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Spring Sports Highlights Reel
Congratulations to all of our spring student-athletes, especially to our Pilots still competing for championships this week!
This season the Pilots boasted a 13-0 record at home, and won the TCAL Championship on May 19! In the current postseason, the team clinched their first win 17-1 win over The Bay School, followed by a 11-2 win against Head Royce in the NCS quarterfinals. In a thrilling 13-inning battle against Stuart Hall on June 1, the Pilots pulled out a victory 4-3. They move on to the NCS D5 Finals vs. College Prep on Saturday, June 4 at 3:30 pm at Diablo Valley College.
TCAL All League 1st Team: Vinnie Republicano, Angel Munoz, Hunter Hennigh
Co-pitcher of the year: Hunter Hennigh
2nd Team: Steven Manzo, Jack Delmore
Honorable Mention: Patrick Yajko, Satchel Fisher, Augustus Moseley, Matt Graybeal, Carson Bridges, Joseph Ratto
Varsity Baseball Awards:
MVP: Vincent Republicano
Offensive Player of the Year: Carson Bridges
Defensive Player of the Year: Steven Manzo
Pitcher of the Year: Hunter Hennigh
T.A.P. Award (Team, Accountability, Process): Joseph Ratto
JV Baseball Awards:
MVP: David Republicano
Most Improved: Joseph Boyden
Most Improved: Thomas Kamplain
Most Inspirational: Ian Joyce
Congratulations to the Men’s Golf team who won the TCAL Championship on May 2. Octavio Guzman ’16 tied for third place at NCS, and competed in the Regional Tournament of Champions at the Golf Club at Roddy Ranch in Antioch. The team has held a stellar record: 17-1 this season, and 58-6 over the last four years!
TCAL All League 1st Team: Octavio Guzman, James Lemos
Most Valuable Pilot: Octavio Guzman
Coaches Award: James Lemos
Team Captain: R.J. Pimentel
Most Inspirational: Joseph Digulio
The SJND Varsity Softball team is blazing a trail back to the NCS Championship this season, led by team captains Anekaila Crevani ’16, Grace Oranksy ’16, Sarah Mahler ’18, and Teysen Gordon ’18. With an overall record of 10-10 and an NCS Division V record of 5-1 the Pilots earned their fourth consecutive NCS playoff berth in four years. Together with the offensive power of Gordon .611 BA/7 HR/33 RBI's, Freshmen Caroline Bridges .450 BA/14 RBI's, Sophomore Samantha Shaffer .448 BA/17 RBI's, and Junior Gina Bonardi .418 BA/15 RBI's and the pitching superiority of Senior Anekaila Crevani the team is poised for an epic run.
The Pilots won the NCS quarterfinals game against Technology by a score of 13-2, followed by a semifinals victory over Head-Royce 6-0. They will compete against Cloverdale in the NCS finals on Saturday, June 4 at 5:00 pm at Cloverdale High School.
TCAL All League 1st Team: Samantha Shaffer, Teysen Gordon
Honorable Mention: Caroline Bridges, Gina Bonardi
Most Outstanding Pilot: Teysen Gordon
Most Inspirational: Gina Bonardi
Most Improved: Samantha Shaffer
The Men’s Tennis team continued to fine-tune their abilities and develop new skills and technique this season. The Pilots came together to make a strong push towards the end of the season with three wins in a row. In May the Pilots competed at the TCAL playoffs with Joshua Atkins ’16 and Joe Picchi ’18 playing Doubles, falling in the second round to St. Mary's. Jack Allen ’19 lost in the first round as Elias Macalino ’18 fought to win the first round, and played through an ankle injury to be defeated in the second.
The Pilots completed the season 7-6-1 and left everything on the court, in both matches and practice.
Most Valuable Pilot: Joshua Atkins, Joseph Picchi
Most Improved: Elias Macalino
Most Inspirational: Dominic Moore, Carlos Rodriguez
Congrats to Men's Volleyball for earning an NCS Playoff berth! The Pilots hit a major turning point in their season during the three set sweep over Saint Mary’s, a team effort sparked by the return of four-year senior outside hitter and captain Jack Keane '16. After a 3-1 win in the playoffs over The Bay School, the Pilots fell to Berean Christian at their last playoff game.
The team was proud of their winning season record, and Coach Hagan and Coach Matthews are proud of the leadership shown by all six seniors and the tremendous growth of the eight underclassmen.
TCAL All League 1st Team: Jack Keane, Honorable Mention Alex Argueta, Devin Pham
MVP: Jack Keane
Most Improved: Nikko Mendez
Most Inspirational: Alex Argueta
Coaches Award: Devin Pham
The 2016 Swimming season was one to remember. Sophomore Theresa Killian ’18 and freshman Gisele Araujo ’19 started the season with no previous competitive swimming experience, but by the end of the season were key competitors on the JV team. Experienced swimmers like sophomore Mary Jane Howland ’18 and senior Justin Pasion ’16 had outstanding races throughout the season. The swimmers worked hard every day and their efforts paid off at the League Championships. Each swimmer dropped time in at least two of their events, resulting in over 80% of the races being personal records. Mary Jane won first place in the 500 freestyle with a personal record of 6:04:43, beating second place by over 20 seconds!
TCAL All League 1st Team: Mary Jane Howland - 500 Free
Most Valuable Pilot: Mary Jane Howland
Most Inspirational: Kelly O'Donnell
Most Improved: Gabriel Felix
Junior Varsity Awards:
Most Valuable Pilot: Gisele Araujo
Most Improved: Theresa Killian
Track and Field
On Saturday May 21, SJND competed at the NCS Bay Shore Area Track meet at Castro Valley High School, where the top seven from each event qualified for the Meet of Champions at Cal Berkeley. From there, the top three at the Meet of Champions move on to the State meet in Fresno.
Five SJND athletes qualified for the NCS Meet of Champions. Willie Mein ’17 was the first to qualify in the 800 meter race by winning his heat in 2:00.45 and taking the seventh spot. Next was Daniel Ratto ’16 who placed second in the fast heat with a time of 1:59.29. The next two qualifiers were Emily Perez ’19 and Kiera Marshall ’17 in the 3200 finishing first and second, a half-second apart, with times of 11:19. Our final qualifier was nationally ranked Cooper Teare ’17 who qualified to run the 800,1600, and 3200 but decided to focus on the 3200 from this point forward. Cooper won the 3200 in a time of 9:19.25.
At the Meet of Champions, Kiera finished fourth in the 3200, just missing a qualifying for State by one spot in a time of 10:45. Her teammate Emily finished twelfth in a time of 11:06, one of the fastest times for a freshman. Daniel ran in the finals of the 800 and finished tenth with a fantastic time of 1:58.39 to finish his high school running career.
Cooper Teare continued his road to the State Championship by winning the 3200 meter race with a time of 9:06.76, ten seconds faster than the next runnner. "To win was the main goal," said Cooper, whose best time this season of 8:54.14 ranks third in the state according to DyeStatCAL.com. "I just came out here to get the job done and qualify (for the State Championships)." Cooper is now one of the favorites to win the State Championships this Saturday, June 4 in Fresno. Let's cheer on Cooper as he represents SJND!
TCAL All League 1st Team: Kiera Marshall (1600, 3200), Leilah Clark (Shot Put), Cooper Teare (800, 1600, 3200)
MVP: Cooper Teare
Most Improved: Kiera Marshall
Most Inspirational: Daniel Ratto
Sprints (Including Hurdles)
MVP: Aysha Hayes
Most Improved: Noah Whitley
Most Inspirational: Matthew Reveles
MVP: Leilah Clark
Most Improved: Nicole Bermudez
Most Inspirational: Maximilian Perez
Women's Club Lacrosse
They did it again - Alameda Attack Lacrosse Club's Girls High School team won the Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association Championship for the second year in a row! They beat the Napa Force by a score of 12-7 on May 22 at Treasure Island.
Coaches Caroline Stanton, Beth McMahon-Wise, Steve Rochlin and Hannah Scott led the girls through an exciting 11-1 regular season prior to playoffs. A collaboration between SJND and Alameda Attack Lacrosse Club, nine women from SJND join athletes from several other local schools play on the high school women’s team.