Fall Sports Preview


Miramonte Football has amassed a 3-0 record to start the season

Thomas Marriner and Xavier Clark

Cheer & Dance: Last year, the Miramonte Cheerleading squad set the bar particularly high. With three first-place finishes in regional competition and a first place finish in their division at the USA Spirit Nationals, last season’s performance will prove hard to top.

Cross Country: Last year at NCS, the Girls team placed 5th and the Boys team finished 4th. The Boys team qualified for state, but the Girls did not. Without Pete Bull, ‘16, however, the Boys Cross Country squad will have a significant void to fill.

Football: The Matadors have started the season hot, winning their first three games–two in convincing fashion. The defense has shown immense improvement, surrendering just 36 points in three games. Their lethal spread offense has continued from last year to light up the scoreboard, combining for 119 points in the first three games.  

Girls Golf: After taking home the NCS plaque last year, the girls golf team will try to replicate the success they had last year. With four of the six tournament qualifiers returning this year, they will have an chance to build upon last year’s performance.

Girls Tennis: Last year, the girls tennis team finished with a 9-5 record. But with only four seniors graduating last year, this year’s tennis squad will have ample opportunity to improve.

Girls Volleyball: The girls volleyball team lost in the quarterfinals of the NCS Tournament last year and amassed a 21-12 record. Senior star Caroline Schafer will try to lead the team to an improved season. But with last year’s departure of seven seniors, this year’s team has big shoes to fill.

Boys Water Polo: Miramonte Boys Water Polo will look to bounce back from a comparatively feeble 2015 season. The Matadors played a tough schedule last year competing against many good teams in Southern California, and will try to avenge a heartbreaking loss last year against rival Campolindo. The Boys Water Polo team will look to redeem themselves and make a deep run in NCS this year.   

Girls Water Polo: The reigning NCS champions will try and defend their title this year. The Lady Mats return with their top three goal scorers, including junior Grace Tehaney, who totaled 72 goals last season. However, the Lady Mats lost last year’s top goalkeeper, Paige Miller, who allowed under four goals per game.