May 11 – Friday Sports, NCS, Fund a Need & Pay to Play Parties









For this year’s Fund A Need, help Boosters bring strength & conditioning to all twenty-four Acalanes teams for their upcoming 2018-2019 seasons. Those who attended the Booster Bash heard Chris Clark, our certified athletic trainer, talk about the number of injuries our student-athletes incur each year that could be prevented through better flexibility, conditioning and strength. Help Boosters create a safer environment for your kids that will keep them on the practice and playing fields all season.


Our strength & conditioning program will:

* Utilize a certified strength & conditioning coach to work collaboratively with varsity head coaches; certified trainer, Chris Clark; and the athletic administration

* Build customized strength & conditioning programs tailored to each sport’s unique requirements

* Create programs to minimize injuries plus increase strength, speed, and flexibility

* Increase workout resources available to student athletes for a better overall experience

* Put Acalanes on par with other Diablo Athletic League programs who’ve already adopted similar programs






Shrimp Boil & Yard Party

Come as you are and head over to the Thrashers’ fantastic party house for a big old, Carolina-style shrimp boil! Don’t know about shrimp boils?? Well, it’s time you found out because they’re fun, casual, messy spreads of deliciously seasoned shrimp rounded out with fat smoked sausage, potatoes, corn, and more…and that’s just the main course! There’ll be all sorts of backyard games to play and watch, and silly side bets to make. Grab a cold one (or two) and join the crowd…this party is guaranteed to be easy-going fun!

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $75 per person               

Thanks to the Thrasher, Burleigh, Murgia, Kresnak & Hurd Families on behalf of Baseball


Barn Party

This one is for the men!  Come on over to the Souza’s Barn for some quality guy time.  Keg, Taco Guy, Poker/Cards, Horseshoe pit, Game on TV…Need we say more?

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm ​  Cost: $75 per Party Guy     

Thanks to the Souza Family on behalf of Girls Soccer


Olive Oil & Wine Tasting!  

Savor exotic infused olive oils paired with premium vinegars, all while sipping a gorgeous assortment of wines from award winning Sean Minor Wines, and trying delectable appetizers, salads, and desserts. Be one of the 30 gourmands at Amphora Nueva! Discover new ways to brighten up the flavors of your favorite home recipes, and find your go-to local business for gourmet gifts!

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person                  

Hosted by the McNamara and McCullough Families on Behalf of Track & Field


Bring It On – It’s Time for Beer Pong!

Dust off your paddle and red Solo cup, and get ready for a March Madness-style beer pong tourney! While no experience is necessary, the competition is sure to be fun but fierce.  Come as a couple or individual, and dazzle your friends with your mad skills—or not. No beer pong party would be complete without authentic taco truck food, wine, cocktails and, of course, BEER!

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm  Cost: $50 per person    

Hosted by the Hansen, Rogers, Adri, Geannacopulos and Parnell Families for Boys Soccer


3rd Annual Oktoberfest

Head to the Diablo Rock Bier Garden for ROktoberfest Tasty bratwurst, pretzels, mustard, music, and more. Grab a stein and join the fun; we hope you stay until the bier (and root beer) is done! Costumes optional (Lederhosen! Dirndls!), appetites a must!!

Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm  Cost: $60 per person    

Hosted by Hans Florine, Diablo Rock Gym, and the Families of Cross Country


Mardi Gras Madness

Laissez le bons temps rouler! Don your purple, gold and green and join us for a festive night of Creole food and Zydeco music. Come to the Watson’s house for this night to remember in Lafayette. These fun families will make sure you have an amazing time!

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $60 per person                 

Hosted by the Karr, Ketcham, Loughran-Smith, Watson and Wickline Families for Boys Lacrosse


The Spazmatics Party is Back

Dance the night away with the amazing 80s band – The Spazmatics!  We are so lucky to have this nationally-acclaimed band in our own backyard. Indulge yourself with a cocktail, beer or wine and stuff yourself with the tastiest Mexican food around…then hit the dance floor!  Grab a few friends and bike over to this fabulous party just off the trail on Las Huertas Road. We are going to “Rock the Casbah!” We’ll be “Livin’ on a Prayer!” So “Come on Eileen” and let’s do a “Rebel Yell” because we know “Girls (and Boys) Just Wanna Have Fun!”

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00 – 11:00 pm  Cost: $100 per person 

Thank you to The Spazmatics and Boys Basketball Families!


The Dailey Method Boost Your A$$ets Party!

Let’s get back to body basics with a One-hour Barre class taught by the fabulous Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method. Focus on proper form, feel those muscles flex, and stretch it all out. Your delicious reward is a tantalizing spread of wine & cheese, plus sushi and sake!

Friday, June 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm​   Cost: $50 per person 

Thank you to Lindy Evans of The Dailey Method and Football Families


Boosters Pentathlon!

How do you measure up against other Acalanes pentathletes? Accurate at corn hole, able to hit the bullseye in darts, can confidently fool your opponents in liar’s dice, sink the ball during old school beer pong, or have gotten past question 10 in HQ? Then YOU are ready to compete! This night will have you participating at the highest levels, while fueling up on plenty of adult beverages and your favorite taco truck. Just want to spectate? This party is for you, too! Games held at the Meade home (bike parking on site!). Bring your A game! Spandex not required but would be legendary.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm   Cost: $75 per person           

Hosted by the Cornish, Davis, Glass, Huisingh/Sinclair, Jung, McNally, Meade, Needs, Olson, Passalacqua, Risch, Sauer, Sibley/Wood, Takeuchi & Webster Families for Girls Volleyball


On Thursday, May 24, at lunchtime, 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.

Local media, parents, friends, AHS students, and the community are ALL invited. There will be a group question and answer session, photo and interview opportunities, and other fun.

If your son or daughter has been recruited to play an intercollegiate sport in college next year and he or she has committed to play, please contact Jennifer Larson for more information so we can include them in the celebration. Your student-athlete does not have to play a sport that Acalanes offers, but the sport must be an intercollegiate sport (not club sport) at the school your student-athlete will attend.



Looking for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Grad gifts? You can find excellent gifts and support a worthwhile cause — the Lafayette Water Polo Foundation — a 501c(3) that supports the Girls and Boys Acalanes Dons Water Polo teams.  If you shop at Wish from Wednesday, May 9th thru Saturday, May 12th and mention the Lafayette Water Polo Foundation’s name, a percentage of the proceeds from your sale will go to the Foundation. It is the perfect week to purchase gifts for your Grads, Dads and Moms (Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13th, by the way).


Wish is located at 2333 Boulevard Circle in Walnut Creek and has fabulous gifts as well as home, kitchen and garden accessories.



In Thursday’s action…


It was a clean sweep in the NCS playoffs Thursday night.

The #5 seeded boys volleyball team recorded the most thrilling victory over #4 Washington HS, Fremont 25-11, 25-18, 16-25, 18-25 and 15-5 to advance to the NCS semifinals Tuesday at Campolindo HS at 7:00.

The boys lacrosse team started the evening defeating Livermore HS 19-5 to advance to the NCS semifinals Tuesday as they host Miramonte HS at 7:00.

The girls lacrosse team scored early and often to defeat Casa Grande HS 13-3. Stellar offense, aggressive defense and draw control made all the difference in the game.  The girls advance to the NCS semifinals Tuesday when they host Piedmont HS at 5:00.

The softball team defeated Campolindo HS.

The frosh-soph baseball team fell short of Campolindo HS 9-8.


Thursday’s individual standouts…


Congratulations to Jackie Samaniego placing 3rd and Audrey Lundgren 14th at the NCS Diving Championships.


In Friday’s action…


The swim team competes in the NCS Championships at Las Positas College in Livermore.


In Saturday’s action…


The swim team competes in the NCS Championships at Las Positas College in Livermore.

The track & field team competes in the DAL Finals at Campolindo HS at 8:30.

The baseball team plays at Campolindo HS.  Varsity at 1:00 and frosh-soph at 4:00.