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Captain America: Student by Day, Soccer Star by Night

Ella Yadegar November 22, 2022

Alyssa Thompson '23 walked out beside her U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) teammates at Wembley Stadium under beaming lights and the chants of 77,000 attendees. Preparing to take on England in the match,...

Alex Astalos ’23 to play for Vassar College soccer team

Mason Walline September 29, 2022

Alex Astalos ’23 committed to Vassar College’s Division III soccer program. She said soccer has been an immense commitment for most of her life. “Soccer has just been in my life forever.” Astalos...

Dani Lynch ’23 commits to Clemson for D1 soccer

Eden Conner September 29, 2022

Defensive midfielder Dani Lynch ’23 announced her commitment to attend and play Division 1 soccer at Clemson University on Aug 23. Lynch said she is looking forward to her continued time as a student-athlete. “I’m...

Thompson prepares a shot during a U-20 USWNT practice for the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Women’s Championship.

Alyssa Thompson competes with U-20 USWNT

Leo Saperstein March 24, 2022

Alyssa Thompson ’23, forward for the Under-20 (U-20) United States Women’s National Team (USWNT), defeated Mexico 2-0 in the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football...

Forward Alyssa Thompson 23 prepares to take a free kick in a Division I California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State playoff game in the 2020-2021 season.

Alyssa Thompson plays with USWNT in CONCACAF U-20 Tournament

Charlie Seymour March 1, 2022

Girls soccer team forward Alyssa Thompson ’23 was one of 20 players named to represent the Under-20 (U-20) United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) in the Confederation of North, Central America...

FRESHMAN STARS: Freshmen Gemma Ozturk 25 and Victoria Pugh 25 walk back from across the field to rejoin the team after scoring a goal to put the team up 4-0 Jan. 19 against Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy.

Girls soccer completes league season

Leo Saperstein February 19, 2022

The girls soccer team finished its Mission League season with consecutive wins against Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Immaculate Heart High School on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3, with scores of 4-0 and 5-0,...

Boys Water Polo Program Head Brian Flacks gives feedback to his team during halftime.

Deconstructing championship teams

Natalie Cosgrove February 17, 2022

As outside hitter Ava Lange '23 tied a bandana around her eyes to begin her pregame ritual, she felt the hands of her teammates guiding her way. She listened for a voice to follow before starting her way...

On Ted Slavin Field, forward Victoria Pugh 25 lines up with a defender and prepares for a goal kick in a game against Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy on Jan. 19.

Girls soccer wins fourth consecutive game

Leo Saperstein January 22, 2022

The girls soccer team defeated Chaminade High School 3-0 Jan. 21, moving the team’s league record to 4-0. The squad scored once in the first half and twice in the second, while preventing the Chaminade...

Defender Dani Lynch ’23 runs across Ted Slavin Field during a home game against Bishop Alemany High School on Jan. 12, which the girls soccer team won 9-0. The team beat Chaminade High School at a game on Jan. 14 with a score of 4-1 and currently has a 5-1-4 overall record.

Girls soccer team reflects on current season

Charlie Seymour January 19, 2022

The girls soccer team currently has a 5-1-4 overall record, winning games against Santa Ynez High School on Dec. 1, Downey High School on Dec. 15, Santiago Corona High School on Dec. 18, Alemany High...

Girls soccer beats Santa Ynez High School in first game of the season

Leo Saperstein December 2, 2021

The girls soccer team defeated Santa Ynez High School 3-2 in its first game of the season Dec. 1. The squad finished last season 18-0 and beat Pacifica High School to become the 2021 California Interscholastic...

Holding the CIF SoCal State Championship trophy, the Thompson sisters pose for a photo after handling Pacifica High School 6-1

Thompson sisters receive Cal-Hi Sports player of the year awards

Leo Saperstein September 12, 2021

Sisters Alyssa Thompson ’23 and Gisele Thompson ’24 were named state players of the year by Cal-Hi Sports after leading the girls soccer team to an 18-0 overall record during the 2020-2021 season. Alyssa...

Girls soccer wins CIF SoCal State Regional Championship

Amelia Scharff June 6, 2021

The girls soccer squad won the Division I CIF SoCal State Regional Championship in a 6-1 win over Pacifica High School on June 5 at Ted Slavin Field. This win wraps up the squad’s 2021 undefeated, 19-0...

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