Acalanes ace pitcher Josh Candau has been named as a first team All-DAL selection for the Don’s division one baseball team. Candau has also been named DAL Co-Pitcher of the year. Candau has enjoyed 2 outstanding seasons as a Dons starting pitcher. This past regular season, Candau finished with a 7-1 record, and 51 and 1/3 innings pitched. He allowed just 5 walks, struck out 47 opposing hitters, and only allowed 4 earned runs all season for a 0.54 ERA.
Candau has signed a letter of intent to pitch at UC Santa Barbara next season.
Congratulations to the following track & field athletes that placed in the top three at the NCS Meet of Champions to qualify for the CIF State Championships Friday and Saturday at Memorial Stadium at Buchanan HS in Clovis.
Windy Margerum won the long jump and placed 2nd in the 100 hurdles.
Ethan Westemeier won the triple jump.
Ryan Nall placed 3rd in the discus.
Congratulations also to the following placing in the top six at the NCS Meet of Champions.
Imani Boggan placed 4th in the 800.
Carson Etnyre placed 6th in the 400.
Ryan Nall placed 6th in the shotput.
Alex Christensen and Anna Weier placed 6th in the unified 100.
Alex Christensen and Anna Weier placed 7th in the unified long jump.
Scarlette McCullough, Muppy Gragg, Imani Boggan and Windy Margerum placed 4th in the 4×100.
Imani Boggan, Muppy Gragg, Annie Klopstock and Emily Sverak placed 4th 4×400.
Note: At all NCS playoff games, there is an admission charge. $10 general admission and $5 for students, children and senior citizens. No passes or ASB stickers will be honored. No pets will be allowed.
The 2017 DAL Champion JV men’s lacrosse team was celebrated Monday night at the Contra Costa Country Club during the men’s lacrosse banquet.
The team captains opened up with great praise for our two exceptional coaches Taylor Howell and Cole Tanner. Stingy Oliver Rotundo was awarded team MVP, Coast to Coast (C2C) Carson Burill was named defensive MVP. The Hoover award for sucking up ground balls went to Renn Strandberg, The Matt Lynn award for resiliency, working through adversity and hard work went to Edward Gray. Tucker Loughran-Smith Offensive MVP, and Cole Schoenheide Most Improved.
The incredible coaches went on to speak that the roster from top to bottom played great lacrosse, the men not only bought into the system but they bought into themselves. The following awards were also presented.
Robert Montoya – Mr. High Lax IQ, Brooks Thibault – Mr. Inquisative, Jeffery Novack – Mr. Move The Ball, Michael Tarentief – Mr. Face Off King. Wilhem Scheuler – Mr. Quick Dodge. Nick Karr – Mr. Speedy Gonzalez. Edward Gray – Mr. 110%. Carson Gragg – Mr. Fastest Middie. Noah Elze – Mr. Solid Player Solid Athlete. Ben Clark – Mr. Smiley. Charlie Bettencourt – Shooter McGavin. Matt Hess – Mr. Stellar Athlete. Riley Ketchum – Mr. Workhorse. Teo Barakos – Mr. Personality. Leo Cohen – Mr. Great Stops. Tucker Jeveli – Mr. Blossomed. June Jung – Mr. Visual.
Julie Gladden put on a fantastic banquet to celebrate both the varsity and JV men’s program and the strong lacrosse program shows signs that we’ll bring home NCS titles as well as State.
The Acalanes Don’s Varsity baseball team secured the #7 seed in the D1 bracket of the NCS playoffs after finishing 2nd in DAL. Their first round game is at home this Wednesday at 5pm against Berkeley High. Come out to support the Don’s!