Parker Sports Wrap

  • Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of February 20-24 "Playoff Edition"

    Girls Basketball

    Our girls were seeded #4 into the CIF DIII playoffs after compiling a 19-4 overall record. On Tuesday, February 21, the Lancers hosted Holtville in their first round game and came out with a 59-31 victory over the Vikings.  Sofia Carrillo led the way, finishing with 17 points and 16 rebounds.  Giselle Alota had 9 points, 8 assists and 5 steals.  Mackenzie Parker playing her best game of the year, finished with 8 points and 10 rebounds.

    With the victory, the Lancers hosted Patrick Henry, on Friday,  before a “frenzied” crowd, in the CIF Quarterfinals.  The Patriots jumped out to a 12-8 first quarter lead.  The Lancers responded by outscoring Patrick Henry by nine in the second quarter to take a 25-20 halftime lead.  The game was close throughout the second half with several lead changes.  After being down by four with two minutes left, the Lancers staged a furious comeback and won 63-57.  Giselle Alota finished with 22 points and 7 assists.  In addition, she went over 1000 points scored in her Parker career.  Meredith Wiggins had 13 points and 4 steals. Sofia Carrillo scored 9 points and “pulled down” 10 rebounds.  Jula Harrington finished with 7 points and 9 rebounds.  Finally, Emily Morfoot had 8 points including two crucial 3 pointers late in the game.

    The Lancers will travel to Lincoln on Tuesday, February 28, for their 7pm. semi-final game against the Hornets.

    Boys Basketball

    Our boys’ team travelled to El Camino for their CIF DI game against the #5 seeded Wildcats.  The Lancers fell behind 14-2 to start the game, but kept the game close after that by attacking the basket offensively and by “flying around” on defense against the taller Wildcats.  The Lancers cut their lead to three in the third quarter before ultimately losing 62-47.

    The Lancers were led in scoring by sophomore, Jacob Jovien who finished with 22 points.  Jack Brady finished with 14 points including 4 long range three pointers.  Alec White also had 14 points and battled the Wildcats under the basket the entire game.

    Girls Soccer

    Our Girls Soccer team finished the season with a 13-7-5 overall record and did not qualify for the CIF DII playoffs.   The final Max Prep rankings had the Lancers #9 in DII and #25 in the San Diego Section. For the season, the leading scorer for the Lancers was Maya Pratt Freedman who finished with 12 goals and 4 assists.  Rebecca Siegler had 10 goals and 5 assists.  Lauren Washington also had 5 assists to lead the Lancers in that category.  

    Boys Soccer

    Our boys’ season came to an end on Tuesday, February 21, when they travelled to Otay Ranch where they lost 3-2 to the Mustangs in the first round of the CIF DII playoffs.  Lancer goals were scored by Liam Crowley and Alex Aceves-Rodriguez.  Ryan Watson assisted on both Parker goals.  The Lancers finished the season with a 11-6-4 overall record.

    Squash

    Our Squash team competed in the Squash Team and Individual Championships on Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19.  Parker was represented by two 5-person teams for the season ending competition that was held at the Renaissance Club Sport Hotel in Aliso Viejo.

    Prat Koppolu won four successive matches on Sunday to capture the B Level Championship.  He defeated his competitor from Bishops in the final match.
  • Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of February 6 - 10

    Girls Basketball

    Our Girls’ Basketball team improved their record to 18-4 and 8-0 in the Pacific League with two big wins last week.  On Tuesday, February 7, the Lancers defeated Orange Glen, 65-31 on Hillgren Court.  Giselle Alota finished with 24 points and 5 assists.  Jula Harrington had 12 points and 11 rebounds.  Meredith Wiggins “knocked down” 12 points and had 4 assists.  Sofia Carrillo finished with 10 rebounds and 3 steals.

    On Friday, the Lancers played perhaps their best game of the year, defeating Pacific Ridge 70-40. The Firebirds kept it close, but ultimately wilted under the Lancers relentless pressure.  Meredith Wiggins finished with 30 points and 6 steals.  Giselle Alota had 25 points and 10 assists.  Sofia Carrillo made her presence felt inside with 13 points and 10 rebounds.  Jula Harrington “pulled down” a season high 15 rebounds.  Freshmen, Mackenzie Parker and Arrington Jones contributed to the Lancer’s victory in their most significant minutes of the season.

    The Lancers travel to Maranatha Christian on Tuesday, February 14.  A win will wrap up the Pacific League title for the Lancers.

     
    Meredith Wiggins with her parents Mary Jo and Don at last Friday’s Senior Night Ceremony.

    Boys Basketball

    Our boys are 11-10 overall after their two games last week.  On Tuesday, February 7, the Lancers travelled to Santa Fe Christian where they jumped out to a 14-6 first quarter lead. The Eagles took over in the second quarter and never looked back.  Alec White led the team with 16 points and 9 rebounds.  Jacob Jovien finished with 9 points and 6 rebounds.  

    On Friday, the Lancers were on the road as the travelled to LJCD where they lost to the Torreys.  The Lancers will be back in action when they host a talented Orange Glen team on Tuesday, February 14, at 7:30pm.  The Lancers will honor their seniors in a pre-game ceremony on Friday, February 17.

    The Lancer Legion was got a little “big headed” at a recent game.

    Girls Soccer

    Our Girls’ Soccer team is 12-6-5 after their two games this past week.  On Wednesday, February 8, the Lancers travelled to Pacific Ridge where they defeated the Firebirds, 4-1.  Lancer goals were scored by Maya Pratt-Freedman, Lakme Caceres, Jeyan Kirtay, and Brooke Trossen.  Brooke also had an assist as did Erin Shives and Rebecca Siegler.

    On Friday, the Lancers travelled to Santa Fe Christian, where they outshot the Eagles 13-7, but lost the contest 1-0.  The Eagles scored the game winner in the second half.  The Lancer will be on the road Wednesday, February 15,  when they travel to Bishops in a pivotal Coastal League game.

    Boys Soccer

    Our boys travelled to Orange Glen on Monday, February 6, where they tied the Patriots 1-1.  The Lancer goal was scored by Luca Marcelli off of an assist by Henry Diamond-Pott.

    On Wednesday, the Lancers honored Alex Aceves-Rodriguez, Eric Brown, Liam Crowley, Alex Goskowicz, James Greer-Gentis, T Will Mann, and Santiago Morera in a pre-game Senior Night ceremony.  They celebrated by pounding out a 4-1 victory over Pacific Ridge.  Alex Aceves Rodriguez scored two goals off of assists from Santiago Morera and Liam Crowley.  T Will Mann scored off an assist from Ryan Watson.  The final goal was scored by Eric Brown.

    Our team is 11-4-4 overall and 5-2-2 in the Coastal League.  The Lancers will be back in action when they travel to Pacific Ridge on Monday, February 13.

    Alex Aceves-Rodriguez scored two goals in the Lancers 4-1 victory over Pacific Ridge last week.
  • Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of January 30 - February 3


    Boys Soccer

    Our soccer team is 10-4-3 overall and 4-2-1 in the Coastal League after their two games last week.  On Monday, January 30, the Lancers defeated the San Diego Jewish Academy, 4-1, on Lauer Field.  Santiago Morera scored two goals.  One off an assist from Ryan Watson.  The other Lancer goal was scored by Alex Goskowics off an assist from Luca Marcelli.

    On Wednesday, the Lancers hosted new league member Orange Glen.  The Patriots have a talented team and play an exciting brand of soccer.  They scored early in the first half. It looked bleak for the Lancers as they had trouble generating much offense.  Finally in the final ten minutes, Santiago Morera had an amazing goal off of an assist from Liam Crowley, to tie the score.  The Lancers continued to put heavy pressure on the Patriots goalkeeper, but ultimately the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

    The Lancers will get a rematch with Orange Glen when they travel to Escondido on Monday, February 6.

    Santiago Morera scored three goals in last week’s games.

    Girls Soccer

    Girls Soccer improved their record to 11-5-5 overall and 4-1-1 in the Coastal League with three shutout victories this past week.  On Monday, January 30, the Lancers were tied 0-0 with Pacific Ridge at the half.  Parker’s relentless offensive pressure eventually proved too much for the Firebirds, and the Lancers scored two goals to win the game.  Maya Pratt-Freedman and Olivia Shaw scored the Lancer goals off assists from Jeyan Kirtay and Rebecca Siegler.  Kaelie Thomas made six saves in the shutout victory.

    On Wednesday, the Lancers defeated Del Lago 4-0.  Lancers goals were scored by Maya Pratt-Freedman, Rebecca Siegler, Olivia Shaw, and Brooke Trossen.  Maya also had two assists.  Sarah Mehrberg had the other assist for the Lancers.

    The Lancers finished up the week with a 3-0 victory over Escondido Charter on Friday.  Rebecca Siegler scored two goals and Olivia Shaw had the other.  Kaelie Thomas made two saves for her third shutout victory of the week.  It was a big week for Kaelie as she announced, on Wednesday’s Letter of Intent Day, that she will be continue playing soccer next year at Trinity College.

    Kaelie Thomas being interviewed live by KUSI reporter Paul Ruddy at Wednesday’s National Letter of Intent Signing Party at the Hall of Champions.

    Girls Basketball

    Our girls improved their record to 15-4 overall and 6-0 in the Pacific League with two league wins this past week.  On Tuesday, January 31, the Lancers defeated Calvin Christian, 69-44.  Giselle Alota led the scoring with 29 points and 6 assists.  Emily Morfoot was 6 of 11 from the field and finished with 14 points.  Jula Harrington led the team in rebounds with 10.  

    On Friday, the Lancers won a crucial game 61-59 over Tri-City Christian.  With the victory, the Lancers have a two game lead in the race for the Pacific League title.  Giselle Alota again led all scorers with 28 points.  She also had 5 assists and 6 steals.  Meredith Wiggins finished with 19 points and 7 steals.  Sofia Carrillo led the team in rebounds with 7.

    The Lancers will be home for two games this week.  On Tuesday, the Lancers will host Orange Glen and on Friday they will play Pacific Ridge on Hillgren Court.


    Lancers after their thrilling 61-59 victory over Tri-City Christian.

    Boys Basketball

    Our boys’ are 11-8 after their two games last week.  The Lancers opened the week with a exciting 58-57 victory over Army-Navy on Tuesday, January 31.  Alec White finished with 16 points and 8 rebounds.  Jack Brady was 4 for 9 from behind three point stripe and ended up with 16 points.  Jacob Jovien had one of his better games of the year, finishing with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.

    On Friday, the Lancer Legion was out in full force supporting their classmates.  The Lancers jumped out to a early 7-0 lead, but had trouble scoring from that point on and ultimately lost to the Knights 56-35.  The Lancers will travel to Santa Fe Christian on Tuesday, February 7.

    The Lancers won a thriller, 58-57, over Army-Navy.

    Other Sports News:


    On Wednesday, February 1, Kaelie Thomas, (Trinity), Adam Gordon (Harvard), and Alan Tom (Pomona) declared their college choices at the National Letter of Intent Signing Day Party at the Hall of Champions.

    David Barrett with Olympian Phil Dalhausser at a recent USA Beach Volleyball event.  David is the shorter one.
  • Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of January 23 - 27

    Girls Basketball

    Our basketball team improved their record to 13-4 with two Pacific League wins last week.  On Tuesday, January 24, the Lancers travelled to Pacific Ridge and defeated the Firebirds, 62-30.  Giselle Alota finished with 23 points, 7 assists, and 5 steals.  Sofia Carrillo had 10 points and 6 rebounds.  Jula Harrington finished with 7 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 steals.  

    On Friday, the Lancers hosted Maranatha Christian, in front of a loud “Girls Night Out” crowd.  The Lancers pulled away in the fourth quarter and defeated the Eagles 57-46.  Meredith Wiggin had 22 points, 9 points, and 4 steals.  Emily Morfoot made 2 three point shots and finished with 14 points. Jula Harrington “pulled down” a season high, 13 rebounds.

    The Lancers will host Calvin Christian on Tuesday, January 21, at 5:30pm

    Girls Soccer

    Our soccer team is 8-5-5 after their two games last week.  On Tuesday, January 24, the Lancers tied Santa Fe Christian 3-3 on a very cold night on Lauer Field.  The temperature on the field at halftime was 49 degrees.  Lancer goals were scored by Lakme Caceres, Jeyan Kirtay, and Olivia Shaw.  Goalie, Kaelie Thomas made 6 saves.

    On Friday, the Lancers lost a well played game, 2-0, to Bishops.  Both Knight goals came off of corner kicks.  The Lancers had chances to score but could not find the back of the net.  The Lancers will be back in action when they host Pacific Ridge on Monday, January 30, at 6:15pm.  This is a make-up for a game that was cancelled because of severe weather two weeks ago.

    Boys Soccer

    Our boys are 10-4-2 after their two Coastal League games this past week.  On Wednesday, January 25, the Lancers defeated Santa Fe Christian, 2-0.  Alex Goskowicz had a goal and a assist.  The other goal was scored by Santiago Marera.  Goalies, Tyler Dunne and Ben Krongard combined in the shutout victory.

    On Friday, the Lancers travelled to Bishops, where they lost to the Knights, 2-1.  The Lancers goal was scored by Ryan Watson.

    The Lancers will host the San Diego Jewish Academy on Monday, January 30, at 4:30pm.

    Alex Goskowicz had a goal and an assist against Santa Fe Christian.

    Boys Basketball

    Our basketball team is 10-7 after their two Coastal League games last week.  On Tuesday, January 24, the Lancers travelled to Cuyamaca College where they lost to #1 ranked Foothills Christian.  Foothills was led by Jaylen Hands who will be playing at UCLA next year.  Alec White led the Lancers in scoring and rebounding.

    On Friday, the Lancers travelled to Horizon Christian, where they lost, 53-40, to the Panthers.  Alec White finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds.  Jack Brady was 3 for 4 from the three point line and finished with 9 points.  Miles Williams continued his fine play, finishing with 5 assists and a steal.  

    The Lancers will host Army-Navy on Tuesday, January 31, at 7pm.

    Cheerleading

    Our cheerleading team has been outstanding all Winter season led by captains, Margaret Jackson and Alexis Castillo.

  • Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of January16 - 21

    Girls Basketball

    Our basketball team is 11-4 overall and 2-0 in the Pacific League after their three games this past week.  On Monday, January 16, the Lancers got behind early and ultimately lost to Grossmont.  Giselle Alota finished with 18 points and 6 rebounds.  Meredith Wiggins had 9 points, 2 assists, and 2 steals.  Freshman, Mackenzie Parker “pulled down” 6 rebounds.

    On Tuesday, the Lancers made the long trek to Tri-City Christian where they defeated the Eagles 56-46.  The Lancers were down 23-8 at the end of the first quarter.  They stepped up their defense and closed the gap to three points at the half.  Giselle Alota led the team with 18 points, 5 assists, and 5 steals.  Meredith Wiggins finished with 17 points and 5 steals.  Emily Morfoot was 4 for 4 from the free throw line and finished with13 points.  Jula Harrington had a team leading 13 rebounds.

    Eight Lancers scored in their 45-18 victory over Orange Glen on Friday, January 20.  Leading the way was Emily Morfoot who finished with 13 points and 3 assists.  The Lancers will travel to Pacific Ridge on Tuesday, January 24. Game time is 5:30pm.

    Our team after their recent tournament victory.


    Boys Basketball

    Our boys team is 10-5 after their 67-55 loss to LJCD on Friday, January 20.  The fieldhouse was electric as these two long time rival battled it out on the court.  Jack Brady led the scoring with 17 points and he had 4 rebounds.  Alec White finished with 15 points and 5 rebounds.  Freshman, Miles Williams electrified the crowd with his exciting play.  He was 4 for 4 from the field, including 2 three pointers, and ended up with 10 points.  Jacob Jovien had 9 rebounds and a thunderous dunk that ignited the Lancer Legion.

    The Lancers will travel to Cuyamaca College on Tuesday, January 24, where they will play #1 ranked Foothills Christian.

    The Lancer Legion reacting to Freshman, Miles Williams three point shot against LJCD.

    Girls Soccer

    Our soccer team improved their record to 8-4-4 with their 2-0 victory over Escondido Charter on Wednesday, January 18.  The Lancers had opportunities to score in the first half but couldn’t find the back of the net.  They controlled the ball for most of the second half and ultimately scored two goals.  The goals were scored by Rebecca Siegler and Erin Shives.  Maya Pratt-Freedman assisted on one of the goals and has a team leading 16 points on the season.  Kaelie Thomas made 4 saves in goals for the shutout victory.

    The Lancers will host Santa Fe Christian on Tuesday, January 24, at 6pm.


    Brooke Trossen in a recent game.

    Boys Soccer

    Our soccer team improved their record to 8-3-2 with two victories this past week.  On Wednesday, January 18, the Lancers travelled to San Diego Jewish Academy where they defeated the Lions, 4-1.  Alex Goskowicz finished with three goals and one assist.  The other goal was scored by Ryan Watson.

    On Saturday, the Lancers defeated the Preuss School, 2-1.  Lancers goals were scored by T Will Mann and Santiago Morera.  Ryan Watson assisted on both goals.

    The Lancers host Santa Fe Christian on Wednesday, January 25, at 6pm on Lauer Field.

    Lancer Lower school students and varsity players at last Saturday’s soccer clinic.

    Dance Team

    Our dance team is incredible.  At Friday’s basketball game, the team performed three entertaining dances to the delight of the Lancer fans.

    Our outstanding dance team thrilled the crowd at last Friday’s basketball game.
  • Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of January 9 - 14

    Girls Soccer

    Our Girls Soccer team is 7-4-4 after their one game last week, a 4-0 loss to highly ranked Cathedral Catholic.  The Lancers were down 1-0 at halftime, but the Dons pulled away in the second half.  The Lancers will be back in action when they host Escondido Charter on Wednesday, January 18, at 6pm.


    Boys Soccer

    Our boys team is 6-3-2 after their two games last week.  On Monday, January 8, the Lancers traveled to LJCD where they defeated the Torreys, 6-0. Santiago Morera “torched the net” for three goals.  Also scoring were Aiden Scudder, Alex Goskowicz, and Anush Birdjandi.  Goalkeepers, Ben Krongard and Tyler Dunne combined for the shutout victory.  

    On Thursday, the Lancers lost a hard fought game, 1-0, to Bishops.  The lone Knight goal came on a penalty kick.  The Lancers had plenty of opportunities, but could not find the back of the net.  Ryan Watson and Thomas Mann stood out with their fine play.

    The Lancers will travel to the San Diego Jewish Academy for a 3:30pm game on Wednesday, January 18.


    Boys Basketball

    Our Boys Basketball team is 10-4 after their 51-31 loss at Bishops on Friday, January 13.  A large contingent of Parker faithful saw the Lancers lead 14-11 at the end of the first quarter.  Alec White who has been instrumental in the Lancers early season success, picked up his third foul early in the second quarter.  The Knights proceeded to outscore the Lancers 15-4 and took a 26-18 lead at the half.  Unfortunately, Matt Brady, was injured early in the third quarter and the Knights pulled away for the victory.

    Jack Brady went 3 for 5 from behind the three point line and ended up with 13 points. Jacob Jovien finished with 6 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists.  Alec White had a team leading 8 rebounds.

    The Lancers will host #7 ranked LJCD on Friday, January 20, at 7:30pm, on Hillgren Court.


    Girls Basketball

    Our girls team has a record of 8-3.  They did not play last week.  The will be back in action, on Monday, January 16, at 2:00pm, against Grossmont, at Horizon.  Go Lancers!



    Sailing
    Our Parker Sailing team competed at the Rose Bowl Regatta in Long Beach on Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8.  Though conditions were light, competition was intense and Parker had asolid result: 4th overall out of 31 teams, with one of our teamsfinishing first in B Division!  Sailing in this event were: Cole Harris ('18)/Annabelle Huyard ('20); Sam Merson/Maddy McGrath (both 2018); Jack Joslin/Allison Silverstein (both 2018); Cameron Cage/Kat Crosby (both 2020); and heavy air alternate Jordan Ryan.

    Lancer Fleet heading out at the recent Rose Bowl Regatta.

    Other Sports News

    Three Lancer teams were recently honored as the Fall CIF Academic Team Champions for the Metro Region.  Congratulations to Football 3.49, Girls Golf 3.78, and Boys Cross Country 3.77 for having the highest team GPA in the city.  Jack Sachrison, Anna Russell, and Jeremy McCulloch were honored as Section Scholars.  
  • Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of January 2 - 7.

    Girls Basketball

    Our Girls Basketball team is 8-3 after their four games in the Sweetwater Tournament this past week.  On Monday, January 2, the Lancers opened with a 51-34 victory over Sweetwater.  Meredith Wiggins led the scoring with 16 points and she had 4 steals.  Jula Harrington finished with 9 points and 12 rebounds.  Sofia Carrillo had 8 points and 7 rebounds.  Finally, Sophia Galdamez finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds.

    On Tuesday, the Lancers advanced to the quarterfinals, where they defeated Mission Bay 72-49.  Giselle Alota led the way with 20 points and 7 assists.  Meredith Wiggins “chipped in” 12 points and had 7 steals.  With the victory the Lancers advanced to the semifinals, where they defeated D1, Granite Hills 41-40.  The game was tied 23-23 at halftime and 31-31 at the end of the third quarter.  Giselle Alota went 7 for 14 from the field and led the squad in scoring with 20 points.  Emily Morfoot had 10 points, 3 assists, and 2 steals.  Sophia Galdamez “pulled down” 14 rebounds.

    The Lancers advanced to the championship game on Saturday, December 7, against Horizon.  The Lancers put up a valiant fight and were tied at halftime 24-24. The Panthers pulled away in the second half and won the title. The Lancers brought home the second place trophy.  Giselle Alota had 13 points and 3 steals.  Jula Harrington had 12 rebounds and Sophia Galdamez had 10 rebounds.

    The Lancers are off this week and will travel to Grossmont on Monday, January 16, for a 11am game.

    Girls Soccer

    Our soccer team is 7-3-4 after their two games this past week.  On Wednesday, January 4, the Lancers defeated Morse 3-1 on Lauer Field.  Parker jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead and managed to hang on for a 3-1 victory.  Maya Pratt-Freedman had two goals and Jeyan Kirtay had one.  Rebecca Siegler had two assists.  

    On Friday, the Lancers travelled to San Dieguito Academy where they tied the Mustangs 1-1.  Brooke Trossen scored the goal off of an assist from Maya Pratt-Freedman.  Kaelie Thomas made 7 saves in goal for the Lancers

    The Lancers will travel to Cathedral Catholic on Wednesday, January 11, for a 4:30pm game against the Dons.

    Boys Basketball

    Our basketball team went 4-0 this past week and won the Pacific Ridge Tournament.  With the victories, the Lancers improved their record to 10-3.  On Tuesday, January 3, the Lancers opened their run to the title with a 53-42 victory over Escondido Adventist Academy.  Alec White had 13 points and led the team in rebounds.  Also in double figures were Matt Brady (11), Jacob Jovien (11) and Jack Brady (10).

    On Wednesday the Lancers defeated the host school, Pacific Ridge, 59-47.  Jack Brady led the scoring with 15 points.  Jacob Jovien had 14 points and Alec White had 12.  The Lancers finished up pool play with a 55-36 victory over the San Diego Jewish Academy.  Matt Brady finished 5 of 8 from behind the three point arc and finished with 19 points.  He also had 3 assists and 6 steals.  Jacob Jovien finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds.  Finally, Alex White had 16 points and 8 rebounds.

    The Lancers went 3-0 in pool play and advanced to the championship game where they defeated Oceanside 60-56 to win the title.  Matt Brady again led the scoring with 23.  Alec White had 20 points and 10 rebounds.  Jack Brady was 3 for 3 from behind the three point line and finished with 10 points.

    The Lancers will open Coastal League action this coming Friday, January 13, with a 7:30pm game at Bishops.

    Boys Soccer

    Our Boys Soccer team is 5-2-2 after their 4-3 loss to powerful Cathedral Catholic on Thursday, January 5.  On a rainy, foggy night the Lancers jumped out to a 2-0 lead over the two time defending Open Division champion, Dons.  Alex Goskowicz scored each of the goals.  The second goal was amazing!  The ball was behind Alex when he flipped it over his head using the back of his foot.  While still in the air, he ripped a shot into the back of the net.

    In the first ten minutes of the second half, the Dons scored to draw within one goal.  Ryan Watson quickly answered with a goal for the Lancers and a 3-1 lead.  Unfortunately, the Dons constant offensive pressure became too much and they ultimately won 4-3 in one of the better games that has been played on Lauer Field.  

    The Lancers will return to Lauer Field for a huge Coastal League game against Bishops on Thursday, January 12 at 7pm.

    Other sports news.  

    Brooke Trossen was chosen as the UT Athlete of the Month for December.  Congrats Brooke!
  • Parker Sports Wrap "Holiday Edition"

    Girls Basketball

    Our team won four of five games in the Sweetwater Tournament during the holiday break.  They opened the tournament with a loss to Helix on Saturday, December 17.  The Lancers then rolled to four straight victories to win the consolation championship.  On Tuesday, 12/20, the Lancers jumped out to a 31-9 halftime lead before ultimately defeating Valhalla, 56-31.  Giselle Alota went 12 for 20 from the floor and ended up with 29 points, 11 steals, and 5 assists.  Sophia Galdamez pulled down 10 rebounds.  

    On Wednesday, 12/21, the Lancers again cruised to an easy victory this time over Southwest 78-14.  Five Lancers scored in double figures.  Giselle Alota finished with 13 points and 7 assists.  Jula Harrington had 12 points and 6 rebounds.   Meredith Wiggins, Mackenzie Parker, and Sophia Galdamez each ended up with 10 points.  Emily Morfoot contributed 7 points and 5 assists.

    On Thursday, the Lancers continued their winning ways with a 57-21 victory over Sweetwater.  Sophia Galdamez led the team with 14 points and 11 rebounds.  Emily Morfoot also had 14 points.  On Friday, the Lancers clinched the consolation title with a 60-53 victory over Morse.   Giselle Alota finished with 22 points, 6 assists, and 4 steals.  Meredith Wiggins was 6 for 6 from the field and ended up with 18 points.  Sofia Carrillo led the team in rebounds with 13.  Giselle Alota was chosen to the all tournament team.

    The Lancers will be back in action on Monday, January 2, in the Sweetwater Tournament.

    Girls Soccer

    Our Girls Soccer team is 6-3-3 after their four games in the Tartan Soccer Tournament @ St. Margaret’s in South Orange County.  The Lancers opened the tournament with a 2-1 victory over Cabrillo on Wednesday, December 28.  Goals were scored by Emily Bowden and Lauren Washington.  Charlotte Schmidt had an assist.  On 12/29, the Lancers rolled to a 6-0 victory over Animo Leadership.  Lakme Caceres, Claire Struyk, Emily Bowden, Sophia Gamboa, Lily Hunt, and Lauren Washington all scored goals in the big win.  Claire Struyk, Jeyan Kirtay, and Lauren Washington each had an assist.

    On Friday, the Lancers tied Pasadena Poly 0-0.  Goalkeeper, Kaelie Thomas made 9 saves in the shutout tie.  Finally, the Lancers wrapped up the tournament with a 3-2 loss to Viewpoint.  Goals were scored by Jeyan Kirtay and Emily Bowden.  Lauren Washington had an assist.

    The Lancers will return to Lauer Field on Wednesday, January 4, at 6pm for their game with Morse.

    Boy Soccer

    Our team is 5-1-2 after their 2-2 tie with Southwest on Friday, December 30.  Santiago Morera and Henry Diamond Pott each scored a goal for the Lancers.  Eric Brown had an assist.  The Lancers will host Cathedral Catholic on Thursday, January 5 at 6pm.  This promises to be an exciting game matching two talented teams.  The Dons are currently 3-1-3 with a big win over La Costa Canyon.

    Boys Basketball

    Our Boys Basketball team is 6-3 after going 3-1 in the Tri-City Christian Tournament.  On Tuesday, December 27, the Lancers won a nailbiter, 75-73 over Apple Valley Christian to open the tournament.  Matt Brady led the Lancers with 27 points.  His brother, Jack Brady finished with 17 points.  Alec White had 12 points and led the team in rebounds.  On Wednesday, the Lancers lost a tight game, 55-50 to St. Margaret’s.  Matt Brady had 18 points and Jack Brady had 12.

    Later that day the Lancers defeated Guajome Park, 51-47.  Matt Brady again led the scoring with with 18 points.  Alex White and Jacob Jovien each had 10 points.  The Lancers finished the tournament in fifth place with a 51-27 victory over Pilibos from Los Angeles.  Alec White finished with 23 points and Matt Brady had 11points.

    The Lancers will open the Pacific Ridge Tournament with a 6:30pm game against Escondido Adventist Academy on Tuesday, January 3.

    Other Sports News

    Congratulations to Brooke Trossen who was chosen as the UT’s Academic Captain for Girls Cross Country.  
  • Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of December 12-17

    Girls Soccer

    Our girls are 4-2-2 after a busy week in which they played four games in the Holiday Jubilee Tournament.  The week started with a 1-1 tie against Canyon Crest on Wednesday, December 14.  The Lancer goal was scored by Rebecca Siegler off an assist from Brooke Trossen. On Thursday, the Lancers tied La Jolla 1-1.  The Vikings scored in the last minute of play.  May Pratt-Freedman scored the goal off of a pass from Lauren Washington.  

    The Lancers finished up pool play with a 2-0 victory over Hilltop on Friday.  Lancer goals were scored by Rebecca Siegler and Lily Hunt.  Jeyan Kirtay had an assist for the Lancers.  Goalie, Kaelie Thomas had 6 saves in the shutout victory.  With the victory, the Lancers advanced to Saturday’s championship game that was played at University City.  The Lancers lost 1-0 in a rematch of their opening game with Canyon Crest.

    The Lancers will travel to St. Margaret’s for the Tartan Soccer Shootout on Wednesday, December 28 for a 3:30pm. game against Cabrillo.

    Boys Soccer

    Our boys improved their record to 5-1-1 with their two games this past week.  On Tuesday, December 13, the Lancers tied Grossmont, 0-0. On Friday, the Lancers opened Coastal League play with a 3-0 road victory over Santa Fe Christian.  Lancer goals were scored by Santiago Morera, Alex Goskowicz, and Ryan Watson.  Goalies Tyler Dunne and Ben Krongard combined for the shutout victory.

    The Lancers will be back in action on Friday, December 30, against Southwest, at 12 noon, on Lauer Field.

    Girls Basketball

    Our Girls’ Basketball team played just one game this past week.  On Saturday, December 17, the Lancers lost to Helix.  Giselle Alota finished with 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists to lead the team.  Sophia Galdamez had 8 points and 11 rebounds.  Jula Harrington finished with 6 points and 4 rebounds. Meredith Wiggins returned to the line-up for the Lancers.

    The Lancers will open the Crawford Tournament against Valhalla on Tuesday, December 20, at Crawford.

    Boys Basketball

    Our boys are 3-2 after their two home games this past week.  On Wednesday, December 14, the Lancers lost 64-53 to Steele Canyon.  Matt Brady finished with 21 points and 4 steals.  Alec White had 17 points and 12 rebounds.  On Friday, the Lancers lost 44-41 to Valhalla. Alec White led the team in scoring with 20 points and Matt Brady had 14.

    The Lancers will be back in action Tuesday, December 27, against Apple Valley, at 11am,  in the Tri-City Christian Tournament.

    Happy Holidays and Go Lancers!!!
  • Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of Dec. 5 - 9

    Girls Basketball
     
    Our girls evened their record at 1-1 with a 85-14 victory over O’Farrell on Tuesday, December 6, on Hillgren Court.  The Lancers jumped out to a 28-1 lead and never looked back.  Five players were in double figures led by Emily Morfoot who finished with 19 points and 5 assists.  Giselle Alota had 18 points, 11 assists, and 5 steals.  Jula Harrington had 13 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 steals.  Macy Hoang and Sophia Galdamez each chipped in 12 points.
     
    On Saturday, December 17, the Lancers travel to Crawford to play Helix at 3pm in the opening round of the Crawford Tournament.  
     
    Girls Soccer
     
    Our soccer team is 3-1 after their two games last week.  On Tuesday, December 6, Parker defeated Serra, 3-0.  Rebecca Siegler scored 2 goals and Maya Pratt-Freedman scored the other goal for the Lancers.  Brooke Trossen had 1 assist.  Goalie Kaelie Thomas made 5 saves for the shutout victory.  On Thursday, the Lancers travelled to Grossmont where they lost 5-0 to the Foothillers.  
     
    The Lancers will be back in action on Wednesday, December 14, at 4pm, on Lauer Field, against Canyon Crest.
     
    Boys Basketball
     
    Our boys ran their record to 3-0 after their two victories this past week.  On Tuesday, December 6, the Lancers defeated O’Farrell 56-37.  Alec White led the way with 19 points and 16 rebounds.  Jack Brady finished with 15 points.  He was 3 for 6 from behind the three point line.  Jacob Jovien scored 10 points and pulled down 9 rebounds.  Matt Brady finished with 9 points and a team leading 4 assists.
     
    On Thursday, the Lancers ran away from Lutheran, defeating the Knights 58-38 on Hillgren Court.  The leading scorer for the Lancers was Jack Brady who made five three point shots and finished with 17 points.  Alex White had 15 points and 12 rebounds.  Matt Brady finished with 14 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists.
     
    The Lancers will be back on Hillgren Court on Wednesday, December 14, against Steele Canyon.
     
    Alex White scored 19 points against O’Farrell High.
     
    Boys Soccer
     
    The Lancers are 4-1 after their 1-0 loss to University City in the semi-finals of the Parker Cup Tournament on Monday, December 5.  The Lancers mustered 10 shots on goal, but none of them found the back of the net.  Goalie, Tyler Dunne, made 14 saves to keep the game close.  The Lancers will be back on Lauer Field, Tuesday, December 13, at 6pm, against Grossmont.
     
    Sports Note:
     
    Brooke Seay was recently chosen as the CIF Golfer of the Year.  Congratulations Brooke!!!
     
  • Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of Nov. 28 - Dec. 3

    Girls Soccer
     
    Our soccer team started their season with two wins this past week.  On Wednesday, November 30, the Lancers defeated the visiting Komets from Kearney, 9-1.  Maya Pratt-Freedman led the scoring barrage with two goals.  Sarah Effress,  Brianna Whalen and Lily Hunt each had a goal and an assist.  Also finding the back of the net were:  Rebecca Siegler, Emily Bowden, Erin Shives, and Natalie Hickey.  
     
    On Saturday, the Lancers opened the first round of the Baron’s Tournament with a 1-0 victory over Hilltop.  Maya Pratt-Freedman scored the lone goal off an assist from Sarah Effress.  Goalkeeper, Kailie Thomas made two saves to record the shutout victory.
     
    The Lancers will host their second round game in the Baron’s tournament on Tuesday, December 6, at 6pm on Lauer Field.
     
    Boys Soccer
     
    Our boys team jumped out to a 4-0 start this past week.  The Lancers opened the week with a 2-0 victory over Christian on Monday, November 28, on Lauer Field.  Lancer goals were scored by Ryan Watson and Alex Hernandez.  On Wednesday, the Lancers continued to roll with a 1-0 victory over Patrick Henry in the opening game of the Parker Cup Tournament.  The winning goal was scored by Santiago Morera.  On Friday, the Lancers went to 2-0 in Parker Cup action with a 1-0 victory over Ramona.  Santiago Morera again “torched” the net for the winning goal. The Lancers kept their winning streak going on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over Mira Mesa.  Goals were scored by Peter Valverde and Bryce Dethloff.  
     
    Led by goalie, Tyler Dunne, and the defense did not allow one goal in their four games last week.  The Lancers will return to action on Monday, December 5, at 6pm, against University City, in the semi-finals of the Parker Cup.  Good Luck Lancers!!
     
    Girls Basketball
     
    Our Girls Basketball team opened their season with an exciting, hard fought 37-34 loss to the Escondido Adventist Academy.  After a slow start, which saw the Lancers down 12-4 at the end of the first quarter, they clawed back and were down 19-18 at the half.  The rest of the game saw multiple lead changes, ending in a three point victory for the Hawks.
     
    Leading the way for the Lancers was Sophia Galdamez who finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds.  Point guard, Giselle Alota, had 7 point and 3 assists.  Sofia Carrillo pulled down 9 rebounds and “tickled the twine” for 6 points.  Emily Morfoot had 4 assists to lead the team in that category.
     
    The Lancers will be back in action on Tuesday, December 6, against O’Farrell, at 5:30pm on Hillgren Court.  Go Lancers!
     
    Boys Basketball
    Our boys team opened their season with a 56-47 victory over Mission Vista on Wednesday, November 30.  In front of an enthusiastic Wednesday night crowd, the game was close until Jack Brady hit 3 three point shots at the end of the second quarter to give the Lancers a 33-16 halftime lead.  Mission Vista outscored the Lancers 16-6 in the third quarter to make the game interesting.  Ultimately the Lancers had to too much firepower and went on to the nine point victory.
     
    Jack Brady ended up with 17 points and 6 rebounds.  Matt Brady finished with 16 points and a team leading 5 assists.  Alex White made his presence felt with 7 points and 12 rebounds.  Jacob Jovien finished with 7 points and 8 rebounds.
     
    The Lancers will be back on Hillgren Court against O’Farrell on Tuesday, December 6, at 7pm.
     
    Good Luck Lancers and have a great week.
  • Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of Nov. 14-18

    Cross Country
     
    On Saturday, Nov. 19, our Girls and Boys Cross Country teams competed in the San Diego CIF XC Championships at Morley Field. Our girls convincingly won their third straight CIF DV championship over 10 other teams. The Lancers finished with 37 points and second place LJCD had 80, low score wins. Brooke Trossen won her third straight individual CIF title in a sizzling time of 16:40 over the 2.75 mile course. Right behind her in fourth place was Sophia Gamboa with a time of 17:43. Avi Waldman (6th), Frannie Lang (11th) and Maya Pratt-Freedman (16th) were all instrumental in the Lancers CIF title. Haley Gale and Sidney Kuerbis both finished in the top 30 in a field of 94 runners.  With the victory, the Lancers advanced to the state championships.
     
    Sophia Gamboa and Brooke Trossen at the start of a recent race.
     
    At the SD CIF DV Championships the Lancer Boys finished in second place out of a field of 21 teams and advanced to the state championships.  Tanner Penrose finished in third place in a time of 17:25 over the 3.04 mile course.  Right behind him and finishing in the top fifteen were:  James Greer-Gentis (8th), Evan Truesdale (11th), Carson Cook (12), and Ben Baranski (15).  Also running for the Lancers were Zach Hall and Jeremy McCulloch.
     
    Girls Cross Country team after their second place finish at the state championship meet in Fresno.
     
    On Saturday, November 26, the Lancers competed in the 2016 State Cross Country Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno.  Our girls ran hard and won silver medals finishing in second place over 24 other schools in the Division V race.  Brooke Trossen came in third place with a time of 18:12 over the 5000m course, an improvement of 48 seconds over her previous best time.  She also had the third fastest time of all the other San Diego runners in the other divisions.  Sophia Gamboa (26th) and Frannie Lang (42th) both finished in the top 50 in the field of 204 runners.  Also running for the Lancers were Avi Waldman, Maya Pratt-Freedman, Haley Gale, and Sidney Kuerbis.
     
     
    Brooke Trossen on her way to a third place finish in the State Championships in Fresno.
     
    In the boys’ race, the Lancers came in 12th place out of 24 teams and finished ahead of Bishops who had won the SD CIF DV Championship the previous Saturday. Tanner Penrose (56th), Carson Cook (68th), Ben Baranski (79th), and James Greer-Gentis (80th) all finished in the top 100, with personal best times, in the field of 201 runners. Also running for the Lancers were Evan Truesdale, Jeremy McCulloch and Zach Hall.  Congratulation Lancers!!
     
     
    Our Girls and Boys Cross Country teams at the State Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno.
  • Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of Nov. 7-11

    Girls Tennis
     
    Three of our Lancer tennis players competed in the CIF Individual Tennis Championships at the Barnes Tennis Center last week.  Freshman, Caitlin Rowlings advanced to the CIF Singles Championships by virtue of her finishing in the top four in the Coastal League.  On Monday, November 7, Caitlin lost a very close match 7-6 and 6-4 to a strong competitor from Orange Glen.
     
    In doubles, Avi Anklesaria/Olia Javidi were seeded 5-8 and advanced to the seed-in round on Wednesday, November 9.  The dynamic duo defeated their first challengers from Bonita Vista, 6-1,6-2.  With the victory they advanced to the round of 16 where the “knocked off” a high seed from Torrey Pines 6-3,6-3.  Avi and Olia’s season came to an end in the quarterfinals where they lost to the #2 seed from Patrick Henry.  As was typical with this team, they battled to the very end losing the second set 7-6, to wrap up their amazing season.
     
    Avi Anklesaria, Coach Udall, and Olia Javidi after a recent tournament title.
     
    Girls Golf
     
    On Thursday, November 10, Brooke Seay and Caroline Garay represented Parker at the Southern California Regional Championships at the Arrowhead Country Club in San Bernardino.  Brooke shot a 74 with three birdies on the back nine.  She was just two shots from qualifying for the state championships.
    Congratulations Brooke and Caroline!
    Caroline Garay at the Southern California Regional Championships.
     
    Cross Country
     
    On Friday, November 11, our cross country teams both rolled to Coastal League Championships.  Our girl’s team defeated their nearest competitor, LJCD,  by a resounding 39 points.  Brooke Trossen won the 5000m race over a field of 32 runners in a time of 18:38.  Sophia Gamboa finished in third place.  Also placing in the top ten were Frannie Lang (6), Avi Waldman (7), and Maya Pratt-Freedman (10).
     
    Our boys team defeated Bishops 35-38, low score wins.  Tanner Penrose won the race over a field of 40 runners in a time of 17:00.  Senior, Ben Baranski, came in fifth in a time of 17:22.  Also scoring for the Lancers were Evan Truesdale (7), James Greer-Gentis (10), and Alex Olmeta (12).  Carson Cook finished in 13th place.
     
    Both of our teams will advance to the CIF Championships which will be held at Morley Field on Saturday, November 19.  They will attempt to defend the Division 5 titles they won last year.  The boys race will begin at 9am and the girls will run at 10:15am.  If you have never been to the cross country championships, it is a very exciting event.  Go Lancers!
     
    Coastal League and Conference Champion, Brooke Trossen.
     
    Free Tickets to USD versus Samford Men’s Basketball, November 14, 7pm.
     
    To celebrate the start of the NCAA Division I season, the University of San Diego Toreros Men’s Basketball team has invited the families, students and staff of Francis Parker to “Linda Vista Community Night” and the USD vs. Samford game on Monday, November 14, at 7:00pm in Jenny Craig Pavilion.
     
    Tickets can be picked up at the Lower School office and the main office on the Linda Vista Campus while supplies last.
     
    Brooke Seay at the Southern California Regional Golf Championships.
     
     
    Our Winter sports teams started practicing on Saturday, November 12.  Look for future updates on our Girls and Boys Soccer and Basketball teams.  All four programs are looking forward to exciting seasons.  Please send pictures to jherman@francisparker.org to use in future Parker Sports Wraps.  Thanks
  • Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of Oct.31- Nov. 4

    Girls Golf
     
    Our golf team competed in the CIF Golf Finals this past week at Admiral Baker Golf Course.  The Lancers qualified for day one of the team championship, on Tuesday, November 1, by virtue of their play-in victory over Eastlake.  The Lancers finished in 8th place in the county led by Brooke Seay who shot a two  under par, 70.  After the first round Brooke was tied for the lead.  Caroline Garay fired a two over par, 74.  Also contributing to the Lancers success were Emma Buechler, Madison Parker, Ana Russell, and Teia Wright.
     
    On Thursday, November 3, the final day of competition, defending champion Brooke Seay was again on her game.  She shot another 70, finishing four under par and tied for the lead after 36 holes of play.  Brooke battled for seven more holes before barely missing a putt.  With her second place finish she will advance to the Southern California Regional Championships with Caroline Garay, who finished in 11th place in the county.  Great Job Lancer Golf !!!
    Emma Buechler, Madison Parker, Caroline Garay, and Brooke Seay at CIF Championships.
     
    Girls Tennis
     
    On Tuesday, November 2, the Lancers competed in the Coastal League CIF qualifier at LJCD.  Olia Javidi/Avi Anklesaria won the Coastal League doubles title.  This was Olia’s fourth league doubles title.  With the victory, Olia and Avi will advance to the CIF Individual Championships as will outstanding singles player, Caitlin Rowlings.  The championships will run Monday, November 7- Friday, November 11 at the Barnes Tennis Center.  Good Luck Lancers!
     
    Avi Anklesaria and Olia Javidi after their Coastal League Doubles Championship.
     
    Girls Volleyball
     
    Our volleyball team opened the CIF DI Playoffs by “knocking off” San Dieguito Academy, the #1 seeded team.  From the opening serve, it was apparent the Lancers had come ready to play.  They jumped out to a big lead and rolled to a 25-16 victory in game one.  The Mustangs had a couple of nice service runs and won game two.  From that point on, the Lancers  took over the match winning the final two games 25-15, 25-18.  Sophia Galdamez had 14 kills and 3 ace serves.  Maggie Oswald had 13 kills and 3 blocks.  Aeriel Sundt finished with 9 kills and 11 digs.  Beatrix Thomas had 8 kills, 16 digs, and 6 blocks.  Finally Hannah Blood finishes with 46 assists and 11 digs.  
     
    With the victory the Lancers advanced to the quarterfinals at Westview on Friday, November 4.  In game one, the Lancers jumped out to a 13-3 lead on the great defense of Beatrix Thomas and the offensive fire power of Sophia Galdamaz.  Unfortunately the Wolverines put their game into high gear and won 25-23 in front of a vocal crowd, including many of the faithful Lancer Legion.  After losing game two and down by a large margin in game three, the Lancers caught fire behind the inspired play of senior, Maggie Oswald and won 25-22.  Maggie was virtually unstoppable in games three and four. Unfortunately, the Lancers couldn’t keep the momentum going and lost game four.  
     
    One of the aspects that made this team special and fun to watch was the energy provided from the sidelines lead by seniors Natasha House and Ansel Yaley.
     
    Boys Sand Volleyball
     
    Our top three doubles teams played in the county championships that began on Wednesday, November 2.  Our #3 team, of sophomores, Adam Nussbaum and Nick Gustafson made huge strides in the last few weeks and finished third in their pool.  They lost 22-20 to the #4 seeded team in the tournament.  Our #2 team of Zach Thoene and sophomore, Bijan Sagart came in second in their pool and advanced to the championship bracket on Thursday.  They lost 15-13, 15-11 to the the #4 seeded team from Eastlake.  
     
    Finally, our #1 team of Adam Gordon and David Barrett rolled through pool play to advance to the 16 team championship bracket.  At this point, Adam and David were playing as well as any team in the county.  They rolled through a team from Coronado and the #2 team from Pt. Loma.  With the victories, our squad advanced to the semi-finals against the #2 seed from Pt. Loma.  The Lancers playing their best volleyball of the season and jumped out to a 15-11 lead.  The Pointers chipped away and tied the game at 20-20.  Our team had a couple of chances to win it, but lost 23-21.  Ultimately, Pt. Loma won the championship and Adam and David finished third place in the county.
     
     
    David Barrett and Adam Gordon finished in third place in the county doubles sand championships.
     
    Football
     
    Our football team finished their season on Friday, November 4 against Bishops.  Although outmanned our young team fought valiantly till the end.  Senior Ryan Zupkas carried the ball 9 times for 73 yards, averaging 8.1 yards per carry.  Jonathan Gordon had 2 catches for 14 yards.  On defense the Lancers were led by seniors, Cam Miller who had 16 tackles and Alex Gallanis with 10 tackles.  Punter, Ryan Sanborn, averaged 42 yards on his 7 punts with a long of 57 yards.
     
    On the season, quarterback Ryan Sanborn, finished completing 77 of 197 passes for 991 yards and 5 TD’s.  Ryan Zupkas had 136 rushing attempts for 597 and 9 TD’s.  Jonathan Gordon ended the season with 33 receptions for 501 yards and 4 TD’s.  Finally, the defense was led all season by Cam Miller who ended up with 119 tackles and 4.5 sacks.
  • Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of Oct. 24-29

    Girls Tennis
     
    Our tennis team competed in the CIF Division I team championships last week.  On Tuesday, October 25, the Lancers defeated La Costa Canyon, 10-8.  Olia Javidi swept her three singles sets 6-3,6-1,6-0 and Lara Wellis won two of her three sets.  In doubles, our #1 team of Avi Anklesaria/Caitlyn Rowlings swept their three sets 6-2,6-1,6-1.  Samantha Clarke/Neusha Kharrati won two of their three sets.
     
    With the victory over LCC, the Lancers advanced to the quarterfinals where they put up a valiant fight before ultimately losing  to #4 seed Del Norte, 7-11.  Olia Javidi again swept her three singles sets.  The doubles teams of Avi Anklesaria/Caitlyn Rowlings and Samantha Clarke/Neusha Kharrati each won two of their three sets.
     
    The Lancers will play in the Coastal League Tournament on Tuesday, November 1.  Top four finishers in singles and doubles will qualify for the CIF Individual Championships.
     
    Our Girls Tennis team after their recent match at Del Norte.
     
    Girls Golf
     
    Our golf team played on Thursday, October 27, against Eastlake, in a CIF play-in match.  The Lancers defeated the Titans 221-252.  Brooke Seay fired a three under par 33 on the Riverwalk Friars Course.   With the victory, the Lancers qualified for the CIF Team Championships which will be held at Admiral Baker Golf Course on Tuesday, November 1 where Brooke will attempt to defend the CIF championship she won last year.
     
    Girls Volleyball
     
    Our volleyball team played two matches last week.  On Wednesday, October 26, the Lancers lost to LJCD 3-1 in front of a raucous crowd in the Fieldhouse. The Lancers were close especially in game three when they were swinging to win the game and go up two games to one.  Unfortunately the Torreys made a nice defensive play and ultimately won 26-24.  Sophia Galdamez had 12 kills to lead the Lancers.  Bea Thomas had 10 kills and 2 solo blocks.  Aeriel Sundt had 8 kills 10 digs, and 7 ace serves.  Berkley Hayes had 3 aces and Hannah Blood had 36 assists.
     
    The Lancers finished up Coastal League play with a 3-0 loss to Bishops.  The Lancers were close, losing games one and three 25-23, but the Knights had a little too much firepower.  Bea Thomas led the team with 11 kills and 2 blocks.  Aeriel Sundt and Sophia Galdamez each had 8 kills.  On defense the Lancers were led by Maggie Oswald who had 13 digs and Berkley Hayes who had 6 digs.
     
    The Lancers will open the CIF Division I playoffs on Tuesday, November 1, at San Dieguito Academy.  Game time is 7pm.
     
    Cross Country
     
    Our cross country competed on Thursday, October 27, at UCSD in the final Coastal League meet.  In the girls’ race the Lancers defeated LJCD, SFC, and Pacific Ridge by a large margin.  Our top five runners all finished in the top 12 overall led by race winner Brooke Trossen.  Brooke ran the 3 mile race in a time of 18:34.  Sophia Gamboa came in third place with a time of 19:06.  Also finishing in the top 12 in a field of 51, were Avi Waldman (8), Frannie Lang (9), and Maya Pratt-Freedman (12)
     
    Our boys also won their race, avenging a loss to Bishops in the first Coastal League meet.  The Lancers top five finishers all finished in the top 10 overall.  Tanner Penrose came in second with a time of 16:59 over the 3 mile course.  Ben Baranski and Carson Cook tied for fourth in a time of 17:22.  Also finishing in the top 10 were Evan Truesdale (7) and James Greer-Gentis (10).
     
    The Lancers will run on Wednesday, November 2 in the Sea World time trial #2.
     
    Football
     
    Our football team travelled to Santa Fe Christian on Saturday, October 29, where the Lancers lost to the Eagles.  The Lancers were led on offense by Ryan Zupkas who had 47 yards on 16 carries.  Peter Valverde had 2 catches for 11 yards.  On defense, Cam Miller had 6 solo and 12 total tackles.  Peter Valverde had six tackles and three kickoff returns for 60 yards.  Ryan Sanborn averaged 47.5 yards on his 4 punts.  The Lancers will conclude the regular season on Friday, November 4 against Bishops at La Jolla High.  Game time is 7pm.
    Sand Volleyball
     
    Our sand team travelled to Dog Beach in Del Mar on Tuesday, October 25, where they lost to Torrey Pines in the Open Division quarterfinals.  Every match went down to the last couple of points, but the Falcons had a little too much experience and court savvy.  All five of our teams played their best matches of the year.  Our #1 team of Adam Gordon/David Barrett, #2 team of Chris Fromm/Zach Thoene and possibly our #3 team of Adam Nussbaum/Nick Gustafson will be playing in the county doubles championships on Wednesday, November 2 and Thursday November 3 at Ocean Beach.
     
  • Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of Oct. 17 -21

     Girls Tennis

    Our tennis team defeated Scripps Ranch 11-7, on Monday, October 17 at the San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club.  In singles play, Olia Javidi swept her three sets 6-0,6-0,6-0.  Lara Wellis and Amanda Wasserman each won one set.  In doubles action, the Lancers won six of their nine sets.  Samantha Clarke/Neusha Kharrati won both of their sets and Samantha and Isabella Elia won the set they played together.  Avi Anklesaria/Taylor Rorstad won one set as did Taylor and Caitlyn Rowlings.  Finally, Danica Du/Greer Sprague won one set.

    On Tuesday, the Lancers travelled to Bishops where they lost 5-12 to the Knights.  Olia Javidi again swept her three sets.  Also scoring a point was Isabella Elia in singles and Avi Anklesaria/Samantha Clarke in doubles.

    The #5 seeded Lancers will open the first round of the CIF Division1 Team Championship on Tuesday, October 25, against La Costa Canyon, at the San Diego Tennis and Racquetball Club.  With a victory, the Lancers would play the winner of Pacific Ridge and #4 seed, Del Norte, on Wednesday.

    Cross Country

    On Friday, October 21, the Lancer Cross Country teams travelled to the prestigious Mt. Sac Invitational.  Our boys team came in first place in the Division 5 Varsity race.  Tanner Penrose came in 5th place in a time of 17:27 over the 2.93 mile course.  Also finishing in the top 15 and medaling in a field of 119 runners were Carson Cook (11), Ben Baranski (12), and James Greer-Gentis (15).  Also scoring for the Lancers was Alex Olmeta.

    Our girls team finished in second place in the Division 5 Sweepstakes race.  Brooke Trossen came in second in a time of 18:19 over the 2.93 mile course.  Also finishing in the top twenty and medaling were Sophia Gamboa (12) and Frannie Lang (18). Avi Waldman and Maya Pratt-Freedman both finished in scoring positions for the Lancers.

    The Lancers will return to action on Thursday, October 27, in the second Coastal League meet.

    Boys Cross Country team after their win at the Mt. Sac Invitational.

    Girls Cross Country team after their second place finish at the Mt. Sac Invitational

    Girls Golf

    Our golf team lost to Mater Dei on Monday, October 17 on the Friars Course at Riverwalk.  The Lancers low scorer was Brooke Seay who shot a one over par 37.  Brooke who is the defending county champion, currently has the lowest scoring average heading into next week’s CIF team championships.  Caroline Garay had the second lowest score for the Lancers.  Also scoring for the team were Madison Parker, Ana Russell, and Emma Buechler.

    The Lancers will play the winner of the Imperial versus Eastlake match in a play-in match.  The winner of that match will advance to the CIF Team Championships on Tuesday, November 1, at the Admiral Baker Golf Course.

    Girls Volleyball

    Our volleyball team had two matches this past week.  On Wednesday, October 19, the Lancers lost 3-0 to Santa Fe Christian.  Aeriel Sundt led the team with 5 kills, 3 aces, and 7 digs.  Sophia Galdamez also had 5 kills and 8 digs.  Bea Thomas had 4 kills and 6 digs.  Maggie Oswald led the team in blocks with 2.

    On Friday, the Lancers travelled to Pacific Ridge where they lost 3-1 to the Firebirds.  Sophia Galdamez had 12 kills and 6 digs.  Bea Thomas and Maggie Oswald each had 9 kills.  Libero, Berkley Hayes had 13 digs and was solid in serve receive.  Hannah Blood finished with 39 assists and 4 ace serves.  Danielle Gerger had 5 kills and Sammy Palakodeti had 2 ace serves.

    The Lancers will return to Hillgren Court on Wednesday, October 26, against LJCD at 5:15pm.

    Boys Sand Volleyball

    Our sand team wrapped up their regular season with two matches last week at Ocean Beach.  On Tuesday, October 18 the Lancers lost 3-2 to La Jolla.  Every match went down to the very end.  Our #4 team of Bijan Sagart/Matt Zeko and #5 Spencer Thoene/Axel Youngdale secured the two Lancers victories.

    On Thursday, the Lancers again lost 3-2, this time to  Coronado.  Our #1 team of David Barrett/Adam Gordon won their match in convincing style 21-12 and 21-17.  Our #3 team of Adam Nussbaum/Nick Gustafson lost their first game and then won the next two for the Lancers other victory.  

    The Lancers will open the county team championships on Tuesday, October 25 against Torrey Pines.

    Chris Fromm and Zach Thoene in a recent match at Ocean Beach

    Football

    Our football team had a much deserved bye this past week and will travel to Santa Fe Christian on Saturday, October 29.  Game time is 1pm.
  • Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of Oct. 10 - 15

    Girls Tennis

    Our tennis team played three times last week. The Lancers started the week on Tuesday, Oct. 11, with a 5-13 loss at LJCD. Freshman, Caitlin Rowlings won two of her sets by the scores of 6-2 and 6-1. In doubles action, the teams of Samantha Clarke/Avi Anklesaria, Greer Sprague/Danica Du, and Lara Wellis/Amanda Wasserman all won one set.

    On Wednesday, the Lancers tied OLP in sets won and won the match on points scored 79-75.  Olia Javidi and Caitlin Rowlings both won two of their three sets. Lara Wellis also won a critical set for the Lancers. In doubles, Avi Anklesaria/Neusha Kharrati/Greer Sprague and Samantha Clarke/Amanda Wasserman combined to each win two of their three sets.

    The Lancers closed out their week on Thursday with a 11-7 victory over Pacific Ridge at the San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club. Olia Javidi swept her three sets, 6-0,6-4,6-0. The Lancers won eight of a possible points in doubles play. Avi Anklesaria/Caitlyn Rowlings and Samantha Clarke/Neusha Kharrati won all three of their sets. Taylor Rorstad/Greer Sprague won two of their three sets.

    The Lancers will return to the court on Monday, Oct. 17, against Scripps Ranch.

    The MVP for the week was Caitlin Rowlings.

    Cross Country

    Our cross country teams competed on Thursday, Oct. 13, in the first Coastal Cluster Meet at Mission Bay Park. Our girls team defeated Santa Fe Christian, LJCD, and Pacific Ridge by a large margin. Brooke Trossen was the first runner across the line in a time of 19:03 over the 3.1 mile course. Sophia Gamboa came in fourth in a field of fifty runners. Also finishing in the top ten were Frannie Lang (7th) and Avi Waldman (8th). The other scoring runner was Maya Pratt-Freedman (11th)

    In the boys’ race, the Lancers came in second behind Bishops. The top finisher was Ben Baranski who came in sixth in a time of 18:04 over the 3.1 mile course. Other top ten finishers were Alex Olmeta (8th) and Carson Cook (9th). Finishing in the top fifteen were James Greer-Gentis and Evan Truesdale.

    The Lancers will be competing in the prestigious Mt. Sac Invitational on Friday, Oct. 21

    Girls Golf

    Our golf team played against Bishops on Thursday, Oct. 13. Neither school had the required number of girls to make it an official match. Brooke Seay shot a three under par 33 on the Riverwalk Friars Course. Talented sophomore, Caroline Garay fired a two over par 38. Teia Wright tied her low score for the season and Sofia Carrillo was just one shot off her lowest score.  

    The Lancers will play Mater Dei on Monday, Oct. 17 at Riverwalk.

    Boys Sand Volleyball

    Our sand team played three times this past week. On Monday, three of our teams competed in a tournament at Ocean Beach. Adam Gordon/David Barrett won their pool and finished fourth in the tournament. Adam Nussbaum/Nick Gustafson also won their pool and the brother duo of Zach Thoene/Spencer Thoene came in second in their pool.

    On Tuesday, the Lancers had a non-league battle with Torrey Pines. The Falcons are currently in first place in the North League. The Lancers fought valiantly but ultimately lost. On Thursday, on a beautiful day on Ocean Beach the Lancers defeated University City 4-1 in very close games. Our No. 1 team of Adam Gordon/David Barrett are starting to play very well together and won in convincing fashion. Zach Thoene/Chris Fromm, Matt Zeko/Bijan Sagart, and Spencer Thoene/Axel Youndale all won their matches. Playing and winning for the first time as a team where AJ Nawrocki/Suraj Srinivasan.

    The Lancers will play La Jolla on Tuesday, Oct. 18 and Coronado on Oct. 20 at Ocean Beach.

    Adam Gordon and David Barrett

    Girls Volleyball

    Our Girls Volleyball team had a very busy week. On Monday, Oct. 10, the Lancers avenged an early season loss with a 20-25,25-16,25-16,28-26 victory over Tri-City Christian. On Wednesday, the Lancers travelled to Bishops where they lost 3-0 to the Knights. Sophia Galdamez led the team with 10 kills and Bea Thomas had 8 kills. Aeriel Sundt had 13 digs.

    On Friday, the Lancers travelled to the San Diego Volleyball Club to play in the So Cal Invitational Volleyball Tournament. The Lancer opened up with a tough three game loss to Bonita Vista losing the third game 15-13. Bea Thomas had 10 kills and Maggie Oswald had 7 kills with a .500 hitting percentage. In the second match the Lancers lost to Rancho Buena Vista. Maggie Oswald was the kill leader with 12.

    The Lancers will host league leading Santa Fe Christian on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 5:15 pm.

     

    Lancers celebrating after their recent victory over Tri-City Christian.

    Football

    Our football team travelled to LJCD on Friday, Oct. 14, where the Lancers lost to the Torreys. The Lancers generated very little offense against the stout LJCD defense. Freshman Sam Camposeco had a 9 yard run for the Lancers. Jack Sachrison and Noah Schneider each had 2 catches for 8 yards.

    Cam Miller led the defense with 9 tackles. Freshman, Russell Childs had 2 interceptions.  Noah Schneider also picked off a pass and had a fumble recovery. Kicker, Ryan Sanborn hit a 33 yard field goal and averaged 39.2 yards on his 5 punts.

    The Lancers have a bye next week and will be back in action at Santa Fe Christian on Saturday, Oct. 29.
  • Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of Oct. 3-7

    Football

    On Friday, October 7, the Lancers travelled to Carlsbad where they defeated Army-Navy 42-35 in overtime.  The Lancers was down 21-0 at the half before rallying to score 35 second half points to send the game into overtime.  Quarterback Ryan Sanborn had his best game of the season, completing 16 of 34 pass attempts for 266 yards and 2 TD’s.  Ryan Zupkas continued to carry the load on the ground with 25 rush attempts for 88 yards and 4 TD’s.  Jonathan Gordon had 11 receptions for 165 yards and a touchdown.  Jack Sachrison had two receptions for 61 yards and touchdown.  On the season, he is averaging nearly 24 yards a catch.

    On defense, Cam Miller led the defense with 11 tackles and a sack.  Freshman, Sam Camposeco finished with 6 tackles and 2 sacks for a negative 27 yards.  Sophomore, Noah Schneider had two interceptions and freshman, Jake Farmer had a fumble recovery.  Ryan Sanborn’s 6 kickoffs were into the endzone.

    The Lancers will travel to LJCD on Friday, October 14.  Game time is 7pm.

    Football team at their recent visit to the Lower School


    Girls Golf

    Our golf team won their 10th straight match on Thursday, October 4 against LJCD.  The Lancers had a team score of 213 which was 23 strokes better than their previous low team score.  The low score medalist was Brooke Seay who shot a three under par 33 on the Riverwalk Friars course.  Following her was sophomore, Caroline Garay, who finished with a 40. Next was Madison Parker who shot two strokes better than her previous season best.  Emma Buechler and Ana Russell also contributed to the Lancers Victory.

    The Lancers will be back in action on Thursday, October 13, against Bishops, at Riverwalk

    Girls Tennis

    Our tennis team played two maatches last week.  On Tuesday, October 4, the Lancers travelled to the Bobby Riggs Tennis Center where they defeated Pacific Ridge 10-8.  Our number one singles player, Olia Javidi won two set 6-2 and 6-3.  In doubles action, the Lancers won eight of nine possible sets.  Our doubles team of Avi Anklesaria/Caitlin Rowlings and Neusha Kharrati/Samantha Clarke each won all three of their sets.  Danica Du/Amanda Wasserman won two of their three sets by the scores of 6-4,6-1.

    On Thursday the Lancers lost to Bishops, 7-11,  at the San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club.  Olia Javidi was again dominant in singles play winning all three of her sets by the scores of 6-2,6-0, 6-1.  In doubles, Avi Anklesaria/Caitlyn Rowlings won two of their three sets by the scores of 6-4 and 6-3.  

    Girls Volleyball

    Our volleyball team played just one match last week, a 18-25,19-25,25-20,25-21,15-7 exciting five game victory over Pacific Ridge.  Sophia Galdamez led the team with 19 kills and 19 digs.  Maggie Oswald finished the match with 17 kills and setter, Hannah Blood had 51 assists.  Bea Thomas blew open games four and five with her lethal serving.  The Lancers have won 6 straight matches.

    The Lancers will travel to Tri-City Christian on Monday, October 10.

    Girls volleyball after winning the Silver Division Championships at the Scripps Ranch Tourney

    Boys Sand Volleyball

    The Lancers lost the Eastlake on Thursday, October 6, at Ocean Beach.  Every match was close, but unfortunately the Lancers couldn’t quite pull it off.  Matt Zeko/Bijan Sagart won their match in convincing style.  Also playing solid in his return to one of our varsity teams was Borna Nazari.  The Lancers will return to action on Tuesday, October 11, against Torrey Pines, at OB.

    Matt Zeko and Bijan Sagart

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  • Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of Sept. 26-30, 2016

    Girls Golf

    Our golf team played three matches last week.  On Monday, September 26, the Lancers defeated La Jolla High 240-270, at Riverwalk on the Friars Course.  Brooke Seay was the low scorer for the match shooting a two under par 34.  Madison Parker was next low scorer for the Lancers tying her low score for the season.

    On Tuesday, the Lancers travelled to the La Jolla Country Club where they defeated Bishops.  As a team, they recorded a score of 236, which is their lowest of the year.  Brooke Seay was again the medalist firing a 34 on the challenging course.  Caroline Garay played in her first match of the season, bolstered the Lancer lineup shooting a 39.  Madison Parker and Ana Russell tied for third.

    The Lancers won their ninth straight match with a victory over Horizon at Mission Trails Golf Club on Thursday.  Brooke Seay and Caroline Garay both shot 37.  Also contributing to the Lancer victory were Madison Parker, Sofia Carrillo and Teia Wright.  

    The Lancers will be back in action on Tuesday, October 4, against LJCD, at Riverwalk.



    Girls Tennis

    Our tennis team played one match last week, a 7-11 loss to Mater Dei on Wednesday, September 28.  In singles action, Samantha Clarke scored a point for the Lancers winning a set 6-4.  The Lancers scored six points in doubles play.  Avi Anklesaria/Caitlin Rowlings, Amanda Wasserman/Lara Wellis and Cameron Engh/Sabrina Soffer each won two of their three sets.  Sabrina was outstanding in her first varsity match of the year playing with freshman, Cameron Engh.

    The Lancers will travel to to the Bobby Riggs Tennis Club on Tuesday, October 4, to play against Pacific Ridge.


    Boys Sand Volleyball

    Our sand team ran their record to 2-1 with a 5-0 victory over St. Augustine on Thursday, September 29, on a beautiful day at Ocean Beach.  Our #1 doubles team of Adam Gordon/David Barrett won their third straight match 21-16, 21-18.  Zach Thoene/Chris Fromm won their match 21-12, 21-16 and  Adam Nussbaum/Nick Gustafson won 21-13, 21-16.  Matt Zeko/Bijan Sagart, and Spencer Thoene/Axel Youngdale also won their matches.  The Lancers will be back in action on Thursday, October 6, against Eastlake, at Ocean Beach.


    Cross Country

    Our cross country teams competed in the Coach Downey Classic on Friday, September 30, at Morley Field. Our girls team won their race by a sizable margin over second place Bishops.  Brooke Trossen  ran a time of 19:07 over the 5000m course to win the race.  Sophia Gamboa came in third place in a field of 94 runners.  Behind her in fourth place was Frannie Lang.  Also scoring for the Lancers were Maya Pratt Freedman and Haley Gale.

    Our boys team also won their race over 21 other schools. Tanner Penrose finished in second place in a field of 153 runners.  Right behind him in third place was Ben Baranski in a time of 17:42 over the 5000m course.  James Greer-Gentis and Carson Cook finished in the top fifteen.  The other scoring time for the Lancers was turned in by Alex Olmeta.

    The Lancers will return to action, on Thursday, October 13 in their first Coastal League race.


    Girls Volleyball

    Our volleyball team was busy last week.  On Wednesday, September 28, the Lancers travelled to Santa Fe Christian where they lost 3-1 to the Eagles.  Bea Thomas was the kill leader with 8 and Sophia Galdamez led the team in digs with 12.

    On Friday, the Lancers played in day one of pool play in the Scripps Ranch Tournament.  The Lancers opened with a 17-25, 25-20, 7-15 loss to Mt. Carmel.  Maggie Oswald led the team with 11 kills.  Next  was a 27-25, 20-25, 7-15 loss to San Dieguito.  Sophia Galdamez finished with 8 kills and 10 digs.  Maggie Oswald also had 8 kills.  The Lancers finished the night with a 25-18, 25-12 victory over Christian.  The kill leader as Bea Thomas with 7 and Sophia Galdamez had 6 digs.

    On Saturday, the Lancers won all four of their matches to win the Silver Division of the Scripps Ranch Tournament.  In the first round the Lancers defeated Vista 26-24, 22-25, 15-8.  In the quarterfinals, the Lancers dispatched of Mira Mesa 25-20,25-18 on the Marauders home court. The Lancers continued to roll in the semifinals,  defeating Mission Hills 25-23,14-25,15-13.  The victory set up a rematch with Christian in the finals, which saw the Lancers defeat the Patriots 25-21, 25-22 for the tournament title.  Bea Thomas was on the all tournament team.
     

    Football

    Our football team lost 55-24 to Horizon on Friday, September 30, at Balboa Stadium.  The Lancers jumped out to a early 7-0 lead, but the Panthers scored on a long pass play late in the first quarter and never looked back.

    Lancer quarterback, Ryan Sanborn completed 6 of 14 pass attempt for 72 yards and a TD.  Ryan Zupkas carried the ball 37 times for 201 yards and 2 TD’s.  Jonathan Gordon had 4 catches for 57 yards and a TD.  Cam Miller led the defense with 10 tackles. Bryan Shaw caused a fumble and Russell Childs recovered it.  Finally, Ryan Sanborn averaged 41.4 yards on his 5 punts and he made a 34 yard field goal.

    The Lancers will be back in action when they travel to the Army-Navy Academy in Carlsbad on Friday, October 7.  Game time is 7pm.   

  • Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of Sept. 19-24, 2016

    Football

    On Saturday, September 24, the Lancers defeated Escondido Charter 23-21 in the closing seconds, to win our homecoming game and send everyone to the dance happy.  Quarterback, Ryan Sanborn threw for 66 yards and made three field goals including one from a school record 49 yards.  Ryan Zupkas carried the ball 23 times for 112 yards and 2 TD’s.  Jack Sachrison had a 62 yard reception his third catch over 50 yards this year.  

    Senior, Alex Gallanis led the team with 12 tackles including 3 in the backfield.  Cam Miller and Jack Sachrison each had 11 tackles.  Finally, freshman, Trevor Brokowski made his presence felt with two quarterback sacks.

    The Lancers will play this Friday, September 30, against Horizon, at San Diego High.  Game time is 7pm.  Go Lancers.

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    Football team visits lower school on Friday before Homecoming 2016

    Cross Country

    Our cross-country teams competed at the South Bay Invitational at Rohr Park on Friday, September 23.  Our girls’ team came in third place.  Brooke Trossen finished the 2.5 mile course in a time of 15:15 to win the race over a field of 144 runners.  Her closest competitor finished 26 seconds behind her.  Finishing in 7th place was senior, Sophia Gamboa.  The other scoring runners were Frannie Lang, Avi Waldman, and Maya Pratt-Freedman.

    Our boys’ team finished in 12th place out of 27 teams.  Tanner Penrose was the top finisher for the Lancers in a time of 17:31 over the 5000m course.  Scoring runners behind him were Ben Baranski, Carson Cook, Alex Olmeta, and James Greer-Gentis.

    The Lancers will run on Friday, September 30, in the Coach Downey Classic at Morley Field.

    Girls Volleyball

    Our Girls Volleyball team had two matches last week.  On Wednesday, September 21, the Lancers lost to Tri City Christian 3-1.  Maggie Oswald had 13 kills to lead the team.  Bea Thomas finished with 10 kills and 6 digs.  Sophia Galdamez had 8 kills and 8 digs. Setter, Hannah Blood finished with 34 assists.

    On Friday, the Lancers lost to La Costa Canyon.  Sophia Galdamez led the team with 6 kills and 5 digs.  Maggie Oswald had 7 digs and 2 ace serves.  Senior, Natasha House also had 2 ace serves.  Sophomore libero Berkley Hayes finished with 4 digs.  

    The Lancers will travel to Santa Fe Christian on Wednesday, September 28 and will play in the Scripps Tournament on Friday and Saturday.

    Girls Tennis

    Our tennis team lost their league opener 7-11 to LJCD last Wednesday, September 21.  In singles play, Olia Javidi, won two sets (7-6, 6-0).  Amanda Wasserman, and Lara Wellis each won one set.   In doubles action, Samantha Clarke/Caitlin Rowlings, Neusha Kharrati/Avi Anklesaria, and Taylor Rorstad/Danica Du each scored a point for the Lancers.


    Girls Golf

    Our golf team defeated new Coastal League member, Orange Glenn, on Thursday, September 22.  Brooke Seay was again the low score medalist firing a one under par 35 on the Riverwalk Friars course.  Second low scorer for the Lancers was Emma Buechler who shot a personal best 45.  Also contributing to the victory were Madison Parker, Sofia Carrillo, and Teia Wright.

    The Lancers will travel to Mission Trails Golf Course for their match with Horizon on Thursday, September 29.

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    Boys Sand Volleyball

    Our sand team lost 2-3 to Pt. Loma on Thursday, September 22, at Ocean Beach.  Our #1 doubles team of Adam Gordon/David Barrett remained undefeated winning their match 2-0.  The dynamic sophomore duo of Spencer Thoene/Axel Youngdale won their match 2-1.


    The Lancers will be back in action on Thursday, September 29, at Ocean Beach.


    Lancers in the News

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    Congratulations to Nick Allen who was chosen to the USA 18-U National team.  He will be competing in the Pan American Games in Monterrey, Mexico,  
    September 25 – October 8
     

    Check out our Parker Athletics Twitter account @ParkerLancers.  We would love to see any fan photos and any action shots you would like to share.  We will also use these photos on the Parker Sports Wrap.
  • Week of Sept. 12-17, 2016

    Girls Golf
     
    Our golf team is in the midst of a five match win streak after their wins last week over Horizon and LJCD.  On Tuesday, September 13, the Lancers had their lowest team score of the young season in their victory over the Panthers.  Defending CIF champion, Brooke Seay led the way, firing a four under par 32 on the Friars Course at Riverwalk.  Also contributing to the Parker win was:  Madison Parker, Emma Buechler, Ana Russell, Sophia Carrillo and Teia Wright.
     
    On Thursday, Emma Buechler and Madison Parker were the low scorers for the Lancers in their victory over LJCD.
     
    Girls Volleyball
     
    Our Girls Volleyball team lost to LJCD in their Coastal League opener on Friday, September 16.  Beatrix Thomas finished with 13 kills on 22 swings for a hitting percentage of .545.  She also led the team with 3 blocks.  Sophia Galdamez also had 13 kills and 12 digs.  Senior, Maggie Oswald had 6 kills and a team leading 13 digs.  Setter, Hannah Blood, finished with 32 assists and 10 digs.  As a team the Lancers missed just 5 of 63 serves for a serving percentage of 92.1.
     
    The Lancers will have a big home match against La Costa Canyon this Friday, September 23, beginning at 5:15pm.
     
    Football
     
    Our football game last Friday night was cancelled midway through the second quarter because of a medical emergency of our beloved teacher and friend, Paul Roudebush.  It was certainly extremely frightening for everyone who was at the game.  Fortunately, Paul is doing great.  He is thankful for all the love and support he has received from the Parker community.
     
    On the season, the Lancers have been led by quarterback, Ryan Sanborn who has completed 47 of his 74 pass attempts for 495 yards.  Running back Ryan Zupkas leads the ground attack with 47 yards on 17 carries.  Receiver, Jonathan Gordon leads the team with 14 catches for 241 yards and 2 TD’s.
     
    On defense, Cam Miller leads the team with 44 tackles and 2 sacks.  Freshman, linebacker, Sam Camposeco is second in tackles with 21 and 4 tackles for a loss.  Kicker Ryan Sanborn has made a 47 yard field goal and has blasted 6 of his 8 kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks.  He is also averaging 41.2 yards on his 18 punts.
     
    The Lancers will be back in action this Saturday, September 24, against Escondido Charter at 12 noon on Lauer Field for Homecoming 2016.  Booths open at 10am.
     
    Cross Country
     
    Our Cross Country team competed at the Mt. Carmel Invitational on Saturday, September 17.  Our girls team was led by defending CIF champion, Brooke Trossen who finished second in a field of 109 runners.  She covered the 2.75 mile course at Morley Field in a time of 16:12.56.  Sophia Gamboa finished in 14th place in a time of 18:05.75.  In the junior race, Frannie Lang came in 16th place in a field of 125 runners.
     
    The fastest time on our boys team occurred in the Junior Boys race where Tanner Penrose finished in 17th in a time of 17:27.57 over the 2.95 mile course.  The next two fastest times were turned in by seniors Ben Baranski and James Greer-Gentis.
     
    Our teams will be back in action on Friday, 9/23 at the South Bay Invitational at Rohr Park.
     
    Girls Tennis
     
    Our tennis team played Point Loma High School on Tuesday, September 13.  The Lancers and Pointers were tied in sets  9-9.  Unfortunately the Lancers lost the tiebreaker which is decided by points scored 85-76.  In singles play, #1 Olia Javidi won two of her three sets.
     
    In doubles action, the Lancer won 7 of 9 sets.  Our #1 doubles team of Avi Anklesaria/Neusha Kharrati won their three sets, 6-4,6-4, and 6-3.  Our #2 team of Caitlin Rowlings/Greer Sprague/Danica Du also swept their three sets.
     
    The Lancers will play LJCD on Wednesday, 9/21 at the San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club at 3pm.
     
    Boys Sand Volleyball
     
    Our Boys’ Sand team opened up their season with a 3-2 victory over Cathedral Catholic on Thursday, 9/15 at Ocean Beach.  All eyes were on our #1 doubles team of Adam Gordon/David Barrett who won their match with an exciting 15-13 victory in game three. The other two wins were by Adam Nussbaum/Nick Gustafson and Spencer Thoene/Axel Youngdale. 
     
    The Lancers will be back in action on Thursday, 9/22, against Pt. Loma, at 4pm at Ocean Beach. 
     
     
     
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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