Spring Athletics Wrap Up Their Season

Special Recognition

Four Volleyball players from OLP have been selected to the 2017 Junior Volleyball Association Ultra Ankle Watch list. It is a great honor to be on a list of the top VB players in the country. The players are: Gioella Falcone ‘18, Breeze Hafenstein ‘18, Kaleigh Lane ‘18 and Gabrielle Preciado ‘18. Congratulations to these amazing student-athletes!


Archery’s 3rd-ranking State Championship qualified them to compete at the Olympic Archery in Schools (OAS) National Championship this past weekend. Lily Lucero ‘18 became one of the 2017 Top Ten High School Girls, coming in 4th place. Congratulations!


The Pilots Varsity Lacrosse team’s win against Mira Mesa last week secured the City League Championship – the first ever in school history. They currently stand with an overall record of 13-3 and 8-0 in league. They are looking forward to their first post-season ever.

The two JV lacrosse teams wrapped up their season last week against Mission Hills in San Marcos. JV Blue had an inspiring season as OLP’s inaugural all-frosh lacrosse team. Every single JV Blue player was new to lacrosse and their growth as players was amazing. The leading scorers for the season were Cailin Gonzalez ‘20, Shae Hubka ‘20, Amy Hickman ‘20, Isabel Wallace ‘20 and Lilly Connelly ‘20. Goalie Jenelle Cedillo ‘20, who finished the season with 76 saves, joined the Varsity team as goalie.

JV White had an incredible season with 3 wins against league components. Our JV White team included 8 juniors and 8 sophomores. This team was a mix of new and returning lacrosse players. Leading scorers for the season were Nicole Stepovich ‘19, Allie Stowe ‘19, Gabby Dixon ‘19 and Geneva Pfeifer ‘18. Captain Summer Munoz ‘18 and goalie Carolina Borbon ‘18 led their defensive end.


In the meet against Cathedral, Annie Danaher ‘19 qualified for City Conference in the 500 freestyle and Gillian Folk ‘19 qualified for CIF in the 200 freestyle. On JV, Denise Drachenberg ‘17 swam a best time in her 50 breaststroke. In last week’s win against High Tech High, Ella Brazil ‘20 made her Varsity cut in the 200 freestyle and Kyla Osborne ‘20 made her varsity cut in the 100 freestyle.

In JV, Riley Whalen ‘17, Renata Nunez ‘19, Maria Varriale Gomez ‘20 and Victoria Valdez ‘19 all swam best times in their freestyle events. Katie Kreiger ‘17 had an amazing meet, making City Conference in the 500 freestyle and swimming a best time in the 100 breaststroke. Andrea Morland-Tellez ‘20 made a City Conference cut in the 200 freestyle. At the La Jolla HS meet, Morland-Tellez ‘20 made another City cut, this time in the 500 freestyle. Liana Simonelli ‘19 qualified for City Conference in the 100 backstroke.


The Varsity squad is still in the midst of their league play, led by captains Solana Martinez ‘19, Marin Musicant ‘18 and Kelsey Way ‘18. With three games left in their regular season, they stand with an overall record of 11-8-1 and a league record of 5-4. To follow their season and see individual stats, click here.

The JV squad, led by Darlene Villalobos ‘19 and Emily Lujan ‘19, are in the last two weeks of their season as well. Mila Rodriguez ‘19 has not only helped the team as a first-year pitcher, she also holds the most runs. The team has made huge strides since day one of the season.

Track & Field

Early in the season, Marla Hart ’19 broke a school record in the 100-meter dash and Samantha Carranza ’18 broke the school record in the 200-meter dash. Last week, the team competed against San Diego High School, where Samantha Carranza ‘18 placed 1st in the 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash while Lacey Yahnke ‘17 placed 1st in the 800-meter dash. Lacey Yahnke ’17 won her event at the Jim Cerveny Invitational, which was an invite 800 with the top-ranked girls from San Diego. To see individual results for each meet, click here.