Athletics

Accomplishments

2020-2021 Team Accomplishments

The biggest highlight of the 2020/21 season is that we played. There were no championships or individual accolades but WE fit an entire years worth of athletics into a 4 month period and that is an accomplishment in and of itself. The effort that it took on the part of athletes, coaches, parents and all other supporters was nothing short of amazing. 
 
2020/21 was not about titles. It was about attitude and effort and getting to play the game. 
 

Traditional Fall Sports

Cross Country

Resilience, Commitment, Discipline- these are good descriptors for the 2020 Cross Country team. 
Last season, they had to start up & stand down so many times I lost count. They woke up early on Saturdays and ran in the cold to stay ready "just in case" we got the approval to have a meet. They went home and did the homework their coaches gave them: running miles, doing push-ups and squats, swimming, riding a stationary bike- whatever it took, they were ready. Then this summer they mentored junior high students during our Runner's Summer Camp. Now that we are back in school, they are ready to run in 100+ heat. They have even brought new and old friends into our running group and they instill an excitement in our rookies. They do all this with great humility and class. They are among the elite that CCHS has to offer. In summary - they could not have made their coaches prouder.

Football

The varsity team ended up going 3-2 coming from behind in the 4th quarter for all three victories. The highlight was the attitude and the effort of all the kids and coaches involved. Despite a small roster the kids never quit and fought until the end. Win or lose the team truly left everything they had on the field.

Girls Tennis

Girl’s tennis had a great year finishing the season with only 2 losses. Both losses came early and the girls were able to avenge them later in the season. This is a testament to their drive to improve as the season progressed. This year marked the end of Colleen Ballatore’s great high school career. The former VOL MVP completed her 3rd year at the top of our ladder. As senior leaders Colleen and Anne Dunn set a great example for their younger teammates.

Volleyball

We were blessed to have a season last year. Our program from players to parents were all prepared to do whatever was required to keep us on the court. It was a true showing of team work and a testament to how strong the the WE spirit is in our program. Being able to compete through all the adversity and see our players persevere brought us closer together and created lasting memories. I was especially proud that we were able to celebrate our seniors during a year that taught us all not to take anything for granted. 

Traditional Winter Sports

Boys Basketball

The 2021 boys basketball season can be viewed as successful considering the circumstances.  Boys varsity finished their Covid shortened season with a 14 and 4 overall record and a 7 and 1 VOL division record, earning them the top spot in their division. With this team’s performance our graduating seniors, Arvinh Sandu, Max Pezoldt, JJ Williams , Evan Corsiglia, AJ Perez, Josh Hebert and Ameer Moujab, were able to help create a lasting memory.  The JV program was also very successful posting a 14 and 2 record and finished their VOL division undefeated with an 8 and 0 record.  With the varsity veterans and incoming JV the 2022 season looks to be a positive one.

Wrestling

Our team has extraordinary talent and work ethic. WE have the ability to do really well the next few years if we stay consistent. Our coaching staff is beyond proud of how this group leads and serves Central Catholic High School.

Boy's Soccer

Boys soccer was one of first sports to return to practice in the summer. They worked hard through the fall as we waited for the green light to play. When the actual season started we ended up having one of our largest rosters in years. Most of the team participated in other sports but still showed great commitment to soccer. The best part of the season was that the team got better every time out on the field.

Girl's Basketball

The girls started the season with a 6 game wining streak. It was an interesting year as some girls went up and down between the varsity and JV roster. Regardless of who was playing each night nobody could question how hard the girls played. 2021 marked the end of Tessa Gallo’s 4 year varsity career with CCHS Girls Basketball. Without a doubt, Tessa was one of the toughest and most physical players our program has seen.

Girl's Soccer

The girls fought all season showing the heart WE have come to expect from this program. The fan support was some of the greatest WE have seen at soccer games in years. This is a testament to the character and makeup of this squad. Win or lose, the ladies made every game close and entertaining.

Traditional Spring Sports

Baseball

After a promising 2020 team had their season cut short, the 2021 team came out focused and hungry. Replacing 8 seniors who graduated the year before this group was young and inexperienced. That inexperience didn’t matter. The team played hard and did it with flair. A new energy was injected into the program that carried them to victory in the VOL season ending tournament. Lone senior Tyler Van Dyk provided leadership and stability for the group.

Beach Volleyball

I am so grateful to all the girls who made time during this crazy year to play sand. They did amazing and we were able to play in our first Nor Cal Championship Tournament as a program in San Francisco; as well as a couple other tournaments. All the girls had great attitudes and showed up for the team while balancing their academics, other sports, and the rest of the difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. I am very proud of all of the girls who came out this year and hope they will continue with the sport moving forward!

Boy's Golf

Boys golf was a split down the middle with experienced seniors and energetic underclassman. As the seniors wrapped up great careers, the hope is that their example will lead to a bright future for the returners.

Softball

Softball started the year like they were shot out of a cannon. They served notice to the rest of the league that we were a program on the rise. While there was no championship and many players were splitting time between other sports, the girls have a lot to hold their heads high about. JoJo Roberts provided senior leadership to a young team. Her career contributions to the program are hard to measure. She defiantly left the program better than she found it.

Boy's Tennis

The boys ended up undefeated in a season that did not have titles. With a new coach and great senior leaders the team accomplished everything they could on the court. Off the court, our players were leaders on campus. The ladder was full of ASB and AP/Honors students. This group was a great example of what well rounded student athletes should strive to be. 

Track & Field

Track and Field may have taken the biggest roster hit of all CCHS sports in 2021. Our roster was half the size of the previous year. With that being said, our kids worked twice as hard this year. One of the biggest highlights of the year was Junior, McKinley King breaking the women’s discus record. The coaching staff was extremely proud of the effort of all our athletes this year.