December 2018 eNewsletter: Athletics

Athletics Update

OLP Cheer Starts 2018-2019 Competition Season with an Impressive Showing

Over the Thanksgiving Break, OLP Varsity and JV took part in The Jamz Bid Challenge. The event was held at UC Irvine’s Bren Event Center. With over 40 teams in the competition, our teams were prepared to compete. JV was unopposed in their division but performed an outstanding routine that earned them a bid to nationals. The Varsity squad earned the Level Champions title over six other teams in the very difficult 3.1 Divisions. Even more impressively, Varsity was tied for the top overall score and was crowned Grand Champions for the entire competition. In addition to their first-place finish, Varsity was recognized for Most Innovative Choreography throughout the entire event. It was a wonderful event for both teams and their families. Both teams received qualifying scores and an invitation to the Jamz Nationals in Las Vegas in February. JV will go and defend their JV Non-Tumbling National Championship and Varsity will hope to improve from runner-up last and take the title in their new 3.1 Division. They will both be one of the favorites going in. While competition day was exciting and rewarding, it required countless hours of practice and preparation from each and every one of our student-athletes. Way to go OLP Cheer!! Next up, CIF on December 8th!!

OLP Varsity Basketball  Wins the Coronado Thanksgiving Tournament

The 2018-2019 Varsity Hoop Pilots are off to a great start. After a tough opening game loss to a quality El Capitan team, the Pilots reeled off 4 straight wins to capture the Coronado Thanksgiving Tournament Championship. The Pilots had wins over Hoover, Coronado, Francis Parker, and Southwest El Centro. Bailey Gehler ‘19 (17 ppg) , Gabby Dixon ‘19 (11 ppg) and Allison Stowe ‘19 (9 ppg) have led the way on offense while Chloe James ‘21 and Claire Nowicki ‘21 have been the staples on the defensive end of the floor. Laura Vasquez ‘21, Madison Lunde ‘19, Sarah Talia ‘19, Daniela Mireles ‘19, and Mallory Downing ‘21 have also contributed tremendously to the great start. Next up, the Pilots head to Palm Desert this weekend to participate in the Coachella Valley Rob Diaz Memorial Tournament.

Four Seniors Sign College Letters of Intent

Congratulations are in order for Seniors Sophia Dent ‘19, Erin Healy ‘19, Riley Curran ‘19, and Solana Martinez ‘19. All four took part in the San Diego Sports Association (formally known as the San Diego Hall of Champions) National College Signing Day last month at Petco Park. Sophia will be attending and playing soccer at the University of Hawaii, Hilo. Erin will be attending and playing soccer at Gonzaga University. Riley will be attending and also playing soccer at Northern Arizona University. Solana will be playing softball at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Well done Pilots!!!