Fall Sports Round-Up

Insight and reflection on some of this seasons sports
Girls Tennis

Coach: David Dewing
2022 Record: 0-16
2023 Record: 5-13-2
Top Players: Senior Lana Jermagian, Senior Aandrea Pineda-Dominguez, Freshman Emi Yu
Notable: What is important to recognize is the Lancers have not won a single match in nearly five years. Last year, the Lancers were close but did not win a match. This season, the girls continued to grow in their skills and the results were not one win but five. The team beat Newbury Park earlier this season at Thousand Oaks for its only conference match win. They hope to finish ahead of them in the standings. Another win was against Royal High. They have been pretty solid and this year won the match that went to a tie breaker.
Quotable: “The Varsity team made big strides this year and has improved drastically compared to last year,” Dewing said.
Inside Story: Audrey Li was hurt early in the season and missed several matches, but Dewing said she was set to return late in the year and getting her game back. This year, the team welcomed a new freshman, Emi Yu, to the team. She is an outstanding player with an 81% winning record. She plays singles at a high level and competes with any team. Aandrea Pineda-Dominguez and Chokee Weezer are a strong #2 doubles team.

Girls Field Hockey

Coach: Alan Scally
2022 Record: 2-4-1
2023 Record: 1-7
Top Players: Senior Sydney Korkosz, Senior Bianca Scally, Senior Moira Scally
Notable: The team played almost every single game without any substitutions. Pre-season injuries left the team with a tight roster and minimal depth. But despite several challenges, the team was able to be competitive in all of its regular season games. Although they finished with a record of 1-7, two of those losses came in overtime.
Quotable: “We had an amazing group of individuals who joined and learned the game, who started to develop into amazing players,” Scally said.
Inside Story: This season was a rebuilding season for TO field hockey. The team lost a big part of the team last year and began the rebuilding process. There are two players who are expected to continue to play in college, Sydney Korkosz and Bianca Scally. Moira Scally also excelled at playing containment through the middle. All three players will be playing in the area All Star Game in the winter.


Cross Country

Coach: Andrew Thompson
2022 Record: Boys finished fourth in Southern Section and seventh in state, girls finished 11th in Southern Section
2023 Record: N/A
Top Players: Senior Cassidy Kajita and Senior Liam Papavasiliou
Notable: Both cross country teams were off to a great start to the season, with both ranked in the strong Southern Section.
Quotable: “The Boys team is putting in more work than they have in previous seasons, all of which is pointing to an excellent post season,” Thompson said.
Inside Story: After both the boys and the girls were able to earn high ranks last season in the very tough Southern Section, they both aspire at making it to the State Championships this year.


Girls Volleyball

Coach: James Park
2022 Record: 20-15
2023 Record: 22-8
Top Players: Sophomore Outside Hitter Leah Curtin, Sophomore Outside Hitter London Halvorsen, Senior Libero Mia Paculan
Notable: The team was able to beat Westlake twice, which helped them go 8-2 in the league, and helped push our Lancers over the Warriors in the Marmonte League standings.
Quotable: “The dependability and who was going to step up was key,” Coach James Park said.
Inside Story: Despite only 3 three of 14 players being seniors, the underclassman were able to step it up in the big situations and lead TO to a second-place league finish. The dynamic duo of Leah Curtin and London Halvorsen led the Lancers through their battles, whether it was in Westlake, Newbury Park or on their home court.

Boys Water Polo

Coach: Craig Rond
2022 Record: 3-9
2023 Record: 17-13
Top Players: Senior Wing Thomas McDonough, Senior Wing Marcus Villani, Senior Center Defender Keith Warner
Notable: Multiple players such as Thomas McDonough and Marcus Villani have plans to play water polo at the next level next year.
Quotable: “Thousand Oaks High School has had a rich tradition of great student-athletes and I hope to regain that position in the community,” Rond said.
Inside Story: Coach Rond to TOHS after leaving over 20 years ago, he has already made an impact on the girls program, and he keeps improving with the boys program.

Girls Golf

Coach: Ryan Geisler
2022 Record: 8-7
2023 Record: 2-3 in non-league matches, 5th place in league
Top Players: Junior Claire Kirby, Sophomore Lotus Ward, Freshman Keiona Nadig
Notable: Last year’s league competition was all head-to-head matches; this year featured six league tournaments, with all six teams play a tournament at the same time.
Quotable: “Claire Kirby and Lotus Ward both shot personal bests for nine-hole and also 18-hole matches,” Geisler said.
Inside Story: This year, girls golf had all head to head matches, which was a massive change for the league. It was a challenge to adjust to, but despite the league changes, Coach Geisler and the team finished in fifth Place in the new tournament format.

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