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Winter Sports Wrap-Up 2009-10

posted Apr 1, 2010, 11:05 PM by Patriot Warrior

Athletic Director-Ray Marisnick

To our Students, staff, parents and community, 

What a great and exciting Winter season!  WoW!  It was a great feat to see our soccer girl’s get to the quarter finals and both our boys and girls basketball getting to the second round in basketball.  What great success to show for all of our kids efforts.  Congratulations coaches and players for your team work and commitment to Patriot High and your teams.

Boys Basketball

Head Coach-Tom Gregory

The varsity boys basketball team finished the season with a 20-8 overall record including 7-3 in league and a 2nd place finish.  They had a 9 game winning streak which included 2 tournament championships (The Warrior Classic and The Desert Heat Invitational).  They advanced to the 2nd round of the CIF playoffs and were ranked 15th in division 1A (the toughest division in Southern California).  Keenan Braden made first team all-league and was the leading scorer with a 13.4 average.  Michael Robinson and Aaron Elenburg also made first team with Jordan Zavala and Augustine Acevedo being named to the 2nd team.

Girls Basketball

Head Coach- John Hill

The 2010 season proved to take the Warriors to new heights as they set and smashed many existing school records at Patriot. The 2010 team set the school record for the most wins in a single season with eighteen (previously 16-2009). The 2010 season also saw the record for loses be broken from 12 – in 2009, to 9 loses. The Warriors also handed the school its first girl’s basketball post-season playoff victory - traveling to Orange H.S., and beating them 66-42. The Lady Warriors also scored more points than any other team in the school’s history, while giving up fewer points than any Warrior team in school’s history. The Lady Warriors also set the record for the highest points per game average, at over 58 points per game. The Lady Warriors also set the record for furthest advancement in the C.I.F. tournament – (2nd round – previously, 1st round -2009. The 2010 Lady Warriors team also produced Patriot High School’s first ever recipient of a Division One, full ride, Women’s  College basketball scholarship – Elyse Snyder; University of Portland. It also had 3 of the members from its team be named to the Riverside County, All County team- as (honorable mentions). Next year’s team will look for its chance to improve on these – as well as many other records and awards, with at least eight of its lettermen returning; and three of its leading scorers and rebounders also set to come back.


Girls Soccer

Head Coach – Amber Barnes

This season was filled with ups and down for our PHS soccer girls.  They started the season off strong in pre-season ending with a record of 9-3-1.  The girls traveled to the Great Oak Winter Classic is Temecula CA where they played Paloma Valley 1-1 tie, Temecula Valley 2-3 loss, and La Quinta 2-1 win.  The most noted game of this tournament was the Temecula Valley game where at half the girls were loosing 2-0, Dorothea Williams was placed up top as a forward and scored two goals for Patriot bringing the final score to 2-3.  Even though the girls did not come out the winners of that contest they proved that they would not let down when they were loosing that they would keep pushing through and end up learning to work as a team as a result of a loss.


The girls also participated in the San Gorgonio tournament during Christmas break.  Starting off the tournament with a disappointing loss to Los Osos 0-4, the girls held strong through the rest of the tournament winning the rest of their 3 games.  They faced Carter 6-1 win, La Reina 2-1 win and Summit 4-1 win.  Throughout the tournament the girls proved that this year they would be a strong contender for league title.


Aside from the tournaments in preseason the girls also faced Rancho Verde 2-0 win, Riverside Polly 0-2 loss, San Gorgonio 2-0 win and they also faced Paloma Valley again 3-0 win.  The Paloma Valley game was very exciting with the girls tying them in the Great oak tournament both teams were playing for the win.  Patriot came out strong scoring a goal in the first half and then finished strong putting in two more goals before the end of the second half.  The goal scorers of this game were Jennifer Summerville, Josslyn Marquez, and Veronica Nevarez.


Their first league game was an exciting game against Summit High School, with newspaper reporters and scouts present both teams were out for a win.  PHS girls wanted to win to show that the 4-1 win in the San Gorgonio tournament was not just a one time event.  Patriot scored first and the first half ended with a 1-0 score and then in second half Patriot scored 3 more goals and allowed a goal by summit. The final score 4-1 giving PHS a boost of confidence going into their next game against Bloomington.


Patriot continued to be strong throughout league, they did suffer 3 disappointing losses (two to Bloomington, and one to Summit) putting league title just a few points out of reach.  With 12 seniors on the Varsity squad not going to CIF was not an option for these girls.  They played a wild card game against Valley View and won 3-0 showing that even thought they did not have league title their season was not going to end any time soon.  PHS traveled to Garden Grove to play Pacifica in first round CIF playoffs.  Going into this game the girls were told to not think about records or scores just to play their game and to focus on the win for today.  Patriot scored quick in the first half with Jennifer staying consistent with being our lead goal scorer for the season.  The first period ended with a 1-0 score and Patriot and Pacifica both had to step it up in the second half.  By the end of the second half Patriot and Pacifica were physically exhausted from playing such a hard came all half.  Patriot came out with the 1-0 win and advanced to second round CIF.  This win was a substantial win for PHS since Pacifica was undefeated at home and their conferences’' league champs.


Patriot faced Arroyo Grande at home for the second round CIF, after two halves of play and two halves of over time the score remained 0-0.  The game went into a shoot out and Arroyo came out the winner.  It was a hard loss for PHS and the many seniors on the team but the girls played with all they had and left it all on the field.  For the seniors this loss ended their high school season but some of the girls have already committed to playing at the next level, Audrey Correa will play for Corban College in Oregon, Shelby Hancock will be playing for Dixie State in Utah, and Jennifer Summerville will be playing for Cal State San Bernardino in California.  Many of the other girls have hopes of playing at the next level and we are working hard to place them and the College that suits them best.


Some other mentionable stats about the team are that Jennifer Summerville, Melissa Johnson, and Brianna McCarthy, made CIF first team.  Jennifer Summerville scored the most goals for our team scoring 16 and assisting 11.  Veronica Nevarez came in second for goals scored with 12 goals and 8 assists.  Audrey came in second for assists with 10 assists and 7 goals.


Overall the girls had an amazing season with a few lessons learned here and there, but in the end the girls learned a lot about winning, loosing and being a team.



Boys Soccer

Head Coach – Johnny Mosher


Boys soccer is one team happy to see the 2010 season end.  They were plagued with injuries and unable to get it together as a team.  Even though they tried to make progress they were unable to overcome several obstacles this year to make a run to the playoffs.  There is no doubt our team and coaches are looking forward to what a new season brings.  Even though our boys had a disappointing season they never gave up having their competitive spirit.  Some bright spots for the boys soccer team was First team All Sunkist leaguer Jeyson Duarte and Brennan Trueba.  Between the two there was a lot of exciting play.  We also had second team All Sunkist leaguers Ignacio Ramos and Philippe Lazoore show their talents.  Some others that  had pretty good years and received looks for Honorable mention in the Sunkist league were Tomas Carrasco and Hector Quintanar.  I know the boys will be starting to work toward a more successful 2011.




Head Coach – Eric Lopez

Our boys ended up tying for 3rd with a 2 and 3 record in league and did okay for the transitions in the program which left our kids with some adversity to overcome.  We started out with a new coach and a large number of kids in the program however when it was said and done and the kids found out the hard work and dedication it took to wrestle we were down to a smaller elite group of talented young wrestlers.  Several of those kids did well in league prelims and finals and qualified for the CIF championships.  Those players  are  Ismael Aguirre, Exiquio Barraza, Juan Barreras, Lucas Basham, Cesar Bazua, Nick Brooks and Jonathan Przybyszewski




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