Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

Induction Ceremony
November 23rd
at Westwood Auditorium


Emily Porter-LeSueur
Westwood (1990)

LeSueur enjoyed solid seasons at Westwood swimming the distances 200 free and 500 free, but earned her kudos after graduation as a member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic sychronized swimming team. That team ended up winning the gold medal in the 1996 Olympics held in Atlanta, Ga. LeSueur was one of 10 members of the elite team.


David Rathjen
Westwood (1990)

Rathjen was a key contributor to the Warriors winning back-to-back state titles in track and field. He was the individual state champ in the high jump in 1989 and 1990 (both title years for the team). He had jumps of 6 feet, 10 inches each year to win the top spot. He also has the distinction of being one of only five high jumpers in state prep history to clear 7 feet. His best jump was 7 feet 1/4 inch.


Chuck Smith
Westwood (1990)

Smith helped the Warriors to state track titles in 1989 and 1990, but was huge in 1990 when he won the 400-meters, anchored the 1,600-relay team to victory with at the time a clocking just one second off the state record, plus a third-place finish that season in the 200. Smith was one of the state's top quarter-milers throughout his three years at Westwood.


Nick Manthey
Red Mountain (1999)

Manthey captured individual 5A golf titles in both 1997 and 1998 in the middle of a string of state title seasons for the Mountain Lions. Red Mountain captured team state titles in 1997 and 1998 with Manthey leading the way. Manthey went on to play golf collegiately at Vanderbilt for one season, red-shirted a year and finished out with a couple season at Arizona State.


Keith Miller
Mountain View (1979)

Miller was a standout defensive back and receiver in the infancy of the Toros' football program. Miller helped the team to its first state title in 1978 capturing state player of the year and all-state honors. He is Mountain View's career leader in receiving yardage (1,622) and interceptions (20). He is fifth all-time in all-purpose yardage, best among non-quarterbacks.


Jessica Crothers
Dobson (1996)

Crothers was an all-state performer in soccer in the 1995-96 season and captured state player of the year honors for the 1995-96 season as well. She played two seasons 1994-95 and 1995-96, the first two years soccer was added as high school sport in Arizona. Crothers holds the school record for most points in a season (56), a high total considering Dobson's history of turning out top soccer talent.


Ken Wilkins
Westwood (1991)

Wilkins excelled in two sports, football and track in his career at Westwood spanning 1988-1991. He started in the secondary all three years on the varsity football team and was a member of the 1988 state championship team. He earned all-state honors on defense in 1990. He received a scholarship to the University of Colorado where he played defensive back from 1993-1996. He also excelled in track, particularly the 200 meters, where he was the individual state champ in 1991 in that event helping the Warriors to a state runner-up finish. Also competed for two state title track teams at Westwood in 1989 and 1990.


Shea Hillenbrand
Mountain View (1993)

Hillenbrand earned all-state and state player of the year honors in soccer for the 1992-93 season and also played baseball, the sport that took him to the next level. He played junior college baseball for two seasons at Mesa Community College and earned player of the year honors in 1996. He was drafted that June by the Boston Red Sox in he 10th round. He advanced to the majors in 2001 with the Red Sox and enjoyed several solid seasons in the majors playing for Boston, Arizona, Toronto, San Francisco, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels through 2007.


Mike MacDougal
Mesa High (1996)

MaDougal wasa standout pitcher for the Jackrabbits with a senior season that netted him a 9-2 record and 1.00 earned run average. He went on to attend Wake Forest University for three seasons where he excelled. Wake Forest won Atlantic Coast Conference titles in 1998 and 1999. In the 1999 season MacDougal earned All-American honors. He went on to get selected by the Kansas City Royal in the first round of the major league draft in June of 1999. He has sinced pitched in the majors, predominantly as a reliever and closer for Kansas City, the Chicago White Sox and Washington Nationals from 2001 through 2009 with injuries limiting his career in the middle of that stretch.


David John
Red Mountain Boys Golf Coach

John coached golf at Red Mountain from the mid-1990s through the beginning of a new decade in 2000. In that stretch the Mountain Lions captured five team titles 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 2000. Red Mountain was runner-up in 1999. John coached two individuals who won state titles (Nick Manthey 1997 and 1998) and Matt Brooks (2000).



WW Boys Track Westwood Boys Track 1989
WW Girls Track Westwood Girls Track 1989