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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

 

Cross Country Cats Feel Comfortable During Lowell Invitational

Leanne Yuen’17
Contributing Editor

Cross Country Cats are back and faster than ever! Last season, varsity girls placed second in the WCAL, and as more students are joining the XC team, the only direction they can go is up. As Team Captain Erin Smith ‘14 puts it, “It’s all or nothing. Lay it out on the course; now that it’s our senior year, we’ve got nothing to lose.” And they’ve got a lot to win! This Saturday at the Lowell Invitational in Golden Gate Park, Brianna Bilter ’17 placed first in the frosh-soph girls’ race, and Kevin Lehr ’16 placed fifth in the varsity boys’ race. So far the team has shown great potential, and many have already set personal records. “Looking to this season, we have a new theme in place to help us work together to improve: ‘TEAM – Together Excellence, Apart Mediocrity,” says Coach Kenny. “Working together and pushing each other to be better athletes is what will help to propel this team towards success.” The team hopes to improve both individually and as a team, which will lead to their high team placement in the WCAL. They are always supporting each other, as Jason Louie ’16 notes. He adds, “The way that all your schoolmates cheer you on when you run shows SI’s loving community. No matter how fast or slow, we are always in unity.” We look forward to hearing about more of the Cross Country successes in upcoming meets!

 

09/ 07 Earlybird Invitational (3 miles)

Kevin Lehr ’16, Sophomore Boys Race, 2nd place (16:08)

Ben Osipow ’15, Junior Boys Race, 12th place (16:35)

Erin Smith ’14, Senior Girls Race, 12th place (20:46)

 

09/14 Lowell Invitational (2.93 miles)

Nick Hollister ’17, Freshman Boy Race Heat 2, 2nd place (12:54)

Brianna Bilter ’17, Frosh-Soph Girls Race Heat 2, 1st place (13:45)

Kyle Reidy ’16, Sophomore Boys Race Heat 1, 8th place (12:40)

Kevin Lehr ’16, Varsity Boys Race Heat 2, 5th place (15:15)

 

09/28 Westmoor Invitational

Posted by on Thursday October, 24, 2013

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