Sports360AZ All-Academic Spiritline Team (Division III & IV)

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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 Fall Sport Teams brought to you by IBEW Local 640, Desert Financial Credit UnionVenezia’s PizzeriaBerge Volkswagen and Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona 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 Fall Team in this recognition’s history. Every sport set 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 above 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!

IBEW Local 640 was chartered in 1925 to provide the best-qualified Electricians to our signatory Contractors and provide livable wages, health and retirement benefits for our members. In Arizona, the IBEW is the only organization that certifies the skills and knowledge of a Journeyman Wireman, and then backs that certification with a guarantee to the employers who hire them. As new green technologies are incorporated into the nation’s power grid, Local 640 leads the way in our ability to train and provide qualified manpower for solar and wind installations in the quantities that will be required to complete these projects.  


Desert Financial Credit Union was founded in 1939 by 15 Valley educators who wanted to serve their community. With just $78.75 between them, they pooled their money together to start a financial institution that would later become Arizona’s largest and most convenient locally-based credit union. Desert Financial is proud to have over 50 local branches across Arizona and over 330,000 members across the state. At Desert Financial, we have a passion for creating exceptional experiences for our members, and for giving back to our local community!


Venezia’s NY Style Pizzeria is a family owned restaurant that opened in Tempe, Arizona in 1998 and now has 5 locations in Tempe, Gilbert, Mesa and North Phoenix. We offer great slice specials for under $10, as well as sandwiches, pasta, salads, desserts and appetizers! If you are looking to feed a large group you can order one of our famous Party Pizzas which feed 7-10 people and is 24 inches. Venezia’s has dine-in, takeout and delivery, and you can also order online at or download our App to start enjoying these great options soon!


As a thank you for participating in the All-Academic Fall teams, Venezia’s is currently offering $4 off any order of $25 or more by using offer code: AZ1421


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is committed to helping Arizonans get healthier faster and stay healthier longer. With a focus on connecting people with the care they need, BCBSAZ offers health insurance and related services to nearly 1.5 million customers. BCBSAZ, a not-for-profit company, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The company employs more than 1,800 people in its Phoenix, Chandler, Flagstaff and Tucson offices.


When we say that we’ve been at this for decades, we mean it. We have been selling Volkswagen vehicles in Arizona longer than any other dealer. That means a lot, and we always want to give you the Volkswagen experience that you deserve. This is a unique brand, and we surround ourselves with unique people. This team can help you with anything that you may need. Volkswagen is a part of their lifestyle and they want to see you succeed with a VW. We care about our community here in Gilbert and we have always strived to give back. 

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

First Team

Lillian JiroudekEmpire4.84 weighted GPA
Hilary KartchnerEmpire4.82 weighted GPA
Mallory DolanMesquite4.74 weighted GPA
Julia ThompsonArizona College Prep4.71 weighted GPA
Jordyn FullerArizona College Prep4.71 weighted GPA
Kylie AdamsBlue Ridge4.7 weighted GPA
Hastings ReidheadBlue Ridge4.7 weighted GPA
Alexander AtkinsonBlue Ridge4.7 weighted GPA
Jacy FullerArizona College Prep4.65 weighted GPA
Alicia ThompsonArizona College Prep4.64 weighted GPA
Jackie DiazArizona College Prep4.63 weighted GPA
Annabelle RothertArizona College Prep4.62 weighted GPA
Eliana RutkaSeton Catholic4.6 weighted GPA
Megan AshleySan Tan Foothills4.6 weighted GPA
Abbie PintiMesquite4.58 weighted GPA
Paola Rodriguez AlvaradoArizona College Prep4.54 weighted GPA
Madison WahlinBlue Ridge4.5 weighted GPA
Lyle TumarkinEmpire4.49 weighted GPA
Paige DaltonALA Gilbert North4.48 weighted GPA
Kylie CzerwinskiArizona College Prep4.48 weighted GPA
Hailey BatesArizona College Prep4.47 weighted GPA
Maya ValenciaFlorence4.43 weighted GPA
Darian SapergiaArizona College Prep4.43 weighted GPA
Whitni GriffenALA Ironwood4.42 weighted GPA
Myleya WatsonEstrella Foothills4.42 weighted GPA
Peyton DahlstromGilbert Christian4.4 weighted GPA
Kathyrn MurphyGilbert Christian4.4 weighted GPA
Mallory FayALA Ironwood4.32 weighted GPA
Taylor BarkSahuarita4.3 weighted GPA
Lilian AustinEmpire4.3 weighted GPA
Chloe WangEmpire4.3 weighted GPA
Isabella ParriottEstrella Foothills4.29 weighted GPA
Kristina VatesALA Ironwood4.28 weighted GPA
Sydney LuttrellALA Ironwood4.27 weighted GPA
Grace FooteEastmark4.27 weighted GPA
Morgan GlumALA Queen Creek4.22 weighted GPA
Aalyiah GonzalezFlorence4.22 weighted GPA
Marisa UllmannEmpire4.21 weighted GPA
Kaitlyn Jones-PerryEstrella Foothills4.21 weighted GPA
Tatum FoxSahuarita4.2 weighted GPA
Rylee BurkeSahuarita4.2 weighted GPA
Melanie NavaSan Tan Foothills4.2 weighted GPA
Emily McKaneSan Tan Foothills4.2 weighted GPA
Emily GyasiSan Tan Foothills4.2 weighted GPA
Elizabeth BiekGilbert Christian4.2 weighted GPA
Kylee SwandaFlorence4.19 weighted GPA
Haley DennisEmpire4.18 weighted GPA
Regan SaxEmpire4.16 weighted GPA
Lauren FaustMesquite4.16 weighted GPA
Mya CaseyArizona College Prep4.15 weighted GPA
Athena KimbleEstrella Foothills4.15 weighted GPA
Emma ParkerPayson4.13 weighted GPA
Lauryn JensenALA Queen Creek4.12 weighted GPA
Olivia LocklinALA Ironwood4.11 weighted GPA
Olivia LocklinALA Ironwood4.11 weighted GPA
Sofia CavazosSeton Catholic4.1 weighted GPA
Alise WinterEastmark4.1 weighted GPA
Alexandra RobertsTanque Verde4.1 weighted GPA
Payeton GallFlorence4.08 weighted GPA
Gracie MikaEstrella Foothills4.08 weighted GPA
Emma ChastainEstrella Foothills4.08 weighted GPA
Stella DillardRancho Solano4.08 weighted GPA
Mia Solorsano-SobarzoSt. John Paul II Catholic4.08 weighted GPA
Lauren McGrathScottsdale Christian Academy4.07 weighted GPA
Jenna SilvasFlorence4.06 weighted GPA
Nevaeh NoriegaGlobe4.06 weighted GPA
Autumn SmeltzALA Ironwood4.05 weighted GPA
Barakah KasuleRancho Solano4.05 weighted GPA
Rena JordanEstrella Foothills4.04 weighted GPA
Ainsley PapeApache Junction4.03 weighted GPA
Victoria BrandonValley Christian4.03 weighted GPA
Natalie HartleySeton Catholic4.0 weighted GPA
Inez SolisSahuarita4.0 weighted GPA
Abigail GonzalezBenjamin Franklin4.0 weighted GPA
Brianne CorbettRiver Valley4.0 weighted GPA
Alexa MathieuxRancho Solano4.0 weighted GPA
Taylor BejaranoRio Rico4.0 weighted GPA
Kendall HackerSan Tan Foothills4.0 weighted GPA
Talia HumbertGilbert Christian4.0 weighted GPA
Madeline SaboriGilbert Christian4.0 weighted GPA
McKenzie DeweaseEastmark4.0 weighted GPA
Grace KostGilbert Christian4.0 weighted GPA
Essex HannahGilbert Christian4.0 weighted GPA
Caylie LivelyRiver Valley4.0 weighted GPA
Baylee GilliamRound valley4.0 weighted GPA
Ashley LivelyRiver Valley4.0 weighted GPA
Abigail SmithTanque Verde4.0 weighted GPA
Abigail HansenGilbert Christian4.0 weighted GPA
Rylee AtkinsBenjamin Franklin4.0 unweighted GPA
Grisel BurgosSahuarita4.0 unweighted GPA
Cami ClarkMohave4.0 unweighted GPA
Allison CraigMohave4.0 unweighted GPA
Wendy GonzalesRound Valley4.0 unweighted GPA
Taylor RooneyValley Christian4.0 unweighted GPA
Sarah KnipmeyerValley Christian4.0 unweighted GPA
Rylee MorganValley Christian4.0 unweighted GPA
Kendall HigbyValley Christian4.0 unweighted GPA
Julia HallRound Valley4.0 unweighted GPA
Isabelle HunsakerValley Christian4.0 unweighted GPA
Isabella CollinsValley Christian4.0 unweighted GPA
Faith StewartValley Christian4.0 unweighted GPA
Charis JamesValley Christian4.0 unweighted GPA
Amelia WolfValley Christian4.0 unweighted GPA
Alaina StewartValley Christian4.0 unweighted GPA
Abigail GentalaValley Christian4.0 unweighted GPA


Honorable Mention

Abby Whall – Benjamin Franklin – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Abigail Kruse – Gilbert Christian – 3.9 weighted GPA
Abigail Stilson – San Tan Foothills – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Adison Vargas – Apache Junction – 3.6 weighted GPA
Adlih Zavala – Wickenburg – 3.26 unweighted GPA
Afton Hamblin – Round Valley – 3.46 unweighted GPA
Aleah Steinle – Mohave – 3.92 unweighted GPA
Alexandra Vigil – Valley Christian – 3.83 unweighted GPA
Alexandria Gordon – Payson – 3.56 weighted GPA
Alexix Stanton – Round Valley – 3.54 unweighted GPA
Alexzandrea Williams – Sahuarita – 3.7 weighted GPA
Alicia Martinez – Eastmark – 3.33 unweighted GPA
Allena Scales – Valley Christian – 3.64 unweighted GPA
Amaya Guilin – Florence – 3.56 weighted GPA
Amelia Smith – Benjamin Franklin – 3.74 unweighted GPA
Amilee penrod – Round Valley – 3.5 weighted GPA
Andrea Rodriguez – Rio Rico – 3.8 weighted GPA
Anikah Ray – Round Valley – 3.33 unwieghted GPA
Anna Cosentino – Seton Catholic – 3.7 weighted GPA
Anna Cosentino – Seton Catholic – 3.7 weighted GPA
Antonette Dacoco – San Tan Foothills – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Aramis Alvarado – Sahuarita – 3.5 weighted GPA
Ashleigh Cooper – ALA Ironwood – 3.60 weighted GPA
Ashlyn Minnis – Seton Catholic – 3.9 weighted GPA
Atalaya Sanger – Florence – 3.71 weighted GPA
Ava Fleckenstein – Seton Catholic – 3.5 weighted GPA
Ave Loew – Seton Catholic – 3.6 weighted GPA
Avirum Curiel – Globe – 3.08 unweighted GPA
Bailey Anderson – Benjamin Franklin – 3.83 weighted GPA
Brennan Caldwell – Arizona College Prep – 3.79 weighted GPA
Briana Pasillas – St. John Paul II Catholic – 3.92 weighted GPA
Briana Rybicki – Tanque Verde – 3.3 unweighted GPA
Briarley Crandall – Benjamin Franklin – 3.0 weighted GPA
Brisa Jimenez – Wickenburg – 3.25 unweighted GPA
Brittanie Butts – Florence – 3.70 weighted GPA
Brittany Ecker – Seton Catholic – 3.6 weighted GPA
Bryelin Wallner – Florence – 3.79 weighted GPA
Brynn Sheckell – Rancho Solano – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Cali Jo Dalton – Globe – 3.55 weighted GPA
Cami Berggren – Tanque Verde – 3.3 unweighted GPA
Caroline Boyd – Benjamin Franklin – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Chiara Lomeli – Mohave – 3.40 unweighted GPA
Christa Ramos – Rio Rico – 3.33 weighted GPA
Chyler Waide – Empire – 3.61 weighted GPA
Cristal Galaviz – Seton Catholic – 3.5 weighted GPA
Cristal Galaviz – Seton Catholic – 3.5 weighted GPA
Daycee Merrill – Round Valley – 3.78 unweighted GPA
Delilah Holmes – Tanque Verde – 3.4 unweighted GPA
Electra Childs – Round Valley – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Eliza Barr – Tanque Verde – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Elizabeth Smith – Empire – 3.89 weighted GPA
Ella Cirillo – Tanque Verde – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Ellie Bateman – Benjamin Franklin – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Emily Gallego – Sahuarita – 3.9 weighted GPA
Emma Liberta – Valley Christian – 3.57 unweighted GPA
Faith Michael – ALA Ironwood – 3.42 weighted GPA
Gabrielle Dummann – Valley Christian – 3.89 unweighted GPA
Genesis Davila – Empire – 3.91 weighted GPA
Grace Blum – Valley Christian – 3.47 unweighted GPA
Gracie Smith – Valley Christian – 3.39 unweighted GPA
Haiden Loya – Mohave – 3.92 unweighted GPA
Hailee McGowan – Sahuarita – 3.6 weighted GPA
Hannah Leyendecker – Mohave – 3.92 unweighted GPA
Hannah Norris – Valley Christian – 3.33 unweighted GPA
Hannah Payne – Mohave – 3.53 unweighted GPA
Harley Pickett – Seton Catholic – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Ireland DeJoy – Seton Catholic – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Isabel Vidrio – Empire – 3.6 weighted GPA
Isabella Alfonso – Rancho Solano – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Isabella Llamas – Round Valley – 3.71 unweighted GPA
Isabelle Yakel – Apache Junction – 3.9 weighted GPA
Jacqueline Peyron – Sahuarita – 3.8 weighted GPA
Jaedyn Wood – Florence – 3.88 weighted GPA
Jamie Coleman – Eastmark – 3.21 unweighted GPA
Jasmine Williams – Rancho Solano – 3.54 unweighted GPA
Jayda Houck – Tanque Verde – 3.7 weighted GPA
Jenell Strebe – Round Valley – 3.22 unweighted GPA
Jenna Beazer – Benjamin Franklin – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Jessica Davalos – Wickenburg – 3.15 unweighted GPA
Jessica Fowler – San Tan Foothills – 3.5 weighted GPA
Jillian Koppenhaver – Tanque Verde – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Josephine Carabajal – Seton Catholic – 3.1 unweighted GPA
Josephine Carbajal – Seton Catholic – 3.1 unweighted GPA
Julia Dillard – Rancho Solano – 3.32 unweighted GPA
Justice Theisen – Payson – 3.77 weighted GPA
Kaia Aiello – Blue Ridge – 3.4 unweighted GPA
Kaitlyn (Kk) Tamlyn – Valley Christian – 3.91 unweighted GPA
Kalysta Kuebler – Gilbert Christian – 3.7 weighted GPA
Kambri Dennison – Florence – 3.92 weighted GPA
Kat Pikar – Rancho Solano – 3.24 unweighted GPA
Katie Johnson – Round Valley – 3.86 unweighted GPA
Katrin Barajas – Globe – 3.19 unweighted GPA
Kayee Brown – Seton Catholic – 3.6 weighted GPA
Kayla Sarnoski – Tanque Verde – 3.5 weighted GPA
Kaylee Brown – Seton Catholic – 3.6 weighted GPA
Keaira Paynes – Sahuarita – 3.8 weighted GPA
Kierra Fox – Rancho Solano – 3.9 unweighted GPA
Kiersten MacDowell – Scottsdale Christian Academy – 3.51 weighted GPA
Kristin Martzke – Empire – 3.85 weighted GPA
Kyley Manchester – Florence – 3.58 weighted GPA
Kylie Ramsay – Round Valley – 3.67 unweighted GPA
Kyra Johnson – Estrella Foothills – 3.96 weighted GPA
Lainey Wallace – Florence – 3.71 weighted GPA
Leah Chance – Valley Christian – 3.85 unweighted GPA
Lia Larsen – Tanque Verde – 3.7 weighted GPA
Lily Ferrari – Valley Christian – 3.48 unweighted GPA
Lily Sandlin – Arizona College Prep – 3.82 weighted GPA
Maddie Larson – Mohave – 3.92 unweighted GPA
Madeline Arnold – Seton Catholic – 3.5 weighted GPA
Madison Harris-Henry – Payson – 3.21 unweighted GPA
Madison Manchester – Florence – 3.58 weighted GPA
Mahlea Widner – Globe – 3.91 weighted GPA
Mariah Moss – Mohave – 3.94 unweighted GPA
Maya Wilson – Payson – 3.46 weighted GPA
McKay Adams – Tanque Verde – 3.3 weighted GPA
Meagan O’Sullivan – Tanque Verde – 3.3 unweighted GPA
Megan Schmidt – Seton Catholic – 3.3 weighted GPA
Meghan Bartley – Apache Junction – 3.91 weighted GPA
Melissa Garcia – Globe – 3.20 unweighted GPA
Melissa McNeil – Show Low – 3.97 weighted GPA
Meredyth McClue – Scottsdale Christian Academy – 3.71 weighted GPA
Mildred Thompson – Rancho Solano – 3.72 unweighted GPA
Mireya Tovar – Valley Christian – 3.44 unweighted GPA
Mollie Gonzales – Round Valley – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Natalie Kasztelnik – St. John Paul II Catholic – 3.99 weighted GPA
Nathan Wallis – River Valley – 3.75 weighted GPA
Olivia Gowans – Valley Christian – 3.97 unweighted GPA
Paige Glenn – Valley Christian – 3.35 unweighted GPA
Paige Kringen – Valley Christian – 3.97 unweighted GPA
Paige Labadie – Apache Junction – 3.41 weighted GPA
Quiana Moreno – Arizona College Prep – 3.79 weighted GPA
Reagan Dempsey – Round Valley – 3.36 unweighted GPA
Reagan Murphy – Sahuarita – 3.6 weighted GPA
Reese Ballantyne – Valley Christian – 3.65 unweighted GPA
Risa Medrano – St. John Paul II Catholic – 3.96 weighted GPA
Rosalynd Kealey – ALA Ironwood – 3.95 weighted GPA
Rylie Lavine – Estrella Foothills – 3.71 weighted GPA
Rylie Mirenda – Estrella Foothills – 3.5 weighted GPA
Samantha Lehman – Payson – 3.78 weighted GPA
Samantha Vera – Benjamin Franklin – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Sarah Downs – ALA Ironwood – 3.58 weighted GPA
Sarah Lahti – Valley Christian – 3.96 unweighted GPA
Sarah Nelson – Scottsdale Christian Academy – 3.69 weighted GPA
Savanna Tafoya – Mohave – 3.56 unweighted GPA
Savonne Johnson – Empire – 3.97 weighted GPA
Scarlet Summers – Valley Christian – 3.06 unweighted GPA
Shelby Pape – Mohave – 3.59 unweighted GPA
Shelby Smith – Arizona College Prep – 3.76 weighted GPA
Sierra Penrod – Blue Ridge – 3.9 unweighted GPA
Skyler Brightman – Mohave – 3.81 unweighted GPA
Sofia Chavez – Seton Catholic – 3.1 unweighted GPA
Sofia Chavez – Seton Catholic – 3.1 unweighted GPA
Sophia Burgess – Mohave – 3.75 unweighted GPA
Sophia Teso – Rio Rico – 3.57 weighted GPA
Summer Hargis – Tanque Verde – 3.61 weighted GPA
Sydney Martin – Benjamin Franklin – 3.83 unweighted GPA
Taliyah Lewis – San Tan Foothills – 3.5 weighted GPA
Taylor Goutier – Estrella Foothills – 3.38 weighted GPA
Taylor LeSueur – Round Valley – 3.47 unweighted GPA
Taylor Sindrich – Tanque Verde – 3.4 weighted GPA
Taylor Williams Gurrero – Rancho Solano – 3.88 unweighted GPA
Trisadee Harris – Round Valley – 3.65 unweighted GPA
Zoe Pollard – Seton Catholic – 3.1 unweighted GPA

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