Webb School of California Volleyball will be looking for its first winning season since 2012. Second year head coach Howie Kalter, who went 6-10 in 2016, says his players have been working hard day in and day out in practice leading up to the start of the season. He says his team overall has had an awesome attitude, especially from players who are learning the fundamentals of volleyball for the first time. For example, Kalter points to Jeffrey Tang ’19, who he says will likely start for the Gauls in his first year of volleyball.
Kalter will have several players from his WSC Water Polo team, which captured a league title last Fall, as key starters on the court. Phil Kraus ’18, Max Saphozkhov ’17, and Dmitry Semenov ’17 are all expected to be strong frontcourt players. Hoyin Tsoi ’19, Jonas Gerken ’17, and Mark Lehmann ’17 should also see considerable playing time. Webb will be without two key players for part of the season, Bill King ’19 and Dan Kumok ’18.
Because of the team’s small size, Kalter says they will be challenged “to stay in it mentally every game.” Saddleback Valley Christian looks to be the class of the San Joaquin League after going 38-3 in 2016. The Warriors lost five seniors to graduation following last year’s CIF SoCal Regional Division III Championship.
Webb begins its season at the Crean Lutheran Tournament in Irvine on March 4th.
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.