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The Locker Room: Aug. 24, 2022
Jen Jordan

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Athletics are in Full Swing! 

By Athletics Director Paula Conway

All fall sports are finally underway, and I am excited to see our student-athletes in action again! I am especially excited for this coming Friday Fun Day. To end our first week of school, we have a special day planned for all Bishop’s Knights. On campus, there is a middle school pool party starting at 2 p.m., a field hockey doubleheader against Fallbrook beginning at 4 p.m., an ASBC barbecue with popsicles starting at 4:45 p.m. and football’s first home game at La Jolla High School at 7:30 p.m. against Christian. General admission tickets are $7 and students and seniors are $5. We will have a DJ, Kona ice truck and, of course, the spirit tunnel!

Good luck to all of our student-athletes this fall and GO KNIGHTS!

 

Coach Jezierski to be Inducted into Denison's Athletics Hall of Fame 

Bishop's Associate Director of College Counseling, assistant baseball and cross country coach A.J. Jezierski is being inducted into Denison University’s Athletics Hall of Fame!

He will be honored at Denison in Granville, Ohio on Friday, September 30. According to Denison’s website, Jezierski, “was a four-year letter winner and three-time All-NCAC performer on the Denison baseball team. As a senior in 2006, he was selected as a second-team CoSIDA Academic All-American, a first-team ABCA All-Mideast Region player, and an All-NCAC first-teamer. He was also a second-team All-NCAC pick in 2005 after earning his first of two career first-team All-NCAC honors in 2004. A four-year starting catcher for the Big Red who played in 145 games (130 starts) in his career, Jezierski batted .364 with 161 hits, 31 doubles, five home runs, 84 runs batted in, and a .468 on-base percentage. During Jezierski's four years with the team, the Big Red baseball squad won 107 games and posted a .677 winning percentage. Jezierski won the 2006 Denison Student Athletic Advisory Council Standout Award and was subsequently named to the NCAC's 30th Anniversary All-Decade Team as Catcher of the Decade.” 

Congratulations, A.J.! We are lucky to have you on our team!


Last Week's Recap

Football

By Coach Shane Walton ‘98

The Knights started the season against crosstown rivals La Jolla High School and got off to a great start. Bishop's brought home the Pearl Street trophy by upending the Vikings 28-7.

Senior captain Will Fierro led the team with two rushing and two passing touchdowns. Junior Chase Jordan caught his first touchdown pass of the year. Raynall Thornton '23 was all over the place and added a touchdown reception. Junior Jaden Moore added seven catches for 98 yards.

Tyler Boynton '24 was unstoppable on defense and wreaked havoc on La Jolla’s offense all night. Boynton also played offense like he was on a mission to destroy.

 

Field Hockey

By Coach Meghan Carr

Varsity field hockey came up big in their home opener against No. 6 La Costa Canyon with a 1-0 win.

Erika Pfister '23 scored the winning goal late in the fourth quarter off a corner from an assist by senior Emily Zhu. Senior goalie Macy Haro made some point-blank saves which were crucial for the win. She tallied five saves from a couple of back-to-back shots. 

Lily Gover '24, Adelaide Kessler '25, and Natalie Marvin '25 helped transition the ball to our attack in the midfield. Leila Feldman ‘24 and Mia Gaspar '24 kept the attack fierce with multiple fast breaks. Newcomer junior Izzy Grol stepped into defense with solid blocks and transferred the ball to our midfielders to give us the advantage. Seniors Kate Peterson and Novalyne Petrekis kept the backfield composed and on point when defending our goal.

Junior varsity did not miss a beat with a 3-0 win over La Costa Canyon. Lilian Franqui '25 scored two goals, and freshman Sabby Feldman scored the first goal of her Bishop's field hockey career. Katie Johnson '26 stepped into the goal and had two big saves which she cleared out of the attacking circle.  

Field hockey hosts games starting at 4 p.m. on Friday against Fallbrook.

Boys’ Water Polo

By Coach Doug Peabody

Boys' water polo started their season on August 16 when the Poway Titans came to the Buddy & Barbara Murfey Memorial Pool at the McCain Family Aquatic Center.

The Knights got off to a hot start when Lukas Peabody '24 ripped a shot passed the goalie and set off a 9-2 scoring run into halftime. Senior Alex Zarcu led the team with five goals on the day with three in the first half. Chase Landa '23 scored two and Alex Goldman '23, Jackson Woolfolk '23 and Charlie Martin '25 chipped in with first-half goals for the Knights.

The offensive onslaught continued in the second half with the team putting in 10 more goals. Justin Stone '24 had a great game, scoring three goals from different positions in the pool.

The team had nine different players score goals and eight different players get assists. Other goals scored on the day were from senior Ryan Arrowsmith and sophomore Casper Lightner with two goals each. Peabody led the Knights with four assists and four steals while four other Knights had two assists including Woolfolk and Yuto Fraley '23. Minding the net were goalies Oliver Price '23, who had five saves, and Jaxon Leach '24, who had three saves.

The team returns to action this week when the Grossmont Foothillers come to campus on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 3:15 pm. On Saturday, Aug. 27, the Knights visit Mater Dei (Orange County). 

Girls’ Volleyball

By Coach Tod Mattox

2022 Bishop's Varsity Girls' Volleyball opened its season this past weekend in the Westview Tournament.

The Knights won their three-team pool by defeating Pacific Ridge and Helix in straight sets before losing to a talented Eastlake team 2-0 in the Friday evening crossover match. Going into Saturday, the squad held the fifth seed in the Gold Bracket.

In the seeding match, the Knights competed passionately but lost in three sets to Westview. This put them in line to face the top-seeded San Marcos team in the battle of the Knights. Sadly, the Knights from North County prevailed but our Bishop's Knights played their best match of the tournament against the eventual tourney champion.  

Standouts over the weekend included Sydney Bold '23 and Matsa Shi '24, who handled all of the serve-receive duties, and attackers Kaia Grieve '24 and Rebecca Liu '26. This week, the San Diego Union-Tribune published its "Players to Watch," and three Knights were listed: Bold, Grieve, and setter Nalani Muniz '24. Click here to read the article. 

The team opens its home slate this week with two matches: Tuesday vs. OLP and Thursday vs. Eastlake. Start times for both matches are 4 p.m. for frosh-soph and junior varsity with varsity to follow at 5:30 p.m.