Congratulations to senior women's basketball player Morgan Cheli, who was named to the McDonald's All-American game roster today. The All Star game will be played on April 2nd at 3:30 in Houston and broadcast on ESPN2. Morgan has had an incredible high school career, recently surpassing 1,000 points scoring during her time at Archbishop Mitty. During her senior season, she has helped lead the Monarchs to a 17-0 record and a number one national ranking. She has signed to continue her basketball career at the University of Connecticut next year. Read more about the McDonald's All-American games here.
Congratulations to senior women's basketball player Morgan Cheli who is a Bay Area News Group Athlete of the Week nominee. Morgan scored her 1,000th career point on Friday night in a win over Sacred Heart Cathedral at home. For the season, Morgan is averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds and has helped lead the Monarchs to a number one ranking nationally for the team. Vote for Morgan here.
Congratulations to Coach Sue Phillips of our women's basketball program who won her 800th career game at Archbishop Mitty last Thursday when the Monarchs defeated Presentation on the road. She is the first coach in Norther California and only the fourth coach in the history of the state to reach this milestone. Coach Phillips has led the women's basketball program since 1993 and has turned the program into the premiere women's basketball program in the nation. The Monarchs are currently ranked number one in the nation by MaxPreps and numerous other publications. This April, Coach Phillips will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee. Congratulations, Coach Phillips, and we look forward to watching your teams win many more games. Read more about the accomplishment from NBC Bay Area here.
Congratulations to our men’s basketball team who won the 49th annual Fr. Barry Tournament at Jesuit High School in Sacramento this weekend. The Monarchs opened the tournament with a 58-41 win over Loyola of Los Angeles on Thursday, led by senior Nate Noronha with 10 points. On Friday, the team beat Strake Jesuit of Houston 74-37. Junior Grayson Jalal led the Monarchs with 16 points, while senior Gavin Ripp added 15 points and 6 assists. In the championship game on Saturday, the Monarchs won 54-52 in overtime over Brophy Prep of Phoenix behind a great performance by senior Tyler Jones, who scored 28 points in the win. This was the second Fr. Barry Tournament championship in a row for the team. Congratulations to Grayson Jalal and Gavin Ripp for being named to the all-tournament team, and Tyler Jones for winning the tournament MVP for the second consecutive year.
Congratulations to the recently retired Coach John Mosunic of our women's golf program who was named the California women's golf coach of the year by the National Federation of High Schools' Association. Coach Mosunic spent over 35 years teaching and coaching at Archbishop Mitty, including coaching soccer and men's and women's golf. In 2017, Coach Mosunic led the men's golf team to the first state title in program history. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition. Coach Mosunic will be recognized at the Central Coast Section Board of Governors' meeting in January of 2024.
Congratulations to Coach Sue Phillips '86, head coach of our women's basketball program, who will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame this coming April in Knoxville, Tennessee. Coach Phillips has had an incredible career as the women's basketball coach at Archbishop Mitty, leading the Monarchs to 789 victories, 25 league, 24 CCS, 15 NorCal and 6 state championships. She has helped develop countless student-athletes to continue their careers at the collegiate and professional levels. Read more about this tremendous honor for Coach Phillips here.
Congratulations to junior cross country runner Evie Marheineke, who is a nominee for the Bay Area News Group Athlete of the Week. Evie captured the CCS Division 2 championship on Saturday with a time of 18:05, ten seconds faster than the next runner at the Crystal Springs course in Belmont. Up next is the CIF state championship in Fresno on November 25th. Vote for Evie here.
Junior cross country runner Evie Marheineke followed up her WCAL championship with an incredible 18:05.2 time on the Crystal Springs course in Belmont, 10 seconds ahead of the next runner to become the 2023 CCS Division 2 champion. In a race with 115 runners, Evie became the first female CCS champion runner from Archbishop Mitty since 1993. Having qualified individually, Evie now looks ahead to the CIF Division 2 championship in Clovis on Saturday, November 25.
The men’s water polo team won the CCS Division One championship on Saturday with a thrilling 9-8 overtime win over Palo Alto at Hollister High School. Senior Lucas Gannon led the team with 4 goals and 2 assists. Senior goalie Tre Harrup was a wall in the goal for the Monarchs, repeatedly stopping shots by Palo Alto. Senior John Vernooy sealed the game with the deciding goal in the second overtime period to give the Monarchs the win. This is the second CCS championship for the men’s water polo program. Great job, Monarchs.
The women’s water polo team won the CCS Division One championship on Saturday with an exciting 8-7 win over Valley Christian at Hollister High School. Senior Gracie Imrisek led the Monarchs with 3 goals, 5 steals, and drawing 3 penalties. After tailing 5-3 at halftime, the Monarchs bounced back early in the second half with a goal by Imrisek to give the team momentum. Sophomore Maddie Caputo scored three goals for the Monarchs as well, including the deciding goal after she had a huge steal. This is the second CCS championship for the women’s water polo program. Great job, Monarchs.
Congratulations to our 23 seniors who today committed to play collegiately at some of the most respected insititutions in the country. Here is the list of all of our commitments:
Keira Brady, softball, UC Davis
Elisabeth Bray, soccer, Colorado Mesa
Belle Bramer, basketball, Lehigh
Morgan Cheli, basketball, UConn
Lauren Collier, soccer, Cal Poly SLO
Katelyn Cook, volleyball, Fairfield
Taylor Eagleson, softball, Pacific University
Cara Edwards, softball, Canisius
Zach Flynn, volleyball, Sacred Heart University
Jordan Geis, soccer, UCLA
Corri Hicks, softball, Oklahoma
Grace Hui, golf, Loyola Chicago
Tyler Jones, basketball, UC Riverside
Eunice Lee, swimming, Yale
Lindsey Miller, softball, Kentucky
Sara Pina, softball, Iona
Luka Pintar, baseball, San Diego St.
Gavin Ripp, basketball, University of San Diego
Mia Rodriguez, softball, San Diego St.
Cameron Ventura, soccer, San Jose St.
Kiki Vostermans, soccer, Cal Poly Slo
Elana Weisman, basketball, Bucknell
Congratulaions to senior outside hitter Katelyn Cook who is a Bay Area News Group Athlete of the Week nominee this week. On Saturday, Katelyn helped lead the Monarchs to the CCS Open Division championship with a 3-1 win over St. Francis at Palo Alto High School. Katelyn, a Fairfield University commit, was a force for the Monarchs with significant kills throughout the match. Vote for Katelyn here.
The women’s volleyball team won the CCS Open Division championship on Saturday with an impressive 3-1 win over St. Francis at Palo Alto High School. The Monarchs lost the first set 22-25, but bounced back with three wins of 25-20, 25-22, 25-19. Sophomore Makenna Crosson had a dominant performance offensively and defensively for the Monarchs. Junior setter Maya Baker ran the offense, with senior Katelyn Cook and junior Izzy Romero contributing significant kills throughout the match. The Monarchs advance to the NorCal Open Division Playoffs where they earned the #1 overall seed; they will host Redwood this Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Fien Gym. Read more about the Monarchs victory on Saturday here.
Congratulations to senior women's water polo player Gracie Imrisek who is a Bay Area News Group Athlete of the Week nominee. Gracie has had a great season with the water polo program so far. This weekend, she scored ten goals in the Tri-Valley Invitational, including wins over Amador Valley and Liberty. For the season, Gracie has scored an incredible 55 goals. Vote for Gracie here.
Congratulations to senior women's golfer Grace Hui who was named this week's Bay Area News Group athlete of the week. Grace had an increible week last week, leading the Monarchs to wins over St. Francis and Presentation. In the win over St. Francis last Tuesday at Moffett Golf Course, Grace set an Archbishop Mitty record by shooting a 6 under par. Great job, Grace. Read the story here.
After a great week last week for the women's golf team, senior golfer Grace Hui is a Bay Area News Group Athlete of the Week nominee. On Tuesday, Grace had an historic performance on senior day at Moffett Golf Course. Grace led the Monarchs to a 210-239 vitory over St. Francis while shooting a Monarch record 6 under par 31. On Thursday, Grace led the Monarchs to a 215-231 win over Presentation at San Jose Muni, where she was again the medalist of the match, shooting an even par 36. Vote for Grace here.
Congratulations to junior cross country runner Evie Marheineke, who is a Bay Area News Group Athlete of the Week nominee. Evie won the Ed Sias Invitational in Martinez this past Saturday by 30 seconds, breaking a Monarch course record (which she set last year) with a time of 12:07. Evie helped lead the women's team to a second place overall finish in the event. Vote for Evie here.
Senior running back AJ Cenizal is a Bay Area News Group Athlete of the Week nominee this week. In Friday's 41-28 football win over Aptos, AJ rushed for 251 yards and 2 touchdowns. He has helped lead the Monarchs to a 2-0 start to their season. Vote for AJ here.
Junior outside hitter Izzy Romero is a Bay Area News Group Athlete of the Week nominee this week. Izzy helped lead the Monarchs to a 2-0 start to WCAL play last week, including getting the final kill of the Monarchs' 3-1 victory over the previously #1 ranked team in Norther California, St. Francis, last Tuesday. The Monarchs are off to an 8-0 start overall. Vote for Izzy here.
Congratulations to sophomore McKenna Woliczko who this week was named the Cal-Hi Sports freshman of the year for the 2022-23 school year. McKenna had a dominant year in women's basketball, helping lead the Monarchs to WCAL, CCS and NorCal Open Division championships. She was named WCAL Player of the Year, CCS Player of the Year and first team all-state for her performance on the court. Immediately after the season, McKenna joined the softball team, and was named CCS Player of the Year in softball as well. This summer, McKenna helped lead the USA Women's Basketball U16 team to a gold medal in the FIBA Americas Tournament in Mexico. Read more about McKenna's accomplishments in the Cal-Hi Sports story here.
Congratulations to Monarch alumnus Aaron Gordon who helped the Denver Nuggets win their first ever NBA championship last night. Aaron is in his third year with the Nuggets and played an integral role in helping lead the team to a championship. Known as an incredible defender, Gordon was the primary defender of multiple NBA superstars throughout the playoffs. As a Monarch, Gordon led the men's basketball team to four CCS, three NorCal and two state championsips.
Junior softball player Mia Rodriguez is a Bay Area News Group nominee for athlete of the week. Mia has played great all season long for the Monarchs, hitting .438 for the team that captured a share of the WCAL title this season. In Saturday's CCS Open Division quarterfinal game, Mia was 2-4, including the game winning, walk-off hit in the bottom of the 8th inning to give the Monarchs a 3-2 win over Sequoia. Softball faces Hollister today at 4pm at Los Gatos in the semifinals. Vote for Mia here.
On Friday, the softball team captured a share of the WCAL league championship with a 6-3 victory over Valley Christian on Senior Day. The Monarchs finished WCAL play with a 9-1 record in the league. This is the program’s 16th WCAL championship overall. Up next for the Monarchs is the CCS Playoffs beginning this Saturday at home vs Sequoia at 11am.
Congratulations to freshman Laila Wang, who won the CCS singles’ championship this past Saturday at Independence High School. After winning the women’s singles championship in the BVAL last week, Laila followed that up with a dominating performance at CCS. On that day, Laila never lost a set, winning in the championship match 21-13, 21-17. Up next for Laila is the NorCal Playoffs this Saturday.
Congratulations to our men's volleyball team who captured the WCAL championship last night with a win on the road at Valley Christian. After falling down 2-1, the Monarchs rallied to win set 4 25-23 to even things up, and then won the deciding 5th set 15-8. Junior Zach Flynn lead the Monarchs with 17 kills, while senior Max Scarpf added 9 and senior Lucas Miller had 8. Junior setter Anderson Walker added 15 digs for the Monarchs. The win came the day after the Monarchs upset the top-seeded Lancers of St. Francis on the road 3-1. The Monarchs will compete in the CCS Playoffs beginning next week.
Congratulations to freshman badminton player Laila Wang who was voted the Bay Area News Group female athlete of the week for this week. Laila came in first place in singles in the Mt. Hamilton Division and will be competing in CCS next week. Read more about her accomplishment here.
Congratulations to ten of our Spring sports teams who were named CCS Spring Scholastic Championship teams for having one of the top five cumulative GPA's in their sport for the section. The ten sports that received this honor were: badminton, baseball, men's golf, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, softball, men's swimming and diving, women's swimming and diving, men's tennis, and men's volleyball. Great job by all of our student athletes. Read more about the honor here.
Junior pitcher Luka Pintar has been nominated as a Bay Area News Group Athlete of the Week. Luka led the Monarch baseball team to a 3-1 vitory at Bellarmine on Friday with a dominant performance, allowing only two hits and one unearned run while striking out 8 in a complete game victory. Vote for Luka here.
Freshman badminton player Laila Wang has been nominated for the Bay Area News Group Athlete of the Week. Laila currently has a 13-2 record and is the number one seed in the women's singles in the Mt. Hamilton Division. This week the team will be competing in the Division Finals at Independence High School. Vote for Laila here.
Vote for senior Corri Hicks of our softball team for this week's Bay Area News Group Athlete of the Week. Corri helped lead the Monarchs to three wins last week, including driving in the winning run of Wednesday's game vs state #2 St. Francis. Voting closes Thursday. Vote here.
After an incredible freshman season, McKenna Woliczko has continued to receive local and national awards for her performance this year in helping lead the Monarch women's basketball team to WCAL, CCS Open Division and NorCal Open Division championships. McKenna was named the WCAL Player of the Year, the Bay Area News Group Player of the Year, San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro Player of the Year, 49ers Cal-Hi CCS Player of the Year, NorCal Preps Player of the Year, Sportsbook Live National Newcomer of the Year, and MaxPreps National Co-Freshman of the Year. Congratulations on an incredible freshman season and we are excited to watch you compete in 2023-24!
The softball team had an historic break, with pitchers throwing back to back perfect games. On April 5th, freshman Kyleigh Mace retired all 18 Sacred Heart Cathedral batters she faced as the Monarchs beat the Irish 13-0. Kyleigh struck out 8 batters in the game as well. Read more about the game in the Santa Cruz Sentinel here. The next day, as the Monarchs competed in the Stampede tournament, senior Ava Markert threw another perfect game as the Monarchs beat Carondelet 8-0. Read more about the historic accomplishment here.
Senior baseball player Ronan Gilmore is a Bay Area News Group athlete of the week nominee after helping lead the Monarch baseball team to three big wins last week. On Friday, Ronan had two hits in a come from behind, extra inning win vs league rival Bellarmine, and he followed that up on Saturday with two more hits and a run scored in another extra inning win on the road at Los Gatos. Vote for Ronan here.
Congratulations to sophomore Evie Marheineke who broke a 21 year old school record in the 3200M race by finishing with a 10:40.56 time at the Dublin Distance Fiesta on Saturday. The previous record was set in 2002 by Mikayla Plank with a time of 10:55.61. Evie and the track team will continue WCAL competition this Wednesday as they host Sacred Heart Cathedral and Riordan at 3pm.
Archbishop Mitty this week receiveed the Safe Sport School Award from the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that have met the recommended standards to improve safety in sports. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention, and treatment. Congratulations and thank you to our two athletic trainers, Chelsea and Scott, for all they do to keep our student-athletes healthy.
Vote for sophomore baseball player Monty Sunderland for this week's Bay Area News Group's athlete of the week. Monty helped lead the Monarchs to a 6-2 victory over Valley Christian on Friday in the championship game of the Wilcox Tournament. He pitched a strong six innings to earn the win, striking out two, while allowing only six hits and zero walks. Vote for Monty here.
On Saturday night, the women’s basketball team beat Clovis West 63-43 to advance to the NorCal Open Division championship game. Freshman McKenna Woliczko led the Monarchs with 14 points and 13 rebounds, senior Elle Hanson scored 11 points, and junior Morgan Cheli added 8 points, 3 steals and 3 assists. Read more about the game in the Mercury News here. The Monarchs will host Salesian tomorrow night in Fien Gym at 7pm.
Congratulations to our women's basketball team who won the CCS Open Division Championship on Friday with a 74-51 win over Pinewood at Santa Clara University. Freshman McKenna Woliczko led the Monarchs in scoring with 22 points, and junior Morgan Cheli added 18 and senior Maya Hernandez had 12. The championship is the 31st section title for the program, a state record. Read more about the game in the Mercury News here. The Monarchs received the number 2 seed for the NorCal Playoff bracket and will host Clovis West on Saturday at 7pm.
The men’s soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the CCS Open Division Playoffs this week with a win over Aragon on Saturday at home, 2-0. In a thrilling back and forth match, the Monarchs were tied 0-0 with 5 minutes to go. Junior Guiseppe Sigala scored on an assist from junior Daniel Mendoza to put the Monarchs up 1-0 with under 5 minutes remaining. Junior Manuel Portillo added another goal on an assist from Sigala to give the Monarchs the 2-0 win and secure a spot in the CCS semi finals this week. The team will play on Wednesday at 7pm at Alisal High School.
The men's basketball team captured the Father Barry Tournament Championship for the third time in school history on Saturday after three days of tough competition, improving their season record to an impressive 5-0! A special congratulations to junior Gavin Ripp and senior Eric Brown for making the all-tournament team, and junior Tyler Jones, who was named Most Valuable Player. This tournament has been bringing together some of the best teams in Northern California for almost 50 years. Since the tournament started in 1974, more than a dozen student-athletes who participated in these games have gone on to become NBA players and another 90+ student-athletes have played basketball at Division I schools.
The tournament started on Thursday, when the Monarchs defeated St. Patrick-St. Vincent Catholic High School in the opening round. Princeton-bound senior Derek Sangster scored 19 points, followed closely by senior Jaiden Paran with 14 points, and Jones and Brown, who each added another nine points. On Friday, the team defeated De La Salle, 62-52. Junior Tyler Jones led the Monarchs with 22 points and 6 rebounds, and senior Eric Brown added 11 points and 7 rebounds. On Saturday, the Monarchs defeated host Jesuit, 74-65, to take home the championship. Jones again led the way with 23 points, with Brown adding 19 points and 10 rebounds, and junior Nathan Noronha adding 13 points and Gavin Ripp with 12 points.