Coach’s Box 2/8

Falcon’s Sports News


Quote of the day:

“When you’re part of a team, you stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad, because they’d do the same for you.”

Yogi Berra

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Women’s Freshman Basketball

The Frosh Lady Falcons finished their season 11-11 with two losses against Vista Del Lago 40-28 and Del Campo 37-34. It was very evident that in both losses the Lady Falcons have improved and gotten better through the course of the season.

In the Vista Del Lago game, COLUMBA EFGIONG ‘22 had 8 points, and KAYLA GANNON ‘22 had 7 points. ERIN WINN ‘22 had 9 rebounds.

Del Campo was an exciting game but also ended in a loss 37-34. There were outstanding performances from ERICA WINN ’22 with 10 points and 10 rebounds. KAYLA GANNON ‘22 had 8 points and ADELINA ( ADDY) CASTELANO ‘22 also had 8 points.

Women’s Junior Varsity Basketball

The JV Girls Basketball team had a strong finish to their season clinching a share of the third-straight league championship, closing out their season with five straight wins to go 9 and 1 in league and 19 and 7 overall.  In the last week, the Lady Falcons blew out Sac High, 52-27, avenged an earlier loss by controlling the game against Vista Del Lago 37 to 24 and held off Del Campo 33 to 21 in their last game of the season, needing a win for at least a co-championship.  Depending on how Vista does at Del Campo tonight, the girls will either be outright or co-league champions.  In the Sac High game, sophomore Demi Dupavillion ‘21, had her best game of the season, scoring 20 points with freshman twin towers, Julia White ‘22, and Sarai Rice ‘22, controlling the boards and scoring 8 and 9 points respectively.  Against Vista, coach Brittany Woodard, had a great game plan, solving the Eagles’ diamond press that had caused so many problems in the previous game.  Freshman guards Kendyl Chin ‘22, and Jenae Wells ‘22, limited their turnovers and ran the offense to perfection as the team played great team defense for the win.  Sarai Rice ’21, led the way with 13 points with Demi ‘22 scoring 10 and Kendyl with 8.  Against Del Campo, the entire team, sophomores Demi Dupavillion, Liz Cotillo ‘21, and Kylie Lapsley ‘21, and Freshman Kendyl Chin ‘22, Sarai Rice ‘22, Julia White ’22, Jenae Wells ‘22, Abby Fox ‘22 and Carley Hunt ‘22, made key plays down the stretch and were led by Demi’s 13 points and Julia’s 9.  For the season, Demi averaged 12 points a game, Sarai 10 and Julia 8.  Julia also played stellar defense, leading the team in blocked shots and outplaying every center in the league.  Coaches Brittany Woodard and Sean Wong are very proud of the team’s effort this year, especially with a Freshman dominated team, and looks forward to helping these wonderful girls reach the varsity level!  GO FALCONS!!!

Women’s Varsity Basketball

The lady Falcons continued in league play and hosted the visiting Vista Del Lago Eagles. The Falcons would win by an impressive score of 56-31. Donnelli Allen ’22 would lead all scorers with 17 points with 6 threes. Chance Sims ’19 followed with 15 points. Bria Shine ’20 would add 14 points. On Wednesday, Christin Brothers traveled to Del Campo to take on the Lady Cougars. The Falcons would win by a score of 69-45. Donnelli Allen ’22 would lead all scorer by 19 points with 5 three pointers. Chance Sims ’19 would add 15 points, followed by Karli Cooper ’22 with 10 points. Christian Brothers travels to Capital Christian for their final league game tonight at 7pm. The Falcons are 17-8 overall and 8-3 in league.

Men’s Freshman Basketball

The boys freshman basketball team (22-5, 10-1) enter this Friday’s game with a chance to win league out right with a win over Capital Christian (22-4, 10-1).  With a win tonight at home, the freshman team will earn a league championship, with a loss, second place in a very strong Capital Athletic League.  The boys have won eight straight league games, including three in the last two weeks.  On January 30, they beat Rio Americano 56-32 with Parker Spellacy ’22 (13 points) and John Piegaro ’22 (12 points) leading the way.  On February 1, the boys defeated Sacramento High School 66-56. Spellacy came up big again with 14 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Falcons. Devin Johnson ’22 (12 points), JJ Hays ’22 (8 points) and John Marengo ’22 (7 points) played important roles as well.  On February 5, the freshman took on Vista del Lago in their final road game of the year.  They beat the Eagles 53-43 in a closely fought contest. Andre Verspieren ’22 (15 points), Donovan Chock ’22 (14 points) and Marengo (11 points) led the way for the Falcons as they secured at least second place in the CAL.  Come out and support the freshman as they complete a great season Friday against Sac High. Tip is 4 pm in the Ron Limeberger Gym.

Men’s Junior Varsity Basketball

The Boys JV basketball team is coming off a tough loss against Vista. Losing by 12 points. Dylan  Delucchi ‘21 finish the game with a game high 26 points. The Falcons look to finish off the year with a high note against Capital Christian in their season finale. The Falcons are now 17-10 overall. And 7-4 in league play.

Men’s Varsity Basketball

Friday Feb. 1 Christian Brothers 44 Sacramento 62: The Falcons, looking to upset the 2nd place Dragons, played great defense holding Sac High’s leading scorer to 7 points but the Brothers offensive output was not enough to upend Sac High. Anthony Zavala ’19 led the Falcons offense shooting 6/9 from the floor totaling 13 points. Brandon Wiggin ’19 had 8 points and  4 rebounds. Luke Jones ’20 had a great all around game with 10 points on 4/5 shooting including two threes to go along with 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Leading the defensive effort along with Luke Jones ’20, were Angelo Butler ’20 who had 7 rebounds, Shahkai Nichols ’20 who had 2 steals and a drew a charge & Miguel Gonzalez ’20 who had 2 steals.


Tuesday Feb. 5 Christian Brothers 64 Vista del Lago 60: The Falcons completed the season sweep over Vista thanks to an outstanding 3rd quarter and clutch free throws at the end of the game. Vista jumped out to an early 21-6 lead but the Falcons continued to battle and closed the deficit to 24-29 at the half.  The Brothers offensive attack ignited in the 3rd quarter as the Falcons made 10 of 14 shots including 5 for 8 from behind the arc on the way to a 26 point quarter and a 50-44 lead going into the fourth quarter. The Falcons fought off a late Vista run with clutch late free throws by Anthony Zavala ’19 and Angelo Butler ’20 to come away with a 64-60 victory on the road. Angelo Butler ’20 had 21 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Brandon Wiggin ’19 had 16 points and 4 rebounds and Anthony Zavala ’19 6 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and a block that ended the game. Providing big plays in the paint on both the offensive and defensive end were David Ledesma ’20, Michael Moreno ’21 & Ryan Toschi ’20 as they combined for 14 rebounds and 18 points in the paint.


Overall Record: 6-20, League Record 2-9

Next Game: SENIOR NIGHT Friday Feb. 8 7pm at Christian Brothers


Men’s Junior Varsity Soccer

The JV boys soccer team enter the final week of the season on five game winning streak. On Tuesday night at Hughes Stadium on a very cold night our boys took on league rival Vista Del Lago HS for the league championship. Early in the game our boys created many scoring opportunities and were rewarded with a penalty kick when Christian Vaughan ’22 was fouled inside the box, unfortunately we were unable to capitalize on that opportunity. Shortly thereafter Vista took advantage of a defensive breakdown to take a 1-0 lead at halftime. In 2nd half the boys continued to play aggressively and created scoring opportunity after scoring opportunity but our aim was just as cold as the night. At the end our boys lost 2-0.


Last Thursday night our boys travelled to Del Campo HS to take on a solid Cougar team. Our boys controlled much of the 1st outshooting the opponent. But it wasn’t until the 30th minute that Christian Vaughan ’22 put one behind the net on a shot just inside the 18 yard line. As the 1st half was coming to the end the Cougars were able to tie the game at 1-1. The second half our boys took full control of the game as Everett McAvoy-Jensen ’21 put the Falcons up for good with a nice shot that hit the crossbar and into the net. Antonio Jacobo ’21 sealed the victory with a great shot from about 25 yards away that the keeper had to change to stop. Great way to end a great season by our young talented Falcons!!


Overall our boys had an outstanding season, great job by every player on the team. Our offense was lead by Kenrick Dawson ’21 and Cole Hannah ’21, our defense was anchored by Desmond Greer ’21 and Ben Delfino ’21 and our goal was well protected by Freshman goalkeepers Andre Tabunda ’22 and David Arias ’22. The future looks very bright for this group of young talented players. Our boys finished the season with an Overall Record of 8-3-3 and a League Record of 5-2-1. Great work boys, the coaching staff is very proud of you guys!!

Men’s Varsity Soccer

Men’s varsity soccer splits games 2/5 and 2/7; Headed to the playoffs!!

CB triumphed over Vista del Oro 2-1 on Tuesday.  The team was fired up to challenge Vista, which was tied with Rio for first place in the league heading into the game. Demonstrating excellent ball control and unselfish play, the Falcons kept most of the action on the opponent’s end of the field, as Hunter Dierlam ’20 and Caleb Quinn ’19 found the back of the net <Coach, please add assists and outstanding defender play> Seven seniors were honored before the game: Andrew Constancio, Chace Gallup, Benjamin Kessler, Zachary Martin, Robert Murti Jr., Dominick Poletti, and Diego Seuthe before a large contingent of families and Brothers’ students.

Unfortunately, the team ended their 4 game winning streak Thursday with 3-2 a loss to 4th place Del Campo in the last game of the regular season.  Del Campo scored early on a penalty kick. Hunter Dierlam ’20 answered back, followed by a nice goal by Jose Regalado ’21, to enter half-time in the lead. However, the second half saw tired, lackluster play that allowed Del Campo to take back the lead and deprive the Falcons of a 2nd place league finish.

The Falcons end the season with a very respectable 8-3-1 in league play (11-7-1 overall). Rio Americano again dominated the league at 10-1-1 with CB handing them their only loss. They will face a yet-to-be determined opponent and location at 6 p.m. Tuesday, 2/12.

Women’s Junior Varsity Soccer

2/7 CB broke through a TOUGH Del Campo aggressive defensive line. CB broke through with an own-goal from an outside shot from Kristen Lee ‘22. Goal #2 came from Annie Simpson ‘22, a chipped shot to beat the GK insides the penalty box gave CB a comfortable lead in what was turning to be a dominate second half. Goal #3 was a result of great defending and swift transitioning onto attack! Payton Smith ‘21 was able to slot one in cutting in from a great run made out on the left flank! Goal #4 came from a great ball movement onto the edge of the penalty box where Lexi Stephens ‘22 assisted Peyton Shelby ‘22 who placed a shot in the top right corner to beat the DC GK!


2/5 CB visited the always tough Vista Del Lago.

CB had a great first half holding off Vista’s strong attack. However, Vista was able to see out the game scoring 6 goals. CB was able to get one goal as a result of sloppy defending from a corner kick, Kristen Lee ‘22 was able to blast one in to beat the GK.

Women’s Varsity Soccer

This past Tuesday The Lady Falcons traveled to Vista Del Lago to try to play spoiler on Vista’s Senior night. The match start well for CB with controlling the ball and playing on Vista’s half. At the 15-minute mark Vista took the early lead. This goal seemed to take the wind out of CB’s sail. The game stayed at 1-0 until the last 10 minutes when Vista scored again. Our Lady Falcons answer back with a Goal from Lexi Rakela ‘21. In the end, the final score was 2-1 in favor of Vista Del Lago.

Thursday night was Senior night for our Lady Falcons. We hosted Del Campo in a game where CB needed to win to get back on track before playoffs.  It didn’t take long for the Lady Falcons to get on the scoreboard as Senior Ashley Valerio ‘19 scored.  CB had great possession and circulated the ball around Del Campo’s backline. The by-product of this possession was a hat trick from sophomore Lexi Rakela. This brings Lexi’s goal total to 17 which Leads the league. The final score was 4-1 in favor of our Lady Falcons. We end our league campaign with an 11-4-5 overall and 7-3-2 league finish for third place . Next up playoffs beginning on Wednesday.

Track & Field


The 2019 Track and Field season has gotten off to a quick start! Returning varsity sprinters are Jonathan Strenger ’21, Clayton Ketcher ’21, Caylen Walker ’20 and Chloe Decker ’21 make up a very fast core group. Highlighting the hurdlers are Rafael Fernandez ’20, Audrey Jeffers ’21 and Jacob Castellanos ’22. JV sprinters Dylan Chock ’21, David Hock ’21, Brendon Beck ’21 have been working very hard in the off season. We have large group of hard-working freshmen that include Eli Garcia ’22, Brendon King ’22, Porter Lehmann ’22, and Alexandria Sandoval ’22. Middle distance runners include Raphael Lobo ’21, Annie Charleboix ’21, and Jelani Morton ’19. The Long-Distance team plan to make a HUGE impact this year returning a core group of seniors. Saint Mary’s bound Isaiah Jimenez ’19 and Nevin Afong ’19 lead the squad along with Enrique Verschoor ’19 and Alberto Mujica ’19. For the women, Malia Gay ’21 and Aileen Fortin ’19 lead the way. Brett Petkus ’20 plans to continue his 20-foot long jumping skills. Isi Eke ’20, Mel Fetuu ’19, and Emily Hancock ’20 highlight the returning throwers.




The CB Swim team is off to a great start! We have never had more students come out and join the team, making this the largest roster that CB Swim has seen. So far we are at 80 student athletes, with a few more to come once basketball and soccer end. The first week of practice is wrapping up and the swimmers are working hard to get into racing shape. Our first meet is the Woodcreek Invitational March 8th & 9th, and the coaching staff is excited to see how our swimmers do with a month of training. Go Falcons!


Women’s Lacrosse


Women’s lacrosse is excited for the new season,  the varsity team will have their first scrimmage 2/16 and both teams will have their first games 2/20.  The JV team will be large with tons of new freshman who are picking up the skills quickly. The Varsity team will be lead by Captains Ari Castillo ’19, Ashlinn Phipps ’19, and Lily Witry ’20, the coaches are excited to see the Varsity team grow in skill and play as team.


Men’s Lacrosse


Men’s Lacrosse practice is in full swing with a promising JV squad of 22.  The team hosts several strong returning players including brothers Kelliah ’19 and Joshua ’21 Tarver.  It also fields a lineup of fast and talented freshman including brothers Rowan ’22 and Connor ’22 Antony.  The team’s first game is Friday night, February 22nd at Davis High with a home opener in early March.



Men’s Tennis


Tryouts began on a chilly, windy day at Laguna Creek Racquet Club this week but that did not impact the turnout or the hopes of the tennis team.  We had 14 boys come out with 10 returning players.  The top five players in the school, Chris Fong (’20), Anthony Tan Andia (’21), Alex Stone (’21), Kai Hay (’20) and Ryan Price (’21) all returned for what will be a busy year.  We start off with matches against Florin, Pioneer, River City, Rio Linda in the first two weeks as we build toward league play.  The returning doubles team of Andres Yalan (’19) and Brandon Luong (’19) looks to return to form and lead the Falcons in #1 doubles…The team is excited- and hoping to make some noise in the CAL.






Games of the Week


Men’s Soccer vs Wood

Tuesday at SCC (6:00)


Women’s Soccer vs Laguna Creek

Thursday at SCC (6:00)