Athletics in the News

Men's Basketball Team Clinches WCAL Championship

February 12, 2019

Junior Mason Ryan's 3-pointer in the last minute of play against the Serra Padres clinched not only the game but the WCAL Championship last Friday. The men's basketball team punched out a 56-55 victory, seizing the WCAL Championship. In the third quarter, the Monarchs, who had previously trailed the Padres, tied the score, 51-51, thanks to clutch 3-pointers from juniors Marcus Greene and Mason Ryan. Free throws from Serra put the Padres back in the lead but an answering basket from junior Devan Sapp tied the score a second time, 53-53. The Padres added a two-point layup but the Monarchs responded with Ryan's 3-pointer, which sealed the game. Sapp lead the way in scoring with a game high of 22 points, while Greene added 13 points, and Ryan had 12 points and nine rebounds. Read more about the team, which Mercury News reporter Darren Sabedra says has "broken plenty of hearts this season" as they moved toward their championship victory last week.

Watch Monarchs vs. Bellarmine at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Can't make it to the away game? Watch live streaming video from NorCal SportsTV here. Go Monarchs!


Wrestlers Advance to CCS Championships

February 12, 2019

The wrestling program had four Monarchs qualify for the CCS Championships this weekend. Juniors Andrew Forman and Davis Salom each finished in second place in their weight classes at the WCAL Championships on Saturday and earned spots in the CCS Championships this week. Senior Ryan Smith and junior Connor Edelman finished in third place in their respective weight classes and will also advance to the CCS Championships. Great job, Monarchs!


Women's Basketball Remains Undefeated in WCAL

February 12, 2019

The women's basketball team finished their league season with a WCAL Championship and a flawless 10-0 record. On Friday, the Monarchs beat St. Francis by a score of 80-26 during Senior Night to claim the top title. Senior Charlize Andaya had nine points, sophomore Hunter Hernandez contributed 15 points, and senior Haley Jones recorded a triple double with 31 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists. Jones also scored her 2000th career point and 1000th rebound. For the past four years, the senior class that was celebrated on Friday has gone undefeated in WCAL play with a perfect 42-0 record. Congratulations, Monarchs!


Men's Basketball Team Beats Valley Christian, Saint Francis

February 5, 2019

The Monarchs had victories against league rivals Valley Christian and St. Francis this week and are first in the WCAL with a 9-2 record. On Saturday, the Monarchs beat Valley Christian, 88-42. Six players scored in the double figures with junior Devan Sapp contributing 16 points, five rebounds, and four assists, junior Owen Browne adding 16 points, and freshman Aidan Burke adding 13 points and four rebounds. Earlier in the week, the team beat St. Francis, 75-45. Devan had 20 points and three rebounds, while junior Marcus Greene added 19 points and six rebounds, and sophomore Michael Mitchell had 11 points and six assists.


Women's Basketball Undefeated in League Play

February 5, 2019

The Monarchs continue to hold the No. 1 spot in the WCAL with a perfect, 8-0, league record. This week, the team added victories over St. Ignatius and Presentation to the books. On Friday, the Monarchs beat St. Ignatius, 94-50. The Player of the Game award went to the entire team for "excellent shooting, aggressive play, and — above all — team togetherness," according to MaxPreps. Senior Haley Jones had 27 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, and five blocks, while junior Ashley Hiraki had 14 points, and sophomore Marley Langi and senior Ania McNicholas each added 11 points. On Tuesday, the Monarchs beat Presentation, 83-32. Jones led the way with 25 points and 13 rebounds, while Langi had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and sophomore Hunter Hernandez contributed another 14 points and 8 rebounds.


Monarch Makes School History

January 29, 2019

The women's basketball team added two victories to their record last week and had one Monarch make school history. The Monarchs beat league rival Valley Christian, 77-67, on Friday. Senior Haley Jones had a particularly phenomenal week and made school history by reaching 1,888 career points during the Valley Christian game, breaking the all-time scoring record previously held by Kerri (Walsh '96) Jennings, a Monarch who is now a three-time Olympic gold medalist. Haley led the game with 37 points, while teammate sophomore Hunter Hernandez added nine points, five rebounds, and four assists. Sophomore Katie Springs added another seven points and six rebounds. The Monarchs are currently ranked among the top teams in the nation and are the No. 1 team in the league with an undefeated 6-0 record. The following day, the Monarchs beat St. Joseph Notre Dame, 64-51. Haley had 22 points, while senior Ania McNicholas and sophomore Hunter Hernandez each added 10 points.

Earlier this month, Haley was named to the McDonald's All-American women's basketball team. Varsity Coach Sue Phillips '86 and assistant coaches Tami Monson '97 and Joe Guerra were also selected to participate in the All-American games as coaches. See the full roster here. The contest is scheduled to tip off on Wednesday, March 28th, in Atlanta, Georgia. Congratulations, Monarchs!

 


Men's Basketball Beats St.Ignatius, Sacred Heart Cathedral

January 29, 2019

The men's basketball team beat league rivals St. Ignatius, 71-61, and Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep, 82-54, last week. On Saturday, the Monarchs were victorious over St. Ignatius. Devan had 31 points and seven rebounds, while junior Marcus Greene added 19 points and five assists and junior Mason Ryan had nine points and six rebounds.

Just a few days earlier, on Wednesday, the team had a victory over Sacred Heart Cathedral. Sophomore Michael Mitchell led the game with 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. Juniors Devan Sapp and Owen Browne scored 18 points and 10 points, respectively. The Monarchs are currently tied with Archbishop Riordan as the No. 1 teams in the league, with a 7-2 record. Great job, Monarchs!


Women's Basketball Continues to be Ranked No. 1 in Bay Area

January 23, 2019

The women's basketball team beat the No. 8 ranked team in the state, Carondelet, by a score of 80-58, this week. Senior Haley Jones and sophomore Hunter Hernandez led the way with 28 points each. Read more about the game in The Mercury News, which called the contest one of the best of the season, so far.

In addition to an important victory over the three-day weekend, the Monarchs also increased their undefeated league record to 5-0 with victories over two rivals, St. Francis and Sacred Heart Cathedral, last week. In the game against St. Francis on Friday, the Monarchs solidly defeated the Lancers with a 89-26 win. Jones took the lead in scoring with 43 points, including 31 points in the first half, and broke the school record for points scored in a single game, according to MaxPreps. Senior Ania McNicholas and sophomore Marley Langi each added another 10 points.

Just a few days earlier, the team beat Sacred Heart Cathedral, 89-53. Three Monarchs contributed points in the double digits, including Jones, with 31 points, Hernandez, with 15 points, and McNicholas, with 12 points. The Monarchs are currently ranked among the top teams in the nation and are the No. 1 team in the Bay Area. Great job, Monarchs!


Men's Soccer Beats Valley Christian, Archbishop Riordan

January 23, 2019

The men's soccer team also added two league victories to their record last week, with wins over Valley Christian and Archbishop Riordan. On Saturday, the team beat Valley Christian, 2-1. Freshman Thomas Pelino and senior Mica Sinko had goals, while Pelino and senior Matthew Urata-Espinosa had assists. Earlier in the week, the Monarchs beat Archbishop Riordan with a score of 11-0. Senior Mica Sinko led the way with an impressive seven goals, while freshman Thomas Pelino added two more goals. Congratulations, Monarchs!


Monarch Named Wrestler of Tournament

January 23, 2019

The wrestling team had a great showing at the Overfelt Tournament this past weekend. Junior Andrew Forman won the 154-pound championship by a pin and was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament. He pinned his opponent in the first period. Great job, Monarchs!


Men's Basketball Beats Bellarmine, St. Francis, Valley Christian

January 15, 2019

The men's basketball team bumped their league record to 4-1 this week after defeating Bellarmine, St. Francis, and Valley Christian. On Tuesday, the Monarchs beat Bellarmine, 44-40, in a home game before a packed crowd. Bellarmine held a 13-point lead heading into the last four minutes of the game, but the Monarchs closed the game with a 17-0 run to take the victory.

Junior Marcus Greene was named the Most Valuable Player by Get Sports Focus and added 17 points to the final score, including back to back 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and the game winning 3-pointer with just one minute left on the clock. Sophomore Michael Mitchell was recognized by Get Sports Focus as the Playmaker of the Game. Read more in The Mercury News.

The Monarchs went on to beat St. Francis, 74-49, on Thursday. Greene contributed 17 points and five assists, while junior Devan Sapp had
16 points and five rebounds, and Mitchell added 11 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. On Saturday, the Monarchs followed up with a 71-54 victory over Valley Christian. Sapp led the way with 18 points and eight rebounds, while senior Joseph Vaughn had nine points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Great job, Monarchs!


Monarch Captures Championship at Wrestling Tournament

January 15, 2019

The Monarchs brought home a championship from the Jim Root Memorial Wrestling Tournament this weekend. Junior Andrew Forman, who is currently ranked third in the CCS and 35th in the state, won the 154-pound weight class championship after pinning his first three opponents. He won 8-1 in the finals. Earlier this month, teammate and junior Davis Salom, who is currently ranked seventh in the CCS, placed third in the Bianchini Memorial Tournament. Great job, Monarchs!


Women's Basketball Proves Strength in Consecutive Victories

January 15, 2019

The women's basketball team continued to prove why it's ranked among the best programs in the nation with three straight wins last week, including victories over two league rivals and a state powerhouse. The Monarchs are currently ranked No. 1 in the Bay Area and posted a perfect 3-0 league record after beating WCAL rivals St. Ignatius and Presentation in consecutive victories this week. During the game against Presentation on Wednesday, senior Haley Jones had 27 points, sophomore Hunter Hernandez added 20 points, and senior Ania McNicholas had 10 points. The contest against St. Ignatius last Friday also proved impressive with Jones, McNicholas, and sophomore Marley Langi each contributing points in the double digits with 22 points, 12 points, and 10 points, respectively.

The team went on to beat state powerhouse Salesian College Preparatory, 66-45, over the weekend at the Elite is Earned Showcase held at Miramonte High School. Jones had 24 points and 16 rebounds, while Hernandez, McNicholas, and senior Kate Conaway each added 8 points. The Monarchs took the lead in the first quarter and never gave it back, posting a 40-16 score at halftime. To reach that score, the Monarchs had eight teammates score in the first two quarters of the game. Read more in The Mercury News. Congratulations, Monarchs!


Women's Basketball Nets San Diego Hoop Classic

January 11, 2019

The women's basketball team beat Woodinville High School, 90-48, in the finals for the Surf 'N Slam San Diego Hoop Classic and took home the championship title over winter break. Sophomore Hunter Hernandez was named to the All-Tournament Team and senior Haley Jones was declared the tournament's Most Valuable Player. Seniors Charlize Andaya and Ania McNicholas each added 14 points during the championship game. Jones was recognized by The Mercury News as an Athlete of the Week for her incredible performance. The Monarchs continued their strong season by winning their first WCAL game against Valley Christian, 71-28, on Friday. Sophomore Hunter Hernandez had 15 points, five assists, and three steals, while sophomore Sydney Bourland added eight points. Senior Haley Jones was mentioned in The Mercury News for her strong performance during the league opener. Currently, the Monarchs are ranked among the top teams in the Bay Area by The Mercury News. Great job, Monarchs!


Women's Soccer Beats St. Francis

January 11, 2019

The women's soccer team started their WCAL season with a 3-0 shutout against St. Francis last week. The Monarchs are currently undefeated with a 9-0-2 overall record. Sophomore Ana Sapien and seniors Kaylee Ingram and Holly Pitek each delivered goals during the league opener. Senior captain Shannon Coyle was named the Player of the Game by her coach for putting pressure on St. Francis with her tight defense and well delivered passes. The team is currently ranked No. 5 in the state, according to MaxPreps.


Men's Basketball Victorious in WCAL Season Opener

January 11, 2019

The men's basketball team defeated Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, 69-65, in the WCAL opener last week. With just 24 seconds left on the clock, junior Marcus Greene put the Monarchs in the lead 67-65, with a three-pointer. Greene led the Monarchs with 23 points, while junior Devan Sapp added 20 points and seven rebounds, and sophomore Mike Mitchell had 11 points, six rebounds, and five assists.


Women's Soccer Beats Cardinal Newman

December 18, 2018

The women's soccer team added two more victories to their 5-0-1 record last week by beating Leigh and Cardinal Newman. The Monarchs were the first guests to play on Cardinal Newman's new home field this weekend after fires destroyed most of campus in October of 2017. Monarchs presented the team with a signed version of the "We Stand with Cardinal Newman" t-shirt that Monarchs sold on campus last school year to raise money for the rival school. The Monarchs beat Cardinal Newman, 4-2. Junior Audrey Nakashima was named the Soccer Player of the Game by her coach on MaxPreps for displaying determination on the field, including a key assist to sophomore Kylie McHale, who had the winning goal of the game in the 60th minute. Senior Camille Lafaix, junior Svea Neunfinger, and sophomores Kylie McHale and Addison Cosgrove all had goals. Junior Audrey Nakashima and seniors Shannon Coyle and Camille Lafaix had assists. In the victory over Leigh, senior Katelyn Meyer was honored as the Soccer Player of the Game for being "a rock in defense," who helped the Monarchs to their third shutout of the season. Great job, Monarchs!


Men's Soccer Wins First Home Game of Season

December 18, 2018

The men's soccer team won its first home game last week over Prospect, 1-0. The goal was made by senior Oscar Toulet. To date, the team is undefeated, with a 2-0-2 record. The Monarchs went on to challenge Bullard this weekend, finishing the game with a tie, 1-1. Watch the Monarchs play Alisal in a home game at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 20th.


Winter Teams Share Christmas Cheer

December 18, 2018

With the Christmas season in full swing, many winter sports teams have been spreading holiday cheer. For the past few weeks, the women's soccer program collected gifts for youth at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, which they presented to staff last Friday. The men's wrestling team also got in on the holiday spirit when they wrote more than 60 Christmas cards for servicemen stationed overseas last week. But the holiday efforts actually started in November when the men’s and women's basketball teams made sandwiches for low-income families.


Men's Basketball Places Third in Father Barry Tournament

December 11, 2018

The men's basketball team is off to a great start to their season with 3-1 season record and a third place finish at the Father Barry Tournament last week. The Monarchs defeated Cathedral Catholic of San Diego, 77-54, in the first round of the tournament. Junior Devan Sapp led the way with 20 points, six rebounds, and five assists, while junior Marcus Greene had 12 points, and sophomore Michael Mitchell had nine points, seven assists, and five rebounds.

The Monarchs lost the semi-finals to state powerhouse St. John Bosco but went on to beat Jesuit, 70-55, taking third place at the tournament. In the third place game, Greene helped the team with 21 points, while Sapp added 17 points and eight rebounds, and junior Owen Browne had 13 points and four assists. Sapp and Greene were named to the All-Tournament Team. Congratulations, Monarchs!