Parker Sports Wrap 2/5 - 2/11

Girls Soccer -
The Girls Soccer team played twice last week, splitting their matches, and moving their record to 13-10 for the season.  After dropping Tuesday’s game at home to Escondido Charter 4-1, they bounced back on Thursday, routing Pacific Ridge by a final of 10-0.

Rebecca Siegler and Maya Pratt-Freedman each scored multiple goals on Thursday for the Lancers (4 and 2 respectively).  Sarah Effress, Lakme Caceres, Dalia Caceres, and Rheanna Mohedin each added 1 goal a piece.  Erin Keith played all 80 minutes in goal to earn the shutout.  

In Tuesday’s loss, Freshman Hannah Mohedin scored the Lancers lone goal.

The Lancers will play their final two regular season games next week, traveling on Tuesday 2/13 to take on Santa Fe Christian at 3:15, and then hosting Bishop’s on Thursday 2/15 at 6pm.

Boys Soccer -
The Boys Soccer team went 2-0 on the week, keeping them undefeated in Coastal league play and ½ game out of first place in the conference standings.

On Tuesday, they played at San Diego Jewish Academy, and prevailed with a 4-2 victory, with 2 goals coming from Ryan Watson, as well as 1 goal a piece from Anush Birdjandi and Henry Diamond-Pott.  

Then on Thursday, they completed a 4-0 win over Pacific Ridge.  Ryan Watson again scored twice, with additional goals coming from George Cole and Leif Isaacson.  Ben Krongard netted the shutout in goal for the Lancers.

Next week, the Lancers will play their final 2 regular season games, hosting Santa Fe Christian at home on Tuesday, 2/13 at 6pm, and then closing out the season at Bishop’s on Thursday, 2/15 at 3:30pm.

Girls Basketball -
The Girls Basketball team lost their only contest of the week, falling to the #1 team in San Diego, La Jolla Country Day 87-24, and dropping their overall record to 11-10 on the season.  Freshman Jazmin Brooks led the Lancers in scoring with 17 points.

The Lancers will play their final two regular season games of the season this week, travelling on Wednesday, 2/14 to take on Santa Fe Christian at 6pm, and then finishing out the season with a home game against Clairemont High School on Thursday, 2/15 at 6pm.

Boys Basketball -
The Boys Basketball team split their two contests this week, falling on Wednesday 63-44 to La Jolla Country Day, before rebounding and picking up a 61-53 victory over Army-Navy Academy on Friday night.  

In Wednesday’s game at La Jolla Country Day, Sophomore Kimo Ferrari led the Lancers in scoring again with 15 points while Junior Matt Bender had 8 points and 8 rebounds.  In Friday’s win, both players posted double-double’s, as Ferrari notched with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Bender had 16 and 14.  Junior JJ Stinger added in 12 points to help the Lancers seal the victory.

Next week, the Lancers will play their final two regular season games of the season, travelling on Wednesday, 2/14 to take on Santa Fe Christian, and then hosting county-ranked #1 Foothills Christian on Friday 2/16.  Both games tip off at 7:30pm.

Squash -
Over the weekend of February 3-4, the SoCal Squash Team and Individual championships were held at the San Diego Squash Club.  Parker entered both A Division and B Division teams.  In both Divisions, Parker finished in 4th place.  

Final order of team finish for the A Division:
  1. Santa Barbara
  2. Irvine
  3. Arroyo Seco
  4. Francis Parker School

Final order of team finish for the B Division:
  1. Irvine
  2. Santa Barbara School of Squash
  3. Cate School
  4. Francis Parker School

Parker entered the following players in the A Division:
  1. Pratt Koppolu
  2. Zach Hall
  3. Nick Miller
  4. Subba Duvuuru
  5. Jeremiah Lin

Parker entered the following players in the B Division:
  1. Garret Hoff
  2. Toby Sacamay
  3. Bella Sahota

Team competition was held on Saturday while the individuals’ tournament was held on Sunday.  Of special note:  Parker was recognized as the most improved A Division team for the 2017-2018 season at the awards ceremony on Saturday night.  Following up on Sunday, Koppolu and Lin had strong showings in the Individuals, making their way through at least one round each.

Parker squash received great support over the course of the season from several individuals:  Kristi Maroc, head coach; John Herman, Director of Athletics; Graeme Gabriel, assistant coach; and the team captain, Pratt Koppolu.   As well, many team parents were in attendance at all competitions.  With six of the eight players members of the Class of 2018, the team will need to identity several new players for the 2018-2019 program to maintain momentum.

Surfing -
The Parker Surf Team had a surf contest last Sunday, 2/4 at Army Navy beach in Carlsbad.  We had 2 surfers make it to the finals, Maddy Giek and Leo Baez.  

Asher Ellis and Mark Tankersley surfed men's shortboard and both finished 1st in their first heats, taking them to the individual heats.  Asher took 6th in his next heat and Mark finished in 3rd taking him to the quarter finals where he finished 4th.

Maddy finished 2nd in her first heat taking her to the semi-finals, where she finished in 1st place.  In the finals, she finished in 4th place.  Congratulations Maddy!

Leo finished 1st in his first heat moving him on to the quarter finals where he finished in 3rd place.  In the semi-finals, he finished in 3rd place, taking him to the finals where he finished in 6th place.  Congratulations Leo!

Sailing -
In last weekend’s SoCal Regatta at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Parker’s team comprised of Skipper Mackenzie Harris and Crew Luca Bonanno took 2nd place out of 26 teams who competed.  Other members of the team who competed were Skippers Ben Dorsey and Cesar Fernandez, as well as Crew Radha Corollo and Caeden Mujahed.

In addition to last week’s competition, Wednesday was another banner day for the sailing team, as seniors Cole Harris and Maddy McGrath signed letters of intent to continue to their sailing careers next year at the collegiate level.  Cole Harris will be sailing at Dartmouth College, While Maddy McGrath will be sailing at Brown University.  Congratulations to both student athletes on their outstanding achievements!


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Francis Parker School is a private, independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12 from across San Diego County. Founded in 1912, the Lower School is located on the Mission Hills Campus with the Upper and Middle Schools on the Linda Vista Campus. Parker's mission is to inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world.

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4201 Randolph Street
San Diego, CA 92103

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6501 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
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