Monarchs vs. Serra
Thursday, April 26th
Monarchs vs. Sacred Heart Prep
Friday, April 27th
Many winter sports teams received post-season recognitions. Check out each team's website to see the awards student-athletes and coaches won this past season. Here are links to each of the team pages:
• Men's Basketball
• Men's Soccer
• Women's Basketball
• Women's Soccer
The men's baseball team had back-to-back victories against Archbishop Riordan and Sacred Heart Cathedral last week. Going into the game against Archbishop Riordan, the Monarchs were on a 10-game winning streak. Sophomore Nick Yorke had two RBIs during the game against Riordan, helping the Monarchs to a 6-1 victory against the Crusaders. The team went on to beat Sacred Heart Cathedral, 4-1. Yorke contributed two runs against the Fightin' Irish, while Miguel Cebedo had two RBIs and a homerun, and senior Josh Seward pitched a complete game. The Monarchs are currently ranked among the top three teams in the league and the best 10 programs in the state. Congratulations, Monarchs!
The Monarchs swept three consecutive games last week against Gunderson, Leigh, and Del Mar, victories that put the team at the top of their league. The team is currently on a 9-match winning streak and has been undefeated on the home court. Last Monday, the Monarchs had a victory against Gunderson. The team swept the men's singles, women's singles, and women's doubles, winning the match 12-3. The women's doubles team consisting of freshman Briana Meng and junior Kajal Patel gave a strong performance and won their match 21-14, 21-23, 21-17. The following day, the Monarchs played Leigh, winning that match 10-5. The men's doubles team of juniors Aadhithya Manimaran and Kenny Lin had an amazing performance, defeating their opponents 21-13, 18-21, 22-20. On Thursday, the Monarchs played Del Mar and swept the men's singles and women's doubles. In addition to that, the mixed doubles team of sophomore Nathan Lee and senior Teresa Le won their match 21-13, 19-21, 21-18. The Monarchs beat Del Mar, 11-4. Great job, Monarchs!
Congratulations to the following athletes who participated in College Signing Day last week:
Tatum Rausch: Women's Lacrosse; Lewis University
Maya Shaw: Track; University of San Francisco
Amanda Rice: Women's Water Polo; Villanova University
Monarchs vs. St. Ignatius
Thursday, April 19th
The men's volleyball team beat Morro Bay in two sets this weekend to capture the Silver Division Championship for the Harbor Tournament. The Monarchs beat Paso Robles and Oak Grove to advance to the championship match against Morro Bay.
Earlier this month, the Monarchs beat St. Francis in 4 sets. Senior Derek Jones was named Player of the Match on MaxPreps and led the way with 18 kills, while junior Justin Zenk added 6 kills, and senior Jackson Rasmussen had 5 kills. A special congratulations to Derek, who was named the WCAL and CCS Male Scholar Athlete of the Year. Great job, Monarchs!
The softball team team had victories against two league rivals last week: Presentation and St. Ignatius. Sophomore Diamond Holland was 5-5 and hit for the cycle vs. St. Ignatius while junior Hannah Edwards won both games on the mound. Senior Mariah Dewey knocked in the winning run against Presentation. The team boasts a 10-3 season record. Watch the Monarchs play St. Francis in a home game at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow.
The swim team had an excellent showing at the prestigious annual California Catholic High School Swim Challenge, which features the best Catholic high schools in the state, this weekend in Southern California. Senior Daniel Marella set the meet record with the men's 200 IM, while senior Cathy Teng did the same for the women's 100 freestyle. Marella took home medals in the men’s 200 IM and 500 freestyle, while sophomore Jassen Yep received medals for his performances in the men's 100 butterfly and the 100 breastroke. Last week, Coach Tom Miller '83 was also named the CCS Girls Swimming Honor Coach, an honor that recognizes him for his coaching accomplishments, his service to the sport, and his inspirational behavior toward athletes, coaches, fellow teachers, administrators, parents, and the public. Great job, Monarchs!
The women's lacrosse team had a 9-7 victory against Menlo Atherton the week before break. With just 12 minutes left on the clock, the score was tied, 5-5. Senior Maddie Baker contributed two goals, including one after the teams were tied. The defense was led by senior Dani Matlock, who shut down the Menlo Atherton Bears' offense. Finally, sophomore goalie Elizabeth Aston had some vital saves in the final minutes of the game. Congratulations, Monarchs!
The men's lacrosse team had a dominant performance, beating Serra 10-5 just before Spring Break. Sophomore goalie Larkin Koker had 14 saves. The team displayed a strong offense with seven different players scoring 10 goals. Among the scorers were sophomores Jason Wong and Daniel Cecilio, who each scored their first goals at the varsity level.
Last week, the Monarchs added another victory to their season record, beating San Benito 17-11. The Monarchs were led in scoring by freshman Ian Collier, who had six goals. Great job, Monarchs!
The sprint medley relay set a new school record of 3:35.56 this weekend during the Oakland Invitational Relays held at Laney College. Congratulations to juniors Dominic Haggerty and Dion DuPree and seniors Philip McCabe and Emilio Zertuche, who were part of the record-setting team. Great job, Monarchs!
The badminton team had a 10-5 victory over Valley Christian last week. Senior Teresa Le and sophomore Nathan Lee gave an excellent performance in the mixed doubles, winning 21-16, and 21-8. The team also beat Westmont 9-6, sweeping the men's singles, men's doubles, and mixed doubles. Great job, Monarchs!
The men's golf team defeated the Serra Padres by one stroke at the Half Moon Bay Golf Course last week. The Monarchs had 197, while Serra had 198. Senior Daniel Kim was the medalist, with one under par 35. Juniors Aashish Achanta and Niko Veroulis contributed 1 over par 37 and a 2 over par 38, respectively. The team is currently undefeated with a 3-0 league record. Congratulations, Monarchs!
The women's basketball team finished an incredible season this weekend playing through a triple overtime at the NorCal Open Division Championship finals. Freshman guard Hunter Hernandez had a team high of 18 points, seven rebounds. Junior Haley Jones added 17 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and three steals; while senior Karmisa Ortiz had 14 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, and two blocks.
Last week, the Monarchs beat Salesian College Prep, 75-50, in the NorCal Open Division semifinals to secure their spot in the NorCal finals. This victory marked their 29th consecutive win this season. The team was led by junior Haley Jones with 32 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, and three blocks. Senior Karisma Ortiz added 10 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, and three steals. Freshman Hunter Hernandez added 14 points, while senior Krissy Miyahara added 12 points and a trio of 3-pointers. Read more about the game in The Mercury News.
Junior Haley Jones has been named the Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year for California, a prestigious award that recognizes outstanding high school student-athletes for athletic and academic excellence as well as exemplary character. Great job, Monarchs!
Can't be at the game? Watch livestreaming video of the Monarchs vs. Serra baseball game at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23rd, brought to you by AMHS Live: youtube.com/AMHSlive. Go Monarchs!
The men's lacrosse team beat Los Gatos, 11-8, on Saturday. Junior Kieran Ruf led the team with six goals and one assist, while junior Sean Mahoney added another three goals and two assists. Sophomore Larkin Koker had an impressive 14 saves. Great job, Monarchs!
The Monarchs breezed past Bishop O'Dowd in the NorCal Open Division quarterfinals last week, securing a spot in the semifinals tonight. The Monarchs put forward a strong team effort with junior Haley Jones leading the way with a double-double that included 25 points and 20 rebounds, plus several blocks and steals. Senior Karisma Ortiz added 15 points and 10 assists, while senior Krissy Miyahara had 11 points. Read more about the quarterfinals in The Mercury News. The Monarchs are currently ranked the No. 1 team in the nation by MaxPreps and have an outstanding perfect season record of 28-0.
A special congratulations to junior Haley Jones for being named the CCS Player of the Year for women's basketball by Cal-Hi Sports last week. Last Wednesday, Coach Sue Phillips was also named the Naismith National High School Coach of Year, a prestigious honor that recognizes outstanding coaching performances during the 2017-18 high school basketball season. Watch the Monarchs challenge Salesian College Preparatory in the NorCal semifinals at 7:00 p.m. tonight in the Fien Gym. Good luck, Monarchs!
The Monarchs beat league rival St. Ignatius, 60-50, in the NorCal Division I quarterfinals last Saturday, earning the team a spot in the next round of competition. After trailing the Wildcats by six points at halftime, the Monarchs responded in the second half. Coming out of the locker room, sophomore Devan Sapp had back-to-back 3-pointers within a 30-second span just after the third quarter started. Senior Riley Grigsby started the second half with a two-handed dunk. In total, sophomore Devan Sapp had a game-high of 26 points, while senior Riley Grigsby added 12 points and junior Joseph Vaughn had 10 points and 5 rebounds. Don't miss a chance to cheer on the Monarchs during the NorCal semifinals at 7:00 p.m. today at Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek. Go Monarchs!
Congratulations to the women's soccer team, which finished the season by competing in the inaugural NorCal Championship this weekend. The Monarchs easily qualified for the top game last week, after beating Granite Bay, 4-0, in the NorCal Division I semifinals on Thursday. Monarchs freshman Emma Vane, junior Shannon Coyle, and seniors Paris Fox and Macy McHale had goals in the match. Earlier this month, the team claimed the CCS Open Division Championship. Sophomore Svea Neunfinger had the winning goal, which was shot from 20 yards and cleared the goalie's fingertips to give the Monarchs the lead. Read more about that game in The Mercury News. Congratulations on a strong season!