February Newsletter: Athletics

After a 2-5 start, the young Pilot Varsity Hoopers are making some great strides. The defending league champs currently sit at 12-9 overall and 2-0 in the Eastern League. The Pilots opened up league play with a 43-40 win over Lincoln with Mallory Downing ’21 pulling down 20 rebounds and scoring 14 points. The Pilots have been led by Juniors Chloe James and Claire Nowicki (both at 10ppg) on the offensive end and Ally Medeiros ’23 and Laura Vazquez ’21 on the defensive end. 

JV pilots are ending January with win’s on their last two games. The Pilots put forth tremendous effort in another all around team performance as their disruptive defense led to many fast break opportunities. Lucia Bravence ’23 (15 points), Iris Lindgren ’21 (9 points), and Sofia Brigida ’23 (8 points) led the scoring for the Pilots. Vanessa Palacios ’22 hit a timely three pointer and Bia Mansour ’21 put up a couple of good shots while being aggressive on offense. 

The Novice Basketball Pilots split their last two games earning a win at home in the Holy Family Event Center on Wednesday against La Jolla Country Day 36-11. The Pilots ran into a tough league opponent against Heritage Christian School losing 51-21. The team looks to get back to its winning ways and hope to improve on its current 2-2 league record.

Varsity Dance had a huge weekend at their first competition of their second season at WCE Dance San Diego. At one of the largest competitions, competing against all the top schools in Southern California, Varsity dance took home awards in many categories! The big win was 1st place in Large Lyrical, which is a strong and tough category. Placements for all routines are as follows: 3rd Place Large Hip Hop, 4th Place Large Jazz, 5th Place Pom, 5th Place Small Jazz. Congrats Pilots! Our next competition is in Anaheim on February 8. 

Our JV Dance team performed three amazing routines at their first competition! They placed 1st in all three categories (Jazz, Pom, & Hip Hop), and they even had the entire crowd moving and cheering them on during their Hip Hop routine. Well done, Pilots!








Team Captain Jocelyn Moore ’21 competed at the Orange County Interscholastic League competition in Mission Viejo on January 11 and 12 where she won 1st place in all six classes! She scored a 71.4% on First Level Test 3 and won reserve high point award for the show. Her next competition is The Region 2 Championship Horse Show in Burbank, CA March 26 – 29.

Next month, the Team is planning on visiting the Resque Ranch to present them with the money they fundraised for the ranch during OLP’s Clubs for a Cause event.



Varsity Soccer is off to a 1-1-1 start in league. Varsity defeated La Jolla 2-0, tied Point Loma 2-2, and lost to Cathedral 2-1. The goals were scored by Jenna Beck ’20, Megan Fuson ’22, Sarah Melcher ’22 and Andrea Tena ’22. The defense has been led by Brooke Gierczak ’22 and Sabrina Comana ’20. Goalkeepers Sydney Pack ’21 and Lily Strack ’21 posted a shutout in the La Jolla victory. The Varsity Pilots look forward to finishing off the season strong and heading into play-offs with confidence.

JV soccer is off to a great start to the league season! After a loss to Cathedral, JV defeated Point Loma 4-0. Goals were scored by Christina Locsin ’23, Christina LaVite ’23, Annie Coletta ’23, and Hayden Carter ’23. Goalkeeper Hannah Vazquez ’21 continues to prove instrumental to the JV Pilot defense with numerous saves. The Pilots look forward to the rest of their league season taking on Scripps Ranch and La Jolla.

The frosh soccer team is in the middle of their league and continues to give their best effort and improve each game! Clinching their first win against Scripps Ranch High School, Maya Hundley scored an exciting game winning goal in the last five minutes, giving the Pilots an impressive 2-1 win. The team was thrilled to take home a win!

Water Polo
The varsity water polo team has also got off to a great start. Varsity won over Serra High School on Tuesday with a close score of 14-13. The team played passionately and held onto a strong defense to keep a high score throughout the game. The Pilots also relied on strong communication and reducing their number of fouls. The winning goal was made with only 30 seconds left on the clock! Sophomore Francesca La Marca was a fierce player and scored many goals for the team. More shots came from Lucie Kaskoun ’22, Dayle Cowan ’21, Sarah Callahan ’20, Grace Bradley ’21, and Olivia Cowan ’22. The Pilots are very proud of their win but remain focused on improving their skills. The Pilots also played a great game against High Tech High and came out with a 28-10 win. The team was lead by Lucie Kaskoun ’22 with 11 goals and Dayle Cowan ’21 with 6 goals. Goals were also scored by Frankee LaMarca ’22, Gabriella Hanna ’22, Olivia Cowan ’22, Naomi Demas ’22, and Sarah Callahan ’20. Go, Pilots!