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O'Dowd Student-Athletes Compete at the Highest Level

O’Dowd students don’t just strive for excellence in the classroom. This last year, 24 of our student-athletes competed at the highest level of their sport - participating in the Junior Olympics, and in national & world championships. Join us as we proudly celebrate the dedication and talent of our student-athletes!

Track and Field

This summer, seven of our track and field athletes traveled to Eugene, Oregon to compete in the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics. Qualifying at regional events to earn an invitation to the competition, we’re proud to report that the following O’Dowd students participated, and even placed, in this highly competitive 3-day meet. .

  • Mateo Bossut-Ugarte ’24 - Placed 8th in 800m

  • Brandon Rush ’24 - Qualified in the Triple Jump

  • Jackson Hazer ’25 - Qualified in the Triple Jump

  • Amaya DeFlorimonte ’26 - Qualified in the Triple Jump and 400m

  • Lanai Mitchell ’26 - Qualified in the Triple Jump and Long Jump

  • Ian Sweeney ’26 - Qualified in the 100m, 400m, and 4x400m and competed in the semifinals for the 100m and 400m. Ranked top 5 9th graders in the 400m

  • Nico Orias '27 - Qualified in the 200m Hurdles.

Water Polo

A jaw-dropping 13 water polo student-athletes participated in the 2023 USA Water Polo Junior Olympics. Across the age brackets, Dragons represented with pride.

  • Mia Walsh ’25, Delaney Welch ’25, and Fiona Corbett ’23 on Alameda WPC placed 18th in the 18u Silver Division

  • Riley Texeria ’24 on Diablo Alliance placed 3rd in the 18u Bronze Division

  • Sofia Corbett ’23 on Lamorinda placed 3rd in the 18u Platinum Division

  • Zoe Goss ’26 on Alameda WPC placed 11th in the 16u Bronze Division

  • Harper Casey-Housand ’23 on 680 placed 17th in the 18u Platinum Division

  • Savanna Shannon ’26 on Lamorinda B placed 3rd in the 16u Gold Division

  • Hunter Morgan ’24 on Diablo Alliance in the 18u Silver Division


Just as school let out, Devin Cosgriff ’26 traveled to Colorado Springs for the U16 Team USA trials camp. During the week-long camp Devin, who is 15, played alongside some of the best U16 players in the country on a 40-person trials roster. Though she did not make the team’s final roster, Devin was later named #11 in the country for the Class of 2026 by ESPN.

Devin during Team USA trials camp
Devin during Team USA trials camp


After verbally committing to Michigan last year, Audrey Sanger ’24 competed at the USA Gymnastics National Championships in Oklahoma City in May. Her team, comprised of the top seven 17-year-old girls in the western region, came ready for a competitive showing. Audrey participated in the floor, beam, uneven bars and vault apparatuses in the All-Around. She medaled nationally on uneven bars and vault, contributing to the team’s national title. Audrey finished the season ranked in the top 100 gymnasts nationwide, holds a state title, and was named a California All-State team member.

Audrey competing in the uneven bars at Nationals
Audrey competing in the uneven bars at Nationals


After verbally committing to Princeton, Roan Alviar ’24 made the roster for the U19 Team USA Boys Volleyball (his second year in a row). The team traveled to Argentina, winning three of their four matches in the preliminary stage. During the knockout stage, Team USA beat Puerto Rico in the round of 16 and Bulgaria in the quarter finals. USA lost to France in the semifinals, ending the tournament in third place.


After graduating from O’Dowd in June, Mattis Hevin ’23 headed to Paris for the Rowing World Championships. A member of Oakland Strokes 4-man boat, Mattis and his team finished second in their heat, qualified for finals, and finished 8th place in the world!

Mattis, 3rd from front, rows at the World Championships in Paris
Mattis, 3rd from front, rows at the World Championships in Paris


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