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Athletics at St. Augustine Catholic HS

St. Augustine Catholic High School facilitates academic excellence in a Catholic environment where students are encouraged to grow in Christian life through dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship, and celebration. 
St. Augustine offers a variety of sports and extracurricular activities to accommodate all students. We are committed to excellence not only in the classroom, but also on the court or field of play. To help ensure we are supporting the development of the whole person, we must actively support our students physically, spiritually, and emotionally. #GOWOLVES

Arynn Herrera on the Top 50 List!

Junior Defensive Specialist (DS) Arynn Herrera, reigning 2A South 1st Team All-Region & Defensive Player of the Year, has been named one of the area's Top 50 returning volleyball players after her amazing sophomore season! In 2021, Arynn led the team in sets played (62), digs per set (4.2), and serves received per match (18.2). With numbers like those, it's no wonder why Arynn will be a focal point for the Wolves' defense this year. The Ladies Wolves begin regular season play this Monday as they travel to Desert Christian to face against a very good Eagles team. The Wolves will be right back at it on Wednesday for their home opener against Santa Rita. For the full article on Arynn and all of the athletes on the Top 50 list, please click the link below. #GOWOLVES

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St. Augustine's WolfPack Volleyball Invite!

The St. Augustine Women's Volleyball team will host the 2022 Wolfpack Invitational on September 2nd & 3rd. Games begin at 10am on Friday and 9am on Saturday. Cost of admissions will be $10/day or $15/weekend. There will be a full concession stand, hospitality room for coaches, and an all-team dinner served on the first day. Day two will consist of a double-elimination tournament with the championship trophy up for grabs! You won't want to miss this! For more information, please reach out to Mr. Witherspoon by phone or via email at


Fall 2022 "Meet the Team Night!"

Dear parents and athletes,

On Thursday, August 18th, starting at 6pm, the St. Augustine CHS athletic department will be hosting the fall sports season "Meet the Team Night!" This meeting is a requirement for all athletes participating in a fall sport as well as their parents/guardians. This will be a two-part meeting with our athletic director, Mr. Witherspoon. He will kick things off by covering athletics from the administrative side, explaining the most important policies and procedures. He will also be able to answer any questions you may have. In the second portion of our session, coaches, athletes, and parents will break out and meet as a sports team to cover team specific rules, expectations, goals, etc. We encourage everyone to attend as this may be the best opportunity to get your questions answered, meet our coaches, and get involved! Please reach out to Mr. Witherspoon if you have any questions. Thank you!


Summer Sports Information

Here is the information for summer (optional) off-season workouts. Please note these is no transportation for students during summer vacation. 

Mens' Basketball

  • Monday, Wednesdays, & Fridays: 1:15 -3:15pm
  • Saturdays:12 - 2pm

Womens' Basketball 

  • Tuesday & Thursday: 3:15 - 4:45pm
  • Saturdays: 10:30 - 12:00pm

Womens' Volleyball

  • Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 4:50 - 6:30pm


  • Tuesday & Thursday: 1:15 - 3:30pm


  • Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 4:50 - 6:30pm

New Coaches on Campus!

Please help us welcome some new faces on campus! 
Dr. Jim Forkum: Head Coach Swim & Dive, Mens' Basketball
Abbey Hopp: Assistant Coach Swim & Dive 
Subhana Wrights: Head Women's' Varsity Volleyball Coach
Matea Villegas: Womens' Volleyball
Alyssa O'Daniel: Women's Volleyball

Tho Bui: Tennis 

Ruben Mancha: Tennis

Senior Award Winners!!

Congratulations to the following seniors on winning the 2022 Senior Athletic Awards:

Female and Male Athletes of the Year:

Lily Duran and Alex Gamez

The Six Pillars of Pursuing Victory with Honor:

Caring - Isabella Necoechea
Citizenship - Kirsten Johnsen
Fairness - David Durazo
Respect - Cross Tabanico
Responsibility - Billy Schad
Trustworthiness -  Kimberly Jimenez

The Scholar Athlete Award: Estevan Henderson

The Persistence Pays Award: Cristian Vazquez

The Wolves Award: Kai Taras

Al Buhl Memorial Scholarship:


Track Athletes Compete at State Finals!

Congratulations to coach Tim Holmes and (5) track and field athletes that qualified to run in the 2022 AIA Track & Field State Final! 
Womens' 4x800m Relay Team
- Courtney Dwaileebe, 
- Kirsten Johnson, 
- Sandy Villasenor 
- Megan Callahan
Mens' Discus
- Martin Felix
- Finished 8th (11th in Javelin) 
- All State Div. IV 

Baseball loses Heartbreaker in 2A Playin Game

The Wolves lost a heartbreaker to Glendale Prep in the 2A State Playin Game at Thunderbird High on May 3rd. The Wolves trailed by as many as 9-runs at one point, but came back and took the lead heading into the bottom of the 7th innings, 13-12. The Wolves would eventually lose on a on walk-off double up the gap. The final score was 14-13. Coach Ramirez said of his team, “Those kids fought hard tonight! They showed resilience and never gave up! But this one hurts; I really feel for those guys.”  The Wolves finished the season 2nd in the 2A South Region and made the playin as the 20th seed. 

Spring All-Region Athletes

Please help us congratulate the following athletes on their All-Region recognition in the 2A South Region! 
1st Team: David Durazo, Cross Tabanico, Alex Gamez, and Marco Lopez
2nd Team: Andres Betancourt, Julian Lopez, & Tayven Lewis, 
1st Team: Ariana Aldana & Iliana Durazo
2nd Team: Brenda Canale & Lourdes Gamez
Mens' Volleyball: 
1st Team: Lance Marchesseault
Offensive POY: Lance Marchesseault

Winter All-Region Athletes

Congratulations to the follow athletes on their All-Region recognition in the 2A South Region! 
Womens' Basketball:
1st Team: Clarissa Valencia & Megan Callahan
2nd Team: Kai Taras & Iliana Durazo 
Mens' Basketball: 
1st Team: Edwin Crandall
2nd Team: Andres Betancourt & Caden Marchesseault 

Athletes of the Fall Sports Season!

It is with great pleasure to announce the Fall Athletes of the Season! We here at St. Augustine understands that it is important to highlight the positive attributes of our students and one way to achieve such a goal is to spotlight athletic achievement both on and off the field or court of play. This past fall season we had several student-athletes worthy of the awards, but it was quite evident who the winners would be. We want to congratulate Lily Duran (female), and Cristian Vazquez and Alejandro Baltier (co-male) for winning the Athletes of the '21 Fall Sports Season. They will be announced and celebrated during our next pep rally on Friday, January 14th! 

St. Augustine Gives Back!!

 Congrats to the Girls Volleyball team for helping raise over $600.00 to help fight childhood cancer! This is the 4th year in a row that St. Augustine and Gregory School have teamed up in the annual "Gold Game!" Each year both teams help raise funds and all proceeds go to the Diamond Children's Hospital. We thank all the athletes for their hard work and generosity! 

All-Region Fall & All State (Conference) Athletes

St. Augustine CHS had a wonderful fall sports season, bringing home two regional championships in both girls' volleyball and soccer! With all that success, we also had a host of All-Region recognitions in both sports. Here is the list of athletes and their recognitions.
Girls' Volleyball
All-Region 1st Team
 - Lily Duran: Hitter/Middle Blocker
 - Arynn Hererra: Libero
 - Zoorina Palma: Hitter/Middle Blocker
 - Iliana Durazo: Setter
All-Region 2nd Team
 - Kai Taras: Hitter/Middle Blocker
 - Kimberly Jimenez: Hitter/Middle Blocker
Region Offensive Player of the Year
 - Lily Duran
Region Defensive Player of the Year
 - Arynn Hererra
Region Player of the Year
 - Lily Duran
All-Region 1st Team
 - Jesus De Los Rios: Defender
All-Region 2nd Team
 - Chris Mugisha: Forward
 - Ramon Serrano: Midfielder
 - Alejandro Bailter: Midfielder
 - Christian Vasquez: Defender
 - Martin Felix: Goalie
Region Defensive Player of the Year
 - Cristian Vazquez
Region Offensive Player of the Year
 - Alejandro Baltier
2A All-State (Conference) Athletes
All State 1st Team
 - Christian Vasquez: Soccer (Defender)
 - Alejandro Bailter: Soccer (Forward)
Honorable Mention
 - Lily Duran: Volleyball (Hitter/Middle Blocker)
 - Arynn Hererra: Volleyball (Libero)

Region Champions!!

We want to send a HUGE shoutout to both our soccer and girls' volleyball teams for capturing the 2A South Region Championships for the Fall '21 sports season in their respective sports! Girls' Volleyball is no stranger to winning championships as this is their 4th Region Championship in the past (5) seasons. Soccer, on the other hand, had their best season in school history, finishing the regular season undefeated and making their first ever playoff appearance. Great job to both coaches and their teams!!! 

Banner Health "Bearing Gifts" to St. A's!!!

We want to send a BIG "THANK YOU" to our Athletic Trainer, Janelle Roche, and Banner Health for donating a Theragun to St. Augustine to help our athletes perform and recover better! We appreciate all the time and dedication you pour into our students!!!

Wolves Soccer now #2 in the State in 2A!

The Wolves' Soccer team is now ranked #2 in the state in 2A! The Wolves took care of business this week with wins at Patagoina (4-0) and Benson (3-0), respectively, and remain atop the 2A South Region with a 7-0-1 record overall. The Wolves will travel to Madison Highland on 10/21 for a HUGE game against the #3 ranked team in the state at 6pm! #GOWOLVES

Girls' Volleyball now in 1st Place in 2A South Region!

The Lady Wolves are starting to "gel" and find themselves tied for 1st place in the 2A South Region after avenging an early season loss to the Vipers of Miami this past Tuesday, 3-0! The team has won 4 of the last 5 games and have an 8-5 overall record. Come check these ladies out this Friday 10/22 when they face-off against Veritas Prep. JV starts at 5pm, with the Varsity starting at 6pm! 

Girls' JV Volleyball on a 8-game winning streak!

The Girls' JV Volleyball team has won 8 straight matches after dropping the first (2) games of the season! While on this 8-game win streak, the girls have won 16 out of 17 sets! That's an incredible stat! #GOWOLVES

Athletic Director

Mr. Brandon Witherspoon
(520) 751-8300 x 1010

Certified Athletic Trainer

All athletic training services are provided by Banner Health. There is a trainer on site for all athletic competitions. 

2022-23 AIA Physical Form

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Donate to St. A's Sports!!

As many of you know, Arizona ranks at the bottom of the list when it comes to state funding and education. As a result, the athletic programs usually take the brunt of this. If you would like to donate to any of our athletics programs, please contact our Athletic Director, Mr. Witherspoon at


It DEFINTELY takes a village! #GOWOLVES

Upcoming Sports Schedule

- Women's VB @ Tempe Prep
- Soccer @ Desert Christian
- XC @ Reid Park Annex Fields
- Women's VB @ Sequoia Pathway 
- Soccer @ Wilcox
10/10 - 10/14
- Fall Break
Normal Game Times:
Volleyball:  JV - 5pm V - 6pm
Soccer: V - 3:45 or 6pm
Swim & Dive: V - 4:00pm
Golf:  Mens/Women - 3:00pm
XC: Mens/Women - 4:30pm 

Regional Championships

Girls' Volleyball
 - 2017
 - 2018
 - 2019
 - 2021
 - 2021
Boys' Volleyball 
 - 2021


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