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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.

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Water Polo Wildcats Look to Cement Reputation in WCAL

William Fitzgerald, '15
Contributing Editor

Over the summer, the men’s club water polo team, known as Fog City, competed in numerous tournaments as a preseason exercise for the upcoming fall season. Because many players on the team would be returning to local clubs for Junior Olympics, this was their last chance to leave an impression on Coach Daniel Figoni before tryouts. The team won two out of three games, defeating West Valley, one of the region's top teams.

Keeping in mind the strong returning senior class and the fresh faces of upcoming juniors and sophomores, Coach Figoni told the team about his goals for the WCAL and the CCS playoffs.  Junior Peter Koros '15 said, “The water polo program, led by the guidance of Coach Figoni, has grown immensely in the past couple of years.  I’m very excited to be a part of a program that cultivates superior athletes; I am looking forward to a new season.”  The team's goalie, Bobby Singer '15, echoed these remarks by noting, “I am very excited to see where this season takes us. With the amount of talent that we have, SI is going to shock a lot of teams this season." 

Posted by on Monday October, 21, 2013

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