Photo by Ethan Broer ’19 | (Back row left ot right) Matt Leonard ’17, Matt Kempton ’17, Noah Pittenger ’17, (front row) Jack Blake ’17, Patrick Wintergalen ’17, Caleb Moore ’17 and Rexx Tessler ’17 all pose for a photo after signing their letters of intent on National Signing day Feb. 1. Moore and Leonard will attend Lake Forest for football, Pittenger and Tessler will play football at U of A, Kempton will play basketball and football at NAU, Blake will swim at Alabama and Wintergalen will play soccer at SMU.
By Edwin Perez ’18
Eight seniors formally signed Feb. 1 to continue their playing careers at the collegiate level.
Jack Blake ’17 swam for Brophy and while doing so he broke a 50-freestyle record currently held by Olympian Gary Hall Jr. ’93 He also placed first in state meet in the 50-free, 100-free, 200-free relay and 400-free relay.
He has committed to swim for Alabama.
Patrick Wintergalen ’17, who played club soccer, has committed to Southern Methodist University.
On the football side of things, six athletes committed to continue their career.
Matthew Kempton ’17, who plays both football and basketball for Brophy, decided to tight end for Northern Arizona University.
“The thing I’m probably looking forward to the most is just getting the opportunity to be apart of a team and be able to compete again,” Kempton said. “The main thing that helped me decide was the coaching staff, who made me feel really welcomed and valued.”
Running back Noah Pittenger ’17 committed to the University of Arizona.
“He’s worth the price of admission,” said head football coach Mr. Scooter Molander of Pittenger during an interview after the playoff game against Pinnacle.
Linebacker Rex Tessler ’17 also committed to U of A, meaning he will join Pittenger in Tucson.
Brophy actually has a trio of players going to same college.
They all committed to Lake Forest in Illinois: cornerback Jordan Briggs ’17, quarterback Caleb Moore ’17 and defensive end Matt Leonard ’17.