Special Recognitions




2.17.19 | 5A Northeast Valley Recognitions

Jacqueline Culver, Elsa Davis, & Alexa Clatt named All-Region 1st Team

Janelle Petruzzella, Megan Chermack, & Caitlin Redican named All-Region 2nd Team (Click here for comeple listing).



2.17.19 | 5A Northeast Valley Recognitions

Bergevin & Rider named All-Region 1st Team;

Yowell & Branum named All-Region 2nd Team; Honorable Mentions: Boccaccio, Lynch, McLane, Roche, Semro & Sodhi (Click here for comple listing.)

2.17.19 | 5A Northeast Valley Recognitions

Coach Navarro named Region Coach of the Year (Click Here)



2.17.19 | 5A Northeast Valley Recognitions

Skylar Certo named All-Region 1st Team & Offensive Player of the Year; Honorable Mentions: Luke Roberts & Jason Siegle (Link: Click Here)



2.17.19 | 5A Northeast Valley Recognitions

Alivia Pautz named All-Region 1st Team & Defensive Player of the Year; Honorable Mention: Zoe McCarthy (Link: Click Here)

az high school hockey:

all-state & all arizona

1.30.19 | 2018-19 All-State & All-Arizona Selections

D1 All-State (Demonstrating high level of play):
Grant Oneal (Forward)
Danny Doherty (Forward)
Jacob Poteet (Forward)
Luke Schwindt (Defense)
Matt Sigrist (Goalie)

D1 All-State Honorable Mention:
Michael Miscio (Forward)

D2 All-State:
Michael Doherty (Forward), not pictured here

D2 All-State Honorable Mention:
AJ Fryer (Forward)
AJ Martin (Defense)

ALL ARIZONA: (Most votes in All-State Balloting)
Danny Doherty (Forward)
Luke Schwindt (Defense)



1.19.19 | Farrell Honored

Jake Farrell received the Arizona All-American First Team Football award

ARizona high school hockey association:

2018-19 all star team

D1 Selections:

Grant O'Neil, Michael Miscio & Danny Doherty

D2 Selections:

Michael Doherty, Kade Gramlich & AJ Martin

More information: click here

Arizona varsity.com:

2018 Football Awards

1.14.19 | 2018 ArizonaVarsity.com Awards

Player of the Year: Jake Smith

Linebacker of the Year: Brock Locnikar

2018 5A Region Awards (Northeast Valley):

Player of the Year: Jake Smith

Defensive MVP: Brock Locnikar

Coach of the Year: George Prelock

2018 5A All-ArizonaVarsity.com Team:

1st Team - WR/TE: Jake Smith, OL: Cade Bennett & LB: Brock Locnikar; 2nd Team - OL: Cale Gregory & DL: Grant Boyer; Honorable Mention - QB: Jake Farrell, RB: Dominick Mastro, TE: Luke Roberts, DB: Trey Cartledge, Underclassmen: James Jaquint

Link: click here



12.14.18 | Sports360AZ All-Academic Football Team (5A)

1st Team: Gregory (4.38 weighted GPA, 3.97 unweighted GPA), Elsholz (4.21 weighted GPA), Locnikar (4.11 weighted GPA, 3.99 unweighted GPA)

Honorable Mentions: McKeon, Bennett, Butt, Boyer, Farrell, Smith, Garrison, Jaquint, Roberts, Brodar, Gray, Siegel

Click here for the complete listing



12.12.18 | All-Conference Selections

Grant Boyer (DL), Brock Locnikar (LB), Cale Gregory (OL), & Jake Smith (Flex) have been recognized as 5A All-Conference First Team selections. Smith (WR) was also a 5A Top 25 Team selection. Click here for a complete listing.



12.11.18 | Smith Named AZ's First National Gatorade POY

In its 34th year of honoring the nation's most elite high school athletes, The Gatorade Company announced Jake Smith as the 2018-19 Gatorade National Football Player of the Year. Smith won the award for his accomplishments on and off the field, joining a group of previous winners that includes Emmitt Smith (1986-87, Escambia High School, Fla.), Matthew Stafford (2005-06 Highland Park High School, Texas) and Christian McCaffrey (2012-13, 2013-14, Valor Christian High School, Colo.).

Smith is now a finalist for the most prestigious award in high school sports, the Gatorade Male High School Athlete of the Year award, which is announced at a special ceremony prior to The ESPY Awards in July.

Click here for Jake's Gatorade Profile



12.06.18 | Smith Named Gatorade AZ POY

Gatorade announced Jake Smith as its 2018-19 Gatorade Arizona Football Player of the Year. Smith is the 1st Gatorade Arizona Football Player of the Year to be chosen from Notre Dame Prep. In addition, he was named to Gatorade's "Top 3 Watch List" for the Gatorade National Player of the Year. Click here for more information.



12.02.18 | Curran Wins AJGA's Senior Showcase

Jon Curran (-2) won the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA)'s Evian International & Senior Showcase. The 36-hole, stroke-play event featured golfers from 13 countries & 10 states.



Jessica Terlizzi (Hitter/Middle Blocker) was named All-Conference 1st Team (link)



Jake Smith (Player of the Year), Brock Locnikar (Defensive Player of the Year), Coach Prelock (Coach of the Year)

1st Team - Trey Cartledge (DB), Grant Boyer (DL), Brock Locnikar (LB), Cade Bennett (OL), Cale Gregory (OL), Jake Farrell (QB), Zack Gray (WR/TE), Dominick Mastro (RB), Jake Smith (RB)

2nd Team - James Garrison (DB), Connor Butt (LB), Henry Simon (OL), Luke Roberts (WR/TE)


[Click here for a complete listing]



The first-ever Swim Meet of Champions will take place on Wednesday, November 7 at Phoenix Country Day. The meet will feature champions from every event at the 2018 finals across all divisions to determine the best of the best. The top 10 athletes in each individual event will be seeded into the AIA Meet of Champions. The next three individuals will be slated as alternates. This applies to all individual events, including diving. The top 10 relays in each relay event will be seeded into the AIA Meet of Champions. The next three relays will be slated as alternates.

Ayden Chanin (Girls 200 Free) and William Bansberg (Boys 200 IM) will be representing Notre Dame Prep. Click here to view the initial psych sheet. Click here for more information about the event.

Grand Canyon state gridiron club:


The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club has announced the recipients of the Ed Doherty Award Week 10 Performance Medallions, which includes Ben Locnikar from Notre Dame Prep.

Locnikar leads a young core of NDP defensive players with 119 tackles, 88 of which were solo tackles and 17 of which were for a loss. During the Saints’ 47-35 win over Phoenix Paradise Valley, he recorded 14 tackles, 11 of which were solo.

Northeast Valley Region:


1st Team: Aneliesa Cartledge, Jessica Terlizzi, 2nd Team: McKenna Douglas, Honorable Mention: Sophia Ross, Gillian McCauley, Emma Garcia, Co-Coach of the Year: Coach Burbridge

Grand Canyon state gridiron club:


The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club announced Jake Smith as a Week 5 Performance Medallion recipient. Smith caught 6 passes for 160 yards, 4 touchdowns, & added a rushing TD in a 58-14 victory over Cactus Shadows. The Ed Doherty Award will be announced at a luncheon on Dec. 8.



Jake Smith
All America Game Selection

Under Armour officially made Jake Smith an Under Armour All-American with a special jersey presentation on September 24, 2018. The Texas commit has 24 TDs through 6 games.

The game will take place on Jan. 3 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. and will be televised live on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. EST.

Arizona cardinals:

player of the week

Jake Smith named Arizona Cardinals Player of the week for his week two performance against Sunnyslope on August 24th, 2018.

Final stats:

•16 carries for 237 rushing yards
• 8 catches for 117 receiving yards
• 75-yard KO return for TD
• 6 total TDs



2018 All-Academic Softball Team

Based on the nominations from coaches and members of the Arizona high school softball community, Sports360AZ introduces the 2018 Arizona All-Academic Softball Team spotlighting the best the state has to offer both on the diamond and in the classroom.

2018 All-Academic Softball Team:

  • Emma Cervi, 4.21 weighted GPA 

Honorable Mentions:

  • Faith Scaramella, 3.60 weighted GPA
  • Kimberly Gilderoy, 3.76 weighted GPA
  • Madison Osmussen, 3.83 weighted GPA
  • Rachel Sipes, 3.93 weighted GPA

(Source: Sports360AZ)

5A Northeast valley region conference:

all region team

All-Region 1st Team:

  • Rachel Sipes-senior-Pitcher
  • Maddie Osmussen-sophomore-Position Player

All-Region 2nd Team:

  • Kim Gilderoy-junior-Catcher
  • Makayla Drew-sophomre-Position Player

Honorable Mentions:

  • Emma Cervi-Freshmen-Position Player
  • Sydney Drew-Senior-Pitcher
  • Lexi Druken-Sophomore-Position Player
  • Alayna Park-Sophomore-Pitcher
  • Faith Scaramella-Freshmen-Catcher



Blake Storey & Zack Siegel
Lacrosse Player of the Year Nominees

Zackary Siegel

A junior this season, Siegel started every game on defense for Notre Dame since he arrived on campus his freshman year. The anchor for a defense that allowed a stingy 4½ goals per game, an average which led the state. He was also the highest scoring defenseman in Arizona the past two years.

Blake Storey

A two-sport athlete, Story excels in football but is a true offensive threat in lacrosse. Scored 55 goals as a midfielder for his team as a senior, the Div. I state champs. In fact, he was a major factor in Notre Dame's back-to-back state titles.

(Source: azcentral.com)

Grand Canyon State Gridirion Club:


Cole Fischer & Jake Smith
Ed Doherty Award Nominees

The Ed Doherty Award, which was established in 1987 and went away after 2012, is back to honor the top high school football player in Arizona.

Senior power running back Cole Fischer and juior running back/wide receiver Jake Smith were given nominee medallions at a lunchtime ceremony on November 2, 2017. 

(Source: AZcentral)

arizona high school coaches association:

arizona all-american

Vincent Elrod
Arizona All-American Selection

Notre Dame Prep defensive linebacker Vincent Elrod was named an Arizona All-American by The Arizona High School Coaches Association, American Leadership Academy and United Dairymen of Arizona.

Elrod received this award at the American Leadership Academy banquet on January 27, 2018.

NDP Head Football Coach George Prelock, along with others, nominated Elrod based on his athletic ability, high GPA, numerous hours of Christian service, leadership on and off of the football field, school involvement and citizenship.

Other criteria used in the selection process includes national recognition, state awards, regional awards and school team awards. Other accolades Elrod has earned include, All Gridiron AZ Team linebacker, First Team All Region, All State Award, 2017 All Academic football team, he led NDP in tackles his junior and senior years, Defensive MVP of NDP football team.

In addition to school, football and volunteering, Elrod is a member of NDP's Business Club, Club USA and National Honor Society. Next year, Elrod will either attend school at the University of San Diego or Stanford University.

Under Armour & American Family Insurance:


Slater Zellers
All America Game Selection

Saints senior long snapper Slater Zellers received his Under Armour All America Game jersey Monday at his school as part of the American Family Insurance Selection Tour, and he presented his parents, Brad and Diana Zellers, with the Dream Champion Award.

The All America Game features the top 100 high school football players nationwide, and members of the team were selected by ESPN recruiting. Zellers, a three-star Cal commit, is the 1st-ranked long snapper in the country, according to ESPN.

The Under Armour All America Game is scheduled for January 4, 2018 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. and will be televised live on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. EST.

(Source: USA Today High School Sports)

arizona cardinals:

player of the week

Jake Smith
Player of the Week (Week 3)

NDP wide receiver Jake Smith was named Arizona Cardianls and Wells Fargo "High School Player-of-the-Week" for September 11-15. Smith led the Saints to a 54-28 victory over St. Mary's Catholic High School on Sept. 8 afer combining for 350 all-purpose yards. He caught six passes for 277 yards and four touchdowns to go along with 26 rushing yards and 47 return yards in the win.

Smith was given a glass trophy with the statistics acknowledging the award at presentation ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 14 by representatives from the team, Cardinals Cheerleaders and Cardinals team mascot Big Red at Notre Dame Prep.

The Cardinals 15-year "Player-of-the-Week" award presented by Wells Fargo is selected by a local sports panel consisting of Cardinals Senior Director of Community Relations Luis Zendejas, former high school football coach Kelly Epley, NBC 12 News sports anchor Bruce Cooper, high school play-by-play announcer Michael Carotenuto, and Arizona Republic/azcentral.comwriters Richard Obert, Scott Bordow and Richard Morin.

(Link: Arizona Cardinals)


Phoenix Regional Sports Commission:


Jordan Schlueter
PRSC Student Athlete of the Year

Jordan Schlueter of Notre Dame Preparatory High School in Scottsdale, Ariz. took home PRSC’s Student Athlete of the Year award for his 3.94 GPA and contributions to the school’s track and football teams. A defensive back, Schlueter was named a First Team All-State team. He has passed up offers from Yale, Harvard and Stanford to attend college at Arizona State University in the fall.

(Source: Arizona Sports 98.7FM)

Arizona Interscholastic Association:


Allison Heredia
4A/5A Scholar Athlete Recipient

Of all her accomplishments on the field – Allison is an even better person off the field. Her compassion for others with her big heart and burning desire to learn has led to her continual academic, athletic and social successes. She has participated on the soccer team all four years at Notre Dame Prep. Allison helped lead her team to win a total of 63 games in that time span, despite her serious knee injury her sophomore year. She was recently voted on by her soccer teammates as the 2014 NDP Kathy Reisdorf Character Award Recipient - an award that best exemplifies the qualities of dedication, perseverance, selflessness and leadership by example.

Not only has Allison been thoroughly involved in athletics while attending Notre Dame she has also given back many hours to her extracurricular activities. She has been a part of the NDP Student Government helping coordinate Prom and being the chair for the Hope Kids Event. Allison is also a part of the Notre Dame Prep Diversity Club, Nation Honor Society as well as NDP Ambassadors Club.

Arizona Interscholastic Association:


Grant Zaro
4A/5A Scholar Athlete Recipient

Grant is at the top of his class at Notre Dame Prep and he has earned numerous national and regional academic and achievement awards. Grant has earned his varsity letter in Cross Country, Swim & Dive, Soccer and Track. He has also participated on the schools Lacrosse team all four years at Notre Dame Prep. He has been more than the ideal student- athlete and has shown the ability to balance school work and athletics both at a high level. Grant was recently recommended to be a Leader at the Freshman Day of Reflection. Not only did Grant help coordinate activities and lead small group discussions. His ability to engage with others and be influential among his peers is evident in his interactions and demeanor; he does so with an unassuming ease, humility and maturity.

Grant’s academic record continues to stand out as well. He will have completed seven Advanced Placement courses and fourteen Honors courses by the time we graduates. These courses, coupled with his achievement of a grade point average of 4.45, have earned Grant the distinction of being a Summa Honors graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory.

Arizona Interscholastic Association:


Notre Dame Preparatory
Tony Komadina Award Recipient

In 1987 the AIA Executive Board established the Tony Komadina Award for Outstanding Girls’ Athletic Program to recognize schools that demonstrate advocacy of, and progress in, girls’ athletics. Mr. Komadina served as Executive Director from 1976 to 1987.

(Source: AIAonline.org)


Arizona Interscholastic Association:


Christopher Harvey
4A/5A Scholar Activity Recipient & Scholar Athlete Finalist

Graduating with Summa Cum Laude and participating in three varsity level sports as well as community and school service, Christopher has surpassed many expectations. With no breaks from athletics or academics, CJ manages to works just as hard at both, and has accomplished just that. He has been the starting punter for the Varsity football team for the past two years. He is a Captain and start for Varsity basketball, and was Captain/Team Leader for his Tennis team. Christopher not only has managed a GPA of 4.0 or higher while taking eight AP and fourteen honors courses in the rigorous college preparatory environment, he has managed to make time to give back to his community as well. Spending over 180 plus hours divided between St Patrick's Church, Welcome to America, Andre House, NDP Sports Camp, Brain Camp and Hope Kids. He is an exemplary student, athlete and person. He is conscientious, hardworking, mature beyond his years, and a true leader.

"CJ has tremendous potential to positively affect the world around him." - Kristin Sullivan, Counselor

"Being a member of a team or involvement in outside activities is not the main thing that sets CJ apart from other students - it is his character." - David D. Gonsalves, NDP Principal

"CJ is the type of young man who can be counted on to do the right thing in almost any situation he encounters and is viewed by his peers as someone to look to for guidance and direction." - Bruce Hermie, Coach

(Source: AIAonline.org)


Arizona Interscholastic Association:


Scot Bemis
Coach of the Year Recipient

Scot Bemis first entered the Notre Dame community in May of 2002. At that time Notre Dame Preparatory in Scottsdale, Arizona existed in name only and was set to open its doors to its first class of students in August of 2002. Scot was brought in to teach science and pilot the Saints’ football program. When he arrived on campus to assess his facilities, he found no fields to practice on, no weight room to prepare his kids in and no athletes to fill out the new pads and helmets that had been ordered. Most men would immediately regret their decision to take on the task of not playing Varsity football for two years and having no facilities to grow columns their team, but Scot is not your ordinary foot ball coach. When the dust from that first season of football had settled, Scot had led his team to a 2-6 record. His last five teams have won two State Championships, reached the semi-finals, quarter finals and made two first round playoff appearances. To Scots players he is much more than just a coach. He is a role-model and a father figure just as much as he is a football coach.

Arizona Interscholastic Association:


Notre Dame Preparatory
Director's Cup Recipient

Notre Dame Prep won the Arizona Interscholastic Association Director’s Cup, which recognizes one area school for excellence in academics, athletics and activities.


(Source: AIAonline.org)

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