Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of May 1 - 6

Girls Sand Volleyball

Parker came away with the victory Monday, May 1 against Serra High School. Bea Thomas & Aeriel Sundt squeaked out a close one in the A match, winning two close games. Maggie Oswald & Dina Wilson kept their game strong and won convincingly in two games. Sammy Palakodeti and Danielle Gerger were great sports and came away with the victory.

Thursday, we lost a tough one to Santa Fe Christian. Bea Thomas & Aeriel Sundt fought hard and lost in three. Maggie Oswald & Hannah Blood lost a couple close games. Sammy Palakodeti & Dina Wilson had control of most of the game but couldn't come away with the victory.

Playoffs start this week. Come cheer us on as we play Coronado High School in the Quarterfinals, Tuesday, 3:30, at The Pit at Mission Bay!  (Report by Coach Dunne)

Track and Field

On Thursday, May 4 th , Parker Track and Field competed in the second of two scoring meets to determine league standings. The meet was held at University City high school. Parker had many P.R.’s (personal records) for the day.

On the boys side, Toby Sacamay continued his speedy ways by running P.R.’s in both the 100m (11.86) and the 200m (24.20). Nico Telenti-Delgado also had a P.R. running 54.86 in the 400m and finishing in
6th place.  Zachary Hall finished 5th in the 800m with a season best time of 2:12.05.  In the 1600m Carson Cook had an amazing final lap kick to win the race by 9 seconds in a season best 4:42.46. Tanner Penrose also ran a season best and finished in 4th place. Freshman Asher Ellis had the most improved race of the day. He ran a best time by 1:08 to finish 4 th in the 3200m in a time of 11:15.

In field events, Cameron Miller had a P.R. in the discus throwing 112’09” and taking  rd place. Freshman Spencer Lafferty finished in 5th in the triple jump. As a tea the boys finished in 7th place.

For the girls, Meredith Wiggins continues to dominate in the 100 & 200m finishing 2nd in both races and running a P.R. in the 200 in 26.98. Macy Hoang took 4th in the 400m while Maya Pratt-Freedman and Frannie Lang finished in 5th and 7th respectively in the 800m.  Aviva Waldman ran strong for a season best time and came in 4th in the 3200m. The girls 4x100m relay team of Giselle Alota, Belle Rodriguez, Macy Hoang and Meredith Wiggins ran a great time and finished 3rd in the race.

In field events, Maya Pratt-Freedman high jumped to a 3rd place finish with a height of 4’6”.  Lucy Recht P.R.’d in both the shot put and triple jump (5th place). Giselle Alota continues to be one of the best in the league by finishing second in the triple jump.

For those Parker athletes who qualified, the next meet will be Thursday May 11th, in the Coastal Conference Championships at University City HS. (Report by Coach Rose)

Boys Lacrosse

The Lancers had a very successful week, winning both of their games, leading them to become the Pacific League Champions with an undefeated league play record of 6-0.

On Tuesday, May 2,  the Lancers travelled to Del Lago Academy. The team was on the attack from the start. The offense was lead by Benjamin Baranski who would score 5 goals for the team in the game and have 2 assists as well. Jacob Steensma and Alex Gallanis would each get 2 goals, and Jakob Osland, Ryan Sanborn, and Will Murray would all have 1 goal of their own. The defense added to the teams total, with defender John Sheridan making a goal for the Lancers as well. The game would end 13-1, another well played win for the Lancers.

On Thursday the team would host Foothills Christian for the last regular season game. Another rematch game for the Lancers that they would go on to win again. The offense was strong again with 4 goals from Alex Gallanis, 3 from Benjamin Baranski and Jakob Osland, as well as 2 from Jacob Steensma, and 1 from both Ryan Sanborn and Will Murray. The defense got in on the action as well with John Sheridan having one assist out of many for the Lancers. Benjamin Baranski would have 3 assists in the game, and Zach Teustch and Ryan Sanborn would each get one of their own as well. Alex Gallanis was crucial on the offense, helping them to win 15 out of 18 faceoffs.

The team has qualified to play in the Division II CIF San Diego Playoffs, and will be hosting Serra High School on Wednesday, May 10. This game will prove to be a hard rematch game after a narrow loss to them in the regular season.  (Report by Caroline Sanborn)


Our baseball team improved their record to 14-5 with three victories over Horizon this past week.  On Monday, May 1, the Lancers defeated the Panthers 4-0.  Ethan Risse went 2 for 2 at the plate with 2 RBI’s.  Freshman, Jack Allen was 3 for 4 with a RBI.  Freshman, Joseph Cetale pitched 7 innings allowing just 4 hits and no earned runs to secure the victory.

On Wednesday, the Lancers rolled to a 6-2 victory. Ethan Risse was 2 for 3 with 4 RBI’s.  Michael Campagna and Michael Yourg both were 3 for 4 at the plate.  Evan Stewart pitched 7 strong innings, allowing just 4 hits and one earned run to record the win.

The Lancers finished the week with a 2-0 victory over Horizon on Friday, May 5.  Jimmy Chatfield was 2 for 3 at the plate with a RBI.  Ben Krongard had the other RBI for the Lancers.  Pitchers, Tristen Neels, Michael Campagna, Michael Laumakis, and Jimmy Chatfield combined for the 5 hit shutout victory.

The Lancers will be back in action when they travel to LJCD on Tuesday, May 9 for a 4pm game.


Our softball team played three times this past week.  On Monday, May 1, they lost to High Tech High.  Freshman Keara Jenkins had a home run for the Lancers.  Emily Bowden went 2 for 3 at the plate.  Freshman Kate Austin pitched for the Lancers.

On Thursday, the Lancers lost 17-13 to Santa Fe Christian with the Eagles scoring 9 runs in the top of the 7th for the victory.  Keara Jenkins went 2 for 5 at the plate with a homerun and 2 RBI’s.  Gabby Martin was 2 for 5 with 2 RBI’s and Emily Bowden was 3 for 5 with 2 RBI’s.  Finally, Camryn Miyahira went 3 for 4 with a run scored.

The Lancers finished the week with a 10-5 loss to Helix on Friday, May 5.  

The Lancers will travel to LJCD on Tuesday, May 9 for a 4pm. contest.

Girls LAX

Our Girls Lacrosse team finished the regular season with a 8-8 overall record.  After their victory over Del Lago on Tuesday, May 2, the Lancers were not sure if they would qualify for the CIF D2 Playoffs.  When they found out they received the #12 seed this is what Coach Love wrote:  I am so proud of the girls for working so hard this season, finishing 8-8 and making it to playoffs! It was pretty amazing at yesterday's practice (thinking it was our last) to see how much this team has bonded. Lacrosse is truly about the relationships formed, and as they hugged goodbye and told each other how much they care, I knew that this team had achieved something special. I am so excited that they get at least one more chance to play together and for each other!

On Friday, May 5, the Lancers travelled to Granite Hills to play the #5 seeded Eagles.  The teams were tied at the half 6-6 before Granite Hills took command of the game in the second half, cruising to a 20-13 victory.  Our team make huge strides this year and the foundation is being laid for future Girls Lacrosse success.

Lancers in last week’s victory over Del Lago.  (Picture courtesy of Susan Sanborn)
Boys Golf

Our golf team did not play last week as they prepared for their CIF D3 play-in game against Pacific Ridge which will be played on Tuesday, May 9 at Riverwalk.

Boys Tennis

Fresh off winning the Coastal League Co-championships, the #7 seeded Lancers played against #2 seed Torrey Pines in the open division.  The Falcons won 15-3 and ultimately rolled to the Open Division Championship.  This week the Lancers will play on Tuesday in the Coastal League Individual Championships which also serves as the qualifier for the CIF Individual Championships.

Boys Volleyball

Our volleyball team is currently 18-13 after their two big wins this past week.  On Wednesday, the Lancers travelled to Cathedral Catholic were they defeated the Dons in five games.  Nick Gustafson led the way with 14 kills and a .379 hitting percentage.  Middle Blockers Bijan Sagart (9 kills in 14 swings) and Zach Thoene (7 kills in 8 swings) were too quick for the Don’s block.  Chris Fromm had 5 ace serves and Adam Gordon had 6 blocks.  Adam Nussbaum finished with 48 assists, and 4 ace serves.  David Barrett led the team in digs with 15.

On Friday, the Lancers travelled to St. Augustines and were fortunate to play the inaugural match in their beautiful new gym.  Unfortunately, Saints did not have much to celebrate in the Lancers three game sweep.  Chris Fromm finished with 16 kills on 24 swings.  Adam Gordon had 13 kills and was our top percentage passer.  Adam Nussbaum led the team in digs and finished with 47 assists.  Matt Zeko and Jack Brady were instrumental at the service line blowing open two of the games with their precision serving.

With the victory the Lancers received the #1 seed in the CIF D1 Playoffs. They will host the winner of Bishops and Canyon Crest contest on either Friday, May 12 or Saturday, May 13.

Chris Fromm in the Lancers victory over Cathedral Catholic last week.  (Picture by Susan Sanborn)
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