Boys Tennis Captures CIF Division 2 Championship
The Boys Tennis Team captured its first CIF Championship in nearly a decade on Friday afternoon, defeating Saint Augustine High School by a final score of 12-6. It was the Lancers' fourth consecutive victory as they stormed through the Division 2 playoff bracket.
Beginning next week, several team members will be competing in the Individual Tournament for the Coastal League. Sophomores Zakai Stone and Noa MacDonald will be competing in singles, along with senior Askon Aghassi. The team will also be sending in three doubles teams to compete for league championships. Those teams are comprised of Nick Miller and Ethan Nguyen, Sujan Nandipati and Nikhil Kilita, as well as Zach Hall and Andrew Lenzy.
For more details about the Lancers’ championship victory, please read the fantastic article from the San Diego Union-Tribune written by Glae Thien at the link below:
Girls Lacrosse Earns Spot in CIF Division 2 Quarterfinals
The Lancers held steady at third place in the Coastal League, ending their regular season at 11-6 overall. Their impressive season has earned them the #3 seed and a first-round bye through to the quarterfinals of the CIF Division 2 playoffs beginning this week. The Lancers will host Hilltop High School at 4 pm on Tuesday, May 8. Should they win, the Lancers would play their semi-final game on Thursday, May 10. The Division 2 Championship Game is scheduled for 12 pm on Saturday, May 12 at San Dieguito High School.
In the week leading up to the quarterfinals, the Lancers defeated Monte Vista High School on Monday, April 30--the team’s senior night--by a final score of 20-6. Several seniors scored goals to help propel the Lancers to victory, led by Bella Cady and Emily Potts, who each had three. Fellow Seniors Taylor Rorstad and Jula Harrington each scored their first goals of the season.
UPDATE: The Lancers played an intense game against Hilltop last Tuesday, but ultimately lost 9-12 against the Lancers.
Boys Volleyball Take on La Jolla HS in CIF Open Division Tournament
On Friday, May 4, the Lancers earned a dramatic five-game victory over University City on their senior night. The win earned the Lancers a spot in the CIF Open Division tournament, where they were selected as the last team into the field and will be seeded #8. They travel to La Jolla High School on Tuesday, May 8 to face the top-seeded Vikings. The Lancers and Vikings have faced off twice this year already, with both matches going the distance--a full five games. Tuesday’s match promises to be another barn-burner, starting at 7 pm. SD Prep Insider named Parker #6 in the San Diego Boys Volleyball Top 10, with La Jolla High School ranked #1.
The team seems ready to take on the top-seeded Vikings. Each of the eight seniors was able to get in and contribute to their win again University City last week. David Barrett had 11 kills and 12 digs. Collin Green had the best game of his career with five digs, a perfect 3.0 passing average, serving an ace, and a 400 hitting average. Daniel Chidlaw had his first block of the season, while Bryan Shaw opened up the attack by getting up in transition. AJ Nawrocki had seven kills and eight blocks, and JT Melbourn picked up six digs. Chris Fromm also played one of the best matches of his career, with two aces and 18 kills to only one error. Junior Nick Gustafson and sophomore Mark Tankersley rounded out the attack, as Nick had two aces, 13 kills, and 13 digs, while Mark had 3 aces and 6 digs. Adam Nussbaum set a season-high with 58 assists in the match.
UPDATE: The Lancers fell to La Jolla High on May 8 with a final score of 0-3 and ultimately lost to Point Loma High on May 10 with a final score of 1-3.