The Locker Room: Oct. 13, 2021
Jen Jordan

Bishop’s Fans Commitment to Core Values

The Bishop’s School athletic administrators and coaches view our fans as an integral part of our students’ overall athletic experience. School spirit and team support at games, matches and races has never been better. Our teams recognize, appreciate and thank you for this support. 

The partnership between the School and its fans is critical to a safe, fun and positive experience. We ask all fans to be mindful of the School’s core values when attending athletic events:

  • Integrity - We commit to self-examination and honest reflection. Our moral compass informs our thoughts and actions, and brings forth our best selves.

  • Compassion - We foster a spirit of humility, empathy and concern for the well-being of ourselves and others, and we seek to love and serve our neighbors as ourselves.

  • Inclusion - We welcome all identities, family structures, religious beliefs and backgrounds. We value our differences and embrace the responsibility for creating an inclusive community where all feel that they belong. 

  • Intellect - We believe that inquiry and critical reasoning are essential to an active, engaged mind and the pursuit of knowledge and truth. We encourage curiosity as the motivation that kindles a life of joyful, purposeful learning. 

  • Excellence - We hold high expectations for ourselves and each other to develop our fullest potential in our work, deeds and intentions. 

  • Justice - We respect the dignity and rights of every human being and confront inequality and injustice. 

Thank you for joining us in modeling good sportsmanship to opposing schools, student-athletes and game officials. 

Upper School Winter CIF Sports Information

Upper School CIF winter sports officially start on November 6.  Below are the start dates for each sport.  Programs typically train or play four-to-six days a week during the season. Please email the head coach for more detailed schedule information because some programs will train over school breaks and holidays.  All winter sports athletes must have a sports physical dated after June 1, 2021 and be cleared on to be able to participate in tryouts.  Athletic Clearance Directions

Boys’ Basketball

Nick Levine, Head Coach

Varsity Tryouts

November 6, 12 noon - 3 p.m. 

November 8, 3 - 5 p.m.

J.V. Tryouts

November 13, 12 noon - 2 p.m. 

November 15, time and location TBD


November 15, 3:30 - 5 p.m. location TBD

Girls’ Basketball

Paris Johnson, Head Coach

November 6, 9  - 11:30 a.m. 

November 8, 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. 

Boys’ Soccer

Shane Walton, Head Coach

November 9, 3:30 - 5 p.m. location TBD 

November 10, 3:30 - 5 p.m. location TBD

Girls’ Soccer 

Scott Morrison, Head Coach

November 9, 3:30 - 5 p.m. location TBD

November 10, 3:30 - 5 p.m. location TBD

Girls’ Water Polo

Doug Peabody, Head Coach

November 6, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 

November 8, 6 - 8 p.m.

Football Coasts to 55-6 Win Over Francis Parker

By Coach Kohl Simonds '12

Knights Football coasted to a 55-6 victory on October 8 over perennial rival Francis Parker.


After blocking a field goal attempt, the Knights' offense proceeded down the field and capped the drive off with a Will Fierro '23-to-Raynall Thornton '23 touchdown pass. 


A quick turnover by the defense was quickly followed by another Thornton touchdown. Xavier Rodriguez '23 got in on the scoring with a rushing touchdown of his own, before Thornton found pay dirt for a third and fourth time, capping off an amazing performance. 


The second half saw two defensive touchdowns by the Knights. Jaden Moore '23 and Hewitt Watkins '23 intercepted the Parker quarterback and returned them both for scores.

An important note from Friday night: Tyler Boynton '24 started on both the offensive and defensive line before lining up at running back and taking a handoff 41 yards to the house!

The Knights look to improve on their 5-2 record this week at Tri-City Christian on Friday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.

Girls' Golf Beats Maranatha

By Al Gomez

Bishop’s beat Maranatha 189-260 at Mission Trails Golf Course. 

Lucy Yuan '24 shot a low score of 35 and Sophia Guan '24 shot a 36. Freshman standouts Joyce Wu and Ashlyn Garrigan each finished with 39. Renee Wang '24 turned in a 40 after nine holes. 

The Knights will finish Coastal League play on Thursday vs. Santa Fe Christian at La Costa. 

Girls' Volleyball Beats SFC in Three

By Al Gomez

Bishop's beat Santa Fe Christian (25-20, 25-21, 25-15) in three sets in a Coastal League rematch. The Knights improve their league record to 4-1 and remain the top team in the league. 

The Knights' offensive load was carried by Brynne Faltinsky '22 and Kaia Grieve '24. Faltinsky and Grieve had 14 and 12 kills respectively. Matsa Shi '24 added her own offense with five aces and picked up 10 digs. Ashley Sottosanti '22 checked in with six kills. 

Setter Nalani Muniz '24 had 33 assists and Sydney Bold '23 closed out the match with nine digs. 

The Knights' next home match is Thursday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. vs. La Jolla Country Day. 

Field Hockey Notches Two Wins

By Coach Meg Carr

Last week, Bishop's Varsity Field Hockey beat Hilltop 11-0.

Junior Emily Zhu led the team with three goals and an assist. Bella Myer '22, Leila Feldman '24, and Lilian Franqui '25 each scored two. Nicola Xanthopouolos '23 and Gabby Gaspar '25 scored one apiece.  

JV beat University City 3-0.

Freshmen Natalie Marvin and Laine Jeffery each scored a goal. Classmate Shyla Gupta scored her first goal of the season off an assist from Laine. Reagan Kilber '24 added an assist and goalie Macy Haro '23 kept the ball out of the cage with quick saves and long clears.

Boys' Water Polo Plays Six Games in Five Days

By Coach Doug Peabody

On Oct. 5, boys’ water polo traveled to Cathedral Catholic for their first Western League game of the year. As always, the atmosphere was electric from the first whistle and it got even more exciting as Cathedral’s football team watched from the bleachers. 

The Knights started out strong, taking a 3-2 first quarter lead and a 5-4 halftime score. Going into the fourth quarter, the Knights had a 9-7 lead but the Dons came out strong and tied the game at 11 to take the game into overtime.

CCHS struck first on a penalty shot goal in the first three-minute OT. In the second OT, Chase Landa ’23 tied it up with a nice bar in goal from way outside to send the game to sudden victory OT.

On the second play of the third OT, senior Mark Stone connected on a backhand shot to give the Knights a hard-fought 13-12 win. 

The team was led by goalies Jaxon Leach ’24 with two saves and Oliver Price ’23 with 13 saves – two of which were on penalty shots – and a steal. We were led in scoring by seniors Garrett Johnson (3), Max Stone (3) and Mark Stone (2). Other scorers on the day were Alex Zarcu ’23 (1), Lukas Peabody ’24 (2) and Chase Landa (2). The Knights hosted the Dons at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12.

The team then traveled to Oaks Christian to compete in the prestigious Elite 12 Water Polo Tournament from Oct. 7-9, where they finished ninth after going 3-2.

On Oct. 7, we faced Oaks Christian, where we fell 13-10 after getting off to a slow start. The team was led in scoring by freshmen Charlie Martin (3) and Caspar Lightner (2). Sophomore Ryan Arrowsmith had a good game with a goal and two assists. 

The next day, Bishop’s played Junipero Serra and Buchanan. Against JSerra, the Knights played a tough first half, but went down 5-4. Lukas scored two goals early to help keep pace. We then were outscored 4-1 in the third quarter. We let the game slip away in the fourth, losing 14-7. Garrett Johnson had two goals while Justin Stone ’24, Chase Landa and Max Stone each chipped in a goal.

The Knights’ game against Buchanan was an 18-6 win that saw 11 players get on the scoreboard. The team was led by Mark Stone’s three goals. Justin Stone, Ryan Arrowsmith, Jackson Woolfolk ’23 and Caspar Lightner had two goals apiece. Six other players also scored.

On the final day of the tournament, the Knights took on Northern California powerhouse Miramonte and came away with an impressive 11-5 victory. The Knights got goals from seven different players, led by Mark Stone’s three and two each from Garrett and Chase. Also scoring was Alex Zarcu, Lukas, Max and Alex Goldman ’23. 

In their final game of the tournament, the boys stayed on track and played strong against a tough Santa Barbara team, winning 13-8. The Knights were led by Jaxon Leach’s seven saves. Garrett dropped in five goals. Alex, Justin and Chase scored twice each while Mark and Alex added a goal each.

Bishop’s JV Girls' Volleyball Strikes Gold

By Al Gomez

Bishop’s Junior Varsity Girls' Volleyball went undefeated in the 2021 Wolfpack Classic JV Volleyball Tournament.

The Knights beat the Mission Bay Buccaneers in the final match to bring home the Gold Division championship trophy. 

Girls' JV Volleyball is halfway through their Coastal League season and holds a 3-1 record. The Knights have beaten Santa Fe Christian, Francis Parker and Maranatha to open the first round of league play. 

Bishop's resume league play on Oct. 12, hosting Santa Fe Christian.