On the heels of the Giants winning their third World
Series title, Jaguar baseball interest has blossomed. It
has been over eight years since we have fielded a 5-8th
grade baseball team. This year we have Bronco and Pony
baseball teams, comprised of thirty-one 5th to 8th graders. There is a great deal of talent and potential developing in the baseball program, and we are excited to build
on the success of our first season back.
Our high school Men’s Baseball program returned the
majority of its roster and added some new players with
experience and potential. The Jags started the season
off strong, winning their first two games of the year, and
although they ultimately did not make the cut, the men
battled impressively all season in hopes of clinching a
playoff spot in the BCL-West.
Our high school Badminton team has a different
look this year, as the Jags are under new leadership, PE
teacher Julien Doulen. This is a mixed-level team, comprised of some of our reigning champs as well as some
novices. The intensity and fun was felt at every match.
Although they did not make the team playoffs this year,
The Jags are looking to bring the banner back to the Jag
Den next spring.
Track and Field
Seven years ago the high school track and field team
had two members. In 2015 we had a program of 29
student-athletes. This is a highly dedicated group of
runners, which were led by an outstanding group of
seniors and a talented crop of underclassmen. The Jags
remained focused on competing hard as they closed out
the spring season, and peaking as they headed into the
BCL Championships. Three of our student-athletes made
it to the North Coast Section Meet of Champions.
The past few months have been a tremendous success
for our swim team, and there were several highlights,
great achievements and team bonding.
International High School Alumnus, Sieva Kozinsky, returned for his second season as our swim coach. Under
the leadership of Sieva and fellow coach Allen Walker,
our strong roster of 23 young men and women recorded
several Personal Records. Most times were set at the
pinnacle moment of the season—the Bay Area Conference Championship Meet—where we had six 6th-place
finishers and one 7th-placer.
The biggest highlight for many of our swimmers was
the traditional season-ending “shave party," where the
team meets at a family’s home, carb loads, and shaves in
the hopes to also “shave” some seconds off of personal
Our coaches salute each swimmer on his or her dedi-
cation and improvement over the season.
Win, lose or draw, we are proud of our student-ath-
letes, and greatly appreciate their efforts to represent our
community with pride and integrity. We want to thank
each of them for their commitment to competition while
managing the demands of our rigorous bilingual educa-
tion. They have all chosen a challenging road, one that
will well prepare them for what lies ahead.