Five sports completed truncated seasons this past winter due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read about how each team fared during the course of their season.
Lancer Girls Volleyball added their 14th league title in school history and their first since 2013 with a 3-1 league record in the shortened season. OLu beat Mater Dei (3-1), Santa Margarita (3-0), and Rosary (3-0) en route to the title in head coach Henry Valiente’s first year at the helm of the girls program.
In the truncated four-game slate, the Lancers were led in kills by senior Mia Jerue with 57 and sophomore Paige Buzzerio with 30. Junior Mya Rodriguez had 64 assists in 4 games while senior Riley Ananias added 30 of her own. Defensively juniors Sophia Zazueta and Emily Birrell led the way with 48 and 35 digs, respectively. At the net juniors, Lexi Dennick and Claire Underwood were the leaders in the blocks with 9 and 7.
Girls Water Polo
In a 3 week sprint to the finish, the girls water polo team finished with a 6-2 overall record and 3-1 in league. OLu won a thriller in the second game of the season against Mater Dei in double overtime 13-11. Their lone losses came in triple overtime to Santa Margarita and to #1 ranked Laguna Beach.
Offensively, the girls were led by junior Anna Pearson with 41 goals while Grace Cuozzo had 16 steals on the defensive end.
Boys Water Polo
The boys water polo team finished their seven-game season with a 2-5 overall record and 2-3 in league. OLu notched league victories over Servite and St. John Bosco.
Senior Andrew Barneuvo led OLu with 15 goals. He was followed by junior Reed Panteleon, who netted 10, and senior Seth Kachura who had 8. Sophomore Wade Sherlock dished out 7 assists to lead the way with junior Donnie Robertson nabbing 6. Defensively, Panteleon had 13 steals while fellow junior Leo Geissman had 9. In the cage, senior Brennis Lidecis had a total of 39 saves across 6 games.
The Lancers played a shortened four-game schedule for the 2021 football season. OLu went 1-3 on the season with a resounding 52-20 win in the season-ender against JSerra.
In the season finale, junior quarterback Logan Gonzalez threw for 348 yards and six touchdowns. Junior wide receiver Malik Blackmon led all receivers with 191 yards receiving and 3 scores. Defensively, senior Jacob Hernandez led the Trinity League with 48 tackles, 35 solo, over four games.
The cross country teams had a shortened season that consisted only of dual meets against Trinity League opponents. The girls XC team went 2-2 on the short season with victories over Rosary and Santa Margarita. The boys varsity squad went 0-4 in the compact season.
Individually, senior Nicole Meyer had the fastest time for the Lancers this season with a 17:50 time against Rosary. The boys had two crack the sub-16-minute mark this season. Junior Noah Lockwood ran a 15:58 in the opening meet of the year versus Santa Margarita, while sophomore Tayne Patel ran a season low of 15:53 in the final meet versus JSerra.
Meyer was named a 1st-team all league selection for her overall performance this season. The Lancers put 8 more runners on the 2nd-team including Tayne Patel, Noah Lockwood, Joseph O’Donnell, Sophia Guiterrez, Sophia Gibson, Lauren Landrith, Caroline Kargenian, and Amelia Trautman.