Athletics in the News

Monarch Duo Remains Undefeated in Badminton

May 10, 2022

Seniors Kevin Ngo and Terrance Pai captured the MHAL open division league championship for men's doubles last week and finished the season undefeated! Kevin previously captured the MHAL open division men's doubles championship as a freshman in 2019. Congratulations also go to Junior Alex Zhu, who won second place in the MHAL open division for men's singles.

Women's Swimming and Diving Among Top Three Teams at CCS Championships

May 10, 2022

Last weekend, the swimming and diving team competed in the CCS Championships. The women's team took home third place overall. A special congratulations to senior Stephanie Sifferman, who won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1 minute and 49 seconds. She will advance to the state championship next weekend in this event and the 100-yard butterfly. The following individuals or teams placed second or third in the CCS Championships and will also advance to the state championships next weekend:

Senior Anthony Sebastian: 100-Yard Breaststroke - Second Place
Sophomore Eunice Lee: 200-Yard Individual Medley- Third Place
Senior Robby Griswold: 200-Yard Freestyle - Third Place
Women's 200-Yard Freestyle Relay Team: Third Place
Men's 200-Yard Medley Relay Team: Third Place
Women’s 200-Yard Medley Relay Team: Third Place

Good luck, Monarchs!

College Athlete Reception

May 10, 2022

Congratulations to the 36 Monarchs who participated in the College Athlete Reception last week. These Monarchs have committed to play the following sports in college: football, soccer, basketball, softball, cross country, track and field, swimming, volleyball, ice hockey, baseball, golf, fencing, and lacrosse. We wish them the best of luck as they compete in college next year!

Monarchs on Track and Field Team Win WCAL Titles

May 10, 2022

The track and field team participated in the WCAL Championships last week, where several Monarchs won individual titles. Congratulations to freshman Evie Marheineke, who won the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter WCAL Championships! For the 1,600-meter race, which is slightly less than a mile, Evie completed the race with an impressive time of 5 minutes and 2 seconds! Sophomore Tiana Osuna won the WCAL title for the 300-meter hurdles race, and sophomore Taylor Oden won the WCAL Championship for the 100-meter hurdles race and placed second in high jump.

A total of 12 Monarchs qualified to compete in the CCS trials. The following Monarchs also placed among the top three in their race or event last week:

Freshman Maya Ifo-Desai: Shot Put - Second Place
Junior Nathan Lau: 400-Meter Race - Second Place
Junior Alice Tsioutsioulikli: 400-Meter Race - Second Place; 200-Meter Race - Third Place
Senior Julian Shearin-Sewell: 200-Meter & 100-Meter Races - Third Place
Sophomore Xavier Swanagan: High Jump - Third Place
Sophomore Aaron Biebel: 400-Meter Race - Third Place

Finally, these teams will be competing in the CCS trials this weekend:
Women's 4x100 Relay Team: Second Place
Women's 4x400 Relay Team: Second Place
Men's 4x100 Relay Team: Third Place
Men's 4x400 Relay Team: Third Place

Senior Days

May 2, 2022

Each year, sports teams take one game to honor their graduating seniors. This week, there are two senior days.

Women’s Lacrosse vs. St. Francis
4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Bothman Stadium
AMHS Campus

Baseball vs. Riordan
4 p.m.
Bill Barone Baseball Field
AMHS Campus

Scholar Athlete of the Year

May 2, 2022

Congratulations to senior Sara Simoni, who was named the WCAL Scholar Athlete of the Year last week. Sara has been part of the varsity women’s soccer team for four years. When she is not playing sports, she is also part of Exodus, the school’s liturgical rock band, as well as Jazz Band and Pep Band. Next year, she will be attending Stanford University.

Monarch Swimmers and Divers Named WCAL Champions

May 2, 2022

Congratulations to the swimming and diving team, which brought home seven individual WCAL championships last week! On Wednesday, sophomores Kate Campisi and Solomon Berkenwald won WCAL championships in diving! Over the weekend, swimmers on the 200-Medley Relay Team won a WCAL championship, including seniors Robby Griswold, Anthony Sebastian, Kyle Woo, and Josh Tucker! 

Finally, congratulations to seniors Anthony Sebastian and Sierra Thomas, and also sophomore Eunice Lee, on their individual WCAL titles. Anthony won both the 200-meter individual medley and 100-meter breaststroke, while the girl’s team was led by Sierra’s victory in the 100-meter backstroke and Eunice’s in the 200-meter individual medley.

Senior Days

April 25, 2022

Each year, sports teams take one game to honor their graduating seniors. This week, there are three
Senior Days.School Spirit

Badminton vs. Evergreen Valley

6 p.m.
Fien Gym
AMHS Campus

Men's Track & Field vs. Serra

3 p.m.
Bothman Stadium
AMHS Campus

Men's Volleyball vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral

6 p.m.
MacLean Gym
AMHS Campus

Monarchs Advance to Championship at Boras Classic

April 25, 2022

The baseball team won five back-to-back games since our last newsletter was released, advancing to the championship game of Boras Classic against Woodcreek just before Spring Break. Unfortunately, the game had to be postponed due to bad weather. During the Boras Classic, so far, the Monarchs have defeated Liberty, 10-5, St. Mary's, 7-5, and Cardinal Newman, 11-4. During the first game, junior Jarren Advincula led the team with 3 RBI. When the Monarchs played the St. Mary’s Rams, junior Noah Pang had 2 RBI while five other Monarchs added an additional RBI. Finally, in the game against Cardinal Newman, Advincula and junior Matteo Blandino each contributed 3 RBI, leading the team to victory!

During Easter Break, the Monarchs also beat Santa Cruz, 7-2, on Wednesday and Leland, 5-1, on Saturday. So far this season, Blandino is one of the top performers of the team with 5 home runs and a batting average of .413. Read more about the team’s top performers on MaxPreps. Junior David Estrada was also named the Bay Area News Group's High School Athlete of the Week earlier this school year. Good luck to the team as they advance to the re-scheduled Boras Classic championship game in the next few weeks. The Monarchs currently have a 13-5 season record.

Record-Breaking Number of Spring Teams Named CCS Scholastic Award Winners

April 25, 2022

Each spring, the CCS selects the top five varsity teams for each sport with the highest collective GPAs. This year, a record-breaking eight Archbishop Mitty teams took the top honors. A huge congratulations to these teams: badminton, softball, baseball, men's volleyball, men's tennis, women's lacrosse, men’s lacrosse, and women's swimming and diving. Great job, Monarchs!