That Maroon and Gold. It will always be in my blood.
Riccardo and Holly Stewart, a Sun Devil Football and Soccer letterwinner, respectively, are pillars of the Tempe community and the Sun Devil Family
Eight former ASU student-athletes work out of CORE's Phoenix office, including Ward, a swimmer from 2001-2005, former football players Mike Marcisz (2007-2011), Kody Koebensky (2009-2013), Corey Adams (2009-2013), Jay Quitmeyer (2014-15), Andrew Sampson (2008-2011) and baseball alumni Eric Melbostad (2013-2016) and Logan Spears (2012-14).
I was given the honor of throwing out the final first pitch before the last game in Packard Stadium's history on May 20, 2014. Surrounded by dozens of teammates who truly love me, in front of thousands of fans who genuinely care about me.
My throw went just a few feet and bounced past home plate, but it represented a lifetime of realizing I'll never be alone.
Christopher Taylor arrived in Tempe in 1999, swimming at Arizona State for three seasons under head coach Mike Chasson. After graduating from ASU, the Sun Devil used his skills in the water for an even bigger cause, serving in the United States Navy for over a decade.
Along with his degree, his time with the Sun Devil Golf program helped prepare him for the real world. The rigorous practice and workout schedule alongside his school work and having to be presentable everywhere he went kept him busier than he ever thought he would be (although he is now rethinking that with two little kids).