Sports360AZ All-Academic Boys Soccer Team (2A-4A)

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For nine years, Sports360AZ has been committed to acknowledging the best and brightest student athletes in Arizona. We are excited once again to introduce the Sports360AZ All-Academic Winter Sport Teams brought to you by IBEW Local 640, Desert Financial Credit UnionVenezia’s PizzeriaHarrah’s Ak-Chin Casino and Valle Luna Mexican restaurants to recognize excellence of student athletes not only in competition but in the classroom as well. 

We were overwhelmed by the response from players, coaches, athletic directors and parents and their nominations. This is the largest Sports360AZ All-Academic Winter Team in this recognition’s history with every sport setting a record number of nominations.

A few notes on how the team was compiled: 

Sports360AZ reached out to every athletic director in the state, as well as every varsity head coach for the respective sports requesting nominations based on performance in the classroom. We also opened up nominations to parents and players as well. This is the only way to be named to the all-academic team. Thank you to the high school community for recognizing these student-athletes!

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Thank you so much for your nominations, and be sure to use #Sports360AZScholars when sharing these teams on social media.

First Team

Josh HackettTempe Prep5.0 weighted GPA
Meaghan D’ArcyAnthem Preparatory4.87 weighted GPA
Spencer BodowTempe Pep4.85 weighted GPA
Elias RickenTempe Prep4.84 weighted GPA
Kyle DuffekChandler Preparatory4.83 weighted GPA
Liam VerstraetBASIS Phoenix4.79 weighted GPA
Jake BrunsChandler Preparatory4.78 weighted GPA
Evan HackettTempe Prep4.77 weighted GPA
Reese VilaboyChandler Preparatory4.71 weighted GPA
Esteban AzagraBASIS Phoenix4.71 weighted GPA
Andrei SheydayiChandler Preparatory4.70 weighted GPA
Kieran VeloriaBASIS Phoenix4.67 weighted GPA
Ben RicheyChandler Preparatory4.66 weighted GPA
Nicholas MitichMesquite4.64 weighted GPA
Charlie ZehtabEstrella Foothills4.64 weighted GPA
Ruben PerezYuma Catholic4.62 weighted GPA
Quan VuEastmark4.61 weighted GPA
Yacine ElsolamyGilbert Classical4.6 weighted GPA
Piers WilliamGilbert Classical4.6 weighted GPA
Ownen ReichGilbert Classical4.6 weighted GPA
Oliver HaslamGilbert Classical4.6 weighted GPA
Jacob HaneyGilbert Classical4.6 weighted GPA
Henry HaslamGilbert Classical4.6 weighted GPA
Grayson FlowersYuma Catholic4.55 weighted GPA
Damian SoriaYuma Catholic4.55 weighted GPA
Max GallardoYuma Catholic4.54 weighted GPA
Cole PetersenEstrella Foothills4.53 weighted GPA
Richie JohnstonNorth Phoenix Prep4.51 weighted GPA
Parker StoftChandler Preparatory4.50 weighted GPA
Oliver SheridanCoolidge4.5 weighted GPA
Kalel MendozaGilbert Classical4.5 weighted GPA
Connor WheelerGilbert Classical4.5 weighted GPA
Ali ElsolamyGilbert Classical4.5 weighted GPA
Lucas PhillipsGilbert Classical4.4weighted GPA
Kenneth RussellTempe Prep4.49 weighted GPA
Grant GibsonNorthwest Christian4.46 weighted GPA
Tyler KelseyChandler Preparatory4.44 weighted GPA
Takeo ImaiYuma Catholic4.44 weighted GPA
Allen AlvarezYuma Catholic4.44 weighted GPA
Efrain CanizalesChandler Preparatory4.42 weighted GPA
Caiyu KeoviengxayTempe Prep4.41 weighted GPA
Hunter DaneshkhahGilbert Classical4.4 weighted GPA
Ethan JohnsonGilbert Classical4.4 weighted GPA
Sylas MadisonGilbert Christian4.38 weighted GPA
Grant PeakeChandler Preparatory4.38 weighted GPA
Danny TsarkTempe Prep4.37 weighted GPA
Tanner TrejoALA Queen Creek4.36 weighted GPA
Benjamin JohnsonGilbert Christian4.36 weighted GPA
Nick WoodroffeTempe Prep4.35 weighted GPA
Caden MedinaNorthwest Christian4.31 weighted GPA
Keegan HeivilinGilbert Christian4.30 weighted GPA
Krystian GaryGilbert Classical4.3 weighted GPA
Jay KimerlingNotre Dame4.3 weighted GPA
Dhurv RattanArete Prep4.3 weighted GPA
David CodyGilbert Classical4.3 weighted GPA
Ridley Diez de MedinaTempe Prep4.29 weighted GPA
Jose BustamanteYuma Catholic4.28 weighted GPA
Bryce MedinaNorthwest Christian4.28 weighted GPA
Bowen WareChandler Preparatory4.28 weighted GPA
Tate FoudyTempe Prep4.27 weighted GPA
Keahi uMesquite4.27 weighted GPA
Steven YamamotoGilbert Classical4.26 weighted GPA
Nik PariettiEstrella Foothills4.25 weighted GPA
Daniel BecerraPhoenix Christian4.25 weighted GPA
Carson RutkowskiEstrella Foothills4.25 weighted GPA
Gavin KuehnGilbert Christian4.24 weighted GPA
Jared HintonEastmark4.22 weighted GPA
Neil DessablesNotre Dame4.20 weighted GPA
Ryan AridiArete Prep4.2 weighted GPA
Riku SakaiGilbert Classical4.2 weighted GPA
Eduardo BorboaSeton Catholic4.2 weighted GPA
Derick RuizArete Prep4.2 weighted GPA
Dawson VeenNorthwest Christian4.2 weighted GPA
Lukas GauharouNorthwest Christian4.19 weighted GPA
Uriel RivasRio Rico4.17 weighted GPA
Samuel JohnstonNorth Phoenix Prep4.15 weighted GPA
Josh PenaYuma Catholic4.14 weighted GPA
Dylan CozYuma Catholic4.14 weighted GPA
AJ KrahlingGilbert Christian4.14 weighted GPA
Jadon GrantGilbert Christian4.11 weighted GPA
Joey SteinkampSeton Catholic4.1 weighted GPA
Edgar MarquezEastmark4.1 weighted GPA
Cory PoulosNorthwest Christian4.1 weighted GPA
Atticus MinharoEastmark4.1 weighted GPA
Nathan DickinsonGilbert Christian4.08 weighted GPA
Bordy CurtnerGilbert Christian4.07 weighted GPA
Jose CalzadillaMesquite4.06 weighted GPA
Easton RedfordPayson4.05 weighted GPA
Braden TenneyPayson4.04 weighted GPA
Chance ScheuermannNorth Phoenix Prep4.02 weighted GPA
Yorick HermannBASIS Phoenix4.0 weighted GPA
Nehemiah RodriguezPayson4.0 weighted GPA
Kyle RashfordGilbert Classical4.0 weighted GPA
Jaxson UngerThatcher4.0 weighted GPA
Jacob RobertsPayson4.0 weighted GPA
Enoch OdedinaArete Prep4.0 weighted GPA
Connor FornoffArete Prep4.0 weighted GPA
Caleb SimsEstrella Foothills4.0 weighted GPA
Ben MenghiniPayson4.0 weighted GPA
Antonio LopezGilbert Christian4.0 weighted GPA
Alex Lara-PerezGilbert Classical4.0 weighted GPA
Alejandro FloresRio Rico4.0 weighted GPA
Adam BarakatGilbert Classical4.0 weighted GPA
Mason CoxParadise Honors4.0 unweighted GPA
Dean HallerThatcher4.0 unweighted GPA
Dathan KartchnerThatcher4.0 unweighted GPA
Clayton PortchParadise Honors4.0 unweighted GPA

Honorable Mention

Aarush Poosapati – Eastmark – 3.68 weighted GPA
Adan Soto Ortiz – Mohave – 3.83 unweighted GPA
Addison Fisher – Phoenix Christian – 3.77 weighted GPA
AJ Samios – Odyssey Institute – 3.3 unweighted GPA
Alejandro Lucero – Tempe Prep – 3.74 weighted GPA
Alessandro Pedrosa – Eastmark – 3.81 weighted GPA
Andred (Nicholas) Martinez – Seton Catholic – 3.9 weighted GPA
Andrew Vines – Notre Dame – 3.30 unweighted GPA
Andy Kimerling – Notre Dame – 3.04 unweighted GPA
Andy Vargas – Tonopah Valley – 3.61 unweighted GPA
Antonio Lopez – Northwest Christian – 3.93 weighted GPA
Bobby Sanchez, Jr. – Mohave – 3.6 unweighted GPA
Brad Semro – Notre Dame – 3.82 weighted GPA
Bryce Cowden – Paradise Honors – 3.55 unweighted GPA
Bryce Thomas – Eastmark – 3.56 weighted GPA
Bryson Luck – Mohave – 3.77 unweighted GPA
Caden Dunham – Eastmark – 3.35 unweighted GPA
Caden Murphy – Northwest Christian – 3.83 weighted GPA
Carlos Lenzi – Seton Catholic – 3.1 unweighted GPA
Carson Campbell – BASIS Phoenix – 3.67 unweighted GPA
Cayden Hart – Odyssey Institute – 3.95 weighted GPA
Charlie Hutchison – Seton Catholic – 3.1 unweighted GPA
Christopher Walter – Florence – 3.98 weighted GPA
Christopher Walter – Florence – 3.98 Weighted GPA
Cole Ray – Arete Prep – 3.8 weighted GPA
Colton Fields – Odyssey Institute – 3.78 weighted GPA
Cormac Galvin – Notre Dame – 3.29 unweighted GPA
Cruz Cervantes – Eastmark – 3.31 unweighted GPA
Dakota Jones – Paradise Honors – 3.31 unweighted GPA
Dakota Terrell – Paradise Honors – 3.57 unweighted GPA
Dallin Zorge – Notre Dame – 3.64 weighted GPA
Daniel Furtman – Notre Dame – 3.92 unweighted GPA
Daniel Lara – Northwest Christian – 3.76 weighted GPA
David Martin – Paradise Honors – 3.33 unweighted GPA
Derek Griffith – Payson – 3.92 weighted GPA
Derek Martin – Eastmark – 3.68 weighted GPA
Diego Alvarez – Estrella Foothills – 3.6 weighted GPA
Diego Rodriguez – Eastmark – 3.5 weighted GPA
Dylan Crandall – Mohave – 3.6 unweighted GPA
Dylan Duffer – Estrella Foothills – 3.75 weighted GPA
Dylan Mapston – Odyssey Institute – 3.52 weighted GPA
EJ Cleland – Seton Catholic – 3.7 weighted GPA
Esteban Navarro – Estrella Foothills – 3.75 weighted GPA
Ethan Naiberg – Estrella Foothills – 3.31 unweighted GPA
Francisco Murrieta Rios – Rio Rico – 3.67 weighted GPA
Gabe Treadway – Notre Dame – 3.75 weighted GPA
Gabriel Frazier – Paradise Honors – 3.33 unweighted GPA
Gabriel Treadway – Notre Dame – 3.83 weighted GPA
Gavin Kohner – Northwest Christian – 3.74 weighted GPA
Hayden Allen – Mohave – 3.88 unweighted GPA
Isabella Rascon – Seton Catholic – 3.6 weighted GPA
Ismael Uriquiza – Payson – 3.61 weighted GPA
Jacky Vega – Cortez – 3.9 weighted GPA
Joby Rojas – Thatcher – 3.7 unweighted GPA
Joel Bowen – Paradise Honors – 3.86 unweighted GPA
Joel Vanzile – Payson – 3.64 weighted GPA
Jose C. Ortiz Carter – Rio Rico – 3.5 weighted GPA
Jose Herrera – Phoenix Christian – 3.51 weighted GPA
Kaden Ganem – Notre Dame – 3.76 weighted GPA
Kevin Romero-Mateos – Payson – 3.47 unweighted GPA
Larry Griffith – Payson – 3.78 weighted GPA
Liam O’Neil – Northwest Christian – 3.99 weighted GPA
Logan Burgess – Mohave – 3.94 unweighted GPA
Marcus Steele – Gilbert Classical – 3.88 weighted GPA
Marek Sycamore – Seton Catholic – 3.8 weighted GPA
Mark Johnson – Paradise Honors – 3.71 unweighted GPA
Mason Gordon – Seton Catholic – 3.8 weighted GPA
Mason Tenge – Eastmark – 3.13 unweighted GPA
Mathew Roche – Notre Dame – 3.11 unweighted GPA
Matthew Melendez – Eastmark – 3.04 unweighted GPA
Maximiliana Orozco Rhodes – Eastmark – 3.63 weighted GPA
McKay Griffin – Thatcher – 3.3 unweighted GPA
Mike Dominguez – Payson – 3.23 unweighted GPA
Nathan Felix – Phoenix Christian – 3.81 weighted GPA
Nathan Hamlin – Odyssey Institute – 3.68 weighted GPA
Nathan Vanderwherff – Odyssey Institute – 3.1 unweighted GPA
Nathanael Rivera – Odyssey Institute – 3.61 weighted GPA
Nicholas Connors-Murray – Eastmark – 3.63 weighted GPA
Nick Pirrotte – Seton Catholic – 3.7 weighted GPA
Noah Fuller – Paradise Honors – 3.33 unweighted GPA
Noah Zygmunt – Notre Dame – 3.74 weighted GPA
Owen Guerra-Mondragon Saenz – Gilbert Christian – 3.93 weighted GPA
Phillip Camacho – Mohave – 3.73 unweighted GPA
PJ Eremija – Seton Catholic – 3.9 weighted GPA
Preston Whelan – Mohave – 3.83 unweighted GPA
Quinn Galvin – Notre Dame – 3.49 unweighted GPA
Rafael Garcia – Saint Mary’s – 3.69 weighted GPA
Richard Kearney – Notre Dame – 3.19 unweighted GPA
Riley McMenomy – Notre Dame – 3.10 unweighted GPA
Roberto Perez – Mohave – 3.56 unweighted GPA
Ryan Richardson – Odyssey Institute – 3.3 unweighted GPA
Sammy Bartoszek – Seton Catholic – 3.6 weighted GPA
Samuel Martinez – Mohave – 3.88 unweighted GPA
Shea Driscoll – Notre Dame – 3.33 unweighted GPA
Spencer Elzinga – Eastmark – 3.94 weighted GPA
Thaddious Thurman – Odyssey Institute – 3.3 unweighted GPA
Thane Sereno – Odyssey Institute – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Thomas St. Clair – Northwest Christian – 3.94 weighted GPA
Trent Winton – Payson – 3.47 unweighted GPA
Tristan Hausmann – Northwest Christian – 3.88 weighted GPA
Tyler Knutsen – Notre Dame – 3.64 Unweighted GPA
Zach East – Northwest Christian – 3.94 weighted GPA

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