Fall Sports Honorees by the Inland Empire Daily Bulletin
Webb Senior Mitchell Fargo ’17 was named to the first team. The 2016 Academy League MVP led the Gauls with 122 goals, 72 draws, and 98 steals. Fargo was the only Webb player selected to the Daily Bulletin’s 2016-17 all-area boys’ water polo team. Fargo won Webb’s Tim Quinn award in recognition of his tenacity, toughness, and devotion to his sport.
Webb senior Apollo Thomas was recognized recently as an honorable mention on the Daily’ Bulletin’s 2016 all-area football team. As one of the Gauls’ team captains, Thomas excelled as both a defensive end and tight end in 2016. He led Webb’s defense in 2016 with 137 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and an astonishing 14.5 sacks. Thomas also caught six touchdowns and had over 400 yards receiving. Apollo was named first team all-San Joaquin League and won the Don Harcourt award as Webb football’s Most Valuable Player for 2016. He will be one of five Webb seniors to play at the inaugural 215 Football Classic All-Star Game on January 29th. This fall, Thomas will continue his football career as he has recently committed to playing for Pomona-Pitzer.
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.
The president of the University of California, Janet Napolitano, announced today her intention to work towards guaranteed admission for all qualified state community college students to the UC system. This announcement follows Governor Jerry Brown and the state Legislature withholding $50 million in state funding this year--until among other things--the UC system admits one transfer for every two freshman systemwide at each of its undergrad campuses. Read more in the LATimes.
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.