DON KETCHUM is a native of Phoenix. He was a sportswriter for The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette for nearly four decades. He covered high school sports on several occasions as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State sports. From 2008-14, he was a staff writer for, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Gordon, Flood on All-Arizona beach team

Departing seniors Macy Gordon and Cierra Flood, who helped Xavier Prep win its sixth state beach volleyball championship in 2017, have been named to the All-Arizona First Team by The Arizona Republic/
Gordon will move on to play at Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo) and Flood will play for Arizona State’s beach program.
Congrats to Macy and Cierra !!
XCP alum’s golf honor – Xavier graduate Missy Farr-Kaye who recently led Arizona State’s women’s golf team to the eighth national championship in ASU history, has been selected as Golf Pride Grips WGCA West Region Coach of the Year.
Gator lacrosse effort – Xavier lacrosse player Jess Katzman, playing for an Arizona team in a national tournament over the Memorial Day weekend, scored five goals in the team’s four games.
Katzman will be back for the Gators next season, along with coach Rachael D’Angelo, who was an assistant coach in the national tourney.
A fond farewell – Long-time athletic department assistant Sue Roth, who helped keep the office running under XCP athletic director Sr. Lynn Winsor, for 17 years will be retiring on Friday (June 2) and there will be a party in her honor, according to Winsor.
Roth’s loyalty was rewarded on Thursday (June 1) with a vase of flowers that was presented at the annual Dog Daze event at Xavier.
Sue, thank you for all of your hard work !! We will miss you !!
Athletics assistant Sue Roth introduces participants in Thursday's Dog Daze (Photo by Don Ketchum).

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