Cross Country (Boys)
Placed second as a team at the Trinity League Preview Meet, the team’s best finish since 1996…Michael Hulme was a top-7 finisher at the Orange County Championships and, as a result, earned all-county honors for the event as a freshman…went on to place fifth as a team in the Trinity League Finals and did not qualify for the CIF-SS playoffs…with a strong race in the Trinity League Finals, Thomas McGlone, a junior, qualified for the CIF-SS Prelims, but did advance to the CIF-SS Championships as an individual.
Cross Country (Girls)
Behind freshmen Megan Bartyczak and Kelly Peabody, the team placed second at the Nike Pre-National Invitational in Portland, Oregon…placed third as a team at the Trinity League Preview Meet…at the Apache Invitational Sarah Digiovanni, a junior, and Ashlyn Rambo, a sophomore, broke the 17-minute mark for three miles, the fastest times at Mater Dei in over 25 years…placed third at the Trinity League Finals and qualified for the CIF-SS Prelims…the team ended its season with a 14th place finish at the CIF-SS Championships.
Lost its first three games of the season to Carson (26-22), the CIF-City Division I runner-up; Corona Centennial (28-20), the CIF-SS Inland Division runner-up; and San Clemente (28-21 in overtime), the CIF-SS Pac 5 Division runner-up, by a total of 19 points…beat Edison 22-20 on a touchdown pass in the final seconds of regulation…opened Trinity League play with a 21-14 win over Santa Margarita, the eventual CIF-SS Pac 5 champion, 21-14…suffered disappointing losses on the road against St. John Bosco and Orange Lutheran…lost a hard fought game at Angel Stadium against Trinity League rival Servite, 35-28…finished in fourth place in the Trinity League and, for the first time since 1986, did not qualify for the playoffs…Thomas Duarte, a junior, was named to the second team offense as a wide receiver.
Finished in first place in the Trinity League…had an overall 11-1 record and ended the season as the #1 ranked team in the final poll by the Orange County Register…took fourth place in the CIF-SS Divisional Playoffs…advanced to the CIF-SS Team Playoffs and finished sixth…Jamie Harada, a sophomore, and Jakeishya Lee and Ashley Nguyen, both freshmen, all finished in the top seven of the Trinity League Finals to qualify for the CIF-SS Individual Regionals…all three golfers then advanced to the CIF-SS Individual Finals where their respective seasons came to an end…Harada was also honored on the Orange County Register’s second team.
Received a CIF-SS Division 1 playoff berth with a second place finish in the Trinity League…won a first round playoff match at Brentwood…lost in the second round to eventual Division 1 champion, Dana Hills.
Won the Asics Challenge, going unbeaten in seven matches…finished second in the Trinity League and qualified for the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs…won a first round home match vs. Trabuco Hills, 25-12, 25-12, 25-23…hosted Santa Barbara in the second round and came away with a 25-16, 25-13, 25-19 win…upended Edison on the road in the quarterfinals, 25-13, 26-24, 18-25, 25-17…lost at Newport Harbor in the semifinals, 25-22, 18-25, 25-16, 25-22…finished the season with a 32-11 record…Sara Hughes, a junior, led the team with 653 assists and was named to the CIF-SS Division 1 first team…Annie Flynn, a senior, was selected to the Orange County Register second team…Frankie Shebby, a sophomore, recorded a team-high 326 kills…Kelli Ferraro, a junior, led the team with 224 digs.
Water Polo (Boys)
Went undefeated on the season with a 31-0 overall record…won the CIF-SS Division 1 Championship with an 8-5 win over El Toro…it was the program’s fourth consecutive CIF-SS championship…scored 484 goals (15.6 per game) while allowing only 174 (5.6 per game) during the 2011 campaign…for the season, Bret Bonanni, a senior, led the team with 124 goals and Jon Walters, a junior, recorded 101…goalie McQuin Baron, a sophomore, and Anthony Daboub, a senior, played key roles in anchoring the team’s defense…Bonanni was named the CIF-SS Division 1 Player of the Year and the Orange County Register Player of the Year, winning both awards for the second time in as many seasons…Daboub, James Walters, a sophomore, and Jon Walters were named to the CIF-SS Division 1 first team…Baron and Kent Inoue, a sophomore, were selected to the CIF-SS Division 1 second team and Patrick Woepse, a senior, earned CIF-SS Division 1 third team honors…Jon Walters was selected to the Orange County Register first team, while Baron, Daboub, and James Walters were named to the publication’s second team.
Phil Bellomo, Director of Athletics