May 22 – JV Boys Lacrosse

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.

May 22 – Monday Sports

CIF Swimming Championships…

Emily Lo placed 6th in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke at the CIF State Championships.

NCS Tri-Valley Championships…

Individual results at the NCS Tri-Valley Championships qualifying for the NCS Meet of Champions.

Windy Margerum won the hurdles and long jump and placed 4th in the 100.

Ethan Westemeier won the triple jump.

Imani Boggan placed 3rd in the 800.

Carson Etnyre placed 4th in the 400.

Scarlette McCullough, Marianna Florine, Imani Boggan and Windy Margerum placed 3rd in the 4×100.

Other qualifiers for the NCS Meet of Champions.

Jesse Iniguez-Stralla in 100 and 200.

Ryan Nall in discus.

The track & field team competes in the NCS Meet of Champions Friday and Saturday at Edwards Stadium at UC Berkeley.

NCS baseball and softball playoffs…

Baseball

The #7 seeded baseball team hosts #10 seeded Berkeley HS Wednesday at 5:00 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

Softball

The #10 seeded softball team plays at #7 seeded Kennedy HS of Fremont Wednesday at 5:00 in the first round of the NCS playoffs.

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.

NCS academic honors…

The girls track & field team had the 3rd highest team GPA in the NCS Tri-Valley at 3.58.

May 20 – Track & Field NCS Tri-Valley Championship

This past Saturday we competed in the NCS Tri-Valley Championships at Foothill High School in Pleasanton.  It was a day of disappointment and also a day happiness.  The girls varsity finished third in the meet with 39 points, but had an opportunity to finish 2nd.  The boys varsity finished 8th along with Los Lomas were the top 3A schools at the meet.  Some individuals that we expected to advance, did not, while others exceeded our expectations. The heat was a factor for all teams.  When it comes to the heat, it is not what you do the day of the meet, but what you did the three days before the meet.

  • The amazing boys 4 x 100, qualified for MOC by running in lane seven of the first heat (the worst lane of the slowest heat)  Not only did they have to win their heat, the had to run at least the 7th fastest time of the 22 teams entered to qualify.  They won their heat and ran the 6th fastest time and a PR 43.54.  The team was Jesse Iniguez-Stralla, Kaeziah Smith, Mitchell Smith and Jake Delaney.
  • The girls 4 x 100 ran the second fastest time of the season with a 49.39, to finish 3rd. Why this is significant is that due to medical reasons (concussion symptoms) Muppy Gragg was not able to run, Mari Florine ran as the alternate, all four individuals Scarlette McCullough, Mari, Imani Boggan and Windy Margerum stepped it up, and qualified to MOC.
  • The girls 4×400 relay qualified with 4:07.18. Emily Sverak, Annie Klopstock, Imani Boggan  and Mari Florine
  • Windy Margerum scored 22 ½ of our 39 points finishing 1st in LJ, 1st in hurdles, 4th in 100 with a PR 12.51, and anchored the 4 x 100.
  • Carson Etnyre ran a PR 50.05 in finished 4th in the 400
  • Scarlette McCullough ran a PR in the 200 with a 26.88.  This is the third week in a row Scarlette has improved her 200 time.
  • Ethan Westemeier won the TJ with a 46’7.50 and a PR.  This is the second week in a row that Ethan has improved.  Ethan also qualified in the HJ at 6’1, but will drop that event at MOC.
  • Johnny Choi finished 10th in high jump.
  • Ryan Nall broke the 50 foot barrier with a 50’3” put in the shot put,  Ryan also qualified in the discus with a 145’ 10 throw.
  • Anna Weier qualified in the discus with a throw of 103-5 and it was her best throw of the year (PR)
  • Mila Mathias and Isabel Rasmussen both jumped 4’9, both freshmen and it was a PR for Mila.  What makes this important is this was their first real important meet and they both did not fold to the pressure of the meet.
  • Mari Florine PR’d in pole vault with a 9’ 8” vault
  • Maddy Kalil put the shot 28’ 6 ¾ for a PR
  • Jesse Iniguez-Stralla finished 4th place in the 100 with 11.03 and 8th in the 200 with 22.56
  • Imani Boggan finished 3rd in the 800 with 2:17.23

See full results herehttp://www.diablotiming.com/results/2017-05-20/

John Crain
Head Track and Field Coach/Instructional Assistant
Acalanes High School

Congratulations Dons Athletes!!!

Congratulations to Acalanes High School Athletes who were recruited to play collegiate level competitive sports:

Emily Attiyeh, Golf, Claremont McKenna College
Samantha Bell, Soccer, University of Texas at Dallas
Matt Burns, Baseball, Chapman University
Josh Candau, Baseball, UC Santa Barbara
Caroline Clark, Soccer, UC Berkeley
Casey Conrad, Water Polo, Princeton University
Molly Davis, Soccer, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Callie Ericksen, Soccer, Rice University
Paul Griessel, Baseball, Amherst College
Parker Jones, Volleyball,  University of Pennsylvania
Katharine Larson, Soccer, University of Pennsylvania
Windy Margerum, Track & Field, UC Berkeley
Allison Merrill, Soccer, Chapman University
Kevin McConnell, Baseball, Utah Valley University
Julia Mueller, Lacrosse, Scripps College
Brooke Panfili, Basketball, St. Edwards University
Brad Robison, Water Polo, UC San Diego
Morgan Rogers, Soccer, UC Berkeley
Matt Ruegg, Swimming, University of Puget Sound
Ben Salquist, Baseball, Santa Clara University
Nate Welcomer, Lacrosse, Colgate University


May 20 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Swimming

Emily Lo qualifies for the CIF state finals with the 5th best time in the 100 butterfly and the 8th best time in the 100 breaststroke.

In Saturday’s action…

Track & Field

competes in the NCS Tri-Valley championships at Foothill HS.

Swimming

Emily Lo competes in the CIF state finals in Clovis.

May 19 – Acalanes Recruited Athletes Celebration

Acalanes Recruited Athletes Celebration

On Friday, May 19, 2017, Acalanes Boosters is proud to present a celebration of Acalanes’ talented, hard-working student-athletes who have been recruited to play their sports in college (Division I, II or III) while continuing their educations. Acalanes has at least 23 student-athletes who are so accomplished.
 
Local media, parents, friends, Acalanes students, and the community are all invited. There will be a group question & answer session, photo and interview opportunities, and other fun.  Please come to help us celebrate these student-athletes and their accomplishments!
 
Please note: the due to the continuing block schedule, May 19th lunch will take place from 11:15 to 11:50am. 
 
Details for Acalanes Recruited Student-Athlete Celebration Day:
Friday, May 19, 2017
11:20-11:50 a.m.
Big Gym
Alicia Rowell
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