Athletics Week of January 22-26

Spring Sports Registration Due February 8
If you are planning to tryout for a spring sport, please complete the online registration by February 8, 2018. If you have already turned in your current physical (dated after June 1, 2017) to the school, there is no need to upload it. Once your account has been reviewed, you will get an email from Coach Blackbourn with an attached emergency card. That will need to be signed by a parent/guardian and given to your coach on the first day of tryouts in order to participate. As a reminder, you will still need to complete this process even if you played a fall or winter sport. Please email Coach Blackbourn with any questions at [email protected]

Archery Meeting on Monday, January 22
If you plan to participate in Archery this season, please meet Coach Lucero this Monday, January 22 at 2:30 pm at the Point (behind the Event Center).

Pilot Golfers Recognized at All-CIF Awards Night
Congratulations to Pilot golfers Catalin Yturralde ‘19 and Brooke Ryback ‘21 who were recognized at the All-CIF Awards Night in December to celebrate their outstanding athletic excellence. Breitbard All-CIF Certificates of Athletic Achievement are named after Bob Breitbard, who was a legendary and trailblazing sports figure in San Diego and founder of the Hall of Champions. “Mr. B” distributed certificates himself to San Diego’s highest-achieving athletes.


Novice: Last Saturday, the team played a double header in their league, falling to both Morse and Helix. Iris Lindgren ‘21 led the team in scoring with 8 points against Morse. The Novice squad also played in the MLK Classic at Bonita Vista on Monday against Chula Vista. It was a close game until the end. Iris led the team again with 12 points while Lillian Chambers ’21 led the defense with 4 steals and 4 rebounds.

JV: Last Friday, the Pilots beat Mira Mesa 35-23 in an exciting game. They also played in the MLK Classic, losing to Montgomery in a clase game 29-34. On Tuesday, they beat Lincoln in a league game 51-8. Leading scorers were Sarah Talia ‘19 with 10 points, Sarah Callahan ‘20 with 10 points, and Olivia Kennedy ‘20 with 8 points. Bella Riggs ‘21 and Mallory Downing ‘21 continue to dominate the boards in rebounds. The Pilots also played Scripps Ranch on Wednesday, losing a tough game 15-35.

Varsity: The Pilots played a tough week. The fell to a ranked Mira Mesa 42-62. Leading scorers were Gabrielle Dixon ‘19 with 10 points, Bailey Gehler ‘19 with 11 points and Madison Lunde ‘19 with 10 points. In the MLK Classic, they also faced Montgomery, falling 43-54. Gehler had 17 points, 6 assists and 4 steals while Dixon had 12 points. They also fell to Lincoln and Scripps Ranch but continued to fight until the buzzer.

Freshman: The Pilots continue to fight through many obstacles, including running with a smaller team due to injuries. They are showing teamwork, leadership skills and are dominating on the ball. Lauren Williams ‘21 is commanding the defense and Maureen Durr ‘21 and Marifer Gomez ‘21 have been stepping up in the goal.

JV: The Pilots tied Point Loma last Friday 2-2. They gained a 5-0 win against University City last night with goals scored by Alex Carranza ‘21, Hailey Bahoura ‘20 (2), Santi Frangos ‘21 and Jennie Burruss ‘21. Keepers Lily Strack ‘21 and Taylor Valdivia ‘20 also had outstanding play.

Varsity: The Varsity Pilots continue their winning streak! Last Friday, they beat Point Loma 4-0 with 3 goals scored by Ashlin Healy ‘18. They overcame Scripps Ranch 3-1 with goals by Miranda Calero ‘18, Jenna Chandler ‘18 and Lily Morales ‘19. On Tuesday, they had a 2-1 win over Christian with goals scored by Madeline Klem ‘18 and Taylor Virissimo ‘18. And last night, the Pilots beat University City 4-0 with goals scored by Maris Amsberry ‘18, Rylie Curran ‘19, Ashlin Healy, and Taylor Virissimo. Special shoutout to goalkeepers Grace Kotnik ‘19 and Sydney Pack ‘21 for an outstanding week.

Congratulations to Ashlin Healy ‘18 for being named in the top 5 players of the week by United Soccer Coaches and Max Preps! Click here for more information.

Water Polo
JV: The Pilots fell to Point Loma last week in a hard fought game. A notable player was Bella Ah Moo ‘21 with a goal.

Varsity: Last week, the Pilots fell 10-1 to Point Loma with a goal from Andrea Deinard ‘19. Although the Pilots fell to Mira Mesa and Santa Fe Christian this week, Pearl Simonelli ‘21 was a standout player with a goal on Mira Mesa.

Happening Next Week

Monday, January 22

  • Freshman Soccer @ San Diego HS 6:30 pm

Tuesday, January 23

  • JV Basketball vs. Cathedral 3:30 pm
  • Varsity Water Polo vs. Serra HS @ Mesa 4:00 pm
  • JV Water Polo vs. Serra HS @ Mesa 5:00 pm
  • Varsity Soccer @ Coronado HS 5:30 pm
  • Varsity Basketball @ Cathedral 5:30 pm

Wednesday, January 24

  • N/A

Thursday, January 25

  • JV & Varsity Water Polo vs. Mission Bay HS @ Clairemont 3:30 pm (early dismissal 2:00 pm)
  • JV Soccer @ Mission Bay HS 3:30 pm (early dismissal 2:00 pm)
  • Varsity Soccer @ Mission Bay HS 5:30 pm

Friday, January 26

  • JV Soccer @ Eastlake HS 3:00 pm
  • Varsity Soccer @ Eastlake HS 5:00 pm

Saturday, January 27

  • Freshman Soccer @ Helix 10:00 am
  • Novice Basketball vs. Grossmont HS 1:30 pm
  • JV Soccer vs. St. Joseph Academy @ Mesa College – Merril Douglass Satdium 1:00 pm
  • JV Basketball vs. St. Joseph Academy 2:00 pm
  • Varsity Soccer vs. St. Joseph Academy @ Mesa College – Merril Douglass Stadium 3:00 pm
  • Varsity Basketball vs. St. Joseph Academy 3:30 pm