VWS Cross Country won its second straight San Joaquin League title and finished 15th in the CIF-SS Division 5 finals. Earning first team all-San Joaquin League honors were Yukimi Hiroshima ’17, Harriet Dahlstrom ’20, Anissa Medina ’18, Anne Lofgren ’19, and Sarah Hebb ’18. Jessica Yoder ’18 made all-San Joaquin League second team.
As for in-team awards, Caroline Metyas ’20 was named most inspirational runner for the junior varsity team, while Amelie Cook ’20 was named most improved junior varsity runner. The Carol Doody Award, given annually to the runner who contributes the most to the team in leadership and spirit and who makes the most of her abilities, went to Anya Vincent ’18. The, VWS Cross Country Award, given annually to the runner who distinguishes herself through high achievement on a consistent basis and gracious sportsmanship, went to Anne Lofgren ’19.
VWS Tennis finished the year 8-7 (5-1) and won its third straight San Joaquin League regular season title. The Gauls went on to win the individual tournament as well, with Thea Kirkpatrick ’18 winning the singles title, and the teams of Katie Hawkes ’17 & Emily Schoffmann ’19, and Katie Evanilla ’19 & Winona Dodds ’19 finishing 1-2 in the doubles competition. Kirkpatrick was named league MVP, while Hawkes and Schoffmann were named first team all-league. Second team all-league honors went to Macy Huang ’18, Christine Zhang ’19, and Cindy Zhang ’19. Sydney Wuu ’20 was named an all-league honorable mention.
As for in-team awards, Thea Kirkpatrick ’18 received the Coach’s Award for devoted interest and hard work as demonstrated through improvement and use of abilities. Katie Hawkes ’17 received the Alumni Association Most Valuable Player Award, given to the member of the tennis team who has been outstanding in ability, performance, and sportsmanship. Chandler Leubbers ’17 and Victoria Mirzayants ’19 were co-league MVP’s at the junior varsity level.
VWS Volleyball finished 9-15 and in third place in the San Joaquin League and made it to the second round of its CIF-SS tournament. Jordan Fuelling ’17 was named first team all-league, Elyse Morris ’17 was named second team all-league, and Brittany Marticorena ’18 won all-league honorable mention.
As for in team awards, Jordan Fuelling ’17 won the Coach’s Award, which is given each year for outstanding ability and most team impact. Emily Chu ’17 won the Alumni Association Award, given to the player who is most inspirational as demonstrated through improvement, dedication, spirit, and sportsmanship. For the freshman team, Rebeca Castro ‘20 was named MVP, while Sabrina Lapee-Chavez ‘20 was named most improved. On the junior varsity team, Lydia Toy ’20 won MVP while Sara Hagiwara ’20 won most improved player.
VWS Golf finished 6-6 and in 4th place in its league. Doris Wang ’18 won the Coaches Award: This award is given to recognize exemplary commitment, dedication, and enthusiasm in pursuing the highest goals of athletics. Elaine Lu ’20 was named Most Improved Golfer: To the golfer who from the beginning of the year has shown the most improvement.
WSC Football finished 4-6. Seniors Apollo Thomas, Adrian Alvarez, and Nick Jung received first team all-league honors. Spencer Stewart ’17 and Simon Dawson ’19 were named 2nd team all-league, while Spencer Easley ’18 was a league honorable mention. On the JV team. J.J. Cunningham ’19 was named MVP, Garrett Revelli ’20 was named lineman of the year, and Denis Khononev ’20 was named most improved player.
As for in team awards: Spencer Stewart ‘17 won the Les Perry Hard-Nose Award. This award is given to the player who exemplified raw courage in the hard knocks of football. Luke Gao ’17 received the Most Inspirational - Bensinger Award, given to the most inspirational senior member of the football team. Apollo Thomas ‘17 received the Don Harcourt Award, given to the most valuable player of the team. On the JV team. J.J. Cunningham ’19 was named MVP, Garrett Revelli ’20 was named lineman of the year, and Denis Khononev ’20 was named most improved player.
WSC Water Polo made it to the opening round of its CIF-SS tournament and captured its second straight Academy League Championship. Mitchell Fargo ’17 was named league MVP while Phil Kraus ’18, Max Sapozhkov ‘17, and Will Donahue ’18 were first team all-league. Second team all-league honors went to seniors Stephen Silides, Dmitry Semenov, and Andre Ardelan.
As for in-team awards: Mitchell Fargo ‘17 won the Tim Quinn Award. This award is given to that athlete whose intensity, tenacity, toughness, and intelligent devotion to sport best exemplify those personal attributes which are taught by athletics, and remain worthy of the athlete throughout life. Max Saphozkhov ‘17 won the Frank Jones Award, established in honor of Frank Jones who played water polo at Webb. It is presented to the member of the team who shows the most ability, leadership, and enthusiasm. On the junior varsity team, Jordan Fang ’19 was MVP while Luke Lewis ’19 was most improved player.
WSC Cross Country won its third straight San Joaquin League title and advanced to the finals of the CIF-SS Division 5 race, where they finished in 10th place. Raphael Huang ’17 was named league MVP and competed in the state cross country championship, finishing 31st in the race. All-league first team honors went to Liam Gerken ‘20, Lawrence Tsutsumi ‘18, and Jackson Bibbens ’18. Second team all-league honors went to Raian Ohtaka ‘19, Jonas Gerken ‘17, and Kellen Willmore ’20. The team finished ranked 20th in California in the final CIF Division Five poll.
As for in-team awards, Raphael Huang ’17 won the Mongo Award, given annually to the runner who contributes the most to the team in leadership and spirit and who makes the most of his abilities. Jackson Bibbens ’18 won the Palmer Award. This recognizes the student who has done the most to foster the team spirit of the long-distance runners. On the junior varsity team, Dillon Kim ‘17 was named most inspirational while Frank Hu ’20 won team MVP honors.