The third year runner opened the season with a 13:00 on the hilly 2 mile course at the Monte Vista Invitational which earned him a spot on the Varsity squad. He then placed as the Irish’s 4th runner at the next 3 meets: Lowell Invite (1:09 PR), De La Salle Invite and the Pacific Tiger Invite. His 17:55 on the 5K course at Pacific Tier was his first sub-18. In that race, he helped the Varsity boys to a 5th place finish out o 47 teams.
Leading the Irish’s defense as the libero, Ashley passed an amazing 2.18 on serve receive, tallied 308 digs and had 45 aces, the highest on the team in each category. Her defense has been key in the Irish’s current ranking as the #1 team in the Bay Area by Cal Hi Sports.
A first-year runner, Ines has had great success thus far over the longer races. She led the Soph Girls by placing 13th in her first race, running the 2nd fastest time of the day for the Irish. That resulted in her being moved up to Varsity where she has consistently finished in the top 5 for SHC. Her 20:54 at the Pacific Tiger Invite helped the Varsity girls place 4th out of 36 teams.
Kara leads the Irish as a captain and playing in the #1 or #2 singles positions. She had notable individual match wins over Lowell, Crystal Springs Upland, Carmel and Mills.
David has been a leader on defense and special teams. He is a versatile player that plays both linebacker and defensive line. He has 47 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 3 sacks and 1 forced fumble for the Irish in September.
Melissa had the low score for the Irish in the pre-season WCAL Tournament at Santa Theresa. She led the Irish in score differential for September and has scored in every WCAL match. Melissa had the second-best individual score for the Irish, when SHC had wins over Mitty and Presentation at the Olympic Club.
Jack ran 1:58.29 (ranked #12 in the CCS) in the 800 at the CCS Top 8 Meet. He won the 400 and anchored the 4X400 relay to 1st place at the Bob Shaffer Track Classic in Truckee. He placed 1st in the 400 at the dual meet against Valley Christian and 1st in the 200 at the dual meet against St. Ignatius.
Angelo earned 1st Team All-WCAL honors. During WCAL match play, he led the Irish to two victories over St. Ignatius and an upset victory over St. Francis (which cost the Lancers the league title). Angelo finished tied for 5th as an individual at the WCAL Championships with a 71 at Coyote Creek Golf Course.
Agnes was a strong, balanced offensive player for the month of April. She assisted 3 shots as well as making 2 of her own. Most notably, she assisted in many double teams and transitions all the while maintaining a strong sportsmanship and a positive attitude throughout.
As co-captain of the varsity team, Brandon has been a fixture as the Irish’s #1 singles player for 3 years. He made it to the quarter-finals at the WCAL Individual Tournament. He was also named to the All-WCAL Team for the third consecutive year.
Only a freshman, Sophia made the finals in both the 200 Individual Medley (2:26) and the 100 backstroke (1:05) events at the WCAL Championships which were both personal bests. She also led off the all-freshman team which broke the 13-year SHC varsity 200 Medley Relay record.
Darren came off of an injury in early March to lead the team defensively in both serve receive and digs. He averages 2.0 on serve receive (on a scale of 3) and had a season highs in digs of 36 vs. St. Ignatius and 24 vs. Serra. In the Granite Bay Tournament which consisted of 36 teams, Darren was named to the All-Tournament Team. He also was named All-WCAL Honorable Mention.
Dan is leading the Irish with a .324 batting average in WCAL play. His highlights in April include several key plays at AT&T Park against St. Ignatius including throwing out a runner at home plate to help win the Bruce-Mahoney Trophy and a game winning home run against Riordan.
Gabbie leads the Irish with a .409 batting average for the month of April. She has also filled many roles as both a pitcher and infielder.
Alayna placed high in both the sprint and hurdle events in the month of April: 1st in the 100 and 200 meters against Valley Christian, 1st in the 100 hurdles against St. Francis. She medaled with top finishes at the Serra Top 7 Invitational (4th in 100 hurdles) and at the Bob Shaffer Track Classic in Truckee (3rd in 200 meters).
Jack has provided consistent leadership and positive role-modeling for the younger players. He is the ideal Irish competitor on the field. Jack always plays at a high level and expects the same of those around him. He has been the most consistent Irish offensive player this season and continues to build an impressive career for the Irish.
As the starting goalkeeper and captain on this year’s team, Parker picked up 4 wins and 2 ties and 3 shutouts in the month of January. With an overall team record of 10-3-2, Parker has quickly become one of the best goalkeepers in the section and is a major reason why the Irish are on the brink of qualifying for the CCS play-offs again.
Gianna is one of the scoring and rebounding leaders for the Irish with 11.5 points/game and 5.5 rebounds/game.
Amin’s 11 points and 19 rebounds in a key win over City rival Archbishop Riordan. His all-around play has helped the Irish to an overall record of 12-7.
As the senior center midfielder, Paivi led the team in scoring for the month of January with a key game- winning goal against WCAL league mate against Valley Christian. She also scored and assisted in a decisive win against Lick-Wilmerding.
Only a sophomore wrestling on varsity, Robert’s individual record is 13 wins and 9 losses. Most importantly, he was the biggest factor for beating Junipero Serra for the first time in program history. The duel meet was tied 34-34 when it all came down to Robert’s match. He handled the pressure by pinning the Serra wrestler for an Irish win 40-34!
A senior captain, Ian has quickly become an offensive force. During the month of December, he accounted for 5 goals and 5 assists which leads the team and is a major reason why the team is off to a 7-1 start.
Alyssa, a junior center back, was pivotal in the Irish going undefeated in the month of December. She captained the defense which only allowed 1 goal in all 6 contests as well as leading the team in minutes played as she never stepped off the field totaling 540 minutes.
Gary led the Irish with 26 points and 5 rebounds in the loss against St. Joseph’s and with 25 points and 4 rebounds in the win vs. Fairview in December.
A senior captain, James’ individual match record was 20 wins and 5 losses in the month of December. He finished in the top 5 in every tournament this season.
Skylar was the team’s kill leader in the month of November with 84 kills, hitting .271 and posting 55 digs. Her play helped lead the Irish to NorCal play-offs where the Irish defeated Campolindo, Buchanan and Branson before losing a tough match to Logan in the Division 1 finals.
Areon led the Irish on offense with 21 receptions for 445 yards and 3 touchdowns, 10 rushes for 100 yards and 1 touchdown. On defense, he had 2 interceptions in helping lead the team to their first CCS berth since 2011.
In his final cross country race of his 4-year career and running in his third career CCS Championship, Chris had his highest ever varsity team finish, placing third on the team. He ran a 53-second PR of 17:19. For much of the race, he led an Irish pack that kept pushing to try to make it to State. In the end the team settled for 4th place at CCS.
Iris finished as SHC's second runner at all three championship meets in November. At the WCAL Championships, she finished in 18th place (season best WCAL meet finish) with a 36 second PR (20:41). At CCS, she finished an important 24th place, moving up three places in the last mile and running the fastest last 1000 meters of anyone on the team to help pick up some points on a day the Irish qualified for State by just six points. Her time of 20:48 was a 1:53 PR. At State, she moved up 22 places between the mile mark and the finish to place a respectable 160th.
Anamaria finished the season strong with notable wins over Valley Christian and Presentation. She was awarded 2nd Team All-WCAL.
Sabina led the Irish at all three WCAL meets, placing 5th, 6th and 4th in the Varsity girls races. At the Serra/Crystal springs Invite, she took 1st place in the Varsity girls race running a phenomenal time of 19:01. It was the first win by an Irish runner in a Varsity girls race since 2007.
Saupuni was one of the leading hitters and blockers for the Irish with 43 kills and 28 blocks for the month. Her kill average was an excellent 2.98. Her play has led the Irish to a top 10 Bay Area ranking.
Jason ran strong races in the JV boys division all month, scoring key points to help the JV boys place 2nd at WCAL #1, 4th at WCAL #2 and 2nd at the Monterey Bay Invite. He improved his PR’s by 1:17 on the Baylands course, 1:49 at Toro Park and 1:03 at the Polo Fields. His best 3-mile time of 17:56 was his first time averaging under 6 minutes per mile.
Uriah led the Irish defense during a tough stretch of the season against Valley Christian, Serra and Bellarmine. Uriah averaged 10 tackles per game and was all over the field.
Alexa has been a real bright spot for the Irish this season. Despite a slow start, her average improved nearly 6 strokes in September. She shot the best round for the Irish (45 for 9 holes) on 10/3 against St. Ignatius at Lake Merced.
Matt has been the Irish’s #1 runner for the Boys Varsity team at the Lowell Invite, Woodbridge Classic and Pacific Tiger Invite. He helped the Varsity earn 2 award plaques so far this season (4th at Woodbridge and 3rd and Pacific Tiger). He is averaging under 5:20per mile pace – 15:57 for 3 miles and 16:20 for 5K.
As the Irish quarterback, Will’s great play led the Irish to a 4-1 record in September including a 21-14 win over St. Ignatius in the Bruce-Mahoney game. His stats read: 73 completions out of 148 attempts, 13 touchdowns with only 4 interceptions.
In September, Megan led the Irish to a 16-3 record and a top 5 Bay Area ranking by Cal-Hi Sports. She was the team’s kill leader with 110 and also had 13 aces, 100 digs and 14 blocks.
Lauren’s individual record during the month of September was a stellar 7-3 with a league win over Presentation. She went undefeated at the Santa Catalina Invitational.
Corona earned her way on to Varsity after finishing with the best 8th time on the team at the opening Monte Vista Invite. Since racing on the Varsity, she has been placing 3rd on the team, including a sub-20 minutes (19:49) for 3 miles at Woodbridge. She finished the month of September running all her workouts with a cast on her arm after breaking her wrist on the overnight trip.