Senior Tigers Update: April 28, 2022


Our Varsity Soccer Team defeated CHS 2-1, WPGA 3-2, St Pat’s 6-0 and LFA 2-1 to remain undefeated in our LMISSAA league. As a result, York House will face off vs Notre Dame on Tuesday, May 3 at Trillium Turf at 3:30 pm for the LMISSAA Championship game.

Assured of a top 2 finish in league play means that the Tigers have advanced to the Vancouver Sea to Sky AA Zone Championships held May 10, 12, 17. There, they will compete against other top teams from the Vancouver public school league, North and West Vancouver leagues as well as Sunshine Coast and Howe Sound. The top 3 teams at zones will qualify for the AA BC Championships.

On April 22-23, the Tigers traveled to Victoria and St. Michael’s University School for the ISA Championships. Several key players were unable to attend this event but our Tigers performed well regardless, placing 4th. The Team had a great time on the field and enjoyed Victoria. Special thank you goes to our coaches Mr. Lum and Mr. Bucifal, as well as Ms. Harrigan who came along as a chaperone.

Our Senior Soccer Team is a Junior aged team of players in Grade 8-9-10. This developmental team plays a limited schedule but has enjoyed two good games with a dramatic win over Crofton House and a 3-0 loss to a strong LFA squad. The Team is coached by Mr. Williams-Walshe and YHS alumnae, Gina O’Neill ‘15.

Our Senior Track & Field Team is excited to be competing at meets after a two-year layoff due to COVID. We are so fortunate to have such committed coaching from Mr. Jacob Emerson who oversees the program. He is joined by YHS alumnae and UBC Varsity athlete Ms. Olivia Uliana ‘20 and UBC Track Team member Ms. Jaxon Slaney.

Our Tigers compete at weekly league meets at Swangard Stadium in preparation for the LMISSAA Track Finals on May 4-5. Top performers at our League Final Meets will advance to a large Vancouver Sea to Sky Zone Championship Meet in mid-May.

YHS athletes have performed very well in a range of events and most notably, our Grade 9s dominating the 100m sprints at our most recent meet.

Our Senior Badminton Team is playing weekly matches on Tuesdays here at YHS. Our young team is gaining a lot of experience and is building for the future. Last week, the team attended ISA Championships at Crofton House. While the team did not medal, they enjoyed a full day of competition against many other independent schools.

Our Junior and Senior Ultimate Teams are doing very well in league play and are preparing for our LMISSAA playoffs. More detailed updates on our Ultimate Teams will be coming soon.

Senior Tigers Update: April 14, 2022

The first spring high school sports season since 2019 is off and running. It is one of the busiest seasons we have had in terms of the number of teams and percentage of Senior School students involved.

Spring Sports include: 

The SENIOR ULTIMATE TEAM is off to a great start with wins over St. John’s and Fraser Academy and a close 8-7 loss to Stratford Hall. Stratford are routinely one of the top ultimate teams in BC. Ultimate is a co-ed sport and YHS combines players with St. George’s to form our team called “TIGHT”; a name based on Tigers and Knights. The Senior Team is our most competitive team with the top players at YHS from Grades 10-12.

The JUNIOR ULTIMATE TEAM also combines with St. George’s and includes students from Grade 8 to Grade 12. The Junior Tight team provides the first high school ultimate experience for our younger students.

The VARSITY SOCCER TEAM is our most competitive YHS team including players from Grade 9 to Grade 12. The Tigers are off to a great start with a 2-1 win over Little Flower Academy in their first game of the season and followed that with a 7-0 win over St. Pat’s. YHS have more upcoming league games as well as ISA Championships, April 22-23, in Victoria, BC.

The SENIOR SOCCER TEAM includes any players Grade 8 to Grade 12 who are not on our Varsity Team. This year’s Senior Team is in fact a Junior Team of students from Grade 8 to Grade 10. 

The TRACK AND FIELD TEAM is off and running with a wide range of event training sessions and practices throughout the week. We are fortunate to have the generous commitment of three community coaches, led by Mr. Jacob Emerson, which provides many options for our busy student athletes. Track meets run on Wednesdays at Swangard Stadium, and in May, our athletes will compete in a range of events. April 13 was our first LMISSAA league meet and it was the first ever high school meet for many of our students. They had fun competing and spending time together at the track.

Our BADMINTON team practices Tuesdays and Thursdays after school with weekly matches at YHS on Tuesdays. Badminton is a co-ed sport in BC but YHS is unable to combine with St George’s or Vancouver College as those schools have long time commitments to Crofton House and Little Flower. YHS Badminton competes in weekly matches against other LMISSAA school’s female players. The YHS Badminton Team does not advance to the Zone championships or BCs.

A group of YHS TENNIS players have practiced for a few days and will represent YHS at the ISA Tennis Championships on April 20 at UBC. Like badminton, tennis is also a co-ed sport in BC and is unable to combine with St George’s or Vancouver College as those schools have commitments to Crofton House and Little Flower. YHS Tennis competes at the ISA Championships only and can not advance to the Zone championships or BCs.