Sports360AZ All-Academic Baseball Teams (1A-2A)

For nine years, Sports360AZ has been committed to acknowledging the best and brightest student athletes in Arizona. We are excited once again to introduce the Sports360AZ All-Academic Spring Sport Teams brought to you by IBEW Local 640, Desert Financial Credit UnionVenezia’s Pizzeria, San Tan Ford and Valle Luna Mexican restaurants to recognize excellence of student athletes not only in competition but in the classroom as well. 

We were overwhelmed by the response from players, coaches, athletic directors and parents and their nominations. A few notes on how the team was compiled: 

Sports360AZ reached out to every athletic director in the state, as well as every varsity head coach for the respective sports requesting nominations based on performance in the classroom. We also opened up nominations to parents and players as well. This is the only way to be named to the all-academic team. Thank you to the high school community for recognizing these student-athletes!

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As a thank you for participating in the All-Academic Spring teams, Venezia’s is currently offering $4 off any order of $25 or more by using offer code: AZ1421

If you’re looking for great Sonoran food, an inviting atmosphere, look no further than Valle Luna Mexican Cantina. We invite you to enjoy the very best in Sonoran style dishes, our family atmosphere, luncheon specials, children’s menus and our fast, friendly service since 1983. With three Valley locations, you’re able to experience our tremendous menu and atmosphere no matter where you are.

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Thank you so much for your nominations, and be sure to use #Sports360AZScholars when sharing these teams on social media.

Without further ado, we are thrilled to present the Sports360AZ All-Academic Baseball Team. 

First Team

Ben Richardson – Trivium Prep – 4.83 weighted GPA
Hayden Sampson – Tempe Prep Academy – 4.8 weighted GPA
Jack Sayer – Tempe Prep Academy – 4.8 weighted GPA
Spencer Bodow – Tempe Prep Academy – 4.8 weighted GPA
Samuel O’neal – Gilbert Classical Academy – 4.75 weighted GPA
Stone Guymon – Gilbert Classical Academy – 4.72 weighted GPA
Andrew Waldo – Gilbert Classical Academy – 4.72 weighted GPA
Casey Johnson – Horizon Honors – 4.72 weighted GPA
Reese Vilaboy – Chandler Prep – 4.71 weighted GPA
Jake Medlen – Tempe Prep Academy – 4.7 weighted GPA
William Friedman – Gilbert Classical Academy – 4.66 weighted GPA
Cole Dunnett – Gilbert Classical Academy – 4.65 weighted GPA
Caden Bauer – Horizon Honors – 4.65 weighted GPA
Jacob Haney – Gilbert Classical Academy – 4.64 weighted GPA
Cole Montei – Tempe Prep Academy – 4.6 weighted GPA
Evan Kenzler – Horizon Honors – 4.57 weighted GPA
Thomas Tanzer – TRIVIUM PREP – 4.56 weighted GPA
Lucas Hesson – Gilbert Classical Academy – 4.55 weighted GPA
Antonio Arellano – Horizon Honors – 4.5 weighted GPA
Crew Cascaes – Chandler Prep – 4.48 weighted GPA
John Fera – Horizon Honors – 4.47 weighted GPA
Ben Hamby – Horizon Honors – 4.45 weighted GPA
Jose Hernandez – Horizon Honors – 4.41 weighted GPA
Luke Hirth – Trivium Prep – 4.41 weighted GPA
Gabe Ross – Tempe Prep Academy – 4.4 weighted GPA
Kenneth Russell – Tempe Prep Academy – 4.4 weighted GPA
Andrew Morris – Horizon Honors – 4.38 weighted GPA
Krystian Gary – Gilbert Classical Academy – 4.37 weighted GPA
Chase Guymon – Gilbert Classical Academy – 4.34 weighted GPA
Nick Woodroffe – Tempe Prep Academy – 4.3 weighted GPA
Dhruv Rattan – Arete Prep – 4.3 weighted GPA
Cade McNally – Horizon Honors – 4.3 weighted GPA
Aashish Sreejith – Chandler Prep – 4.28 weighted GPA
Nathan Neis – Horizon Honors – 4.27 weighted GPA
Diego Foster – Tempe Prep Academy – 4.2 weighted GPA
Ridley Diez de Medina – Tempe Prep Academy – 4.2 weighted GPA
Wes Lanniuer – Arete Prep – 4.2 weighted GPA
Noah Scilley – Gilbert Classical Academy – 4.17 weighted GPA
Brandon Redenbo – Tombstone – 4.16 weighted GPA
Sam Terpstra – Glendale Prep Academy – 4.1 weighted GPA
Caedin Craft – Trivium Prep – 4.08 weighted GPA
Christian Lopez – Phoenix Christian – 4.04 weighted GPA
Joey Pupillo – Chandler Prep – 4.02 weighted GPA
Zach Park – Scottsdale Christian Academy – 4.01 weighted GPA
Jack Darling – Tempe Prep Academy – 4.0 weighted GPA
Eli Jacobson – Arizona Lutheran – 4.0 weighted GPA
Jeremiah Irvin – Sequoia Pathway Academy – 4.0 weighted GPA
Joaquin Jimenez – Santa Cruz Valley – 4.0 weighted GPA
Matthew Evans – Arete Prep – 4.0 weighted GPA
JR Valenzuela – Glendale Prep Academy – 4.0 weighted GPA
Alvaro Testa – Gilbert Classical Academy – 4.0 weighted GPA
Daniel Peake – Chandler Prep – 4.0 weighted GPA
Jack Warren – Ray – 4.0 unweighted GPA
Tracon Naranjo – Ray – 4.0 unweighted GPA

Honorable Mention

Adam Navarrette – Superior Jr./Sr. – 3.7 unweighted GPA
Adan Alvarado – Phoenix Christian – 3.89 weighted GPA
Adrian Fleming – Phoenix Christian – 3.84 weighted GPA
Alex Maxwell – Tempe Prep Academy – 3.5 weighted GPA
Ally Hing – Superior Jr./Sr. – 3.87 unweighted GPA
Andrew Kerfoot – TRIVIUM PREP – 3.78 weighted GPA
Austin Ragsdale – Horizon Honors – 3.71 weighted GPA
Ayden Rojas – St John Paul II – 3.67 unweighted GPA
Bobby Sadler – Desert Height Preparatory Academy – 3.7 weighted GPA
Brandon Williams – Horizon Honors – 3.91 weighted GPA
Brock Zeller – Phoenix Christian – 3.97 weighted GPA
Carlos Salazar – St John Paul II – 3.14 unweighted GPA
Casey Jenkins – Desert Heights Preparatory Academy – 3.81 weighted GPA
Chase Rojas – St John Paul II – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Clay Oetjen – Arete Prep – 3.5 weighted GPA
Daniel Acuna – Horizon Honors – 3.09 unweighted GPA
Daniel Hansen – Gilbert Classical Academy – 3.58 weighted GPA
Deigo Torres – Horizon Honors – 3.33 unweighted GPA
Ivan Diaz – St John Paul II – 3.56 unweighted GPA
Jacob Dendy – Tempe Prep Academy – 3.66 weighted GPA
Jacob Hanback – Desert Heights Preparatory Academy – 3.75 weighted GPA
Jakarter Orbegozo – Gilbert Classical Academy – 3.66 weighted GPA
Jeremy Pineda – St John Paul II – 3.12 unweighted GPA
Jiseph Randall – Glendale Prep – 3.62 weighted GPA
Joel Esparza – Tombstone – 3.76 weighted GPA
Jorge Lomeli – Arizona Lutheran – 3.86 weighted GPA
Jorge Rodriguez – St John Paul II – 3.33 unweighted GPA
Juan Pietri – Chandler Prep – 3.35 unweighted GPA
Marcus Steele – Gilbert Classical Academy – 3.66 weighted GPA
Michael Myers – St John Paul II – 3.29 unweighted GPA
Nathan Duarte – Superior Jr./ Sr. – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Noah Urbieta – Arizona Lutheran – 3.52 weighted GPA
Nolan Bailey – Chandler Prep – 3.70 weighted GPA
Ozvaldo Falcon-Martinez – St John Paul II – 3.29 unweighted GPA
Reed Bode – Arizona Lutheran – 3.62 weighted GPA
Ryan Ladden – Desert Heights Preparatory Academy – 3.89 weighted GPA
TJ Gray – Arizona Lutheran – 3.67 weighted GPA
Zekiel Esparza – Tombstone – 3.46 unweighted GPA