Here is the recap of all of your Christian Brothers Athletics for the 2022-2023 season.
For the Fall Season:
Football won the CAL League Championship agaisnt our league rivals the Vista Del Lago Eagles in honor of Spencer Webb '18. They made a deep run into playoffs, making it to sections before suffering a close loss to the Grant Pacers with a score of 20-12. Overall they had a record of 10 and 3 and improved upon their record from the previous year of 7 and 5.
Cross Country had another impressive season with the team making it all the way to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section XC Championship. The Men's and Women's team both ran impressive races and finished second, and went on to compete in the State Championship Meet in Fresno. It was a powerful showing for the team once again and they look forward to next year.
In the pool the Men's Water Polo team had a record of 8 and 12 and placed second in league, along with making it all the way to the sections before suffering a loss to the Oakdale Mustangs. On the Women's side the ladies had a record of 18 and 15 and also claimed second place in league and made it all the way to the section finals before taking a close lost to the Ripon Indians. They also made it to NorCals where they were outplayed by the Woodcreek Timberwolves, putting an end to a solid season.
Now onto the the green, the Women's Golf team boasted an impressive record of 11 and 1 but unforanately placed second in league. They made it all the way to the section championship but unfortanately were not able to pull out the win, but overall had an impressive season and beat our rivals, St. Francis.
On the court Women's tennis went 5 and 6 and they made it to playoffs, going onto untill they were knocked out by the Roseville Tigers. They had a fun season and look to build on their record for next year.
Women's Volleyball had an impressive record of 24 and 11 but unfortinately could not take home a league or section final despite being top contenders. They look to come back firing next year as they have an experienced team and only lose 3 seniors.
Onto the Winter Season:
The Men's and Women's Basketball team both had amazing seasons. The Men's Basketball team improved upon their 6-21 record last year to an even 15-15 record this year. Although the team came in 4th place in a stacked league with top competition in the Rio Americano Raiders, Capital Christian Cougars, and Sacramento High Dragons, the Falcons still made it to playoffs where they won in the first round, but lost to the Section champs and crosstown rivals, the Sacramento High Dragons, in an overtime thriller, ending a good season where the standard was raised. The Women's Basketball team had an even better season going 30-4, winning league, and not losing a single game at home going 18-0. The team went to the Section playoffs where they lost in a close game, but still went to NorCals where they made it to the second round before losing. Both basketball teams had an amazing season and look to do even better next season.
On the field the Men's and Women's soccer teams both had successful season's relatively. The Men's soccer team had a record of 12-5-6. They played a strong season, working hard and playing better than expected, making it all the way to the second round of playoffs before losing a heartbreaker to the Valley Vikings. The Women's team finished with a record of 7-1-2 and captured the League Championship over the Vista Del Lago Eagles. They made it all the way to the Section Finals and played Vista once again, and he won 1-0 claiming the section tital. They then went into the Norther Regional Championships and made it all the way to the final and won the soccer program's first NorCal State Championship title, completing their "Treble." Congragulations to our ladies on their sucessful season.
Onto Spring Sports:
The Men's Baseball and Women's Softball teams have had great seasons. The Baseaball team is 20-6-1, improving upon an 8-18 season last year. The team won league and is currently in the second round of playoffs where they hope to continue their run. The Softball team is 13-7 improving upon their 6-18-1 record from last year. They also look to make a deep run into playoffs.
Men's Golf has an 8-3 record this season with a incredible win over Rio Americano to finish off the season. The team finsihed a solid 3rd place in League, and sent four individuals to Sections. Adrian Marquez '25 continues his season heading to the Reserve at Spanos to compete in the Nor Cal Masters.
Men's and Women's Lacrosse both had improving seasons. The Men's Lacrosse team had a 5-10 record last year and improved to an 11-6 record this year. They came 3rd in a league with 9 teams and were 6-2. The Women's Lacrosse team went 11-8 last year and had less losses this year with an 11-4 record. They won league this year with a 5-0 record agaisnt league opponents. Lacrosse doesn't have playoffs, but if our teams played they for surely would have went far.
Men's Tennis had a great season with a 7-5 record making it to the second round of playoffs, unfortunately closing out the season with a loss to the league's top seed Vista Del Lago. They improved from last season and made it farther than they have in over three years.
The Swim and Dive Men's and Women's team made a splash in the pool this season sending a few of their athletes deep into playoffs and having a fun season.
The Men's Volleyball team improved from a losing record of 10-11 last year to an even 14-14 record this year. The team had a lot of highs and lows this season, but one of those highs was placing second in league and making it to the second round of playoffs where they lost an amazing game against the West Park Panthers ending a good season.
Last but not least is the Track and Field team. The team broke a few school records and a lot of people on the team PR'd this year. The Women's track and field team won league while the Men's team placed second. The season is still going as a few athletes made it to masters and look to finish off the season strong.
Overall Christian Brothers athletics had an amazing year and look forward to building on their programs for next year and continure to decorate the walls with league, section, and state titles.