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(from left) Kadin Beler, Trey Brown, Dr. Milissa Sackos (Asst. Superintendent of Secondary Education for SUSD), Will Constantinou, AHS Athletic Director Rudy Alvarado and Marcus Williams.

Four Arcadia High football players – Kadin Beler, Trey Brown, Will Constantinou and Marcus Williams – were recently chosen for the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) All-District Football Team. 

According to SUSD Director of Athletics Nathan Slater, the head high school football coaches from Arcadia, Chaparral, Coronado, Desert Mountain and Saguaro come together at the end of each football season and nominate their best players.

After nominations are submitted, the coaches then vote on the top players, and the young men from Arcadia were four of the 25 kids who made the SUSD All-District Football Team this year.

“To be an All-District football player,” Slater said, “you have to have earned the votes of enough of the coaches to win in that position.”

Arcadia’s four football players were honored at the SUSD All-District awards banquet held in December at The McCormick Resort in Scottsdale.

The banquet featured a guest speaker and was attended by the SUSD’s governing board members, the high schools’ administrators and athletic departments’ partners in sports medicine.

“Banquet time means a nice evening for the kids to dress up with their family, receive a plaque and listen to their coach praise them,” Slater said, “and it gives us the opportunity to recognize the best athletes in our organization.”

While the award does not entail playing an All-District football game, the honor shines on a resume and is impressive to college recruiters. And since all of the Arcadia winners aspire to attend college, that is an added bonus.

Here are the winners from Arcadia High: 

SENIOR KADIN BELER

What are your achievements at Arcadia?

I have a weighted GPA of 3.94. I’ve served in student government throughout high school. I’m senior class president and president of the African American Student Union Club.

I’ve lettered in football, basketball and baseball, and I’ve been recognized as a scholar athlete in each one. My junior year playing football, I made 1st Team All-Region flex player. This year, I made 1st Team All-District quarterback, 2nd Team All-Region quarterback, and I was nominated for the Ed Doherty Award.  

What does the SUSD All-District Team mean to you?

It’s truly something special to be recognized as an All-District/Region athlete. What an honor to know that people believe in you and your abilities to create change in the game. It pushes me to work harder and allows me to strive for even more opportunities. I’m thankful and very appreciative of this recognition. 

JUNIOR TREY BROWN

What are your achievements at Arcadia?

While holding a 3.2 GPA, I was 1st Team All-District and All-Region tight end. Leading 4A in sacks, I’m Arcadia’s record holder. This season, I had 24 catches and five touchdowns. 

What does the SUSD

All-District Team mean to you?

All-District means that every Friday this season I represented my team and myself as best as I could every single game, and I feel very honored to be recognized among many other great athletes in the district. 

SENIOR WILL CONSTANTINOU

What are your achievements at Arcadia? 

I was the 2019 4A 1st Team All-District and All-Region linebacker. After leading the district and region in interceptions, I was 2nd in the state for interceptions completed by a linebacker. I made 86 tackles during the regular season, and I also played multiple spots on defense and on special teams.

What does the SUSD All-District Team mean to you?

It means a lot, but it really means much more having earned it with the help of my teammates.

SENIOR MARCUS WILLIAMS

What are your achievements at Arcadia?

As a young man who has been through good and bad, I’m on a path to creating a legacy.

As a 1st Team All-District and All-Region wide receiver, I set the school record for touchdown catches, scoring 12 with almost 1,000 yards of total offense. I also played defense and on special teams. 

What does the SUSD All-District Team mean to you?

This means a lot to me. I’m very grateful.