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At Marymount, we believe our athletics programs help young women develop skills that nurture the intrinsic qualities and values of sportsmanship.  We also believe that honesty, diversity, and integrity create the core foundation of a Marymount student-athlete. Marymount Athletics provides each student with the opportunity to work with a team toward a common goal that shapes an athlete’s character and strengthens her moral development. Our athletics programs not only provide a student with these opportunities but it prepares her to compete successfully at the next level, collegiately and in life. The confidence achieved through success in attaining one’s individual goals is demonstrated in young woman’s poise, maturity and compassion.
 
A young woman who feels good about herself also accepts others more readily and is consequently more willing to reach out and assist her fellow women and men.  It is our goal for our students to demonstrate Christian love with a strong sense of justice in all of their endeavors, showing kindness, joy, self-discipline and perseverance.  We wish all of our athletes great success while remembering that “When the Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, he writes not that you won or lost, but how you played the game.” –Grantland Rice
 
Sincerely,
 
Liz Driscoll
Athletics Director


List of 20 news stories.

  • JV soccer vs. BHHS 1.13.22

    The Sailors headed to Beverly Hills High School for their last non-league game before the season begins. The team lost 1-2 but played well and put up a tough fight. We started the first half a little slow but picked up speed quickly and began having more possession. The team connected the ball and moved the ball forward missing a few good opportunities on goal. Lola C.' 23 missed a shot off of a great corner kick taken by Gigi D. '25. Jillian D. '24 scored for the Sailors off of a throw-in during the second half. Chiara T. '22 made a few great saves in goal during the last few minutes of the game. Overall the team played well and is ready to take on Marlborough at home for their first league match. 
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  • Elia Rubin named 2021-22 Gatorade CA Player of the Year 1.12.22

    In its 37th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, Gatorade today announced Elia R. '22 of Marymount High School is the 2021-22 Gatorade California Volleyball Player of the Year. Rubin is the first Gatorade California Volleyball Player of the Year to be chosen from Marymount High School.
    The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court, distinguishes Rubin as California’s best high school volleyball player. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year award to be announced in January, Rubin joins an elite alumni association of state award-winners, including USA Volleyball players Kayla Banwarth (2006-07, Wahlert High School, Iowa), Alisha Glass (2005-06, Leland Public High School, Mich.), Jordan Larson (2004-05, Logan View High School, Neb.) and Foluke Akinradewo (2004-05, St. Thomas High School, Fla.).

    The 6-foot-1 senior outside hitter led the Sailors to a 35-0 record, the state Open Division championship and PrepVolleyball.com’s No. 1 national ranking this past season. Rubin recorded 396 kills, 226 digs, 47 service aces, and 38 blocks. The MaxPreps National Player of the Year, she is a two-time All-State selection and the two-time Mission League MVP. She is ranked as the nation’s No. 10 prospect in the Class of 2022 by PrepVolleyball.com and played in the 2021 Under Armour All-America Game.

    Rubin has raised funds to benefit cancer and brain tumor research and has volunteered locally on behalf of the Ocean Park Community Center. “I’ve been coaching against Elia Rubin since she was 11 years old and she is one of the best athletes I’ve ever seen,” said Rachel Morris, head coach at La Costa Canyon High School. “Besides her physical ability, her volleyball IQ and understanding of the game is top-notch, better than many coaches.”

    Rubin has maintained a weighted 4.12 GPA in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball on scholarship at Stanford University this fall.

    The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport. The selection process is administered by the Gatorade Player of the Year Selection Committee, which leverages experts including coaches, scouts, media, and others as sources to help evaluate and determine the state winners in each sport.

    Rubin joins recent Gatorade California Volleyball Players of the Year Jessica Smith (2020-21, Aliso Niguel High School), Mia Tuaniga (2019-20, Mater Dei High School), Natalie Berty (2018-19, Mater Dei High School), and Devon Chang (2017-18, Santa Margarita Catholic High School), among the state’s list of former award winners.
    Gatorade has a long-standing history of serving athlete communities and understands how sports instill valuable lifelong skills on and off the field. Through Gatorade’s “Play it Forward” platform, Rubin has the opportunity to award a $1,000 grant to a local or national organization of their choosing that helps young athletes realize the benefits of playing sports. Rubin is also eligible to submit a short video explaining why the organization they chose is deserving of one of twelve $10,000 spotlight grants, which will be announced throughout the year. To date, Gatorade Player of the Year winners’ grants has totaled more than $3.5 million across more than 1,300 organizations.

    Since the program’s inception in 1985, Gatorade Player of the Year award recipients have won hundreds of professional and college championships, and many have also turned into pillars in their communities, becoming coaches, business owners, and educators
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  • Varsity Basketball vs. Milken 1.12.22

     
    Early into the game, the Sailors struggled to get the ball up the floor against their full-court pressure.  After a few minutes of settling into our press break and offense, our game became much better and we were able to execute on both ends. The Sailors had a tough time scoring in the first half, but in the second half the floodgates opened and we finished with a season-high of 33 points. In the second half, we tied with Milken in scoring with 27pts. each, and that shows that we are able to compete at a high level, we just need to continue to work on putting a full game together.  
     
    Spotlight performer: Maxi W-G. '22 : After struggling to score in the first half, Maxi led our scoring surge by scoring all of her 13pts. in the second half.  Her aggressiveness on the offensive end has carried us all season long, so it was awesome to see her hard work pay off with her season-high! Although the team lost 33-62 to Milken the team finished strong and is preparing to play Marlborough next week.
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  • Varsity Water Polo vs. Marlborough 1.11.22

    On January 11th the Varsity team traveled to Marlborough for the first league game of the season. The Sailors opened up much stronger than in any other game, only giving up 4 goals in the first, while gaining 2 of our own. The low score of the first quarter was largely thanks to 4 big blocks from our Goalie, Talia L.'24.
     Audrey B. '25 was our leading scorer throughout the game, with both first Quarter goals as well as an overall shooting percentage of 90%. During the second half, we came back strongly and scored 4 in a row against Marlborough, with 1 of the goals coming from  Elizabeth F.' 23. Audrey hit a 'hat trick' getting 3 in a row in this game. The final score resulted in a loss of 12-20, however, the team played very well and is looking forward to their next match against Harvard Westlake.
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  • Varsity Soccer at SBSC Showcase 1.1.22

    The Varsity Sailors competed in the 1st Annual SBSC Soccer Showcase in San Diego over the holiday break.  The team was down to 12 players due to travel and sickness for this Showcase. With no subs almost all weekend, the team fought incredibly hard and showed true grit. The Sailors gave their best effort in each of the three games and came out with an impressive record of 1-1-1. This was great preparation for league play which is starting on Wednesday against Notre Dame Academy. 
     Good luck Sailors!
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  • Varsity Soccer @ South Torrance Tournament 12.11.21

    The Varsity Sailors advanced in the 41st Annual South Torrance Girls Soccer Tournament as the Wildcard in the Championship Bracket. The team faced Animo in their first game on Saturday, December 11th with 2 goals each by Makena Davis '23 and Peyton Brau '22. Milania Agajanian '23 scored the final goal for the Sailors as they captured the 5-0 win. A great shut out for Kalyn Mason '22 in goal.
    In the second match of the day, the Sailors played Culver City and ended the regulation time in a 0-0 tie. The team then went into penalty kicks where they lost by a score of 3-4. The team will take on Mira Costa at 8:00am on the second weekend of the tournament on December 18th at Mira Costa High School. Good luck Sailors!
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  • JV Basketball vs. Magnolia Science Academy 12.8.21

     Our JV Sailors picked up right where they left off the night before, playing strong/aggressive defense and dominating on rebounds on the offensive end.  In the second half, our team switched defenses multiple times and made sure everyone had a chance to score so that we continue to improve as a team.  The hustle on this team was the key to the game, led by Sophomore Janella H. '24.  She was a great leader, communicating to everyone on the defensive end, and she made sure everyone got a chance to shoot the ball on offense. The team took the win with a 33-12 finish.  Great Job Sailors!
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  • JV Soccer vs. Windward 12.8.21

    The Sailors traveled to Windward for another non-league match. This was a close game that ended with a goal for Windward in the final minutes that secured them a 3-2 win. Windward scored first, but the Sailors tied it halfway through the first half. Taylor S. crossed a beautiful ball to Jillian D.'s feet and she scored our first goal. Kate W. Scored on a great breakaway ball from the half field. The Sailors now are preparing for their match-up at home against Culver City on Friday. Good Luck!
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  • Varsity Basketball San Marino Tournament 12.1.21

    The Sailors traveled to San Marino High School to play in their first tournament of the season. The first match-up was a tough one against Bishop Conaty. Although the Sailors struggled with their press, they moved the ball effectively for some good shots throughout.  Defensively we struggled with our man-to-man defense, so Coach E. switched to a 1-2-2 at the half and executed to create more turnovers and give the team more opportunities.  Kate Swartz was fearless defensively and had 4 points in the second half to lead us in scoring for that half.  The team plays again tomorrow at 3:30pm for game 2 of the tournament. Good Luck Sailors!
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  • Frosh/ Soph Lakewood Tournament 10.16.21

    The Marymount Fr/So team traveled to Lakewood for the final event of the year, the Lakewood HS F/S Tourney.  This was essentially the “playoffs” for the Sailors, as they wrapped up their season.
     Marymount found itself facing St Anthony HS, Cabrillo HS (Long Beach), and, a traditional “volleyball school”, Fountain Valley HS.  The Sailors were prepped and ready.  They took care of St Anthony, 25-11 and 25-17 (the 17 points here, was the most scored against the Marymount squad all day).  Logan D.'25 and Ryan G.’s '25 hitting was key, as was Kate W.’s '24 setting. 
       Next up was Cabrillo HS.  They were over matched; Marymount dispatched them, 25-13 and 25-10.   By winning their pool, this put Marymount into the playoff rounds as the #2 seed.  
       The first playoff opponent was Notre Dame Academy (a fellow, Mission league team).  The Sailors has defeated NDA twice in league.  NDA lost again 25-7.
    That win put Marymount up against Long Beach Poly in the Round of 8.  That “match” began fairly even; LB Poly had some tall hitters. But Marymount got their serving going and that proved to be a big factor in that win (25-14).
       Now things got very fun and interesting.  The next opponent (for the Semi Finals), was Los Alamitos HS. Los Al’ had beaten our Sailors in the Semi’s of the Dave Moh’s tourney, a few weeks ago.  Once again, their tough serving proved to be a problem for Los Al, and the Sailors  began to pass and defend better. That made the difference as Marymount won that set, 25-14.  Thus, the Fr/So found themselves in their first finals contest of the season. 
        They were to face Vista Murrieta HS in this Tourney Final and they responded well.  Vista M. has beaten Marymount back in August, in a regular match.  Vista M. struggled to pass the Sailors’ serves and compounded that problem with a bunch of attacking errors.  Marymount went on to win the set, and the whole tournament, 25-16.  
       What a great way to wrap up their season.  They dominated “the playoffs.”  Each and every girl, in one way or another (lots of diverse contributions), made a difference on the day. Congratulations to our Frosh/ Soph Sailors! GREAT JOB!
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  • Frosh/ Soph vs. Alemany 10.14.21

    The Marymount Fr/So squad lined up opposite Alemany’s squad; “the battle was on.”  Alemany took the first set 19-25.  The Warriors played steady and the Sailors struggled a bit with their ball control.  Set 2 started off very even, with the contest being even at 11-11.  Then the Sailors found their rhythm and played nicely, taking Set #2, 25-18.  Logan D. '25 led the way with 7 kills.
      This positioned the Sailors to get their revenge over Alemany, having lost to them 2 weeks ago.  Both teams played smart and solid volleyball.  The Sailors found themselves behind, late in the set, 11-9.  They battled back and tied the score at 12-12.  The JV match had finished at this point, so both schools' Varsity and JV squads were surrounding the court, along with each school’s fan base.  And then, things got real exciting.  With both teams playing intently, the score bounced around, 13-13, 14-14, 15-15, etc.  Both teams produced kills and each had hard fought errors.  The Sailors served for match point 3 times. They also fought off Alemany match point opportunities three times.  In the end, Marymount took a big swing to tie up the score and just missed the court.  Alemany won the third set, 20-18, and took the match. 
       Although the result was a loss of match, the Fr/So Sailors fought like never before. They also found themselves in the midst of an exciting, competitive, energy filled, third set moment that they are likely to remember for some time. Great Job Sailors!  
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  • Varsity Volleyball vs. NDA 10.11.21

    The Sailors headed to Notre Dame Academy on Monday October 11th to continue their undefeated season. The team won in 3 with scores of 25-15, 25-19, and 25-18. The team played well with 50 digs and 5 aces along with a few hitting errors that they would like to clean up before playoffs. Gabby D. '24 had 4 aces and 2 kills. Clover C. '23 served 11 balls and passed 3 times. Melina A. '23 had 5 hard serves along with a great dig. Maren P. '22 served 9 balls and had 3 hard hits during this game. With this win at NDA the Sailors have went 7-0 in league and 27-0 overall this season. Great Job!
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  • JV Tennis vs. NDA 10.8.21

    Our JV Sailors played Notre Dame Academy and got another win by a score of 12-0. Our doubles games were all won by a score of 6-0. Olivia R. '24, Lindsey C.'25, and Amelia R.'24  won all of their individual matches as well. The team is looking strong and takes on Archer next week for their home breast cancer awareness game. Great job Sailors! 
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  • Frosh/ Soph vs. Marlborough 10.5.21

    The league rematch between the Sailors and the Mustangs took place at home on Tuesday, October 5.  The result was very similar to their last meeting, with Marymount dominating the match, 25-8 and 25-11. The keys to this strong victory were threefold: strong passing, very strong serving, and very efficient attacking. Logan D.'25, Masha L. '25, and Marlee P. '24 lead the way with kills. Vanessa C.'25, Kay I.'25 were key passers throughout. Strong Serving came from Vanessa C.'25, Fran K-S '25, and Bella M-N '25. Another bright spot for the day, was that every Sailor got playing time and contributed to the victory.
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  • Varsity Volleyball vs. Marlborough- 10.5.21

    The Sailors hosted the Mustangs at home for their second league contest as well as the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Game. With pink everywhere, the team went into action taking the first game 25-11. Gabby D. '24 had 2 kills and Torrey S '23 had one ace with her new topspin jump serve. Torrey S.'23 also did a great job by picking up 19 kills and 3 blocks with her back row attack throughout the night. The team won the second game 25-22 and took the final game 25-16 to finish the night. Lauren B. '23 had 4 kills and one block in this game and Kelly B. '22 had 4 kills, 1 ace, and 26 assists. With this win over the Mustangs, the Sailors have kept their undefeated league record and pushed it to 6-0.
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  • Varsity Volleyball CHAMPIONS at NIKE TOC in PHOENIX , AZ

    The Sailors traveled to Phoenix, AZ this past weekend for the NIKE Tournament of Champions and brought home another trophy after a strong performance! The team took each game 2-0 with wins against Haggerty (Florida) , Desert Vista (AZ) , and Horizon (AZ) on day 1. After their first strong performance, the team had four more games where they once again did not lose a match. They played Cornerstone Christian (Texas), Oviedo (Florida), Vista Murrietta and advanced to the finals where they beat Horizon High School for a second time.  Congratulations to the team and coaching staff who have continued to excel even against the toughest competition! This win caps a back-to-back-to-back championship for Marymount Volleyball. Way to go Sailors!
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  • Varsity Tennis vs. Notre Dame 9.30.21

    Our Varsity Sailors had tough competition in their league match against Notre Dame Sherman Oaks that ended in a 4-14 loss. Although the Sailors did not get the win, our singles and doubles teams had great efforts and showed tenacity.  Quincy Plotts '23 and Kiera Lavelle '23 lost their first game 6-1 but came back and had two 6-0 wins to finish off the day. Milla Klosterman '24 and Lauren Rowen '22 also had a loss in their first match and came back with two wins. The team continues their league matches with Notre Dame Academy on Tuesday, October 5th. Good luck Sailors!
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  • JV Tennis vs. IHHS 9.29.21

    The JV Sailors headed out to Vermont Cyn Courts to play Immaculate Heart High School. It was a successful trip in that the Sailors walked away with a 15-3 win which is their second win of the week. Meike W.'25 and Maxi W-G'22 won all 3 games as a doubles pair and had a very successful day on the court. The same can be said for doubles players Katherine Zehenni '22 and Joanne Zehenni '22 who won their matches 6-3,6-1, and 6-1. Olivia R.'24, Linsdey C.'25, and Amelia R.'24 all played well in the individual games and helped Marymount take the win. Great job Sailors!
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  • Varsity Volleyball vs. Alemany 9.28.21

    The Sailors headed to Alemany High School who were very fired up and ready to play us.  In the first and third games, we had Gianna W. '23 and Julia C '23 see some well-deserved time as our outside hitters.   Games 1 and 3 we had Charlotte R. '22 on the opposite.   Maren P '22  and Alexa T.'23  played great at right-back.  In the second and fourth games, Gabbi D. '24 and Kate M. '24 played outside hitter. Carly W. '23 stepped in and served some time strong services. Lauren B. '23 and Catherine M. '23 played right-side hitter and middle really well and kept the momentum going for the Sailors.  It was great to see new players step into the lineup and continue successful passing and communication throughout the game. The Sailors continued their winning streak with another win that has now sat them at 17-0. The team is looking forward to the NIke Tournament they are heading to this weekend in Phoenix, AZ. Great job Sailors!
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  • Frosh/ Soph Dave Mohs Tournament 9.25.21

     
     Saturday, Sept. 25 was a big day for the Marymount Frosh/Soph team.  They played in the annual Dave Moh’s Tournament, their first Fr/So only tourney event this year.  ALL the Sailors saw playing time and the team did VERY well.  The Dave Moh’s tourney hosted 30 total teams and Marymount’s Sailors ended up “on the podium” with a bronze medal finish.
       Match #1 was against the “B” team from Los Alamitos HS.  Marymount won the match in straight sets, 25-11, 25-17.  Logan D. '25 led the way on offense scoring at will with sets from Kate W. '24. The strong serving came from several Sailors and nice “D” from Vanessa C. '25 and Kay I '25.
       Match #2’s opponent was Ontario Christian HS.  Our Sailors were more than ready for this one as they dominated the match and won 25-6 and 25-8.  Cedar M. '25 has a good game on offense and Peyton H. '25 came off the bench to contribute in the back row.  
        Then, after quite a long wait, as the other pools in the tournament wrapped up their play, Marymount jumped into the playoff rounds (the playoff “matches” were just one set to 25 points).  Due to their efforts in pool play, they earned the #1 seed for the playoffs.  
       Opponent #1 was the Fr/So team from Long Beach Poly.  Poly came ready to play and gave the Sailors a good fight. Strong passing from Vanessa '25, Kay '25, and Bella M.'25 was a big factor that allowed Kate W. '24 to run a nice offense.  Logan '25 and Masha L. '25 led in kills and Marymount prevailed 25-16.
       On to the quarterfinals then, the Sailors took on San Clemente HS.  Along with passing and her “D”, Vanessa C. '25 served the San Clemente team into “trouble” as well.  The match was close up to a score of 15-15, then Marymount pulled away on very good ball control and sound hitting from Logan, Masha, and Yva A. '25 The final score was 25-20.
       Now, our Sailors’ Fr/So team found themselves in the semi-finals.  For this match, they faced the “A” team from Los Alamitos.  The set started off strong, with both teams playing well.,  Marymount then pulled away, producing a 16-12 lead.  Los Alamitos then fought back on some good offense from their outside hitter (and some unfortunate, errant passes on the Sailors part). The battle continued on and the score got to 20-20 and 23-23 toward the end.  Los Alamitos ended up prevailing with a final score of 25-23.  
      It was a great day for the Sailors as they REALLY showed what they have learned about the game of volleyball and how MUCH they have improved.  Great job Sailors!
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