November 18, 20210
Mira Costa High School
Fall Signing Day
November 10, 2021

The following students have not only represented Costa well but have dedicated themselves to their craft both academically and athletically. We are excited to watch them advance to the next level and continue their journeys. Congratulations, Costa Athletes! Your hard work has paid off!

  • Mick Bakos / Volleyball, Pepperdine University
  • Jenna Colligan / Beach Volleyball, University of California Berkeley
  • Dalia Frias / Cross Country & Track, Duke University
  • Ellie Geoghegan / Indoor Volleyball San Diego State University
  • Skylar Gerhardt / Indoor Volleyball, Villanova University
  • Bernardo Herzer / Waterpolo, University of Southern California
  • Simone Gibson / Beach Volleyball, Tulane University
  • Haily Huynh / Tennis, University of California Irvine
  • Shannon Knight / Indoor Volleyball, Lafayette College
  • Addison Lee / Baseball, Vassar College
  • Ella Parsley / Cross Country & Track, UC San Diego
  • Sierra Sargent / Soccer, University of Michigan
  • Molly Trodd / Beach Volleyball, Tulane University
  • Bella Young / Indoor Volleyball, University of California Santa Cruz

Take a look at their specific accomplishments and excitement for their future.
Come watch the Dance Team and many other Mira Costa clubs and teams compete in the Annual Lip Sync Contest!
It’s super entertaining and fun for the whole family. 
When: Thursday, November 18 at 7pm
Where: Mira Costa Auditorium 
Purchase tickets in advance from Dance Team or ASB members. $5 in advance or $8 at the door.
Cash only!
Comedy Sportz HSL Match
When: Friday, November 19 at 7pm
Where: MCHS Small Theater (new location)
$5.00 at the door (cash only)
Attendees must provide proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test from within 72 hours. Masks required.

Girls Indoor Volleyball had an incredible season with all three teams! Frosh/Soph, JV, and Varsity — sweeping the Bay League undefeated.
The Varsity team competed at the highest levels at both CIF and State tournaments as well as national tournaments. By the end of the season, CIF ranked Mira Costa 6th in the state. National polls like USA Today and Prep Volleyball ranked Mira Costa among the Top 20 teams in the nation. Thank you coaches Cam Green, Nancy Mason, Nicole Rouche and Chris Flood, families, administrators, student fans and community sponsors for incredible support all season!
 
Congratulations to senior college commits Ellie Geoghegan (San Diego State), Skylar Gerhardt (Villanova), Shannon Knight (Lafayette), Molly Trodd (Tulane - beach vb), and Bella Young (UC Santa Cruz) who will undoubtedly bring their grit, power and team camaraderie to their college teams next year.
 
Mira Costa Volleyball is looking forward to another powerhouse season in 2022! Plan to be a part of it by participating in our 2022 Media Guide.This guide features the team and dozens of community sponsors whose ads support Girls Volleyball and are seen by thousands of local and national influencers who follow the Mira Costa Girls Volleyball dynasty producing many Olympians, professionals and successful collegiate athletes. For more information, email miracostavolleyball@gmail.com.
Cross Country Advances to CIF Finals  
What does it take to run 3 miles in 87-degree heat which includes hills named “Valley Loop”, “Switchbacks”, “Poop Out Hill” and “Reservoir Hill”? It takes guts, mental strength, committed training, balanced nutrition, supportive coaches, and strong teamwork to pull off winning both boys and girls Varsity races at the CIF Preliminary last weekend at Mt. SAC. Both teams return to Mt. SAC to move on to compete in the CIF Finals this weekend. If they succeed, they will continue to State Finals in Fresno, CA two days after Thanksgiving.

Congratulations to Dalia Frias (Duke) and Ella Parsley (UCSD) for their commitment to run in college which was celebrated at the MCHS Fall Signing Day.

Orchestras' Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 8 at 7pm - Save the Date
Please save the date for Mira Costa Orchestras' Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 8 at 7pm, in the Mira Costa Auditorium. We look forward to celebrating the joy of music this holiday season with our music families and our wonderful community! For more info, please contact Dolly Tsai dollytsai98@gmail.com
MCHS Marching Band & Colorguard are the Western Band Association Champions!
Huge Congratulations to the Marching Band and Colorguard on earning 1st Place at the Southern California Regional Championships for the Western Bands Association along with the awards for High Music and High Effect! Without a doubt, this is the most significant competitive placement the Band has ever been honored with and it is a testament to the hard work of the membership, staff, and parent volunteers throughout the season!  
Up next is the MCHS Parade Team on the nationally televised Hollywood Christmas Parade, only on the CW – please watch and check us out! If you want to come in-person tickets are still available for purchase online for the evening of Nov 28th in the grandstands or just bring a blanket and pick a place to watch us along the route. 

We are also so excited to be able to bring the show back home one more time at our full program Stadium Concert on December 3rd. This concert will feature our Championship Marching Band & Colorguard, the Parade Team, our Grammy Award Winning Concert Ensembles & Jazz Band. It will be a wonderful night to remember and get everyone ready for the holidays. Please come join us at Waller Stadium! More information is available here.

The MCHS Bands Program is starting up their Winter Sports! For more information on Winterguard or Indoor Drum Line please reach out to costabandguardboosters@gmail.com.

Basketball Season Has Started!
On Veteran’s Day, the Girls Basketball team welcomed 5th through 8th grade girls to Fisher Gym for our Mini Mustang Clinic. These young athletes had a great time in the gym with the Varsity Girls Basketball team and worked hard on skills and drills in our impressive new facility. We hope to welcome many of them to the team someday! What a great opportunity for them to see our gym, and work with our players. Thanks to our coaches and team for facilitating, and thanks to all who attended!!
 
November 15th marks the first day of basketball season – be sure to check out our schedule and come out to cheer on the girls and boys basketball programs. It’s going to be a great season!!
Mira Costa Lady Ruggers Host Fall Mini Tournament
The Lady Ruggers of Mira Costa season is fully underway as the sport has adopted the Fall Season. The move to the fall has allowed girls that also play soccer, basketball, and softball to finally be able to play and experience the great game of rugby.

This year’s addition of Ruggers is led by Senior Captain Nisi Tuitupou. Nisi is a four-year player and an outstanding player as well as being a fantastic team leader. Nisi is supported by two juniors to help bolster the Mustangs, Kamyjah Blackwell and Fede Sorrentino (our Italian exchange student). Both young ladies bring some physicality to the program while the rest of the side is rounded out by some solid underclasswomen.

Two weeks ago the ladies hosted sides from Carson, Los Alamitos, and Cathedral Catholic High Schools. The Mustangs did an outstanding job and have brought back our program from last year’s cancellation of the season due to covid.

As for our boys, our schedule is slowly coming together (also another victim of covid).

Girls's Soccer Hosted Annual Skills Camp
The Mira Costa Girls' Soccer team hosted their annual skills camp on November 11th. Over 100 kids from kindergarten thru eighth grade took part in a high-energy camp focusing on the key skills needed for success on the field.

The team appreciates the opportunity to share their knowledge and love of the game with the next generation and is grateful for the community support this camp receives every year.

Mira Costa Girls' Soccer begins its season on December 1st at home against El Segundo. Follow the team at miracostagirlssoccer.com
Support Costa Booster Clubs!
Here are some great options for dining:
Support Track and Field on Monday, November 29 at Chipotle
Don't miss these upcoming Camps:

Booster Club Stores
NEW HOLIDAY ITEMS AND GREAT GIFT IDEAS!

Important Notice Regarding Team Sponsorships
Sponsorships of Mira Costa athletic teams and visual and performing arts organizations are only available through MBX Booster Clubs. This includes the sale of banners, branded merchandise, distribution of promotional materials, publishing game calendars and more.

It has come to our attention that several companies are approaching local businesses and representing themselves as selling sponsorships that say they benefit Mira Costa athletics. These are not authorized representations and NO funds from these activities are received by Mira Costa High School or the teams they say they are representing.

If you or your business are approached, please contact Jennifer Williams HERE. We can verify the validity of the opportunity and direct you to the appropriate booster officers.
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