Four fall sports teams make CCS playoffs

Santa Catalina School athletes had a successful fall season with four teams—field hockey, tennis, volleyball, and water polo—making it to the Central Coast Section championships.

Cross Country
Cross country placed third in the Pacific Coast Athletic League Cypress Division championships, where Marina Hurtado '27 led the Cougars with a time of 27:22.70, finishing 19th overall. Lindsey Terrazzino ’27 clocked the team’s fastest time of the season in the third meet of the year, running the course in 22:16.94.

Field Hockey
Field hockey headed into the CCS championships with an overall record of 5-1-4. They went up against Presentation High School in the first round, an epic and well-matched battle that ended regulation in a 1-1 tie and went into two overtime periods and two shootouts. In the end, the Cougars lost in a final sudden death round. Goalie Sofia McHugh ’25 had eight shutouts on the season and recorded 19 saves in the CCS match. She was named Second Team All-League along with Bianca Fritz ’24. Megan Barry-Schoen was named First Team All-League, and Cora Derbin made the Richard Chamberlin Sportsmanship Team.

Golf (1-11) wrapped up their season with a fifth place finish out of 13 teams at the PCAL championships. Freshmen Elise Peuvrelle and Sammie Chun regularly topped the Catalina leaderboard during the season, and Zoe Allen ’24 claimed the co-medalist spot in the team’s tiebreaker win against Monte Vista Christian.

Tennis finished the regular season with a 9-6 record and went through two rounds of CCS play. The team beat Aptos in the first round, then fell in the second to Evergreen. In addition, Sofia Gutierrez '27 and Maya Touché '25 made it to the first round of the CCS doubles tournament. The Cougars showed perseverance throughout the season, with more than a dozen wins coming in tiebreaker matches.

Volleyball (11-12) was ranked No. 3 heading into the CCS Division V playoffs. They swept the quarterfinal round against Thomas More then fell to Crystal Springs in four sets in the semifinals. Sofia Luna ’24 made Second Team All-League and was named to the Monterey Herald All-County Volleyball Team. Layla Borman ’24 made the PCAL's Richard Chamberlin Sportsmanship Team.

Water Polo
Water polo (15-8) went 2-1 in the PCAL tournament, beating Carmel and Monterey before falling to Stevenson. They advanced to the CCS Division II championships and lost to Aptos in the quarterfinals. Quinn Connolly ’26 was named First Team All-League, Riley Barringer ’24 was named Second Team All-League, and Abby Clarke ’24 was named to the Richard Chamberlin Sportsmanship Team.

See photos of our fall sports teams.

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