Sports Recap: Seniors lead varsity teams to victory in the 2021-2022 school year


Football (7-4) (3-3 MCAL fifth)

Coach: Anthony Jackson

Falcon football celebrates the victory on homecoming against San Rafael.

The AWHS football program struggled to find success on the gridiron in past seasons, but second year head coach Anthony Jackson led the Falcons to their first North Coast Section (NCS) playoff participation since 2013.

Girls Volleyball (21-8) (5-3 MCAL fourth)

Coach: Lisa Hudson

Falcons huddle to celebrate winning a point. (Jasmin Desruisseau)

Girls volleyball’s eight outstanding seniors, four of which were freshmen on varsity, had one of the program’s most successful seasons in recent years by winning 21 games and coming second in NCS.

Cross-Country (second in NCS and CIF) (Won MCAL)

Coach: Robyn Berry

The historic AWHS cross country program ran through Marin County Athletic League (MCAL) in route to the championship, and came second in both the NCS and CIF championships.

Field Hockey (0-8-2)(0-7-1 MCAL seventh)

Coach: Alex Gauna

The girls AWHS field hockey team scored the first goal in program history this season on Sept. 21 against University (San Francisco), when junior Tova Benson ripped the ball into the back of the net. 

Dance Troupe 

Dance Troupe has had an excellent year this year, putting together thrilling performances for AWHS students, faculty, and parents at the basketball game at MC and the first official AWHS pep rally.

Girls Golf

Coach: Andre Demian

Sophomore Ryan Magnusson was the standout golfer for the girls golf team, and ended up winning all league honors.

Water Polo Boys (20-5) (8-0 MCAL first)

Coach: Matt Swanson


The boys water polo team had an undefeated season in MCAL going 8-0, won the MCAL championship title, and gained national recognition as they were deemed a top 20 team in the country.

Water Polo Girls (14-13) (5-3 MCAL fourth)

Coach: Joey Doyle

The girls water polo team had an exciting season, which resulted in them qualifying for MCAL playoffs. 

Girls Tennis (10-7) MCAL fourth

Coach: Jeff Palladini

The girls tennis program had a successful year which ended with them breaking their playoffs drought.


Basketball Boys (19-7) (11-5 MCAL fourth)

Coach: Bret Tovani

The AWHS boys basketball team was led by the beloved senior starting 5 including Jonas Salk, Jack Wuthnow, Jake Barnes, Charles Preston, and MCAL MVP Will Heimbrodt who led the team to the MCAL championship 

Basketball Girls (11-15) (5-10 MCAL 7th) 

Coach: Zach Wahle

The AWHS girls basketball team had a successful season, and got to the second round of NCS.

Soccer Boys (16-4-5)  MCAL fourth (won NCS) (lost cif finals)

Midfielder Davis Logan jumps for the ball hoping to take it away from the opponent Naomi Betz

Coach: Rene Ayala

The boys varsity soccer team was led by a core of 14 seniors which included captains Zack Lillington, Owen Benson (MCAL player of the year), and Davis Logan who led the program to their first NCS title in program history. The team then moved up a division and earned second place honors in Northern California DII. 

Girls Soccer (13-6-6) (7-5-5 MCAL fifth)

Coach: Jeff Mahaney

Junior Zola Thurston passes through Terra Linda defenders to senior Maya Wells. (Jasmin Desruisseau)

The girls soccer team is led by senior team captains Maya Wells, Ellie Casey, Lily Taube, and Charlotte Block, and made it all the way to the NCS semifinals.


Coach: Mark McKenzie

The wrestling team had a difficult season due to the size of their team. They did very well in individual matchups but were very overwhelmed by the sizes of the other teams. 


Baseball (12-11) (9-6) MCAL fourth

Senior Jonas Salk goes to catch a pop up as he is surrounded by senior James McKechnie and junior Luca Genevose.

Taber Watson

The baseball team has 14 seniors and is led by captains Jonas Salk, Elliot Joslin, Cal Amborn, and Noah Strobel, sadly for the seniors they lost in the MCAL semifinal against Marin Catholic.

Softball (7-15) (4-9) sixth MCAL

Coach: Joe Bell

Freshman pitcher Paige Murphy pitches the ball to the catcher.

Softball had a huge program-changing season led by senior captain Abby Murphy; they won seven games and barely missed the MCAL playoffs in 2022.

Boys Lacross (1-12)(1-7) MCAL eighth MCAL

Coach: Andrew Bosscher

The new boys lacrosse team had a disappointing season with their only win coming against San Rafael High School. 

Boys Golf

Andre Demian

The boys golf team had a slightly underwhelming season, which resulted in them not qualifying for MCAL playoffs.

Boys Volleyball (21-6) (14-0) first MCAL

From left to right: Grayson Rivera, Finn Deery Devine, Owen Johnson and Will Gustufson complain to the refs about a missed call. (Ezra Thaler)

Coach: Greg Jones/Kelly Camp

The boys volleyball team is led by 10 seniors, which includes captain Owen Johnson. The volleyball team went undefeated and won MCAL. 


Robyn Berry

The track team placed second in MCAL this year with a very successful season.

Boys tennis (10-6) fourth MCAL

The team celebrates a victory

Coach: Jeff Price

The boys tennis team finished with a 10-7 record and unfortunately was defeated in the MCAL semifinals by Redwood High School, but they defeated Tam for the first time since the 1990s. 


The swimming team did very well this year making it all the way to CIF where the boys 4×100 relay took first (senior Micha Sher, freshman Vincent Krilanovich, junior Brady Long, and senior Jake Dixon).