Cross Country

Boosters + Cross Country

Teaming up for success!

Acalanes Boosters gives substantial funding to the Cross Country Program, supporting a wide range, including:
  • Entry fees to meets
  • Stopwatches, injury prevention and treatment supplies
  • Extra uniforms to stay with the team
Plus shared resources:
  • Athletic Trainer, Chris Clark
  • New strength & conditioning program and coach for program
  • New scoreboards throughout AHS Campus
  • Middlefield refurbishment – for use by all sports and PE classes

Thank you, Boosters!

Boys & Girls Cross country RESOURCES

District: Yes

Boosters: Yes

Athlete Contribution: Yes

Team Events: Yes

ATHLETE CONTRIBUTIONS

Example of player costs for 2019:
  • Tournament fees
  • Coach stipends
  • League officials
  • Banquets and awards

TEAM Fundraising

Boys & Girls Cross Country also relies on private contributions to raise money through fundraising activities.

2019 Primary Team fundraiser:

Acalanes XC Wine Tasting Mixer at Wine Thieves
RSVP here.

Each team at Acalanes relies on financial support from a variety of sources. Supporting each of the branches makes the team stronger!

Order your Boosters Membership for pickup at GAME Day

See you in the stands!

FROM OUR ATHLETES
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Varsity Baseball Awards Announced

Varsity Baseball Awards Announced

Congratulations to the entire Varsity baseball team and staff on an outstanding season. The Dons’ season: 23-3 overall, undefeated League champions, quarter-finalists in NCS Division 1 playoffs, final MaxPreps ranking of #21 team in California. All-League and Team awards were announced at Sunday’s team dinner: Diablo All-League Awards: League Overall MVP: Nick Kresnak (RHP/3B) First Team All-League: Logan Hurd (LHP)…

Cole Murgia Leads Dons to Walk-Off Win Against Dublin

Cole Murgia Leads Dons to Walk-Off Win Against Dublin

In the bottom of the 9th, with 2 outs in an extra innings nailbiter, Cole Murgia put the team on his back and came through with the line drive RBI that led Acalanes to a 1-0 walk-off against Dublin High School in the first round of the NCS Playoffs on Tuesday night. Though the Dons put up hits throughout the…

Dons Close Out Regular Season 22-2. Next Up: NCS Playoffs

Dons Close Out Regular Season 22-2. Next Up: NCS Playoffs

Though the Dons secured the League title on Tuesday, Acalanes closed out the regular season and extended their perfect League record (12-0) Thursday night with a 3-1 win over Clayton Valley. NCS playoffs begin next week. Nick Kresnak got the start and the win for the Dons, pitching 4 strong innings before Michael Castelli came out of the bullpen for…

Varsity Baseball Clinches League Title with Perfect Record

Varsity Baseball Clinches League Title with Perfect Record

Cue the dogpile! Acalanes Dons Baseball–on Senior Night, and at home–locked down the League title on Tuesday night with their 5-2 win over Clayton Valley, the League runner-up. The Dons have taken the title in convincing fashion, remaining undefeated in League play at 11-0 (and 21-2 overall) on the season. Logan Hurd got the start and the win for the…

Dons Baseball Notches 20th Win on the Season

Dons Baseball Notches 20th Win on the Season

With its 13-4 victory over Benicia HS, Acalanes Varsity moves to 20-2 on the season, and remains undefeated in League play at 9-0. After a close 2-1 win over Benicia on Tuesday, the Dons came back with a decisive victory on Thursday by putting up 7 runs in the 3rd inning to move ahead 10-2. Acalanes tacked on 3 more…

Varsity Baseball Beats Benicia HS 2-1

Varsity Baseball Beats Benicia HS 2-1

While solid pitching on both sides kept batters in check throughout the game, Acalanes got it done and took the first game on Tuesday in the two-game series this week against Benicia High School. Logan Hurd got the start and the win for the Dons, pitching 4 innings (3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K). Michael Castelli threw the…

Varsity Baseball Beats Campo in a 13-0 Shutout

Varsity Baseball Beats Campo in a 13-0 Shutout

The Dons beat Campo again, this time by a score of 13-0. Acalanes outscored the Cougars 23-1 in the two-game series this week. Eddie Burns anchored the Acalanes shutout with a commanding performance on the mound. Burns took the win for the Dons, pitching 6 innings and allowing just 1 hit among the 20 batters he faced. Michael Castelli came…

Varsity Baseball Beats Campolindo 10-1

Varsity Baseball Beats Campolindo 10-1

With a relentless offense and solid defense, Acalanes took down Campolindo in decisive fashion in Tuesday’s home game. The 10-1 win was the the first of two games this week against the Cougars. The Dons remain unbeaten in League play (7-0) and are 17-2 on the season. With a solid team effort throughout, the Dons didn’t give Campo a break…

Dons Varsity Baseball Beats Miramonte; 5-0 in League

Dons Varsity Baseball Beats Miramonte; 5-0 in League

After a two and a half week hiatus from League play, the Varsity Dons took the first of two games this week against Miramonte, winning 5-3. Dons Varsity offense was led by Cole Murgia, who went 2 for 3 at the plate and used his speed to tear up the bases with 4 stolen bags. Davis Diaz, Nick Kresnak and…

Kresnak Throws CG Shutout; Dons Roll on 11-0

Kresnak Throws CG Shutout; Dons Roll on 11-0

Nick Kresnak owned the mound on Thursday and threw a complete game shutout, as the Dons downed Northgate 5-0. Kresnak allowed just 2 hits, 1 walk and 7 strikeouts over 6 innings (in a rain-shortened game). Thursday’s game felt an awful lot like Tuesday’s against Northgate for the first 5 innings, with an Acalanes pitcher throwing a shutout, and a…

Cross Country Brings Home Victory on Homecoming Weekend

Cross Country Brings Home Victory on Homecoming Weekend

While most students were enjoying the homecoming festivities on Friday night, 17 dedicated cross country runners were prepping for an early race start time on Saturday morning.  On homecoming Saturday, 10 varsity boys and 7 varsity girls competed in the Capital Cross Challenge at Hagen Oaks Park in Sacramento.  This was amazing cross country event hosted by the Sacramento running ...
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Youngsters Shine for Dons at the 25th DLS Nike Invitational

Youngsters Shine for Dons at the 25th DLS Nike Invitational

Cross Country's first meet in San Francisco two weeks ago resulted in some great performances by our varsity teams. But at the 25th DLS Nike Invitational this past Saturday it was time for the youngsters to shine. All runners braved scorching temperatures on the 2 and 3 miles courses at Newhall Park in Concord. This 25th version of this invitational ...
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Cross Country Opens Season at San Francisco Invitational

Cross Country Opens Season at San Francisco Invitational

The girls and boys Cross Country teams opened their 2019 season at the Lowell's San Francisco Invitational this past Saturday.  A select group of runners from Acalanes trudged through a 2.1 or 2.9 mile course made muddy by drizzle that morning.  Despite the gloomy weather, Acalanes runners posted great performances at this invitational that featured elite high school Cross Country teams from throughout Northern and Central California. Medal ...
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VARSITY ROSTER

2019 Fall Cross Country

Player
Hayden Abolins
Jonas Buchel
Aysha Craig
Ethan Chow
Irvin Chao
Elle Casselman
Audrey Burns
Peter Buchel
Luke Brightbill
Zachary Appel
Joseph Bettencourt
Anthony Bettencourt
Thomas Bequette
Dominic Basaldua
Megan Baginski
Alexa Asadorian
Caroline Crossland
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2019 Fall Cross Country

Player
Hayden Abolins
Jonas Buchel
Aysha Craig
Ethan Chow
Irvin Chao
Elle Casselman
Audrey Burns
Peter Buchel
Luke Brightbill
Zachary Appel
Joseph Bettencourt
Anthony Bettencourt
Thomas Bequette
Dominic Basaldua
Megan Baginski
Alexa Asadorian
Caroline Crossland

VARSITY SCHEDULE

2018 Cross Country Schedule

Day Date Time Event Location
Sat 9/8/18 9:00 Lowell Invitational Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Sat 9/15/18 8:45 De La Salle/Carondelet Nike Inv. Newhall Park
Wed 9/26/18 3:30 DAL Center Meet Hidden Valley Park
Sat 9/29/18 9:00 Stanford Invitational Stanford Golf Course
Fri 10/12/18 9:00 Roughrider Invitational Woodward Park, Clovis
Sat 10/13/18 9:00 Castro Valley Invitational Canyon Middle School
Sat 10/20/18 9:00 Mariner Invitational Hayward
Wed 10/24/18 3:30 DAL Center Meet Newhall Park
Sat 11/3/18 1:00 DAL Championships Hidden Valley Park
Sat 11/17/18 8:00 NCS Meet Of Champions Hayward
Sat 11/24/18 8:00 CIF Championships Woodward Park, Fresno

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