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Joelle Anderson ('17) was drafted 26th overall by the Houston Dash in the 2021 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) draft. Joelle played Division 1 soccer at Pepperdine University after racking up numerous accolades during her Harker soccer career.

Joelle Anderson (‘17) selected 26th overall by the Houston Dash in the 2021 National Women’s Soccer League draft

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham January 25, 2021

Joelle Anderson (‘17) was drafted 26th overall by the Houston Dash in the 2021 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) draft. After scoring 101 goals during her Harker soccer career, Joelle went on to...

High school sports for the upcoming school will be divided into two seasons and will only start in December 2020 or January 2021. Students who normally play multiple sports will now have to make a decision if their sports have been moved to the same season.

Start of high school sports delayed until at least December

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham July 26, 2020

High school sports for the upcoming school year will only start in December 2020 or January 2021, according to the California Interscholastic Federation’s (CIF) announcement on Monday.  The three...

Arthur Kajiyama (10) maintains possession of the ball against a Sacred Heart defender in their game earlier this season.

Winter sports begin playoff competition

by Muthu Panchanatham, Sports Reporter February 21, 2020

As winter sports league play comes to an end, Harker basketball and soccer teams turn towards the upcoming playoffs. Having started their seasons in late October, the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs...

Goalie Amla Rashingkar (12) laughs during the halftime ceremony. “The seniors are also sweet and supportive and really fun to hang out with at practice, and I’m sad that they are leaving the team. We've all improved so much from the beginning of the season, so it’s important to me that I got a chance to celebrate the seniors and formally say goodbye to them,” Kara said.

Varsity girls soccer suffers first loss of season on senior night

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter February 8, 2020

 The varsity girls soccer fell 1-0 against Crystal Springs for their first loss of the season on senior night on Tuesday, bringing their overall record to 12-1-3.  Both teams initially struggled to...

The varsity girls soccer team huddles up before a game on Friday. “We're pretty close, and we can make fun of each other and not really get offended,” Divya Sivakumar (9), a player on the team, said, adding that she would not have met so many new people if it weren’t for the team.

Varsity girls soccer dominates Mercy SF 7-1

by Isha Moorjani and Sarah Mohammed January 21, 2020

Varsity girls soccer defeated Mercy San Francisco 7-1 last Friday in a home game, continuing their undefeated season. The girls have had a busy week, and even though various players were unable to participate,...

Aria Wong (11), co-captain of the varsity girls soccer team, holds her arm out in front of an Eastside player, attempting to block her from stealing the ball. The Eagles defeated Eastside 8-0 last Tuesday after an impressive game, their first league match of the season.

Girls soccer dominates Eastside in 8-0 victory

by Sally Zhu and Athreya Daniel January 13, 2020

Varsity girls soccer defeated Eastside 8-0 last Tuesday after an impressive game, starting the regular season off with a win after an undefeated preseason record of 3-0-2. This is their first league game. “We’re...

JV player Anton Novikov (11) fights to possess the ball from a Pinewood player during the annual Kicks Against Cancer event.

Live updates: Soccer teams host last annual Kicks Against Cancer

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Vishnu Kannan, and Alysa Suleiman January 10, 2020

8:15 p.m. Coming out of the half following a dominant first half showing for the Eagles, the Eagles and the Woodside Priory Panthers’s defenses held strong, causing both teams to remain scoreless for...

Co-captain Giovanni Rofa (12) brings the ball up the court, closely guarded by Srivishnu Pyda (11) during practice on Nov. 8. This week, the Eagles competed at the 58th Annual James Lick Invitational Tournament (JLIT) from Dec. 4 to 6, going 1-2 with narrow defeats of 48-45 and 52-48 to American High School and Fremont High School respectively, but a decisive 52-27 win against James Lick High School.

Weekly recap: Winter sports leap into early competition

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor December 15, 2019

Boys Basketball After kicking off their season with a team trip to Maui, Hawaii, in late November, varsity boys basketball has had a strong showing in recent games and currently maintains an overall record...

Senior Asmit Kumar evades a steal attempt by Ryan Tobin (11) during 
practice. There are three boys soccer teams this year.

Winter sports practices kick off

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi November 15, 2019

As fall sports conclude their playoff runs, four winter sports — boys basketball, girls basketball, boys soccer and girls soccer — began practices last week. The athletic department discontinued wrestling...

Sports preview: Week of Nov. 4

Sports preview: Week of Nov. 4

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor November 4, 2019

A few fall sports — Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball and Cross Country — will continue their playoff season next week, while four winter sports — girls basketball, boys basketball, girls...

Aria Wong (10) weaves through a pair of Pinewood defenders. The varsity girls won 5-0.

Soccer teams host Kicks Against Cancer event, raise funds for Camp Okizu

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter February 22, 2019

Roars echo from the bleachers as the varsity girls soccer team scores yet another goal during their Kicks Against Cancer game. Smiles adorn the faces of students, parents and faculty alike as lavender...

Varsity captain and senior Ria Gupta chases down a Mercy player during the senior night game.

Varsity girls soccer honors seniors, defeats Mercy

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter February 6, 2019

The varsity girls soccer team won their senior night game against Mercy High School on Feb. 6 with a final score of 6-1, increasing their league record to 7-3-1 this season. Seniors Lilia Gonzales,...

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