Webb School of California Baseball looks to be in prime position of reaching the CIF-SS Division Six playoffs. The 2017 Gauls return six of nine starters from the 2016 team that went 13-9, finished in third in the San Joaquin League, and was eliminated in the first round of CIF.
Like all teams in the CIF-SS, WSC must operate under the new standards for resting pitchers based on pitch counts. Passed in January, the new rules require any pitcher to have a day’s rest after throwing 31-50 pitches in a start, two days’ rest after throwing 51-75 pitches in a day, and three days’ rest for more than 76 pitches. However, Coach Stodgel has already been giving his pitchers a days’ rest after 30 pitches, and says the team’s overall goal is to take the season “one game at a time.” He says every player on the team will play a role.
A pair of four-year varsity starters will lead Webb: infielder Adrian Alvarez ‘17 and inflielder/RHP Spencer Stewart ’17. Fellow four-year varsity player Wyatt Albert ’17 will split time between the pitcher’s mound and the outfield, while junior Blake Pedersen, sophomore Eric Evans, and freshman Ryan Bridges will all have time on the mound as well. Stodgel also points to outfielder J.J. Cunningham ’19, infielder Eddie Moreira ’19, and catcher Alex Cardenas ’20 as being key players.
The San Joaquin League once again looks to be loaded in 2017, with eight-time defending league champions Capistrano Valley Christian already having players committed to schools like UCLA, BYU, and UC-Irvine. Stodgel also says Saddleback Valley Christian and Southlands Christian will be well-coached teams, while newcomer Avalon will bring a fresh challenge to the league.
Eshaana Sheth ’10 describes her short film, "The Butter Knife" as "a snapshot of modern, intercultural dating." It has won Best Romantic Comedy at the Los Angeles Film Awards and Top Shorts online film festival so far.
In this fascinating article in The Atlantic, writer Jeffrey Selingo dives into the argument many economists, educators, and work-force development professionals are making today--our education in early life does not seem sufficient for the needs of our 21st century economy. The third wave, as he describes, will be one of continual training and education and retraining. Read more in The Atlantic.
Alumni, family and friends are invited to join Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale and special guests for three events this April in New York City (April 11), Philadelphia (April 12) and London, England (April 14).
Once again, Webb athletes had a strong showing across the board during the 2018 winter season. Led by WSC soccer, which finished the season League Champions and with a deep run into CIF, both VWS and WSC athletics posted very positive results. VWS Water Polo also finished its league play in second place.
“It is always great each season to not only see our athletes and teams be successful on the field of play, but to see them learn and grow as individuals and part of a community,” said Director of Athletics Steve Wishek.