It was an impressive spring season for Harker athletics and it showed as many individuals were rewarded with all-league honors.
Cameron Zell and Taylor Lam, both grade 12, earned first team honors, with Anika Rajamani, grade 12 and Molly Mobley, grade 10, making the second team and Natasha Yen, grade 10, getting an honorable mention.
Zach Hoffman, grade 12, Max Lee, grade 11, Andrew Chavez, Levi Sutton and Nicholas Coulter, all grade 10, were each named to the first team and Luke Wancewicz, grade 10, and Mark Hu, grade 9, made the second team.
The boys tennis team made it to the second round of CCS led by first-teamers Ramanand Vegesna, Mahir Sharma and Richard Hu, all grade 11. Joshua Zhou, grade 11, and Shika Tseitlin, grade 9, made the second team, with Jack Hansen, grade 11, getting an honorable mention.
Boys golf earned its sixth consecutive league championship (sharing it with Menlo this year) and finished sixth in CCS. Ashwin Rammohan, grade 12, Jaimin Bhagat, grade 11, Aditya Tadimeti and Bryan Zhang, both grade 10, were all named to the first team, with Bradley Lu, grade 12, Gabriel Yang and Bowen Yin, both grade 10, making the second team.
The league champion lacrosse team featured the Midfielder of the Year Elise Mayer, grade 12, along with first-teamers Heidi Zhang, grade 12, Nellie Tonev, grade 11, Lisa Barooah and Anna Vazhaeparambil, both grade 10. Julia Amick, grade 12, and Piper White, grade 11, earned second team honors, with Zoe Sanders, grade 10, and Sara Leafstrand, grade 9, receiving honorable mentions.
Track and Field
Alexa Lowe, grade 9, was the league champ in the triple jump and was named to the first team. Ayush Vyas, grade 12, and Gio Rofa, grade 11, each earned second team honors, with Anton Novikov, grade 10, Natasha Matta, grade 9, earning honorable mentions.
Boys volleyball brought home the first team CCS championship in school history and took second place in NorCal for the second year in a row. Jarrett Anderson, grade 12, was named league Senior of the Year and Billy Fan, grade 10, earned league Sophomore of the Year. Charlie Molin, grade 12, and Jeffrey Kwan, grade 11, were named to the first team, with Chris Gong, grade 12, earning second team recognition.
The boys swim team took third in CCS and fourth in state with Ethan Hu, grade 11, being named league MVP after setting numerous League, CCS and state records. Alex Yu, grade 12, Jason Kwok, Matthew Chung and Rhys Edwards, all grade 10, were also recognized with first team honors for their top league and CCS finishes. Representing the girls swim team, Nikela Hulton, grade 9, was named to the second team.
Harker’s annual upper School Athletics Awards Ceremony was held earlier this week honoring our amazing student athletes. Awards were given in the following categories:
Super Eagle Award
Given to the athletes who have participated in three sports during one school year:
-Alycia Cary, Cameron Zell, Lilia Gonzales, Lily Wancewicz and Trevor Thompson, all grade 12
-Gio Rofa, grade 11
-Andrew Chen, Ashley Barth, Brooklyn Cicero, Jack Hayashi and Marcus Anderson, all grade 9
The Eagle Award is the only accolade voted on by the student athletes of that sport, given to the athlete who displays enthusiasm at all times, support for the team and individuals, hustle in every task, positive role modeling and a selfless giving approach to the program:
Cameron Zell, grade 12, cheer; Ryan Adolf, grade 12, male cross country; Lilia Gonzales, grade 12, female cross country; Mitchell Granados, grade 12, football; Katelyn Vo, grade 11, girls golf; Gina Partridge, grade 11, girls tennis, Katrina Liou, grade 12, girls volleyball: Bobby Bloomquist, grade 12, boys water polo; Claudia Opris, grade 12, girls water polo; Gio Rofa, grade 11, boys basketball; Maria Vazhaeparambil, grade 10, girls basketball; Jared Anderson, grade 12, boys soccer; Ria Gupta, grade 12, girls soccer; Sophia Gottfried, grade 10, wrestling; Zach Hoffman,grade 12, baseball; Ashwin Rammohan, grade 12, boys golf; Zoe Sanders, grade 10, lacrosse; Taylor Lam, grade 12, softball; Cassandra Ruedy, grade 11, swimming; Jack Hansen, grade 11, boys tennis; Mitchell Granados, grade 12, male track and field; Alycia Cary, grade 12 female track and field; Liam Bakar, grade 11, boys volleyball
Iron Eagle Award
The athlete receiving this award demonstrates the highest level of commitment to his/her school, teammates and their sport throughout the entire season which includes off-season, pre-season and in-season:
Anika Tiwari, grade 11, and Rohan Varma, grade 10
Drew Goldstein Award
Given to athletes who participated in three sports in each of his/her four years at Harker:
Lilia Gonzales and Lily Wancewicz, both grade 12
Athletic Commitment Award
This award is given to seniors who played four years of at least one sport showing commitment, positive leadership, good sportsmanship and a strong work ethic:
Trevor Thompson, Gene Wang, Richard Wang, Lilia Gonzales, Ria Gupta, Rithi Jayam, Alexandra Lu, Sahana Narayan, Krish Kapadia, Edwin Su, Prameela Kottapalli, Lily Wancewicz, Alex Rule, Henry Wong, Ryan Adolf, Alycia Cary, Mitchell Granados, Carl Gross, Surya Gudapati, Andy Koonmen, Noah Lincke, Kai Franz, Kobe Howard, Anthony Meissner, Marcus Tymous, Michael Wang, Aneesha Kumar, Mahi Gurram, Josh Broweleit, Andrew Chang, Leon Lu, Donna Boucher, Allison Cartee, Srija Gadiraju, Karen Krause, Katrina Liou, Linda Luo, Devanshi Mehta, Claire Newman, Kelly Shen, Taylor Vaughan, Stephanie Xiao and Claudia Opris
League Achievement Award
Given to seniors who played four years of at least one sport achieving first team all-league honors and showing commitment, positive leadership, good sportsmanship and a strong work ethic:
Anika Rajamani, Chris Gong, Charlie Molin, Abigail Wisdom, Julia Amick, Akhila Ramgiri, Heidi Zhang, Samantha Yanovsky, Bobby Bloomquist, Jacob Kim, Cameron Zell, Zach Hoffman, Ashwin Rammohan and Taylor Lam
This award is given to seniors who played four years of at least one sport showing commitment, positive leadership, good sportsmanship and a strong work ethic and was either recognized at a state or section level or achieved league MVP honors:
Matthew Hajjar, Jared Anderson, Jarrett Anderson, Ayush Vyas, Elise Mayer, Alex Yu