November 2015 eNewsletter: Sports Updates

Congrats, Student Athletes
With the 1st quarter grade ended, we have ninety-one Fall student-athletes and thirty-two Cheer student-athletes who have qualified for the OLP Scholar-Athlete award. This award requires a GPA of 3.5 or better during their season of sport.

We also have twenty-eight San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team Fall Student Athletes who are a Junior or Senior playing a varsity level CIF sport. This award is presented to student-athletes who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

Dig Pink Game Raises Funds for Bread Cancer Awareness
OLP Volleyball recognized Breast Cancer Awareness month with their match Oct. 30 against Patrick Henry. All of the proceeds from the match with donations, the sale of baked goods, t-shirts, pink socks and other items, raffle tickets, and silent auction items were donated to the Side Out Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.
OLP Volleyball also hosted the annual OLP Parochial School Volleyball Tournament Sat. Oct. 31. OLP coaches and players volunteered with organizing the tournament and serving as officials, line judges, and score keepers for the games throughout the day. The event welcomed 10 local parochial school volleyball teams and their families to the OLP Event Center for some great volleyball competition and even a costume contest to celebrate Halloween.

Fall Sports Wrap Up
Our Fall season is wrapping up with a flourish. Two varsity golfers, freshman Catalin Yturrade ’19 and sophomore Crystal Butcher ’18 were named to the 1st Team, Western League. Catalin will continue her play next week at Admiral Baker Golf Course. She was also named as the Player of the Year for the Eastern League.

The varsity tennis team was seeded eighth in the Open Division and played against Torrey Pines High School. While our team season ended, our tennis players enter into CIF individual play next week.

The Cross Country team is doing well and aiming to peak for the league championships and then CIF two weeks later. The team ran on Friday, October 23rd, in the Kit Carson Invitational where Katlyn McDonough ’16, Sophia Dent ’19 and Rylie Curran ’19 finished in the top 50 in the Varsity race, thus earning medals. Rylie Curran ’19 finished first for OLP in the varsity race. In the JV race, Olivia Justice ’18, Lauren Handy ’15, Maggie McNamara ’19, Ari Hodoyan ’18, Megan Gronstad ’18 and Kayley Gibbons ’18 all finished in the top 50, earning medals. On October 28th the team raced Cathedral Catholic and while we were not able to pull off a win, many team members earned their varsity letters and achieved personal records in the 3.1-mile race.

Our Winter sports coaches are gearing up for their pre-season information meetings and the first day of tryouts on Saturday, November 14. Our basketball varsity coach, Al Silva, has been working with our student-athletes over the summer and into the Fall. He has been running an Open Gym for the past two months. Our varsity soccer coach, Kevin Soares, also has been conducting a strength and conditioning class one day a week after school.

On November 11, senior Jessica McRoskey ’16 will sign her letter of intent to play volleyball at the collegiate level next Fall. She will be attending Cal Poly and wishes to major in some component of Engineering.

Senior Sienna Rohrer ’16 was our nominee for the Subway Sportsmanship award. Sienna is our tennis team captain, in addition to her numerous other contributions to OLP.

Senior Golfer and team captain, Gabrielle Ripa ’16, was our Fall sports CIF nominee for the Spirit of Sport award. This nomination is an acknowledgment of Gabi’s gentle support on the course and her steady support of her teammates.