During his twenty years of working at College Prep, Duane has worn many hats, including coach, advisor, Director of RHF, and Associate Director of Athletics. His passion for athletics, knowledge of the league, love for the School, and his long list of ideas will guide and inform his work as our new Athletic Director.
Monica is an alumna, and our former Assistant Athletic Director (1990 to 1994). After living in Vermont for twenty four years, she has come full circle by once again joining our athletics program as Assistant Athletic Director which matches her true passions and strengths. Monica’s duties include coaching JV Girls Volleyball and Varsity Girls Basketball, as well as helping to manage the day to day operations of the College Prep Athletic Program.
The College Prep Girls’ Volleyball program is brimming with energy and enthusiasm. With twelve players on varsity and fifteen on JV, the gym is filled with volleyball action each afternoon. The first five weeks have been spent reinforcing the basics as well as teaching team formations on offense and defense.
Varsity News: Johanna Lanner-Cusin, varsity head coach, has been working hard with her young squad to prepare them for the NorCal Volleyball tournament of Saturday, September 28. With a new freshman setter leading the team, there is great potential for the future.
Junior Varsity News: Monica Lyman, JV coach, is thrilled to welcome twelve freshman and three sophomores onto the team. The players have been working very hard on individual and team skills and the improvement is visible! On Friday, September 13, the team watched St. Mary’s College play Cornell University to pick up some tips and to see what level they can achieve with hard work and dedication.
Three seniors, four juniors, five sophomores, and three freshman make up the Cougar tennis team. The players are off to a strong start, winning five of their first seven matches. Head coach Wendell Pierce and Assistant Coach, Chris Martin, have high hopes for this hard working squad. The players endured very high temperatures in their match against St. Joseph's High School, but kept their cool and brought home a win for the Cougars. We look forward to watching this team continue to thrive in the second half of the season.
Varsity News:The College Prep Boys' Varsity Soccer team is off to a fantastic start with five wins, one tie, and one loss. Head Coach Godwin Odiye and Assistant Coach Sebastian Osei, are optimistic about the talent of the team. They have been working hard to develop the players individual skills as well as offensive and defensive team strategy.
Junior Varsity News: Having twenty eight players on the boys’ soccer team this year has allowed us to schedule some JV games, which increases playing time for everyone. JV won their first game against Athenian 6-1. They are scheduled for a re-match on Wednesday, September 25 at Athenian.
Click HEREto see photos of the game vs Head Royce on September 20 (photos by Ben Buechner).
The XC racing season has officially started and what a fun start for our team! This first race of the season, and for many Prep harriers of their high school career, unfolded in brilliant fashion in a beautiful Golden Gate Park setting. Cloudy with temperatures in the low 60s offered perfect racing conditions. The damp, muddy conditions in Hellman Hollow (aka Speedway Meadow) made sure that the harriers had to contend with true cross-country uncertainty. Invitationals are meant to be fun and open up new opportunities for challenges and exposure to teams not generally seen in league and other D5 meets. This course and meet did not fail to offer these experiences.
As expected there were some "nerves" to contend with—the starting lines were packed for all races, and some teams were huge. From our first race where our Boys Frosh team got their feet wet (literally and figuratively) against larger and fairly formidable teams, our teams impressed with very strong early season performances and showed that their commitment to pulling up their sleeves and working hard in practice pays off. It is often hard to gauge personal progress in these large meets, but our teams' performances were strong across the board. Our early season time trial and mock team meet provided a benchmark for comparison and uniformly yesterday's results equaled or exceeded the earlier marks.
Click HEREto see photos of the Pacific Tiger Invitational (photos by Ben Buechner).