NCS Wrap Up: A Review of MHS Spring Sports

Brian Tan ‘11 and Luke Bohuslav ‘11 stand proud after a successful season and a second place finish at NCS.

Brian Tan ‘11 and Luke Bohuslav ‘11 stand proud after a successful season and a second place finish at NCS.

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Swimming
Inspired by two record-breaking performances, the Miramonte men’s and women’s swimming teams placed sixth and seventh in NCS, respectively. The day started off with a bang when, during only the second event, the men’s medley relay team consisting of Robbie Fluegge ‘12, Charlie Wiser ‘13, Nick Deaver ‘11, and Aleck Ryner ‘11 shattered a record set by rival Campolindo 27 years earlier. Wiser then went on to break the 100 yard breastroke mark as well, blowing the rest of the field away by more than one second. Sierra Robbins ‘11 spearheaded a strong effort by the women’s squad, earning finals swims in both the 50 yard freestyle and the 100 yard backstroke. Robbins, Shelly Caron ‘11, Sam Swinton ‘12, and Erin Schoenfeld ‘14 also placed sixth in medley relay.

Men’s Lacrosse
Having won 11 of their last 12 games, the third seeded Miramonte men’s lacrosse team looks to stay hot and bring home their first ever NCS lacrosse championship title. After a first round bye, the Mats moved on to the semifinals by eliminating sixth seeded the Novato team 6-4 in a taut defensive struggle. The Mats faced Marin Catholic on Wed. May 25 but results were not available as of press time.

Women’s Lacrosse
After defeating sixth seeded Lick-Wilmerding 17-6 in the NCS quarterfinals, the third seeded Miramonte women’s lacrosse team seeks revenge against second seeded Acalanes, who captured the DFAL title by defeating the Lady Mats twice during the regular season.
“Acalanes’ team has always been our rival,” said captain Alex Seclow ‘11. “We have not beaten them since my freshman year. We are really hoping to turn that around this year.”
The Lady Mats faced Acalanes on Wed. May 25.

Track and Field
11 members of the Miramonte track and field team qualified for the NCS Meet of Champions last Friday, with captain Ashraf Mathkour ‘11 leading the way as the top seed in the 800.
“I think it’s really promising that this many of us made it,” said Mathkour. “Especially because we haven’t peaked yet.”

The Meet of Champions will take place this Friday and Saturday. Top performers for the Mats include both the men’s and women’s 4×400 relay teams, Devon McDonald ‘12 in the long jump, and Jamie Fehrnstrom ‘12 in the 1600.

Baseball
After shutting out 15th seeded Hercules 17-0 in the first round of NCS, the second seeded Miramonte baseball team looks to continue their recent success against seventh seeded Alhambra tonight at 5 p.m. The Mats split their regular season series with the Bulldogs, winning 3-2 on April 26 and falling 4-8 on May 19. Led by Tyler Davis ‘11 and Drew Jackson ‘12 who have recently committed to Chico State and Stanford, respectively, the Mats will need to muster all the offensive firepower they can against Alhambra’s pitcher Robert Stephenson, whom is projected to be a first round pick in the 2011 MLB Draft.

“We’re looking forward to a strong NCS,” said Jackson.

Men’s Tennis

The Miramonte men’s tennis team enjoyed some early success in team play, beating Amador Valley in the first round 5-2. Their run for post-season glory was eventually stopped short, however, after a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to Piedmont in the quarterfinals. Number one singles player Luke Bohuslav ‘13 made a valiant effort to keep his team alive, but ultimately lost the final match 7-5 and 6-4. In individual play, reigning NCS singles champion Andrew Pises ‘11 made it as far as the semifinals while Brian Tan ‘11 and Bohuslav lost to Piedmont in the finals.