We were the first school north of Marin County to offer CIF sanctioned lacrosse, as lacrosse was one of our inaugural sports. Boys and girls from this program have gone on to play at the collegiate level.
Seniors Andre Williams was recognized by the Press Democrat as the Small Schools Boys Scholar-Athlete of the Year in their annual All-Empire Awards program. He was one of eight overall winners selected from over 35 schools in the Redwood Empire. Williams competed for the Coyotes in cross country in the fall, where he won the California State Dvisions V Cross Country Championship. He also competes in track and field in the spring and has advanced to the Meet of Champions this weekend with top qualifers advancing to the State Track & Field Meet next weekend. For a link to the Press Democrat article, visit: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/sports/9575592-181/press-democrats-all-empire-athletes-of
That same evening, SA's head cross country and track & field coach Danny Aldridge was selected as the Empire Coach of the Year by the Press Democrat. Danny has had an amazing athletic career as an athlete and coach, including having individual State Champions (male and female) at Sonoma Academy as well as qualifying both teams to the CIF State Championships. For a link to the Press Democrat article, visit: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/sports/9586765-181/benefield-longtime-empire-coaches-doug
The girls lacrosse team lost a very close 16 to 14 game at Petaluma High last week to end the 2019 season for the Coyotes. Despite the loss, the girls lacrosse team has a lot to celebrate this season, inclduing the leadership and play of nine seniors along with the development and skill of their younger players. The girls lacrosse team plays in the newly formed Vine Valley Athletic League, which consists of several large schools throughout Sonoma and Napa Counties. The size of their opponents did not stop the Coyotes from experiencing success this year, with victories over Cardinla Newman, Rancho Cotate, and Petaluma. While they will defintely miss the seniors who will be graduating, they have laid a nice foundation for the talented returning players to build upon, the future looks bright for the SA girls lacrosse team.
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