Chargers Gearing Up For State Competitions! 
  Winter Sports Begin This Week- Are You Ready??

The Arete Prep 2019-20 winter sports season begins this week. There is still time to register! 

Use the following link to find information on the registration and enrollment process:

Official start dates, calendars, and sport specific information will be available in the near future. Sport specific questions can be directed to our coaching staff, using the following directory:

General registration questions can be directed to Athletic Director Todd Conklin (

Sport specific start dates and more information can be found here:

  Volleyball Headed to the 1A State Touranment 

The Chargers have qualified for their second straight postseason, earning the #8 seed in the AIA 1A State Touranment. 

#8 Arete Prep vs. #9 Anthem Prep
Friday 11/8 @ Coronado HS (7501 E. Viginia Ave, Scottsdale) 

With a win in the first round, they would advance to play the winner of #1 Mogollon and #16 Red Mesa. That match would be Friday night (11/8) at 7pm, also at Coronado. 

The Chargers finished the regular season 12-4 under 1st year coach Catrina Warren, including a 2nd place finish in the east region. The team is led by first team all region selections Faith Youkhana (Sr.) and Kalen George (Soph).
The full 1A bracket can be found here:
  Arete Swimming Preps for States

Arete Prep Swimming has wrapped up there regular season competition, and now qualifying Chargers have their eye on states! Here is the upcoming postseason schedule:

Thursday 11/7 - State Prelim meet at Phoenix Country Day. Swimmers should be on deck by 3pm. Warm up will start at 3:30, and the meet will begin at 4:30pm. Early release is at 2pm.

Friday 11/8-  State Finals @ Phoenix Country Day! Early release is at 1pm, and on deck by 2pm. Warm up will begin at 2:30 and the meet will start at 3:30.

Saturday 11/9- The Meet of Champions will be held at Skyline Aquatic center, and will consist of the top 10 finishers across all 3 divisions of swimming. Warm ups will be at 8am and the meet will start at 9am.
The state championship meet admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for students with ID, athletes will enter for free.

Arete Prep qualifying swimmers:
Adriana Parrino (alternate)
Alex Peterson
Mandy Zajdzinski
Amariah Elefson
Brooklyn Beauregard
Emma Pati
Georgia Sterling
Jamie Farrington (alternate)
Jana Steinborn
Lorelei Simpson (alternate) 
Mckenzie Ventrella (alternate)
Aeneas Simpson
Justin Hall 
Luke Nicholas
Nathan Chen (alternate)
Sloan McLellan

Good luck Chargers! 

  HS XC Chargers to Race in Sectional Meet 11/8

Chargers XC runners are seeking both individual and state qualification as they run in the AIA Sectional Meet on 11/8. The meet takes place close to campus, at Crossroads Park in Gilbert. 

The D4 Section 4 boys race (Arete) begins at 10:10am. The D4 Section 4 girls race (Arete) follows at 10:45am. 

         CarLife Charger of the Week (10/28-11/2)
              Faith Youkhana- Varsity Volleyball 

Faith  stepped it up on the offensive and defensive end in three matches last week. Her leadership and effort helped her team dig themselves out of holes,
as they get ready for the 1A State Tournament!

9/3-9/8 Noah McClelland- Varsity Football 
9/9-9/14 Faith Youkhana- Varsity Volleyball
9/15-9/21 Jamie Farrington- Varsity Swimming
9/23-9/28- Wes Lanniuer- Varsity XC
9/30-10/12- Adam Whitehead- Varsity XC
10/13-10/20 Jack Spano- Varsity Football 
10/21-10/27 Max Bruns- MS XC

Thursday, November 7th, 
4:30pm- Swimming State Prelims @ Phoenix Country Day

Friday, November 8th:
10:00am- HS XC @ Sectionals @ Crossroads Park (Gilbert)
(8am release)
3:00pm- Varsity Volleyball @ AIA 1A State Tournament (12:30 early release)
3:30pm- Varsity Swimming @ State Meet @ Phoenix Country Day

Last Weeks Results: 

Tuesday, October 29th
4:00pm- Varsity Swim Last Chance Qualifier @ PCDS 
5:00pm- JV Volleyball @ Ray (L 1-2)
6:00pm- Varsity Volleyball @ Ray (W 3-1)
6:00pm- MS B Volleyball HOME vs. Veritas (L 0-2, 0-2)

Wednesday, October 30th
3:30pm- MS XC Meet @ Tempe Prep @ Mountain View Park 
4:30pm- HS XC Meet @ Tempe Prep Invite 
4:00pm- Varsity Volleyball @ East Region Tourney vs. Fort Thomas (L 1-3)

Friday, November 1st 
3:00pm- MS A Volleyball GHMSL Playoffs @ Trivium (L 0-2)
6:00pm- Varsity Football AIA 1A Playoffs @ Williams (L 8-78)

Saturday, November 2nd
8:00am- MS B Volleyball @ North Pointe Prep (L 0-2, 0-2)
8:00am- MS B Flag Football @ Maryvale Prep (W 6-0)
9:00am- MS C Green (Gethings) Volleyball HOME Match (W, L)
9:00am- MS C White (Carnahan) Volleyball Chandler Prep 
Noon- MS A Flag Football Playoffs vs. CPA @ Maryvale Prep (L 6-13)

Arete Prep: Protected by ATI

Arete Prep Athletics are proud to partner with ATI Physical Therapy. ATI will be providing athletic training services for Arete Prep athletes, staff, and families through 2020 and beyond.

We welcome Mariah Morrison as our Athletic Trainer, providing game coverage and clinical hours throughout '19-20. She can be contacted at:

ATI has many clinics across the valley, with a few very close to our campus

To find locations,learn more about ATI, or book an appointment, visit:

Sponsor Spotlight:
MTS Painting and Property Service INC. 

Thank you to MTS Painting and Property Service Inc, as they become our first 2019-20 Proud Charger Sponsor! Please consider MTS for your future projects and services. They are based in Mesa and provide free estimates.
You can visit their website at:

Thanks to the Fornoff family and everyone at MTS for their support of Charger Athletics!

For more information on how you or your business can become a Proud Charger Sponsor, visit:

CALENDARS - Practices & Competitions

These calendars are being developed and will continue to change over the season.  Always stay in contact with your coach for up-to-date team information. Please occasionally check in with the athletics website calendars for the most updated schedules. 

As updates occur, calendars can be found on our main athletics page ( under the "MORE" tab. 
Visit East Valley Sports to Order Your Varsity Jacket!
You may now visit East Valley Sports (6306 East Main Street, Mesa, 85205) to inquire about ordering an Arete Prep Varsity Jacket. We have redesigned the Varsity Letter that was distributed at Fall Sports Awards. IF YOU ARE ORDERING A JACKET, please contact Coach Conklin to receive the new letter. Please keep in mind that jackets take 7-8 weeks for production. We are very excited to see school pride represented in Varsity Jackets around campus! Jackets are dress code approved but may only be worn by the owner. 

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As always, visit our athletics website:
for information, updates, schedules, rosters, scores, and more! Content will continue to be added throughout the year! 


1. Complete the Athletic Online Enrollment. (Must be completed by a parent/guardian.) 

2. Every athlete must submit a physical on the approved AIA Physical Forms. Physicals are good for 12 months and must be resubmitted annually. 

3. Submit the athletic fee. All middle school sports (including archery) are $250. All high school sports are $290. Select Online Payment to pay by debit/credit card online, or you may submit cash, check, or money to the front office. 

4. (HS ONLY) If not previously completed, every high school athlete must complete the Brainbook Concussion Course. The AIA will notify Arete electronically once the student has successfully completed the course. High school athletes are required to complete this course only once during their high school career. 

All items must be completed and turned in before your student may participate in their sport.
Fall 2019 Coaching Staff:

Varsity Football: Coach Cord Smith,
JV  Volleyball:  Coach Bre Ward,
Varsity Volleyball: Coach Catrina Warren,
Varsity Swimming:  Coach Andrea Cook,
Varsity X-Country:  Coach Jon Spano,
Advanced Archery:  Coach George Portillo,
MS Flag Football:  Coach Jason Bellomy,
MS Cross Country:  Darry Rozas,
MS A Volleyball:  Coach Kalyn Marquez,
MS B Volleyball:  Coach Nicholas Kaprielian,
MS C1 Volleyball:  Coach Jeremy Gethings,
MS C2 Volleyball:  Coach Clara Carnahan,
Todd Conklin
Director of Athletics
480.222.4233 school
716.998.1253 cell