Marcos de Niza High School

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Marcos de Niza High School
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Location
6000 S. Lakeshore Drive
Tempe, AZ 85283
Coordinates 33°21′58″N 111°55′17″W / 33.366149°N 111.921465°W / 33.366149; -111.921465Coordinates: 33°21′58″N 111°55′17″W / 33.366149°N 111.921465°W / 33.366149; -111.921465
Information
Type Public
Established 1971
School district Tempe Union High School District
Principal Sean Macdonald
Staff ~ 150
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,897 students (Aug. 27, 2012)[1]
Color(s) Brown and gold
Athletics conference AIA
Mascot Padre
Website

Marcos de Niza High School is a high school located in Tempe, Arizona. It was founded in 1971 and it has an enrollment of approximately 1,900 students. The school's mascot is the Padre. The school is a part of the Tempe Union High School District and mainly serves students in central Tempe, as well as the Town of Guadalupe.

Athletics[edit]

State Championships

  • 1980, 1986, 1989, 1990 - Girls' Basketball State Champions
  • 1990, 1991, 1992 - Boys' Soccer State Championships
  • 1990, 1991 - Girls' Archery State Champions
  • 1993 - Girls' Volleyball State Champions
  • 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004 - Wrestling State Champions
  • 1998 - Spirit Line State Champions
  • 2002 - Boys' Basketball State Champions
  • 2007 - Boys' Baseball State Champions
  • 2008 - Girls' Golf 5A-II State Champions

Runner-up

  • 1981, 1988, 1991, 1992 - Girls' Basketball State Runner-up
  • 1992, 2003 - Softball State Runner-up
  • 1994 - Girls' Volleyball State Runner-up
  • 1996 - Wrestling State Runner-up
  • 1997, 2008 - Boys' Volleyball State Runner-up
  • 1998 - Baseball State Runner-up
  • 1999, 2008 - Spirit Line State Runner-up
  • 2007 - Girls' Golf 5A-II State Runner-up (Team/Individual)
  • 2008 - Boys' Basketball 5A-II State Runner-up
  • 2009 - Football 5A-II State Runners-up

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Steve Adolph made the first touchdown in school's history in 1971. After receiving his teaching degree from Arizona State University in 1978, Steve returned to the Tempe Union High School District as a teacher, and eventually worked his way back Marcos de Niza High School as principal. He then served as Superintendent for the Tempe Union High School District. For Steve's many contributions to the District and City, Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman declared April 23, 2011, Steve Adolph Day in Tempe, and shortly thereafter, the school retired football jersey #22, the number Steve played under as a student athlete at Marcos de Niza.
  • Marcus Brunson
  • Caleb Clifton, drummer for American metalcore band Eyes Set To Kill
  • Preston Dennard
  • Sam Dorman, three-time state diving champion, representing the U.S. in synchronized diving in the 2016 Summer Olympics
  • Adam Johnson, Pulitzer Prize winner, professor at Stanford
  • John C. Kilkenny, producer and Executive VP, 20th Century Fox Studios
  • Kandace Lindsey, singer-songwriter
  • Danny Martinez, wrestler; current professional MMA fighter for the UFC's flyweight division[2]
  • Carla Morrison
  • Sean Paddock, drummer, Kenney Chesney Band
  • Mary Louise Parker
  • Douglas Razzano, figure skater
  • Chris Ruiz, professional CS GO player, Lobster
  • Greg Vanney
  • Norifumi Yamamoto, wrestler; professional mixed martial artist, currently in the UFC[3]

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