The Pilot Press

Student Spotlight: Brooke Ryback

Loren De Los Santos '21

October 27, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Student Life, Student Spotlight

One day, you are working hard on multiple assignments at school. Just a few hours later, you are leading one of your school’s sports teams or clubs to success. At OLP, we constantly hear about the achievements made by our fellow athletes. Despite our athletes’ accomplishments and infinite talent,...

There’s a New Volleyball Coach on the Roster!

Lily Morales '19

October 27, 2018


Filed under Athletics

With all the faculty and staff on campus, sometimes the sports coaches go unnoticed. We all know our volleyball team, but do we know that there is a new JV Volleyball coach? As a result, I decided that we should get to know the new JV coach, Victor Neves. Q: Can you give tell us a little about yours...

Goodbye and Good Luck

Ashley Yeatts

April 19, 2018


Filed under Athletics

The school year comes to a close and it is a time when everyone begins to think about the Seniors, the memories that have been made, and how much they will be missed. Sports teams are a place for bonding and after four years, parting with players can be a monumental change and an emotional time. Th...

Road to History

April 11, 2018


Filed under Athletics

Dream Big and Conquer By: Julia Espinosa   By being a daughter and niece of two former “soccer-star” alumni, Claudine Mattos Espinosa (‘85) and Lena Vessel King (‘85), I have had the wonderful opportunity to follow OLP soccer since I was a very young. Considering the fact in 19...

This Year Has Put the MAD in March Madness

This Year Has Put the MAD in March Madness

Ashley Yeatts

March 21, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Showcase

  Have you seen those white papers flying about with brackets lining basically every part that is white? Have you heard heated debates between coaches, students, and parents alike about who is going to win the NCAA Men’s Division 1 tournament this year? That’s right folks, it’s March...

Beyond the Bows

Kylie Greene

February 13, 2018


Filed under Athletics

With 6 am practice, football or basketball games every Friday, monthly school rallies, and weekly competitions in the winter, the life of an OLP cheerleader is more than just the sparkly uniforms and the perfect ponytails. At OLP, cheerleaders need to put in the work in order to pull off their stellar...

OLP/Saints 5th Annual Volleyball Tournament

Andrea Morland-Tellez and Ashley Yeatts

February 12, 2018


Filed under Athletics

This year marked another exciting opportunity for the Saint Augustine boys and the OLP girls to get together! On January 15th, they were provided the chance to participate in the 5th annual Co-ed Beach Volleyball Tournament in Ocean Beach. This tournament was headed by Coach Krystle Cabrera and all...

Diving Into Water Polo

Diving Into Water Polo

Bridget Barclay ‘19, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Athletics, Athletics, OLP Life, Photos

The Academy officially dove in!  2017 marks the first season of OLP’s water polo team. This team, run by Coach Chuy (who played water polo in high school and for Mesa College), is made up of 17 dedicated players. The idea of an OLP water polo team was sparked when a new student, Samantha Tyssee...

Our Lady of Peace Varsity Soccer

Our Lady of Peace Varsity Soccer

Celia Martinez ‘17, Section Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Athletics

Despite the rain and field closures, the 2016 - 2017 Our Lady of Peace Varsity Soccer Team is redefining what it means to be a soccer player at OLP. This year the girls Varsity soccer team won the Lady Vaqueros Tournament for the first time in OLP history, scored over 100 goals, finished 1st in Leagu...

San Diego Classic Triathlon

San Diego Classic Triathlon

Geneva Pfeifer ‘18

October 28, 2016


Filed under Athletics

“It’s five AM, I have to wake up and attend the San Diego Classic Triathlon. I am feeling mixed emotions, excitement that the day is finally here, and scared that I won't do that well, but most of all excitement that all of my  hard work is finally going to pay off.” -Emilia Perez Rocha ‘18. T...

OLP Swim Making a Splash

OLP Swim Making a Splash

Gillian Folk '19 and Annie Danaher '19

May 16, 2016


Filed under Athletics

It’s 7 a.m.  Cold air stings the lungs of the OLP swimmers as they sluggishly walk to the edge of the pool deck, caps and goggles in hand. Coach counts down, 5..4..3..2..1..splash! Thirty swimmers plunge into the ice-cold water and begin their first, long set of the day.  This is just the average...

2015-16 Cheerleaders

Geneva Pfeifer ‘18, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016


Filed under Athletics

This year the OLP cheer team consisted of 52 athletes, four coaches, and one moderator. The coaching staff included Head Coach Casey Popp (owner of Cheerforce San Diego) and Eric Claxton (also a coach at Cheerforce San Diego), along with their staff Eric Ramer and Kara McCracken, who are both 2015 World...

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