Senior Tigers Update: September 12, 2019

The busy fall athletics season is underway with our students playing field hockey, volleyball, swimming, and running cross-country. This is the busiest season with approximately 50% of our senior school students competing on a YHS team. Team selection is complete for our volleyball teams and for Varsity Field Hockey. However, it is not too late to come out and join cross-country, the swim team, or Junior/Senior field hockey.

All Tigers games, meets, and competitions are on our YHS Athletics Calendar on myYHS.

Volleyball: Grade 8 Team, Junior (Grade 9-10) Team, Senior (Grade 10-12) Team
Our Senior Volleyball Team placed second in BC last year and this season will again be one of the top 3-4 AA volleyball teams in BC and one of the most talented YHS teams we have ever had. Be sure to come out and watch some outstanding volleyball and cheer on our Tigers teams!

Field Hockey: Junior (Grade 8-10) Team, Senior (Grade 9-12) Team, Varsity (Grade 8-12) Team
Our Varsity Team is our most competitive team that takes on the best hockey teams from around BC. Last season our Tigers placed 7th in BC and this season is looking for a top 4-5 finish. Come support our hockey teams!

Swim Team (Grade 8-12): All experienced swimmers welcome
Our Swim Team trains at St. George’s pool and will compete in a few local meets. Our Swim Team routinely places among the top 2-3 AA girls teams in BC and this season will again be vying for a provincial title. Please come cheer on our swimmers!

Cross-Country Running: All competitive and recreational runners welcome.
Our runners compete in local meets and everyone is welcome to come train and compete. We also have some highly competitive runners who will compete to qualify and place at the BC Championships. Our league meets are at Jericho Park and fun to watch. Come cheer on our runners!

Reminders for student-athletes and parents regarding communication:

  • Coaches make many decisions during a season. These are made with care and with what is best for the entire team. Please respect these decisions.
  • Coaches communicate regularly to players about the decisions made. However, this communication rarely reaches home. If you have a concern, ask your daughter. If she is not clear and is also concerned about something, please encourage her to speak directly to her coaches.  
  • If this first step in communication has not worked, then please feel comfortable speaking to the coaches (not immediately before or after a game). Please connect with the coach and arrange an appropriate time. 
  • We also advise a 24hr rule. If you are upset about something, please try and wait 24hrs before communicating.


Senior Tigers Update: December 6, 2018


On Saturday evening, our Senior Volleyball Team played in the ‘AA’ Provincial Championship final game. A first championship final game for YHS. While we lost to a very good Pacific Academy team, our Tigers won silver medals at the BC Championships — a best-ever result for YHS Volleyball! Congrats to Emily T, Akash G and Hanna K all recognized as all-stars. Thank you to all the students and staff who came to support the team! 

Senior Volleyball wins silver at ‘AA’ Provincial Championship

That game brought to an end, a very busy and successful fall athletics season. What a great season for Tigers Athletics! Thank you to all minor officials and fans!

Congratulations to all student-athletes and coaches in all our fall sports: Volleyball, Cross-Country, Swimming and Field Hockey.

Special congratulations and thank you to all those student-athletes who demonstrated full commitment and effort to their teams. The season is about the team. Team goals and team success take priority. The off-season is the time where individual sport development takes priority. Our coaching staff manage the needs of an entire team and not any one individual.

Success, like anything worthwhile, has a price. That price is hard work and commitment.

Competitive athletics is not about entitlement. No one is entitled to success, a position on the court or field, or equal playing time in games. Competitive student-athletes earn the right to be on a team and to wear the uniform. They earn playing the positions they want, the playing time they get, and to enjoy the success they experience. Never assume you are working harder than others or feel you deserve something more than a teammate.

Thank you to all Senior School staff for your support of our student-athletes. They miss class for games and tournaments. Please continue to support these girls as they learn and develop important life skills through their competitive experiences.


  • Grade 8 Volleyball: Mr. A Bester, Sarah Promislow ’11, Lauren Van Vliet
  • Junior Volleyball: Mike Lodewyks, Brianne Wager
  • Junior B Volleyball: Jenna Quong ’13, Danielle Tognetti ’13, Dr. A. Lesk
  • Senior Volleyball: Mike Lodewyks, Jackson Liu, Brianne Wager
  • Junior Field Hockey: Matt Sarmento
  • Senior Field Hockey: John Smythe
  • Varsity Field Hockey: Ms. K Atkinson, Mr C. Cropley
  • Swim Team: Christine Lee ’16, Ms C. Carlberg-Nangle
  • Cross-Country Team: Ms. McInnis, Ms. Chang, Jacob Emerson

THANK YOU to Mr. Cropley, Ms. Keating, Ms. Baldissera, Ms. Boteju, and Ms. Matthews for stepping in an helping with road trips or coaching when needed.

THANK YOU to Paul, Stan, and Roman for all the driving you do and to our charter bus companies for all the safe transportation provided.

THANK YOU to parents who do so much work behind the scenes to support your daughter and come out to watch and cheer on the entire team. No athletic experience is perfect. It is these imperfections that make the experience worthwhile and teaches student-athletes how to deal with success, failure, and challenges on and off the competitive field of play.