The Monarchs topped the Bells, 35-14, during the home football game this weekend. With 8 minutes and 10 seconds left on the clock in the first quarter, quarterback Shamir Bey threw to sophomore Reymello Murphy, who scored the game's first touchdown, giving the Monarchs the lead. The team kept the momentum going by picking up a total of 21 points in the first half.
Before a packed and enthusiastic cheering section, four Monarchs had touchdowns during the game, including sophomore Reymello Murphy, who had two touchdowns, and seniors Jonah Advincula, Chaz Saenz, and Dion Dupree, who each had one touchdown. Congratulations, Monarchs!
The men's water polo team defeated Serra, 18-12, this weekend. Junior Tyler State played a strong center defender, shutting down the Padres' center. Junior Manato Yamamoto played excellent defense and provided clutch goals. Junior Logan Frey had several assists while contributing key goals. Thanks to everyone who came out to cheer on the team!
Watch the Monarchs play Bellarmine during the night football game on campus this week. The annual Night Football Game held on the Archbishop Mitty campus has officially been renamed the Hall of Fame Game. The Archbishop Mitty community will be welcoming back AMHS Athletic Hall of Fame inductees and honoring them with a reception and a ceremony at halftime. The game will start at 7:00 p.m. this Friday, October 5th.
The football team had a 34-6 win at Archbishop Riordan this weekend. Four Monarchs scored touchdowns, including seniors Jonah Advincula and Joseph Vaughn; junior James Thomas, who had two touchdowns; and sophomore Reymello Murphy. With just 10 minutes left on the clock in the fourth quarter, senior Jonah Advincula completed a pick six, bringing the score to 32-6. A stout defensive effort was led by junior Derrick Smith, who had nine tackles; senior Sean Mahoney, who had eight tackles; and junior Derrick Chiou, who had an interception.
Congratulations to the men's water polo team for their performance in the Spartan Tournament this weekend. The Monarchs beat Wilcox 16-6 and followed up with a 15-4 win over Aptos. Juniors Drew Gibson and Logan Frey scored impressive key goals from a distance. Junior Connor Edelman played great defense and drew multiple kickouts while contributing a couple goals on offense. Finally, junior Graham Edelman assisted with several goals throughout the tournament. Great job, Monarchs!
The women's volleyball team beat league rival St. Ignatius on Tuesday in an action-packed game with an enthusiastic Monarch cheering section. Junior Julia Cabri led the way with 20 kills, while junior Ellen Veargason had 12 kills, and senior Kyahana Robinson had 9 kills. The Monarchs took the lead in the first set, 25-21. Then, the team took the third set, 27-25, and the fourth set, 25-22, securing a victory over the Wildcats. Congratulations, Monarchs!
The men's and women's cross country teams gave strong performances at the Early Bird Invitational in Salinas this past weekend. The invitational is unique in that it offers races by grade level with separate contests for seniors, juniors, sophomores, and freshmen.
The most impressive performance of the weekend came from the women's freshman team, which placed second. Freshman Natalie Silver led the Monarchs, taking fourth place out of 151 runners with a course time of 20 minutes 7 seconds, an average mile time of less than 7 minutes, and the fastest Monarch time of the day for the women's team. Freshman Karla Julian Austria finished with the second fastest Monarch time of the day for the women's team in the same race. Sophomore Emily Biebel led her class in the sophomore race, completing her contest with the third fastest Monarch time of the day for the women's team.
The men's cross country team also performed well. The sophomore men's team finished sixth overall in their class race and was led by sophomore Taylor Iden, who finished the course in 17 minutes 8 seconds with an average mile time of 5 minutes and 43 seconds. The juniors were led by junior Arnav Choudhury, who completed the course with the fastest Monarch time of the day: 17 minutes and 4 seconds. During the 3-mile race for seniors, Monarchs Devin Makhni, Lucas DeBenedetti, and Tushare Agashe led the team, running the course in less than 20 minutes. Devin was the first Monarch to cross the finish line in the senior race with an impressive time of 17 minutes 6 seconds and an average mile time that was under 6 minutes. Great job, Monarchs!
The field hockey team continues its season undefeated, with a 3-0 record, after victories over Los Altos and St. Francis last week. On Thursday, the Monarchs beat Los Altos 2-1 with sophomore Emma Vane and senior Gabby Valdez scoring goals. At the half, the Monarchs led 1-0. Junior goalie Olivia Diaz kept the Eagles from scoring with three saves during the game.
Earlier in the week, the Monarchs beat St. Francis, 3-1. The Monarchs and the Lancers were tied at halftime but took the lead with two goals in the second half. Seniors Danielle Yau, Ella Vossoughi, and Nicole Romano all had goals. Olivia kept the Monarchs in the lead with four saves. Congratulations Monarchs!
The Monarchs emerged victorious over Acalanes 22-17 this weekend. The teams were tied in the first quarter before the Monarchs took the lead. In the second quarter, junior quarterback Shamir Bey threw to senior Andrew Deane for a touchdown and the Monarchs followed up with a two-point conversion, bringing the score to 15-7, with 7 minutes and 23 seconds remaining in the half. By halftime, the Monarchs established a 22-10 lead. Bey led the way during the Friday night game by throwing two touchdowns and rushing for another. Senior Joseph Vaughn had two interceptions and a touchdown. Way to go, Monarchs!
The women's water polo team had solid wins over St. Francis and Palo Alto at the St. Francis Autumn Invitational this weekend. The Monarchs beat Palo Alto, 7-6. Even more impressive, they repeated the feat in a game against Sacramento-based St. Francis High School later that day, winning that game with the same score, 7-6. Junior Arrington McGee played the entirety of each game at the tournament and had seven goals. Senior Alyssa Jain was stellar as goalie, with a flurry of strong saves. Congratulations, Monarchs!
During the same weekend, the men's water polo team competed in the Ragnarok Tournament, where they had wins over Willow Glen and Half Moon Bay. The Monarchs beat Willow Glen 5-4. The team went on to have a victory over Half Moon Bay, where the Monarchs took the game, 12-3. Goalie and senior Corey Dillon made amazing save after amazing save, making a total of 11 blocks in the game against Half Moon Bay. Junior Coleman Imrisek played well throughout the tournament with several counter goals and a 6-on-5 goal. Finally, juniors Manato Yamamoto and Dishan Diaz split time in the center position, going up against the best players of each team and scoring several goals from the center position. Great job, Monarchs!
Congratulations to the women's volleyball team, which won the Spikefest championship in the Silver Division in Belmont this past weekend. On Saturday, the Monarchs topped Fremont and Woodside and later beat Carlmont and Menlo. Leading the team effort was junior Ellen Veargason, who had an impressive 19 kills and 9 blocks during the tournament. Junior Megan Lux also had 19 kills and added 17 digs. Not to be out-done, junior Julia Cabri added 16 kills and three blocks, while senior Lauren Haniger had four aces and 32 digs. For game-day updates, follow the team on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
The football team started the season strong with a 42-14 victory over Oakdale during the Honor Bowl Championship this weekend. The Monarchs took the lead in the first quarter with two touchdowns thrown by junior quarterback Shamir Bey. Shamir was named MVP of the game, throwing three touchdowns and running in a fourth one.
Senior Sean Mahoney was the recipient of the Honor Bowl Character Award following a game that included a touchdown reception and a number of big plays on defense. Junior James Thomas was a dual threat, throwing for a touchdown while scoring another. Junior Davis Salom anchored the interior offensive and defensive line, paving the way for the Monarch victory.
If you missed that opportunity to cheer on the Monarchs, don’t miss their game this week! The Monarchs will have their first home game vs. Menlo Atherton this Friday, August 31st, at Foothill College. Follow the team on Instagram and Twitter for updates on their season. Cheer on the varsity team as they kick off at 7:00 p.m. this week!
Honors and accolades for the award-winning Monarchs continued well into the summer this year. Here's a quick recap of achievements that occurred in June, July, and August:
A total of 10 Monarchs were named All-Americans in three different sports over the summer including soccer, swimming, and diving. One soccer player and a total of nine swimmers and divers received the special recognition. Monarchs honored included sophomores Adam Wesson and Remi Edvalson; juniors Kylie Juan and Stephanie Shao; seniors Sophia Sebastian and Tyler Wesson; and several recent graduates.
Senior Hannah Edwards has also been hard at work this summer and competed as part of the Great Britain U19 and U22 national teams for softball. This spring, she will be back on campus and ready to help the Monarchs seek another CCS banner.
GO TEAM USA!
In June, senior Haley Jones was named the No. 1 recruit in the nation for women's basketball. Since then, she competed with the USA Basketball U17 Team, which took home the gold medal in July. After the final game, Haley was one of just five athletes named to the All-Star World Team, an honor that recognizes her as one of the best high school basketball players in her age group in the world. Read more here in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
TUESDAY, MAY 15TH
CCS Doubles Tournament
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16TH
FRIDAY, MAY 18TH
Swimming & Diving
CIF State Championships
Clovis High School
SATURDAY, MAY 19TH
Track and Field
Gilroy High School
Swimming & Diving
CIF State Championships
Clovis High School
Congratulations to the school's diving programs, which made CCS history by having two freshmen win sectional titles. Freshman Adam Wesson won the CCS Diving Championship and his brother, junior Tyler Wesson, took second place. The Monarch siblings will advance to the state championships. Freshman Remi Edvalson also won the CCS title for women's diving, set a CCS Championship record, and will advance to the state championships. This is the first time in the history of the CCS that two freshmen, let alone two freshmen from the same school, took home the CCS Diving titles!
In addition to this, congratulations to the women's swimming team, which finished third place in the league. A total of 12 students from the swimming and diving teams will advance to the state championships this weekend at Clovis High School. Among those representing the school are senior Cathy Teng, who placed second in both the 100-meter and 200-meter freestyle, and senior Daniel Marella, who took third place in the 500-meter freestyle and fourth place in the 200-meter IM.
Congratulations to the track and field team, which had both the men's and women's team finish fourth in the league. At total of 10 track and field athletes qualified for CCS this weekend.
Senior Maya Shaw won the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints; senior Philip McCabe won the 100-meter sprint; sophomore Amy Arnes won the discus event; and the men's 4x100-meter relay team, which consists of senior Philip McCabe, sophomore James Thomas, senior Logan Dawson, and junior Dominic Haggerty, won their event. The 4x100-meter relay team had an especially powerful performance over the weekend, setting a new WCAL and school record by finishing their event in 41.74 seconds! Cheer for the Monarchs this weekend as they advance to the CCS Track and Field Finals at Gilroy High School on Saturday, May 19th.
Congratulations to the swimming and diving program, which emerged victorious during the WCAL Championships this weekend. On Saturday, freshman Remi Edvalson swept first place in the women's division in her first year on the varsity team, while junior Tyler Wesson took first in the men's division. The pair will go on to compete in the CCS Diving Finals at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 11th, and Saturday, May 12th, at the Santa Clara International Swim Center.
The swimming team also competed in the WCAL Finals this past weekend at Bellarmine, where the women's swim team placed No. 2 in the league. Senior Cathy Teng won the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. Senior Daniel Marella was victorious in both the 500 freestyle and 200 IM, claiming two more individual WCAL Championships. Junior Sophia Sebastian also won the 100 freestyle WCAL Championship. Go Monarchs!
The men's golf team finished among the top two teams in the league at the WCAL Ed Ravenscroft Championship Tournament last week. Junior Brian Ma shot an amazing 6 under par 66 to capture top honors at the tournament. Teammate senior Daniel Kim scored an impressive 2 under par 70 to come in second place.
Last week, junior Brian Ma was named the WCAL Golf Player of the Year. Senior Daniel Kim and juniors Aashish Achanta and Brian Ma were named to the All-WCAL First Team, while junior Niko Veroulis was named to the All-League Honorable Mention team. The team will advance to the CCS Playoffs tomorrow at Laguna Seca in Monterey. Good luck the rest of the way!
Congratulations to these four outstanding student-athletes, who were recognized at the all-school assembly last week:
Male Athlete of the Year: Senior Riley Grigsby
Female Athlete of the Year: Junior Haley Jones
Male Scholar Athlete of the Year: Senior Derek Jones
Female Scholar Athlete of the Year: Senior Emily Genevriere