Big news out of Harker sports! An Eagles golfer made it farther than any other Eagle, while varsity volleyballers achieved one of the highest seeds in Harker’s history. Two cross country runners finished second in league and join two teammates for what is sure to be an epic CCS race this weekend. Tennis is off to CCS as well, while both water polo teams ended the season with wins. Let’s get to the news!
At the CCS Golf Championships last Tuesday at Rancho Canada in Carmel, freshman sensation Katherine Zhu shot a 3-under-par 69, the best-ever Harker golf finish, catapulting her into the Northern California Championship in Salinas – the furthest any Eagles golfer has ever advanced! There she finished 19th out of 84 golfers, capping off a season in which she also won the WBAL individual league championship.
You can see the CCS results here: http://www.cifccs.org/playoffs/results/14-15/ggolfsectresults2014.pdf
You can see the Northern California Championship results here: https://www.ghintpp.com/ncga/TPPOnlineScoring/ResultsStroke.aspx?type=players&id=1618
After defeating Sacred Heart Prep on senior night to earn the WBAL league co-championship along with Menlo, the girls varsity squad earned a No. 2 seed in the CCS Tournament, tying them with the 2007 team for the highest-ever seed achieved by an Eagles girls volleyball team. This Saturday night, they’ll have the opportunity to advance in the tournament when they host a quarterfinal match at Blackford against either Del Mar or Sacred Heart Prep. You can be a part of the action, too! For CCS contests, there is an admission price of $8 for adults and $4 for students. The girls finished their regular season with a 16-8 overall record and a 9-1 league record.
You can see the CCS bracket here: http://www.cifccs.org/playoffs/results/14-15/Volleyball%20girls%20D4%202014.pdf
Senior Corey Gonzales and sophomore Niki Iyer each finished second on Friday in the league cross country championships. They will be joined by two additional qualifiers – juniors Alexandra Dellar and Jack Rothschild, both in their first year of running cross country – at this Saturday’s CCS Cross Country meet in Toro Park, Salinas.
The girls qualified for CCS! The Eagles will begin with a first-round match-up when the team hosts York School today at 2pm at The Bay Club-Santa Clara, where a win would send the girls to Menlo tomorrow.
You can see the CCS bracket here: http://www.cifccs.org/playoffs/results/14-15/TennisGirlsTeam14.pdf
Both the boys and girls teams ended the season with wins! The boys trumped Lynbrook 8-7 at to finish in third place with a 12-11 record, while the girls wrapped up their year in fifth place with a 12-7 victory over Cupertino, giving them a 9-12 overall record.
The Eagles and the cheer squad have their senior night this Friday under the lights against St. Francis-Watsonville at 6pm. Come support senior players Sid Krishnamurthi, Keanu Forbes, Alyssa Amick, Christian Williams and Allen Huang in their final game and cheerleaders Riya Godbole, Daniela Lee, Erika Olsen and Mariam Sulakian.