Page 48 - Menlo Magazine Summer 2019
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 The Knights’ girls’ lacrosse team closed the season on a high note, defeating rivals Menlo-Atherton and then Sacred Heart Prep to win the league tournament
West Bay Athletic League Tournament champion, WBAL second place
The Knights rolled through the playoffs opener and defeated Sacred Heart Prep 13-11 to take the West Bay Athletic League Tournament Championship. Menlo closed league in second place with a 9-3 mark. The team got plenty of firepower from Charlotte Swisher ’19, who had 73 goals, and league MVP Page Wolfenden ’20, who posted 54 goals and 53 assists. Swisher and fellow first-team all-league picks Bella Scola ’19 and Sophie Scola ’19 helped guide a team that featured a blend of veteran leadership and strong, young talent.
CCS Div. II finalist, WBAL second place
The Menlo boys’ soccer team completed an incredible 18-3-2 season in which the Knights surpassed 80 goals, culminating in two CCS victories and a dramatic 1-0 loss in the CCS Div.
II Championship. Menlo earned an automatic
bid after a 10-1-1 West Bay Athletic League season. Tri-captains
Ben Lasky ’19, Max Colowick ’19, and Jony Ebrahimian ’19 and fellow all-league
Max Colowick ’19 and Luca Espinosa ’19 had Menlo headed in the right direction to the CCS Championship after a 10-1-1 league season
selections Connor Nelson ’19 and Luca Espinosa ’19 led a strong corps of 10 seniors along with Trevor Perez ’20, Xander Stabile ’20, and Christian Corcoran ’21.
CCS Div. I champion, WBAL champion
Menlo girls’ soccer wrapped up its historic season, earning a trip to the inaugural CIF-NorCal tournament after landing the CCS Div. I Championship. The Knights finished the season with an overall record of 20-2-2, winning their seventh CCS title in program history and their third in the past six years. The Knights bid farewell to 2019 grads Catie Cassani, Alexa Thomases, Emily Tse, and WBAL Most Valuable Midfielder Sophie Jones, all of whom played for the Development Academy and fought to play in high school their senior season. League Most Valuable Goalie Talia Grossman ’20 and first-team selections Cassani and Katie Aufricht ’20 led a defense which helped the Knights post 15 shutouts. Jones, a U.S. National Team U-20 player (see sidebar), Thomases, and Carolina Espinosa ’22 paced a Knights team that outscored its opponents 78-8.
Girls’ soccer continued its tradition of success with its third CCS title in the past six seasons and a bid to the inaugural NorCals
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