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.
The Monarchs performed in the WCAL Championships last week, with six wrestlers earning spots in the CCS Championship next weekend. On Saturday, senior Andrew Forman won first place in his weight class, taking home an individual title. The list of Monarchs advancing to the CCS Championships also included seniors Jakob Clark-Patterson and Davis Salom, sophomores Anish Kuttetira and Eliseo Flores, and freshman Antonio Cueva. Follow the wrestling team on Twitter to get updates on the team’s performance at the CCS championships: @MittyWrestling.
The women’s basketball team won a WCAL Championship with a perfect 10-0 league record, thanks to victories over St. Ignatius and Sacred Heart Cathedral last week. On Saturday, the Monarchs beat Sacred Heart Cathedral, 84-44. The Senior Night victory also marked the program’s 14th WCAL Championship! Senior Ashley Hiraki and junior Hunter Hernandez led offense against the Fighting Irish by each scoring 15 points. Junior Amelia Scharpf added another 11 points, while juniors Marley Langi and Sydney Bourland added 10 points, each. The Monarchs are currently ranked one of the top five teams in the nation by MaxPreps.
The women's soccer team defeated Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Francis last week, boosting their league record to 7-1 and setting them up for a possible WCAL Championship. If the Monarchs win or tie their next league game during Senior Day on Wednesday, the team will win the league title.
The Monarchs beat Sacred Heart Cathedral on Wednesday, 1-0. Sophomore Sophia Schilb made the winning goal in the 59th minute with an assist from senior Teresa Garcia. Sophia was named the Player of the Game on MaxPreps for her stellar performance and calming influence on the team.
Over the weekend, the Monarchs beat St. Francis, 4-2. Going into halftime, the Monarchs had the lead, 1-0, thanks to a goal from junior Katie Murphy. But by the 46th minute, the Lancers rallied and the score was tied, 1-1. In the 48th minute, senior Teresa Garcia impressed with a goal that gave the Monarchs a 2-1 lead. Junior Emma Vane added two more critical goals — in the 62nd and 78th minutes of the game — to give the Monarchs a 4-2 victory. Emma was named the Player of the Game on MaxPreps for her performance.
Come watch the Monarchs play Presentation at 3:15 p.m. this Wednesday, February 12th, at Mise Park. If the Monarchs beat the Panthers, this will be the 10th consecutive year the women's soccer team has won a WCAL or CCS championship.
The men's soccer team also beat Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Francis last week, boosting their league record to 8-1-2. On Wednesday, the Monarchs defeated Sacred Heart Cathedral, 3-2. Just two minutes into the game, junior Nicholas Coldiron gave the Monarchs the first goal of the match, putting the team ahead, 1-0. Senior Beckett Roskoski followed with a second and third goal to seal the game as a 3-2 victory.
Over the weekend, the Monarchs also defeated St Francis, 1-0. Sophomore Thomas Pelino had the winning goal of the game just five minutes before halftime. Strong defense kept both teams from scoring again. Cheer on the Monarchs during their Senior Day this week as they face Serra at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 15th, on campus.