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Welcome to Team Cubs!

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.

Please note:

  • 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.  

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  • Cross Country (Aug. 16-20)

    Head Coach: Marisa Sanchez '16
    • Meet at the Mayfield Gym from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    • Bring running shoes, running clothes, and a water bottle
  • Golf (Aug. 17-20)

    Head Coach: Kathie Diehl
    • Tuesday to Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Meet at the Altadena Golf Course (1456 East Mendocino St., Altadena, 91001). Rides from Mayfield may be provided — please contact the coach. 
    • Bring golf clubs, golf shoes, and a water bottle.
  • Tennis (Aug. 16-20)

    Head Coach: Silvana Stans
    • Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    • Meet at Occidental College Tennis Courts (1600 Campus Rd., Los Angeles)
    • Bring tennis clothes, tennis shoes, a tennis racquet and a water bottle.
  • Volleyball (Aug. 9-11)

    Head Coach: Hugo Ayala
    • Tryouts are Aug. 9-11, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Mayfield Gym
    • Bring athletic wear, shoes, and a water bottle—make sure you have a mask!
    The three teams will be announced after tryouts end on Wednesday, Aug. 11 and team practices begin on Thursday, Aug. 12.
    • F/S & JV: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Varsity: 4:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m.

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.

What to Expect

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  • Basketball and Badminton

    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

    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.
  • Golf

    Golf is played at various courses; Altadena is generally used as our home course. Matches can take up to 4 hours of play.
  • Soccer

    Soccer practices and home games are at Occidental College.
  • Softball

    Softball practices happen on campus in the batting cage and pitching zone as well as at Brookside Diamond #2. All home games are at Brookside.
  • Strength & Conditioning

    Pre-Season Strength & Conditioning takes place on campus in three six-week periods. This is typically held three days a week for one hour after school.
  • Swim and Dive

    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

    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.
  • Track and Field

    Track and Field practice is on campus and at South Pasadena High School, as well as surrounding areas for long runs. Some Invitational Meets are held over Spring break and all are on Saturdays.
  • Water Polo

    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.
  • Volleyball

    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.

Sports by Season

• Cross Country (V, JV)
• Golf (V, JV)
• Tennis (V, JV)
• Volleyball (V, JV, F/S)


• Basketball (V, JV)
• Soccer (V, JV)
• Water Polo (V, JV)


• 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) 

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  • Photo of Steven Bergen

    Steven Bergen 

    Director of Athletics
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 242

Athletics News

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.