Alumni continue athletic success

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Alumni continue athletic success

Jo Breese, staff writer

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Caitlin Bickle

Caitlin Bickle graduated from Cactus Shadows in 2018 and she is a three-time All-State honoree here at Cactus Shadows. Bickle was unable to play basketball during her senior year at Cactus Shadows due to an ACL injury. Bickle is now a freshman at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she plays Women’s Basketball. She is majoring in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Athletic Training.

Taylor Lewan

Taylor Lewan played football and was a defensive end at Cactus Shadows for three years before transferring to Chaparral High School and going to the University of Michigan. Lewan now plays for the Tennessee Titans as an offensive lineman and is the highest paid offensive lineman in NFL history ($80 million contract with the Titans and $50 million guaranteed). Lewan also was in the 2016 pro bowl and the 2017 pro bowl.


Jaron Long

Jaron Long graduated in 2010. He went on to play baseball for Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Ohio State University. In 2013, Long began his professional career with the Yankees and the Nationals’ minor league teams.

Lauren Lazo

Lauren Lazo graduated in 2011. During college, Lazo played for Princeton University, racking up top honors, making the first-team All-Ivy League. In 2015, she went pro, signing with the Boston Breakers of the National Women’s Soccer League.

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