Athletics

Athletic News

Athletic News

List of 5 news stories.

  • Spring Sports Head Down Final Stretch

    The Coyote teams have continued to connect each week and will finish
    their seasons on Friday, May 8. Not being able to compete or meet in
    person has obviously changed the experience of being a member on the
    team, but it has been outstanding to see so many student-athletes
    continue to connect with one another and exercise regularly (both in
    and out of the team setting).

    After the season ends, the Athletic Department staff will be compiling
    a spring video wrap-up, including NCS scholar-athlete award
    recognition, senior recognition and team awards.  Although the season
    was cut short, the coaches and athletic staff felt strongly about
    continuing to recognize the efforts of our student-athletes and teams.
     
    Thanks to all for supporting and representing our Coyotes with pride!
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  • A Letter from Director of Athletics Chris Ziemer

    This has been an extremely challenging stretch for everyone across the globe. The current situation hits everyone differently, but it has impacted all of us in some way.  Our Coyote student-athletes, coaches and teams experienced added disappointment when high school sports seasons were cancelled across the country.
     
    We had been holding out hope, however slim that hope was, that we would return to the fields, courts and tracks to watch the Coyote spring teams in action. Unfortunately, that won't happen, and that makes us truly sad. Instead of practicing and competing together, our teams have turned our efforts to providing virtual opportunities to keep our student-athletes and teams connected and active. Of course, we would be lying if we said that zoom meetings and workouts from home were close to the same as the real thing. They aren't.  
     
    We have always tried to use our athletic teams and sports as a vehicle to learn about ourselves, about others, and about working together.  And sports teach us how to succeed graciously, how to fail gracefully, and how to overcome obstacles tenaciously. We find ourselves calling upon those skills more than we may have expected.
     
    We are especially sad for our seniors, who won't have the chance to wear the SA uniform with pride again in an official sporting event.  Senior year is often a culmination of four years of hard work. There is no magic formula that ends every career with a Michael Jordan fadeaway shot for the winning basket. However, in most cases, our seniors become leaders, both in performance and attitude. They are appreciative of the opportunities that come their way in their final season, knowing that at some point all good things come to an end.  And that includes being a high school student-athlete.
     
    To our seniors: we want you to remember why you decided to play a sport at SA, or even outside of SA. For some, it was social; for others, it was for the exercise; others may enjoy the competition. For those with the talent, drive, and motivation to compete at the next level, we are confident you will take these experiences with you. For those who planned on making SA sports your last stop as a competitive athlete, this doesn't mean you can't continue to find ways to do the same thing in the future.  
     
    The lessons you have learned--commitment, discipline, teamwork, time management, just to name a few--will live on with you. The friendships you have created don't have to end, and new friendships are right around the corner. If health and exercise were your motivation, you will find plenty of ways to stay active in your future. For those that love to compete, trust me when I say that competition will exist as long as you seek it out. My hope in all of this is that we can all appreciate the opportunities that come our way in the future, and more importantly, continue to seek out these types of opportunities for the rest of our lives.  
     
    I can imagine years from now, the Class of 2020 spring student-athletes will be telling stories about their senior season.  It will probably go something like this: "I was getting ready to lead my team to the league title when coronavirus hit," or "I probably would have gone pro if they didn't stop the season." If there is one saying that holds true about former athletes, it is the older they get, the better they were. The stories for this season are going to be epic.
     
    Hang in there, Coyotes. We miss seeing all of you in uniform, and when we get back in uniforms in the fall, we will not only be playing for ourselves, our teammates, and our amazing school, but we will also carry on with added motivation for the Class of 2020.
     
    Keep on howling,  Coyotes!
     
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  • Spring Teams Resume Season

     

    The Coyotes spring sports teams resumed this week, connecting via Zoom with student athletes, coaches, and athletic staff. After a two week spring break, everyone was excited to see one another and participation was high. Although we aren't able to practice or compete, the coaches and athletes are getting creative to accomplish the following:
    • Staying ready to resume competition, should the opportunity arise
    • Staying connected and providing support, motivation, and inspiration for one another in the team setting
    • Maintaining and/or improving overall fitness and sport specific skills from home
    • Having fun together with our teammates!

    The coaches are leading athletes by providing workout plans and video analysis, and we are also encouraging our students to return to the mindset of an in-season student-athlete. Developing a routine, eating well, staying hydrated, managing time effectively, getting adequate sleep, and making time to exercise are all important, whether we are competing on the field or training at home.

    All of that said, we miss seeing all of the Coyotes in uniform, proudly competing for our amazing school. We look forward to the next time we can be together in our strong pack!
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  • Spring Sports Teams Off to Strong Start

    Boys Lacrosse Knocks off Alhambra and San Rafael; Girls Lacrosse Bests Urban and San Rafael

    Last week, the Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coyotes picked up a win over San Rafael to open the
    season, before falling to Windsor in their second game. The team knocked off Alhambra to improve to 2-1 on the season. Against Alhambra, they jumped to an early lead before picking up an 11-3 win. They will return to action after spring break when they host Windsor High School.

    The Varsity Girls beat San Rafael and Urban to open the season with two wins
    before dropping their opening league game in the Vine Valley to Cardinal Newman. 

    Against Newman, the Coyotes led at the half in a competitive matchup before eventually falling 12-9. They will look to bounce back against Rancho Cotati tonight in a non league game at home. 

    Varsity Baseball Hosts Cloverdale Tonight
    The Coyotes Varsity Baseball league season kicks off with a game against tonight at Doyle
    Park. This is the team’s final non-league matchup before starting NCL II league
    play after Spring Break.  

    The Coyotes opened their season with a win before dropping their next two games to Drew and Bay School. The team’s record is 1-2 overall, but they continue to gain valuable experience as
    they prepare for NCL II league play.

    Tennis Improves to 3-0 on the Season
    This week, the Coyotes Varsity Tennis team knocked off Credo to improve to 3-0 on the
    season. This year’s team features 18 players, and their league wins against St. Vincent, Credo and Tech put the Coyotes in the mix for the CMC South league title race.  

    After Spring Break, the Coyotes resume league play, traveling to defending league
    champion Tomales.

    Runners Compete at Big Cat Meet 
    The Coyotes Varsity Track and Field team competed at the Big Cat Meet at Santa
    Rosa High School, joining over 1,000 athletes from around Northern California.  

    Complete meet results

    The Coyotes will participate in a practice meet on Friday with Elsie Allen High School before returning to league meets and invitationals after Spring Break.

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  • Basketball Regular Season Comes to a Close, NCS Playoffs Next Week

    All three Sonoma Academy basketball teams ended the regular seasons last night at Roseland University Prep in Santa Rosa.

    The JV boys started the night with a spirited effort that saw them come from a double-digit deficit to take a lead in the second half. Ultimately, the Knights of Roseland would rally to win the game, but it was a great final effort by the JV boys to end their season.

    The Varsity girls came out strong and took a nine point lead into halftime, which ballooned to over 20 points in the second half, before winning by a final score of 52-32.

    The Varsity boys had the biggest night for the Coyotes, as they upset league champion Roseland Unviersity Prep on their home court, handing the Knights their first league loss of the season with a score of 56-46.

    With the wins for the varsity teams both finished in second place in league with a record of 5-3, and will now wait until Sunday to find out their first round opponent, time, and location for next week's North Coast Section Playoff tournament. Brackets will be released on the NCS website.

    Congratulations and good luck to both Varsity basketball teams next week.
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