August 2018 eNewsletter: Athletics

Athletics Update

Please Welcome Our New Athletic Trainer, Ms. Karen Hsu

Ms. Karen Hsu is originally from New Jersey and graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelors in Science with a concentration in Athletic Training.  At UD she work with Blue Hen Football, men’s lacrosse, soccer, and baseball teams. After graduating, Karen spent a year in Alabama for an internship at Auburn University to work with women’s soccer and gymnastics.  She then moved to New York City to work in a clinical outreach setting for Professional Physical Therapy while treating student-athletes at Hudson Catholic High School. During this time she also treated various sports at New York University.  Karen moved to San Diego in 2017 and took a position at La Costa Canyon High School. She’s been having a great time living out here, surfing, golfing, and enjoying the sunny state. Welcome to OLP Athletics Ms. Hsu!

Summer Camp Success!

Thank you to all of our OLP Athletics Campers and coaches who participated in one of our many camp offerings This year we added Tennis and Soccer camps to our lineup which includes Lacrosse, Basketball, and Basketball. The camps offer an opportunity to work with the OLP Coaching Staff and provides valuable skills-based training. For the middle camps it also offers our own student-athletes an chance work with our Future Pilots and earn service hours.  Thank you to all the families who supported a successful Summer Camp Program.

So You Think You Can Dance?

At OLP, the answer is an emphatic YES!!! OLP’s new Dance Team has been working hard all summer long. Freshmen through Seniors comprise the 18 member team. They recently returned from the West Coast Elite Summer Dance Experience in Anaheim. They took classes and learned routines from renowned teachers and choreographers in the dance industry. Olivia Kennedy ’20 received a Standout Dancer Award and was featured in the closing show. Her sister Samantha Kennedy ’20 received an All Star Dancer award and an invitation to perform in Orlando, Florida and Long Beach. Kaitlin Ordonio ’21 was a WCE Scholarship Finalist. The girls had such an amazing time learning and growing at the camp alongside 25 other high school dance teams from Southern California. Coach Kelly Marshall and the team are excited to bring what they learned back to OLP!

Holy Bowl Routine Has OLP Cheer Working Hard All Summer Long

This past weekend OLP Cheer had their annual summer camp. The varsity squad is 34 Pilots strong and a JV is 18 strong.  During camp, they learned an amazing routine they will unveil at our Back to School rally. This year’s team shows so much promise and has worked incredibly hard over the summer, already achieving goals never met this early in their preparation. The coaching staff is ecstatic about the progress of our ladies and has big plans for this year’s Holy Bowl Halftime Performance.

Still Time to Register for Fall Sports

There is still time to register to tryout for the Golf, Tennis, and Cross Country teams. Please register at https://www.athleticclearance.com/login.php by Friday, August 3rd at 5PM.  Please be prepared to provide a current physical (dated after 6/2/18) and a copy of your current insurance card.  For more information on tryouts, please visit:https://www.aolp.org/athletics/tryouts/.