For Panther Athletics, 2017-18 was definitely one for the record books! More than 70% of Upper School students were involved in our JV and Varsity Athletic Program, including 42 students who played at least two sports, and one who played three varsity sports this year! Below are some highlight accomplishments of our outstanding teams, but what is even more impressive is the way these scholar athletes have come together. Their hard work and sportsmanship is stellar and sets us up well for 2018-19, when we move up to the Bay County League (BCL) - West Division beginning in the 2018-19 academic year. The School will now play against the other BCL-West schools, including:
- Marin Academy
- San Francisco University High School
- The Urban School of San Francisco
- Convent / Stuart Hall High School and
- Lick-Wilmerding High School.
We are excited to match our strong college preparatory academic program with an increasingly competitive athletics program. I could not be more proud of the enthusiasm, spirit, positivity, and a deep commitment of our scholar athletes. Congratulations to all of our coaches and players!
Director of Athletics
Varsity Cross Country Men's and Women's programs continue to build with countless personal bests. Top performers this season were Thomas Kunze, Kyu Hwang, Sabrina Strain, and Josh Espulgar-Rowe.
Varsity Women's Golf team competed for a top spot in the league this season. After many excellent rounds of golf throughout the season this team came up just short of the league title quest, but sent two golfers, Junior Helena Bland andSenior Guliniali Tuerhong, to the BAC League Finals Tournament.
JV Men's Soccer was led by MVP Connor Price, with additional strong performances by Mason Berry, Isa Twist, and Alex Dalsager.
Varsity Women's Tennis made the league tournament and had outstanding play all year from Yuki Wang, Jessica Zhou,Sophie Wang, and Norika Terasawa.
Varsity Women's Volleyball is on the move with standout players Julia Berman, Emily Owens, Kwan Limbhasut, Anna Valadao-Defaria, Sienna Greenberg, and Jamie Wise. For the 2018-19 year, we proudly welcome a new Volleyball Coach, Olivia Urban, current Assistant Coach for College of Marin's volleyball team and a staff coach for the local Absolute Volleyball Club.
Varsity Men's Basketball went all the way to the top as BCL Central Champions! This years' team, led by League MVP Cash Fulton and a cast of players including Josh Martinez, Max Ray, Nik Axelsen, Parker Bizjack, Ray Qin, Kade O'Reilly, and Sebastian Le. Congratulations to all of the players and our tremendous coaching staff.
Varsity Women's Basketball was one game away from winning the BCL Central title. Led by junior Cate Olrich, this year's MVP, and sophomores, Isabella Engler and Alexa Dal Porto, this team showed tremendous heart and determination that made SD proud! We look forward to next year and the return of our 2017-18 MVP and leading scorer in Marin County, Kayden Korst, who was out for much of this season with an injury. Congratulations to all of the players and Coach Steph!
Varsity Badminton Men's and Women's saw incredible play! On the Women's team Leslie Wang, Vicky Ge, and Charlene Zhang were unstoppable. The Men's team saw outstanding play from David Wan and Tony Wang, who made it to Third Place (out of 19 teams) as a doubles team in the NCSCIF Playoffs!
Varsity Baseball, in only their second season, captured the BCL Central CHAMPIONSHIP! With grit and hard-work this young team led by Conner Liang, Max Ray, Parker Bizjack, Sean Kwok, Patrick Liang, and Henry Ludlow, is already making their mark.
Varsity Men's Golf is building with William Ma, Gareth McGuinness, and Kevin Yan leading the way.
Varsity Men's Tennis team was led by Jeremy Cai, Tony Wang, Jonah Richards, and Bryan Min. The team qualified for NCSCIF Playoffs, a major first in this three year old varsity program.
Varsity Women's Soccer team was exciting to watch, all the way to the BCL Central League Playoffs for the first time in seven years! Standout players included Abby Morgan, the team MVP, along with Corinne Webster, Hannah Kaye, Katrina Aronovsky, and Anna Valadao-Defaria.
Varsity Men's and Women's Swimming teams competed impressively this past season. Congratulations to Coach Gadi and standout swimmers including Jackson Fairborn, Ivan Huo, Natasha Cameron, Sarah Phillips, Sophie Keith-Brown, who qualified for NCSCIF in two events, and Sabrina Strain, who also contributed to the team's strong showing this season!
Varsity Men's Tennis team was led by Jeremy Cai, Tony Wang, Jonah Richards, and Bryan Min. This team managed to compete in the league playoffs and qualified for NCSCIF Playoffs. These are both firsts for this only three-year old varsity team.
Varsity Men's and Women's Track sent three members to the NCSCIF Finals: Julia Bentum, Alejandra Changeux, and Ray Qin.
The JV and Varsity Men's and Women's Mountain Bike Team is building with world-class rider Zayetzy Garcia-Bareno and MVP August Mesarchik leading the way. Congratulations to Coach Huffman and riders!
JV and Varsity Men's and Women's Lacrosse club teams are building and we look forward to growing these programs at SD.
ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS YEAR IN SD ATHLETICS
- San Domenico had over 20 All-League Players
- San Domenico had 3 Marin IJ Preps of the Week
- San Domenico had 6 BCL Playoff teams
- San Domenico had 6 NCS (North Coast Section) CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) playoff teams