Athletics Overview

NCS “Scholastic Championship Team Award” presented to Four O’Dowd Teams

Varsity Men’s and Women’s Water Polo, Varsity Women’s Golf, and Varsity Women’s Volleyball are recognized for their athletic and academic accomplishments as a team.

Congratulations Fall 2015 Scholar Athletes

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The North Coast section recognizes over 150 of our Bishop O’Dowd student athletes for the academic success in the classroom during the first semester of this 2015-2106 school year.

O’Dowd Student-Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent/Celebratory Signing Forms


Ten Bishop O’Dowd High School student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent/Celebratory Signing Forms in a ceremony held in Dominican Hall Lounge on Feb. 3.
Family and friends were on hand to congratulate Aerial Chavarin, soccer, Yale University; Lizzy Counts, volleyball, Colorado College; Camilo Eifler, football, University of Washington; Lily Gane, soccer, Pitzer College; Alexa Hanson, soccer, Lewis & Clark College; Alexius Loman, track and field, Indiana Tech; Natalie Mitchell, track and field, U.C. Riverside; Armon Ojuola, soccer, U.C. Irvine; Aliyah Walker, soccer, U.C. Davis; and Kate Walker, volleyball, Johnson & Wales University.

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2016 HOKA SuperClinic

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New Women’s Lacrosse Coach Announced

A former lacrosse player at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Nisa Orozco-McCormick has been selected as the new women’s varsity lacrosse coach.

“We very excited to have Nisa join our coaching staff. Her recent experiences as a player and a teacher made her great match to lead our women’s lacrosse program. She has a great knowledge of the game, but her ability to relate well to young women will provide our student-athletes with a great experience,” Associate Athletic Director Carlos Arriaga said.

Orozco-McCormick previously served as head junior varsity women’s lacrosse coach at her alma mater, Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bellevue, Washington, where she guided the team to the league’s “Best Sportsmanship Award.” Read more…

Chris Flood Honored at Senior Bowl

Bishop O’Dowd’s very own Christopher Flood received the Academic Achievement Award at halftime on Saturday, Dec 19th during the 2015 Bay Area Cali Classic Senior Bowl game. He was honored by fellow teammates, parents, coaches and fans for completing his fall semester with a 4.14 GPA. He received a brand new Lenovo Z580 laptop computer, courtesy of Best Buy. His hard work and effort are a great example of how student-athletes can create balance between maintaining their academics while playing sports.

Camilo Eifler ’16 to Play in U.S. Army All-American Bowl

O’Dowd’s Camilo Eifler ’16 is among 90 of the nation’s top high school football players who have received an invitation to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, set for Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016.

The first Dragon to ever be selected as an Army All-American, Eifler was presented his game jersey by Sergeant Eric Scott in a ceremony held on Dec. 2 in Dominican Hall Lounge. Read more…

National Letter of Intent

It’s National Letter of Intent Day! Congratulations to our student-athletes who signed today: Eleanor Daum, rowing, University of Notre Dame; Jack Ditzler, lacrosse, University of Vermont; Samantha McGrath, volleyball, San Diego State University; Leo Nierenberg, baseball, University of Washington; Otis Statum, baseball, University of Nevada, Reno.

WACCC Cross Country Championships: Taylor and Downs win Varsity Races, Varsity and JV Girls are Team Champions

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country to compete at WACC Championships

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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


Physical Forms

Preparticipation Medical History & Physical Exam Forms (2 Pages)

Sports Medicine

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


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.


Weight Room Essentials

Strength & Conditioning Coach, Jay Beito tells you all the important things you need to know about safely working out in our weight room »

Coach Beito’s tips for parents on CBS site »

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