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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

 

SI Football 2013: The Cats are Back!

James Ford ’14
Contributing Editor

Over the summer break, the SI football Cats have been hard at work, putting in the extra effort for the upcoming season. With a 9-4 overall team record in the 2012 campaign, varsity football looks to duplicate their success in both the regular season and the playoffs. Last year, the team defeated cross-town rival Sacred Heart in the annual Bruce-Mahoney football game with a decisive final score of 35-21. The Cats finished a memorable season, capturing the CCS Division I title as they stunned Bellarmine College Prep in a 13-10 win before falling to Granite Bay in a regional bowl game.

The varsity squad is eager to start with a non-league matchup against Marin Catholic on September 7th at SI. Returning varsity player Cristian Zaragoza ’14 said, “We will be looking to start our season strong and will continue to work hard up to and through that day.” The momentum and focus that the SI football team hopes to bring into this season is demonstrated by many of the returning starters, including Elijah Dale ’14, Joe Lang ’14, and Nick Bell ’14. Brent Arimoto ’14 noted, “Our guys are in good shape and have improved our endurance on the field.” On the upcoming season, Brian Vollert ’15  remarked, “With the last year’s CCS championship victory, the bar is set really high…We had a good summer and grew closer together as a team.”

 

Posted by on Monday October, 21, 2013

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