Congratulations to our Gr. 8 Volleyball Team who defeated WPGA to win bronze medals at ISA’s. The Tigers lost a tough semi-final game to Southridge before beating WPGA for bronze. Congrats to the entire team and thank you to Mr. Bester and Ms. Baldiserra for their work with the team. The girls still have a couple more weeks of their season before playoffs in November.
Congratulations to the Jr. Volleyball Team who placed 4th at ISA’s at Brentwood College. The Tigers lost two very close games, one in the semi-final and again in the bronze medal game. Regardless of placing, the girls played great volleyball and the results are great for YHS, especially when one recognizes that three Gr. 9s and five Gr. 10s play on our Senior team!
Head coach, Mike Lodeweyks, and Assistant Head Coach, Noble Kelly, took our Sr. Volleyball Team to Okotoks, Alberta, to Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School, for the annual Western Canadian Independent School Volleyball Championship the weekend of October 15th and won silver! The girls were ranked number one after playing all the other teams in the round robin. Although they had won in their previous game against Rundle College, they lost to this team in the final game. The girls should be incredibly proud of their accomplishment at this tournament! Special congrats to Gabby, Gr. 11, who was awarded Best Passer of the tournament. York House has attended this tournament since it’s origin in 1972.
Despite the weather, our Tigers had an amazing weekend. Our Varsity Field Hockey Team placed 4th at the Glenlyon-Norfolk School Friendship Cup in Victoria on October 15 . They defeated schools from BC and Ontario to place 1st in pool play; unfortunately, they lost two close playoff games to finish 4th. Special thank you to the coaches and to Mr. Cropley for all of his coaching, bus driving and chaperoning.
Our Jr. Varsity Field Hockey Team placed 3rd at ISA’s at Crofton House. These girls should all be commended for playing in all types of weather!
Congratulations to our Cross-Country Team who competed at the Zone Meet on Tuesday, October 18. Special congratulations to Emily, Gr. 10, and Rebecca, Gr. 9, who have qualified for the BC Championship. Emily placed 3rd and Rebecca 9th in the Junior Girls Division Race.
The team also competed at ISA’s on October 4. Emily, Gr. 10, won bronze in the Junior Girl’s Division. Thank you to Meredith Seymour and Marianne Chang who are leading this team.
Our Swim Team placed 3rd in the ISA’s at Watermania! A special congratulations to Maddy and Rebecca who are both in Grade 8 and raced for the first time. Four of our swimmers (Marissa, Gr. 12, Sophia, Gr. 9, Jacqueline, Gr. 11, and Amanda, Gr. 10) placed 1st in the 200 m Medley B Relay. Devon, Gr. 8, Vivian, Gr. 8, Victoria, Gr, 9, and Emily, Gr. 10, placed 3rd in the 200 m Free Open Relay. And after being displaced in her lane in the 50m Fly, Sophia, Gr. 9, was able to race the clock and came in 2nd! Way to go, Tigers!
The Swim Team also competed at the Vancouver-Richmond Zone Meet on Friday, October 28. YHS qualified to the BC’s with 14 swimmers, 10 relay teams, and two individuals. Congratulations to all the girls and thank you to Christine Bernier, Emily Mathews and the group of Tigers alumnae who lead this team, Laura Sze ’11, Danielle Tognetti ’13, and Christine Lee ’16! We really appreciate their ongoing support of our athletics!