Sports360AZ All-Academic Baseball Teams (5A-6A)

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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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

Raimundo Heredias – Agua Fria – 5.02 weighted GPA
Ethan Hott – Chaparral – 5.0 weighted GPA
Sean Garcia – Nogales – 4.86 weighted GPA
Dylan Nguyen – Paradise Valley – 4.81 weighted GPA
Christian Pickerel – Chandler – 4.8 weighted GPA
Marcos Smith – Mountain Pointe – 4.74 weighted GPA

Bennett Allen – Cactus Shadows – 4.7 weighted GPA
Carlos Pino – Maricopa – 4.7 weighted GPA
Evan Leshinskie – Paradise Valley – 4.63 weighted GPA
Roan Steines – Casteel – 4.63 weighted GPA
Brandon Enders – Millennium – 4.63 weighted GPA
Ashton Zacher – Canyon View – 4.61 weighted GPA
Jackson Headon – Paradise Valley – 4.6 weighted GPA
Alex Benitez – Carl Hayden Community – 4.6 weighted GPA
Andres Galvez – Casteel – 4.6 weighted GPA
Jesse Kaphing – Mountain Pointe – 4.58 weighted GPA

Reid Kirane – Paradise Valley – 4.57 weighted GPA
Tyler Hatch – Casteel – 4.57 weighted GPA
Diego Garcia – Canyon View – 4.56 weighted GPA
Ethan Quitmeyer – Chandler – 4.55 weighted GPA
Matthew Fike – Casteel – 4.53 weighted GPA
Paul Thomas Teel – Nogales – 4.53 weighted GPA
Bradley Nisbet – Williams Field – 4.51 weighted GPA
Garrett Merdich – Corona del Sol – 4.51 weighted GPA
Zachary Sailer – Casteel – 4.5 weighted GPA
Brok Liu – Chandler – 4.5 weighted GPA
Michael Kasik – Chandler – 4.5 weighted GPA
Nolan Lopez – Brophy – 4.5 weighted GPA
Fabian Martinez – Central – 4.5 weighted GPA
Patrick Herrera – Skyline – 4.5 weighted GPA
Luis Manzanarez – South Mountain – 4.5 weighted GPA
Masson Special – Cactus Shadows – 4.47 weighted GPA
JD Sobeck – Desert Ridge – 4.43 weighted GPA
Mason Russell – Casteel – 4.42 weighted GPA
Chris Lavin – Perry – 4.42 weighted GPA
Brendan Killeen – Verrado – 4.42 weighted GPA

Jose Romero – Alhambra – 4.4 weighted GPA
Bradley Nisbet – Williams Field – 4.4 weighted GPA
Austin Vega – Chandler – 4.4 weighted GPA
William Argabright – Cactus Shadows – 4.38 weighted GPA
Tyler Kearney – Mountain Pointe – 4.38 weighted GPA
Brenna Pongrantz – Mountain Pointe – 4.36 weighted GPA

Nathan Greene – Millennium – 4.35 weighted GPA
Sam Boesen – Perry – 4.35 weighted GPA
Kaden Kosower – Canyon View – 4.33 weighted GPA
Trey Anderson – Corona Del Sol – 4.33 weighted GPA
Diego Gonzalez – Maricopa – 4.33 weighted GPA
Landon Springmeyer – Corona Del Sol – 4.33 weighted GPA
Donovan Manithip – Casteel – 4.3 weighted GPA
Ethan Bird – Paradise Valley – 4.3 weighted GPA
Nate Ortiz – Chandler – 4.3 weighted GPA
Cole Rogers – Mountain Pointe – 4.3 weighted GPA

Christian Ramirez – Agua Fria – 4.29 weighted GPA
Carson Gnetz – Chandler – 4.28 weighted GPA
Elias Harrington – Skyline – 4.28 weighted GPA
Brayden Coburn – Apollo – 4.2 weighted GPA
Jackson Reid – Campo Verde – 4.2 weighted GPA
Sean Kinert – Cactus Shadows – 4.2 weighted GPA
Zach Makey – Higley – 4.2 weighted GPA
Abraham Ruvalcaba – Central – 4.2 weighted GPA
Jason Miller – Valley Vista – 4.2 weighted GPA
Tyler Acton – Verrado – 4.2 weighted GPA
Tommy Chiappetti – Verrado – 4.2 weighted GPA

Jack Boesen – Perry – 4.19 weighted GPA
Luke Jones – Campo Verde – 4.18 weighted GPA
Julian Alemany – Brophy Prep – 4.18 weighted GPA
Alex Demos – Cactus Shadows – 4.18 weighted GPA
Jackson Sluiter – Higley – 4.17 weighted GPA
Tate Scott – Chandler – 4.17 weighted GPA
Adam Perri – Casteel – 4.17 weighted GPA
Colin Halvorson – Pinnacle – 4.17 weighted GPA
Linden Reaburn – Casteel – 4.15 weighted GPA
Cinch Smith – Perry – 4.14 weighted GPA
Ronnie Prusia – Desert Ridge – 4.14 weighted GPA
Kade Thompson – Casteel – 4.12 weighted GPA
Nate Pokorney – Basha – 4.1 weighted GPA
Crew Edwards – Arcadia – 4.1 weighted GPA
LuisAngel Valdez Machado – Carl Hayden Community – 4.1 weighted GPA
Liam Whalen – Canyon View – 4.06 weighted GPA
Carson Bittner – Campo Verde – 4.05 weighted GPA
Cade Bleeker – Desert Ridge – 4.03 weighted GPA
Jackson DeChristina – Campo Verde – 4.02 weighted GPA
Trace Laudenschlager – Cactus Shadows – 4.02 weighted GPA
Bronson Sluiter – Higley – 4.0 weighted GPA
Cody Mowers – Higley – 4.0 weighted GPA
Isaac Rehfield – Casteel – 4.0 weighted GPA
Karsen Waslefsky – Casteel – 4.0 weighted GPA
Keegin Rodin – Arcadia – 4.0 weighted GPA
Cole Carlon – Corona del Sol – 4.0 weighted GPA
Justin Corless – Corona del Sol – 4.0 weighted GPA
Brandon Frank – Desert Ridge – 4.0 weighted GPA
James Meyers – Maricopa – 4.0 weighted GPA
Parker Lay – Maricopa – 4.0 weighted GPA
John Lauinger – Pinnacle – 4.5 unweighted GPA
Juan Kalermera – Pinnacle – 4.39 unweighted GPA
Ben Carlo – Pinnacle – 4.33 unweighted GPA
Owen Wade – Pinnacle – 4.22 unweighted GPA
Teagan Kearney – Mountain Pointe – 4.15 weighted GPA

Cameron Klaudt – Pinnacle – 4.1 unweighted GPA
Casey Parsons – Pinnacle – 4.04 unweighted GPA
Kaden Schiefelbein – Liberty – 4.00 unweighted GPA
Jacob Resnick – Arcadia – 4.0 unweighted GPA
Jett Manuelito – Arcadia – 4.0 unweighted GPA
Kellen Slade – Arcadia – 4.0 unweighted GPA
Logan Hall – Williams Field – 4.0 unweighted GPA
Ryan Spier – Arcadia – 4.0 unweighted GPA
Ryland Johnson – WIlliams Field – 4.0 unweighted GPA
T.J. Carnes – Williams Field – 4.0 unweighted GPA
Alan Islas – Arcadia – 4.0 unweighted GPA
Emiliano Borrego – Arcadia – 4.0 unweighted GPA
Solomon Riccio – Arcadia – 4.0 unweighted GPA
Blake Heffron – Chandler – 4.0 unweighted GPA

Honorable Mention

Aaron Francis – Central – 3.8 weighted GPA
Abraham Zazueta – Trevor G. Browne – 3.83 weighted GPA
Adolfo Berumen – Alhambra – 3.9 weighted GPA
Adrian Martinez – Maricopa – 3.17 unweighted GPA
Aidan Allen – Pinnacle – 3.96 unweighted GPA
Aiden Shumaker – Chandler – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Andrew Madrid – Verrado – 3.7 weighted GPA
Angel Duran – Carl Hayden Community – 3.76 weighted GPA
Anthony Makinster – Chandler – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Austin Balmes – Corona del Sol – 3.6 weighted GPA
Ben Fruehwirth – Pinnacle – 3.90 weighted GPA
Benigno Pineda – Trevor G. Browne – 3.45 weighted GPA
Blake Haase – Williams Field – 3.75 unweighted GPA
Brandon Koble – Red Mountain – 3.74 weighted GPA
Brandon Sorenson – Maricopa – 3.1 unweighted GPA
Brayden Grantham – Red Mountain – 3.96 weighted GPA
Breaden Schnabel – Corona del Sol – 3.67 weighted GPA
Brett Halliday – Williams Field – 3.6 unweighted GPA
Brett Whitmyer – Mountain Pointe – 3.75 weighted GPA
Broc Williams – Perry – 3.62 unweighted GPA
Brody Sexton – Chandler – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Cade Bemis – Campo Verde – 3.62 weighted GPA
Caden Crippen – Williams Field – 3.75 unweighted GPA
Caden Griffin – Corona del Sol – 3.83 weighted GPA
Caden Truman – Desert Ridge – 3.87 weighted GPA
Caleb Reiman – Campo Verde – 3.91 weighted GPA
Carsen Kane – Desert Ridge – 3.6 weighted GPA
Carter Bailey – Mountain Pointe – 3.66 weighted GPA
Christian Woodward – Desert Ridge – 3.06 unweighted GPA
Cole Caruso – Cactus Shadows – 3.78 weighted GPA
Cole Monsen – Higley – 3.8 weighted GPA
Cole Sheehan – Mountain Pointe – 3.6 weighted GPA
Connor Benson – Cactus Shadows – 3.97 weighted GPA
Connor Crossland – Mountain Pointe – 3.66 weighted GPA
Crew Price – Casteel – 3.78 weighted GPA
Daniel Hutchison – Chandler – 3.9 unweighted GPA
Danny Noli – Chandler – 3.9 weighted GPA
Dante Westmiller – Maricopa – 3.50 weighted GPA
Demetrio Crisantes – Nogales – 3.6 unweighted GPA
Desean Halwood – Trevor G. Browne – 3.10 unweighted GPA
Dominick Overton-Russo – Paradise Valley – 3.81 weighted GPA
Donovan Burnham – Central – 3.9 weighted GPA
Donovan Burnham – Central – 3.9 weighted GPA
Dylan Butler – Perry – 3.67 unweighted GPA
Edward Kental-Rodriguez – Camelback – 3.11 unweighted GPA
Emilio Caballero – Nogales – 3.54 weighted GPA
Fred Bohn – Red Mountain – 3.25 weighted GPA
Garrett Ahern – Campo Verde – 3.73 weighted GPA
Garrett Hicks – Verrado – 3.5 weighted GPA
Gavin Noreus – Perry – 3.65 weighted GPA
Gio Melchione – Desert Ridge – 3.47 weighted GPA
Grant Hall – Maricopa – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Grant Smith – Pinnacle – 3.67 weighted GPA
Hudson Burris – Casteel – 3.0 weighted GPA
Isaiah Peters – Maricopa – 3.88 weighted GPA
Jack Scanlan – Gila Ridge – 3.78 weighted GPA
Jackson Clifford – Williams Field – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Jackson York – Chandler – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Jacob Anderson – Paradise Valley – 3.81 weighted GPA
Jacob Beltran – Mountain Pointe – 3.68 weighted GPA
Jacob Keel – Maricopa – 3.22 unweighted GPA
Jake Willerup – Higley – 3.8 weighted GPA
Jalen Seward – Corona del Sol – 3.75 weighted GPA
Jayden Bahora – Cactus Shadows – 3.7 weighted GPA
Joey Trippi – Higley – 3.83 weighted GPA
John Cook – Campo Verde – 3.5 weighted GPA
Johnathan Leyva – Maricopa – 3.66 weighted GPA
Jonathan Garber – Pinnacle – 3.77 weighted GPA
Jonathan Niemann – Pinnacle – 3.56 weighted GPA
Jordan Dilodilo – Valley Vista – 3.93 weighted GPA
Joseph Nolasco – Maricopa – 3.60 weighted GPA
Julian Ortiz – Mountain Pointe – 3.38 unweighted GPA
Julio Ramos Sanchez – Nogales – 3.62 unweighted GPA
Justin Chambers – Higley – 3.83 weighted GPA
Kade Newman – Williams Field – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Karson Dunn – Casteel – 3.76 weighted GPA
Karter Jackson – Red Mountain – 3.41 unweighted GPA
Keegan Landis – Canyon View – 3.84 weighted GPA
Landen Powell – Desert Vista – 3.81 weighted GPA
Landon Hairston – Casteel – 3.5 weighted GPA
Landry Spitler – Red Mountain – 3.96 weighted GPA
Luke Brocco – Mountain Pointe – 3.92 weighted GPA
Luke Stanley – Perry – 3.93 weighted GPA
Lynn Andrews III – Maricopa – 3.60 weighted GPA
Madek Katzenmeier – Skyline – 3.7 weighted GPA
Malcolm Lee – Casteel – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Masen Schechterle – Brophy Prep – 3.72 weighted GPA
Mason Banks – Red Mountain – 3.31 unweighted GPA
Mason Kelley – Red Mountain – 3.97 weighted GPA
Mason Shea – Campo Verde – 3.92 weighted GPA
Matthew Martinez – Chandler – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Mattix Meade – Chandler – 3.1 unweighted GPA
Michael DiCarlo – Central – 3.6 weighted GPA
Michael Martinez – Chandler – 3.6 weighted GPA
Miles Jones – Canyon View – 3.97 weighted GPA
Mitch Namie – Red Mountain – 3.97 weighted GPA
Nick Pisano – Casteel – 3.8 weighted GPA
Nik Miller – Perry – 3.81 weighted GPA
Nile Hesson – Desert Ridge – 3.93 weighted GPA
Patrick Morris – Chandler – 3.75 unweighted GPA
Quade Swearingen – Corona Del Sol – 3.55 unweighted GPA
Quinn Carrier – Arcadia – 3.83 unweighted GPA
Raenan Padilla – Nogales – 3.47 unweighted GPA
Reuben Montano – Desert Ridge – 3.68 weighted GPA
Roberto Gallego – Nogales – 3.62 unweighted GPA
Rocco Acedo – Red Mountain – 3.59 weighted GPA
Rogelio Martinez – Central – 3.7 weighted GPA
Rogelio Martinez – Central – 3.7 weighted GPA
Ryan Beelek – Casteel – 3.69 weighted GPA
Ryan Campos – Red Mountain – 3.86 unweighted GPA
Ryan Cassara – Cactus Shadows – 3.66 weighted GPA
Ryan Gastelum – North – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Samuel Stern – Mountain Pointe – 3.83 weighted GPA
Santiago Dibene – Nogales – 3.55 weighted GPA
Scott Wheeler – Arcadia – 3.75 unweighted GPA
Seth Moore – Chandler High Schol – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Shane Miller – Higley – 3.83 weighted GPA
Skylar Edmonds – Red Mountain – 3.71 weighted GPA
Stryder Salas – Perry – 3.81 weighted GPA
Tanner Bradley – Desert Ridge – 3.42 unweighted GPA
Tanner Rice – Red Mountain – 3.88 weighted GPA
TJ Adams – Red Mountain – 3.76 weighted GPA
Trevor Jackson – Skyline – 3.9 weighted GPA
Trey Holland – Desert Ridge – 3.6 weighted GPA
Tyler Badger – Skyline – 3.9 weighted GPA
Tyler Deskins – Higley – 3.6 unweighted GPA
Tyler Dorsch – Pinnacle – 3.92 weighted GPA
Tyvon Moore – Mountain Pointe – 3.61 weighted GPA
Walker Cook – Campo Verde – 3.65 weighted GPA
Xavier Delgado – Pinnacle – 3.83 unweighted GPA
Zachary Chelini – Valley Vista – 3.73 weighted GPA
Zane Coggins – Corona del Sol – 3.89 weighted GPA
RJ Elmore – Red Mountain – 3.35 unweighted GPA
Jadin Grannis – Casteel – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Ryan Powell – Desert Ridge – 3.14 unweighted GPA

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