On the last weekend of March, the Crystal Sailing team competed in the High School NorCal Divisional Champs at the Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation in Redwood City. The team won first place overall for Northern California, as well as first place in both Division A and Division B!
In late March, senior Nike A won the girls competition at the Paly Diving Invitational. Nike now qualifies for the Junior National Championships. At last year's State Chamionships, she finished in third place.
The Gryphons Varsity Softball team defeated Mercy 14-1 on Tuesday thanks to eight runs in the second inning. The Gryphons put the pressure on, led by singles by Natalie L, Madeline E, and Jolaiya A, a home run by Ally E, a groundout by Ashton B, and an error on a ball put in play by Meghna M.
Crystal Squash competed in the Division 1 Squash finals in early February in Connecticut. They faced a tough first round, losing 4-3 to St. Paul's (Amy Richards current school--she was on hand to root on both teams!), but ended up winning the consolation bracket against St. Anne's and McDonough Schools to nab a top ten finish for the year. View photos
The girls took some time to get into game mode; however, once they started connecting passes, it was clear that Crystal was the stronger team. CSUS scored the first goal in the 17th minute, with freshman Naila N scoring from a pass by freshman Camille L. The second CSUS goal came from an own goal by Mercy’s defender trying to clear the call, in the 35th minute.
The US Boys Basketball team tipped off against Harker at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Arena on Jan 12. CSUS kept it close in the first half — with both teams spending a lot of time at the foul line — but ultimately dropped the game 37-57. Nevertheless, it was a thrilling experience playing on an NBA court. Go Gryphons! (photo courtesy of parent Durga B)