Alumni quick update, March 2014

Catch up on Brophy alumni this month

  • Barrett Ames ’08 is a Robotics Engineer, working on the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Valkyrie DRC Robot project.

  • Jeff Lockhart ’09 was awarded the Gates-Cambridge Scholarship to pursue graduate study at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Gender Studies. The Gates is Cambridge’s most prestigious international scholarship (similar to Oxford’s Rhodes), and focuses on a commitment to improving the lives of others. Read more here.

  • Danny Wilson ’10 wrote a personal reflection for Harvard’s The Crimson.

  • Cristian Avila ’08 was invited to attend State of the Union address.
    More details here.

  • Adam Wentzel ’95 is now an American Sign Language/English interpreter in the L.A. Metro Area and will this spring be awarded a Master’s Degree in Linguistics at C.S.U. Northridge. After graduating with a dual Bachelor’s of Arts degree (Deaf Studies/Interpreting and Linguistics), he joined the esteemed staff of interpreters at CSUN and began presenting on second-language learning and advocating for the rights of all people to learn language. He is particularly thankful to Mr. Brennan for the four years of AP Latin classes he took while attending Brophy which he says fostered a curiosity for language that has culminated in a rewarding career with a positive social impact.

  • Mitch Hosier ’11 played with his band Black Thoughts at Club Red in Tempe on March 1st.

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

  • Jake Steffens ’12 interviewed for Santa Clara online blog about baseball. Read about it here!

  • Tim Kempton ’13 named Patriot League’s Rookie of the Year!

  • Mayasich Cup, named for Brophy alumnus Robby Mayasich ’10, was awarded to the triumphant Brophy Lacrosse team this month against Chaparral. Photos & Blog page

  • Brophy Varsity Soccer won the 2014 State Championship under Coach Noah Lewkowitz ’98, his first year as Head Coach.


    In Memoriam

    • Jeannette Ann Cox – Mother of Lisa Cox (XCP 84-86) and grandmother to Andrea Singh, Isabella Singh and Josh Cox ’08.

    • Seamus Raphael O’Bryan ’99

    • Arne Running – Brother of Cliff Running ’58, Steven Running ’64 and Michael Running ’60, and uncle of Steven Running ’87.

    • Anthony Iarocci, Sr. – Grandfather of Andrew Iarocci ’06 and TJ Iarocci ’96

    • William Whitcher ’61

    • Father John HanleyObituary
      A complete list can be found on the alumni homepage here>

Alumni quick update, December 2013

Catch up on Brophy alumni this month

  • Dave Mulligan ’97 on Conan on Thursday, November 21st with his band Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers!
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  • Armando Contreras ’10 was awarded the Albert Rees Davis Scholarship sponsored by The Singers’ Club of Cleveland. Armando is currently a student at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

  • Running for Rice University, Will Firth ’11 earned All-Region Honors and a spot at the NCAA Division 1 Cross Country Region Championships on November 16th and 17th.

  • RJ Silva ’10 will play a lead role in the Twelfth Night at Loyola University Chicago this month.

  • Brophy honored Bob Wesley ’67, Tom Schmitt ’79 and Tim Schmitt ’81 at the 2013 President’s Club Dinner for their unwavering dedication to the Brophy community.

  • Robert Schein ’95, Partner and Managing Director at High Tower Advisors Palm Desert, was quoted in WSJ article “Livening up End-of-Life planning.”

  • Flavio Bravo ’12 joins LUC’s Fast for Families (photo)

  • Patrick (JP) Hornbeck ’99 Al Jazeera interview about Pope Francis’ mission statement
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  • Brett Fitzgerald ’09 among 5 ASU Fulbrights teaching English in Korea. ASU among top 3 in Fulbrights

  • Tony Strazzara ’07, along with a friend, carried an injured biker off a mountain trail. The man, grateful, posted their photo on his Facebook page.

  • Eric Chalmers ’10, Student Government President, interviewed by The Commons @ Seattle University

Alumnus & Fordham Professor J. Patrick Hornbeck writes for FoxNews Latino

Pope Francis: What’s in a (Papal) name?

1999 hornbeck, j patrickFrancis I is already a pope of several firsts. He is the first pope to be born in Latin America, a region that counts more than 400 million Catholics and is destined to play a progressively larger role in the church as Catholic demographics shift south from Europe and North America. He is the first pope who belongs to the Jesuits, the pioneering religious order that has left its mark on all facets of Catholic life, from education to science and the arts. And, perhaps most obviously, he is the first pope to take the name Francis. [Read more…]

J. Patrick Hornbeck II is a Theology Professor at Fordham University. Read his bio…

Remembering Nicholas Sowinski ’99

Diane Sowinski, Nicholas’ mother, told the East Valley Tribute, “I think he was very moved by 9/11. He said, ‘I feel like if there are people standing up for our country, I need to be one of them.'”

Photo right: Brett Huneycutt ’99, Josh Whistler ’99, Nick Sowinski ’99, Brian Green ’99

East Valley Tribune article

Special thanks to Brett Huneycutt ’99 for his photo gallery on

Chapel baptisms in March

|| JP Jarczyk ’99 and wife Stephanie baptized son Gregory Edward on March 4th

|| Brett O’Brien ’90 and wife Carrie (XCP ’93) baptized daughter Margaret Rose on March 4th

|| Rhett Costello ’98 and wife Rachel baptized son Charles Thomas on March 11th

|| Nicholas Ulrich ’02 and wife Kirstina (XCP ’02) baptized son Nicholas Joseph on March 31st

James Goodnow ’99 makes Partner at Fennemore Craig

James Goodnow ’99 is an attorney at Fennemore Craig, and most recently made partner. With nearly 200 lawyers, Fennemore Craig is one of the oldest law firms in the western United States. James earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2006.

James and his partner, Marc Lamber run an Injury Law practice under the Fennemore Craig PC umbrella. Visit for more.