The Athletic Department is pleased to offer a number of virtual events in the coming weeks focused on sports performance and mental skills training. These sessions are open to all student-athletes regardless of sport and are designed to help prepare them for competition this season. Additionally, head coaches have designed different virtual informational meetings and training sessions for their programs. All information on these offerings, including topics covered, times, and contact information, can be found here.
During "shelter in place" order for Santa Clara County, we remain extremely impressed by our student athletes, who continue to build community and log workouts with their teams from home using Zoom. Over the next few weeks, as Senior Days approach for each of our spring teams, we'll highlight the accomplishments of our soon-to-be high school graduates. Today, we wish to recognize the senior leaders of our baseball team:
Thank you to seniors Calan Zemaitis, Matthew Correa, Nick Yorke, Jermey Sangalang, Andrew Vo, Michael Nardone, Arthur Soto, Christopher Pearson, Nick Linthacum, Rohan Sanganeria, Gabriel Rodrigues, and Trevor Rogers, for your leadership over the past four years. With Senior Day scheduled for this Friday, May 8th, we wish to thank these Monarchs for their hard work and contributions to the baseball team.
NATION'S BEST COACHES
This past week, MaxPreps recognized several Archbishop Mitty legends on their list of the 100 best high school coaches in the nation. Congratulations to Coach Bret Almazan-Cezar, the head coach of our women's volleyball program, and Coach Sue Phillips, the head coach of our women's basketball program. Coach Phillips was recognized for winning more than 700 games, including 12 NorCal championships and six state championships, in 27 seasons. Coach Almazan-Cezar was honored for a career record of 875-147, with 11 state championships. Archbishop Mitty's coaches were the only coaches from the WCAL to be honored. Congratulations!
VIRTUAL SENIOR DAYS
During the "shelter in place" order for Santa Clara County, we remain extremely impressed by our student athletes, who continue to build community and log workouts with their teams from home using Zoom. Over the next few weeks, as Senior Days approach for each of our spring teams, we'll be highlighting the accomplishments of our soon-to-be high school graduates. Today, we recognize the senior leaders of these three teams:
Senior Day for men's golf was last week, so today, we want to take this opportunity to honor senior Mitchell Fong for his contributions to the golf program.
Senior Day for the women's lacrosse team is this Thursday, April 30th. A special thank you to seniors Madi Serrano, Haley Brown, Colleen Lemak, Ainsley Grady, Julianna Nijmeh, and Maggie O'Brien for being leaders of the lacrosse team. We look forward to seeing how you'll put your leadership skills to use as you head to college.
Senior Day for the badminton team is this Friday, May 1st. Today, we wish to thank our graduating seniors Maegan Bianca Arceo, Patricia Beltran, Leo Cheng, Cindy Cui, Justin Lam, Nathan Lee, Luke Mitbo, Benjamin Nguyen, Vincent Nguyen, and Eric Zhang for their leadership of the badminton team. Among other accomplishments, these Monarchs helped lead their team to NorCals last spring. Congratulations!
During the "shelter in place" order for Santa Clara County, we remain extremely impressed by our student athletes, who continue to build community and log workouts with their teams from home using Zoom. Over the next few weeks, as Senior Days approach for each of our spring teams, we'll be highlighting the accomplishments of our soon-to-be high school graduates. Today, we recognize the senior leaders of these five teams:
Thank you to seniors Sid Ganesan, Jake Ryan and Kyle Nguyen-Ngo for your contributions to the tennis team over the past few years, which included helping the team win a California Classic championship last year. The men's tennis team was scheduled to celebrate their Senior Day before Easter Break.
Congratulations to these soon-to-be high school graduates: seniors Dylan Zhai, Michael Raymund Vicente, and James Vaughan. The team's Senior Day is this Thursday. Today, we recognize your accomplishments and leadership.
SWIMMING & DIVING
Thank you to the seniors of our swimming and diving teams for all your leadership over the past four years. We especially wish to thank senior swimmers Kylie Juan, Cara Lee, Annika Sy, Jassen Yep, Manato Yamamoto, Graham Edelman, and Andrew Gibson, and divers Stephanie Shao, Casey McIntyre, Jen McDonald, Sarah Sharma, and Keaton loia for their contributions to these teams in anticipation of Senior Day, which is Thursday.
TRACK AND FIELD
Congratulations to the seniors on the track and field team for all their achievements over the past few years. We especially wish to thank the following seniors in anticipation of Senior Day on Friday: Shane Aberg, Reese Agu, Justin Arroyo, Sahil Buddharaju, Jason Cacas, John Cerny, Arnav Choudhury, Earl De La Rosa, Wyatt Gibson, Nihar Hedge, Michael Jensen, Ivan Karpov, Braeden Oania Hopkins, George Polychronopoulos, Zaccheus Ng Posey, Matthew Su, James Thomas, Kyle Tran Vu, Devon Weatherall, Frank Zhuang, Weston Snyder, Amy Arnes, Paige Ashton, Freya D'Souza, Ana Gamboa-Gonzalez, Alexandra Garcia, Maddy Gurich, Soriyah Haile, Haley Koehler, Sophia Kouretas, Fionnuala LaTourrette, Svea Neunfinger, Sulia'Anapesi Reed, Sofia Rolla, Samantha Ross, and Sona Shridhar.
Finally, we wish to honor the graduating seniors of the men's lacrosse team, in anticipation of their Senior Day this Saturday. We thank seniors Brian Funk, Adam Rusboldt, Daniel Cecilio, Adam Fox, Todd Smith, Alex Huchim, Jason Wong, Suren Dharmasena, Aidan Powell, and Larkin Koker for their hard work as this program continues to grow.
ONE NIGHT. THREE CCS CHAMPIONSHIPS. Last Friday, in the span of four hours, the winter sports teams brought home an impressive three CCS Open Division Championships. The next three stories are a quick recap of the weekend:
The women's basketball team was the first Monarch team to compete in a CCS Open Division Championship game on Friday and topped Pinewood, 76-44, giving the program its fifth consecutive sectional title.
"I thought we played with great pace, and we were thoroughly efficient offensively as well," Coach Sue Phillips told The Mercury News.
A total of 13 Monarchs scored in the game, including several who scored in double figures. Junior Olivia Williams had a team high of 17 points and five rebounds, while junior Katie Springs added another 13 points and 17 rebounds. Junior Hunter Hernandez also contributed 11 points and 4 rebounds. Read more in The Mercury News.
With a victory over longtime rival Bellarmine, the Monarchs seized the program's 12th CCS Championship and the first at Stanford's Maples Pavilion last Friday. The Monarchs beat Bellarmine, 44-41.
"It feels unreal, especially against a rival like Bellarmine," senior Mason Ryan told The Mercury News.
It was a balanced scoring night for the Monarchs, with junior Nigel Burris leading the team with 9 points, and junior Michael Mitchell and senior Marcus Greene contributing 8 points each. Greene sealed the game with an emphatic dunk in transition with 53 seconds left to help the Monarchs secure the victory. Read more in The Mercury News.
The women's soccer team beat St Francis, 2-1, in a CCS Open Division thriller that went into overtime last Friday. Senior Annalise Gadbois had the first goal of the game, putting the Monarchs ahead, 1-0, before halftime. Eventually, the Lancers responded with their own goal, tying the score. In overtime, junior Alexa Arancio made the 60-yard free kick to hand the Monarchs the championship title.
The Monarchs proved their prowess on the field, in the gym, and on the mat this weekend, with all five winter sports teams advancing in the postseason. Congratulations, Monarchs!
WRESTLERS ADVANCE TO STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Seniors Davis Salom and Andrew Forman finished third in their respective weight classes in the CCS Championships this past weekend, earning spots in the state championship later this week. Good luck, Monarchs.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOPS LYNBROOK, ADVANCES TO CCS SEMIFINALS
The women's basketball team won in the CCS Open Division Quarterfinals, beating Lynbrook, 92-35, to qualify for the CCS Semifinals in their quest for another title. In the CCS Quarterfinals, junior Olivia Williams contributed 20 points, junior Katie Springs had 15 points, and sophomore Noemie Bariteau added 11 points to help the Monarchs beat the Vikings. The Monarchs are currently ranked among the top five teams in the nation by MaxPreps.
MEN'S BASKETBALL BEATS MENLO, EARNS SPOT IN CCS SEMIFINALS
The Monarchs beat Menlo, 69-38, in the first round of CCS Open Division playoffs on Friday. Junior Nigel Burris led the Monarchs with 18 points and eight rebounds, senior Marcus Greene added 16 points and seven rebounds, and junior Michael Mitchell had nine points, five rebounds, and five assists.
WOMEN’S SOCCER ADVANCES TO CCS SEMIFINALS
On Saturday, the women's soccer team beat Piedmont Hills, 3-0, to earn a spot in the CCS Open Division Semifinals. Juniors Gabbi Sapien and Emma Vane, and freshman Morgan Caldera all tallied goals for the Monarchs. The women's soccer team won the WCAL Championship earlier this month with a 9-1 league record.
MEN'S SOCCER EARNS SPOT IN CCS SEMIFINALS
Over the weekend, the Monarchs beat Santa Clara, 3-2, to advance to the CCS Division I Semifinals later this week. Junior Nicholas Coldiron tallied all three goals with assists from senior Tyler Stevenson.
Great job, Monarchs, and good luck the rest of the way!
The Monarchs beat Presentation, 4-0, on Wednesday to win the WCAL Championship. Seniors Svea Neunfinger and Erica Silveira, and juniors Gabbi Sapien and Emma Vane had goals during the Senior Day victory. This is the 10th consecutive year that the women’s soccer program has won a WCAL or CCS Championship.