Welcome to Murrieta Valley Athletics
Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
On February 4th, three more Nighthawks
committed to scholarship offers: Shown here left to right, Christina
Madalo will play soccer and study biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins
University; Aaron Young will play football and study economics and psychology at Duke University and Mickey Sarner will
study engineering and play football at Missouri Science and Tech.
Nighthawk Dakota Havlick, shown
left, graduated in December so he could begin his college career playing soccer
this at UCLA.
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ATHLETE OF THE MONTH
Senior water polo player Ryan Sargis and sophomore golfer Serena Chon were honored as Murrieta Valley High School's first Murrieta 24/7 Athletes of the Month.
Sargis and Chon received a certificate and gift card from Murrieta 24/7, which sponsors the award. Local student-athletes are honored each week. Then one boy and one girl are honored each month for their accomplishments.
Sargis is one of the top players on the Nighthawks' water polo team, which is ranked second in CIF Division 3. Murrieta Valley defeated Murrieta Mesa 20-5 Tuesday, opening defense of its Southwestern League championship.(Above, Ryan Sargis and Serena Chon pose with athletic director Darin Mott).
Last year, Sargis and his teammates advanced to the CIF semifinals in Division 2. Earlier this season, they won the prestigious Coronado Tournament.
"We're really close as a team," Sargis said. "These guys are like my brothers. We go through a lot. Conditioning and just the physical aspect, being able to keep up for the whole game, are the keys.
"The mental aspect is a big part of it, too. There's a lot of guys trying to intimidate the other team, get in their heads."
Chon hopes to one day attend UCLA on a scholarship, but for now she is making a name for herself on the Valley golf team and in local tournaments. Her recent highlight was a two-day SCPGA event, in which she shot 80 and 77.
"The hardest thing is the mental aspect," said Chon, who started playing golf at age 5 when her whole family took up the sport. "I have to make sure I'm not overthinking all my shots."
Athletes of the Week
Each week of the school year, Murrieta 24/7 honors top student-athletes at Murrieta Valley High School. The coach of each varsity sport is allowed to select one athlete based on the previous week's performances or on potential shown by the athlete. Here are this week's Murrieta Valley High School Athletes of the Week:Katelyn Cagle
|From left: Katelyn Cagle, Ian Fleenor, Maddie Sweeney.
had an outstanding week for the girls golf team. She shot a team-best 40 on Sept. 23 and her season-low 39 on Sept. 25. Ian Fleenor
has had a strong start to the season for the boys water polo team, which plays at Rancho Santa Margarita today.Maddie Sweeney
led the tennis team's doubles effort with a record of 8-1 in sets played for the week. She contributed to team victories over defending CIF Champion Riverside Poly, Palm Desert and Murrieta Mesa.
These athletes will be eligible for selection as Murrieta Valley High School's Athletes of the Month, which will be announced next week.
Welcome to Nighthawk athletics where tradition and excellence come together on the playing fields and in the classroom. Nighthawk athletic teams have a long and storied tradition in Southwest Riverside County. In our brief history MVHS athletic teams have won over 100 league championships. The Nighthawks can also boast of 28 CIF championship game appearances, with 20 CIF championships. Our athletes and coaches continue to work hard at making Nighthawk athletics one of the premier programs in the Temecula/Murrieta area.
Murrieta Valley High School competes in 22 sports with over 47 teams competing at the Varsity, Junior Varsity and freshmen level. Participation in MVHS athletics means more than competition between individuals or teams representing different high schools. It teaches fair play and sportsmanship, and understanding and appreciation of teamwork. The legacy of our athletic program will be measured by more than wins and losses, but more by the experience our athletes receive.
Participation on a Nighthawk athletic team is a privilege that is extended to every student who is eligible under regulations set forth by the California Interscholastic Federation, the MVUSD, and Murrieta Valley High School. The conduct of a nighthawk athlete is closely observed on campus as well as in the community. It is important that a Nighthawk athlete conduct themselves at all times and places with class and dignity.
On behalf of the athletic department, I welcome you to the challenge of Nighthawk Athletics. I hope your experience is both a positive and rewarding one.
Nighthawk Athletic Director