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Wildwood Wolves Are On the Prowl

Wildwood athletes are back in action. During the fall and winter seasons, we fielded teams in volleyball, beach volleyball, swimming, basketball, and cross-country.

FALL
7th Grade Girls Volleyball 
After a dominating season against area schools, the 7th grade girls volleyball team won the league championship, defeating Windward in a nail-biter deciding match to take home the trophy. This group of girls supported one another from day one of practice and came together at the end of the season showing that hard work and internal grit pay off. 

Upper School Varsity Girls Volleyball  
Our varsity girls volleyball team also had an impressive season. With a relatively young squad, they qualified for CIF playoffs and traveled to San Gabriel Valley to compete in the round of 32, representing Southern California's finest.

Upper School Varsity/Junior Varsity Boys Beach Volleyball  
Our varsity and junior varsity boys beach volleyball program is in its 5th year of competition with the program growing each year. This past fall we had 27 athletes competing, spending afternoons and weekends at the beach, playing a life-long sport. What a great way to build community bonds, spend quality time together, and get Vitamin D!!!

Middle School Swimming  
In swimming, our “Water Wolves” also had impressive performances during league finals. Both the boys and the girls teams came in 4th respectively (out of 12 schools), and included strong individual results. Koko B. ‘27 came in second place in the 50 and 100 free, beating the school record by 1.5 seconds. Additionally, Callum M. '27, Nikydon H. '27, Daniel L. '28, and Charlie V. '26 earned bronze medals in the 200 free relay and the 200 medley relay.

Middle School Cross-Country  
In middle school cross-country, our “Running Wolves” capped off an amazing season at league finals. In a great show of teamwork, the boys team came in 2nd place in the league. On the girls team, Imogen H. ‘28 won the entire race to become the individual league champion.

Upper School Varsity Cross-Country
In varsity cross-country, Theo U.-N. ‘25 advanced to compete in the regional cross-country finals, racing at Mt. San Antonio College after an impressive performance at CIF Regional Semi-Finals.


WINTER
Middle School Girls Basketball 

Middle school girls basketball recently won the Pacific Basin League Championship! After only losing one game during the regular season, the girls were a force to be reckoned with in the playoffs and continued their strong play. Congratulations to our wolves on an amazing season and for bringing home the hardware!

Middle School Boys Basketball  
Our middle school boys basketball B team, made up of 6th and 7th graders, qualified for the playoffs and had a great year in terms of team development and learning the fundamentals. They had a great season bonding as a team and enjoying competitive play. 

Our A team worked hard all season to refine their skills, and learn the sport at a higher level. Their coach Alex said the following, “I am really excited for the future of this team and these players. They have really fought hard all season against some really tough teams. If they continue to play in high school, this group could become a very strong team.” 

Upper School Junior Varsity and Varsity Boys Basketball  
Our JV and varsity basketball teams had very successful seasons. Our JV team ended the year winning 5 games in a row and playing great team basketball. Made up of 9 freshmen and 1 sophomore, they continue the tradition of a solid basketball program of dedicated athletes. 

Our varsity team ended the year winning 5 of their last 7 games and qualifying for CIF playoffs! This is a great accomplishment as only the best of the best make CIF playoffs. They traveled a few hours away to Hesperia Christian, where in a hard-fought game we came up short by only four points. 

Middle School Boys Soccer 
Coach and Wildwood math teacher Herach said it best: “What a great group of players. They were committed, hard-working, and full of energy and maintained a positive attitude,” he noted. “With all of the challenges we faced, this team never gave up or lost focus and as a result, they kept performing better and better, culminating with a great win over Brentwood to qualify for the playoffs.” Their team performance could be described as follows: energy, excitement, care, and passion. Both Coach Lupi and Coach Herach are really proud of the boys and what they were able to accomplish.

Upper School Varsity Boys Soccer  
Our upper school varsity boys soccer team ended the season in style, with a 1-0 victory over Hawthorne on senior day. This avenged an earlier season loss to that same team. With great passing and an impeccable finish, the senior team captains showed their leadership as they earned the final win.

Middle School Girls Soccer  
While our girls team narrowly missed out on making the playoffs this year, they made huge improvements from the beginning of the season, with a lot of new players with little soccer experience. Our more experienced players really stepped up and took on leadership roles, and helped the team have fun, while also being competitive, despite the lack of experience. Coaches August and Manfredo helped to build a great team bond and are really proud of these girls. 

Upper School Girls Soccer
This season has included many new faces joining the team for the first time. As the season concluded, coaches Jenn and Dave shared, "You girls are good soccer players, but more importantly you are amazing people. [We] hope you were able to gain some new friendships and learn a little from one another. I know we have learned a lot from you!" Saying farewell to our senior players, the coaches remarked "You most certainly left your mark at Wildwood and should be proud of your accomplishments, both academically and athletically."

FALL/WINTER
5th Grade Boys Basketball, 5th Grade Girls Volleyball, and 5th Grade Girls Basketball

Fifth grade athletes have sharpened their skills in practices and games against one another. To prepare for middle school sports, they ran drills, played games, practiced sportsmanship, and bonded as teammates. These skills will also help as athletes continue with boys volleyball and coed soccer this spring.

  • Winter 2022