Sports Round Up

Junior Volleyball season
We were pleased to have six junior volleyball teams compete in the Southern Zone league this term:

  • Astros: 2nd Pool 3
  • Comets: 2nd Girls Pool 1
  • Galaxy: 2nd Boys Pool 1
  • Novas: 2nd Girls Pool 3
  • Rockets: 8th Boys Pool 2
  • Stars: 5th Girls Pool 3

Auckland Junior Volleyball Championships
Two of our Year 9&10 volleyball teams competed at the Auckland Junior Championships at Pulman Arena. The tournament involved 48 boys teams and 48 girls teams from across the Auckland region. Both our teams went through pool play undefeated, with our Comets girls placing 13th and Galaxy boys placing 15th overall in Division 1.

South Eastern Zone Athletics
28 Year 7&8 students represented Sancta Maria College at the South Eastern Zone interschool athletics day this term. Congratulations to the following students who qualified for the Auckland Championships:

  • Jirus Atoaga: 3rd Y7 Boys Shotput
  • David Chua: 2nd Y7 Boys 800m and 3rd Y7 Boys 400m
  • Cesar Garcia Soto: 1st Y8 Boys 100m, 1st Y8 Boys 200m and 1st Y8 Boys 400m
  • Rocco Gribble: 3rd Y8 Boys 100m
  • Thalia Lam: 1st= Y8 Girls Discus and 1st Y8 Girls Shotput (new South Eastern Zone record)

Auckland Championships Athletics
Well done to the following students who earned podium placings at the AAIMS Interzone Champion of Champions Athletics:

  • Cesar Garcia Soto: 1st Y8 Boys 400m
  • Thalia Lam: 2nd Y8 Girls Shotput and 3rd Y8 Girls Discus

College Sport Auckland Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards
Congratulations to our 2023 Sports Prefect and Sportswoman of the Year, Marielle Venida, for winning the female Athletics category at the College Sport Auckland Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards. The ceremony celebrates the outstanding sporting achievements of Auckland secondary school students and recognises elite sportspeople who have excelled in the current year.  We wish Marielle all the best for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletics Championships next week, which will be her final event in Sancta Maria College colours.

Term 4 Underdog Basketball
This week our Underdog Basketball teams played their final matches for the year. Final placings were:

  • Celtics: 6th Y7/8 New Starters Grade
  • Panthers: 4th Y7/8 C Grade
  • Pumas: 5th Y7/8 New Starters Grade
  • Raiders: 8th Y7/8 B Grade
  • Senators: 5th Y7/8 A Grade
  • Spartans: 1st Y7/8 A Grade
  • Year 9: 2nd Junior College League