Athletics in the News

Monarchs Named to All-League Teams

December 12, 2017

Congratulations to the student-athletes named to all-league teams this fall. Each year, the WCAL and BVAL compile lists of the best athletes in the league and recognize these students at the end of the season. Click on the team below to visit their page on the school's website. Then, select "Achievements" on the right side of that page to see the awards captured this fall:


Women's Basketball Tops Oak Ridge

December 12, 2017

The women's basketball team beat Oak Ridge 64-28 in the Laney Junior College Showcase on Saturday. The team was led by junior Haley Jones, who had 20 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists, and 5 blocks. Senior Nicole Blakes added 15 points, while senior Karisma Ortiz had 9 points and 6 assists. The women's basketball program was ranked among the top five in the nation in the Xcellent 25 Writers' Poll released by MaxPreps last week. Congratulations, Monarchs!

Women's Soccer Team Defeats Palo Alto

December 12, 2017

The women's soccer team beat CCS rival Palo Alto 1-0 this weekend. By halftime, the game was scoreless. But then senior Macy McHale’s made a great pass to freshman Emma Vane, who made the single goal of the game. Vane was named the Player of the Game on MaxPreps and was recognized by her coach for her creativity and work rate, which helped her get her first varsity goal in the 49th minute. This is the team’s third consecutive win of the season. Great job, Monarchs!

Women's Basketball Team Starts Season Strong

December 5, 2017

The women's basketball team defeated Bishop O'Dowd in an impressive 86-52 win on Tuesday. Senior Karisma Ortiz was selected as the AMHS Player of the Game and was recognized by her coach on MaxPreps for starting the season strong with 25 points, 9 rebounds, and 11 assists. Junior Haley Jones added 24 points, 15 rebounds with six blocks, four assists, and two steals.

The Monarchs also beat Sacramento High School 66-57 this weekend. Senior Krissy Miyahara was selected as the AMHS Player of the Game and was recognized by her coach on MaxPreps for delivering three pointers when the team needed them most. Great job, Monarchs!

Women's Volleyball Named CIF State Open Division Champions

December 2, 2017
The women's volleyball team swept the CIF State Open Division Championship this weekend, beating favored Southern California powerhouse Mater Dei. The win was particularly meaningful to the Monarchs as the team lost to Mater Dei earlier in the season, only to face them for a rematch at the state finals this past weekend.

Senior Nicole Liddle, recently named the CCS Player of the Year by 49ers Cal-Hi Sports Report, led the team with 16 kills and 23 serve-receives without error. Senior Kamrin Caoili, who was recently named the WCAL Most Valuable Player, had nine kills and 11 digs, while senior Julia DeVine had 10 kills, and the team setter, senior Makaela Tanaka, had an impressive 31 assists.

AMHS took control of the first set in the beginning minutes of the game, establishing a 9-3 lead. They took the first game 25-19, then the second one 25-18. In the third game, the teams tied 23-23, but AMHS rallied, bringing the score to 27-25 and taking home the state championship.

The title marks the program's sixth championship in a row and their second consecutive crown in the elite Open Division. The championship is also the program's 14th state title. The team is currently ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 2 in the nation according to MaxPreps. Read more in The Mercury News.



Women's Volleyball Advances to State Finals

November 28, 2017

Congratulations to the women's volleyball team, which beat Marin Catholic in straight sets this weekend to take the NorCal Open Division Championship. The Monarchs are currently ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 4 in the nation by MaxPreps. The Monarchs will advance to state finals against Mater Dei at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday, December 2nd, at Santiago Canyon College. Read more about the game in The San Jose Mercury News. Great job, Monarchs and good luck at state!

Women's Basketball Among Top Teams in Nation

November 21, 2017

Each year, MaxPreps builds a pre-season list of the best women's basketball programs in the nation. This year, the Monarchs are listed among the top five programs in the nation with elite junior Haley Jones and Penn State University-bound senior Karisma Ortiz leading the team. Read the full story here. Great job, Monarchs!

Cross Country Competes in State Championship

November 21, 2017

The men's cross country team advanced to the CIF State Championship this Friday, November 24th, in Fresno. Check the Athletics Department's Twitter account or their new app for updates on the team's performances this week. Go Monarchs!

Volleyball Advances to NorCal Semifinals This Week

November 21, 2017

The women's varsity volleyball team beat St. Francis-Sacramento 3-0 last week and advanced to the NorCal Semifinals this week. The Monarchs will host St. Ignatius for the NorCal Semifinals at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21st, in the Fien Gymnasium, with the winner of that game going on to the NorCal Championship game on Saturday. If the Monarchs win, the game will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Fien Gymnasium. The Monarchs are currently ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 4 in the nation by MaxPreps. Congratulations, Monarchs!

Cross Country Team Advances to State

November 14, 2017

The men's cross country team finished third in the CCS championship on Saturday and will advance to the state finals. This is the second consecutive year that the team has qualified for state. Junior Devin Makhni led the Monarchs by breaking the AMHS course record. Senior Mia Lombardo also individually represented the women’s cross country team. Great job, Monarchs!

Women's Field Hockey Named CCS Co-Champions

November 14, 2017

The women's field hockey team closed their season at the top of their game by being named CCS co-champions after a close game with Los Gatos High School. The game ended in a 0-0 tie after a tense double overtime. The team's five captains — senior midfielders Macy McHale and Maddie Baker, senior goalie Daniela DiBono, senior defender Mariah Dewey, and senior forward Jenna Kliewer — gave the group tremendous leadership this year and led the team in their performance this weekend. Senior goalie Daniela DiBono led the defense during the final with five saves. Congratulations, Monarchs!

Women's Volleyball Beats St. Ignatius for CCS Crown

November 14, 2017

Congratulations to the women's volleyball team for being named CCS champions this weekend. This marks the program’s 23rd title in the past 27 years. The team beat St. Ignatius 25-23, 25-12, 25-19. The Monarchs were led by senior Julia Devine, who had an impressive 17 kills, nine digs, and three aces. The attack was directed by senior Makaela Tanaka, who added 28 assists, while senior Nicole Liddle had eight kills. Senior Skyleur Savage led the defense with 14 digs. Read more about the game in The San Jose Mercury News. The team is currently ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 6 in the nation by MaxPreps. Great job, Monarchs!

Men's Cross Country Places Among Top Teams in WCAL Championship

November 8, 2017

The men's cross country team finished among the top three teams in the WCAL Championship last week, earning themselves a spot in the CCS Championships. A team of seven students from the men's cross country team will advance to the CCS Championships this weekend, led by the top three Monarch runners from the league meet: sophomore Alvaro Pinal-Alfaro, junior Devin Makhni, and senior Sammy Leather. On the women’s varsity cross country team, senior Mia Lombardo also individually qualified for CCS. Congratulations, Monarchs! Good luck at the CCS Championships!

Women's Water Polo Advances to CCS Semifinals

November 8, 2017

The women's varsity water polo team beat Presentation 2-0 on Saturday and advanced to the sectional quarterfinals this weekend. During the CCS quarterfinals, they took a 2-0 lead against Willow Glen in the first quarter and kept that lead throughout the game. Senior Amanda Rice led the way and made six goals, helping the team to a score of 10-5, which earned them a spot in the CCS semifinals. Great job, Monarchs!

Five Teams Named CCS Scholastic Championship Teams

November 8, 2017

This week, five teams were named CCS Scholastic Championship Teams including the Monarch football, field hockey, men's water polo, women's golf, and women's volleyball teams. The CCS recognizes the top five varsity teams with the highest collective grade point average of all teams competing in that sport during the fall season. Great job, Monarchs!

Women’s Volleyball Team Captures WCAL Championship

October 30, 2017

Congratulations to the varsity women’s volleyball team for capturing the WCAL Championship. The Monarchs won in straight sets 25-19, 25-18, and 22-25 to capture the finals against the St. Ignatius Wildcats. Senior Nicole Liddle led the attack with 10 kills, while senior Kamrin Caoili had 9 kills, and senior Julia Devine added 8 kills. The team is currently ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 5 in the nation by MaxPreps. Going into the WCAL playoffs, the Monarchs had a perfect 10-0 league record and as the No. 1 seed, they received a bye in the first round of the playoffs. They went on to dominate the semifinals and finals last week. Great job, Monarchs!

Women’s Field Hockey Named League Champions

October 30, 2017

Congratulations to the varsity women’s field hockey team for winning the league championship. The teams were tied at 0-0 at halftime but the Monarchs dominated the Lancers in the second half to win 3-0. Junior Danielle Yau had the first goal with an assist from senior Madeline Baker. Senior Jenna Kliewer had the second goal with an assist from junior Gabrielle Valdez, followed by senior Macy McHale with an assist from Baker. The Monarchs boast a record of 17-1 as they head into the CCS Playoffs this weekend. Congratulations, Monarchs!

Men's Cross Country Among Top Teams in WCAL Meet

October 24, 2017

Congratulations to the men's cross country team, which placed third overall in the WCAL No. 2 meet at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park. The Monarch runners broke the AMHS course record by an impressive 1 minute and 24 seconds and were paced by senior Samuel Leather, who ran the third fastest course time in school history. Both the men's and women's cross country teams are gearing up for the WCAL Championship in less than two weeks.

Women's Volleyball Clinches WCAL Championship

October 24, 2017

The women's volleyball team had a successful week, clinching the WCAL Championship and advancing to the championship game of the prestigious Durango Fall Classic in Santa Barbara. As the No. 1 seed in the WCAL playoffs, they receive a bye on the first round and will be hosting the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Fien Gymnasium. If they win, the WCAL Finals will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Fien Gymnasium. Good luck this week!

Women's Water Polo Wins Overtime Senior Day Game

October 24, 2017

The women's water polo team won an overtime thriller on Senior Day against St. Ignatius. Senior Amanda Rice scored with less than 20 seconds left to send the game into overtime, where the Monarchs took home a 12-11 victory. Congratulations!