Sage Hill Recognizes Senior Athletes

Carson Green ‘23, Ryyan Siddiqi ‘23, Jett Kerfoot ‘24, Dylan Kang ‘23 and Ty Mazakas ‘23 (L to R) line up for Varsity Football’s Senior Night.

Carson Green

As the fall sports season comes to a close, each team has had the opportunity to honor their respective seniors.

On Oct. 21, Lightning Football defeated their league rival, Chadwick, 56-32, giving them their seventh win of the season. Senior quarterback Carson Green had 355 total yards and six touchdowns, two of which were thrown to senior wide receiver Steven Karahalios.

“Senior Night was the most important game of the season because we got to play our rivals from last season and it was our biggest test of the season. For us seniors, we really wanted to beat Chadwick and took care of business to continue our streak from last season,” Karahalios said.

The varsity girls’ tennis team faced Laguna Hills on their Senior Night. Seniors Ava Herin, Kana Byrd, Lauren Chung, Roya Yaghmai, Sunny Sun and Aryana Shamlou led their team to victory in their final regular season home game.

“It was both happy and sad and I’m really glad I got to spend my senior year with my friends. I will not be playing in college so it is sad to [leave] the sport I love…. It got really personal when the underclassmen gave the seniors speeches for us, as it showed us how connected we were as a team,” Shamlou said.

Boys’ water polo won their Senior Night matchup against league opponent, Woodbridge, 11-7. Senior Boden Wagner led the team with six goals, alongside fellow senior teammates Sacha Baniassad, Aaron Li, Zach Miller and Carson McNeill, helping the team get a crucial win against their rivals.

The girls’ volleyball team faced San Juan Hills on their Senior Night, coming up just short of victory. This year, the team was led by seniors Paige Hess, Noe Lee, Sophie Wang and Brooke Thomassen.

“Ever since I was a freshman, I’ve looked up to each generation of volleyball seniors. They were my biggest role models at Sage. To be like them, a senior that gets to lead and embody the team on and off the court, was a huge honor,” Thomassen said.

Sage Hill looks forward to recognizing the seniors in the upcoming winter season.