Congrats to all of our SDJA Winter Athletes and Teams for making it to playoffs!! This week, get ready to support your favorite SDJA team!!
Boys Basketball goes 10-0 and Wins League
For the Seniors on the Varsity Basketball team, this would be the 4th new Head Coach they have had over the years. It has made them stronger, ready to adapt and adjust and it turns out that our new Head Coach Kevin Poniatoski was just what they needed to go all the way to earn their OCEAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS Title! As the leader in all aspects of the game 15.9 points per game, 12.1 rebounds per game, 5.1 assists per game and 3.6 steals per game, Senior Josh Posnock earned OCEAN LEAGUE MVP as well as spot on the ALL League 1st Team.
Senior Yosi Galicot also made the ALL League 1st Team for being one of our lead playmakers adding 12.9 points per game. Alexander Galicot and Alex Gilbert had fantastic seasons earning them each a spot on the ALL League 2nd team. Alexander Galicot is our shutdown defender who picks up full court every possession of every game and added 9.8 points per game and 3 steals per game. Alex Gilbert is our 3 point marksman adding 12.9 points per game!
The boys have their first D5 CIF Playoff game right here at SDJA as the #3 Seed on Wednesday 2/16 at 6pm. Let's fill the stands to cheer them on!!
Boys Soccer Finishes 3rd Place in League
The Boys Soccer team finished their regular season with a 8-3-3 record. They finished league play with 5 wins, 2 losses and 3 ties putting them in 3rd place overall in the Pacific League. With a couple guys that have been lifers at SDJA, these seniors have worked so hard to make it to post season. Alejandro Romano was SDJA's top scorer finishing the regular season with 22 goals!
The boys earned the #11 seed in the D4 CIF Playoffs and they play Mira Mesa at Mira Mesa HS on Tuesday February 15th at 5pm! Everyone bring a friend and le'ts get loud as we cheer on our Lions Soccer Team!
Girls Soccer Battles through to Earn a Spot in Playoffs
After winning their first 4 games of the season, things were looking bright for the SDJA girls soccer team. But then they went through a real rough patch losing the next 6 games. However, they persevered and even though they only won 1 league game and tied another league game, they get a chance at post peason CIF Playoffs!! Girls Soccer have 7 seniors on the team, all who are excited to continue into post season. Joana Zaga, a junior, was the teams lead scorer finishing the regular season with 18 goals. Next was Senior Lilli Simmonds with 8 goals. And both seniors, Goalie Denise Lombrozo and 2nd Goalie Kate Aizin had 52 saves and 36 saves respectively. Pretty impressive for two girls that have never even played soccer before!
Their first game of the D5 CIF Playoffs is Wednesday 2/16 vs Southwest Eagles in El Centro at 5pm. Fill up the bus and get out to El Centro to cheer on our Lady Lions Soccer Team!!
Introducing 2 New Head Coaches for SDJA Spring Athletics!!
SDJA Track and Field
We are honored to welcome William Abbott as the new SDJA Lions Track and Field Coach. Coach Abbott comes to SDJA from Maui, Hawaii, where he served as an instructor and track and field coach at the Kamehameha Schools. William was also the founder and director of the California Coast Language Academy in San Luis Obispo, where he was an assistant track and field coach at San Luis Obispo University. William was an all-American High Jumper at the University of Oregon in his competing days. He was a participant in the 1980 Olympic Trials and a USA masters champion. With over 50 years of training and coaching in the sport, and countless accolades, we are extremely excited to welcome Coach Abbot to our SDJA community.
We are also very eager to announce Ethan Miller as our new Head Varsity Baseball Coach. Ethan was a four-year Division 1 scholar athlete at San Diego State University as a pitcher on the baseball team. He currently runs his own baseball lessons company called CoachUp where he has instructed and mentored numerous high school athletes and helped develop many to earn college scholarships. Ethan holds a master’s degree in Business Leadership and brings much knowledge, passion, and positivity to our program.
Let's Go Lions!!