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The Locker Room: Nov. 17
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Girls' Golf Closes Incredibly Successful Campaign

By Al Gomez

What a season for Bishop's Girls' Golf!

The team's season came to an end at the CIF Regional Championship at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena. TheKnights missed advancing to the CIF State Championship by four strokes, finishing 5th (+34) in a field of 10. 

Bishop’s closes out the season as the CIF-SDS Division 2 and Coastal League champions. Renee Wang '24, Joyce Wu '25 and Ashlyn Garrigan '25 earned 1st Team All-Coastal League honors. 

The future of Knights Golf looks bright, as the entire CIF championship team returns in 2022. 

Field Hockey Advances in CIF Playoffs

By Coach Meg Carr 

 

Bishop's Field Hockey finished out their regular season play with a 1-0 victory over Patrick Henry High School on Senior Night.

Late in the second quarter Leila Feldman '24 nailed the ball into the cage after a pass from Erika Pfister '23 to put the team ahead.

Our five seniors - Yasmin Henderson, Jackie Cosio, Bella Myer, Maggie Johnson and Maddie Keck - led our team with composure, intensity and spirit to pull off the final regular season win.  

Bishop's earned the top seed and a bye in Division 1 playoffs, opening the playoffs with a 3-0 quarterfinal win over Del Norte. Nicola Xanthopoulos '23 started the upbeat tempo with a goal early in the first quarter. Leila followed with another goal in the second quarter where Emily Zhu '23 made her first of two assists in thegame. 

With a quick pass from Emily again in the third quarter, Leila Feldman was able to knock another one in the goal.

The defense kept their composure with smart tackles while clearing the ball out of the critical area. Jackie, Novalyne Petreikis '23, Natalie Marvin '25, Kate Peterson '23, and goalie Maggie Johnson led our defensive line to keep the shutout.

Cross Country Competes in Conference Championships

By Coach Jennifer Seymour

On Friday, the Bishop's Cross Country teams competed at theCoastal Conference Championships against 17 other schools.

The conditions were brutal: bright sun, 95-degree temperatures, a shade-less course, and races starting at 12:30 p.m. While many teams had runners drop out mid-race, every Knight finished and gave an impressive effort!

The JV boys placed sixth overall, led by sophomore Eric Chen (23:34); and the varsity boys placed eighth overall, with freshman Jacob Cravatt (19:13) and senior James Frerichs (19:14) paving the way.

The varsity girls were narrowly edged out to place sixth overall, but senior standout Maddie Cramer placed second with a time of 20:24. While everyone's times were slower than usual due to theconditions, spirits were high and we enjoyed a fun celebration for our seniors after the races.

Next up are CIF finals, which take place at Morley Field in Balboa Park on Saturday, November 20. The boys race at 10:40 a.m. and the girls are at 12:15 p.m. At this meet, Maddie Cramer will seek to qualify for the California State Championships in Fresno the next weekend.

Boys' Water Polo Suffers Heartbreaking CIF Playoff Loss

By Coach Doug Peabody

Boys' Water Polo advanced to the CIF Open Division final for the fourth consecutive season.

On Nov. 9, the Knights faced Vista High School in CIF Open Division Semifinals at La Jolla's Coggan Family Aquatics Center. The boys came out strong and took a 5-1 lead. Our first-quarter advantage turned into a 7-1 halftime lead en route to a 13-6 victory. Oliver Price '23 had seven saves and Jaxon Leach '24 chipped in three saves in a quarter of work. The Knights were led in scoring by junior Chase Landa (5) and senior Garrett Johnson (4). Other scorers were Mark Stone '22 (2), Max Stone '22 (1) and Justin Stone '24 (1). The defense was led in steals by Garrett (5), while Mark (4) and Lukas Peabody '24 had four each. The team was led in assists by Justin (4), Lukas and Garrett (2 each).  

Saturday was very exciting as the boys advanced to the Open Division Final for the fourth consecutive year against CCHS. The game was a back-and-forth battle with CCHS leading each of the three quarters by one goal. The score was 2-1 at the end of the first with Justin scoring the lone goal. The halftime score was 4-3 off a penalty shot by Garrett and a goal by Max. The Knights kept it close by the end of the third quarter, a 6-5 score off goals from Chase and Justin.

In the fourth quarter, we had a tough time containing the Dons as they scored five in the final frame. TheKnights couldn't keep pace, putting only three on the board that included a rocket of a skip shot by Lukas to bring the Knights as close as they could get at 8-7.

The loss was tough for the boys, but they showed great class and sportsmanship in the heartbreaking 11-8 defeat with the Dons scoring a goal in an open net with four seconds left.

The Knights had a great season, finishing with a 21-10 record and winning the Western League outright with a 5-1 record. The boys are off to play in the Southern California Regional Tournament, taking on Orange County's Mater Dei, who was the top team in the country this season.


Alumni Alley

Ethan Franco '20, a sophomore for Colby Men's Soccer, was named the NESCAC Rookie of the Year. He ranked fourth in shots on goal per game, scored eight goals and was tied for the league lead with three game-winning goals. 

Caitlin Hendricks '18, a senior goalie for Johns Hopkins Women's Soccer, was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team. Caitlin, who was also named to the Centennial Conference Second Team, has a 14-1-2 record with a 0.46 goals against average alongside a 0.900 save percentage. She ranks in theprogram's top-10 in saves (199), goals against average (0.56), shutouts (23), minutes played (4936:02) and save percentage (.865).

Athena Leota '19 and Colgate Women's Volleyball was the Patriot League regular season champion, and begins conference tournament play this weekend. A junior, Athena ranks fourth on the team in kills and third in points per set.

Lucy Rickerson '17, a senior defender for Princeton Women's Soccer, was named to the All-Ivy League First Team. A four-time all-league pick, Lucy played in 16 matches with 14 starts, helping the Tigers to nine clean sheets. Princeton opens the NCAA Tournament against Vermont on Friday, Nov. 19. 

Maddie Yu '20, a sophomore setter for Tufts Women's Volleyball, was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (ACVA) All-Region team as an honorable mention! This season, she leads Tufts with 5.67 assists per set. She also led the team with 31 aces and was a key defensive presence with 2.41 digs per set for third on the squad. Maddie and the Jumbos earned a trip to the 2021 Division III Women's Volleyball Championship quarterfinals after a stunning NCAA Regional Championship against 31-1 Johns Hopkins. Fifth-seeded Tufts faces No. 4-seed Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Thursday, Nov. 18. Good luck, Maddie!