Athletics in the News

Women's Volleyball Named Stockton Classic Champions

October 18, 2017

The women's volleyball team is currently ranked one of the top programs in the state and among the best dozen in the nation. This weekend, the team was named Stockton Classic Champions. The Monarchs had a close first match in the finals with Marin Catholic, the No. 2 team in Northern California, with both teams staving off points before the Monarchs prevailed 27-25. During the tournament, senior Kamrin Caoili had her 1,000th career kill, senior Julia Devine was named to the All-Tournament team, and senior Makaela Tanaka was named the MaxPreps/American Volleyball Coaching Association's State Player of the Week.

Last week, the Monarchs also beat Valley Christian in four sets: 25-16, 25-20, 19-25, 25-17. During the same week, senior Julia Devine was named Athlete of the Week by The Mercury News. Great job, Monarchs!

Field Hockey Defeats Presentation, Davis, Scripps Ranch

October 18, 2017

The women's field hockey team beat Presentation, Davis, and Scripps Ranch in consecutive games last week. During the game against league rival Presentation, junior Gabby Valdez made a goal assisted by senior Maddie Baker and senior Jenna Kliewer made a goal assisted by senior Macy McHale, who also made her own goal.

The games against Davis and Scripps Ranch (San Diego) were part of a field hockey showcase that took place at University of the Pacific in Stockton. Congratulations, Monarchs!

Cross Country Team Finishes Strong in First WCAL Meet

October 11, 2017

The men's cross country team finished in the top three at their first league meet of the season. Senior Samuel Leather, junior Devin Makhni, and sophomore Arnav Choudhury led the team to the strong early league showing. The women's cross country team finished among the top five, led by sophomore Sara Galeb-Roskopp and seniors Mia Lombardo and Jasmine Ho.

Women's Tennis Team Tops Presentation

October 11, 2017

Congratulations to the women's tennis team, which beat Presentation 4-3 on Thursday, while celebrating Senior Day. Senior duo Liz Moore and Megan Truong gave a standout performance, winning their match 6-2, 6-0. Great job, Monarchs!

Women's Golf Team Tops Presentation

October 4, 2017

Congratulations to the women's golf team, which defeated Presentation last week. The Monarchs beat the Panthers by 15 strokes on Thursday. Sophomore Alice Lin was the medalist and was recognized for shooting one over par 37, the best score of the match and a personal best for her high school golf career. Great job, Monarchs!

Women's Basketball Team Visits Intel

September 26, 2017


Archbishop Mitty strives to create avenues for its students to develop their leadership capabilities and expand their minds. Last Wednesday, the women's basketball team traveled to Intel to take part in a panel discussion on diversity, leadership, and women working in STEM. The visit offered student-athletes a chance to see inside the culture and values of one of Silicon Valley's leading corporations.

Women's Volleyball Victorious Over Valley Christian, St. Francis

September 26, 2017

The women’s volleyball team earned wins over league rivals Valley Christian and St. Francis last week. On Thursday, the Monarchs beat Valley Christian 3-0 with scores of 25-22, 25-22, and 25-18. The team was led by senior Nicole Liddle, who had 17 kills and 3 aces, and senior Julia Devine, who had 15 kills. This victory marked a special milestone for longtime coach Bret Almazan-Cezar, as the game marked his 800th career win. Earlier in the week, the team beat St. Francis 3-0 with straight sets of 25-16, 25-16, and 25-15. The team was lead by senior Nicole Liddle, who had 18 kills and 2 aces; senior Julia Devine, who had 11 kills and 1 ace; and senior Kamrin Caoili, who got 10 kills. The Monarchs are currently ranked No. 7 in the state. Great job, Monarchs!

Monarchs Beat Bellarmine

September 26, 2017

The Monarchs beat Bellarmine 14-7 in their WCAL opener last week, with the go-ahead touchdown coming in the last minute of the game.

The Bells took a 7-0 lead into the half, but the Monarchs rallied in the second half and after a short run by sophomore quarterback Shamir Bey, the score was tied. Sparked by a stout defense that yielded only one first down, the Monarchs stormed up the field in the closing minutes behind some clutch catches by juniors Joseph Vaughn and Jonah Advincula. Then, with just 14 seconds on the clock, Bey made a 1-yard touchdown run that secured the game for the Monarchs. The win is the third consecutive victory for the Monarchs, who previously beat Menlo-Atherton and Palo Alto this season.

Read more about the game in The Mercury News or watch video of the Monarchs singing the alma mater after their win on the Athletics Department’s Twitter account.

Women's Volleyball Team Featured on Cover of SportStars Magazine

September 19, 2017


Last week, the varsity women's volleyball team was featured on the front cover of the SportStars Magazine. The story highlights the school's award-winning volleyball program. The team has won five consecutive state championships and looks to continue their legacy this fall. Go Monarchs!

Field Hockey Team Undefeated for Six Games

September 19, 2017

The field hockey team has posted six consecutive shutouts to start their season. This past week, the team won consecutive games against Willow Glen, Presentation, and North Salinas with scores of 6-0, 3-0, and 3-0, respectively. Great job, Monarchs!

Football Tops Palo Alto

September 11, 2017

Congratulations to the varsity football team, which defeated Palo Alto, 42-6, during their home game this Friday. The first half featured three touchdown passes from sophomore quarterback Shamir Bey to junior Joseph Vaughn. Read a full story about the star duo here. The Monarchs extended their lead in the second half behind a dominant blocking performance which led to a pair of touchdown runs for sophomore James Thomas and another by junior Chaz Saenz. Saenz had 15 carries for 107 yards to go along with his touchdown run. The Monarchs have a big week ahead of them as they begin preparations for the upcoming WCAL season on Friday, September 22nd. Great job, Monarchs!

Women’s Tennis Wins California Tennis Classic

September 11, 2017

Congratulations to the women’s tennis team, which brought home the prestigious California Tennis Classic this weekend. The Monarchs won a match against Clovis, 4-2, with freshmen Claire Kim and Hailey Roberson leading the way to victory. The duo recovered from a dropped set of 2-6, to go on to sets of 7-6 and 10-8. The team went on to win a match against Bishop O’Dowd, 5-1, thanks to dominating performances from senior Katie Petersen. The group secured the tournament title with a final victory against Centennial, with the help of strong performances from junior Crystal Hsieh, who won her matches 6-2, 6-0. Congratulations, Monarchs!

Monarchs Beat Menlo-Atherton

September 6, 2017

Congratulations to the varsity football team, which won their game 30-23 against Menlo-Atherton this weekend. The Monarchs jumped on the Bears early with a stifling defensive effort and dominating ground game. Sophomore quarterback Shamir Bey led the team and was recognized by The Mercury News for rushing 166 yards with four touchdowns on 21 carries. Junior Chaz Saenz added 43 yards on 13 carries. Congratulations, Monarchs!

Women's Volleyball Team Ranked No. 1 in Nation

August 29, 2017

Congratulations to the women's volleyball team, which has been ranked the No. 1 team in the nation in MaxPreps' preseason rankings. Tonight, the five-time defending state champions will have their home opener against Mountain View High School at 6:30 p.m. in the Fien Gymnasium. Read the full story here. Go Monarchs!

Badminton Team Wins Top Academic Honors

June 27, 2017

Congratulations to the badminton team for being named a CIF State Academic Team Champion! This award recognizes the team with the highest collective grade point average in the state for this sport. Great job, Monarchs!

Softball Team Named WCAL Tournament Champions

May 15, 2017


Congratulations to the softball team, which won the WCAL Tournament Championship last week after defeating Valley Christian, 8-1, in the finals. To reach the finals, the Monarchs won a semifinal game against the Presentation Panthers, 7-1, with sophomore Hannah Edwards on the mound for the win. The team was led offensively by freshman Diamond Holland, and seniors Lauren Lopez and Lauren Lozano, who each got two hits during the game.

In the championship game against the Valley Christian Warriors, sophomore Savanna Smith was the winning pitcher. The team was led offensively by young talent, including freshman Diamond Holland, who went three for four, and sophomore Hannah Edwards, who went four for four with a home run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Great job, Monarchs!

Track and Field Team Advances to CCS Finals

May 15, 2017

Congratulations to our track athletes as many won their events at the WCAL finals last week, earning spots in the CCS Semifinals next weekend. The women’s 4x100 meter relay team won the WCAL finals, taking home the championship for this event. Monarchs also gave impressive performances in the hurdles contests. Senior Blake Rose won first place in the 110-meter high hurdles, before also taking the championship for the 300-meter hurdles. His time in the 110-meter high hurdles event was a personal best and is currently the No. 1 time in the CCS. Finally, congratulations to our sprinters, who represented the school well, with senior Te'Mesha Paxton and junior Maya Shaw finishing first and second in the 100-meter WCAL finals. Several other athletes qualified to compete in the CCS including senior Kevin Ray in shot put, the men’s 4x100 meter relay team, and juniors Philip McCabe and Logan Dawson in the 100-meter dash. Congratulations on great performances and good luck at CCS!

Swimming and Diving Team Places Among Top Teams in CCS

May 15, 2017
Congratulations to our swimmers and divers for excellent performances in the CCS finals this past weekend, which included winning individual championships, setting records, and earning spots in the state trials later this month. Several athletes qualified for state in their events including junior Daniel Marella, the men’s 200 medley relay, and the women’s 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams for swimming, and sophomore Tyler Wesson for diving. The Monarch relay teams did especially well with the men’s 200 medley and the women’s 200 freestyle relay teams breaking school records for these events at the CCS finals. Junior Cathy Teng gave outstanding performances, taking home CCS championships in two events: 100 and 200 freestyle. She broke school records and qualified for state as the No. 1 seed in these events. Teng also broke a school record in her 50 freestyle leg of the 200 freestyle relay. Overall, the women’s swimming and diving team placed third in the CCS, while the men’s team finished tenth in the CCS. Congratulations Monarchs and good luck at state!

Golf Team Takes WCAL Championship

May 9, 2017

The men's golf team finished their season at the top of their league, winning the WCAL tournament last week. In late April, the Monarchs were named WCAL Co-Champions after they finished the season with an impressive 13-1-0 league record. This month, the Monarchs won the Ed Ravenscroft WCAL Championship Tournament coming in first place with a score of 387 at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Gilroy. Senior Matt Lloyd, who signed a national letter of intent to golf for Purdue University, was named the WCAL Most Outstanding Golfer. Several golfers were also named to All-WCAL teams, recognizing them as the best golfers in the league. Congratulations to sophomore Brian Ma, and juniors Wallace Lin and Daniel Kim for being named to the All-WCAL first team and to sophomore Aashish Achanta who was named honorable mention. Good luck at CCS this week!

Swimming and Diving Wins Individual WCAL Championships

May 9, 2017

The Swimming and Diving team earned spots in the CCS trials next week, with several athletes taking home individual WCAL championships. The women's swimming and diving team finished the season ranked No. 2 in the WCAL, with a strong 4-1 league record. Junior Cathy Teng won the 200-meter freestyle WCAL championship and broke her own league record, a fitting way for the junior to end the school year. Cathy wasn't the only junior to show her prowess in the pool as junior Daniel Marella took home the league championship for the 500-meter freestyle. In diving, even younger talent took the WCAL championship as sophomore Tyler Wesson swept the title. These athletes will now compete in the CCS trials this week, at the Santa Clara International Swim Center.