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Two Fall sports teams still in CIF contention while equestrians leap into IEL competition

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!
This week’s calendar has been dominated by our Varsity tennis team, led by last week’s Athlete of the Week, Samantha Frick '23, and our doubles teams, who have gone 16-2 in the two days of matches. On Tuesday the Cubs defeated St. Lucy's (11-7) in a CIF wildcard match and then traveled to Lakewood the next day to defeat Mayfair (10-8) in the first round. The Cubs could advance to the CIF quarterfinals with a win over Notre Dame this afternoon at the Arcadia Tennis Center, so please come out to support your Cubs at their home courts! Games start at 2:00 p.m.
 
Last weekend, the cross country team hosted the 2019 Prep League Finals at Pierce College and showed that not only are they the best team in the league this year, but plan to be for a long time. The Cubs Varsity team, ranked #9 in the state, won the Prep League title with only 22 points, ahead of second-place Chadwick (56) and third-place Poly (77). The Cubs placed five runners in the top eight (1st: Audrey Suarez ’21, 2nd: Emma Cadena ’20, 4th: Maggie Kiechler ’20, 7th: Cecilia Kvochak ’23, 8th: Cameron Gomez ’20). Mercedes Javelera ’22 won the JV race, followed closely by Natalie Miera ’23 in second, but the team could not hold off a strong Flintridge Prep squad and finished second in the JV race with 35 points, just behind Prep's 31. Varsity takes tomorrow off before they competing in next Saturday's CIF Prelims.
 
Our equestrian team represented Mayfield in their first IEL competition of the year on Oct. 27 with fantastic results. The Cubs were led by Helena Horton '22, who was the overall Varsity Jumpers Champion! Hannah Attar '21 placed sixth overall in the Varsity competition, and Eliza Jacobs '21 was overall champion in the Freshman Jumper class. Congratulations to all nine Cubs riders! This year-round team competes next on Jan. 12. 
 
We hope to see you at the ATC this afternoon to cheer on the Cubs tennis team. You can always follow along on Twitter @msscubs for live updates. Go Cubs!
 
Steve Bergen
Athletic Director
 
Congratulations to our Fall Sports Award winners:
 
Cross Country

Varsity Most Valuable Runner: Audrey Suarez ’21
Varsity Most Improved Runner: Sophia Serrano ’21
Varsity Coaches’ Award: Maggie Kiechler ’20
Varsity Newcomer of the Year: Cecilia Kvochak ’23
 
JV Most Valuable Runner: Tara Randall ’22
JV Most Improved Runner: Lily Fontes ’22
JV Coaches’ Award: Katherine Moses ’22
JV Newcomer of the Year: Natalie Miera ’23

Golf

Most Valuable Player: Amy Baum ’22
Most Improved Player: Emily Wallace ’20
Coaches’ Award: Megan Moffat ’20
 
JV Most Improved Player: Danni Murray ’21
JV Coaches’ Award: Taylor Thorell ’21
 
Tennis

Varsity Most Valuable Player: Samantha Frick ’23
Varsity Coaches’ Award: Michelle Cheng ’22 
Varsity Most Improved: Natalia Rodriguez ’21
Varsity Doubles Team of the Year: Rebecca Leiva ’22 & Alexia Saigh ’20 
Varsity Doubles Team of the Year: Sheryl Cheng ’23 & Elise Kingston ’21
 
JV Most Valuable: Cami Pidoux ’23
JV Doubles Team of the Year: Abby Beegle ’23 & Fatima Khan ’20
JV Most Improved: Agnese Sanavio ’20
JV Sportsmanship Award: Vienna Copado ’20 
 
Volleyball

Varsity Most Valuable: Annelise Rising ’23
Varsity Defensive Player of the Year: Ashlynn Hurley ’22 
Varsity Offensive Player of the Year: Hayley Eaves ’20 
Varsity Most Improved Player: Amelia Velasquez ’22
Varsity Coaches’ Award: Evy Favretto ’20
Varsity Coaches’ Award: Sarah Smith ’20
 
JV Most Valuable: Danay Dunn ’21
JV Defensive Player of the Year: Sally Pontrelli ’21
JV Offensive Player of the Year: Elise Sigler ’22
JV Most Improved Player: Grace Hayden ’22 
JV Coaches’ Award: Mia Loewel ’21
JV Coaches’ Award: Annie Pascale ’21
 
Frosh/Soph Most Valuable: Allison Erickson ’23
Frosh/Soph Defensive Player of the Year: Lola Olivarez ’23
Frosh/Soph Offensive Player of the Year: Heidi Teng ’22
Frosh/Soph Most Improved Player: Rachel Towner ’23
Frosh/Soph Coaches’ Award: Lucy Meeks ’23
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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.