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High School Athletics

Desert Heights Preparatory Academy has a proud tradition of athletic excellence. DHPA Athletics is committed to providing opportunities through athletics for our student-athletes to mature physically, emotionally, academically, and socially. While we recognize the value of participation in athletics, we also acknowledge the primacy of academic pursuits and utilize our sports programs to support and enhance our academics.

DHPA Coyote Athletics measures success not only by won-loss records and league championships, but also by the development in our student athletes of exemplary character traits, a commitment to excellence in all endeavors, and the lifelong pursuit of an active and healthy lifestyle.

DHPA requires all 5th-12th grade student-athletes to use Register My Athlete for athletic paperwork. Register My Athlete allows families to quickly register and ensure all student documents are submitted to the school. 

Recognition

  • 2020 John West All Conference 2nd Team for Defensive Lineman
  • 2021 Julian Szemesi All Conference 2nd Team for Kickoff Returner 
  • 2021 Ellie Saunders Honorable Mention for Libero 

College Signings! 

The following athletes have signed to play at the next level. 

2022

  • Kiera Alfred signed with Chadron State to play Volleyball. 

2020

  • Caleb Ashby signed with Arizona Christian University to play Football.
  • Nasir Taitt signed with Muskingum University to play Football. 

2019

  • Dylan Bennett-Sanders signed with St. Benedictine University to play Basketball.
  • Taia Williams signed with American Indian Collge to play Basketball. 
  • Hayden House signed with BIg Bend Community College to Wrestle. 

2018

  • Paige Widmer signed with Cornelle College to play Volleyball. 
  • Jessie Klem signed with Phoenix College to play Volleyball.
  • Alexis Tatum signed with Presentation College to play Basketball.
  • Jacob Jordan signed with Scottsdale Community College to play Football. 
  • Deontae McInnis signed with Tohono O'odham Community College to play Basketball.

2017

  • Brandon Haldiman signed with Glendale Community College to play Football. 
  • Matthew Robles signed with Ottawa University to play Basketball.

2016

  • Malik Simpson signed with Simpson College to play Basketball.

2015

  • Stephen Koessler signed with Finger Lakes College to play Baseball.

2014

  • Isaiah Hudson signed with Scottsdale Community College to play Football. 
  • Troy Mone signed with Scottsdale Community College to play Football. 
  • Shaun Lowe signed with Scottsdale Community College to play Football. 
  • Colten Martin signed with Scottsdale Community College to play Football. 
  • Essence Beachum signed with Chandler Gilbert Community College to play Basketball.