Hall of Fame

2010
Mesa
Hall of Fame

Induction Ceremony
November, 2010 
at Red Mountain HS Auditorium

 Shumway

Andy Shumway, Westwood (1972)

Shumway played three varsity seasons at Westwood (1969-72). He was an outstanding all-around player and earned all-state recognition as well as was chosen state player of the year his senior season in 1972. He helped lead Westwood to the state finals where the Warriors were runner-up to Maryvale. Shumway played for coach Tom Bennet and during his senior season for coach Noel Frank. After completing his senior seasons, Shumway held 32 records at Westwood, including most career games – 80, over 200 free-throws in consecutive seasons, 200 defensive rebounds in consecutive seasons, over 600 points in one season and 1000 career points in high school.  Shumway signed and played one season at Mesa Community College and earned all-conference honors there.

 Edwards

Jessica Edwards, Dobson (2000)

Edwards is the most prolific girls soccer player in the city's history and did so in a career from 1997-2000. Edwards earned All State honors twice, was named State Female Athlete of the Year three times, Gatorade Circle of Champions - Arizona Player of the Year in 1999 and 2000, and Parade Magazine All American High School – Girls Soccer Team in 2000, and National Soccer Coaches Association of America – All American. Edwards is the All-time leading goal scorer at Dobson with 135 goals and an additional 57 assists. Edwards went on to play three years at USC (2000-2002). Jessica scored 11 goals her freshman year at USC and 18 in her career.

 Lipsky

Chance Lipsky, Red Mountain (1995)

Lipsky enjoyed an outstanding career for the Mountain Lions, winning two State Titles under the coaching of Nick Karantinos. In 1994 he captured the 5A title at 130 pounds. Moving up a class the next year, Lipsky took home his second state title at 135 pounds. He also placed fifth at state as a sophomore and was unbeaten as a freshman and the City Champion. His overall varsity record was 90-6. He earned All-American Honorable Mention nationally from Wrestling USA Magazine.  Lipsky wa All-State All Star Selection in 1995, three time Arizona National Team Member, and four time Arizona Freestyle State Champion.

 Penrose

Jennifer Penrose, Mesa High (2000)

Penrose made her mark in Track and Field with the shot put defining her. She won the 5A state title in the shot put three years (1998-2000) and holds the state-meet record at 46 feet, 1 inch. She holds school records at Mesa High in the shot put (46-4 1/4 and discus 135-6 1/2. Penrose went on to a four-year career at the University of Miami (2001-2004). Penrose became the first Lady “Cane to earn and individual Beag East Championship title in a throwing event (shot put, 2001). Shed medaled in throwing events numerous times, helping lead the Lady ‘Canes to six Big East Conference Team Championships. She has the fifth-best throw in UM history in the shot put.

 Mandly

Pete Mandley, Westwood (1979)

Mandley was a standout receiver, kick and punt returner for the Warriors in 1977-78. He caught the attention of NAU and went there to play football. At NAU (1979-83), Mandley ended up being a two-time, first-team All-American. He still holds the NAU record for all-purpose yards (5,925). He was elected to the NAU Hall of Fame in 1993. Mandley was drafted in the second round in 1984 by the Detroit Lions and played in the NFL through the 1990 season with Detroit (1984-88) and Kansas City (1989-90) as a receiver and return specialist.  Finished his pro career with 172 receptions for 2,370 yards and scored 12 touchdowns.

 Rainey

Kyle Rainey, Dobson (1998)

Rainey is a rare Dobson high school athlete to win an individual singles title in tennis. As a junior he reached State semifinals.  He captured the title in 1998. Rainey is the first boys tennis player in the city to win the singles title since 1978 and only the third to win it since 1952. He also was the “sweeper” on the 1998 State Championship boys soccer team.  Rainey went on to play tennis four years for the Falcons during his appointment at the Air Force Academy. He started and played every singles and doubles match during his AFA years.  Rainey was Air Force team captain his senior year in 2002.

 Rudolph

Kelly Rudolph, Dobson (1994)

Rudolph won the girls singles title in tennis in 1993, only the second player in city history to earn that distinction since 1955. Rudolph won her singles title as a junior. She was a three-time Fiesta Bowl Junior Nationals Champion and a two-time Junior National Texas Open Champion.  Rudolph went on to a four-year career at UCLA (1995-98).  During her UCLA career she won the PAC-10 Indoors Singles Championship in 1996, 1997 MVP for UCLA Women’s Tennis, 1997 Milwaukee Open Doubles Champion, and team caption for two years.  Rudolph was part of UCLA's team that tied for third in the NCAA championships in 1996.  She has since become a certified USPTA teaching tennis professional.  She served as Head Professional and Director of Tennis at the Bel-Air Country Club and currently is the assistant teaching tennis professional at Onwentsia Club in Lake Forest, Illinois

 Beck

John Beck, Mountain View (2000)

Beck played just one season as a starter at quarterback for Mountain View, but it was an outstanding one. Beck piloted the 1999 team to the 5A state championship and was selected all-state at his position. He holds several school passing records including touchdown passes in a season (42), yards passing in a game (418) and TD passes in a game (6). Beck went on to a stellar college career at Brigham Young University from 2003-2006. He was first-team All-Mountain West at BYU in 2005 and 2006 and the conference player of the year in 2006. Beck has played in the NFL since 2007 after being drafted in the 2nd round by the Miami Dolphins. He's played in the NFL for Miami, Baltimore, and Washington.

 Steiner

April Steiner-Bennett, Mountain View (1997)

Steiner was a two-event winner in the 1997 state meet taking first in the long jump with a jump of 18 feet, 2 inches and winning the triple jump at 37-11. Steiner also ran a leg of the Toro’s' first-place 4x400 relay team that sported a top-time of 3:58.51. Those three first-place finishes also helped Mountain View's girls team to the 5A team title. Steiner went on to college at Paradise Valley Community College (2000) and Arkansas (2001-2003) where she took up pole vaulting. Steiner was a three-time All-American at Arkansas in the pole vault. She won a Silver Medal at the 2007 Pan American Games.  She went on to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she ultimately placed eighth overall in the pole vault with a personal-best vault of 14 feet, 11 inches.

 Anderson

Jeff Anderson, Dobson Boys Swimming Coach

Anderson coached the boys swimming program at Dobson from 1982-2010, with a dual meet record f 185-30-3. Anderson piloted Dobson to the only swimming title in 1987, beating out Brophy Prep in a prestigeous win. Brophy has won every 5A state swim title since 1987. Anderson's teams finished state runners-up seven times and third in state six times. Dobson also won 12 region titles under Anderson, claiming those titles in a stretch from 1986-2000. He was one of eight finalists for the National Swim Coach of the Year.

 

STATE CHAMPIONS

Dobson Softball 

Dobson softball (1990)

 Dobson captured its first and only state title in softball in 1990 under longtime coach Nancy Ellis. The Mustangs posted a 23-5 record. Led by pitchers Ali Andrus and Julie Good, shortstop Amy Day and catcher Wendy Johnson the Mustangs outlasted Tucson High in the state final, 2-1.

Team Members – Coach Nancy Ellis, Asst. Coach Frank Campos; Managers: Jodi Brantl, Danyelle Eifort, and Tamara Fatta; Pitcher-Ali “Gator” Andrus; Catcher-Wendy “Flash” Johnson; 1st/pitcher-Julie “Jewels” Good; 2nd-Misty “Mist” Golob; Shortstop-Amy “Smurf” Day; 3rd-Cindy “Mac” McDonald’; Left-Denise ”Niecey” Nicolson; Center-Shannon “Wheels” Mauck; Right-Tracy “Betty C.” Behnke; Right-Tisa “Mona” Sibala; Utility: Julie “Red” Gans, Danielle Kier, Vonda Wall, Vicki Anderson

 MV Baseball

Mountain View baseball (1990)

The Toros, under then first-year coach Greg Sessions, finished the season strong and posted a 21-9-1 record. Mountain View had outstanding pitching in the state tournament from Tim Balthazor and Mike Rousey and earned their first State Title in the sport with a 6-0 victory over Apollo. In four State tournament games, Mountian View allowed a total of five runs.  The Toros finished the season with a USA Today Top-25 National Ranking.

 WW Track

Westwood boys track (1990)

Under  Head Coach of Mark Hiliker, assistant Coaches Kyle Sawyer and Larry Mattix, Westwood boys Track team cracked the 100-point barrier.  With high jumper David Rathjen, sprinters Chuck Smith and Kenny Wilkins and pole vaulter Joe Petrini leading the way, the Warriors beat runner-up Trevor Browne. Westwood totaled 106 points to Trevor Browne's 59. Rathjen, Petrini, Smith (400) were State Champions in their event that year and Smith and Wilkins, along with Don Collins and Demond Begay, helped the 1,600-meter relay team to victory.  Also helping the team were State Runner-up 2nd place finishers Collins in the 400-meter, Andy Dillard in the 110-meter hurdles, Jon Byrd in the Discus, and the 400-meter Relay team of Rob Rezek,  Collins,  Smith, and Wilkins.

 WW XC

Westwood boys cross country (1990)

Westwood, led by individual state champ Webb Shelley, won the first of what would be back-to-back state titles and six in seven years. Westwood won the meet over rival school Red Mountain scoring 49 points to Red Mountain's 88 at the Prison Hill course in Yuma. Six of Westwood's runners that year medaled at state (top 25 finish). They were Webb Shelley, Tom Weber, Domingo Delci, Brian Inskeep, Jerimy Schurz and Mario Gomez.  Additional team members included Jeff Barehand and Brian Love.

 Mesa Football

Mesa High football (1990)

Mesa ended a 27-year State Title drought in football with a 21-7 victory over Amphitheater in 1990 at Sun Devil Stadium to cap a 12-1-1 season. The Jackrabbits, coached by Jim Rattay who was in his sixth season at the helm, got two rushing touchdowns from tailback Ricky Mesa and a touchdown pass from quarterback Grady Benton to fullback Jason St. Gelais for their points. The Jackrabbits defense turned back standout Amphi running back Mario Bates, who rushed for 143 yards on 30 carries but was unable to break any of his signature long runs.