Amanda Miles, SFC’s Girls Volleyball Coach didn’t fully understand what she was in for when she applied for the coaching position this year. “My philosophy? Unify the team and keep them motivated to work hard every day. I want the girls to know they are all vital to the team’s success. Our motto is: ‘stay humble, hustle hard,’ staying true to our team verse, Hebrews 12:11,” exclaimed Coach Miles. “Coming into this year as a new coach, I have really relied on our seven seniors. Our captains Nicolina Duhs, Emily Hubbard and Lexi Sun provide excellent leadership. I am proud of all the girls; we have four Division 1 bound athletes. Lexi Sun is worthy of praise – she was selected as a 1st team All-American member and was recognized as the number one recruit in the country. We have some pretty phenomenal players.”
In 2007, SFC took the section championship when they won the Division IV title. That was in the past. Now playing against top ranked D1 schools in the Open Division, it is a bit like David versus Goliath. “These girls are playing against big schools stacked with talented players,” expresses Coach Miles. SFC’s Upper School has an enrollment of 446 students playing against powerhouses with an enrollment of 1800 to 2700.
On the way to winning the CIF San Diego Section title, the Eagles beat Cathedral Catholic High in the quarter-finals, Torrey Pines (number one seed) in the semi-finals and won the championship in three sets against La Costa Canyon, last year’s Division I champion. The next match, Round I of CIF State Girls Volleyball Championship, will be hosted by SFC on Thursday, November 17th at 6pm. Coach Miles joyfully states, “I am in awe of the support at these matches. The stands are full and include students, parents and administrators. Our entire school really represents well and celebrates together. God truly gets all the glory.”