Dance Team had quite the month in March! They traveled to Long Beach for the West Coast Elite Dance Nationals and came away with huge wins! Small Lyrical won 6th overall out of 14 teams; Medium Jazz won 2nd overall out of 11 teams and was featured in the closing Gala; Medium Hip Hop won 4th overall out of 15 teams and was also featured in the closing Gala! Captain Emily Rivera ‘19 won 3rd overall for her Improvisation Hip Hop solo; Olivia & Samantha Kennedy ‘20 won 4th overall for their duo, and Kaitlin Ordonio ‘21, Anna Pingol ‘21, and Jessica Lewis ‘22 won 3rd overall for their trio. In addition, Melissa Hernandez ‘22 and Giovanna Territo ‘22 performed stunning solo routines. It was quite a weekend! In addition, the 1st Annual Dance Showcase was a huge success featuring not only the Dance Team but dances from our entire Visual and Performing Arts Department. This concludes the Dance Team’s 2018-2019 inaugural season. Information night for the 2019-2020 season is April 15th at 6:30 pm, and auditions will be held on Monday, April 29th & Tuesday, April 30th from 4-7pm both days.
Team captain Jocelyn Moore ’21 finished the OCIEL League season winning first place champion in Dressage Training Level and Dressage Seat Equitation! She represented OLP in the league. Several other team members plan on competing this Spring.
Varsity Lacrosse continues their non-conference part of their schedule after a strong showing against rival Ramona, single-handedly defeating the Bulldogs 18-5. The victory came at the perfect time after two consecutive losses to Mt. Carmel and Canyon Crest Academy. Varsity lacrosse team is led by Bailey Gehler ‘19 with 39 goals and 6 assists, Chloe James ‘21 10 goals on offense, and a strong defensive corps led by Chloe Faucher ‘19, Claire Nowicki ‘21, Gabby Dixon (‘19), Sofia Rojo-Kratochvil ‘20, Claire McNamara ‘20 anchored by goaltender Janelle Cedillo (‘20), are currently 3-4 going into this week when they play Francis Parker on Monday and for the first time in the program’s history they’ll meet Cathedral Catholic in non-conference play. Go Pilots!
JV and Varsity Sand Volleyball continued their league play this past Tuesday with a 3-0 win over the Mission Bay Buccaneers. A team, Eden Koria ’19, and Cianna Kelly ’21, found a rhythm this week with a 2-0 win, and C team, Caroline Belmontez ’19 and Julia Alvarez ’20 notched their second match win for the season. To round out the victory, B team, Olivia DiNapoli ’19, and Sara Marty ’19 dominated with scores of 21-11 and 21-4. They will be scrimmaging Coronado High School this upcoming week. Go Pilots!
Softball is in the middle of our second tournament, we have faced competitive teams to better prepare for league. Pilots are working hard in practice and this has translated to the games. Our young pitching staff consists of Jillian Klima ‘21, Jorden Williams ‘21, and Cassidy Mulgrew ‘22. They have proven to be consistent and effective through teamwork and determination. Natalia Frias ‘21 has proven to be quite the utility player, filling in at 3rd base, left field, and her regular 2nd base position while maintaining an errorless fielding percentage. Pilots showing early consistency at the plate: Jillian Klima ‘21 with a .500 batting average, Solana Martinez ‘19 with a .429 batting average, and Kyra Davis ‘19 with a .400 Batting average. Pilots will finish up this tournament and begin league play in two weeks! Great things to come, Go Pilots!
The OLP surf team has been having a very fun, if somewhat longer than usual season. Two contests were rained out so we just finished with two makeup contests this last weekend. We have had some beautiful sunny practices lately and many surfers have been improving over the season. On any given Saturday at La Jolla Shores, you can see 15-40 OLP surfer girls all with big smiles, even in the cold, just so happy and excited to be out surfing, regardless if they are beginners or experienced competitors. For the competition, the joint OLP and Saints team had three losses and one win, but the OLP surfers are consistently moving on, having won the team heats into individuals, many make it to the finals receiving multiple medals every contest. The contest days start at 6 am and as the surfers surf their heat, if they are in the top two or three of a heat of six, they move on to the next heat, until reaching finals and winning medals for the whole division. The award ceremonies are at 4:30 pm, so this is a very long day for these tough surfers. This past weekend noteable medals won in some grueling big surf were: Grace Kotnik ’19, Jayla Florence ’21, and Dayle Cowan ’21!
Varsity Swim and Dive
OLP Swim is off with a fast start! Already halfway through the season, several Pilots have qualified for City Conference Championships and CIF: Olivia Cowan 22’, Kaitlyn Coon ‘20, Andrea Deinard ‘19, Gilly Folk ‘19, Andrea Morland-Tellez ‘20, and Pearl Simonelli ‘21! JV Swim has made tremendous progress with some Pilots dropped several seconds off their best times: Sofia Gaxiola ‘21 and Natalia Alvarez ‘21 each dropped 6 seconds in their 100 freestyles in 1 swim meet, Jaselyn Adams ‘22 dropped 5 seconds in her 100 freestyle, and Lillian Chambers ‘21 dropped 3 seconds to get personal best time on her 50 freestyle. Only 4 more dual meets left in the regular season then 2 more weeks of championship meets. Come out and support your fellow Pilots when we take on Coronado HS at our next meet on April 5!
Track & Field
Track and field Pilot girls have been absorbing and applying what coaches are teaching, and it has shown in their performance on Thursday and Saturday Meets. Overall Our team of 65 Ladies have been successful in reaching their Personal records each week. To top off the month Liliana Morales 19’ got invited to the Mt Carmel Invitational this Saturday, March 23. We’re halfway through the season, and looking forward to a solid two months of track & Field. Our next meet will be April 4th at 3:30 pm at La Jolla high come show your support! Go Pilots!