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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.



SI Tennis Crushes the Crusader Rabbits

Francesca Ledesma '15
Managing Editor

On Thursday, September 12th, SI Varsity Cats dominated the tennis courts during their match against Mercy Burlingame. The team won their matches with ease: 7 wins in 7 matches. The girls were well-prepared for whatever was served at them. "The girls played extremely well. The pre-season conditioning that varsity and JV did definitely paid off," explained Emilia Megid '15. Judging by the team's success, both hard work and the teammates' support accounted for this great win.

One highlight of the day was the impressive performance by sophomore Jacqueline Tsodikova '16. She played the number one singles position and served straight sets, ending the match with the score 6-0, 6-0. Number one doubles was no less remarkable. "Julia Arnett ’14 and Kelly Martin ’14 worked well together," reported Christie Chan '14. "They won a lot of intense points and beat their opponents with ease." Yet Julia Roy '15 confirms that Christie, the number two singles player, was on her game, too. "Christie played a great number two singles match. Her ground strokes and spin serve made her unstoppable," said Julia.

The team emerged victorious from their first three opponents, winning every match 7-0. The tennis cats hold high hopes and are confident their success will carry them forward this season.


SI Varsity Cats:

Overall 8-1

League 3-0


9/6 vs Mission (7-0)

9/10 vs University (7-0)

9/12 vs Mercy Burlingame (7-0)

9/17 vs Notre Dame Belmont (7-0)

9/18 vs Sacred Heart (6-1)



9/20 vs Serra (4-5)

9/21 vs Bishop Gorman (6-3)

9/21 vs Sage Hill (7-2)


9/24 vs St. Francis (5-2)

9/26 vs Presentation (____________________)



1.            Katya Tabachnik (7-0)

2.            Jacqueline Tsodikova (9-0)

3.            Christie Chan (6-3)

4.            Lily Jack-Shimmel (6-3)



1.            Julia Arnett & Kelly Martin (7-1)

2.            Chelsea Espiritu & Gigi Harris (2-3)

3.            Nina Pappas & Julia Roy (4-0)



Posted by on Thursday October, 31, 2013


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