Western New England University sophomore goalkeeper Grace Trupe (Cardiff, Calif.) has been named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Defensive Player of the Week for field hockey, the league office announced yesterday. (more) Trupe collected 15 saves with a 1.00 GAA in a 1-1 week for the Golden Bears. In a 2-1 setback against Endicott, the sophomore turned in 12 saves. In a 3-0 win over Roger Williams, she had three saves for Western New England.
Congratulations to Savvy Simo for being selected as a UT Prep Athlete of the Week. (more)
Congratulations to the TPHS Girls Tennis program led by Coach John Delille! They won their 26th CIF title against Rancho Bernardo HS at the Barnes Tennis Center. (more)
The 2015 Torrey Pines High School Varsity Field Hockey Team are putting on the pink for the month of October in honor of National Breast Cancer month. On November 1st for the fourth year in a row they will walk as a team in the San Diego Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The team is currently 13-2 in season play and they are coached by TP alum and former USFHA National Team player, Jessica Javelet and assistant coach, Chelsea Cipriani, former NCAA Division I national champion. The team currently has four recruited senior athletes going on to collegiate play for Tufts, UC Berkeley, UC Davis and Vassar.
Congratulations to Sierra Campisano!!! She is ranked #14 in the nation and 5th for her position in Women's Basketball according to ESPN (more...)
Position switch pays off at Torrey Pines
Time at libero helps outside hitter evolve quicker as a player
By Terry Monahan | noon Sept. 12, 2015
Torrey Pines senior Jillian Strockis, who will attend Boston College, had nine kills in a match last week against Santa Fe Christian. — Sean M. Haffey
Members of the Torrey Pines girls volleyball team who’ve already made college commitments:
Greer Moseman / North Carolina
Cailin Onosko / Washington
Savvy Simo / UCLA ++
Jillian Strockis / Boston College
Serena Mueller / New Hampshire
Carly Kutschke / Lafayette
Hannah Schraeger / TCU
Alexis Palmer / Pepperdine
Alexis Filippone / Pepperdine +++
++ Indoor and sand volleyball
+++ Sand volleyball
When you win championships as often as the girls volleyball team does at Torrey Pines High, younger players must patiently await their turn to shine on the court.
Jillian Strockis was an outside hitter in a program loaded with talented strikers, as evidenced by four consecutive San Diego Section championships.
Strockis, now a senior, opted for a different route to more playing time.
With coach Brennan Dean’s blessing, she switched to the libero position as a sophomore.
“Passing is the best part of my game anyway, so being a libero helped increase my playing time sooner,” Strockis said after collecting a team-high nine kills in last week’s 25-15, 25-12, 25-23 nonleague victory over visiting Santa Fe Christian. “Brennan always says the best passer stays on the court.
“Passing is my best asset and my favorite thing to do.
“I knew if I could get on the court and stay on the court, something good would happen.”
Last season, Strockis moved back to her old outside hitting spot and earned second-team All-Palomar League honors as the Falcons were once again crowned league champions before claiming the section Open Division title.
The 6-foot Strockis has committed to Boston College.
“I’ve lived my whole life here and I wanted to live someplace different for a while,” she said. “Once I visited the campus, I knew it was the place for me. It was rainy and windy that weekend but no snow. I still loved it.”
Having former Torrey Pines teammate Camille Omecke at BC didn’t hurt, either.
The Falcons (2-0) again are favored to win the Open Division for a fifth straight section title.
Against Santa Fe Christian — playing without 6-2 superstar Lexi Sun, who was resting after playing on the USA Junior National team in South America in August — the Falcons fashioned a 28-21 edge in kills, an overwhelming 10-1 margin in blocks and an 11-5 advantage in aces.
Alexis Filippone was right behind Strockis with eight kills and two blocks. Savvy Simo added four kills while Brynn Chandler had four aces.
“Jillian has done a great job the last three years on varsity,” Dean said. “Her demeanor is one of being very stable out there. She has very few ups and downs, which coaches love.
“She made herself into an impact player, and now she’s one of our captains.
“She has always been ready for this moment. She has a calmness I hope other players on this team pick up on.”
It’s called playing volleyball the Falcon Way.
Torrey Pines senior shoots 73 at San Diego Country Club, says she's thrilled to have prize named for Hall of Famer
By Tod Leonard | Aug. 13, 2015, San Diego Union Tribune
Christina Park won the inaugural Mickey Wright Invitational at San Diego Country Club. — Tod Leonard
CHULA VISTA — As the video of Mickey Wright’s golf highlights played out on black and white on a screen at San Diego Country Club, 18-year-old Sung Eun “Christina” Park marveled at the phenomenal swing of an LPGA legend.
Then she realized just how long ago it was that Wright won the U.S. Women’s Open at San Diego CC.
“That was 1964,” Park said. “That’s before my dad was born!”
The history for Wright and the club are long distinguished, and Park added her own chapter. The rising Torrey Pines High School senior made three birdies and shot 1-over-par 73 to capture the inaugural Mickey Wright Invitational for High School Girls. She prevailed by one shot over La Jolla Country Day's Savanna Magallon.
After being announced as the winner, Park cradled a beautiful glass vase in one hand and Mickey Wright’s 1962 book, “Play Golf the Wright Way.” Wright had written a personal note inside to the winner, making it a priceless prize.
Park said she had seen some video of Wright on Golf Channel, but the 10-minute highlight showwas a thrill because it showed several of Wright’s shots from when she won the Open in her hometown.
“She had the greatest swing in golf, and she’s an inspiration, especially being a San Diego golfer,” Park said. “I really look up to her, and I’m thrilled to have a prize in her name. It’s really special.”
Born in Korea, Park moved to San Diego when she was 10 and groomed her game at the Pro Kids Golf Academy. She is a former San Diego Junior Golf Association Player of the Year and has won countless trophies. She called the Mickey Wright win her biggest victory.
She’s also a person of which the club can be proud as its first Wright titlist. Park has a weighted GPA of 4.3, getting one “B” in her entire academic career. She’s looking at Yale and Penn for college.
In the team competition of 2 best-ball net, West Hills' Kenna Caricato and Coronado's Grace Gibson joined members Robbin Wentur and Jo Hazard in winning at 25 under.