Athletics: Week of August 28


The Cheer program is made up of 17 cheerleaders on JV and 26 on Varsity. These student-athletes have dedicated countless hours throughout the summer and at camp to prepare for this fall season. You can watch their first performance at the welcome back assembly here.

Cross Country
The Pilots Cross Country team is made up of 39 dedicated runners this season. Led by Coach Valerie Thorpe, the team is working hard each day, clocking miles to prepare for their upcoming meets.

The Varsity Golf team, led by Coach Jeff Kirschbaum, is already in full swing. The JV Blue and JV White Pilots are led by Coach Tim Paluso and Coach John Kitchingham. They continue to hit the course as they prepare for their upcoming competition season. The program is made up of 20 golfers this season.

The Varsity and JV Tennis teams had their first match against Bonita Vista yesterday. The Varsity Pilots, led by Coach Karen Karoub and Assistant Coach Maria Morgan ‘17, secured a 12-6 win. Jolie Morgan ‘21 won all 3 rounds, 6-4, 6-0, 6-0 at the #1 singles spot, while Deniz Guzeldere ‘18 and Olivia Lewis ‘18 won 2 out of 3 rounds as the #1 doubles. Luisa Garcia ‘21 also won 2 out of 3 rounds at the #2 singles spot. The JV squad, led by Coach Gus Serrano, also won their match against Bonita Vista with a clean sweep 18-0. Way to kick off the season, Pilots!

The Varsity Volleyball team is led by Coach Krystle Cabrera and Assistant Coach Mia Morales and has 12 players. The JV squad has 14 players and is led by Coach Meghan Penolio and Coach Madeline Downing. The Freshman team, led by Coach Danielle Nederend, is made up of 12 players. Both the Freshman and JV squads won their recent match against Pacific Ridge. Lucia Healy ‘21, Freshman Volleyball, served 11 straight in a row in the second set to win 25-2.

Happening This Week

Monday, August 28

  • JV Tennis vs. University City @ Balboa Tennis Club 3:00 pm

Tuesday, August 29

  • Varsity Golf vs. Point Loma @ Riverwalk Golf Course 3:00 pm
  • Freshman & JV Volleyball @ Francis Parker 4:00 pm
  • Varsity Volleyball @ Francis Parker 5:00 pm

Wednesday, August 30

  • Varsity Tennis @ Eastlake High School 3:00 pm

Thursday, August 31

  • Varsity Golf @ Rancho Bernardo Heights Country Club 3:00 pm

Friday and Saturday: N/A