A Host of Dragons to Compete at the Collegiate Level
The Bishop O’Dowd High School Athletic Department will celebrate and honor more than 20 student-athletes from the Class of 2013 who signed National Letters of Intent, as well as those who were recruited to play at the collegiate level, at a May 21 ceremony be held in the theater. Those who will be honored include:
A host of Dragons were recognized as All-League players by the West Alameda County Conference (Foothill League). Basketball players Oderah Chidom and Ivan Rabb were selected as Foothill League players of the Year, while varsity men’s basketball coach Lou Richie was named Coach of the Year. The All-League selections are listed below by sport. Click for the player lists…
LeBron James was one. Candace Parker was one. And now Oderah Chidom ’13 is one.
It was announced on ESPNU on Feb. 14 that Chidom has been selected to participate in the McDonald’s All American Games, featuring the best high school boys and girls basketball players in the country. The games are set for Wednesday, April 3, at Chicago’s United Center. The girl’s game begins at 6 p.m. (central time), while the boys tip off at 8:30 p.m. (central time).
Chidom is the first Dragon – male or female – to have been selected as a McDonald’s All American. More than 800 players from 39 states and the District of Columbia were nominated for the 2013 McDonald’s All American Games.
“I feel extremely honored. To be the first player to represent O’Dowd’s nationally known high school athletic program is amazing,” Chidom said.
Ten Bishop O’Dowd High School student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent in the Dominican Hall Boardroom on Feb 6.
Family and friends were on hand as signees Alexis Carney (softball, UC Davis); Ryan Daniel (soccer, University of Hawaii); Eugene Hamilton III (cross country/track, University of Arizona); Shaka Kendricks (football, Howard University); Kevin King (football, University of Washington); Joshua Licup (football, William Penn University); Bianca Lowe (soccer, Cal State Northridge); Darby Nordin (soccer, Chico State); Kate Ranahan (soccer, UC Davis); and Ryan Walker-Hartshorn (soccer, Stanford University) made their commitments official.
Men’s Basketball History
Hayward Area Athletic League (HAAL)
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010
Alameda Contra Costa Athletic League (ACCAL)
East Shore Athletic League (ESAL)
1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993