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)
What a day we had on Tuesday! In the biggest team sporting event in many years, the Cubs hosted Westridge at Brookside Field in the CIF Semifinal softball game. The league rivals had split their two games during the year and the winner of the rubber match would advance to the CIF Championship game for the first time in either school's history.
In celebration of their skill, leadership, and sportsmanship, four Mayfield athletes announced they have committed to playing sports at the collegiate level during a signing ceremony marked by one last round of raucous cheers from their Cub friends and family.
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Championship season is upon us! After months of pre-season conditioning and challenging workouts, the payoff is finally here. This week all four spring sports teams already have or will compete for league and CIF titles.
Championship Week did not disappoint! The Cubs Swim & Dive and Track & Field teams BOTH competed in the Prep League Championships this week with stunning results that reflect our competitive standing in athletics.
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The Cubs returned from spring break and jumped right back into Prep League play. With just a few weeks left in the season, all four teams have important games in the coming weeks that will go a long way in determining league champions and playoff berths.
Softball and Swim & Dive have already competed in recent weeks, and this week Badminton and Track & Field FINALLY joined them.
The stellar performance of Track & Field on Monday highlighted the week. In the Cubs’ first competition of the year, the team dominated Prep League competition at South Pasadena High School. The Cubs scored 130 points, as much as the next three teams COMBINED. Second place Poly scored 50.5 points. The Cubs won eight events in one meet:
As we enter the final week of the winter sports season, the Cubs look for a final push in Prep League to build momentum for the playoffs. The week ahead will be highlighted by our annual Booster BBQ on Tuesday, Jan. 29. For the first time, the BBQ will be centered around our basketball team, which is on a serious roll. The Cubs have won three of their last four games, including last night's upset win over Providence, which has been ranked No. 7 in CIF-D4AA. The Pioneers beat the Cubs by 21 points last month, so the win at home shows the Cubs are headed in the right direction. With tonight's game against Poly and two more games next week, the Cubs are poised to improve on last year's CIF Quarterfinal appearance. In our last regular season home game on Thursday, the Cubs will honor their three members in the Class of 2019.
It has been a wet and wild week for Cubs Athletics! Believe it or not, with all of the crazy weather conditions, we did not have to cancel a single game. Practice, however, has been a different story. The Cubs were able to squeeze in a couple of games in all three winter sports and some of the results will go a long way towards pushing our teams into the CIF playoffs in a few weeks.
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.