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. Tryouts for all sports (except Volleyball) start on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. See details below for each sport.
These tryouts are mandatory for all athletes wishing to be on a team. Completing all the requirements on Magnus Health (including a current physical) is a pre-requisite for all sports. Regular practice continues immediately after the tryout period on a daily basis.
Tryouts have been extended through all this week. Varsity, JV, and Frosh/Soph teams will be announced on Friday, Aug. 9.
Practice begins Monday, Aug. 12 (Mon-Fri)
Varsity 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. / JV & Frosh/Soph 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
We have had a record number of athletes tryout for the volleyball program this year and, because we only have three teams, we will have to make cuts this year. Anyone who does not make a team will have an opportunity to try out for our cross country, golf, or tennis teams next week. Please feel free to contact Steve Bergen if you would like to discuss.
All students trying out for and/or playing on a team, including during summer, must have a physical on file with the school. All relevant information must be uploaded to Magnus Health prior to the start of sport.
Good to Know: General Information
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.
Summer Athletics Camps
Summer is the ideal time to discover a sport you like and to meet potential teammates and form bonds before school begins! These workouts are NOT tryouts. Attendance does not guarantee a place on the team during the school year. All potential athletes are HIGHLY recommended to participate. By joining one of these teams you get to meet other team players and have fun while learning new skills. If you wish to leave early for a pre-booked vacation, you may do so. Missed workouts have absolutely no bearing on the team standing. Basketball offers a summer league. Learn more and register online for Summer Athletics!
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 on campus.
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. Practice starts on Aug. 12, 2019 for all new and lower level 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 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!
Happy New Year! I hope you were able to enjoy some time away with family and renew for the new year! Our student-athletes were busy with their workouts over the break and our basketball and soccer teams welcomed back dozens of former Cubs for our annual Alumnae Games on Dec. 28. As we move into 2020, our winter sports teams enter a key stage of their schedules against highly ranked opponents. Our soccer and water polo teams took on the #1-ranked teams in CIF this week, and last night our basketballers traveled to play the #3-ranked team.
Our winter sports teams have had a great week as the Cubs get ready to head into Christmas Break. The soccer and water polo teams picked up big wins this week in both Prep League and non-league matches. Water polo picked up two very important victories after having gone almost two weeks without a win.
The highlight of this week was the Booster Club’s annual tree pickup day last Saturday, heralding the arrival of the Mayfield Christmas season! Our wonderful Booster Club distributed more than 160 beautiful, fresh Christmas trees. Thank you once again to everyone who supported our Cubs athletes in this season of giving!
The Cubs winter sports teams have been some of the busiest athletes in the San Gabriel Valley—we’ve already seen many exciting basketball, soccer, and water polo games. Soccer has continued its hot start and is the highest scoring team in the CIF Southern Section, with 37 goals in wins over Glendale, La Canada, Maranatha, and Providence.
The winter sports season officially kicked off this week with all of our teams playing non-league games. Varsity soccer had perhaps the most successful season debut—the Cubs outscored their two opponents (Glendale and La Cañada) by a combined score of 13-1.
On Wednesday night we took time to celebrate the achievements of our Fall sports athletes at the end-of-the-season banquet, even though two of our teams are still competing in the CIF playoffs. Thank you to our Booster Club for hosting dinner and congratulations to the special award winners listed below! Today is the final day to place your Cubs Christmas Store order, so please load your shopping cart with trees, wreaths and garland in support of our amazing student-athletes!
All eyes were on the tennis team this week as they played two days of back-to-back competition. On Tuesday, the Cubs (ranked #10 in Division 3) hosted Westridge (#1 in Division 4) in the regular season finale for both teams. Both teams came in sporting 6-3 records—and playoff berths—so the winner of the match would take second place in the Prep League.
Our Cubs golf and volleyball teams ended their seasons this week, while tennis and cross country are just warming up. On Tuesday, our golfers competed in the Prep League Tournament at Brookside in sweltering conditions. The Varsity six played nine holes in the prelims, with only the top 12 individuals advancing to yesterday's finals. Megan Moffat '20 and Amy Baum '22 qualified to play a full 18 holes at Brookside.
What a week it's been! It started with the biggest event on our annual athletic calendar—the Dig Pink volleyball game and Booster Club BBQ on Monday night. It was a truly special night in the Cubs Cave.
Greetings from Phoenix, Arizona! This weekend, our Varsity volleyball team will compete against 95 of the best high school volleyball teams in the country in the 11th annual Nike Tournament of Champions. Today, the Cubs will be in pool play with Sage Hill (Newport Beach), Omaha Northwest (Nebraska), and Coconino (Flagstaff, Arizona) high schools. Based on our results, we will continue tournament play, with four more matches tomorrow. We will be tweeting live results throughout, so be sure to follow along @msscubs.
Our Cubs cross country runners had a terrific Saturday last weekend, coming away with two tournament wins and a third-place finish in another race. The Varsity team camped out under the stars in Ojai on Friday night and then ran in the Ojai Invitational Saturday morning.
Last year, Mayfield and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (FSHA) started our own “Rivalry Series” in 10 sports. Our schools are separated by less than seven miles and many of our students are friends from elementary school—plus, I am married to a Tolog (sorry, everybody!) and even worked on “the hill” for seven years! In the inaugural 2018-19 edition of the series, FSHA won six of the 10 events to earn the first victory, but the Cubs are making a strong effort to turn the tide.
Last year’s Fall sports teams had a lot of early season success. A number of factors contributed—certainly talent, hard work and dedication—but one of the most important elements was experience. Each team had seniors who had been in the program for years, so when the games, matches, and meets started, the Cubs won early and often!
The Cubs cross country team finally had their first meet of the year last weekend, with the Varsity and JV teams both running in sweltering hot conditions at the Rosemead Invitational. The unique format has competitors race by grade level rather than traditional Varsity/JV distinctions. The Cubs proved they will be a force once again in 2019. The Class of 2020 placed three runners in the top seven, led by Emma Cadena’s third-place finish out of 174 runners! Cameron Gomez (5th) and Maggie Kiechler (7th) also ran extremely well.
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 21 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.