As individuals who have come together as the Board of Trustees, our responsibility is to steward Marymount High School in alignment with its central mission: to educate and empower young women to live lives of consequence as ethical leaders with a global perspective and an unshakable commitment to the common good.
We have spent the last several weeks reading and reflecting through all of your comments, posts, and emails. We have heard you and are deeply sorry, especially to our Students of Color, particularly our Black Students.
“Est-ce Que Tu Peux Me Voir?” When translated to English reads, “Can you see me?” Marymount’s Advanced Honors Dance class was asked to think of this question and the psychological impacts – both socially and emotionally – of abruptly shifting our narrative and our way of life to one of social distancing and quarantine, especially as a teenager in today’s society.
For nearly 100 years, Marymount has been celebrating our Mother Mary. As a community of faith, founded by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, we gather each year to bless our graduating Seniors to signify the next chapter of their academic and personal journeys. On Wednesday, May 6, this special rite of passage was celebrated, albeit virtually, with students alongside their parents and loved ones.
Marymount’s student-run online newspaper, The Anchor, received a prestigious Gold Medalist Critique from Columbia University’s Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) for their 2018-19 academic year entry. Additionally, Carlisle W. ’21 impressively won third place in the “Entertainment Review” category for her review of Fiddler on the Roof playing at The Pantages Theater.
The Sailors finished the season with an overall record of 15-11, finishing in 3rd place in the Mission League. They had a tough fight in CIF playoffs and lost in Round I vs Millikan High School, 8-13. Reagan W. broke a school record for in season goals with 109 as well as overall career goals. Sophie W. averaged 8 steals a game, breaking a school record for most steals in a season with a total of 286. Marymount loses nine seniors this year but the coaches are looking forward to building the program with the upcoming talented players from Varsity and JV.
The Junior Varsity basketball team had a tough season, with only three returning players. JV welcomed three new Sophomores and three new Juniors to the team. While the season went by fast, the Sailors were able to learn through the journey and how to play as one unit and trust the coaching system. The Sailors practiced and played each day with heart, effort, and great character, ending the season with six wins and 10 losses.
The JV Soccer Team had some of the best moments on and off the field this season. The Sailors were always in high spirits and filled with laughter which carried onto the playing field. This created some tremendous performances. Individually and jointly, players came to the team with positive attitudes. With the willingness of former players to be great teammates and show sportsmanship towards each other, the Freshmen were able to excel this season.
The Sailors started off the preseason with a 0-4 record. The team adapted quickly with a change in offense to accommodate Marymount’s size and speed. The Sailors improved and became competitive in every game, finishing 11-18 overall and 3-5 in the Sunshine League. They finished in tied 3rd place in league therefore had to play a tie-breaker game against Flintridge Sacred Heart. That win earned the Sailors a birth in CIF playoffs. The Sailors played a tough game but fell short and narrowly lost their CIF wildcard game against Schurr High School.
The Varsity Soccer team started their season on a strong note, showing great chemistry and enthusiasm, playing precision soccer and showing outstanding team spirit. The Sailorsparticularly enjoyed their early preseason win against last year’s Div,II Champions. The first four league games of the season were great for the Sailors. At one point, Marymount was tied for first place in Mission League and ranked 12 in Div II. This is the first time Marymount has been ranked in Div.II.
The Sailors played their last home game of the season in front of a big crowd. It was a great back and forth game against NDSO. Emma K. led the Sailors in scoring with 14 points, Xochitl C. and Sophie D. both scored 4 points. In the fourth quarter the Sailors were down 22-19 and came back to tie the game at 25-25.Thegame went to overtime but the Sailors fell short by 5 points and finished the game with a narrow loss of 27-31.
On Wednesday, February 5, students, faculty and staff came together as a community to celebrate Marymount’s lived Mission. This day-long event featured workshops and activities that focused on our goal for the year, “That all may have life and have it to the full.”
Sadly a crushing defeat for the JV Soccer team as they play one of their final games of the season vs Chaminade. The Sailors have been plagued by injuries and illness all season long and could not overcome those obstacles. At halftime Chaminade scored 3 goals off of corner kicks. Marymount in general, improved on passing and tackling skills, but they could not come back from being down. Sailors lose 0-4.
JV Basketball traveled to Carson High School to play 1 of their last remaining games of the season. Sophie D. led the Sailors with 13 points. Xochitl C. scored 10 points. Marymount made 14 free throws. Despite the gallant effort against a strong opponent, Marymount lost 33-62.
Winding down the season, JV Soccer played FSHA at home. FSHA scored a quick goal in the opening minutes of the game. From that point the team began to play Sailor soccer and displayed some delightful touch passing combinations and moved the ball smoothly up the field. The second half started off the same as the first game, a quick goal from FSHA. The Sailors never stopped defending the ball or trying to score. Marymount loses a close one against a strong opponent, 0-2.
With celebratory posters all around the pool deck, Marymount honored 9 Sailors on Senior Night. Each player received flowers and personalized items remembering their time on the Water Polo team. It was a great game as well. Emma C. had 7 blocks, 1 assist, and 1 steal. Lizzie R. had 3 goals, 1 assist, and 1 steal. Kendra T. had 1 goal. Sophie W. had 5 goals, 3 assists, 12 steals. Reagan W. had 2 goals, 3 assist, and 4 steals. Tenley G. had 1 steal. Marymount won 11-6.
JV Soccer played a great, tough game vs Harvard Westlake. Sydney B. brought the team back from being down 0-1, forcing a header down from a great cross from Victoria F. making the score 1-1 heading into halftime. Lola C., Lauren R., Taylor S., Victoria F., Camille C., and Isabella D. played outstanding defense. The Sailors lose a tough one, 1-2.
The Sailors played IHHS at home and continued league play after the MLK Holiday Weekend. Sophie D. led with 11 points and Xochitl C. had 10 points. Marymount kept the game close by keeping IHHS to only 5 points in the second quarter and outscoring the Pandas 16 – 8 in the third quarter. Marymount comes up short, losing 31-40.
The Sailors were prepared and playing for their third league win in a row and the team had an excellent performance vs NDSO. The two goals from the Sailors came from Francesca D. assisted by Maggie K. and Makena D. with a fantastic assisted set up by Peyton B. Goalies Nathalie M. and Kayln M. shared the shutout, the third consecutive shutout in League! Sailors WIN 2-0.
Varsity Water Polo traveled to Rio Mesa High School for the Oxnard Tournament. In the first game on Friday, the team faced Carpinteria HS and won 11-5. Emma C. had 8 blocks. Sophie W. had 4 goals, 3 assists, and 5 steals. Regan W. had 6 goals, 4 assists, and 5 steals. Shea T. who moved up from JV to play in the tournament, had her first varsity goals and a steal.
Water Polo had an amazing game vs Marlborough. The Sailors scored 15 goals. Tenley G. had 4 goals, Molly C. had 2 goals, Ashley K. had 3 goals, Kendra T. had 1 goal, Sophie W. had 2 goals, and Regan W. had 3 goals. Emma C. had 10 blocks. Sailors win 15-8.
The Sailors continued league play traveling to Notre Dame SO. Marymount made 6, 3 point shots, had 42 rebounds and 5 players scored 3 points or more. Xochitl C. led the Sailors with 12 points. Sophie D. scored 8 points. Marymount won the 4th quarter 15-8, but were unable to come back and gain the lead. Sailors lose a tough one 34-44.
JV Basketball traveled to Bishop Conaty to play a non-league game. Sophie D. led the Sailors with 22 points. Xochitl C. scored 14 points. The team celebrated 42 rebounds. Great game all around. Sailors win 46-27.
Varsity won 13-9 against Louisville. Emma C. had 11 blocks. Lizzie R. had 2 goals, 4 assists, and 1 steal. Lily F. had 3 goals. Tenley G. had 2 goals and 1 steal. Molly C. and Ashley K. had 1 goal and 1 steal. Sophie W. had 3 blocks, 1 goal, 4 assists, and 4 steals. Regan W. had 3 goals, 1 assist, and 3 steals. Congratulations Sailors!
JV played a home game against FSHA in front of an enthusiastic crowd cheering the Sailors on. As a team, Marymount had 11 steals, made 15 free throws and won the 4th quarter 10 points to 8 points. Sophie D. led the Sailors with 10 points. Marymount lost the game to a strong FSHA team 23-38.
The JV Basketball Team started their league season on Monday, after the holidays with a win vs Immaculate Heart HS. Marymount had 15 steals and for two quarters, the Sailors kept IHHS under 4 points. Sophie D. led the Sailors with 10 points. Emma K. scored 6 points. It was a great start to a promising season. Sailors win 25-19.
Marymount played in the Burroughs Extravaganza this past weekend and faced Newbury Park High School. The Sailors shot 24 free throws, collected 17 rebounds, and had 6 steals. Sophie D. led the Sailors with 10 points. Jordan K. had 3 steals and 9 rebounds. Sailors lose 24-48.
Sailors played another tough game against another strong Mission League opponent.
Marymount’s defense was outstanding during the first half, holding off and battling 7 corner kicks from Chaminade to save the shutout. Sophia V. scored the first goal. In the 2nd half Freshman Makena D. doubled the lead for the Sailors before Chaminade came back making the score 2-1. Makena D. added the 3rd goal and Marymount stays ahead and wins the well-deserved 3-1 victory.
Varsity Basketball participated in the Burroughs Extravaganza and played Eagle Rock High School. The Sailors had 15 rebounds and 10 assists. Isabella A. had 10 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal and 5 assists. Nicolette A. had 17 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 assist. Alyanna S. made 3-4 free throws. The Sailors lost 40-52.
The Sailors came back from the winter break starting their league play vsagainstImmaculate Heart HS.The Sailors had 9 assists and 14 defensive steals. Sofia R. scored 8 points and pulled down 8 rebounds. Talia R. had 4 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block. Even with Isabella A’s. 23 points, 1 rebound, 7 steals and 6 assists and Nicolette A’s. 11 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 steals, the Sailors were unable to pull off the win. MM 49 – IHHS 71
The Sailors played FSHA, this team was a CIF-SS Div.II Finalist and the State Champion last year. Marymount didn’t let that get in their way of playing tough defense and offense. The only goal was scored unassisted by Francesca D. The shutout was earned by Kalin M. Congratulations Sailors, Marymount 1 - Flintridge Sacred Heart 0.
Varsity Water Polo traveled to Pali HI to play the Dolphins in a non-league match. Emma C. had an incredible game with 6 blocks, 3 assists and 4 steals. Tenley G. started the game with the first goal and finished with a total of 2 goals and 3 assists. Ashley K. stepped up with a great goal. Sophie W. had 4 goals, 2 assists, and 12 steals. Reagan W. had 6 goals, 3 assists, and 5 steals. Marymount won 13-8.
Marymount came back from winter break to face Harvard Westlake and Coach Gary said it was probably one of the best performances against a very good HW team that he has ever seen.Tactically and technically, the Sailors were excellent and brought a huge heart to the game. The final score was 0-2, but Marymount gave a winning performance, both individually and team wise. In Coach Gary’s book, this provideda good foundation on which to build going further in to league play.
The Sailors came back from winter break ready to start league play. Their first game was against Harvard Westlake which is always a great match to play and this time was no different. HW was up 2-0 after 20 minutes into the game. Marymount scored a goal by Julia R. and assisted by Peyton B. Marymount goes into the half trailing 1-2.
On the last game of 2019, the JV team had played a fantastic game against Windward HS when they battled to the end. Windward scored two goals in the first half. Marymount battled back to tie the game 2-2. In the last 5 minutes of the game another high shot made it into goal ending the game 2-3 with Windward winning. Malia C. started as keeper and made three brave point blank saves. With the amazing backline and mid coverage of Lauren R., Ashley R., Victoria F., Camille C. and Teya J. who all provided a strong defense for Windward to try and past. Goals were scored by Sarah K. and Keira C. and assisted by Teya J. and Taylor S., who bravely gave the team as many minutes as her injured foot would allow. A great way to finish off 2019 and what a game to prepare for league. Good luck Sailors!
Over winter break the Sailors traveled to Henderson, NV. to play in the 8th Annual Gator Classic. The Sailors started 0-2 in pool play losing to Coronado, Nevada, 77-31 and West Anchorage, Alaska, 65-43. Advancing to the Gold Bracket, the Sailors won two games against Boulder City, Nevada, 52-49 and Palo Verde, Nevada, 62-32 going all the way to the Championship Game. In the final the Sailors lost to Green Valley, Nevada, 35-71. Coach Edison and Coach Marcus were very proud of the achievements of the players in the tournament.
Every year teams from all around the Los Angeles area travel to South Torrance to play in the Annual South Torrance Holiday Soccer Tournament. This is an amazing opportunity for the Sailors to play against teams they would not normally meet during the season. Their first opponent was Amino Leadership High School. Marymount’s offense and defense were unstoppable.