Athletic Updates: May 3, 2023
Spring Sport Seasons are coming to an end as the school year winds down. As usual, our definition of success goes well beyond wins and losses. Three of our varsity teams earned NCS Academic Team awards with a team GPA above a 3.5 and one team with a team GPA above a 3.8, and a whopping 85 of our varsity scholar-athletes made it onto the NCS President's List, which requires a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the season of sport. Whether in competitive athletics, in the classroom or in the community, our athletes continue to build our culture of success. Go Mariners!
All-League Recognition and Awards
Congratulations to the following students for earning Mission Valley Athletic League All-League Awards as of May 2, 2023. We will update with the remaining sports in our next OnCourse.
- Boys’ Tennis Vale Lacerca-Allen – Honorable Mention
- Boys’ Tennis Akbar Abidi – Honorable Mention
- Boys’ Lacrosse Duke Campbell – WACC Second-Team All League
- Boys’ Lacrosse Boston Medeiros – WACC Second-Team All League
- Boys’ Lacrosse Tyler Cote – WACC Second-Team All League
- Boys’ Lacrosse Mason Marquez – WACC Honorable Mention
- Boys’ Lacrosse Isaac Rosas – WACC Honorable Mention
- Girls’ Lacrosse Dymonique Maxie – WACC First-Team All League
- Girls’ Lacrosse Lila Duke – WACC First-Team All League
- Girls’ Lacrosse Charisse Echano – WACC Second-Team All League
- Girls’ Lacrosse Meghan Freitas – WACC Honorable Mention
- Girls’ Lacrosse Ayana Wilmot – WACC Honorable Mention
- Boys’ Swimming Gavin Martinez – 100 Backstroke
Spring Season Recap
Congratulations to everyone who competed at MVAL Swim Champs this weekend! As a program they had 22 individual personal record swims, 24 individual swims were top 16 finishes in the entire MVAL, with three school records broken and one league champion.
New School records
- Varsity Boys’ Swimming Gavin Martinez – 100 Yard Backstroke new school record: 56.73
- Varsity Girls’ Swimming Gabrielle Diroll – 100 Yard Breaststroke new school record: 1:13.63
- Varsity Girls’ Swimming Ella Gross, Nola Kurtz, Garielle Diroll, Angelica Chavez – 400 Freestyle Relay new school record 3:59.08
We would like to Congratulate all our track and field athletes and give special attention to our athletes that made the podium (top 6), those who qualified for NCS, and the runners that advanced to the League Finals. They will compete on Saturday May 6th at James Logan High School.
Congratulations to our Boys’ Tennis, Boys’ Golf, and Boys’ Lacrosse programs for finishing their season last week. The teams were comprised of seasoned veterans to rookies to the sports. The programs had personal records set and team goals were accomplished. The teams will continue to build their numbers looking into the 2024 spring season. With all programs heavy in underclassmen, the teams look forward to the next season as they continue to improve and strengthen their programs.
Varsity Baseball is hopeful to make a bid for NCS as they are currently ranked #16 in Division III. The team has five more games to end the season strong. Despite rainouts that affected their non-league season, the team has shown immense progress as their goal is to make NCS for the third consecutive season.
North Coast Section upcoming events and review
Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse has made HISTORY! In its 2nd official year, Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse has made it to NCS Division II! The team played on Tuesday against Tamalpais. The team played strong to the very end in The NCS Division II tournament. Holding the #4 team in the entire state of California by 10 points. Congratulations to the Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse team and the coaches on all their hard work this historic season.
Varsity Boys’ Volleyball were the undefeated MVAL Champions which gave them a #2 seed for NCS Division III. With an overall 27-5 record leading into playoffs, the team had critical wins over teams like Berean Christian, Acalanes, and Heritage. The team is currently ranked #5 in North Coast Section, #37th in the entire state of California, and #67 in the entire nation. Coach Abanico had this to say about the season, “In my entire career for coaching, I have never experienced students who are dedicated to the team, committed to their community, and exemplify the Mariner Mindset.” Abanico continued with, “This senior class has built upon the momentum of last season and has the taste of what it means to be in the NCS Final championship.” The team continues the fight for an NCS championship. The team competes in the NCS Division III quarterfinal against De Anza on Thursday May 4th at 7:00 pm, at Moreau Catholic. Tickets can be exclusively purchased through Gofan.co.
Varsity Softball is paving its way to NCS Division III. The team has come together despite the numerous rainouts, lack of umpires, and achieving in the classroom success and on the field. Currently seeded #4 in NCS Division III and third in the MVAL, the team has also earned a team GPA of 3.72, setting the record as the highest Girls Sport GPA for Moreau Catholic for the 2022-2023 school year. Senior Madison Matthewson stated, “We are having a great season, with our communication and chemistry, skill and ability to walk around the quick sand, this season has worked in our favor.” Matthewson continued with, “We want to go as far as possible for the seniors who have played all four years, and continue to build this program for the future teams.”
We will honor the seniors on May 11th against Kennedy at Larry Stanley at 4:00 pm.