Alverno Heights Academy’s Basketball and Soccer Teams Get a “Blessed” Start

 

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Back: Megan Cavender ’19, Ayanna Melin ’18, Ally Mercado ’18, Subrina Hamdan ’18, Britni Delgado ’17, Larissa Hernandez ’17, and Natalie Scigliano ’18. Front: Safa Halari ’19, Beatriz Rivas ’19, Nicole Lianto ’17, Cassie Lianto ’20, Elisia Bendy ’19, and Nancy Alcala ’20.

As they prepare for their official league seasons to get underway, the Alverno Heights Academy Basketball and Soccer teams had their jerseys blessed as a part of the annual “Blessing of the Jerseys” on Thursday morning.

The prayer service was organized by Alverno Heights Academy’s Campus Ministry team and Campus Minister, Ms. Katharine Guerrero. At the beginning of the prayer service, Alverno’s Secretaries of Campus Ministries Allison Joseph ’17 and Cassidy Castillo ’17 and Secretary of Christian Service Ally Mercado ’17 welcomed the entire school community and explained the purpose of “Blessing of the Jerseys” and encouraged the Alverno community to come out and support the Jaguars during the fall season.

Each team then brought up their jerseys to be blessed for a successful season filled with great competition, sportsmanship, and of course, one free of injuries. Both teams also received a small reminder of their promise and commitment to their teams that they could to attach to their athletic bags.

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Back: JV Coach Gary Campos ’08, Precious Perlas ’19, Valerie Sanchez ’18, Chandnee Raina ’17, Vale Siess ’17, Allison Joseph ’17, Rain Villanueva ’17, and Varsity Coach Melissa Campos ’08. Front: Sophia Xue ’19, Sherry Liu ’19, Josie Liu ’18, Maxine Deng ’18, Mikayla Godinez ’20, Maddie Petersen ’20, Amanda Hill ’19, and Rita Kearns ’19.

“Blessing of the Jerseys is such a wonderful way for these teams to begin their Horizon League seasons,” said Julia V. Fanara, Head of School. “The level of commitment and dedication these young women display is a testament not only to their athletic interests but also their dedication to Alverno. We are so proud of them and the way they truly act as empowered women on and off the field and court. We look forward to another successful year of Alverno Athletics. Go Jaguars!”

The Jaguar Basketball teams had their first games of the season on Thursday, January 5 against Ramona Convent at the Foothill Community Church Gym.

The Jaguar Soccer team will play in their first League game on Friday, January 6 at 3:00 p.m. against Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto at Rio de Janiero Park in Los Angeles.

The remainder of the Basketball and Soccer Seasons is as follows:

    Tuesday, January 10: Basketball vs. Holy Family High School
    Wednesday, January 11: Soccer vs. Holy Family High School
    Thursday, January 12: Basketball vs. Sacred Heart High School
    Tuesday, January 17: Basektball at Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto High School
    Wednesday, January 18: Soccer vs. Ramona Convent Secondary School
    Thursday, January 19: Basketball vs. San Gabriel Mission High School
    Monday, January 23: Soccer at Sacred Heart High School
    Tuesday, January 24: Basketball at Ramona Convent Secondary School
    Wednesday, January 25: Soccer vs. Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto High School
    Thursday, January 26: Basketball at Holy Family High School
    Friday, January 27: Soccer at Holy Family High School
    Monday, January 30: Soccer vs. San Gabriel Mission High School
    Tuesday, January 31: Basketball at Sacred Heart High School
    Wednesday, February 1: Soccer vs. Sacred Heart High School
    Thursday, February 2: Basketball vs. Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto High School
    Tuesday, February 7: Basketball at San Gabriel Mission High School
    Wednesday, February 8: Soccer at San Gabriel Mission High School

 

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