"Perform at your best, when your best is required.
  Chargers Excel at Sectional Meet; Whitehead Victorious
The Arete Prep High School Cross Country team shined at the Division IV Section IV Meet at Crossroads Park on Friday. Senior Adam Whitehead led the charge by leading the boys race from start to finish en route to his third straight section title. The boys team went in seeded #1, but finished second just three points behind ALA-North Gilbert. Wes Lanniuer ran an outstanding race placing third, while Logan Hansen also medaled with a 14th place finish. By finishing second, the boys team earned their second straight team qualification for States. 

On the girls side, Daniela Iniguez (14th) and Sara Tollen (23rd) earned individual state qualification by placing in the top 25. 

  Volleyball Season Ends in 1A State Tournament

The #8 Chargers played a back and forth, very even match vs. #9 Anthem Prep, but came out on the wrong end of a five set thriller. Arete Prep won the first two sets, before Anthem Prep roared back and took the last three, with a 15-8 decisive 5th set. 

The full 1A bracket can be found here:
  Zajdzinski Defends Two State Swimming Titles
AIA DIII State Meet Recap:

Arete Prep swimmers competed at the AIA DIII State Swim Finals at PCDS on Friday. Senior Amanda Zajdzinski capped her Charger career by defending her two state titles from 2018, in the 200 and 500 freestyle races. She also earned a return trip to the "Meet of Champions" on Saturday, at Skyline Aquatic Center. At that meet, which featured the top swimmers from all divisions, Mandy earned a 2nd place finish in the 500 Freestyle. 

Junior Luke Nicholas also qualified for the Meet of Champions, by placing 2nd in the 100 fly.

Sophomore Georgia Sterling capped a very successful season with a 4th place finish in the 100 fly. She was also a member of the 3rd place 400 relay, which included Zajdzinksi, Jana Steinborn, and Amariah Elefson.

Overall, the girls team finished 8th out of 30 DIII teams. Outstanding season Chargers and Coach Cook! 

  Join Us For Fall Sports Awards on 11/15

Please join us in the Marley Gymnasium this Friday 11/15 as we celebrate our fall sports season at Arete Prep! 

MS Awards 5:30pm 
Dessert and Coffee Intermission
HS Awards 7:00pm 

         CarLife Charger of the Week (11/4-11/9)
Amanda Zajdzinski- Senior- Varsity Swimming

Senior Amanda Zajdzinski capped her Charger career by defending her two state titles from 2018, in the 200 and 500 freestyle races. She also earned a return trip to the "Meet of Champions,"where she placed 2nd in the 500, competing against the top swimmers from all divisions. 

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
10/28-11/3 Faith Youkhana- Varsity Volleyball

Friday, November 15th
5:30pm- Fall Sports Awards (MS)
7:00pm- Fall Sports Awards (HS)

Last Weeks Results: 

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

Friday, November 8th:
10:00am- HS XC @ Sectionals @ Crossroads Park (Gilbert)
3:00pm- Varsity Volleyball @ AIA 1A State Tournament (L 2-3)
3:30pm- Varsity Swimming @ State Meet @ Phoenix Country Day
Meet of Champions Results
Saturday, November 9th
8:00am- MS XC Championship Meet at Bullard Wash Park

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. 

Follow the Arete Prep Chargers on Social Media!
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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