Softball headed to second round of CIF, Albert Zhang '18 gives Badminton its first ever appearance at State
Softball: Vivian Webb Varsity Softball opened the 2017 CIF-Southern Section Division Six playoffs on May 18th with an 8-2 victory over University Prep (Victorville). The Gauls struck early, hanging two runs on the Jaguars in the bottom of the first, followed by five more in the second. Emily Chu ’17, fresh off a record breaking performance at the CIF-Southern Section Division Three Swimming Finals, went two for three with a pair of RBI’s. Chloe Stewart ’20 and Thea Kirkpatrick ‘18 also had two RBI’s each. Chandler Luebbers ’17 pitched a complete game allowing just seven hits and striking out three. She has a 1.11 ERA on the year, and the Gauls are hitting .395 as a team.
Webb (17-4) will travel to Carpinteria for its second-round game on May 23rd. A victory over Carpinteria would set up a quarterfinal matchup on May 25th against either Sierra Canyon or Pasadena Poly.
Tennis: Three members of Webb School of California varsity tennis are getting ready for an early morning at the CIF Individuals Tournament set for this Thursday morning, May 25th. Tom Liu ’18 will compete in the boys’ singles tournament while Kia Nalbandi ’18 and Juan Pablo Calderoni ’19 will team up in the boys’ doubles tournament. Registration begins at 7:45 AM at The University of Redlands. All three players are expected to be leaders for Coach Ron Martinez’s team in 2018.
Badminton: Albert Zhang ’18 made history over the weekend by becoming the first Webb badminton player to compete in the CIF State Badminton Championships. Albert finished in sixth place in the boys’ southern area singles bracket on May 20th at the San Gabriel Valley Badminton Club in El Monte. He led all Webb badminton players in scoring this season, and was named team Most Valuable Player at the team’s end of season banquet last Tuesday.
Track and Field: Three members of the Webb Track and Field team competed in the 2017 CIF-Southern Section Division Four Finals on May 20th at Cerritos College. Representing Webb School of California, Jeffrey Ran ’18 finished in eighth place in the boys’ pole vault. For Vivian Webb School, Kelli Henry ’18 finished in eighth in the girls’ high jump. Dylan Wensley ’17 finished in sixth place in the girls’ pole vault and seventh place in the girls’ long jump.
We are pleased and excited to announce the appointment of Jennifer Liu as Webb’s Director of Parent Relations and Special Events effective November 1. In this position, Liu will oversee our parent relations program, which serves more than 750 current parents worldwide and an active volunteer network through our Affiliates parent organization.
An opportunity to pick the brain of award-winning author John Scalzi '87, is not one you want to miss. Discussing topics ranging from what exactly defines a burrito to what projects he currently has in production, there's never a dull moment with Scalzi.
For Webb sports fans who can’t attend a game, or if you’d like to follow along with the live stats and scores from our athletic contests, most of our home games will be covered live with video and play-by-play at The NFHS Network.
There is no greater testament to The Webb Schools' values, culture of service and leadership than our extraordinary alumni. Through our annual Alumni Awards program, the Alumni Council and the Board of Trustees honor alumni whose service and achievements truly exemplify the qualities and values that Webb represents. We are pleased to announce the five distinguished recipients of Webb's 2018 Alumni Awards.
To learn more about working in independent schools and meet with school representatives about open positions, please join Webb and 30 other participants on Saturday, February 23 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City.
The Webb Debate Team is celebrating top awards after its first two league debates of the 2018-19 season. Junior Renny Jiang won First Place Speaker, her second gavel at Webb, which marks just the third time in Webb history a student has won the coveted award twice. Additionally, Webb charted a first place Tournament Award, two individual speaker awards, two second place speaker awards and several undefeated teams during the nascent season.