Weekly sports previews: Feb. 1 to Feb. 8


Katelyn Zhao

Leisha Devisetti pushes against an opposing defender at a varsity girls basketball game on Jan. 20. The girls host their senior night on Feb. 10.

by Emma Milner, Hima Thota, and Kevin Zhang

Looking to support Harker Athletics? Check out this week’s slate of winter sports games and updates on how each team is performing below!

Girls basketball:

Varsity girls basketball fell to Menlo 41-46 yesterday at home. Their current record stands at 7-10. The girls will play in two more league matches in the following week, with a game against Pinewood on Friday and Notre Dame on next Tuesday. The girls will host their senior night game on Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The team will celebrate its five seniors, Annmaria Antony, Leisha Devisetti, Grace Hoang, Lakshmi Mulgund and Lexi Nishimura in a ceremony before the game. 

Boys basketball:

The varsity boys basketball team fell to Priory 48-75 yesterday. They will match up against Crystal Springs Uplands on Friday, followed by Menlo next Tuesday The team will host their senior night game against Eastside College Prep on Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m. following a ceremony to honor this year’s seniors Gordon Chen, Matthew Chen, Abhi Namala, Mike Sullivan and KJ Williams.

Girls soccer:

Varsity girls soccer beat Notre Dame San Jose 6-0 on yesterday at home, improving their season record to 10-3-1. Following this game, the team will host their senior night tomorrow at 3:15 p.m. Seniors Aneesha Asthana, Cassie May, Amrita Pasupathy, Divya Sivakumar, Lexi Wong and  will be specially recognized at the ceremony with flowers. Following the ceremony, the team will play Menlo. 

Boys soccer:

Varsity boys soccer will play against Crystal Springs Uplands on Friday, followed by King’s Academy on Feb. 8. The team will play against Priory during their senior day game on Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. This year’s seniors are Mir Bahri, Atri Banerjee, Rahul Herrero, Ethan Joseph, Jeremy Ko, Vikram Mani, Krish Maniar and Michael Pflaging. The team’s overall season record currently stands at 3-5-4.

Correction: A previous version of this article misspelled Leisha Devisetti’s name as Leisha Deviretti and failed to include Lexi Nishimura in the list of varsity girls basketball seniors. This article has been updated on Feb. 5, 2023 to correct these errors.