A Banner Year for St. Vincent School Sports Programs

| August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

This was an amazing athletic year for the St. Vincent’s Vikings.

Very proud 3rd/4th grade students from St. Vincent de Paul School in Mission Hills show their team spirit.

John Stone, St. Vincent’s volunteer athletic director and one of the school coaches, describes a sporting renaissance at the small school in Mission Hills. “St. Vincent’s School is increasingly recognized as not only a leader in academics and spiritual study, but also a growing power in school sports,” says Stone. During this past school year, more than 350 students in grades K-8 competed on nineteen sports teams.

Sports seasons are comprised of fall, winter and spring teams.

During fall 2016, the JV girl’s volleyball team won the Catholic league championship, while the varsity girl’s team made it into the playoffs. The K-8 cross country team, 55 runners in all, won their first ever team championships, with the boys 3rd/4th grade and boys 5th/6th grade teams winning titles. The team also recorded the first ever individual champions with winners in boys 4th grade and boys kindergarten.

Winter season saw a full slate of soccer and basketball teams in action. The varsity girl’s soccer team made it into the playoff semifinals, while the varsity boys basketball team made it into the playoffs and competed in the Saint Augustine post-season county-wide tournament.

During spring 2017, the school fielded boys 3rd/4th grade, girls 3rd/4th grade and girl’s varsity basketball teams, as well as a 70-member K-8 track and field team. The boy’s basketball team compiled a perfect 7-0 record and the girl’s varsity team made it into the championship. The track and field team earned over 150 1st-3rd place medals competing at county-wide track meets.

Over the summer, the school is competing in the Cathedral Catholic summer basketball league for boys JV and varsity teams, and the JV and varsity girl’s volleyball teams are holding clinics to prepare for the fall 2017 season. Go Vikings!

St. Vincent de Paul School is a Catholic, co-educational elementary school, founded in 1948 in the Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, St. Vincent’s services children from preschool through eighth grade.

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