Samohi student athletes from all disciplines found terrific success competing this school year.
Boys golfer Jaxson Tagawa was named Bay League champion this spring. The graduating senior heads to Texas Southern University to continue competition this fall.
Girls beach volleyball played its inaugural season of CIF competition this year, the newest varsity sport offered to Samohi athletes.
Girls lacrosse was named Co-Ocean League Champions and went on to compete in the first round of the CIF playoffs; the boys team competed in the second round of the CIF playoffs.
A quartet of sprinters set a new school record in the 4×1600 relay, knocking 36 seconds off the previous record, set in 2017: seniors Kim Hensen and Stephanie Garcia, with freshmen Cleo Topp and Phoebe Benun. Track athlete Gus Reyman made CIF finals.
This winter, both the boys and girls basketball teams excelled; the boys were named Bay League Champions and made it to the second round of the division 2A CIF playoffs, while the girls made the CIF playoff semifinals and the California State Regionals for division 2AA, with an overall record of 20-7.
In the fall, boys water polo made it to the division 3 quarterfinals in the CIF playoffs.
Both the boys and girls soccer teams made CIF division 2 playoffs this fall.
Similarly, members of both the boys and girls wrestling teams earned spots in postseason play – Daniel Jensen, Maia Baker and Tara Sakamoto competed at both the masters and state meet.
Girls water polo also made it to CIF playoffs this winter.
Vikings softball made it to the CIF quarterfinals.
Of particular note this spring was the Vikings swim team, which swam (metaphorical) laps around the competition. A whole squad of Vikings participated in CIF section finals, including seniors Anallese Hanson, Sebastian Munguia-Mullins and Brandon Wu. Two swimmers, Daniela Petran and Kyle Kim, set new Samohi records in the 200 meter individual medley and 50 meter free, respectively.