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THE ATHLETIC MAGAZINE OF ST. PIUS X HIGH SCHOOL WINTER 2019

WINTER IS HERE And the Four Horsemen

are bringing it.

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2019

State Tournaments BOYS BASKETBALL MARCH 3 Basketball Brackets Released MARCH 9 Boys State Basketball First Round MARCH 12 – 16 Basketball State Championships Dreamstyle Arena “The Pit”

GIRLS BASKETBALL MARCH 3 Basketball Brackets Released MARCH 8 Girls State Basketball First Round MARCH 12 – 16 Basketball State Championships Dreamstyle Arena “The Pit”

SWIMMING & DIVING FEBRUARY 22 – 23 Swimming & Diving State Championships Albuquerque Academy

WRESTLING FEBRUARY 18 Wrestling Brackets Released FEBRUARY 22 – 23 Wrestling State Championships Santa Ana Star Center


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WHAT'S COOKING? James Cook: In the Spirit of Inquiry, Hope and Optimism

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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT Rich in History and Tradition

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FALL WRAP UP Football • Boys Soccer • Girls Soccer • Volleyball • Cross Country • Cheer • Dorados

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The Golden Celebration of Sartan Football

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THE COACHES Daryl Wells • Damian Segura • Phil Griego • Damacio Page

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THE TEAMS Senior Portraits and Team Rosters Boys Swimming • Girls Swimming • Boys Basketball • Girls Basketball • Wrestling

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RECORD BOARD

Cover photo: Jose Samora of JPS Photos


WHAT'S COOKING?

In the Spirit of Inquiry, Hope and Optimism Sharing with one another builds a foundation for us all. JAMES COOK

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t is often frustrating as a parent and an educator to

always know what to do. It is doubly frustrating when a major part of our indecision is too much or not enough information. I believe we must share with each other our questions as well as our answers; full transparency in all situations. One of our greatest contributions to a difficult crisis is to hit the restart button. Several minds working together can bring a sense of sanity to a problem beyond a single individual. I have learned through the years the

Jim Cook is a 1983 graduate of St. Pius X High School. He began coaching at SPX in 1991 and was hired as a full-time teacher in 1992, teaching Government. Coach Cook is entering his 22nd year as the St. Pius X Athletic Director.

necessity of processing together. Tough issues seem to lose their harshness when we collaborate. To grasp the facts, the most essential and accurate information, allows us together to do it right. We need imagination, conversation and interaction to help deal with some of our most unpleasant realities. The end result of our students’ experiences, will be the foundation they use to build their futures. We must keep the spirit of inquiry, hope and optimism alive for them. This is what families, schools and athletic programs do well together. 2

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THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT D I R E CTO R O F AT HL E T I C S

James Cook ’83 AS S ISTA N T D IR E CTO R O F AT H L E T I C S

David Sullivan A D MI N I ST R AT IVE AS S ISTA N T TO T HE D I R E CTO R O F ATHL ETI CS

Ashley Turcotte ’07 AT HL E T I C T R A INE R

Juanita Marquez AT H L E T I C E VE N T A ND INFO R MAT I O N C O O R D IN ATO R E ST. 19 5 6 E D I TO R , WR IT E R , PHOTO G R A PHER

Jennifer Maldonado ’91


ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

St. Pius X Athletic Department A program rich in history and tradition.

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he St. Pius X Athletic Department’s vision is to instill confidence, sportsmanship and leadership skills enabling our student athletes to succeed beyond their high school years. St. Pius X Student-Athletes are representatives of the institution and are held at a high moral standard with an emphasis on sportsmanship, teamwork and learning to win with pride and lose with dignity. St. Pius X athletic programs have a rich history in our community with 83 New Mexico State Titles. In combination with academics, spirituality, and fine arts, athletics help to provide our students with a well-rounded and traditional high school experience. St. Pius X Athletics is comprised of 47 teams with almost 70% of the student body playing multiple sports, resulting in over 400 athletic events every year. The St. Pius X Athletic Department is comprised of James Cook ’83, David Sullivan, Juanita Marquez, Ashley Turcotte ’07 and Jennifer Maldonado ’91. James Cook ’83, Director of Athletics: Coach Cook is a 1983 graduate of St. Pius X High School. He began his coaching career at SPX in 1991, coaching boys basketball for 5 years and football 1 season. Coach Cook was hired as a full-time teacher in 1992, teaching Government. He is in his 22nd year as the St. Pius X Director of Athletics. As the Director of Athletics, Coach Cook’s role is to make sure the coaches and athletes have everything they need in order to be successful within the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and the NMAA. While there are many challenges in running an athletic department, one of the biggest is making tough decisions when it comes to players and coaches, “The most difficult part of my job, is when I have to dismiss a coach or tell a student athlete he/she can’t play. Parents, coaches and students are often focused on the micro view of their child or situation. I often have to look at the broader view of every situation and make tough decisions.” However, the rewards often outweigh the difficulties, “After all of these years, I still enjoy watching the games and

practices, but most of all, I love witnessing the progression of our students from freshmen to seniors.” Coach Cook credits his love of sports to his biggest influences, Rick Davis, Bill Duffy, Lincoln Galassini, Ray Giannini and most of all, his father. Ashley Turcotte ’07, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Athletics : Miss Turcotte is a 2007 graduate of St. Pius X High School. After graduation, Miss Turcotte attended Northern Arizona University. She began working at St. Pius X in 2011 in a part time role while finishing her undergraduate studies. She is the liaison and main point of contact between coaches, athletes, parents, academics, the Director of Athletics and the NMAA. Miss Turcotte feels that the biggest reward in working at SPX is the students and coaches, “I love getting to know all of our kids. It’s an amazing experience to watch them interact with one another and grow together as a team. I also feel honored to work with the best coaches in New Mexico, many of whom I call friends.” Miss Turcotte is currently pursuing a master’s degree of Science in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University with an emphasis in addiction. Jennifer Herrera Maldonado ’91, Athletic Event and Information Coordinator, Editor: Mrs. Maldonado is a 1991 graduate of St. Pius X High School. Following gradua-

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tion, she attended The University of New Mexico where she obtained a duel degree in Political Science and English. She acquired fundraising, event production and marketing experience working for several non-profits in Seattle, WA including The United Way of King County, Lifelong AIDS Alliance and Treehouse for Kids. Upon returning to Albuquerque, she began volunteering at St. Pius X High School as a member, and later President of the Alumni Council. In 2014, Mrs. Maldonado began working in the Advancement office as the Alumni Relations Manager, building and fostering relationships with SPX Alumni. In 2017, she transitioned to Athletics to focus on new endeavors to engage alumni and market the athletic program. Her duties include coordinating the Alumni Games in the fall and in the spring, the Annual Sartan Open Golf Tournament and publication of Est. 1956. Mrs. Maldonado’s success in her job is attributed to her love for the school, “Pius gave me more than just an education. The values, beliefs and friendships that I took with me have carried me though my life and made me who I am today. I had the best high school experience during my four years at SPX. I hope and pray that my own children will one day experience the love I have for this amazing school!”

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Fall Wrap Up St. Pius X had an incredible 2018 fall season with nearly every sport finishing off the season with a District Championship and half entering the State Chanpionships as the No. 1 seed. Congratulations to all of our athletes and coaches and a special thank you to all of our parents and fans for continuing to keep the tradition of St. Pius X Athletics thriving!

FOOTBALL

St. Pius X Football completed the season as the District 4A Champions with a district record of 5-0 and an overall record of 8-4. Led by strong senior leadership, the team entered the State Championship as the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. The No. 1 seed was a first for the Sartans since the NMAA has gone to a seeding system. The Sartans won in the quarterfinals against Aztec and lost in the semifinals to Bloomfield. Congratulations to the following players:

ALL DISTRICT 1 ST TE AM OFFEN SE

Derek Rivera (11), Quarterback Jacob McCoy (12), Wide Receiver Isaiah Griffin (11), Slot Josh Lafayette (12), Center Aaron Deller (10), Tackle 1 ST TE AM DEFEN SE

Matt Rowe (12), Defensive Tackle Colton Sevier (12), Defensive Tackle Nick Slatton (12), Inside Linebacker Scott McGaha (11), Inside Linebacker Jason Arnett (12), Defensive Back Ryan McCormick (11), Defensive Back Martin Candelaria (12), Defensive Back Donovahn Wyatt (12), Defensive Player of the Year, Outside Linebacker 2 ND TE AM OFFEN SE

Philip Martinez (12), Running Back Aaron Swallows (11), Wide Receiver Fernando Fresquez (12), Guard 2 ND TE AM DEFEN SE

Garris Rivera (11), Defensive Back HONO R ABLE MEN TION

Logan Garcia (11), Slot Tristan Chavez (12), Guard Robert Godshall (12), Defensive Back 4

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ALL STATE 1 ST TE A M O F F E N SE

Colton Sevier (12), Offensive Line Isaiah Griffin (11), Receiver 1 ST TE A M DE F E N SE

Martin Candelaria (12), Secondary Jacob McCoy (12), OLB/DE Matthew Rowe (12), Defensive Line Donovahn Wyatt (12), OLB/DE

2 ND T E A M O F F E N SE

Jacob McCoy (12), Receiver 2 ND T E A M DE F E N SE

Jason Arnett (12), Secondary Nicholas Slatton (12), Linebacker Ryan McCormick (11), Secondary Scott McGaha (11), Linebacker


BOYS SOCCER

The Boys Varsity Soccer Team had another great fall season, finishing as the 5-4A District Champions with an 8-0 district record and 16-3 for the season. The Sartans earned the #1 overall seed in the state tournament, winning 84% of their games with 11 shutouts. Congratulations to the following players:

ALL DISTRICT 1 ST TE AM

Levi Barela (12), Midfielder Bryan Carrillo (12), Defender Mason Davis (12), District Player of the Year, Midfielder Michael Freisinger (12), Defender Zachary Kolkmeyer (12), Goalkeeper Marcus Garcia (10), Forward 2 ND TE AM

Abelino Garcia (12), Defender Isaiah Garcia (12), Midfielder Jaren Rodriguez (12), Midfielder Michael McGrath (11), Defender

ALL STATE 1 ST TE AM

Bryan Carrillo (12), Defender 2 ND TE AM

Levi Barela (12), Midfielder HONO R ABLE MEN TION

Zachary Kolkmeyer (12), Goalkeeper Michael Freisinger (12), Defender Mason Davis (12), Midfielder Marcus Garcia (10), Forward

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Fall Wrap Up GIRLS SOCCER

The Lady Sartans had a slow start to the season with what was ranked the toughest 8 game stretch in the state of New Mexico. After the grueling stretch, they went on a 12-game winning streak to include their win in the quarter finals against Goddard. Led by three seniors: Esperanza Chavez, Isabelle Pilon and Lillian Wyckoff, the Sartans were a very young team that included 16 freshman and sophomores. The Sartans exceeded season expectations, winning the 5-4A District Championship, building a strong foundation for years to come. Their season ended with a record of 13-7-1, with a heartbreaking loss in the semi- finals to Hope Christian. Congratulations to the following players:

ALL DISTRICT 1 ST TE AM

Esperanza Chavez (12), District Player of the Year, Defender Hannah Irons (11), Forward Elena Resta (11), Forward Sierra Saenz (11), Midfielder Emma Donlin (10), Midfielder Nicole Taibbi (10), Defender 2 ND TE AM:

Grace Romero (11), Midfielder

ALL STATE 1 ST TE AM

Esperanza Chavez (12), Defender Emma Donlin (10), Center Midfielder 2 ND TE AM

Sierra Saenz (11), Midfielder HONO R ABLE MEN TION

Hannah Irons (11), Forward

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VOLLEYBALL

St. Pius X Volleyball finished the season as the District 5-4A Regular Season Champions and the District 5-4A Tournament Champions, with an overall record of 16-4 and district record of 8-0. The Sartans were the No. 1 seed going into the Class 4A State Tournament. They lost in the quarterfinal round to Hope Christian. Congratulations to the following players:

ALL DISTRICT 1 ST TE AM

Marisol Sandoval (12), Side Hitter Francesca Bell (11), Middle Hitter Ashley Cheshire (11), Setter Kennedi Rey (11), Libero 2 ND TE AM

Alexandra Salas (11), Setter Megan Dennis (10), Side Hitter HONO R ABLE MEN TION

Cameron Martinez (11), Defensive Specialist

ALL STATE 1 ST TE AM

Marisol Sandoval (12), Side Hitter Francesca Bell (11), Middle Hitter Kennedi Rey (11), Libero 2 ND TE AM

Ashley Cheshire (11), Setter

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Fall Wrap Up BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

The boys won their third straight district championship, led by first year Junior, Caleb Baca’s 2nd place finish. Right behind him was Sophomore Aidan Trujillo in 3rd. Joining these two with all-district honors were Junior Matthew Buerschen (8th), Sophomore Jonah Arnett (9th) and Senior Santiago Monotoya (10th). The boys led by Baca’s 19th place finish, placed 10th at the state meet. Coach Turcotte was named Boys XC District Coach of the Year.

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GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

The girls placed 2nd at District, led by Freshman Gracie Baca’s 4th place finish. Senior Mya Martinez-Metzgar was right behind in 5th place to join in on All-District honors. Martinez-Metzgar led the girls team to 10th place at state with a 27th place finish. The girls state team had three freshmen, a sophomore and one senior.


CHEER

The St. Pius X Cheerleaders competed throughout the fall season and plan to have a heavy competition season in the winter. They placed 6th at the Cleveland Challenge in November. The JV Cheer Team took 1st in the Rio Rancho High School Spirit Rally on December 1st. The Varsity Cheerleaders will be performing at National Competition in Dallas, TX on Jan 26th, The Heart of Gold in Los Lunas, NM on Feb 16th and The Heart of the Tiger on March 9 in Aztec, NM.

DORADOS

The SPX Dorados Dance Team is currently in the midst of competition season. In November, the team competed at the Cleveland Challenge and was awarded 3rd place in Varsity Pom. In December, the Dorados competed at the Rio Rancho High School Spirit Rally, placing 4th. Wrapping up the fall season, they placed 4th at the APS Metro Spirit Competition at Valley High School. Over Christmas break, nine Dorados, who were selected as Universal Dance Association All-Americans, traveled to Rome, Italy to dance at the New Year’s Day Parade. Currently, the team is in full gear preparing for their trip to the National Dance Team Competition (NDTC) at Walt Disneyworld in Orlando Florida. They will compete February 1st- 3rd. The season will culminate in March with the NMAA State Dance Competition March 29–30, 2019.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

The Golden Celebration of Sartan Football The first Sartan football team returns to the field 50 years later.

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n 1968, Sartan football was established at St. Pius X High School. In celebration of the 50th Sartan football season, the St. Pius X Athletic Department honored members of the 1968 team during halftime at the Homecoming Game. Members of the ’68 team stormed the field and were the highlight of the halftime festivities. The 1968 season consisted of only 6 games, with 2 wins and 4 losses. The highpoint of the season was game 5 against St. Michael’s in Santa Fe. The Sartans were 0-4 and St. Michael’s was favored by 20 points per the Albuquerque Journal. The Sartans scored in the first half, and a stout defense shut out St. Michael’s 7-0. Michael Heaphy ’69 stated, “We are just a bunch of

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guys who are still proud after 50 years. All of our wives said that we acted like little kids the day of the game. I know I had goosebumps for a couple of days, both before and after.” Since the inaugural first season, Sartan football has become one of the most consistent programs in the state, holding 24 District Championships, two State Runner Up Titles and three State Championships.

Pictured standing from left to right, members of the 1968 Team: Phil Sciarrotta Rick Mahboub Dennis Sanchez Rick Vandam Stan Chavez Paul Benson Leve Otero Chris Jillson Mike Heaphy Ben Miramon Gary Walker Phil Martinez John Van Sichler, Assistant Coach Kneeling: Philip Aragon


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THE COACHES

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SWIMMING

DARYL WELLS

is Train Fast to Swim

Fast. Technique and

speed during training are

7 YEARS AS A COACH 4 YEARS AS A HEAD COACH AT SPX SPX RECORD: 4 SCHOOL RECORDS IN 1ST YEAR

especially important during

Coach Daryl Wells, a California native, graduated from Homestead High School where he began his swim career as a MVP in both swimming and water polo. He then went on to serve 6 years in the United States Air Force and completed his education at Cal Poly Architecture School and Virginia Tech. Coach Wells holds many accolades, including New Mexico High School Water Polo Coach of the Year, New Mexico Swimming Coach of the Year and New Mexico Swimming Volunteer of the Year for his work with the New Mexico Swimming Zones All-Star Team. He also serves as the New Mexico Swimming Age Group Chair and has been a club swim coach for the last 7 years. Several of his swimmers have ranked in the top 5 in the nation in multiple events, including two swimmers ranked at #1 in the nation for their age group and event. He is a National Level Swimmer and has coached all levels of swimming, all the way up to the National Level.

for St Pius X Aquatics is

The SPX Aquatics Team

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My coaching philosophy

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the short high school

swimming season. My goal to build a large, elite level,

swimming, diving and water polo program that will

attract students to St Pius X High School. I want my

student athletes to achieve

excellence in academics as

well as sports, and go on to

�

top level colleges.

Coach Wells successfully runs and owns an award-winning design studio with his wife, New Mexico Santera Retablo Artist, Sean Wells. They have two sons, Phoenix (12) and Griffin (10), who also swim and play water polo. Coach Wells is assisted by Coach Marissa Campbell, a distinguished swimmer

who holds several New Mexico swimming age group records and swam collegiately at UNM, placing 3rd at conference finals. In addition to coaching at St. Pius X, Marissa continues to compete at State and Regional Levels while pursuing her degree.


BOYS BASKETBALL

DAMIAN SEGURA

I have been fortunate to coach great young men

over the years and have been privileged to have

20 YEARS AS A COACH 16 YEARS AS A HEAD COACH AT SPX STATE TITLES: 4 DISTRICT TITLES: 8

many coach along side

Coach Damian Segura is a 1993 graduate of St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe, NM and a 1998 graduate of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX with a BS in Industrial Engineering. Coach Segura began his coaching career at St. Pius X High School as a volunteer assistant coach for the freshman team, hired by Head Varsity Coach Todd Resch in 1999. After graduating from college, Coach Segura wanted to take a hiatus before beginning graduate school and felt that coaching high school basketball would be a good opportunity. He coached the boys freshman team three of his four years as an assistant coach before being offered the head coaching position in the spring of 2003. In his first year coaching varsity, Coach Segura was blessed to have Coach Frank Dooley on staff as the varsity assistant. Coach Segura recalls about working with Coach Dooley, “Coach Dooley is a multiple state championship coach and is in the NMAA Hall of Honor, and as successful as he was a coach, he is a better person. He was invaluable my first season and I still consider him a mentor to this day.” After two decades of coaching basketball at SPX, Coach Segura remains a legend in his own right. The current staff is a reflection of the love of basketball that he has engrained in his players. Segura is assisted by Ryan Meyers ’09 (Varsity), Micah Sanchez ’13 (JV), Nathan Petersen ’15 (JV and C-Team) and Taylor Whitener ’13 (C-Team), all SPX alumni and former players of Coach Segura.

come back to games or

me during my tenure. The

proudest I am as a coach is when our former players

if I go out to dinner with them and see how great

they are doing in life after St. Pius X. Twenty years

later, I still have not gone back to graduate school,

and have experienced the

most incredible journey one

could possibly have.”

Above: St. Pius X Sartans take 2nd place at the Stu Clark Tournament in Las Vegas, NM.

Left: The St. Pius X Sartans battle the Pecos Panthers in the 65th Annual Stu Clark Tournament. The Panthers defeated the Sartans 66-44 in the final game.

Basketball Photos by Shannon Aragon, Stu Clark Tournament

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GIRLS BASKETBALL

PHIL GRIEGO 31 YEARS AS A COACH 23 YEARS AS A HEAD COACH AT SPX SPX RECORD: 404-191 STATE TITLES: 3 DISTRICT TITLES: 12

Coach Phil Griego is in his 23rd year of coaching girls basketball at St. Pius X High School. He began his coaching career at Cibola High School in the late 80s coaching the boys freshman team. One year later, APS terminated the freshman basketball program and he moved to varsity as an assistant coach for one season. The next fall, Coach Griego was named the JV Coach where he remained for six years. Coach Griego aspired to be a head coach, and at the time, APS had a rule that the head coach of a program had to be a certified teacher employed by the school. At the end of his fifth year coaching the JV team at Cibola, Coach Griego applied for the vacant boys head coach position at SPX. He was a top contender for the job, however, was not able to fulfill the requirement of being a certified teacher. One year later, he received a call from Athletic Director, Jorge Tristani, inquiring if he were still interested in leading a basketball program. At the end of his interview, he was offered the position of head coach of the Girls Basketball Program. His first response was to say, “No way!” At which time, AD Tristani posed the question, “Why not? You

I’ve always believed that

we perform best when we

focus on one play at a time.

We play with much more

confidence and freedom when we can move onto the next play and focus

on our role in executing

our offensive or defensive

strategy. If we can focus on performing our duties and

responsibilities on each

offensive and defensive

possession, winning and

losing takes care of itself.

told me you wanted to lead a team to the PIT and win a championship. What does it matter if it’s boys or girls?” Coach Griego decided to accept the position, and the rest is history. He has been at SPX for 22 years, and all of the players, coaches and extended St. Pius X family have significantly impacted his life in so many different ways. Coach Griego believes that he is a better coach and a better person for the experiences he has had at SPX. Coach Griego would like to especially thank Assistant Coach Kevin Hillsey for his

dedication over the last 19 years, “I’m not sure I would have survived all of those years without his expertise, trust and friendship. Coaching basketball has been very rewarding, but the friendships that developed over the course of my career are the greatest benefits. I love that two former players are on my current staff, Robyn Dow ’98 (JV) and Emily Dieterichs ’15 (C Team). This has been a dream job, and I’ve been living my dream. It’s been a great ride, and I’m so proud to be the head coach of The St. Pius X Girls Basketball Program.” 2019 Girls Varsity Basketball Team, Assistant Coach Dereck Atencio, Head Coach Phil Griego and Assistant Coach Kevin Hillsey.

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WRESTLING

DAMACIO PAGE

10 YEARS AS A COACH 2 YEARS AS A HEAD COACH AT SPX SPX RECORD: 10TH OVERALL IN IN 1ST YEAR, 3 STATE RUNNER UP WRESTLERS Coach Damacio Page, former two time All American and Junior College National and New Mexico State Champion Wrestler, is in his second year coaching at St. Pius X High School. Coach Page coached high school wrestling at West Mesa and Sandia High Schools, before coming to SPX in 2017. He is a 2001 graduate of West Mesa, where he won the New Mexico State Championship his senior year with an undefeated record. He was also a High School All American in 2001. He later attended Cerritos Junior College in Norwalk, CA where he received national recognition. After college, Coach Page spent the last 14 years competing in the WEC, the UFC and K-1 Dream. He held the WEC World Title in 2008 and the Legacy World Title in 2014; his overall record is 2010. Coach Page believes that by challenging young men in a sport like wrestling, they are put on a path to success. He is hoping to create a wrestling dynasty at St. Pius X, “We’re going to be tough. St. Pius X is not a small school. We are going to make our mark in our district and in the state.” Coach Page is assisted by Lenny Lovato.

Wrestling is not only physical but also mental. If a kid

can go through 4 years of

wrestling in high school, he

can do anything.

The 2019 SPX Wrestling Team strategizes before a meet with Coach Page and Coach Lovato.

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THE TEAMS

BOYS SW I MMING • SENIOR S JUNIORS Tyler Johnston Will Mummert

SOPHOMORES Kenny Bole Hendrick De Bruijn Javier Baca, Captain

Levi Barela

Aiden Dubois Thomas McCarthy Donovin Montoya Joaquin Preciado Jacob Quezada Jesse Robinson Jacob Sedillo Connor Setter Liam Ruggles

Dominic DeBlassie

Logan Doughty, Captain

FRESHMEN Leo Kim Aaron Sandoval Alex Sandoval

Jordan Schalow

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Nathan Setter


GI RLS SW I M M ING • SENIOR S

Mya Martinez Metzgar

Rebecca Restrepo

Kaitlin Rossiter, Captain

JUNIORS

SOPHOMORES

FRESHMEN

Adrienne Dexel

Jordan Allard

Kiana Bogart

Olivia Gordley

Megan Dennis

Sasha Hindi

Kristen Hall

Emma Donlin

Jocelyn Huffaker

Mia Kroeter

Chloe Pruitt

Gabriella Mantelli

Miranda Pluemer

Samantha Trejo

Jessica Medina

Alexia Silva

Frances Ochs

Santana Sisneros

Jessica Otero

Emily Swinson

Alexandra Sanchez

Davin Ruggles, Captain

Sara Swinson

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THE TEAMS

BOYS BASKETBALL • SENIOR S JUNIORS

FRESHMEN

Caleb Baca

Tanner Davis

Sebastian Ellison

Dominic Esparza

Andres Lucero

Josh Garcia

Gabriel Neel

Dominic Gomez

Derek Rivera

Cruz Gonzales

SOPHOMORE Jason Arnett

Reyes Gonzales

Nicolas Scheller

Michael Calcutt

Carlos Silva

Isaiah Gonzales

Zach Torres

Zachary Neel Nick Pascuzzi Josh Salas Nick Vargas

Joedon McConnell

Taylor Padilla

Sebastian Scheller

Senior Basketball Photos by Valerie Aragon

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Jordan Rodriguez

Jonah Arnett

Ezekiel Jaramillo

Zachary Kolkmeyer

Mateo Maestas


G I RLS BASKET BA LL • SENIOR S

Marissa Lovato

Maya Trujillo

Karina Segura

Mariana Rosas

JUNIORS

FRESHMEN

Mahanna Chavez

Kyera Chavez

Raven Gonzales-Sanchez

Aiyana Chavez

Watyah James

Jayden Dominguez

Grace Romero

Mia Garcia

Mikayla Taylor

Tea Gonzales

Kayla Weber

Mia Hernandez Carolina Maestas

Camille Wycoff, Manager

SOPHOMORES

Alexis Patalan

Heather Chavez

Isabel Roddy

Iliana Encinias

Victoria Stone

Amelia Gallegos Marie Kalb Katrina Kelley Amber Weber

Senior Basketball Photos by Jose Samora of JPS Photos

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THE TEAMS

WRESTL I NG • SENIOR S JUNIORS Santino Chavez Matthew Sanchez

SOPHOMORES Ulban Aragon Tyler Brown Theodore Coyle

Robert Espat

David Castle Andrew Pilon

FRESHMAN Jared Robbins

Fernando Fresquez

Christian Solis

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Steven Sanchez


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ST. PIUS X

Record Board

BOYS BASKETBALL STATE

CHAMPIONS

1980 1982 1985 2006 2007 2008 2013

STATE

RUNNERS UP

1973 1977 1984

GIRLS BASKETBALL

DISTRICT

CHAMPIONS

1963 1965 1966 1967 1971 1978 1979 1980 1981 1983 1985 2002 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016

STATE

CHAMPIONS

1979 2006 2008 2009

BOYS SWIMMING STATE

CHAMPIONS

STATE

RUNNERS UP

2000 2002

STATE

RUNNERS UP

1978 1985 1986

DISTRICT

STATE

CHAMPIONS

STATE

RUNNERS UP

1984 1985

WRESTLING STATE

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1978 1979 1984 1985 1986 1998 1999 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010 2013 2015

GIRLS SWIMMING

CHAMPIONS

CHAMPIONS

DISTRICT

CHAMPIONS

STATE

RUNNERS UP

DISTRICT

CHAMPIONS

2005

DISTRICT

CHAMPIONS


THANK YOU to all of our parents for providing photos for the Winter Edition of Est. 1956. We could not publish this magazine without all of your support!

If you would like to market your company in the Spring Edition, please contact JENNIFER MALDONADO ’91

jmaldonado@spxabq.org 505-831-8437


18TH ANNUAL

Sartan Open FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019 LOS ALTOS GOLF COURSE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

Friday, April 5, 2019

ENTRY:

Team $700 Individuals $175

SCHEDULE:

7:00 AM Registration & Breakfast 8:00 AM Shotgun Start 12:00 PM Awards Lunch & Raffle

BENEFITING SPX ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB For more information about registering a team or partnership opportunities, please contact JENNIFER MALDONADO ’91

jmaldonado@spxabq.org 505-831-8437

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Est. 1956 Winter 2019  

The athletics magazine of St. Pius X High School.

Est. 1956 Winter 2019  

The athletics magazine of St. Pius X High School.

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