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  • Rethinking Africa: The staff of the African Advocacy Network includes Joe Sciarrillo, pictured here with Jean Elias Xavier, Director Aboudou Traore, Charles Jackson and Clementine Ntshaykolo outside their office in the Dolores Street Community Services building. They help a growing number of African immigrants to the Bay Area who may number as many as 50,000.
  • Retiring Pillars: SI’s faculty surprised Fr. Sauer in May with applause and flowers after the announcement of his reassignment.
  • The SI boys’ lacrosse team enjoyed what may have been best year since its founding nearly a quarter century ago. The lacrosse press ranked the team among the top 15 in the nation as SI turned in another undefeated season in league play – its fourth undefeated season since it joined the WCAL in 2010.
  • Richard Driscoll ’06, a performance engineer for Oracle Team USA that will defend the America’s Cup in September, is among the few locals hunkering down in Pier 80 off Marin Street, where they work 65-hour weeks to make sure that Ellison’s boat sails twice as fast as the wind and maneuvers with precision and power as it takes on challengers from around the world.
  • Retiring Pillars: Since the 1970s, Mary McCarty made sure Latin was a living language for students in her classes.
  • Rethinking Africa: Ira Shaughnessy ’00 spent two years in Ghana from 2007 to 2009 working with the Bormase helping with the cultivation of the Moringa tree, whose leaves are rich in vitamins.

Sports

 

New Season, New Coach

Katrina Samonte, '15
Contributing Editor

The Girls' Volleyball team welcomes  Ki Choi, who brings with him 15+ years of coaching experience at the high school, club, and collegiate levels. "My goals for the Volleyball Program as the new Head Coach [are to] build a program that is competitive at the highest levels, ensure tradition and pride for the program, school and teams, [and to] educate players not only in volleyball skills but life skills as well," Coach Ki asserted.

Last year’s season, the SI girls' varsity volleyball team finished with a record of 4 wins and 21 losses, placed second to last in the WCAL, and failed to qualify for CCS. Returning players are optimistic about this upcoming season with the help of Coach Ki.

“Last season had its ups and downs,” said Susan Vidalon ’14, a libero/outside hitter. “Although our record didn’t show it, we were successful in playing together as a team. With determination from both the new coaching staff and returning players, we look forward to being a strong and successful team in our league.”

Zoe Wong ’14, a setter and last year’s co-captain, claims, "Going into the season, I feel like we will definitely be a more competitive team with Coach Ki's guidance. We have a lot of strong defensive players, which is always helpful. However, much like last year, we do not have very much height, which means a fast offense will be one of the keys to success during the season.”

Posted by on Friday October, 4, 2013

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