January 2018 eNewsletter: Athletics

Athletics Update


JV: Congratulations to our JV team, which placed 1st at the JAMZ Bid Challenge in Anaheim and JAMZ Holiday Showcase in Long Beach. Captain Maddie Evenson ‘20 has been an inspirational leader to her team, helping them reach their wins this season!

Varsity: The Varsity squad also placed 1st at JAMZ Bid Challenge in Anaheim and JAMZ Holiday Showcase in Long Beach. Captains Julia Smyth ‘18, Adelaide McGargill ‘18 and Bella Agpaoa ‘18 have risen to the occasion and led their team with energy and power across the line. Cheer will also be competing in the CIF Championship on January 20. Congratulations, Pilots!


The Equestrian team members competed in the Del Mar International Cup, San Marcos Arabian Horse Show and Saguaro Desert Classic. Romina Fimbres ‘18 finished third in the Junior 1.35 Regional Championships in Thermal, California. Next summer, she will be trying out for the NAJYRC (North American Junior Young Rider Championship). Jocelyn Moore ‘21 competed in the San Diego AHA One Day Show where she had the highest Dressage score of the show. Go Pilots!


Novice: The Novice team had their first game on December 14 against Bonita Vista. The team played strong in a losing effort 26-47. They showed great scoring balance in their first game with five players scoring. Alex Sonsini-Hornick ‘20 led the way with 8 points. Breanna Armendaris-Diaz ‘21 scored 6 points.

JV: The JV Pilots went 3-0 in their most recent tournament in Palm Springs. All players contributed to their wins throughout the tournament, with Mallory Downing ‘21 averaging five blocks and 11 rebounds. They currently stand with a 6-1 record.

Varsity: The Varsity squad also played in the Lady Lions tournament in Palm Springs. After coming up short to Carter High School, they won their second game against Banning High School. In their final game, they rallied and came back from a 19-point deficit to beat Perris High School 48-44, taking 3rd in the tournament. Congratulations to Bailey Gehler ‘19, Gabrielle Dixon ‘19 and Madison Lunde ‘19 for making the All-Tournament Team, and to Allison Stowe ‘19 for making Honorable Mention. The Varsity team currently stands at 4-4.


Freshmen: The freshmen team has played two scrimmages against Scripps Ranch High School and Rancho Bernardo High School, both of which were competitive until halfway through the second half. Notable players were Meena Aspeytia ‘21, holding down the center midfield; Lauren Williams ‘21 leading the defense; Maureen Durr ‘21 for stepping up as goalie; and Grace Gronstad ‘21, who is making her mark as a tough center defender. They currently stand at 0-2.

JV: The JV Soccer team played in the Holiday Jubilee Tournament two weeks ago. JV tied San Dieguito Academy 1-1, beat Mount Carmel High School 2-0, and beat Mira Mesa High School 9-0. These wins allowed the JV Pilots to advance to the semi-finals, where the girls beat San Pasqual High School 5-1. In the final against West Hills High School, the girls fell short in overtime 3-2, which placed them second in the tournament. Crysthante Frangos ‘21 has 4 goals on the season, Jennie Burruss ‘21 has 3 goals, and Alex Carranza ‘21 and Seney Moreno ‘21 have 2 goals each. Captain Jenna Beck ‘20 has been instrumental in their defense. They currently stand at 3-1-1.

Varsity: The Pilots Varsity soccer team also played in the Holiday Jubilee Tournament. They tied La Jolla High School 1-1, Bishops 1-1 and beat San Pasqual High School 1-0. Ashlin Healy ‘18 led the attack with 2 goals and Samantha Carranza ‘18 was the anchor to the backline. The Varsity Pilots currently stand at 1-2-0.

Water Polo

JV: The JV Water Polo team has come a long way from the first day of practice. They refuse to give up and are learning so much in a short amount of time, quickly adapting to the sport. Despite learning how to play the sport in just one month, they have already showed tremendous growth. Bella Gagliano ‘21 had 4 goals and Libby Macie ‘21 had 14 saves in their most recent tournament.

Varsity: The Varsity team has grown so much since last year. Despite their challenging competition, they show up and play their best no matter what obstacle stands before then. They currently stand at 1-5 in their season. Andrea Deinard ‘19 overall has 13 goals while Victoria Valdez ‘19 has 25 saves.