Mayfield offers a well-rounded and successful high school athletic program in 11 different sports over three seasons. Our goal is to give each student the opportunity to experience athletics in a positive, fun-filled environment. We believe that the playing fields are an extension of the classroom, teaching the values and principles of Education-Based Athletics.
Fall Athletics Tryouts
Cross Country, Golf, Tennis and Volleyball are the four fall sports offered at Mayfield Senior School. Volleyball tryouts will be held the week of Aug. 9-13 and cross country, golf and tennis tryouts will be held Aug. 16-20. Our first matches/games of the season typically start in late August. Tryouts are mandatory for all athletes wishing to be on a team and regular practice continues immediately after the tryout period on a daily basis. Completing all the requirements on Magnus Health (including a current physical) is a pre-requisite for all sports.
The tryout period is very important for the coaches to properly determine each student's spot on a team. If you have to miss any of the required dates, you must inform the coach before tryouts begin. Failure to do so could affect your spot on a team.
For most of our teams we do not make cuts and all those who try out will make the team. However, on our Tennis and Volleyball teams, we MAY have to make cuts depending on the number of students who try out for the team, so no one is guaranteed a spot on these teams.
Sports practice begins the day after tryouts. Practice takes place every afternoon and some Saturdays. Practice times and locations vary depending on the sport and level of play. Attendance at all practices is mandatory. Missing 20% or more will result in no credit for that season. The commitment is for the full season, including play-offs. Quitting a team midway through the season will compromise the athlete’s standing in the future.
Mayfield offers competition on two levels (JV and Varsity) for most sports. Volleyball has three levels — Frosh, JV & Varsity. A freshman may be selected for a varsity team! Post-season CIF play may impact school holidays and weekends so please check the school athletic calendar when planning vacations. Most tournaments occur over weekends and during school vacations. Please be aware of this when arranging vacation time.
Basketball and Badminton practices are on campus in the gym. Summer basketball is highly recommended for all potential players. Both F/S and Varsity play in a summer Tournament and league for basketball.
Cross Country is a fall sport, and our runners start practicing in the summer. The top 12-16 Athletes may attend a week-long camp in Big Bear the second week in August. All runners will continue practice the following week. The teams usually attend one or two overnight trips during the season, competing in San Francisco and Clovis. Extra fees apply to these trips. This highly successful team usually competes in the CIF State meet in Fresno over Thanksgiving weekend.
Swim occurs off campus at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Cañada. (Subject to change) Practice times vary depending on the facility. There are morning practices three times a week as well as afternoons. Coaches will drive the athletes to training in the school vans from Mayfield Senior School. Swimmers attend Tournaments/Invitationals on Saturdays and selected swimmers may attend an overnight trip for a meet. Extra fees apply.
Tennis practices occur off campus for varsity and on campus for JV. All JV and varsity matches are played at the Arroyo Racquet Center, our home base. Athletes are expected to practice over the summer.
Water Polo occurs off campus at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Cañada. These practices are from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily. Coaches will drive the athletes to Prep in the school vans from Mayfield Senior School. Water Polo athletes attend tournaments/invitationals on Saturdays.
Summer Volleyball practice is highly recommended and essential for potential varsity players. Varsity will attend an overnight tournament during the season. CIF playoffs can carry over to the Thanksgiving weekend. All three teams play in an all-day tournament during the regular season.
FALL • Cross Country (V, JV) • Golf (V, JV) • Tennis (V, JV) • Volleyball (V, JV, F/S) WINTER • Basketball (V, JV) • Soccer (V, JV) • Water Polo (V, JV) SPRING • Badminton (V, JV) • Softball (V) • Swim & Dive (V, JV) • Track & Field (V, JV)
Prep League Schools
Chadwick Preparatory School Flintridge Preparatory School Mayfield Senior School Pasadena Polytechnic School Providence High School Rio Hondo Preparatory School Westridge School for Girls Brentwood (Water Polo only) La Salle (Water Polo only)
The Cubs continued playing well with all four sports in action this past week and one team continuing its best start ever. The Varsity tennis team looks to have a terrific blend of experience and ability as the team improved to 6-0 on the season with two more wins this week over Immaculate Heart (13-5) and Marshall (16-2). The Cubs have another non-league match on Tuesday at Buckley before opening Prep League play against the defending league champion Westridge Tigers. Coach Silvana Stans has the Cubs playing great tennis early in the season and with Samantha Frick ’23, Sheryl Cheng ’23 and Rebecca Leiva ’22 leading the way, the Cubs have been unbeatable up to this point.
We are just a few weeks into the fall season and the Cubs seem poised to compete for Prep League and CIF titles across the board. The Varsity tennis team remained undefeated this week with a convincing 15-3 non-league win over Rosemead. The Cubs were led once again by the stellar singles trio of Samantha Frick ’23, Sheryl Cheng ’23 and Rebecca Leiva ’22, who went 9-0 in their matches against the Panthers. Varsity tennis is now 4-0 and will take on Immaculate Heart and Buckley before opening league play against defending champion Westridge on Sept. 23. The JV team is improving with each practice as well and picked up a 12-6 win over Rosemead to improve to 2-1.
What a start! After spending a year and a half in a quiet gym, the Cubs have returned with a bang! We had a great summer camp with huge numbers for basketball, cross country, tennis and volleyball. And through the first two weeks of the regular season, it seems all that work has paid off! Volleyball has been the busiest sport so far. Varsity has compiled an 8-2 overall record, going 2-0 in league so far and 2-2 in the tough Oaks Christian Tournament last weekend. The JV and Frosh/Soph teams are both 6-0 overall and 2-0 in league. The teams have been dominant in their wins and travel to Glendale today before they take on Poly in two BIG matches next week.
When I walked off the pool deck at Buckley High School on March 11, 2020, all I was thinking was that it was nice to get our first league win of the swim season, and how the next few weeks were going to get much busier with badminton matches, softball games, and track & field meets crammed together before we went to Spring Break. Two days later the world changed for all of us, and that turned out to be the last Mayfield athletic competition to be held... until this week!
Flanked by festive cardinal red-and-white balloons, San Gabriel Valley standout Audrey Suarez signed a national letter of intent this week to join the reigning PAC-12 champion cross country team at Stanford University. Consistently ranked in the top five runners in California State Division 4 throughout her high school career, Audrey has had an exceptional athletic career at Mayfield from day one.
As soon as Los Angeles County schools were cleared to host socially-distanced sports conditioning sessions, Mayfield Athletic Director Steve Bergen jumped into action to get our Cubs back to Bellefontaine. Next week, more than 100 Mayfield students will return to campus for a five-week series of outdoor workouts in tightly-regulated “pods.” The excitement is palpable, but Coach Bergen’s bottom line is: “We’re going to follow the rules.” We sat down with him to celebrate this next step and to talk about what to expect over the next few weeks.
As you may have heard, the CIF State and Southern Section offices announced an adjusted athletics calendar for the 2020-21 school year yesterday. The calendar has shifted from the traditional three-season model to a modified two-season schedule and all sports have been postponed until the end of 2020. There will be no scheduled competitions until late December or early January 2021.
It has certainly been a strange time for Cubs Athletics—reflecting a concern echoed across the world. Last Friday, the CIF Section Commissioners voted to cancel the spring State and Regional Championships—a real disappointment for our 24 seniors who’ve had their final season cut short. These wonderful student-athletes have represented Mayfield with grace for the past four years and, when the situation allows, we will take the time to honor them.
The Spring season kicked off in earnest this week, with all four teams in action for the first time. The Cubs track & field team came away with a resounding victory over the other five Prep League schools in the first cluster meet of the year—their 151-point score was well ahead of runner up Chadwick's 44-point total. The Cubs won 10 of the 15 events and had individual victories by eight different members of the team!
As the spring sports continue to prepare for the start of their non-league schedule, we took time last night to celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of our basketball, soccer, and water polo teams at the Winter Sports Banquet. Once again the Booster Club sponsored a delicious meal from Porta Via and then athletes were honored from the three sports.
The last week of regular season play for the winter sports brought some excitement and a chance to recognize the members of the Class of 2020 for their leadership. The Varsity soccer team went into this final week in fourth place, having not won a game in over a month. The Cubs came home strong with wins over Providence and Chadwick and a tie with Westridge to take second place in Prep League.
With one week to go in the regular season for our winter sports, it's officially nail-biting time on campus. With just a few games remaining, the Cubs soccer and water polo teams are looking to secure playoff berths, and the basketball team looks to finish strong and set the tone for next season. Water polo picked up two pivotal wins in Prep League play this week. On Tuesday the Cubs handled Brentwood, 12-5, and then dismantled league rival Westridge the next day, 11-4.
Some weeks are quieter than others—but this was definitely not one of those weeks. One of our teams ended a long losing streak with a win in the Rivalry Series with FSHA and another team pulled off an upset against the #1-ranked team in CIF!
The winter sports continued their busy run of games this week to close out the first semester, but the highlight of the week came from our only sport that competes all school year long— equestrian! Our Cubs competed in their second IEL show of the year last Sunday at Hansen Dam and the results were fabulous!
Established in 1931, Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women grades 9-12. Noted for its rigorous academic program, which includes 28 Advanced Placement and Honors courses, Mayfield’s curriculum is underscored by a philosophy of educating the “whole child,” which also encourages commitment to and excellence in the arts, athletics, community service and spiritual growth. The nurturing environment at Mayfield Senior School allows each student to flourish in an atmosphere of personal attention.