Athletic News

Sentinel Sports Roundup - 1/17-1/23
GIRLS BASKETBALL: The Sentinels Girls Basketball team went 2-1 last week, scoring two big region victories and falling short on the road in a ranked freedom matchup.
On Monday, Seton took it to ALA-Queen Creek, winning 80-26 on the road. Sasha Daniel nearly posted a quadruple double, scoring 23 points, dishing out 10 assists, grabbing 8 rebounds and collecting 7 steals in the win.
The Sentinels suffered their first non-tournament loss on Thursday, as they played a tough Deer Valley team on the road, falling 32-29. Seton had chances down the stretch to take the lead in the final moments, but couldn't find the tally they needed to secure the win.
They would respond in a big way on Friday night, posting another region victory in a 83-22 victory over Marcos de Niza at McMahon Gymnasium.
GIRLS SOCCER: The Sentinels Girls Soccer team picked up a win in their lone match of the week, travelling to Cortez to secure the victory.
Seton posted its biggest goal total of the season and also notched a shutout in the 10-0 decision over the Colts.
BOYS SOCCER: The Sentinel Boys Soccer team played another top 4A opponent last Tuesday, as they hosted Cortez at Eubanks Stadium.
Seton was unable to keep up with the Colts during the match, falling 7-1, despite battling for all 80 minutes.
SPIRITLINE: The Sentinels Pom Team qualified for the AIA State meet at their qualifier at Campo Verde on Saturday.
The team placed fifth out of 14 teams at the event to make it through to State Final later this year.
Seton Fall Sports Land 103 Athletes on Sports360AZ All-Academic teams
The Seton Catholic Preparatory athletic department is excited to announce that 103 fall athletes from nine sports teams were honored on the Sports360AZ All-Academic Teams, the site announced this week.
The award honors all athletes who participated at the varsity level during the year and earns a 3.5 weighted GPA or better OR a 3.0 unweighted GPA or better.
The Sentinels earned 50 first-team All-Academic honors (4.0 weighted GPA or higher) and another 53 athletes earned honorable mention honors. The program breakdown went like this:
  • Football - 20 total honors (7 1st Team, 13 HM)
  • Girls Volleyball - 12 total honors (9 1st Team, 3 HM)
  • Swim & Dive - 15 total honors (7 1st Team, 8 HM)
  • B/G Cross Country - 7 total honors (3 1st Team, 4 HM)
  • B/G Golf - 22 total honors (14 1st Team, 8 HM)
  • Spiritline - 27 total honors (10 1st Team, 17 HM)
This continued another successful season for Seton athletics both in the classroom and on the fields & courts, with the boy's golf team, boy's cross country team and girl's volleyball team qualify for a state meet/tournament and a host of individuals in girl's golf and swim & dive compete at the state meet.
Sentinel Sports Roundup - 12/6-12/12
GIRLS BASKETBALL: The Sentinels Girls Basketball team picked up two victories over Catholic school rivals last week to remain unbeaten in regular competition this year.
Seton started the week with a 53-33 victory over St. Mary's on Tuesday at McMahon Gymnasium thanks to two strong performances by Sasha Daniel and Caitlyn Benally.
The Sentinels used that momentum to capture a 53-35 victory on Wednesday over Notre Dame Prep as part of the Hoophall West Showcase at Chaparral. Daniel earned Game MVP honors by dropping in 30 points to lead Seton to victory
GIRLS SOCCER: The Sentinels battled two good teams and the elements last week, falling on the road at Flagstaff and Prescott.
Up in Flag on Tuesday, Seton played a tight contest with the host Eagles, but couldn't find the net in a 2-0 decision.
Against Prescott on Thursday, the Sentinels were unable to get going in tough rainy conditions in a 4-0 loss.
BOYS SOCCER: The Sentinels finished the week 0-1-1 in two tough contests against Flagstaff and Prescott.
Against the Eagles on Wednesday at Eubanks Stadium, a tally from Marcos Castillo in the first half was enough for Seton to earn an injury-shortened tie, 1-1, in a physical contest.
The Sentinels were unable to carry over the success from Wednesday, dropping their match against Prescott on Thursday on the road, 8-2.
WRESTLING: The Sentinels wrestling team had a busy week last week, finish with a dual match record of 3-4 and also competing in the Titan Invitational.
Seton finished 1-3 in four dual matches at Fountain Hills on Tuesday and responding by picking up wins over Coronado and Notre Dame Prep to go 2-1 in three duals at Marcos de Niza on Thursday.
The team then competed in the Titan Invitational at Chandler Prep and Arizona College Prep on Friday & Saturday. Full results can be found here:
Sentinel Sports Roundup - 11/29-12/5
ESPORTS: The Sentinel Super Smash Brothers Ultimate team of Jacob Damon, Daniel Gonzalez and Simon Bohata wrapped up a banner first season by finishing as the State Runner-Up in the AIA Fall eSports Championships on Saturday in Surprise.
Seton earned a spot in the final with a 2-1 victory over Campo Verde last Tuesday. Against Corona del Sol in the final, they fell 2-1 and fell just one set shy of victory.
eSports will be back after break beginning with tryouts for the spring season
GIRLS BASKETBALL: The Sentinels Girls basketball team played some tough competition last week, winning a regular season contest against Flagstaff on Monday before hitting the road for the Sweet 16 Invitational out in California over the weekend.
Seton scored a hard fought 50-46 win over the Eagles at McMahon Gymnasium thanks to a clutch late three-pointer from Amelie Cartagena.
The Sentinels then faced off against some of the best teams in California, going 1-3 at the La Jolla Country Day hosted tournament, scoring their lone victory over Christian HS, 55-33.
BOYS BASKETBALL: The Sentinels were unable to find their footing in two games last week, falling to Prescott and Deer Valley.
Against the Badgers on Tuesday in Prescott, Seton hung with the hosts but couldn't hang on late in a 72-59 loss despite Jackson Adlhoch's 30+ point performance. 
On Wednesday back home at McMahon Gymnasium, the Sentinels battled for a half before running out of gas against the Skyhawks in the third quarter of a 66-44 loss.
GIRLS SOCCER: The Sentinels has a good showing at the Desert Ridge Cactus Cup last week, going 2-1 for the tournament.
After falling to the hosts on Thursday night, Seton responded with two resounding 5-1 victories over Gila Ridge and Poston Butte on Friday to take home their first victories of the year.
BOYS SOCCER: The Sentinels battled against some quality teams at the Desert Ridge Cactus Cup on Thursday and Friday, coming out of the fray with a 1-1-1 record.
Seton opened play against the hosts and recorded a draw on Day 1. The Sentinels then fell to Yuma Catholic, 3-1, to start play on Friday before responding with a 3-1 victory over Centennial to close out the tournament.
WRESTLING: The Sentinels wrestling team got their season off to a great start last Wednesday at Chandler Prep, notching two victories in three dual matches.
Seton took home victories over Valley Christian and Chandler Prep and nearly had a third but fell in a tight contest to Ben Franklin.
FOOTBALL: The Sentinel Football team had 15 players honored for their efforts as the 4A Desert Sky region awards were announced last week.
1st Team: Mikey Williamson
2nd Team: Mikey Castro, Cheveyo Nieto, Quinn Sullivan, Chris Guerrero
HM: Sebastian Acuna, Ethan Ashihundo, Gio Barone, Mattias Benally, Nick DiPuccio, Charles Heil, Patrick McNally, Sergio Miranda, Jake Morris, Tommy Steinkamp 
FOOTBALL: The Sentinels wrapped up the year on Friday in a 48-21 loss to St. Mary's on Senior Night at Eubanks Stadium.
Seton honored 17 senior football players on the evening and senior Mikey Castro scored twice while senior Isaiah Kubasak hauled in another to provide the scoring for the Sentinels.
The team finished the year 2-8, but had close calls against several playoff teams in a hard-fought season.
VOLLEYBALL: The Sentinels finished their season with a tough loss to Cactus in the first round of the 4A Playoffs on November 4th.
Despite the loss, Seton captured its sixth region title in a row and had six players earn some form of All-Region honors, including Rachel Martinez earning Defensive Player of the Year honors and James Johnson was named Coach of the Year.
Other awards:
Katie LaLicata - 1st Team
Emilee Horky - 1st Team
Gracie Shearan - 2nd Team
Kyleigh Ganz - 2nd Team
Ally Van Devender - HM
BOYS GOLF: The Sentinels boys golf team finished of a great season at the AIA Division II State Meet at the end of October.
Seton finished sixth as a team, shooting a two-day total of 640 as a team
Nik Kittilson wrapped up his career with a stellar finish, shooting even-par for the tournament to finish in fourth place as an individual.
GIRLS GOLF: Sentinel Girl Golfer Lauren Jarvise finished her junior season at the AIA Division II State Meet at the end of October.
Jarvise shot 168 over the two days of the event, finishing in 41st place in the state.
SWIM & DIVE: The Sentinels finished a great season in the pool at the AIA State Meet on November 5-6, with the girls taking home fourth place as a team.
The 200 medley relay team of Brea Zandt, Izabella Nieto, Claire Armstrong at Cat Merrill took home gold in their event, setting a school record in the process.
More Girls Results:
Zandt, 100 Back (2nd)
Nieto, 100 Breaststroke (2nd)
Armstrong, 100 Fly (3rd)
Zandt, 100 Free (3rd)
400 Free Relay (4th)
Flaherty, 100 Free (11th)
Butkiewicz, 100 Free (15th)
CROSS COUNTRY: The Sentinels Cross Country boys team wrapped up the season on Saturday at the AIA State Meet at Cave Creek GC.
The squad finished 20th in the Division III race, led by a 38th place finish by Zach Albanese and a 75th place finish from Josh Morris.
Sentinel Sports Roundup - 10/25-10/31
BOYS GOLF: The Sentinels boys golf team finished of a great season at the AIA Division II State Meet on Wednesday and Thursday in Tucson.
Seton finished sixth as a team, shooting a two-day total of 640 as a team
Nik Kittilson wrapped up his career with a stellar finish, shooting even-par for the tournament to finish in fourth place as an individual.
GIRLS GOLF: Sentinel Girl Golfer Lauren Jarvise finished her junior season at the AIA Division II State Meet on Monday and Tuesday down in Tucson.
Jarvise shot 168 over the two days of the event, finishing in 41st place in the state.
FOOTBALL: The Sentinels continued a string of games against top teams in the state, battling with ranked ALA-Queen Creek on Friday night before falling 55-21 on the road.
Seton went into halftime trailing just 21-14 thanks to a pair of TD connections from Jake Morris to Mikey Williamson.
However, Seton was unable to keep up in the second half despite finding the end zone one more time as they moved to 2-6 on the year.
VOLLEYBALL: The Sentinels finished the regular season with a bang last week, going 3-0 with three sweeps against Marcos de Niza, ALA-Queen Creek and Tempe.
The biggest victory of the week came against the Patriots on Wednesday night at McMahon Gymnasium. Needing a win to secure the region title, the Sentinels dominated from the first serve on, sweeping their foes from Queen Creek and capturing the program's sixth region title in a row.
SWIM & DIVE: The Sentinels wrapped up the regular a season on Saturday at the Husky Invite against some of the bigger schools in the region.
Seton now turns its attention to the State Meet this Friday and Saturday where many Sentinel swimmers are seeded highly on both the boys and girls side.
CROSS COUNTRY: The Sentinels Cross Country teams finished the regular season on Wednesday, hosting the Chandler City Invite at Tumbleweed Park.
Every Seton runner finished with a personal record, including Zach Albanese, who finished 13th with a time of 16:33 for the boys.
Lindsay Hamilton, running in her first race as a Sentinel, posted a time of 25:43.
Sentinel Sports Roundup - 10/18-10/24
FOOTBALL: The Sentinels hit the road on Thursday to take on a solid Desert Mountain squad in Scottsdale, falling 56-6.
Seton notched a first half touchdown on a Mikey Castro run to cut the lead to 14-6 but couldn't find the endzone the rest of the night. The Sentinels moved to 2-5 on the year.
VOLLEYBALL: The Sentinels had a busy week with three matches, finishing the week 2-1.
On Tuesday, Seton survived a five-set thriller with Mesquite in Gilbert, 3-2 (20-25, 25-18, 27-25, 23-25, 15-11), to keep their region record unblemished.
They would keep that momentum going into a top-10 showdown with ALA-Queen Creek on the road in Thursday, finishing sets well in a 3-0 (27-25, 25-22, 25-22) sweep to get a leg up in the region standings.
The Sentinels finished the week on a sour note, however, falling in three tight sets in their first home game in nearly a month to Mesquite, 3-0 (25-27, 27-29, 22-25), on Friday night at McMahon Gymnasium.
SWIM & DIVE: The Sentinels raced in their final dual meet of the year and had a fantastic showing at the PCDS Small School Invite last week.
After racing against ALA-Gilbert North and Apache Junction on Thursday, Seton turned their attention to a AIA State Meet tune up on Saturday and looked good doing so, with the team scoring a second-place finish at the meet.
On the girls side, Brea Zandt broke her own school record and won the 100 backstroke and also took second in the 100 freestyle, Izzy Nieto won the 100 breaststroke, Claire Armstrong took third in the 100 fly and the 400 free relay team of Zandt, Armstrong, Kate Rafford and Catalina Merrill took second.
For the boys, Aidan Flaherty took fourth in the 50 free, while Dylan Butkiewicz finished 8th in the same race and 7th in the 100 freestyle.
GIRLS GOLF: The Sentinels Girls Golf team wrapped up their regular season on Wednesday in a three team match up in Prescott.
Seton finished second in the match as a team, paced by Lauren Jarvise (44) and Jamie Gryskiewicz (47), who finished second and third, respectively.
Sentinel Sports Roundup - 10/12-10/17
FOOTBALL: The Sentinels battled in their matchup up with region rival Mesquite but came up on the short end in a 49-26 loss on Friday night in Gilbert.
Seton hung with the Wildcats through the first 15 minutes of the game, using a Mikey Castro touchdown run and a TD pass from Jake Morris to Nick DiPuccio to hold serve at 14-all.
But a couple of miscues allowed Mesquite to take a two-touchdown advantage to the break and the Sentinels were unable to catch up, dropping to 2-4 on the year.
VOLLEYBALL: The Sentinels travelled to Phoenix for their lone match last week, defeating St. Mary's, 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 26-24), in a Catholic Schools showdown on Wednesday.
Seton opened strong in the first two sets to take a 2-0 match lead and then grinded out and extra-points thriller in the third set to move to 11-6 on the season.
SWIM & DIVE: The Sentinels competed in the Saturday Night Fever Meet at Chandler High School on Saturday night, posting some of their best times of the year.
The highlight of the night came in the Girls 100 breaststroke as Izabella Nieto broke the school record by over three seconds, posting a time of 1:09.76
CROSS COUNTRY: The Sentinels Cross Country team was in action on Saturday, racing in the Cesar Chavez Classic at Cesar Chavez Park.
Zach Albanese and Josh Morris led the way for Seton, finishing with times of 18:28 and 18:38, respectively, to place in the top 50 in a loaded field.
BOYS GOLF: The Sentinels boys golf team competed in two matches at Ocotillo last week to finish their regular season, posting some solid rounds in the process.
The squad won their match on Tuesday by a stroke over Williams Field thanks to a medalist finish from Nik Kittilson (35) and a second-place finish from Jacob Brown (37).
They placed second in a four-team match on Thursday, with Brown (35) taking second place and J.F Schiemer (38) posting a top five finish.
GIRLS GOLF: The Sentinels Girls Golf team had a busy week, competing in three matches.
Seton won their first matchup of the week at Apache Creek GC, with Lauren Jarvise (41) earning medalist honors and Jamie Gryskiewicz (44) placing third.
The Sentinels then placed second in a match on Wednesday out at Apache Creek once again. Gryskiewicz (45) paced the Sentinels with a third place finish.
Seton wrapped up the week on Thursday at Western Skies, posting another second place finish. Jarvise (46) placed second and Abby McCormick (51) tied for third.
Sentinel Sports Roundup - 10/4-10/11
FOOTBALL: The Sentinels played a thriller in their first home game in nearly a month but were unable to find the endzone late in a 48-43 loss to Glendale on Friday night at Eubanks Stadium.
Seton and Glendale went back and forth all game, with Seton taking a slim 29-28 lead into halftime thanks to a 11-yard TD pass from Jake Morris to Mikey Williamson and ensuing 2-point conversion.
Both teams traded scores in the second half until Glendale scratched out a score in the fourth quarter to take a 48-43 lead.
The Sentinels had chances late in the game but couldn't punch in the responding tally. Morris finished with 318 yards passing and two touchdowns while Mikey Castro ran from 142 yards and three TDs while also adding a return touchdown in the loss.
VOLLEYBALL: The Sentinels took on Saguaro in their lone match of the week on Wednesday, staying unbeaten in region play with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-20) sweep on the road.
Emilee Horky led the offense with 11 kills while Gracie Shearan and Ally Van Devender combined for 19 assists in the victory.
SWIM & DIVE: The Sentinels travelled to Scottsdale for a dual meet with Saguaro and Arizona College Prep last Thursday.
Both sides of the Seton team challenged themselves by racing different events and set plenty of personal records in each event.
CROSS COUNTRY: The Sentinels Cross Country team competed in the Titan Invitational at Crossroads Park on Friday morning, running one of their best races of the year.
Zach Albanese led the way, placing fifth with a time of 17:24. Emilio Llanas and Santiago Gamez finished 30th and 31st respectively, finishing within three seconds of each other.