Athletics Update (Weekly Bulletin, January 20-24, 2020)

Spring Sports Registration
If you are planning to tryout for a spring sport (Lacrosse, Sand Volleyball,  Swim & Dive, Softball or Track and Field), you will need to complete the online Spring Sports registration form. If you have already turned in a current physical (dated after June 2, 2019), there is no need to upload it again. Once your account has been reviewed, you will get an email from Mr. Aaron Gonzalez, Assistant Principal/Director of Athletics, that you are cleared to try-out. Please print that message and bring it to your coach on the first day of tryouts. Tryout information will be posted shortly on the OLP website. Spring Sports registration closes January 29.

As a reminder, you will still need to complete this process each time you try out for an OLP sport. Please email our Athletics Office Assistant Ms. Karina Higginbotham at [email protected] with any questions. 

Brad Fowler Scholarship
The Brad Fowler Memorial Scholarship offers a $5,000 scholarship to at least five high school seniors in the San Diego County. A second scholarship of $5,000 can also be earned, provided the recipient remains in good academic standing following the first year of college, for a total possible scholarship award of $10,000. Deadline to Submit is February 28, 2020.

The Varsity Pilots recently beat Lincoln and Classical Academy and are currently 1-0 in league. The Pilots will take on the Madison Warhawks in an Eastern League matchup Friday, January 17 at 6:00 pm at home. We hope to see you at the game! The JV Pilots struggled to shake off the rust from a long layoff while facing Scripps Ranch, which was not an originally scheduled game. The Pilots first league game against Lincoln was canceled because Lincoln no longer has a junior varsity team. Makayla Hanna ‘23 hit a nice three-pointer and Iris Lindgren ‘21 showed much heart and hustle. The Pilots practiced implementing a full-court press, which they will employ throughout league play, which begins today, Friday, January 17 at Madison High School. Novice Basketball played on January 15 against La Jolla Country Day and won with 36-11.

This weekend, our Cheer Pilots are heading to Pasadena for the California State Championships. Both teams are currently ready to go after our Christmas break. In February they head to Anaheim for the USA National Championship. The work is worth it and they have been practicing hard. Go Pilots! 

Come cheer on OLP’s Varsity and JV Dance Teams at their first competition of the season! The competition will be running all day, but if you want to see most of our group dances, come between 2:00 – 5:00 pm. The competition will be held at Rancho Bernardo High School. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children (cash only). Check out the @olpdanceteam instagram for a complete schedule. We hope to see you there at our only local competition of the year!

The Varsity Pilots began their league title defense against Cathedral Catholic Tuesday night. The Pilots took the lead late in the first half to hold a 1-0 halftime lead. But two early goals from the Dons in the second half were enough to secure the victory. Varsity Pilots played Point Loma High School on Thursday going behind 2-0 at halftime, the Pilots started the second half the better team and quickly pulled one back when sophomore Megan Fuson ‘22 converted from the penalty spot. About ten minutes later sophomore Sarah Melcher ’22 stunned the Pointers with a left-footed 30 yard strike. The Pilots will get right back into action Friday against Poway in a non-league matchup. JV is off to a 1-1-0 start to league season. After a loss to Cathedral, JV rose to the challenge to beat Point Loma 4-0. Goals were scored by Christina Locsin ‘23, Christina LaVite ‘23, Annie Coletta ‘23, and Hayden Carter ‘23. Great job! The goalkeeper, Hannah Vasquez ‘21, proved once again to be instrumental to the Pilot defense with great saves. The Pilots are looking forward to the rest of their upcoming league season. The Frosh soccer team had a busy week with a total of 4 games! They had a close rematch against Steele Canyon last Saturday, tying 0-0 after a 2-0 loss the previous week. The team continues to give its best effort. They are going into this weekend with a game against University City and Scripps Ranch and they expect to play well as a united team.

Water Polo
The Varsity water polo team played an outstanding game against Mira Mesa High School on Tuesday, January 14. The Pilots prepared for the game with an empowering pep talk and strong warm-up. They burst into the pool and immediately began racking up goals, being in the lead by 6 points. As the game continued, Mira Mesa caught up to the Pilots until the game ended with a score of 8-8. Then the water polo Pilots played their first overtime game in history! Unfortunately, the final score was 12-11 with the Pilots falling short only one goal. However, the team was not saddened by this loss and instead were motivated to work even harder at practice to come back stronger for their final game against Mira Mesa in two weeks. Both the Varsity and JV team are playing Sante Fe Christian in Solana Beach on Saturday, January 18. They are looking forward to exciting games!