schedule while blazing a path in her sport. She brings humor and comrade to all of her classes and demonstrates a fierce competitive spirit which she will take with her as college athlete. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
Chandler High - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Timothy Boyd is an incredible multiple-sport athlete. As a field goal kicker for Chandler High football he stood out as the player to kick the ball down the middle of the goal post. On the volleyball court, he was often at center stage volleying the ball with tremendous force. Whether field or court, Timothy spent hours at each sport. As a student athlete, he never took the easy road, pushing himself mentally and taking nothing less than 3 honors or AP classes each year. Timothy is a force of a young man. Chandler High Seniors Highlights
Chandler High - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Braxton Bradbeer is an outstanding scholar and athlete. He has been on the High Performance club volleyball team in Arizona for several years. On the Chandler High volleyball court Braxton was a true team player. He has been recognized for being a grounding force that allowed the team to shine. His integrity and courage to push the team's pace earned him the volleyball Wolf Award. Chandler High Seniors Highlights