As Fall comes to a close and Winter begins, our Fall sport athletes say goodbye to their 2019-2020 seasons. As Eagles, we also say goodbye to our renowned Football coach, Steve Shevlin. We thank Shev for an amazing 26 years, not only for his legendary coaching, but for his work for the community of El Segundo. For seniors, this signals the end of their athletic career as Eagles. We wish them the best and thank them for the amount of hard work they dedicated to El
Segundo High School. All sports gave it their all and showed their Eagle Pride extremely well. For the spirit of Thanksgiving, athletes from each Fall sport were asked what they’re thankful for. Having one of the best seasons in the school’s history, Girl’s Tennis won league finals and punched a ticket to CIF as a team. Singles player Nika Masuzawa, and doubles team, Alli Armijo and Mina Kreski will compete at individual CIF over the Thanksgiving break. Senior Jillian
Farris is thankful for the bond that's been created with her fellow teammates, “I’m thankful for all the wonderful friendships I’ve built through the sport and the unforgettable memories”. Under new head coach Tyler Ormsby, Boy’s Water Polo had a rocky start in the beginning of their season. But once players found their niche, the team steamrolled all the way to becoming Ocean League champs. Even after falling short in round 3 of CIF playoffs, the team could only show excitement for their successful season. Junior star Mason Jaeger, shows his thankfulness for his team, “Through our hard work and determination we came together and supported each other through thick and thin”. In Shev’s final year, the Boy’s Football team had something to prove. Kicking off the season with a couple of tough losses, the Eagles pulled together as a team and strung some wins together. Although their end goal wasn’t accomplished, the Eagles fought
through adversity and left everything on the field. Senior left guard Gerardo Blanco thanks his team, “Thank you to all my coaches and teammates that became my second family”. Along with Football, Cheerleading also finished their Fall Season. Our Eagles performed advanced stunts and gave fuel to our student section and players. Senior cheerleader Gianna Pira shared her thanks to her teammates, “ Thanks to our wonderful coaches and a dedicated team, we can create an even better season for the remainder of the year”. Coming into this season with a young lineup, Girl’s Volleyball showed a promising future. Our Eagles gave their blood, sweat, and tears every game this season. Senior Ella Tichy showed her love for her team, “I am truly grateful for a program like Volleyball that has allowed us to meet some of our closest friends. We all look forward to beach season right around the corner”. Boy’s and Girl’s Cross Country, under head coach Marcos Bolanos, continued their dominance. All runners exceeded expectations and the Girls earned another Ocean League Championship for El Segundo. Both Boys and Girls will compete at CIF Finals over the holiday break. Seniors Arend Verfaillie and Sophia Zago thank their teammates and coaches. “I’m so thankful for my teammates and coaches for helping me become the runner I am today and cannot thank them enough.” Arend Verfaillie. “I am thankful for such a supportive team who looks after one another and encourages everyone to perform at their very best.” -Sophia Zago. Again, thank you to all of our Eagle athletes for giving it their all this season. El Segundo High School could not ask for better athletes to represent us both in action and in the classroom. Have a great Thanksgiving and a great week
off! Winter Sports, see you soon!