In the past years, Marin Catholic football has been a prominent attraction for sports lovers in Marin County. MCAL titles, deep NCS runs, state championship appearances, and an impressive collegiate student-athlete record are some of the items on the checklist of achievements.
This spring, however, sports aside from football stepped up to respresent Marin Catholic athletics in honorable, respectful, and tremendous ways. The Marin Catholic women's lacrosse team, led by junior All-MCAL Player of the Year, KC Hill, won the MCAL championship. The team also won the NCS championship for the first time ever. MC congratulates Kelsey McCarthy, Megan McCullough, and Casey Jereb for earning all-league first team awards. Kayla Beckman, Maddie Spiess, Juliana Strazulo, and Sara Pedlar picked up all-league mentions as well.
The men's lacrosse team also made a huge run in NCS, making it all the way to the final before suffering a heart breaking loss in overtime to Marin Academy. Marin Catholic senior and Providence-bound athlete, Jake Newman, was named the All-MCAL boys lacrosse player of the year. Sophomore Chris Hill and Tommy Rooney made first-team. Sawyer Carins, Austin Colvin, Richard Yocke, and Marco Martin also picked up all-league mentions.
Marin Catholic would also like to congratulate the women's soccer team. Never in history has a women's soccer team made it through the season with an undefeated record. MC fell one game shy of that legacy, but winning the first MCAL title since 2006 was a big deal for the program. Unfortunately, the perfect season was ruined with a loss to Branson in the NCS final off a penalty kick.
MC soccer does, however, return seven out of eight all-league players, including All-MCAL player of the year, Stephanie Martini, and all-leaguers Claire Renk, Kristi Cascio, Alyssa Devine, Alexis Tye, Maddie Cincebeaux, Kendall Wright, and Julia Matos. Congrats lady cats.
Another big shoutout to 2012 Marin Catholic grad, Ali Thomason, for winning All-MCAL player of the year for both water polo and swimming. Ali signed a letter of intent to play water polo at the University of Michigan, and we are very proud of her!
Yet another big congratulations to Joe Redmond and the rest of the Marin Catholic baseball team. Joe was named All-MCAL picther of the year and made the All-State team. Marin Catholic Baseball also won the 2012 North Coast Section Championship which was played at the Oakland Colliseum.
Recently, Jesse Foppert was named the new baseball head coach for the 2013 spring season. Foppert played at USF on a scholarship before being drafted to the MLB and taking his game to the professional level. He now trains pitchers in private lessons, including the past two MCAL pitchers of the year, Joe Redmond (USD) and Robb Woodcock (UC Berkeley). We're very excited for next season.
Marin Catholic student athletes continue to excel each and every season as next year will provide a new opportunity to achieve excellence out on the field, the court, the diamond, or in the pool. Congratulations Marin Catholic Athletics!