Excerpts from Athletic Round Table Luncheon Report
The Owls have won nine in a row and are headed to the CIF playoffs for the first time in Rob Cowell’s four years as coach.
“We’re looking forward to our first playoff experience to see how far we can get,” he said.
Cowell introduced sophomore No. 1 singles player
Katherine Monroy ’20
Lily Holbrook ’21
, the anchor for the No. 3 doubles team.
Coach Shane Lopes raved about the play and improvement of first-year football players
Sam Stegall ’19
Oscar Houglet ’22
The had good games in the Owls’ 78-12 win over Milken Community in their homecoming game last Friday.
“Last week, they earned their stripes as football players,” he said. “Those moments are highlights for me as a coach – more than most of the touchdowns that were scored.”
Laguna Blanca, which has a bye this week, went 5-2 playing a freelance regular-season schedule. The Owls will learn Friday if they receive an at-large bid to the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs for 8-man football. The pairings will be announced on Saturday.
The Owls are in good shape to qualify their girls team for the CIF Prelims while the boys need to finish ahead of Besant Hill in next week’s Condor League finals to have a shot.
Coach David Silverander brought No. 1 runner
Aura Carlson ’18
of the girls’ team and four-year veteran
Clay Rodgers ’18
of the boys’ squad to the luncheon.
Laguna Blanca honored one of the winningest senior classes in the history of the school's girls volleyball program and then went out and swept Providence in the final regular season match of the season on Tuesday, October 24.
The Owls won 25-13, 25-7, 25-9 to wrap up the regular season at 25-3.
"It was a nice night honoring our eight seniors who have worked so hard for our program," assistant coach Kat Niksto said. "
Kelly Bickett '18
Caylin Zimmerman '18
Julia Fay '18
Laurel Kujan '18
Sophia Fay '18
Kendall White '18
Kathryn Norris '18
Abby Corpuz '18
have done such a good job of representing the Laguna Blanca student athlete during their volleyball careers. We are looking forward to the challenge of the upcoming playoffs."