Coach Kevin Quick says the Gauls are “hoping to surprise a few teams, especially during CIF.” His goal is to finish at least 6-4 in the regular season. One year ago, Webb was the #12 seed in CIF and was bounced by Cerritos in the opening round.
Webb Badminton is already off to a 1-0 start with a 17-4 over Gladstone last Thursday. Among the varsity players, Albert Zhang ’18 and Macy Huang ’18 are set to be the singles leaders for the boys’ and girls’ teams. Seniors Claire Jiang and Grace Wang will be among the best doubles players for Vivian Webb, while J.J. Pandji ’18 and Alex Oei ’18 round out the top talent for WSC. Top athletes from other sports, including Anam Zaidi ’18 and Takim Myrhe ’18, will also play a big role on varsity.
The JV squad is loaded with talent as well, including Kara Sun ’20, Deanna Oei ’20, Chris Ma ’20, and David Qian ’18. Coach Quick says there is also a lot of meaning in the team’s official mantra “1-2-3 Webb, 1-2-3 One More.” The “One More” he says, is a reminder to his players always put in the extra effort in both Badminton and all other aspects of their lives. He uses the example of having water at 211 degrees: “you need that one extra degree to create something completely different.”
The Gauls will face fresh new competition, including six time defending CIF champion Diamond Bar, Wilson, and Chino Hills. The 10 days leading up to Spring Break will be a true test for the Gauls, as they face Diamond Bar and Chino Hills twice each in that span, and Wilson once. Webb will have just one more match before league and CIF playoffs once the team returns from break.
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.