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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.



Lady 'Cats Steal the Show

Patrick Dunne '14

While the boys’ Bruce Mahoney basketball battle at USF gained all the attention, the girls’ game between #6 St. Ignatius and #9 Sacred Heart Cathedral was the truly exhilarating match-up.

Quinci Mann, SI’s leading scorer last year, struggled through most of the game and was actually held score- less for the first 20 minutes, but she showed poise down the stretch to se- cure the victory for SI. After missing three straight free throws in the fourth quarter to extend her drought, Quinci regained form and converted on three huge baskets, including a floater in the key to break the 39-39 tie.

After Sacred Heart missed on the next possession, junior Josie Little wrestled down the rebound and made two clutch free throws to extend the lead to 43-39. Seconds later, Sacred Heart converted to cut the lead to two, but SI’s Addi Walters swished a free throw to vault SI to a 3-point lead.

With only .8 seconds left, the game appeared over; yet, SHC’s Kai’Ree Howard caught the inbound pass and launched nearly a full-court shot.... that went in. While the shot was released just after the final buzzer, the ridiculous 3-point shot forced the Irish fans into a frenzy and left the SI cheering section stunned.

While SI was fortunate to have the clock on their side, Quinci, after the game, explained, “Even before the game we talked about how five losses to the Irish last season would fuel us to beat them. We had to stop that trend”. Not only did the Lady ‘Cats stop that trend, but they also ignited the SI cheering section for the boys’ battle.

Joleen Yang ’15 crosses up an SH guard.

Posted by on Sunday February, 23, 2014


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