Based on new county guidelines, we look forward to welcoming student athletes from more sports back to campus for tryouts, starting this week. Field hockey, football, and water polo have tryouts Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week. In mid-March, baseball, lacrosse, softball, and track and field will hold their tryouts. Read more here.
While the women's basketball season hasn't started yet, the team has not one, not two, not three, but six returning D1 scholarship players. Cal-Hi Sports unofficially called the Monarchs the No. 1 girls basketball team in Northern California. Read about the team here.
This week, we caught up with several alumni, who are doing great things during the pandemic. Monarch Alex Okafor '05 joined our community via Zoom this month to speak with students at the most recent all-school assembly, while Monarch Kennedy Davis '13 is returning to campus as our new tennis coach.
Alex Okafor '05 took to Zoom to speak to Monarchs about Black History Month and to reflect on a Gospel reading at the all-school assembly earlier this month. He shared how his experience at Mitty helped him develop as a person and athlete. Last week, he was named the athletics program's Alumni Athlete of the Week. While in high school, Alex was recognized as an All-Bay Area player by The Mercury News and San Francisco Chronicle as a junior and senior. He went on to play basketball for Princeton University.
Coach Kennedy Davis '13 started as the new head coach for the men's and women's tennis teams last week. During her four years as a varsity tennis player in high school, Coach Davis helped lead the Monarchs to four straight WCAL titles. As a senior, she was named the WCAL and CCS Player of the Year and captured the individual CCS title. Coach Davis continued her tennis career at San Diego State University, where she was a four-year letter winner, competing in both singles and doubles. We look forward to watching the team compete this season!
Last week, four student athletes signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in college. These Monarchs have excelled academically and athletically, gaining entrance to some of the most prestigious universities in the nation. Congratulations to:
Alexa Arancio: Women's Soccer; University of California, Davis
Stefani Beisel: Women's Swimming; University of Arizona
Brian Chong: Men's Tennis; Brown University
Adam Wesson: Men's Diving; Harvard University
We're excited to see Monarchs in purple tier sports back on campus. The cross country team had its first
official practice of the season last week. We look forward to watching them compete soon. Read more in
The Mercury News.
The Athletic Department is pleased to offer a number of virtual events in the coming weeks focused on sports performance and mental skills training. These sessions are open to all student-athletes regardless of sport and are designed to help prepare them for competition this season. Additionally, head coaches have designed different virtual informational meetings and training sessions for their programs. All information on these offerings, including topics covered, times, and contact information, can be found here.
During "shelter in place" order for Santa Clara County, we remain extremely impressed by our student athletes, who continue to build community and log workouts with their teams from home using Zoom. Over the next few weeks, as Senior Days approach for each of our spring teams, we'll highlight the accomplishments of our soon-to-be high school graduates. Today, we wish to recognize the senior leaders of our baseball team:
Thank you to seniors Calan Zemaitis, Matthew Correa, Nick Yorke, Jermey Sangalang, Andrew Vo, Michael Nardone, Arthur Soto, Christopher Pearson, Nick Linthacum, Rohan Sanganeria, Gabriel Rodrigues, and Trevor Rogers, for your leadership over the past four years. With Senior Day scheduled for this Friday, May 8th, we wish to thank these Monarchs for their hard work and contributions to the baseball team.
NATION'S BEST COACHES
This past week, MaxPreps recognized several Archbishop Mitty legends on their list of the 100 best high school coaches in the nation. Congratulations to Coach Bret Almazan-Cezar, the head coach of our women's volleyball program, and Coach Sue Phillips, the head coach of our women's basketball program. Coach Phillips was recognized for winning more than 700 games, including 12 NorCal championships and six state championships, in 27 seasons. Coach Almazan-Cezar was honored for a career record of 875-147, with 11 state championships. Archbishop Mitty's coaches were the only coaches from the WCAL to be honored. Congratulations!
VIRTUAL SENIOR DAYS
During the "shelter in place" order for Santa Clara County, we remain extremely impressed by our student athletes, who continue to build community and log workouts with their teams from home using Zoom. Over the next few weeks, as Senior Days approach for each of our spring teams, we'll be highlighting the accomplishments of our soon-to-be high school graduates. Today, we recognize the senior leaders of these three teams:
Senior Day for men's golf was last week, so today, we want to take this opportunity to honor senior Mitchell Fong for his contributions to the golf program.
Senior Day for the women's lacrosse team is this Thursday, April 30th. A special thank you to seniors Madi Serrano, Haley Brown, Colleen Lemak, Ainsley Grady, Julianna Nijmeh, and Maggie O'Brien for being leaders of the lacrosse team. We look forward to seeing how you'll put your leadership skills to use as you head to college.
Senior Day for the badminton team is this Friday, May 1st. Today, we wish to thank our graduating seniors Maegan Bianca Arceo, Patricia Beltran, Leo Cheng, Cindy Cui, Justin Lam, Nathan Lee, Luke Mitbo, Benjamin Nguyen, Vincent Nguyen, and Eric Zhang for their leadership of the badminton team. Among other accomplishments, these Monarchs helped lead their team to NorCals last spring. Congratulations!
During the "shelter in place" order for Santa Clara County, we remain extremely impressed by our student athletes, who continue to build community and log workouts with their teams from home using Zoom. Over the next few weeks, as Senior Days approach for each of our spring teams, we'll be highlighting the accomplishments of our soon-to-be high school graduates. Today, we recognize the senior leaders of these five teams:
Thank you to seniors Sid Ganesan, Jake Ryan and Kyle Nguyen-Ngo for your contributions to the tennis team over the past few years, which included helping the team win a California Classic championship last year. The men's tennis team was scheduled to celebrate their Senior Day before Easter Break.
Congratulations to these soon-to-be high school graduates: seniors Dylan Zhai, Michael Raymund Vicente, and James Vaughan. The team's Senior Day is this Thursday. Today, we recognize your accomplishments and leadership.
SWIMMING & DIVING
Thank you to the seniors of our swimming and diving teams for all your leadership over the past four years. We especially wish to thank senior swimmers Kylie Juan, Cara Lee, Annika Sy, Jassen Yep, Manato Yamamoto, Graham Edelman, and Andrew Gibson, and divers Stephanie Shao, Casey McIntyre, Jen McDonald, Sarah Sharma, and Keaton loia for their contributions to these teams in anticipation of Senior Day, which is Thursday.
TRACK AND FIELD
Congratulations to the seniors on the track and field team for all their achievements over the past few years. We especially wish to thank the following seniors in anticipation of Senior Day on Friday: Shane Aberg, Reese Agu, Justin Arroyo, Sahil Buddharaju, Jason Cacas, John Cerny, Arnav Choudhury, Earl De La Rosa, Wyatt Gibson, Nihar Hedge, Michael Jensen, Ivan Karpov, Braeden Oania Hopkins, George Polychronopoulos, Zaccheus Ng Posey, Matthew Su, James Thomas, Kyle Tran Vu, Devon Weatherall, Frank Zhuang, Weston Snyder, Amy Arnes, Paige Ashton, Freya D'Souza, Ana Gamboa-Gonzalez, Alexandra Garcia, Maddy Gurich, Soriyah Haile, Haley Koehler, Sophia Kouretas, Fionnuala LaTourrette, Svea Neunfinger, Sulia'Anapesi Reed, Sofia Rolla, Samantha Ross, and Sona Shridhar.
Finally, we wish to honor the graduating seniors of the men's lacrosse team, in anticipation of their Senior Day this Saturday. We thank seniors Brian Funk, Adam Rusboldt, Daniel Cecilio, Adam Fox, Todd Smith, Alex Huchim, Jason Wong, Suren Dharmasena, Aidan Powell, and Larkin Koker for their hard work as this program continues to grow.