One of only 34 players selected from California.
O’Dowd rugby players Michael Shilliday ’17, Andrew Crudo ’18, Walter Garner ’17 and David Rosario-Sanchez ’17 were among 160 top rugby players in the country who recently attended the Cal Rugby Camp. They are pictured here with O’Dowd varsity rugby coach Ray Lehner and his son Oliver.
Cal head varsity rugby coach Jack Clark said the O’Dowd campers “were uniformly rugby knowledgeable. It is clear they enjoy the game and are well coached. They were also a pleasure to be around. They’re really coachable and hardworking boys.”
All prospective women’s golf players must complete the online athletic registration. Students may not participate or tryout until this process is completed.
All prospective women’s tennis players must complete the online athletic registration. Students may not participate or tryout until this process is completed.
All prospective freshmen football players must complete the online athletic registration process prior to participation.
All new and returning runners must attend an informational meeting after school on Friday, August 19 at 3:20pm in the lower field bleachers. First practice for new runners will officially begin on Monday, August 22.
All students intending to tryout for O’Dowd water polo must complete the online athletic registration process. Students may not participate or tryout until this process is completed.
All students intending to tryout for O’Dowd Volleyball must complete the online athletic registration process and await notification of clearance by a member of the O’Dowd athletic training or athletic department staff. Students may not participate or tryout until this process is completed.
2016 Cross Country Schedule can be found HERE including Bus departure times.
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Bishop O’Dowd Athletics has a long standing tradition of excellence dating back to the 1950’s with outstanding teams in the Catholic Athletic League. Basketball, baseball and track were at the early forefront.
With the inception of football and Title IX in the seventies O’Dowd athletics expanded it’s excellence. Volleyball, tennis, golf, soccer, cross country, softball and swimming all gained respect in league, section and state championships. Our swimming program was enhanced with the addition of water polo and O’Dowd was one of the first west coast high schools to offer boys and girls lacrosse.
With further expansion of freshmen teams in volleyball, soccer, girls basketball and baseball O’Dowd hopes to include all students who wish to participate. Over 700 students play interscholastic athletics. Our athletes are also a large proportion of our outstanding students.
Through dedication, hard work and a commitment of excellence Bishop O’Dowd continues to foster DRAGON PRIDE!
Mike Bowler, Director of Athletics
Carlos Arriaga, Associate Athletic Director
What is an athletic trainer?
An athletic trainer is a certified professional educated on how to prevent, assess, treat and rehabilitate athletic injuries. An athletic trainer holds a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited collegiate athletic training/kinesiology program. During the education, the athletic trainer must complete many hours and demonstrate the ability to perform competencies. Once the education process is completed, the athletic trainer becomes certified through a national certification exam. This exam is proctored by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification. An athletic trainer is an excellent resource for various aspects of athletics such as prevention of injuries, nutrition, and psychological issues. For more information about athletic trainers go to www.nata.org/consumer/docs/Factsaboutathletictrainers.pdf
Bishop O’Dowd has a full-time Certified Athletic Trainer on staff. Joanne Kinyon provides student-athletes with the following services: preventive taping; bracing; emergency, acute, and chronic injury assessments; injury rehabilitation; reconditioning; and nutrition advice.
Athletic Training Room Hours: The training room is open from 11a-7p. Athletes are expected to come in for evaluations and rehabilitation work during lunch or MP periods.