The following O’Dowd student-athletes signing National Letters of Intent/committing to play sports in college today included Taylor Hobbs – Soccer – Yale University; Alexander Holme – Football – Columbia University; Samantha Koepp – Soccer – South Dakota State; and Andrew Melendez – Cross Country/Track – Santa Clara University.
Time. It’s the most valued commodity for a student-athlete.
And what’s the major threat to that commodity? Smart phones.
O’Dowd student-athletes got some tips on how to manage their use of smart phones at a special presentation held in the theater on Oct. 11. The event was part of an ongoing Student-Athlete Speaker series organized by Academic Support Coordinator Jase Turner and men’s varsity basketball coach Lou Richie ’89.
Seniors, Ry Walker (soccer), Eugene Hamilton III (XC/Track), Maya Williams (volleyball)
Each spring, approximately 80 of the Bay Area’s best high school athletes are honored during the Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area Banquet at EA Sports World Headquarters in Redwood City.
The athletes are awarded in several categories, including Players of the Year and Play of the Week winners. This year, three distinguished Bishop O’Dowd High School seniors were honored at the event: Eugene Hamilton III, Maya Williams and Ry Walker.
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…
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.
About the Program
We field three levels of women’s soccer: varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen. The each team will have around 15-20 players.
Women’s soccer is a winter sport with the season beginning in early November with tryouts and ending in mid-February with end of the season championship games.
Tryouts, Games, Practices
Official tryouts will be held in early November. All students interested trying out should listen for preseason meeting information.
After the all three teams are selected, practices and games will normally be held Mondays – Friday after school (3:30pm – 5:30pm). Game dates and times will be announced once all leagues have met. Please Note: Once selected as a team member, players are expected to take part in all practices and games.
The school will provide uniforms for all team members. However, all team members will need to purchase the following equipment in order to play on the field:
Athletic wear for practice
The following are optional equipment items that can be purchased:
Bishop O’Dowd women’s soccer program fields competitive teams at all three levels. Although previous experience is not required, most students have participated in the off-season with club soccer teams.
The best place to obtain up-to-date information on what’s happening with women’s soccer is to check the women’s soccer website or contact the Head Coach.