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Good luck to the boys & girls swim teams as they compete for the AIA 3A state championship here at PCDS Saturday November 4th.  Prelims begin at 9:30 am and the finals will begin at 3:30 pm.


Cross Country runs in sectionals, Olivia Ellegard qualifies individually for state

The cross country team competed in the sectional finals.  The Girls team finished 8th and the boys team finished 12th.  Congratulations to Olivia Ellegard as she finished in the top 25 individual race to advance to the AIA state cross country championship this Saturday November 5th at 11:00 am.  

Good luck Olivia!


Good luck to the middle school teams as they compete in the MVAL tournament all day Friday November 4th at the JCC.  GO EAGLES!!!

Jewish Community Center

12753 N. Scottsdale Road

Scottsdale, AZ  85254


Dive Team advances to State Tournament

Congrats to the Dive Team as they advance to the AIA State Championship to be held at Mesa Skyline Friday November 4 at 1:30.  GO EAGLES!!!

Skyline Aquatic Center (SAC)
845 S. Crismon Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85208

Girls Volleyball Advances to State Tournament

Congrats to the girls volleyball team as they won their playoff play-in game 3-1 to advance to the round of 16.  The girls will play their 1st round game Friday November 4th at 3:00 pm at Central High School.  Quartefinal game will be at 7:00 pm.  GO EAGLES!!! 


Congrats to Boys Soccer on a great season!

Congratulations to the boys soccer team on a great season.  The boys lost in the quarterfinals to Blue Ridge.  The team finished the season 7-5-1.

Boys' Soccer team qualifies for state playoffs!

Congratulations to the boys soccer team as they qualified for the 2016 AIA boys soccer state playoffs.  Information is below along with a link to the state tournament bracket.  Great job players and coaches and good luck in the tournament!  GO EAGLES!!!


Friday October 28th  5:00 pm Quarterfinals
Saturday October 29th  11:00 am Semi-Finals

Benedict Sports Complex (BSC)
490 W. Guadalupe Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85283

Saturday November 5th  3:30 pm Championship

Campo Verde High School (CVH)
3870 S. Quartz St.
Gilbert, AZ 85297

Admission Fees

All Rounds:
$10.00 Adults
$5.00 Students with High School ID
Children five and under admitted free

Girls' Volleyball qualifies for 2A playoffs

Congratulations to the coaches and the girls' volleyball team as they qualified for the 2A playoff play-in game.

The game will be HOME tomorrow October 29th at 5:00 pm vs Benson.

This game will be treated like a PCDS regular season game so there will be NO admission charge at the door for PCDS Parents, Students and Faculty / Staff.

Here is the bracket for the play-in: http://www.azpreps365.com/brackets/volleyball-girls/2a/451-2016-2a-volleyball-girls-conference-play-in

Middle School Golf Club

Fall 2016 Middle School Golf Club information is now available for Fall 2016.

PCDS Athletics Highlights, 2015-16

Congratulations on another incredible school year.  Before I highlight some of the Eagles athletics accomplishments for the year, I wanted to share information about athletic opportunities PCDS will be offering this summer:

PCDS Summer Athletics Offerings:

Basketball and Volleyball Summer Camps:

Basketball and Volleyball Summer Camps for PCDS students in rising grades 3-8 have been announced for August.  Click here to download the basketball and volleyball camps details and registration forms.  

2015-16 PCDS Eagles Athletics Highlights:

Seniors to Play at NCAA Level:

Congratulations to the following 10 seniors who will be continuing to play their sports at the NCAA level:  

  Izzy Aguilera (Diving, St. Bonaventure University)

  Jake Bain (Swimming, Claremont McKenna College)

  Tara Dugel (Squash, Columbia University)

  Andrew Ekmark (Basketball, Stanford University)

  Sam Garvin (Basketball, Claremont McKenna College)

  Claire Hayden (Fencing, Drew University)

  Andrew Hosmar (Soccer, Claremont McKenna College)

  Oliver Marsden (Swimming, Tufts University)

  Yash Muley (Soccer, Carleton College)

  Avery Sly (Sailing, Boston University)

Congratulations to the following PCDS Athletic Department Award Winners:

Upper School:

  Most Outstanding Female Athlete:  Gaby Walton

  Co-Most Outstanding Male Athlete:  Yash Muley

  Co-Most Outstanding Male Athlete:  Matthew Rosenthal

  Eagle Award Winner, Female:  Tiana Siragusa

  Eagle Award Winner, Male:  Oliver Marsden

  Athletic Department Prize:  Andrew Ekmark

  Athletic Department Prize:  Jake Bain

  Athletic Department Prize:  Sky McGee

Middle School:

  Eagle Award Winner, Female:  Natalie Lewis

  Eagle Award Winner, Male:  Daniel Gomez

PCDS Coaches Named 2015-16 Section Coach of the Year:

Congratulations to Shane Lewis (Varsity Boys' Basketball), Diane Jessen (Varsity Softball), and Jerry Keever (Varsity Boys' Tennis) for being named 2015-16 Section Coach of the Year for their respective sports:

PCDS Varsity Athletics Team Summaries & Awards:


  State Playoffs Semifinalists!

  All Division 1st Team: Matthew Rosenthal, Yash Muley, Jake Sarver

  All Section 1st Team:  Matthew Rosenthal, Yash Muley, Jake Sarver

  All Section 2nd Team:  Luis Tano, Ty Rodin, Decker Freret

  All Section Honorable Mention:  Andrew Hosmar, Tommy Walton


  State Playoffs Qualifier!


  Boys Small Schools State Champions!

  Girls Small Schools State Champion Runner-up!

  Combined Team State Champions!

  Jake Bain Division II State Champion Runner-up (50 & 100 Free)!

  New PCDS Records:  Jake Bain (50 Free); Jake Bain (100 Free); Sam Damore (100 Breaststroke); Oliver Marsden (100 Back); Jake Rodin (100 Fly); Boys 200 Medley Relay (Oliver Marsden, Jake Rodin, Sam Damore, Jake Bain); Boys 400 Freestyle Relay (Jake Rodin, Oliver Marsden, Jake Bain, Grant Logan)

  Medalists:  Jake Bain (50 + 100 Free, Champion, Meet Records); Lara Gemar (100 Breaststroke, Champion); Oliver Marsden, Jake Rodin, Sam Damore, Jake Bain (Boys 200 Medley, Champion, meet record); Oliver Marsden, Jake Rodin, Grant Logan, Jake Bain (Boys 400 Freestyle, Champion, meet record)

  Diving State Champions:  Jem Stern (Boys), Izzy Aguilera (Girls)


  State Champion Runner-up!

  Section Champion Runner-up!

  All Division Player of the Year: Andrew Ekmark

  All Division 1st Team:  Andrew Ekmark

  All Division Honorable Mention:  Yash Muley, Spencer Thompson

  All Section Player of the Year: Andrew Ekmark

  All Section 1st Team:  Andrew Ekmark, Spencer Thompson

  All Section 2nd Team: Yash Muley

  All Section Honorable Mention:  Sam Garvin, Jake Bain, Jordon Wong


  Section Champion Runner-up!

  State Playoffs Second Round!

  All Division 1st Team:  Sky McGee

  All Division Honorable Mention:  Gillian Barfield, Emma Sheridan

  All Section Player of the Year: Sky McGee

  All Section 1st Team:  Sky McGee, Gillian Barfield

  All Section 2nd Team:  Gillian Barfield, Elle Miraglia


  All Division Honorable Mention:  Jamie Cohen, Aliya Orenstein

  All Section 2nd Team:  Jamie Cohen, Aliya Orenstein

  All Section Honorable Mention:  Iya Agha, Sophie Ax, Ali Garvin, Lauren Garvin, Raagini Kothur, Sonnet Richmond, Anita Sheih, Gaby Walton, Maddie West


  All Section 2nd Team:  Matthew Rosenthal

  All Section Honorable Mention:  Philip Lewis, Yash Muley


  State Playoffs Second Round!

  Arizona Republic All Division 1st Team:  Audrey LeClair

  All Division 1st Team:  Audrey LeClair

  All Section 1st Team:  Audrey LeClair, Sophie Arregoces, Tiana Siragusa

  All Section 2nd Team:  Allison Hunter, Gaby Walton


  State Tournament Top 20 finish:  Michael Rosenthal


  7-2 record


  4-9-1 record


  State Playoffs Qualifier (Team)!


  State Playoffs Qualifier (Team)!

2015-2016 PCDS Middle School Athletic Highlights:

Congratulations to the following teams for winning championships in the Mountain Valley Athletic League (MVAL):

  5/6 Volleyball Champions 

  5/6 Boys Soccer Champions 

  5/6 Girls Soccer Champions 

  7/8 Girls Soccer Champions

  5/6 Girls Basketball Champions

  5/6 Boys Basketball Champions

  MS Co-ed Tennis Champions

Congratulations to the following teams for finishing their seasons as runners-up in their MVAL tournaments:

  7/8 Boys Soccer Runner-Up

  7/8 Boys Flag Football Runner-Up

  7/8 Boys Basketball Runner-Up

Thank you to all of the parents, coaches, and players who help make athletics at PCDS a special experience for our students.  And, a special thank you to our seniors who are off to college next year:  we wish you all the very best!  Have a wonderful and safe summer, and let's get ready to have another very successful athletic year beginning in August!  Please be sure to check the Athletics News & Information page for information about fall sports practices and their start dates.  

Go Eagles!

Shane Lewis
Director of Athletics


Summer Basketball School & Volleyball Camp

August 15-18, 2016
Students entering grades 3 through 8 are invited to attend the summer basketball & volleyball programs. Get individual attention and instruction from highly qualified varsity coaches. Clinics are $135, checks payable to PCDS Athletics.
Click here for forms.

Softball wins on senior night!

Softball wins 9-1 vs. ALA at PCDS on senior night! Good luck at state, girls!

What a game!

Softball wins 39-25 Tuesday night vs Tempe Prep. Crazy score!!