Athletic Director's Notebook: Let's get started
Athletic Director's Notebook: Let's get started

(Week of September 4)

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Catalina athletics has no problem getting started. In fact, we cannot wait.

Volleyball and water polo had impressive wins last week over North Salinas and Alvarez, respectively. Volleyball beat North Salinas 3 sets to 0, while water polo beat Alvarez 19-1. Those two schools have a combined student body of over 4,000 students.

Volleyball has three matches this week and an all-day tournament at Notre Dame on Saturday. On Tuesday, the defending CCS champion Cougars travel to Monte Vista Christian, the Division IV CCS champions in 2016. Then the Cougars host powerhouse Salinas on Wednesday. Catalina has not lost a CCS volleyball match since the 2015 CCS championship match. They travel to Monterey on Thursday.

Cross country is training hard and will begin competition after Open Weekend.

Field hockey opens their season at home against Salinas on Thursday. The game begins at 4:00 p.m. Field hockey has 18 athletes on the team this season.

Golf has two matches this week, traveling to Salinas at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday (play at Crazy Horse) and hosting Pacific Grove at the Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Links at 4:00 p.m. Thursday.

Tennis hosts the 61st Annual Santa Catalina Tennis Invitational on Friday and Saturday. This is the longest running girls high school tournament in California. The matches will take place on Catalina's courts and at Chamisal and Stevenson. Our Cougars will play all matches on campus. The tournament begins at 9:00 a.m. on Friday. There are nine teams competing.

(Photo by Jacque Fourchy)

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