St. Ignatius
An Important Update to the Bruce-Mahoney Tradition

 

Dear SI Parents and Students,
 
I'm happy to share that St. Ignatius College Preparatory and Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory have agreed to add women's sports to the Bruce-Mahoney Trophy competition. Starting this year, women's volleyball and women's basketball games will help determine the winner in our schools' rivalry, making it a best three out of five.
 
Below, you can read a joint statement from the leadership of both schools, but I also want to add this: Playing in games and cheering on fellow Wildcats are an important part of how we build community, and I love seeing the way SI comes together around Bruce-Mahoney competition, with students, parents, and faculty participating in one voice. More games are more opportunities to bond and support each other. So, as we expand the competition to five games, I expect us to bring the same energy and passion that we have to every previous Bruce-Mahoney contest.
 
This is going to be a wonderful addition to our historic rivalry, and I look forward to seeing all of you at the volleyball match on October 5. Go Cats!

Michelle Nevin Levine
Principal


Joint Statement from Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory and St. Ignatius College Preparatory
 
The presidents and principals of Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory and St. Ignatius College Preparatory are proud to announce an important update to the Bruce-Mahoney tradition.
 
Beginning in the 2021-22 school year, the first girls' volleyball game and girls' basketball game between our two schools will be included in determining the trophy, making the contest a best three out of five.
 
This great tradition has always involved more than just our student-athletes. It has involved our dance teams, our bands, our student bodies, our parents, our alumni, and the San Francisco community. We believe this change enriches the oldest high school rivalry in the West.
 
Both schools look forward to evaluating and considering potential updates to this new Bruce-Mahoney format in the future that would serve our communities, our shared Catholic mission, and our tradition of collaboration and competition that honors service and sacrifice for the common good.

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