The 2004 Alameda Islanders soccer team will travel to Europe this summer to take part in a 10-day soccer tour of France and England. This unique soccer experience will combine professional training sessions run by highly acclaimed French and English coaches. They will test their skills against local teams and cheer on their “WoSo” heroes while attending two Women’s Soccer World Cup matches in France. To help offset the cost of the trip and ensure all players can attend, the 2004 Islanders are launching a fundraising campaign.
Vivian Kang and Claudia Leed won the Alameda Women’s Golf Club net tournament event last Thursday, March 21, on the Jack Clark Course. Kang and Leed both posted net 69s.
Leed competed in the third flight among golfers with a handicap of 28 to 31. She beat out Fran Mori (net 70), Linda Hallsey (net 73) and Sarah Valentine (net 74) to win the flight. Debbie Adams shot a net 77 for fifth place in the flight.
Encinal High School (EHS) senior Shelby Nelson won the women’s varsity 1,600-meter race at the San Leandro Invitational Saturday, March 16, at Burell Field.
Nelson completed the race with a time of 5:27.69. She won the competition with relative ease as the next participant to finish came in with a time of 5:44, nearly 17 seconds behind Nelson. That time belonged to San Leandro High sophomore Ariana Chavez. Arroyo High of San Lorenzo senior Netzali Can rounded out the top three with a time of 5:50.17. Eleven runners competed in the race.
All three Alameda high school softball teams have gotten off to a good start in the 2019 season.
The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) softball team earned its first win of the season in a 3-0 victory over Tamalpais High of Mill Valley on March 12. SJND sophomore Caroline Evans was fantastic for the Pilots on the mound. She pitched five innings without giving up a run. She also struck out three batters while allowing just three hits.