Desert Vista Hall of Fame
Nominations must be submitted by April 1st each year for consideration.
The Athletic Hall of Fame is an opportunity for maintaining the rich heritage and tradition of successful programs at Desert Vista High School. In addition, it will serve as a means of recognizing, preserving, and honoring the individuals, coaches and athletes who made significant contributions to these programs other than the fore mentioned ways. The Hall of Fame honors the contributions and accomplishments of these individuals who are worthy of recognition as examples for others to emulate.
All nominations must be submitted on the official DVHS Athletic Hall of Fame nomination form .
Click on the arrows below to view the recipients' profile:2013 - Nicole McAndrew
- Four-time 200 and 500 yard freestyle champion and both the City and Regional championships (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006). City record holder in the 500 yard freestyle.
- Three-time state champion, once in the 200 yard freestyle (2006) and twice in the 500 yard freestyle (2005, 2006).
- Current record holder in the 100 (relay start), 200 and 500 yard freestyles and 50 yard backstroke. Former record holder in the 200 yard individual medley.
- All-American in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006
- Wendy's High School Heismann Nominee (2006)
- Winner of Mayor Greg Stanton award for Athletic and Academic Achievement (2006)
- 4-year member of Princeton University's varsity swim team.
- Member of two Ivy League champion teams.
- Best performances at the Ivy League Championship include 3rd place finished in the 500 yard freestyle (2008) and 400 yard individual medley (2010), a 4th place finish in the 1650 yard freestyle (2010), a 5th place finish in the 1000 yard freestyle (2008) and sixth place finished in the 1650 (2008) and 500 (2010) yard freestyles.
- Achieved NCAA Division 1 "B" cuts in multiple events throughout 4-year college swimming career.
2013 - Jason St. Clair
- Jason competed and won three state championships, one in football (1998) and two in baseball (1998, 2001).
- During the summer of his Junior and Senior year at Desert Vista High School, at an invitational baseball preview, Jason was selected to try out for the USA World National Team, in Joplin, Missouri.
- Accomplished athlete, Jason was awarded a spot on the USA team and spent the summer of 2000, competing with International teams while traveling through the providences of Canada.
- In the summer of 2000, Alberta, Canada, competing in the final championship games, the starting second baseman, Jason won a silver medal on the USA World National Team.
- Upon his return to Arizona, Jason received and signed a full scholarship for baseball to the University of Arizona.
- After graduating in June 2001, Jason was then drafted by Major League Baseball (MLB) and selected in the 10th round by the Tampa Bay Rays.
- Jason chose to follow his dream and love for the game and joined the Tampa Bay Rays. He would continue on for 7 seasons with the Rays as a short stop.
2013 - Amanda Lyon
- Four year letter winner in track and cross-country
- Three-time all state and East Valley all region cross country runner
- Placed second in 2000 state cross country meet
- Placed second in 2 mile in 2001 state track meet
- Previous school record holder for 2 mile (2001-2013)
- Member of two-time state champion 4x800m relay (1998 and 2001) Previous school record holder (2001-2013) Previous state record holder (2001)
- Member of two state championship cross country teams (1998 and 2000)
- United Dairymen All-American
- Wendy's Heisman State Finalist (2000)
- All City Honors in track (2001)
- U.S. Marine Corp Female Athlete of the Year (2001)
- Three time scholar athlete (Soph, Junior and Senior)
- 2003 Cross Country: Ran in five races for the Arizona State Sun Devils, missing only the NCAA Finals due to an injury. Place 5th place in the Dave Murray invitational, placed 7th in the ASU invitational. Named Academic All Pac-10 First Team. Given the Coaches award in cross country.
- 2003 Outdoor Track: Won the 3,000m run at the Arizona State Invitational. Took 4th place in the 1,500m run at the Baldy Castillo Invitational. Finished 11th at the Pac-10 Championships in the 5,000m. Earned second team Pac-10 All-Academic accolades.
- 2003 Indoor: Finished 4th in the 3,00m run at the Pac-10 Invitational
- In 2002, earned Maroon and Fold Student-Athlete accolades for track and field.
- Amanda was nominated for the 2nd annual Sparky award of "Unsung Hero of the Year Award" in April of 2004.
2012 - Zach Miller
High School – Class of 2004:
- Unanimous selection as the No. 1 tight end prospect in the nation
- USA Today first-team All-American tight end
- Rydell All-America tight end
- Listed as the No. 1 tight end, the No. 50 overall prospect in the nation
- The No. 7 prospect in the West and a member of the Top 100 "Dream Team" by Prepstar
- Listed as the No. 1 player in the state of Arizona by Superprep...
- Listed as the No. 1 tight end and No. 5 player in the nation as well the No. 1 player in Arizona by rivals.com
- Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl high school all-star game
- Named the "Big School" Player of the Year by the ArizonaRepublic
- A first-team 5A All-State pick by the East Valley Tribune as a tight end and linebacker
- Was the recipient of the Vic Householder Award, given annually by Phoenix Metro Football Magazine to the Arizona Player of the Year
- Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year in 2003
- Named the Phoenix Metro Magazine Player of the Year
- Southeast Valley and Central Region Offensive Player of the Year
- ESPN top-ranked tight end and No. 10 player overall in the country
- The Sporting News All-American first-team tight end
- Student Sports Magazine first-team All-American
- Had 47 catches for 790 yards and six touchdowns as a senior
- Four-year starter at Tight End on the Varsity Team
- In 2006 became ASU's first consensus All-American since Terrell Suggs in 2002, and the team's 16th overall
- Earned Walter Camp All-America honors
- Named to the National Football Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Team
- As one of three finalists for the John Mackey Award, presented annually to the nation's top tight end
- Named Second-Team All-America by the Associated Press and Rivals.com
- Earned First-Team All-Pac-10 honors...also earned First-Team Pac-10 All-Academic honors, one of only three to be named to both
- Was named ASU's Most Valuable Offensive Player of the Year and also earned the team's Cecil Abono Team Captain Award and Pat Tillman Valor Award at the Sun Devils' year-end banquet
- Totaled 144 catches for 1,512 yards (10.5 avg.) And 14 touchdowns during his three years in Tempe
- Finished his career ranked sixth in school history in total receptions and stands as ASU's all-time leader in receptions by a tight end and touchdown catches by a tight end
- As a freshman in 2004, his 56 catches stands as the 10th-highest amount by any player in Sun Devil history and is the greatest amount by a freshman pass-catcher at ASU...named First-Team All-Pac-10 and First-Team Pac-10 All-Academic in 2006... Named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 2004
- Drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 2nd round (38th overall) of 2007 NFL Draft
- Led team in receptions in 2008, 2009, 2010
- Selected to Pro Bowl after the 2010 Season
- Signed with Seattle Seahawks as a Free Agent in August 2011
2012 - John Rattay
Arizona Records Held:
- 1st: Most Touchdown Passes in Game (6)
- 1st: Most Passing Yards in a Career (7,089)
- 2nd: Most Passing Touchdowns in Year
- Set 5A State Record for Passing Yards in Championship Game
- All Arizona 1st Team QB
- QB of first ever AZ Team to make State 5A Playoffs without Senior Class
- QB of Undefeated 5A State Champions
- QB of #4 Ranked Team in Nation
- 2nd Team All American
- 6th Rated Football Player in the Nation
- National College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete
- Elite 11 QB: One of 11 QBs in Nation to be a part of inaugural class
- University of Arizona Football Letter Winner
- Mary Roby Award Winner (Scholar Athlete)
- 3rd in State: 110m High Hurdles
- 5th in State: 300m Intermediate Hurdles
- Member of Track and Field City Champions (2 Years)
- All Tempe Track Team (2 Years)
- Qualified for 4 Events in State Championship Finals (110m High Hurdles, 300m Intermediate Hurdles, High Jump, Triple Jump)
- Set Desert Vista School Records in both 110m and 300m Hurdles
- Set Desert Vista School Record High Jump
- Student Body Vice President
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes Officer
- Over 4.0 GPA
2012 - Corey Myers
- Selected in the 1st Round (4th Overall) of the 1999 MLB Draft
- Had the longest hitting streak in major and minor leagues in 2002 (33 Games)
- Excelled in the Arizona Fall League in 2004, hitting 2nd in the league with .400 avg.
- 2008 NCAA Woman's College World Series Champions – Coach
- 1999 graduate from Desert Vista High School, Phoenix, AZ
- AZ high school player-of-the-year in 1999
- Set High School Records for the State of Arizona
- Single-Season Home Runs (22), Hits (70), Runs (70), RBI (81)
- Career Home Runs (43), Runs (144), RBI (182)
- Comes from a baseball/softball family
- Father, Clint, who played in St. Louis Cardinals' farm system, is now the Head Coach of Arizona State University Softball. Coached Central AZ College's baseball team (1996-2005), winning a Junior College National Title in 2002. Prior to that, he coached the softball team (1988-1992), winning 6 national titles, 5 of which were won consecutively.
- Brother, Casey, has played professional baseball with the Oakland A's since 2001. As ASU's Catcher, Casey won 2 Johnny Bench Awards. He is now the Volunteer
- Coach for his dad's softball program at ASU.
2012 - Brent Miller
- No. 5 player in the state of Arizona by SuperPrep Magazine
- First-team All-Arizona in 5A by The Arizona Republic
- Recipient of the Larry Gordon Award
- Presented by Phoenix Metro Football Magazine to the state's top linebacker
- Versatile player, played linebacker, quarterback, fullback, tight end, wide receiver and even served as a return specialist
- Desert Vista Athlete of the year
- Desert Vista Scholar Athlete of the Year...carried a 3.9 grade-point average
- Was coached by Dan Hinds
- Set school record in high jump at 6-6
- Few first place finishes in the high jump for city and regional meets.
- First Team All City Awards And All-Region Awards
- Lettered in Track
- Wrestled freshman and sophomore year.
- Did not lose an official match in high school.
- Was the only Sun Devil to have played in all 37 games during the 2004-06 seasons, and had streak snapped at 39 when he missed ASU's meeting with San Diego State on Sept. 15, 2007 due to injury...
- Played in 49 career games with 22 starts...caught 43 passes for 526 yards and five touchdowns during his career...
- Very reliable player that was equally effective as a blocker and as a receiver...
- Joined by younger brother and former All-American and current Oakland Raider Zach on the Sun Devil team for the 2004-06 seasons...
- Started at the H-Back position for the Sun Devils in 2006 and was ASU's main tight end as a senior.
- Started all games in 2007 except 2 because of another knee surgery. That 2007 Sun Devil Team was only the third team in the history of the school to win a Pac-10 Championship.
- Signed as a free agent in 2008.
- Played in 4 Pre-season games.
- 1 catch against the Denver broncos for 24 yards.
- Cut from team after the last pre-season game. That was the year that the cardinals went to the super bowl and barely lost to the Steelers.
- 2009/2010 Graduate Assistant and Tight Ends Coach for the University of Washington. We went to the holiday bowl in 2010 and placed third in the Pac-ten.
2012 - Bobby Wade
- USA Today High School Player of the Year
- Arizona Record Held:
- 1st: Most Points in a Season (246)
- 1st: Most Touchdowns in a Season (41)
- RB/DB of first ever AZ Team to make State 5A Playoffs without Senior Class
- RB/DB of Undefeated 5A State Champions
- RB/DB of #4 Ranked Team in Nation
- First Team All-Pac 10
- University of Arizona Most Valuable Player
- Single Season Record for Catches and Touchdowns