Basketball wins league title

Santa Catalina School’s basketball team is the league champion.

Catalina claimed the Santa Lucia Division crown in a 30-24 win over Anzar High School. Both teams went into the title game with only one loss—to each other.

The Cougars advanced to the second round of the Central Coast Section Division V playoffs, where they fell to No. 8 Pacific Collegiate. The team finished the season with an 11-1 league record, 11-8 overall.

After starting the year with a string of pre-season losses, the Cougars hit their stride in league play, recording their highest score of 50 against York School about midway through the season. Zoe Allen ’24 and Sofia Luna ’24 led the team in points, combining for more than 250 on the season. Zoe also pulled down more than 200 rebounds.

Zoe was recognized as the league’s Most Valuable Player. Sofia, who had nearly 30 steals, was named Defensive Player of the Year. Both players were named First Team All-League, along with Bianca Fritz ’24. Ellesia Corona ’24 and Skyler Smith ’24 made Second Team All-League, and Lorenza Marquard Cerisola ’24 was named to the Richard Chamberlin Sportsmanship Team.

Catalina soccer had a mixed season in the well-matched Cypress Division, finishing with an almost equal number of wins and ties (3-6-3  in league, 4-8-5 overall). Fatima Cortes ’27 led the young squad in goals with six for the season, followed by Delilah Fujita ’26 and Piper Butler ’25 with five apiece. Keeper Aleasha Kalinski ’25 recorded three shutouts in goal.

Olivia DaSilva ’25 was named First Team All-League, and Delilah made Second Team All-League. Fatima was named to the Richard Chamberlin Sportsmanship Team.

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