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2017 SJH Girls Varsity Volleyball Honors and Awards

01/01/2018, 10:00am PST
By SJH Volleyball

We're very proud of our San Juan Hills Volleyball Athletes and the honors and awards they earned this season!

Katie Lukes
3rd Team AVCA All American
Division 1 All CIF
League MVP

1st Team All South Coast League
Gabby Bellizzi
Abbey Dayton

2nd Team All South Coast League
Brianne Albright
Madison Beebe
Casi Newman

Honorable Mention All South Coast League
Malaya Jones
Erika Wiles

Kennedy Lim
Erika Wiles

SJH Most Improved
Malaya Jones
Casi Newman

SJH Most Outstanding
Katie Lukes


The Register’s girls volleyball athlete of the week:

Katie Lukes
San Juan Hills

She had 33 kills over two matches won by the Stallions in the CIF State tournament. The 6-foot-2 outside hitter, who signed with the University of San Diego, had 11 kills in a 3-0 win over Granada Hills Charter in the Division I first round. She had 22 kills, 12 digs and an ace in a 3-1 win over Garces Memorial of Bakersfield in the second round. San Juan Hills plays at Long Beach Poly in the regional semifinals Tuesday, Nov. 21.

OC Varsity: San Juan Hills starts playoffs with sweep of Los Alamitos

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – San Juan Hills got a strong start and had to battle in the final two sets to sweep Los Alamitos 25-14, 25-20, 26-24 in a CIF-SS Division 1 first-round playoff match Tuesday at San Juan Hills High.

“I thought we were great at the service line,” San Juan Hills coach Jessica Papell said. “I think we put a lot of pressure on them with tough serving. Against a well-formed block, we’re hitting around and over and doing a really nice job, especially our left sides.”

San Juan Hills (22-12) moves on to face the Lakewood-Chaparral winner in the second round on Thursday.

Los Alamitos (22-11) finished third in the Sunset League and had not lost in the first round of the playoffs under Coach Dave Huber, who took over in 2007.

The outside-hitter combo of Abbey Dayton (19 kills) and Katie Lukes (16 kills) provided the power for the Stallions. Dayton also had 11 digs.

“(Dayton) is a very physical hitter,” Papell said. “She’s a big jumper, she’s got a great arm, and she’s gotten better and better.”

San Juan Hills cruised in the first set and led by as many as nine points.

The teams were tied at four early, but four consecutive points by libero Gabby Belizzi, including two of her team-high five aces, pushed the Stallions out.

The second set opened close as the teams were tied six times up to 8-8.

San Juan Hills then led by as much as four before Los Alamitos climbed back to tie the set at 18.

San Juan Hills closed the set on a 7-2 run with freshman Brianne Albright getting the final two points at the net. Albright led the Stallions with five blocks.

The final set was a real fight with 11 ties.

Los Alamitos got its biggest lead of the match out of a 7-7 tie with back-to-back aces by Abby Blasi.

The teams tied at 23-23 and Los Alamitos fought off a first match point to tie at 24-24. Lukes hit back-to-back kills to finish the match.

San Juan Hills Girls Volleyball Going to the Playoffs!

10/29/2017, 10:15am PDT
By SJH Athletics

Congratulations to our Girls Volleyball team for advancing to the CIF Div 1 Playoffs!  The Stallions enter CIF as the South Coast League Champions and are currently ranked 10th in Division 1.  The Stallions will open up their playoffs in a Round 1 game at home on Tuesday 10/31 against Los Alamitos.  


San Juan Hills Boys Water Polo going to the Playoffs!

10/28/2017, 3:15pm PDT
By SJH Athletics

Congratulations to our Boys Water Polo team for advancing to the CIF Div 4 Playoffs!  The Stallions enter CIF as the Sea View League Champions and are currently ranked 6th in Division 4.  Round 1 will be played on Tuesday 10/31 and our Stallions have been given a bye that day.  The Stallions will open up their playoffs in a Round 2 game on Thursday 11/2 at 5:00pm against Santa Monica.  

San Juan Hills’ Mia Jones Commits to Occidental College

05/01/2017, 11:00am PDT
By Teran Rodriguez, Max Lax OC

 player  has committed to play lacrosse at Occidental College in Eagle Rock, Calif. according to Stallions coach Michael Welter. 

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Former Stallion Pulls Away From Competition

04/25/2017, 5:00am PDT
By SJH Stallions

San Juan Hills Alum qualified for NCAA Regionals

Former San Juan Hills Stallion Connor Meech won the 400 hurdles and his time qualified him for NCAA regionals. He also ran a leg of the 4x400 relay that won. Cal beat Stanford overall.  The caption from "Preps 365" below is incorrect - it should read:  "San Juan Hills Alum - Connor Meech"

Irvine Regional Park

San Juan Hills Cross Country had a great performances at the OC Championships this past Saturday.

  • Our Boys Varsity won the D2 Competition. Daniel White won the overall race with Brody Ray third for us.
  • Our Girls Varsity placed Third in the D2 Competition. Katie Hansen won the overall race.
  • Katie, Daniel and Brody were interviewed with the video posted on <>

Katie Hansen: <>

Daniel White/Brody Ray: <>