A special shout out to Vivian Wang, grade 10, named Swimmer of the Year/Age Group Girls by Pacific Swimming, the third largest of USA Swimming’s 59 regional associations made up of 120 swim clubs and more than 16,000 swimmers. Every year, the most outstanding and accomplished swimmers in each age group for girls and the boys are nominated for the awards. Way to go Vivian!
Niki Iyer, grade 11, broke her own school record on the famed Crystal Springs course Saturday. Her time is the second best in CCS Division 4 this season. Freshmen Lilia Gonzales and Alycia Cary led the JV girls to a sixth place team finish against 30 teams. Senior Connor O’Neill ran the fastest race for the varsity boys with a time of 18:46 on the hilly 2.95-mile course. He improved by an astounding 3 minutes over last year. Michael Wang, grade 9, broke 21:00 to lead the JV boys. The teams run Thursday at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale in their second league meet.
Girls golf made history by shooting Harker’s best score of 189 in back-to-back matches against Castilleja and Menlo, losing by 2 to the Gators and beating the Knights by 4 at Los Lagos last week. The Eagles were paced by sophomore Katherine Zhu’s 29 and 31, tying alumnus Maverick McNealy’s record of 5-under in one round. Seniors Ashley Zhong and Daphne Liang also had their career bests of 35 and 38. Girls golf is now in second place in league. Please congratulate the team on a record-breaking performance.
Girls volleyball defeated last year’s Division 1 state runner-up Pitman en route to the finals of the Notre Dame-Belmont Tournament Saturday. The girls lost to the host school in the final match but went 4-1 on the day in the high-level tournament. Seniors Jackie Chen, Shannon Richardson and Doreene Kang led the Eagles offensively. The girls have a big home match on Oct. 22 vs. Menlo that could have huge league implications, so come out and support the team!
Heartiest congrats to Theresa “Smitty” Smith, U.S. women’s volleyball coach, for gaining her 300th career win as a volleyball coach at this event – a huge milestone! A thousand hurrahs for her dedication to the sport!
Football won its fifth game in a row by defeating Emery in Oakland Saturday 34-12 to improve to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in league play. Freshman Demonte Aleem scored two touchdowns, senior Johnathon Keller, and sophomores Angel Cervantes and Anthony Contreras scored the others. The boys travel to Turlock Christian Friday for a non-league game.
The girls tennis team won matches over Sacred Heart, Milpitas and Castilleja last week to improve to 7-1 overall. The girls face state powerhouse Menlo today at Menlo.
Every Eagle recorded a goal for the girls water polo team in their 19-3 win over Milpitas last week. Freshman Samantha Yanovsky led the way with four goals, while fellow freshmen Sophia Angus and Nicole Selvaggio recorded their first high school goals. Freshman Lily Wancewicz led the defense with five saves in goal. The boys team defeated Milpitas and lost to Saratoga last week, and went 2-2 in the Polofest held at Harker Friday and Saturday. The boys are now 8-7 overall. Both the boys and girls teams travel to Homestead today and host Cupertino Thursday.