Soccer

Soccer team filled with committed athletes, now no. 3 in nation
By Chris Agnone ’18 THE ROUNDUP Many of the soccer team’s seniors committed to universities after very competitive and successful careers playing high school and club soccer. The soccer team has had a very successful season thus far with a record of 17-0-2, mostly attributed to the many seniors that are committed to a university after graduation this year. Connor McCabe ’18, Tobin Shanks ’18, Sam Fletcher ’18 and Carter…
Soccer suspends returning players after mid-season hazing incident, working to change culture
Photo Illustration By Andrew Brown ’18 | The soccer team hopes to change the team culture heading into next season. By Andrew Howard ’17 & Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP Following events Principal Mr. Bob Ryan described as “hazing” that took place on the varsity soccer team’s annual retreat in January, the school suspended returning players from all soccer activities for a week in the season. The events and subsequent…
Soccer aims for personal growth after 1st-round exit
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | The Brophy soccer team practices during 7th period at the Brophy Sports Complex. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Brophy walked off the field for the last time Feb. 3 after No. 16-seed Desert Vista beat the top-seeded Broncos 4-2 in the first round of the playoffs. Since the upset, Brophy has been working to put themselves in the position to contend again. This…
Bercy explores elite soccer in Italy
Photo courtesy of Karl Bercy ’17 | Bercy spent his spring semester playing soccer in Italy.  By Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP Karl Bercy ’17 decided to spend the second semester of his junior year studying abroad in Italy while exploring his future interests in soccer. Bercy lived and studied at Convitto Nazionale Principe Di Napoli, a boarding school with a soccer team, from January to June of 2016. He spent most…
Soccer looks to build on tradition with young team
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 – The soccer team takes shots on goal at practice Nov. 11. The team looks to make a big impact with many young players this year. By Luis Torres ’16 THE ROUNDUP After soccer earned a 15-3-4 record last year and a loss to Chandler in the semifinals, head coach Mr. Noah Lewkowitz ’98 has his eyes on the state championship this year. “We want…
Morgan on ‘FIFA’ cover positive for youth sports, women’s sports
By Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP This year’s edition of the popular sports game “FIFA”released its cover athlete as they do every year, except this time they added Alex Morgan from the U.S Women’s National Team. Morgan will appear along side Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi on the American retail version. Other notable women’s soccer players will be changed to match the country of sale. Christine Sinclair for Canada and…
Soccer looks for 3rd straight state championship win
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 | The Varsity Soccer team plays a scrimmage match Nov. 16 after school at the Brophy Sports Campus during the last day of tryouts. 2nd year head coach Lewkowitz relies on seniors to help lead team By Blaise Schaefer ’18 THE ROUNDUP Last year’s state championship soccer game went all the way down to penalty kicks, where Fergus Shanks ’15 made the game winning goal.…
‘FIFA 2015’ features solid gameplay, occasional flukiness
“FIFA 2015”—Electronic Arts—for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iOS, Android and Windows Phone 7.5 out of 10 By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Out of all the video game publishers, EA probably has the best scam going. Every year EA manages to charge $60 for new sports games that are only marginally different from their predecessors. The recent releases of “Madden NFL 15,” “NHL 15”…
Freshman Mason earns 3 varsity roles
By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Luke Mason ’17 shattered all expectations of a young high school athlete last year after he became a member of the varsity track team in the Spring. That was his third varsity sport at Brophy as a freshman. The multi-talented Mason was a varsity cross country runner, varsity soccer player and now is a varsity track runner. He has traveled the country with club and…
Gatorade selects Mosharrafa as Arizona player of the year
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP Adam Mosharrafa ’14 was named Gatorade Player of the Year for Arizona boy’s high school soccer this May. With 15 regular season goals and five assists, Mosharrafa joins the likes of athletes such as Derek Jeter in receiving this award. Five other former Brophy soccer players have been awarded Player of the Year. Mosharrafa will attend Stanford University in the fall and signed a…