Volume 4, Issue 7
June 2018

Website: http://leighsportsboosters.org/

Agenda and minutes for past meetings available  here

End of Year Wrap!

Message from our President

With the end of my first year as president nearing completion, I find myself reflecting on the goals set at the beginning of the year. While this year has been tremendously successful in many areas. One of the biggest goals has yet to come to complete fruition: documenting and memorializing our athletes accomplishments. With the help of our Athletic Director, Jake Shaughnessy we have updated and will continue to update all of our Athletic Awards. We are still working on the best way to build a complete legacy of our athletes' accomplishments. Another goal still in process is creating greater positive connections with the community. In the coming year I am hoping to have opportunities to build community while supporting our Athletic Programs and hopefully have some fun at the same time.

I am so thankful for our amazing volunteers, officers and committee leads. Our volunteers are so thoroughly committed to the Leigh Sports Community, without their complete dedication Sports Boosters would not exist. And an extra big thank you to Tammy Klauser and Paul Greco for all they did in the snack shack arena for us!

I am wholeheartedly thankful to have served alongside such a skilled and energetic team.

I am very pleased to announce many familiar faces returning to Sports Booster for the 2018-2019 school year.

  • Vice President - Michelle Benavides
  • Secretary - Elizabeth Kilik
  • Treasurer - Drew Doblar
  • Co-Treasurer - ?
  • Membership - Megan Viskovich and Michelle Ryder
  • Merchandise - Megan Viskovich and Michelle Ryder
  • Communications - Aine O'Donovan
  • Restaurant Nights - Michelle Falarski
  • Snack Shack - ?
  • Fundraising at Large - ?
  • Facility & Capital Improvements - ?

We are looking for parents to join our amazing team. Consider getting involved with our Snack Shack Team, Fundraising at Large, and Facility/ Capital Improvements Team. For more information about getting involved email asbcpresident@leighhsc.org

Have a wonderful summer!
Kristina Williams

Spring Sports Wrap Up

The team finished their season with a league record of 15-3 (17-3 overall), which resulted in a second place finish to Mitty in the BVAL Santa Teresa League.  Seyeon Park and Alicia Wong were girls doubles champions at the BVAL Finals for the Santa Teresa division - Congratulations Seyeon and Alicia!  Zach Miller and Ashley Zhu qualified for the CCS Badminton Tournament where they played in two matches before being eliminated.

The team ended up 7-7 in the competitive BVAL Mount Hamilton League (15-12 overall) and qualified for the CCS Playoffs where they faced Saratoga in the opening game of the Division II bracket.  The team ended their season with a heartbreaking 2-3 loss at Saratoga, with all three of the Saratoga runs coming in the bottom of the 6th inning.  Falling behind with just three outs left in the game, the Leigh team was unable to mount a comeback. 

The girls finished with a record of 9-5 (11-14 overall) in the BVAL Santa Teresa league.

Boys' Tennis
The team finished their season 3-11 in the BVAL Mount Hamilton league. 

Boys' Golf 
The golf team finished their season 7-5 in BVAL Mount Hamilton league matches, finishing in 3rd place and qualifying as a team for the BVAL Tournament.  Four members of the team tied for 9th place at the tournament with scores of 80 - three Seniors Riley Houser, Conner Isaacson, and Ayden Van Den Berg and freshman Aryan Muther - qualifying them for the CCS Regional Golf Tournament held on May 8th in Monterey.   At the CCS Regionals, Conner Isaacson scored a 74, advancing him to the CCS Sectional where he finished 61st with a score of 83.  Congratulations to Conner and the rest of the team for a great season!

Swimming & Diving
The boys team finished 5-2 in BVAL Mount Hamilton dual meets, taking 2nd place at the BVAL Finals.  The girls team also bettered their finish at the BVAL finals, finishing 5th after ending the dual meet season in 6th place with a record of 2-5.  Swimmers with Top 3 finishes at the BVAL finals included Jayden Hernandez (2nd in the 100 yd fly and 3rd in the 200 yd free), Bryant Luu (3rd in both the 100 yd breast and the 200 yd IM), and Rachel Huynh (3rd in both the 100 yd breast and 100 yd fly).  The boys 200 yd free relay also had a Top 3 finish, taking 3rd place at the finals.  Boys and Girls both qualified and competed in all three relays for CCS.  Two swimmers qualified in individual events also - Junior Rachel Huynh and Freshman Jayden Hernandez. Rachel finaled in the 100 Breaststroke and finished 12th overall. She also swam the 100 Butterfly and finished 24th in prelims. Rachel also improved her 100 Butterfly Leigh School Record at 58.12.  Jayden finaled in the 100 fly at CCS and finished 16th overall. He also swam the 200 free and finished 31st in prelims.  Congratulations to all of the swimmers and divers on their seasons.

Boys' Volleyball
The team tied with Branham for first place in BVAL Mount Hamilton League play, with a league record of 11-1 (25-6 overall).  The team was seeded 5th in the CCS Division II bracket and won the quarterfinal match against the 4th seed, Mitty, 25-9, 19-25, 25-23, 25-19.  They played Aptos in the semifinal match and lost in a hard fought 25-21, 35-37, 25-16, 18-25, 15-12 battle.  Congratulations on another great season boys!

Track & Field
Both the boys and girls teams compete in the BVAL Mount Hamilton league.  The boys team ended their dual meet season with a 3-4 record, and took 2nd place at the BVAL Finals.  The girls team ended their dual meet season with a 1-6 record.  Crowned champions in their events at the BVAL Mount Hamilton Final were: Tevita Pahulu (Shot Put, 51'2"), Diego Rodriguez (300 Hurdles, 40.22), Nathan Yoder (Triple Jump 45'0"), and Hawa Kamara with two top finishes (400, 56.31 and Triple Jump, 41'8").  Hawa's triple jump mark of 41'8" set a new Mount Hamilton record, besting a record that had stood for 10 years.  Leigh had multiple athletes at the CCS Meet, with several advancing to the finals including Hawa Kamara (8th in the 200M, 3rd in the 400M, and 2nd in the Triple Jump), Diego Rodriguez (8th in the 300M hurdles), Peter McLaughlin and Tyler Elder (8th and 9th in the Pole Vault), Nathan Yoder (7th in the both the Long Jump and Triple Jump), and Tevita Pahulu (9th in the Shot Put).  Hawa's performance at CCS qualified her for the California State meet held June 1-2 in Clovis where she finished 7th in the State in the Triple Jump event.  Congratulations to Hawa and to all of the Leigh track and field athletes for their achievements this season.

Hawa Kamara in action


BVAL All League Honors - Spring Sports

At the end of each high school sport's season, the coaches from every team in the league get together to determine the athletes that deserve All League recognition for their outstanding seasons. It is a great honor and Leigh Sports Boosters wants to congratulate all of the Leigh athletes chosen for the Spring season:

Co-Pitcher of the Year - Tyler Mead
Junior of the Year - Robbie Hamchuk
First Team - Mitchell Dowd
Second Team - Nathan Schwartz and Nic Robinson

First Team - Chelsea Rayment
Second Team - Alice Barbieri and Nella Khachian

Boys Volleyball
Junior of the Year - Joseph Bergles
Sophomore of the Year - Tyler Jack
First Team - Tanner Jack and Connor Smith
Second Team - Austin Schultz

2018 Senior Awards

Congratulations to the following athletes who received awards at the 2018 Senior Awards Ceremony last week.  These athletes competed in their sport (often multiple sports) while also achieving success in the classroom over their years here at Leigh.  They will be missed as they move on from their time here and we wish them much success along their way.

Multi-Sport Athletes
Tevita Pahulu and Rene Wash

Block L Athletes
Trevor Kaiser and Hawa Kamara

Scholar Athletes
Bryant Luu and Ashley Zhu

Dan Hayes Inspirational Memorial Athlete
Ethan Thompson

Nina Sakima Field Hockey Scholarship
Kelley McCarroll

Athletes committing to play at university level next year

Congratulations to our seniors who have committed to playing a sport in college next year!

Ashley Bills - Soccer at California State University Chico
Shaheen Daneshdar - Soccer at UC San Diego
Kylie Hansen - Soccer at California State University Chico
Hawa Kamara - Track at UCLA
Tyler Mead - Baseball at Biola University
Michael Montrezza - Baseball at Trinity University in Texas

Our Athletes had fun on Senior Nights!




Where did we spend our money this year?

Thank you for your generous donations that allowed us to purchase the following:
  • Football jerseys - $4,952.20 
  • Stadium benches - $3,933.46
  • Fans/misters for gym - $3,109.25
  • Boys Basketball uniforms - $3,027.60
  • Girls Basketball Tournament fees - $1,400
  • Tournament fees for Wrestling - $2,500
  • Updated championship banners for the gym - $139.23
  • Lawn mower for softball - $3,500
  • Digital clock for swim team - $952
  • Perpetual plaques - $3,474.15 
  • Tuff shed for tennis - $2,516.81
  • Athletic Awards, Certificates and Back Drop - $3,868.65
  • Scholar athlete luncheon - $790
  • Sports Boosters Shed - $3,000

For more info on funding, please go to the  Sports Boosters website

Photo Website

We are very grateful for Leigh parent Konrad Michels fabulous photo taking at various Leigh events - many of the photos used in the newsletter are from his SmugMug share site at https://leighhs.smugmug.com/201718. Thank you Konrad! 

Stay Connected

Welcome to the Leigh Athletics community! We are thrilled to have you and your family be a part of this great community. Our support network includes Leigh's athlete's coaching staff, our Athletic Director, Jake Shaughnessy, and our parent organization, Leigh Sports Boosters. We invite you to connect with us and join in the fun.

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