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Zach Malis

Desert Christian High School

1A-3A Scholar Athlete Recipient

Athletically, Zach is one of the most gifted students to attend Desert Christian High School. Although his first love is baseball, where he will soon be living his dream of playing at the colligate level, he has also excelled on the basketball court. Zach has stepped up his leadership on campus this year and chose his EXPO project to be President of the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) club.

Zach has demonstrated his remarkable ability to lead others throughout his nearly four years at Desert Christian High School. Zach is a four year starter on the Varsity baseball team and a 3-year starter for the Varsity basketball team and holds many individual records in both sports. Not only is Zach recognized on the court and field but he has a very strong work ethic in the classroom. He is currently tied as number 1 in his class of 45 with a 4.0 GPA. While maintaining this GPS and class ranking he is also pursuing activities off the court and field. He has been involved in the National Honor Society and Vacation Bible School as well being a volunteer coach for Zona Volleyball Club.

Zach is truly respected by his peers and motivates them by his intensity, encouragement and high level of play. He has a sacrificial attitude and is willing to pour out his heart to achieve a goal.

Zach plans to attend Grand Canyon University to study Sports Management.


Events for the week of November 23, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

AIA Executive Board December Agenda - DEADLINE

Thursday, November 26, 2015

AIA Office Closed - HOLIDAY

Friday, November 27, 2015

AIA Office Closed - HOLIDAY

View the full AIA Calendar


2015 AIA Football Media Day
Watch the state football championship media day at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24 from Famous Dave's Bar--B-Que on

2015 AIA Football State Championships, presented by Raising Canes
The championship for D-I wil be played on Friday, Nov. 27 at University of Phoenix Stadium beginning at 3 p.m. and can be seen live on FOX Sports Arizona.  On Saturday, Nov. 28, the D-III (11 a.m.) and II (4 p.m.) championships will be played at Arizona Stadium and can be seen live on FOX Sports Arizona.  The D-V (2 p.m.) and IV (6 p.m.) championships will also be played on Nov. 28 at Chaparral High School.  All games can be watched live on the NFHS Network as well.  Check the brackets for the matchups, download the programs and visit the tournament info page for complete details.

Conference & Region Placements - 2016-2018
The following is the conference and region placements (1A & 2A Regions TBD) for 2016-2018:

Conference & Region Placement - 2016-2018

Member schools may appeal region placement using Form 8.1.1.  Region appeals must be received by Thursday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.

Please see the following for the results of the conference appeals:

Final Conference Appeal Results

AIA Conference Region Scheduling Timeline - 2016-2018