Year in Sports: Several teams have successful seasons

Photos by the Roundup Staff | Brophy Sports completed many successful athletic seasons highlighted by state championships and all-state athletes while sending many athletes to play collegiate sports.

By Alex Kirshner ’18
THE ROUNDUP

Football

The football team started out with a 7-0 record, including a win in the Sollenberger Classic against Pinnacle High School in Flagstaff to open up the season.

The team then lost their final three regular season games before defeating Pinnacle again in the first round of the state playoffs.

They then lost to Red Mountain High School in the state quarterfinals 34-33, and finished with an 8-4 overall record.

The team was led by running back Noah Pittenger ’17, who finished the season with 1,550 rushing yards.

 

Cross Country

The cross country team won state runner up for the second year in a row.

The team was led by seniors Jered Davidson ’17 and Luke Mason ’17, as well as juniors Drew Burns ’18 and Grant Smith ’18.

While the team did not win state, they did set a school record for lowest points scored during the state finals.

 

Golf

The golf team finished as state runner up led by sophomore Tony Hendricks ’19 and senior Jack Guertz ’17.

 

Swim

Swim went undefeated for the 29th consecutive season, and capped off their season with their 29th straight state title.

Senior Jack Blake ’17, who committed to the University of Alabama for swim, led the team.

 

Basketball

Brophy finished with a 19-8 record overall and headed into the playoffs as the No. 6 seed.

The team defeated Hamilton in the first round of the playoffs, but then lost to Desert Ridge in the state quarterfinals.

 

Soccer

The soccer team finished with a 17-5 overall record and went into the state tournament as the No. 1 seed.

They lost in the state semifinals to Tolleson in penalty kicks.

The team was led by junior striker Carter Clemmensen ’18 with 36 goals scored.

 

Wrestling

 

The wrestling team had two of its members, Luke Jacobs ’18 and Jacob Robles ’19 qualify for the Junior National Tournament in July.

 

Hockey

The hockey team finished 4-12-2 in the regular season, and lost to Notre Dame High School 3-0 in the first round of the state playoffs.

Trevor Beneduce ’17 led the team with 15 points and 11 goals scored.

 

Crew

The crew team’s varsity quad, consisting of Ryan Teetsel ’17, Kade Hawkins ’17, Jon Carr ’17 and Kyle Harrison ’18, recently took gold in the Long Beach Invitational tournament, according to the school Facebook page.

 

Baseball

Brophy Baseball is currently 8-15, as of April 17.

The team has been led by senior pitchers Frankie Allman ’17 and Jake Vice ’17.

This is head coach Mr. Tom Succow’s final season with the team, and he has been coaching at the school for 40 years.

 

Lacrosse

The Lacrosse team is 10-2 as of April 17, and is ranked No. 1 in the state.

Alex Lesher ’17 leads the team with 36 goals scored and 48 total points.

 

Tennis

The tennis team finished the regular season 13-1 and is the No. 1 seed heading into the state playoffs.

The team has a new head coach, Mr. Eric Chalmers ’10, who played for Brophy and Seattle University.

The team has been led by Jack Vanderway ’17 and Trey Brown ’17.

 

Volleyball

The volleyball team is currently 35-5-1 and ranked No. 1 in the state as of April 21.

Head coach Mr. Toni Oldani recently won his 500th career match against Boulder Creek.

The team has been led by Keith Gross ’17 and Nate Thompson ’18.

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