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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.



Women’s Tennis: A Familiar Face and Disneyland

Julia Roy, '15 
Contributing Editor

The entire girls' tennis squad is looking to make a "racket" this season. Besides the usual influx of freshman, the girls welcome their new coach Nataly Mendoza, a tennis SI alumna who graduated in '09. Mendoza recently graduated from Skidmore College. "We have been thinking about adding Nataly to our coaching staff for about a year," comments Coach Ed Grafilo. The coaches and current players hope the former graduate will bring her skills and experience to improve the team.

In addition to adjusting to this exciting change, the team is excited for a road trip down to SoCal this season. Of course, they couldn't resist adding Disneyland to the agenda. "This trip is a good opportunity to become close with old and new members of the team," says Christie Chan '14. Claudia Fong '14 agrees: "I am so excited to bond with everyone and have an awesome trip." 

Posted by on Monday October, 21, 2013


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