Ian C. Beck

Water maintenance delay could cause temporary school closure

By Ian C. Beck ’12

Over the Easter break, Brophy got to work on maintenance of the underground well on campus.

According to the Brophy website, the system was in worse shape than expected and maintenance might not be completed by the time classes are set to resume on Tuesday, April 26.

Bronco hoopsters receive Fiesta Region honors

By Ian C. Beck ’12

Coaches from all the teams in the 5A-1 basketball Fiesta region recently named two Broncos, senior center Sai Tummala ’11 and Rodrigo Furtado ’11, to the All-Fiesta Region basketball team.

The team is a compilation of the best players at each position for the Fiesta Region.

Tummala said that after not being named to the team last year, he wanted to prove his ability and show opponents the type of player he was.

‘Selfless’ Brazilian finds second family with basketball team

Down with injury, Furtado impacts team from the bench

By Ian C. Beck ’12

When Jeff Coltin ’11 gives a nod to “everyone’s favorite Brazilian” on the daily announcements, there is no question in the minds of Brophy basketball fans as to whom he is referring.

It could only be Rodrigo Furtado ’11.

Furtado came to Brophy last year as an exchange student from Brazil.

Alumni athletes going strong in college, pros

Bronco alumni playing for ASU, USC, Stanford, Ivy League schools and Pittsburgh Pirates

By Ian C. Beck ’12 & Mason Smith ’11

The Brophy athletic program is more than the championship banners that fill the walls of Robson Gymnasium.

Over the years, Brophy has been producing high-caliber professional and collegiate athletes.

Brophy graduates include three NFL players, one NBA player, one professional soccer player, two Olympic swimmers and a professional golfer, according to the Brophy alumni office.

Baseball club uses playoff loss as motivation heading into new season

By Ian C. Beck ’12

A year ago the Brophy baseball squad made it to the 5A-1 state playoffs where they lost two consecutive games in the double-elimination tournament.

Head coach Mr. Tom Succow described it as a disappointing end to a promising season.

However, 2011 holds new hope for the Broncos as they return 11 lettermen from last year’s group including five players who started last year as sophomores.

What’s Beyond ‘College Prep’?

By Ian C. Beck ’12
This institution is called Brophy College Preparatory, but as many students and teachers attest, the impact it leaves on its students goes far beyond college and into future careers.
According to the 2010-2011 school profile, 99 percent of graduates proceed directly to higher education with 97 percent of graduates proceeding to four-year institutions.
The title of college preparatory does not mislead, but some say it also does not adequately capture what Brophy does for its students.
The impact Brophy has on its students extends beyond college into the real world.

Soccer fights their way to state championship

By Ian C. Beck ’12

The No. 1 ranked Brophy soccer team is the 2011 5A-1 state champions after a 1-0 victory over the Hamilton Huskies Saturday, Feb. 12.

“The guys spoke about national rankings and what we could achieve, but when it came to game-time, nothing else really mattered except pulling together to achieve victory,” head coach Mr. Marc Kelly said in an e-mail Tuesday after the game.

At the half, the game was scoreless but Brophy jumped out to an early lead in the second half when Kyle Seeger ’11 scored on an assist from Esteban Obregon ’11.

Broncos ride early surge to victory against Desert Vista

By Ian C. Beck ’12

The offensive prowess of the Phoenix Suns of old seemed to rub off on the Brophy basketball team at U.S. Airways Center on Feb. 8.

The Broncos exploded early en route to a 67-43 win over the Desert Vista Thunder.

Sai Tummala ’11 led the charge for the Broncos, scoring a team-high 21 points along with eight rebounds and three blocks

Bravo brings Bronco spirit in all that he does

By Ian C. Beck ’12

For those who frequent school sporting events, the Brophy Bronco is a common sight.

The red, fuzzy mascot prances up and down the sidelines with the intensity and passion necessary to jazz up a Brophy-sized crowd.

The man behind the mask approaches everything else in life with the same amount of passion.

Lacrosse looking for more of the same in upcoming season

By Ian C. Beck ’12

Last year, Robby Mayasich ’10, a senior lacrosse player, died several days after being struck by a car while competing in the Ragnar Relay Series, the largest overnight relay running series in the nation.

Dealing with the loss of a teammate, the Brophy lacrosse team rallied together in honor of Mayasich, many players wearing undershirts that bore Mayasich’s No. 8.

The team rode this motivation all the way to the state championship.

“The passing of Robby was a huge motivator for us last year,” said junior defenseman Mack Regan ’12. “His memory will always be with the lacrosse club as we will continue to wear the purple and pink RM stickers on the back of our helmets.”