May 7 – Monday 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.

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


In Friday’s action …

The boys lacrosse team is the DAL Champion as they jumped to a large early lead and coasted to a 12-2 victory over Miramonte HS.

The girls lacrosse team is the DAL runner-up as they were defeated by Miramonte HS in the DAL Championship game. The Lady Dons Lacrosse team got off to a great start against Miramonte Friday night in the DAL championship game, however Miramonte chipped away in the second half and unfortunately walked away with an 11-5 win.

The softball team was defeated by Piedmont HS.


In Saturday’s action…

The frosh-soph baseball team was swept by Las Lomas HS in a doubleheader.


The first round of the North Coast Section playoffs begin Tuesday, May 8 …

The #2 seeded girls lacrosse team hosts #15 Bishop O’Dowd HS at 5:00 at Acalanes.

The #2 seeded boys lacrosse team hosts #15 Sonoma Academy HS at 7:00 at Acalanes.

The #5 seeded boys volleyball team hosts #12 Tennyson HS at 7:00 at Acalanes.

Acalanes swimming – diving will compete in the North Coast Swim & Dive Championship this weekend in Livermore.

The boys tennis team plays at San Ramon Valley HS at 3:30.


Note:  At all NCS playoff games, there is an admission charge.  $10 general admission and $6 for students, children and senior citizens.  No passes or ASB stickers will be honored.


In weekend action …

The AquaDons ended their regular season with a 3rd place finish at the DAL Swimming Championships. The meet was filled with personal best times for our Acalanes swimmers with many making it to the finals.  Senior Emily Lo finished 1st in both the 100 Breast & the 100 Fly and posted All-American times.  Freshman Shelby Suppiger also achieved an All-American consideration time in the 100 Breast.



200 Free – Emily Gebhardt (3rd), Jewel Roemer (4th), Lauren Etnyre (8th), Alex Fellner (13th)

200 IM – Shelby Suppiger (6th), Kylie Walker 15th, Daphne Ganter (16th), Beth Daughters (19th)

50 Free – Ryan Hagglund, Bella Wentzel tied 12th, Claire Rowell 15th

100 Fly – Emily Lo (1st)**All-American Consideration, Emily Gebhardt (4th), Ava MacKay (8th), Beth Daughters (19th)

100 Free – Jewel Roemer (3rd), Claire Maxwell (7th), Lauren Etnyre (9th), Bella Wentzel (12th)

500 Free – Stella Sowarby (5th), Ryan Hagglund (13th), Lexi Rowell (17th)

100 Back – Ava MacKay (15th), Kylie Walker (16th), Anna McCarthy (17th),  Zoe Benisek (18th)

100 Breast – Emily Lo (1st)**All-American, Shelby Suppiger (4th) **All-American Consideration, Emma Miller (16th), Laurel White (19th)

200 Medley Relay (Anna McCarthy, Shelby Suppiger, Emily Lo, Ryan Hagglund) 2nd place

200 Free Relay (Claire Maxwell, Emily Gebhardt, Jewel Roemer, Emily Lo) 1st place **All-American Consideration time

400 Free Relay (Lauren Etnyre, Claire Maxwell, Emily Gebhardt, Jewel Roemer) 2nd place **All-American Consideration



200 Free – Will Nagle (6th), Bennett Winter (15th), Jay Mills (23rd)

200 IM – Jacob Parker (11th), James Chen (18th), Ethan Del Rosario (19th)

50 Free – Kyle Dexter (14th), Trevor McNally (18th)

100 Fly – Bennett Winther (10th), Jacob Parker (19th), James Chen (21st), Anthony Bertolami (23rd)

100 Free – Will Nagle (7th), Kyle Dexter (15th)

200 Free Relay (Jake Stone, Bennett Winer, Jacob Parker, Will Nagle) 4th

100 Back – Nick Davidson (11th), Colby Suppiger (19th), Zach Kuo 21st, Slade Woehrle (22nd)

100 Breast – Jake Stone (9th), Max Stryker (15th), Carter Lom (19th)

400 Free Relay – (Max Stryker, Nick Davidson, Jacob Parker, Kyle Dexter) 5th


Congratulations to the following swimmers & divers who have met an automatic or consideration standard for NCS:

Acalanes Divers:

Audrey Lundgren & Jaqueline Samaniego


Beth Daughters, Nick Davidson, Kyle Dexter, Lauren Etnyre, Alex Fellner, Emily Gebhardt, Ryan Hagglund, Emily Lo,

Ava MacKay, Claire Maxwell, Anna McCarthy, Emma Miller, Will Nagle, Jacob Parker, Jewel Roemer, Claire Rowell, Stella Sowarby,

Jake Stone, Colby Suppiger, Shelby Suppiger, Kylie Walker, Bella Wentzel, Laurel White, Bennett Winther

Relay Swimmers:

Tony Bertolami, James Chen, Carter Lom, Max Stryker