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By CAA Staff , 03/28/19, 1:15PM MST


The league is excited to announce the Inaugural winners of our Sportsmanship Award which is awarded to an Athletic Director, Coach, JH Student Athlete, HS Student Athlete, and Official. We appreciate all the nominations that we received over the last few months. 

The award is named after a very special man who helped the CAA for many years in different ways. Vinny Rasole lost his battle with Cancer last summer, to honor and remember the "IMPACT" he made on so many we have named these awards after him. 


The Canyon Athletic Association Board Members and staff felt his legacy should continue to live by starting a new annual tradition.  We will award “The Vinny” to an Athletic Director, Coach, Official and Student-Athlete.  The honor will go to an individual of integrity, someone that is dedicated, hardworking, kind, generous and strives not only to be a better person but to make those around them better. 


 2018 -2019 Sportsmanship The "VINNY" AWARD RECIPIENTS: 

Athletic Director Adrian Espana - Western School of Science and Technology

Coach: Chris Seyler  - Paradise Valley Christian Prep 

JH Student-Athlete: Mia Davis  - Legacy Traditional School  - Glendale Campus 

HS Student-Athlete: Ernesto Sandoval - Western School of Science and Technology

Official: Terry Yosick 

Awards will be handed out at our upcoming Athletic Director's Conference on April 12th, 2019 @ Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix. Ceremony will be at 4:30 PM.