Gilroy, CA - The Presentation Panthers had a banner day at the 2019 Central Coast Section Finals. Senior Isabella Grant won the Pole Vault to earn her first CCS title. Although Grant and Lindsay Gigliello from Branham High School both cleared 12 feet and 6 inches, Grant earned first place by virtue of less misses throughout the competition. Grant, currently second in the CCS in the pole vault with a mark of 13 feet and 1 inch, will continue her season next week at the California Interscholastic Federation State Meet hosted by Buchanan High School before she heads to UCLA.
It's a great day to be a Panther!
Nearly half of all Presentation students participate in our athletics program, which has a rich tradition of excellence in the competitive West Catholic Athletic League. The Panthers have collected numerous WCAL and Central Coast Section championships. Presentation's exceptional program has produced Olympians, college stars and top-notch professional coaches. We are proud to be part of this school's dedication to teaching young women about leadership, initiative, self-discipline and teamwork.
Presentation is hosting its annual Sports Physicals Night on Monday, May 20th from 6pm-9pm in the gym. If your daughter is interested in trying out for a sport or the dance team next year, this is a great opportunity at only $35 (cash or check).
Playing in the rugged West Catholic Athletic League, a sophomore keeper would figure to allow her share of goals. But that was not the case with Presentation's Lauren Zontos, who posted eight clean sheets, being named the WCAL co-Player of the Year in the process. Click here to read the full article.
The Presentation Panthers competed at the 52nd Annual Arcadia Invitational this past weekend and did not disappoint! Numerous nation leading marks and one national record were posted as 730 teams from 31 states as well as Canada, Norway, and Mexico competed in the two-day affair.
Senior, Isabella Grant sets a new personal record in the Girls Invitational Pole Vault and Junior, Gianna Mendoza finishes third in the GIrls 3200M Rated Section 2 race, and Senior Jaya Krishnan was Presentation's lone competitor in the Girls Open Pole Vault as she finished ninth.
Congratulations to Senior Bella Grant who won the K-Bell Classic in the pole vault with a jump of 12-6! Bella is committed to UCLA for track and field.
Junior Gianna Mendoza has been named to the All NorCal Third Team for the 2019 XC season. The All NorCal Teams are selected by a committee of coaches and a staff writer from the Northern California Sections (Central Coast Section, North Coast Section, Sac-Joaquin Section, Oakland Section, San Francisco Section, and Northern Section) and honors the best runners from Northern California each season.
Mendoza is the latest Panther to earn All NorCal accolades and joins an impressive list of All-Time great Presentation harrier alumna:
Maria Mendoza All NorCal First Team 1985 and 1986
Christine Stavalone All NorCal Honorable Mention 1993
Melissa Grelli All NorCal First Team 2001, 2002, 2003
Michelle Callaway All NorCal Honorable Mention 2007
Laura Vasquez All NorCal Honorable Mention 2011
Gianna Mendoza All NorCal Third Team 2018
The Presentation Panthers completed their season at the 32nd Annual California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Meet at Woodward Park in Fresno, CA. Coming off of a narrow third place finish at the Central Coast Section (CCS) Finals, the Panthers competed in arguably the toughest division of the meet (Division II) with six of the Top-10 ranked teams in the state (including 1 nationally ranked team) toeing the starting line.
Over the weekend our volleyball team traveled down to Santiago Canyon College in Orange, CA to take on Ontario Christian in the CIF Division III State Championship. Our Panthers were looking to win back-to-back CIF Championships for the first time in school history. The first set went to the Panthers 25-21 but Ontario Christian fought hard and defeated the Panthers in 4 sets. Our Panthers finish the season strong and are one of the top 12 volleyball teams in the state of CA!! Great season Panthers!