Guardiola, Ahmed named runners-up
By Michael Mandeville ’11
The Roundup is proud to name Robby Mayasich ’10 the 2010 Man of the Year.
Over the past few months Mayasich has touched the hearts of Brophy and its surrounding community unlike anyone ever expected.
Shortly after running a leg of the Ragnar Relay race in late February, Mayasich was hit by a car near the Lake Pleasant area. He died four days later on March 2.
The Roundup presented the award at the school awards assembly April 30. Robby’s father Dan Mayasich accepted the award on his behalf.
During his time at Brophy, Mayasich proved to embody Brophy’s Graduate at Graduation characteristics, making him a true Man for Others.
“It didn’t take four years for Robby to become the ultimate ‘Grad at Grad’,” said Ms. Katie Cardinali in an e-mail. “Many of us witnessed how he lived out each characteristic in a variety of capacities.”
Mayasich was constantly engaged in school work, extracurricular activities and his hobbies.
He was a part of the Brophy varsity lacrosse team, National Honors Society, Key Club, Beach Volley Club, led the Kairos 100 retreat and was an overall outstanding student and musician.
But there always has been more to him than just a list of activities.
Friends and family say something special about Mayasich was his ability to love others profusely and respect himself.
“Robby never compromised who he was for anything or anyone, while he always used his gifts and talents to his full ability,” Ms. Cardinali said.
Mayasich’s will always be remembered at Brophy, in our surroundings, but more importantly in our hearts.
“His blend of love, intellect, artistry, compassion and determination will long be an example for all members of the Brophy Community,” Ms. Cardinali said.
Mayasich undoubtedly has fulfilled his role as a Man for Others, so The Roundup is more than honored to award him with Man of the Year.
Editor’s note: This year’s Man of the Year selection process consisted of faculty nominations, senior voting and a final decision by The Roundup staff.