A brotherhood long after Brophy

A tale of three Brophy grads at Boston College: Michael Maerowitz, Eric An and Justin Germaine…Brophy Class of 2010

In one of the sweetest stories to come to the alumni office, Brophy alum mom Marlene Pontrelli shared this photo of her son, Michael and his friends. It encompasses all that we know to be true about the bonds that form at Brophy and because of Brophy.

“Eric, Michael and Justin knew each other at Brophy, but they were not friends and did not participate in the same activities. However, they were the only three in Brophy’s Class of 2010 who went to Boston College. Almost from the first day of class, they “found” each other. The Brophy connection brought them together, it was like having close family even though they were far from home,” writes Marlene. “After that first year, they ended up rooming together for the next three years. During summer and school breaks, they came back to Phoenix and would always get together before heading back to Boston.”

“It reminds me though Brophy is only a 4-year high school, the friends, experiences and connections that are made there last a lifetime.”

We agree!

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Brophy Mayasich Lacrosse Cup

Update March 21, 2014
Brophy Lacrosse defeats Chaparral at the Mayasich Cup 9-3. Frances, Landis and Dan Mayasich were in attendance for the pre-game ceremony in memory of their son Robby Mayasich ’10.


Posted March 17, 2014
IMG_9287 (wp)The Lacrosse Cup named for Brophy alumnus Robby Mayasich ’10 will be this Thursday, March 20 at Chaparral Stadium. JV at 6:00 PM // Varsity at 7:45 PM

Can’t make it? Give to Robby’s Memorial Fund, a need-based scholarship given in honor of alumnus Robby Mayasich ’10. http://sites.brophyprep.org/giving/mayasich/

Come early for the pre-game ceremony with the Mayasich family, Father Reese and the teams. Remember it is a “Pink Out.” Fans are asked to wear Robby’s favorite color…pink.

Photo: Robby’s dad Dan and Brophy Vice President Adria Renke with Robby’s friends who organized a Donate Life Arizona campaign, at the time it was the largest high school donor drive in the state.

Alumnus Kyle Chalmers ’13 named Rookie of the Week

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From Saint Joseph’s University Athletic Communications
Published on March 18, 2014

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Saint Joseph’s freshman Kyle Chalmers was named the Atlantic 10 Men’s Tennis Rookie of the Week on Tuesday afternoon. Chalmers won four out of five matches he competed in to earn the award.

Chalmers cruised to straight-sets victories in both of his singles matches. On March 11, he defeated Mark Troiano of Wabash, 6-2, 6-1, in the third flight, and on March 15, he earned a 6-3, 6-2 win over St. Bonaventure’s Celso de Vera Rehberger.

In doubles play, Chalmers teamed with Tristan Boustany for a first-flight win over the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras. He also split a pair of matches alongside Andres Urrea, winning against Wabash in the second flight before falling in a tiebreak to a duo from St. Bonaventure in a top-flight tilt.

The Hawks will travel to Delaware for a match on Thursday afternoon.
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Alumnus Paris Dennard ’00 serves as Events Director at The McCain Institute

The McCain Institute for International Leadership held their first Debate & Decision Series 2014 in Arizona: “Drone Killing – Is it helping or Hurting?”, February 20, 2014 at the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University.

Former Student Body President, Paris Dennard ’00 serves as the Events Director at The McCain Institute.

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Robert Balint ’09 awarded Fulbright honors

Robert Balint ’09 was honored last June as a Fulbright Scholar. He will teach English in Uruguay this February (2014.) Robert graduated from the Honors program at Boston College in May 2013 with a degree in International Studies and Hispanic Studies.

2009 Balint, robertThis past Sunday (October 20, 2013) Robert along with two fellow Boston College alums completed a southbound hike of the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia. Robert and his friends completed 131 days, 2186 miles, and trekked through 14 states. Incredible.

Check out his trip blog: www.megasobros.wordpress.com