CIF-Southern Section’s Citrus Coast League recently announced their 2019 Spring Sports Award Winners and All-League Teams. Carpinteria High School was well-represented in a variety of sports. In baseball, the Warriors tied for third place in the standings with Malibu. Carpinteria made a nice run in the playoffs into the quarterfinals, capturing a walk-off win at home at John Calderwood Field before being eliminated in the following round by eventual CIF-SS Division Six Champion Rio Hondo Prep. Chase Mayer was named the league’s Most Valuable Pitcher; Miles Souza made First Team All-League and Jacob Macias and Diego Hernandez were named to the Second Team. Noah Nuño was also recognized with Honorable Mention status.
The boys golf team finished fourth in league. Jose Gonzales was named to the Second Team and Jacob Mata earned Honorable Mention status. The softball team finished in fourth place in the new league under first-year coach Dakotah Wilcox. Eliana Gonzalez and Isabel Studt made All-League First Team and Victoria Gonzalez and Jauslyn Richardson made the Second Team. Three Warriors were awarded honorable mentions: Karessa Flores, Kenna Mayer and Madison Mora.
Carpinteria finished fourth in boys and girls swimming with Lexi Persoon named on the First Team for the girls 100-meter breast stroke. The 200 medley relay team of Jessica Cruz, Persoon, Sydney Endow and Piper Clayton made Second Team. Persoon also secured a spot on the Second Team for the 500 freestyle. Clayton was awarded honorable mention for the 200 freestyle, and Cruz earned honorable mention for the 100 butterfly. In boys swimming, the Warriors finished fourth place in league. Nathan Endow earned a spot on the Second Team for the 100 individual medley and Beau Persoon made Second Team for the 100 freestyle. Endow and Persoon were also placed on the squad with Augustus Sheaffer and John Hajducko in the 200 freestyle relay. Swimmers received honorable mentions, Persoon in the 50 freestyle, Sheaffer in the 100 butterfly and 500 Freestyle, and Endow in the 100 backstroke. Endow, Hajducko, Sheaffer and Persoon also earned honorable mentions in the 400 free relay.
In boys tennis, the Warriors finished first in league with a record of 9-0, claiming the inaugural CCL title. Most Valuable Player Awards went to Austin Stone in Singles and Luke Nahooikaika-Anderson and Cameron Gralewski in Doubles. Charles Bryant was named Coach of the Year. Myles Morgan made First Team in Singles and Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson and Kirby Zapata made First Team in Doubles. Carlos Costilla earned a place on the Second Team in Singles and Esteban Zapata and Ian McCurry earned a spot in Doubles. It was one of the most successful seasons in the school’s history, as the Warriors were narrowly eliminated in the playoffs by Number-two ranked Bishop Amat.
In track and field, the boys finished third in league. Victor Rinaldi was named Most Valuable Runner. His brother, Vincent Rinaldi, made First Team in both the 100 and 200 meters. Additionally, Victor once again made First Team in the 400. Carpinteria’s Four x 400 Relay team was also on First Team. Kameron Dayka made First Team for the triple jump and Isaac De Alba made First Team in the shotput. Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson was named on the Second Team in the 400 slot and Dante Mata in the long jump. In the triple jump, Ever Santamaria made Second Team and Dayka earned an honorable mention status in the long jump.
The girls track and field team finished fourth in league with Alexandra Zapata making First Team in the 800 and Fatima Cervantes nabbing First Team in the high jump. Lucy Light made the Second Team for the 100-meter hurdles and Shaylah Alvarez for the triple jump. Sallury Hernandez rounded out the Second Team for the discus. Savannah Alvarez earned an honorable mention for both the long jump and triple jump and Caton Pettine received an honorable mention in the high jump.
Boys volleyball enjoyed an outstanding year, finishing first place in league with an 8-1 record. Liam Slade was named Most Valuable Player and Dino Garcia was named Coach of the Year. Miguel Enriquez made First Team as a Libero, and Luis Zamora and Luke Nakasone made the team as a Middle Blocker and Setter, respectively. Gabriel Medel made Second Team as an Opposite Hitter. Diesel Slade (Outside Hitter), Jorge Soriano (Outside) and River Taff (Middle Blocker) were awarded honorable mentions.