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Class of 2017 athletes choose colleges (FINAL)

Posted 7/10/17

Valley Vista football players pose during a national signing day ceremony Feb. 1. Seniors, from left to right: Reyes Lara III, Darin Perkins, Gavin Smith, Creston Cooledge, Ben Collier, Vodrey Gates …

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Class of 2017 athletes choose colleges (FINAL)

Valley Vista football players pose during a national signing day ceremony Feb. 1. Seniors, from left to right: Reyes Lara III, Darin Perkins, Gavin Smith, Creston Cooledge, Ben Collier, Vodrey Gates and Francisco Gamez will continue their careers in college. (Elliott Glick/Special to West Valley Preps)

Compiled by Richard Smith
West Valley Preps

Here’s a list of Northwest Valley Class of 2017 athletes who have signed letters of intent or made verbal commitments to play college sports at four-year schools or community colleges next school year.

West Valley Preps will update the list online if notified, but this is the final version of the list to print. In September, we

Athletic directors and parents are invited to email rsmith@yourwestvalley.com with updates and pictures of student athletes signing from Arizona Charter, Cactus, Centennial, Deer Valley, Dysart, Glendale Prep, Ironwood, Joy Christian, Kellis, Liberty, Mountain Ridge, Northwest Christian, Paradise Honors, Peoria, Shadow Ridge, Sunrise Mountain, Valley Vista and Willow Canyon high schools.

Also, please email Richard Smith if any athlete is listed incorrectly or has changed the school he-she signed with. Or send updates or corrections to Richard via Twitter, his handle is @RsmithYWV.


Player                        Position   High School           College

Nagey Abugour             DT       Kellis                      Missouri Valley

Tyrell Aponte                 OT       Peoria                    Arizona (preferred walk-on)

Bo Addicott                   CB      Sunrise Mountain    Minnesota-Crookston

Jeremy Benton               T       Kellis                       Glendale CC

Parker Brubaker              P      Ironwood                 Arizona Christian

Damien Campbell        RB       Kellis                       GCC

Leon Chavez                TE       Dysart                     GCC

Ben Collier                    CB      Valley Vista             Western New Mexico

Creston Cooledge          OT      Valley Vista             Weber State

Ray Cortez                   WR      Peoria                     Phoenix College

Chase Cord                  QB      Sunrise Mountain    Boise State

Ty Cunningham               S      Kellis                       Arizona Christian

Garret Dickens                T       Kellis                      GCC

Kaden Dodge                LB       Liberty                    Phoenix College

Rob Duque                    LB       Peoria                    Mesa CC

Taylor Fiame                  LB      Centennial              GCC

Gage Franklin                  S      Centennial              Phoenix College

Jordan Frieberg            DE       Willow Canyon       Minnesota-Crookston

Travis Fusich                LB        Kellis                      Missouri Valley

Francisco Gamez         OT        Valley Vista             Glendale CC

Vodrey Gates               WR       Valley Vista             Western New Mexico

Caleb Greene               LB        Liberty                    Doane (Neb.)

Isaac Haney                    S       Centennial              San Diego

Evan Helitzer                   C       Cactus                    Central College (Iowa)

Gabe King                    DE       Mountain Ridge       GCC

Brendan Kinnee            LB       Willow Canyon        Minnesota-Crookston

Reyes Lara                   QB       Valley Vista             Minnesota-Crookston

Elijah Lorence              QB      Mountain Ridge       GCC

Ty Love                          S       Sunrise Mountain     Minnesota-Crookston

Frank Maisano             LB        Sunrise Mountain    Scottsdale CC

Andrew Magri              QB        Liberty                     Central College (Iowa)

Jacob Moore               LB        Sunrise Mountain    Arizona Christian

Andrew Nichols           DE        Centennial              Columbia

Mason Nguyen           QB         Ironwood                GCC

Jacob Parks                  P         Centennial              Black Hills State

Darrin Perkins            CB          Valley Vista            Phoenix College

Simeon Rivera           OT          Dysart                    Arizona Christian

Andrew Ruelas          OG          Centennial              GCC

Josh Sheldon               C           Liberty                     Concordia (Minn.)

Josh Slover                  G          Northwest Christian  GCC

Gavin Smith              WR           Valley Vista             South Dakota School of the Mines

Gleson Sprewell          S            Centennial             Mesa CC

Adam Taylor                C            Cactus                   Concordia (Wis.)

Dallan Taylor             OT             Liberty                   Wayne State (Neb.)

Nathan Torres           OT             Peoria                    GCC

Isaiah Veal               WR             Peoria                    Arizona Christian

Jared Villa                 TE             Centennial              Scottsdale CC

Tyler Worrell             QB             Northwest Christian  Mesa CC


Player                      Position      High School             College

Lester Acoba               OF          Willow Canyon         Ottawa Arizona

Dylan Bonzo                  P          Sunrise Mountain     GCC

Aaron Broderick          OF          Sunrise Mountain     Paradise Valley CC

Adam Bronston           OF          Shadow Ridge          Ottawa Arizona

Dylan Chellini                P           Valley Vista              Ottawa Arizona

Rylan Collins               SS          Joy Christian            Ottawa Arizona

Kody Decker                IF          Sunrise Mountain      Ottawa Arizona

Aaron Forrest                P          Centennial                PVCC

Jacob Gonzales           IF           Peoria                      Benedictine (Mesa)

Tyler Hajjar                  2B          Liberty                       GCC

Nick Hamilton              3B          Liberty                      Cochise CC

Jacob Hamrick              P           Sunrise Mountain     GCC

Ryley Kohler                 P           Sunrise Mountain      GCC

Derek Legeza             OF          Liberty                       Pacific

Tommy Lowe                P           Mountain Ridge         New Mexico State

Grant Lung                 SS           Liberty                       Sioux Falls Univ.

Anthony Medrano      SS           Valley Vista                Ventura College (Calif.)

Timmy Mendez             P          Sunrise Mountain       PVCC

Daniel Partida            OF          Sunrise Mountain       PVCC

Tim Pettett                   C           Liberty                      Colorado Christian

Anthony Quattrocchi    P           Joy Christian            Concordia (Calif.)

Erik Ramos                  C          Willow Canyon          Ottawa Arizona

Nick Rogers                  P         Centennial                GCC

Travis Roberts              P          Liberty                      Phoenix College

Alex Robertson          1B           Deer Valley               Ottawa Arizona

Nolan Ruff                    P          Mountain Ridge         Mesa CC

Adrian Salazar             P           Kellis                        Ottawa Arizona

Hayden Sandman        P          Mountain Ridge         Utah Valley

Tyler Schoen              3B          Valley Vista               Ventura College

Clay Schwaner            P           Sunrise Mountain      New Mexico Military Institute

Michael Sears             P           Valley Vista                Colorado Mesa

Tyler Smith                  P           Valley Vista                Cal-State Fullerton

J.T. Stanley                 C           Centennial                 PVCC

Sam Stewart             1B           Liberty                        GCC

Dylan Sund                 P           Sunrise Mountain       Westmont College

Noah Tippery           OF            Liberty                        Simpson College

Trent Turner            OF            Mountain Ridge          PVCC

Nate Young               C             Kellis                          Central Arizona


Player                     Position     High School              College

Payton Alsobrooks      C          Mountain Ridge         Lehigh

Haley Bejarano         OF          Shadow Ridge          Central Florida

Lizzy Cartwright        OF          Deer Valley               Nevada

Ursula Del Campo    1B           Cactus                      West Texas A&M

Brynlee Gibbs           OF          Cactus                      Waldorf (Iowa)

Pilar Gutierrez           2B          Sunrise Mountain      Fort Lewis

Amanda Harris          2B          Ironwood                   GCC

Kaileigh Holland          C         Willow Canyon           Grand Canyon

Hanna Krosky           1B         Sunrise Mountain       Phoenix College

Maya Lentz               SS         Shadow Ridge            PVCC

Devyn Marshall           P         Shadow Ridge           UNLV

Haylie Nelson           OF         Willow Canyon           Maryville (Mo.)

Julia Olibarra            SS          Peoria                       GCC

Kodi Ramirez            SS         Sunrise Mountain       Ferris State

Rosemary Rodriguez OF        Dysart                       Gateway CC

Macie Timmons           C         Ironwood                   Adams State

Mackenzie Whitten   3B          Mountain Ridge         Phoenix College


Player                  Position     High School              College

Katie DeFer             MB         Ironwood                  GCC

Kobie Dunn             OH         Deer Valley               Grand Canyon

Haley Gilmour         MB         Sunrise Mountain     New York Inst. Technology

Remie Johnson         S          Deer Valley               William Woods (Mo.)

Reagan Leonard        L          Centennial                Fresno State

Courtney LaLiberte MB         Liberty                       Cal State-East Bay

Eleni Loizou            MB         Mountain Ridge         Dominican University (Calif.)

Sydney Shaw         RS          Ironwood                   Phoenix College

Kara Spicer            MB         Centennial                 Appalachian State

Lauren Symington  OH        Sunrise Mountain      NW Oklahoma State

Alexa Treguboff      RS          Liberty                      GCC

Dani Wiley               S           Centennial                Chaminade (Hawaii)


Player                  Position     High School              College

Nicho Calles            S           Mountain Ridge         North Central (Ill.)

Isaac Garcia          OH          Liberty                       Ottawa Arizona

Camden Lieva         L            Liberty                       Ottawa Arizona

Alex Marsh            OH          Ironwood                    Benedictine (Mesa)

John Salas             DS          Sunrise Mountain      Ottawa Arizona


Player                Position     High School               College

Mikel Beyers          F           Dysart                        Mesa CC

Dom Ciccaglione   G           Liberty                        South Mountain CC

Geoff Hibbit            F           Ironwood                    Arizona Christian

Jared Rodriguez     G           Mountain Ridge          Idaho

Adrian Van Cleaf  PG          Paradise Honors        Multnomah (Ore.)


Player                 Position     High School               College

Danielle Cassady     PG       Ironwood                    St. Mary's (Kansas)

Kiara Edwards           F         Valley Vista               San Diego State

Emily Henderson      G/F      Ironwood                   Mesa CC

Kiara Rhines              G        Ironwood                   Webster (Missouri)

Lauren Satterwhite    G         Valley Vista               Northwestern

Miyah Ursery              F          Valley Vista               Eastern Arizona CC


Player                  Position     High School               College

Sam Ahern              MF         Shadow Ridge           Ottawa Arizona

Haley German           F          Liberty                       Adams State

Ari Jimenez             MF         Centennial                 Paradise Valley CC

Lauren McGahie       D          Mountain Ridge         Idaho State

Delaney Peery          F           Liberty                      Point Loma Nazarene

McKenna Richards  MF         Northwest Christian  Ottawa Arizona

Analicia Rodriguez   MF         Ironwood                 Arizona Christian

Michaela Solis         MF         Centennial                Gateway CC

Drew Theobald      MF           Valley Vista               Ottawa Arizona

Julia Turino            MF           Mountain Ridge        South Carolina-Beaufort

Madison Zamora    GK           Mountain Ridge        Portland


Player                  Position     High School               College

Josh Aguirre           MF          Liberty                       SCC

Dylan Canet              F          Liberty                       SCC

Richie Navarro          F          Willow Canyon          Ottawa Arizona

Cole Nixon                D          Liberty                       Ottawa Arizona

Kassidy Deardorff of Deer Valley High School signed with UNLV for cross country/track and field in December. (Courtesy Deer Valley High School)


Athlete                     High School          College

Kassidy Deardorff    Deer Valley           UNLV

Joshua Jackson      Valley Vista           Estrella Mountain

Cora Morris             Valley Vista           Estrella Mountain

Mabior Reyak          Peoria                   PVCÇ


Athlete                     High School          College

Cody Garretson       Deer Valley            PVCC

Carlos Hassey         Shadow Ridge       Arizona

David Rodriguez      Valley Vista            Ottawa Arizona

Jocelyn Torres         Peoria                    Ottawa Arizona

Alan Vasquez          Valley Vista            Ottawa Arizona


Player                              Event       High School           College

Gabrielle Buttermore       Sprints      Ironwood               Nebraska-Kearney

Holli Johnson                  Distance    Mountain Ridge    Northern Colorado

Nicole Matheson             Distance   Sunrise Mountain    Boise State


Player                              Event          High School           College

Kassidy Deardorff           Distance       Deer Valley           UNLV

Ivan Hinson                    Jumps          Valley Vista           ASU

Derrick Lenhardt             Hurdles        Dysart                   Ottawa Arizona

Colton Malone                Mid-Distance Glendale Prep    Ottawa Arizona

Brandon McGuire           Hurdles        Kellis                     Wyoming

Mabior Reyak                 Distance       Peoria                   PVCC

Cole Riddle                    Pole Vault     Valley Vista           ASU

Alyson Schwartz            Pole Vault     Deer Valley           Grand Canyon

Ed Thomas                    Hurdles         Valley Vista           Ottawa Arizona