Congratulations – Dan Cardiff

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., – USTA Serves, the national charitable foundation of the United States Tennis Association, announced today that two local high school students were awarded either an $8,000 College Educational Scholarship or a $1,000 College Textbook Scholarship. The Foundation has granted 49 high school students a variety of college scholarships this spring, totaling $330,000.

The honorees were selected from applicants throughout the country on the basis of their commitment to academic success, to their local community and to their participation in tennis.  An objective of USTA Serves is to encourage America’s youth to pursue their goals and highest dreams by succeeding in school and becoming responsible citizens.

USTA Serves awards the College Educational Scholarship annually to high school seniors who have excelled academically, demonstrated community service and participated in an organized tennis program.  The $8,000 scholarship will be awarded over four years to students entering a two or four-year college or university.  The year’s recipient selected among the scholarship winners from across the nation is Kyle Schmidt of Kelseyville, Calif. 

USTA Serves established a College Textbook Scholarship which provides a one-time award of $1,000 to assist students in purchasing textbooks or supplies. This year’s recipient is Daniel Cardiff of Lafayette, Calif. 

“USTA Serves is proud to award these students for their academic achievements and tennis success,” said Dan Faber, USTA Serves Executive Director. “It is exciting to know that with these scholarships, they can continue to prosper. We commend them for their efforts and wish them a future filled with greatness on and off the court.”


If you are utilizing the Boosters convenience event on July 24, 2014 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Click here to follow these instructions, and Boosters will handle turning in all paperwork for you.  
For anyone NOT utilizing the Boosters Sports Clearance Medical Exam event on July 24, please follow these instructions: 


 - Please click HERE to and click on “Athletic Registration” to fill out District required Athletic Clearance forms

The website will direct you through the entire process.

  • You must print the Athletic Clearance Form. Note: This is the new version of the Athletic Clearance Form. Any older versions will not be accepted.
  • You must print one Online Registration Sports Summary page for each sport of participation.
  • Note: If this is the second or third sport, only the Online Registration Sports Summary Page must be submitted.


The Athletic Clearance Form will not be accepted without the following.

  • The date may not be hand written.
  • The health history checklist must be completed.
  • The physician must stamp and date.
  • The physician must sign and date. The date must be July 1, 2014 or later. The physician must be a licensed medical doctor. The physician may not be a chiropractor, acupuncturist, etc.


The Online Registration Sports Summary page will not be accepted without the following.

  • All emergency information.
  • Health insurance carrier and policy number.
  • Student and parent signature.

Each team will establish an amount for their team contribution and provide the budget that is used to establish the dollar amount. The contribution is not mandatory, but is necessary to provide our student-athletes with the best athletic experience.


The contribution may be paid on the Webstore. If paid by check, the check made payable to Acalanes High School may be submitted at the same time as the Athletic Clearance paperwork.


The Athletic Department strongly encourages purchase of a Booster Club membership. This financial support is important because the Booster Club is the sole financial sponsor of the Athletic Trainer’s stipend for Chris Clark as well as all of the supplies for the Athletic Training program. The district does not pay for any of these costs.


Athletic Clearances will be collected during residency verification in room 207.

  • Wednesday, August 6 through Friday, August 8 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.
  • Monday, August 11 through Friday, August 15 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.
  • Monday, August 18 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.


Athletic Clearances will be collected during Don’s Day Tuesday, August 19 in the small gym from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Athletic Clearances will be collected during the following days and times in room 207 during the school year.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 7:30 to 7:50 am.
  • Monday through Friday at Brunch and Lunch.


If you are having difficulty getting the physician to sign the Athletic Clearance Form, you may contact the following medical providers for same day or next day appointments.


Dr. William Workman                                  Walnut Creek Urgent Care

Acalanes HS athletic team physician             112 La Casa Via Way, suite 135

301 Lennon Lane, Suite #100                       Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Walnut Creek, CA 94598                             Monday through Saturday

Mondays and Thursdays only                         $75

925-944-0110                                            925-930-8200


For questions or problem solving, contact Randy Takahashi by email at

Jun 19 – Congratulations!

Congratulations are due the following.

Will Brueckner was named the Bay Area News Group Boys Golfer of the year.

Matt Thomas was named as a Bay Area News Group first team selection for track & field.

Articles are in the Thursday, June 19 Contra Costa Times on page 3 of the sports section.

R. Takahashi

Jun 6 – CIF Track & Field State Championships

Today, the following athletes compete in the CIF Track & Field State Championships at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis. Matt Thomas in the shot put and discus, Michael Wang in the 1600 and Imani Boggan in the 400.

These athletes are also mentioned (and Matt Thomas photo) in the Lamorinda Sun section of today’s Contra Costa Times

R. Takahashi