« 2018


  • July

    Sanborn (#2) during the varsity game against Escondido Charter in October 2017

    Senior Ryan Sanborn named U.S. Army All-American

    Ryan Sanborn, Class of 2019, was selected as a U.S. Army All-American athlete and is invited to represent the West team in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, a premier high school football game, this January in San Antonio, Texas.

    All-Americans are selected from the millions of high school football players around the country and must be in good standing with their schools and communities to be considered.

    Ryan, who plays quarterback, strong safety, and kicker for Parker’s varsity football team, becomes the third Lancer to be selected as an All-American in the last eight years. He joins alumni Matt Wile ’11 and Zach Schmid ’14 in the honor.

    The All-American Bowl features 100 of the country’s best high school senior football players; selection to the team is extremely uncommon. Since its inception in 2000, the All-American Bowl has served as an introduction of the best football players to the nation—380 draft picks, 52 Super Bowl champions, and 16 Heisman finalists have called themselves All-Americans.

    Parker Alumnus Zach Schmid finished his final season playing at Harvard University in fall 2017, and alumnus Matt Wile has gone on to play with the Arizona Cardinals, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Carolina Panthers. He is joining the Pittsburgh Steelers for their training camp this summer.

    Broadcast live on NBC, the All-American Bowl is the most-watched high school sporting event in the country, with more than 4 million viewers each year. Sanborn will travel to San Antonio, Texas in January 2019 to play in the 19th annual event. The game is set for Jan. 5, 2019 at 1 pm EST (10 am PST).
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  • June

    David Glassey with members of the 2018 varsity baseball team

    Glassey to be inducted into Hall of Honorees for success as Parker’s baseball coach

    Longtime varsity baseball coach David Glassey is to be inducted into the California Baseball Coaches’ Association (CBCA) Hall of Honorees. He will be recognized at a special ceremony this Saturday, June 16 during the annual North South baseball series at the University of California, San Diego.

    Glassey has coached varsity baseball at Parker for nearly 40 years, winning a number of CIF championships and sending many of his athletes to play at the collegiate and professional levels. He has a career record of over 600 wins and has won nine CIF championships and been named a CIF runner-up seven times throughout his career.

    In his final season as Parker’s varsity baseball coach, Glassey’s team finished 22-10 and played in the CIF Division 2 Championship game. Glassey will retire this year after 38 years as coach.

    “I enjoy the challenge that comes with coaching and watching the players come together as a team,” says Glassey. “Coaching gives me the opportunity to help them learn how to deal with failure. Baseball is a game of failure; you fail more than you succeed. I love seeing the dedication of players and seeing them learn many of life’s lessons.”

    In the last few years, Glassey has watched several of his former players move on to play professionally, including Nick Allen ’17, who was drafted by the Oakland A’s in 2017, and Jonah Davis ’15, who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this month. Other players include Nick Noonan ’07 and Jose Vizcaino Jr. ’12, both of whom were drafted by the San Francisco Giants, and Kyle Dowdy ’11, who was drafted by the Detroit Tigers.

    Glassey will be recognized as a 2018 Honoree this Saturday at 5 pm at UCSD’s baseball stadium. The ceremony will be held during the North South series, an annual, two-day series hosted by CBCA that invites select high school players from Northern and Southern California to compete. Parker’s Michael Campagna Jr., Class of 2019, is slated to play for the south team this weekend.

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  • May

    Parker Sailing Takes 2nd in National Regatta

    The Parker Varsity Sailing team finished 2nd at the 2018 ISSA (Interscholastic Sailing Association) High School Double-handed Fleet Race National Championship Regatta, held this past weekend near Houston, Texas.

    Twenty high school teams, consisting of 137 of the top high school sailors in the country, competed in Flying Junior boats. Teams qualified out of the seven district regions throughout the USA, with the competition held May 12 and 13 on Clear Lake.

    Conditions were light and shifty in the mornings and a bit breezier in the afternoons. The race committee was able to run 34 races total (17 in both A and B division), making for long but challenging days on the water.

    Parker's sailors had a strong start on Saturday, leading the regatta early on, but the competition grew more intense as teams figured out the course. Returning national champs Point Loma settled into a groove while Parker engaged in a tough battle with other top teams, managing to hold second place and earn the school's best-ever result at a national regatta.

    Sailing for Parker were: A Division: skipper Cole Harris, Class of 2018, and crews Maddy McGrath, Class of 2018, and Ryan Austin, Class of 2018. B Division: skippers Jack Joslin, Class of 2018, and Sam Merson, Class of 2018, with crews Annabelle Huyard, Class of 2020; Reese Ger-Herscott, Class of 2020; and Luca Bonanno, Class of 2021. Coach: Randy Lake (with Beka Schiff and Ty Reed helping in the practices and regattas leading up to this one).

    Thanks to our entire year-round sailing roster, our coaches and athletic department, team parents Steve and Tama Harris (whose planning and logistics make our attendance at regattas possible), and all of our other parents for making 2017-2018 our best year of sailing yet!
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  • Boys Tennis won the CIF D2 Championships

    Lancers clinch CIF championship, advance in playoffs

    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.
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  • April

    Lancers to Compete in Fleet Race Nationals

    Congratulations to the Upper School Sailing team who qualified to compete in the Interscholastic Sailing Association Mallory Doublehanded Championship (a.k.a. High School Fleet Race Nationals). This is the second year in a row and for the third time in School history that the Lancers have competed in this prestigious event. The championship will take place in Houston, TX in May.
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  • Nine Parker Seniors Sign Their Letter of Intent to Play Sports in College

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  • Parker Senior named CIF’s Spring 2018 Boys Spirit of Sport winner for San Diego

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  • March

    Parker Baseball takes home a title early in the season

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  • Boys Basketball Defeats Christian to Earn Division 2 Championship

    The Boys Basketball team defeated Christian High School 69-54 on Saturday night, earning them the CIF San Diego Section Division 2 Championship.
    The Lancers raced out of the gates, starting the game on a 13-2 run, en route to a 24-11 lead after the first quarter. They were sparked by freshman guard Daryl Sledge, who hit three 3-pointers and scored all 13 of his points in the opening period.
    After taking a 14-point lead into the halftime locker room, Christian battled back early in the second half, narrowing their deficit as close as 9 points, but the Lancers responded, and ultimately pushed their lead to 16 points after sophomore guard Miles Williams hit a 3-pointer as the 3rd quarter buzzer sounded.
    Junior forward Matt Bender dominated the interior and led the Lancers offensively, posting his third double-double of the playoffs, as he scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Sophomore guard Kimo Ferrari added 20 points of his own, while also dishing out eight assists.
    Bender was extremely excited and proud of his teammates after the game, saying, "All of the work that we put in every day all came down to this game, and there's not a better feeling. We all worked hard, we believed in ourselves, and we came here and got it done."
    The Lancers were road warriors throughout their playoff run, winning four straight games away from home, as they have defeated the #1, #2, #5, and #8 seeds on their way to the title.
    Saturday's victory means their season will continue and they will play on into the CIF State Tournament. The Lancers will take on the Covina Colts at home this Wednesday, March 7 at 7 pm.  
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  • Lancers head to CIF Championships

    The Boys Basketball team has advanced to the CIF San Diego Section Division 2 Championship game after defeating Otay Ranch High School last night by a final of 76-74. The win earns the Lancers a spot in the Division 2 Finals on Saturday, March 3. They will take on the #2 seeded Christian High Patriots, with the game starting at 5 pm.
    Head Coach Jim Tomey was extremely proud of his team after the game, stating, "It's always great when you're able to play your best as a team at the end of the season. We battled a number of injuries through the first part of the season, but since our guys have come back, we have really gelled as a team."
    Despite falling behind last night by 10 points early in the third quarter, the Lancers used a 20-5 run over the next several minutes and took a five-point lead into the fourth, and were then able to hold on and earn the victory.
    Junior forward Matt Bender led the Lancers, posting a double-double with 26 points and 14 rebounds. Junior Max Guinn pitched in 17 points of his own. Sophomore point guard Kimo Ferrari was all over the floor, scoring 12 points to go along with nine assists, seven rebounds, and three steals.
    The Lancers have been road warriors throughout their playoff run, winning three straight games away from home, as they have defeated the #1, #5, and #8 seeds on their way to the championship game.
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  • February

    Senior Ben Krongard Named CIF Spirit of Sport State Award Winner

    Ben Krongard, Class of 2018, was named the CIF Spirit of Sport State Award winner for the 2017-18 winter season. He represents San Diego County and will be honored alongside other award winners in April at a special dinner in San Jose.

    Ben was captain of the boys soccer team and played goalkeeper, as well as multiple field positions. After finishing his final season with the team earlier this month, Ben said he is honored to be selected for the award.

    “I always hope to inspire my teammates and be a positive role model for the younger kids on the team, and I hope that by receiving this award I can show them that hard work, respect, and a positive attitude will be rewarded in the long run,” said Ben. “I am incredibly grateful to my coaches, Jarrad, Amani, Noel, and Richie, who have helped develop me into the soccer player and person I am, and to my mom and Dad for their constant support.”

    Boys Soccer Coach Jarrad Phillips said Ben “embodies the spirit of sport each and every day.”

    “He is an incredible teammate who is willing to make sacrifices for his team while also providing consistent leadership and encouragement. The coaching staff is so thankful to have him as part of our program,” said Coach Phillips.

    The CIF Spirit of Sport Award recognizes student-athletes who live the ideals of “pursuing victory with honor.” Winners are chosen based on exemplary sportsmanship, school and community service, and leadership. One male and one female athlete are chosen from each of the CIF’s 10 division from across the state.
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  • Cheer on the Lancers in this week’s CIF playoff games

    The regular winter sports season is now over and the Lancers are well-represented in the first round of the CIF San Diego Section playoffs.

    On Tuesday, Feb. 20, the Varsity Girls Soccer and Varsity Boys Basketball teams travel to their respective playoff games. Girls Soccer takes on Olympian High School in Chula Vista beginning at 5 pm. The Lancers earned the #11 seed in CIF’s San Diego Section Division 2 and take on the 6th seeded Eagles for the right to play Del Norte High School on Friday, Feb. 23.

    Boys Basketball earned the #9 seed in CIF’s San Diego Section Division 2 and will take on 8th seeded Serra High School in the first round of playoffs. The game starts at 7 pm and the winner will travel to face top-seeded Montgomery High School on Friday, Feb. 23.

    On Wednesday, Feb. 21, the Varsity Girls Basketball team hosts Lincoln High School in the first round of the CIF San Diego Section Division 2 playoffs. The game tips off at 7 pm. The Lancers earned the #8 seed and take on 9th seeded Lincoln High for the chance to face #1 seed Carlsbad High School on Saturday, Feb. 24.

    Girls Basketball Coach Jeremiah Pelaiz is confident in his team and hopes the community comes out to support them.

    "Unity is strength. When there is team and collaboration wonderful things can be achieved. Our Parker girls basketball team represents the gold standard of Parker, and it would truly mean a lot to them to have the support of the student body and faculty," he said.

    If you can’t make it to the away games on Tuesday, be sure to cheer on the Lancers at home Wednesday night. Go Lancers!
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  • January

    Parker Senior Bryan Shaw Receives CIF Boys Spirit of Sport Award

    Congratulations to Parker senior Bryan Shaw for being honored with the CIF Boys Spirit of Sport Award for San Diego County. Bryan, Class of 2018, was one of 20 other students named across California.

    The CIF Spirit of Sport Award recognizes student-athletes who have demonstrated the 16 principles of Pursuing Victory with Honor, are active in school and community service, and exhibit leadership qualities.

    Bryan, who has played football at Parker since his freshman year, was nominated by his coaches.

    “Bryan did an outstanding job on our team this year,” said Matt Morrison, Head Football Coach. “In addition to serving as an anchor on both our offensive and defensive line, he was a tremendous role model for his teammates.”

    This was Morrison’s first season as Head Football Coach at Parker. Starting a competitive season is never easy as a new coach, but Morrison credits Bryan’s leadership for helping the team along this year.

    “When you have a team as young as the one that we had this year, it is a much easier transition and adjustment for the younger players when they have someone who models the traits that you are looking for. Bryan set a great example of how to prepare, practice, and compete, and as a result, helped to elevate the level of his teammates. We will miss him a ton next year, but we are extremely proud of everything that he has accomplished, both on and off the field,” said Morrison.

    Bryan says he will miss his time with the Lancers, a team he considers his family more than anything else.
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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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