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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.



Field Hockey Comes up Short in Scoring

Eoin Lyons '15
Managing Editor

Field Hockey has to be the most under-appreciated sport at Saint Ignatius. I never really knew the rules or how the game progressed until I attended the SI TV game of the week game against Davis High School.

The game advanced slowly at first, with neither team dominating play. The Wildcats, coming into the game with a record of 2-2 after a tough loss against Mitty, hit the field running towards the end of the first half. With three penalty corners for SI in the first half alone, the Cats swiftly took control of the game, but still could not finish for a goal. At halftime, both teams were tied with no score.

The second half began similarly to the first; neither team could hold onto momentum enough to finish with a goal. SI frequently won possession in midfield, which fueled major counterattacks with fluid passing movement. Again, Saint Ignatius kept the ball around Davis' goal nearly all of the second half, but to no avail.

Finally, the seven vs. seven "golden goal" overtime began, featuring some of the highlights of the games. Unfortunately, despite the pressing SI defense and vast control in the midfield, the game ended in a tie, 0-0. "The score does not portray how hard we played," says junior Annie Mattimore '15. "We were able to get shots off, but found difficulty in getting them to the back of the cage."

Junior Michelle Espiritu, '15 added," In the end, both teams were evenly matched throughout the whole game. We played really well as a team and every girl played aggressively and did her part."

Looking forward into the rest of the season, the team is hopeful on the outcome. Sydney Sobrepeña, '15 says, "Coach Hailey (Sanchez) and her staff have taught us so much these past few weeks! We plan to continue to work hard and make it to the playoffs for the first time." Make sure to come and support your field hockey cats next Tuesday, October 8, at Fairmont Field as they take on Westmont High School.




9/4/2013 vs Mitty (0-4)


9/10/2013 vs Westmont (1-0)

Goals – McKenna Carter (1)

Saves – Jackie Ocana (6)


9/16 vs Saratoga (2-1)

Goals – Clare Connolly (2)

Saves – Jackie Ocana (6)


9/18 vs Mitty (0-2)

Saves – Jackie Ocana (10)


9/20 vs Davis (0-0)

Saves – Kate Steigerwald (5)


9/21 vs University (3-0)

Goal – Kelly Sykes (2), Alex Robertson (1)

Saves – Jackie Ocana (2)


9/24 vs San Jose (10-0)

Goals – Madeline Maxwell (2), Kelly Sykes (2), Camille Rich (2), Kate Mattimore (1), Hailey Palala (1), Clare Casey (1)


9/26 vs University 

Posted by on Thursday October, 24, 2013


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