Michael Moroney

Tennis enters playoffs with No. 1 seed, leaves as champions
By Michael Moroney ’13 THE ROUNDUP The Broncos tennis team entered the first round state playoff matchup as the top seed in Division I and walked away sweeping the tournament. They played against No. 16 Westview Tuesday, April 23. The squad finished the season with a 13-1 record, with their only loss being a 5-4 defeat against Mesa Mountain View. However, head coach Mr. Bill Woods only used one of…
Experienced starting pitcher Westra takes mound for senior season
By Michael Moroney ’13 THE ROUNDUP Two-year varsity starting pitcher Michael Westra ’13 got the hang of the playoff baseball environment quicker than most during his junior season. During the Brophy baseball team’s playoff run to the state championship game last year, Westra started two games in wins for the Broncos. “We had a stacked team last year with plenty of college talent,” said head baseball coach Mr. Tom Succow.…
Volleyball sets up for new season
Senior heavy team shooting to improve upon third place finish last season By Michael Moroney ’13
 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy volleyball squad began the 2013 season with a third place finish out of 30 teams at the Chandler Wolf Howl Invitational against some of the top competition in Arizona. The Broncos went 6-3 in their first matches of the season, held March 1-2, and Ryne Benson ’15 was named the…
Volleyball season commences with early season tournaments
By Michael Moroney ’13 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy volleyball squad began the 2013 season with a third place finish out of 30 teams at the Chandler Wolf Howl Invitational against some of the top competition in Arizona. The Broncos went 6-3 in their first matches of the season, held March 1-2, and Ryne Benson ’15 was named the MVP of the entire tournament. “Sophomore Ryne Benson is our most talented…
Soccer turns up heat in second half, knocks off Desert Vista for championship
Brophy 2 Desert Vista 0 View photos from the game By P. Erik Meyer ’14 & Michael Moroney ’13 THE ROUNDUP Brophy soccer scored two goals in the second half Saturday, Feb. 9 against the No. 3 Desert Vista Thunder to clinch the Division I state championship for the second time in three years. “Last year’s team was very similar to this year’s team,” said head soccer coach Mr. Marc…
Soccer wins in OT, advances to state championship game
Brophy 3 Tolleson 1  By George Liddy ’14 & Michael Moroney ’13 THE ROUNDUP Brophy defeated Tolleson in overtime Thursday, Feb. 7, advancing them to the state championship game. There was no score through the first half, however Brophy had nine shots in the first half and four of them were on target. “I thought we attacked well throughout the first half and controlled possession most of the time,” said…
Wrestling finishes dual meet schedule with winning record
By Michael Moroney ’13 THE ROUNDUP So far in the 2012-2013 wrestling season, the Broncos have competed in numerous dual meets with Arizona opponents and have traveled to a couple national tournaments. “We have to keep pushing to gain an advantage over other teams,” said varsity wrestler Ben Sierpina ’13. “Hopefully our hard work will pay off in the end.” The Broncos began practicing in November and their first dual…
Soccer advances to quarterfinals with defeat of Tucson
Brophy 3 Tucson 0 By Michael Moroney ’13 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy soccer squad gained a 3-0 home victory over the 16th seeded Tucson Badgers in the first round of the Arizona state tournament Jan. 30. The Broncos entered the playoffs as the No. 1 seed in Arizona after finishing the season with a 12-0 record against Arizona opponents. They had not played the Badgers yet this season. “They weren’t…
Wrestling finishes dual meet schedule with winning record
By Michael Moroney ’13 THE ROUNDUP So far in the 2012-2013 wrestling season, the Broncos have competed in numerous dual meets with Arizona opponents and have traveled to a couple national tournaments. “We have to keep pushing to gain an advantage over other teams,” said varsity wrestler Ben Sierpina ’13. “Hopefully our hard work will pay off in the end.” The Broncos began practicing in November and their first dual…
Senior Croom defines himself through local indoor rock climbing
Climbing provides mental, physical tests By Andrew Marini ’13 & Michael Moroney ’13 THE ROUNDUP With his hands covered in chalk, Jonathan Croom ’13 swings from rock to rock with ease. Croom frequently spends his time after school, doing what he loves, rock climbing. On any given weekday afternoon Croom can be found hanging upside down on a rock wall at AZ on The Rocks. He also climbs at Phoenix…