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OhMiGawd- Just so you know.
The Ride That Pony site is not in anyway affiliated with the San Dieguito Academy.
Any satire that appears here is, umm, well, hmmm, err... satire.

Kenzie  Aries is playing for the Pomona-Pitzer Women's College Volleyball team.
Leanne Stennett is playing for the Southern Oregon University College Volleyball team.


2007 SDA Girls Volleyball
SDA Girls Volleyball - San Dieguito Academy Girls High School Volleyball.

Volleyball Magazine selects RideThatPony.com as the
volleyball web site of the month for January 2007.

2007 Volleyball Schedule

SDA WINS 20 GAMES!!

The "we don't ride no funky pony no more" volleyball girls finished the season 20-13, or about three times the number of wins I would have predicted. The great news is that almost every player is back for next season.  Get your pony on...

San Dieguito Academy
Girls High School Volleyball
Year End Awards

SDA Team Awards

Most Improved : Kat Merchat

 

Most Inspirational: Kelsey Crowe

Coaches Award: Alli McGregor

Most Valuable Player: Kenzie Aries

 

San Diego County Postseason
Girls High School Volleyball Awards

All-League Girls High School Coastal Conference

First Team: Kenzie Aries

Second Team: Kayla Frost, Kat Merchat

Honorable Mention: Anna Kobara, Alli McGregor

 

All-League Girls High School Volleyball
San Diego County CIF DIII

First Team: Kenzie Aries

Second Team: Kayla Frost, Kat Merchat

 

All-League Girls High School Volleyball
San Diego County All-CIF

First Team: Kenzie Aries

 

 

Volleyball photo's for the varsity, JV  and JVII are uploaded, click below.


Varsity

JV

JVII

Photo's for the varsity, JV  and JVII are uploaded, click below.

Feed An Athlete - Win A Match

Kim Frost (Volleyball Team Mom - a thankless task, you know) also put together a varsity food schedule (updated version #1,358) for the varsity so all the athletes can be pampered and prepared. Betsy Vaughn (JV1 Team Mom - how, and why, does she do it?) created the JV1 food schedule here. This includes home games and tournaments. The JVII food schedule is here (Sherri Braski was voted the JVII mom when she wasn't at the first meeting).

 

Suggested serving formats.

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS
NORTH COUNTY TIMES November 19, 2007
 

Girls high school volleyball rankings

By: North County Times -

1. La Costa Canyon 27-6  2. Carlsbad 25-8  3. Santa Fe Christian 29-4   4. Torrey Pines 16-6  5. Cathedral Catholic 15-6   6. Scripps Ranch 18-10    7. Poway 20-8   8. Westview 20-11   9. Tri-City Christian 24-10  
10. Bishop's 22-9

Others: Fallbrook (19-8), Escondido (22-10), La Jolla (23-8), Vista (17-9), Parker (16-9), Grossmont (21-10), San Dieguito Academy (20-13), Bonita Vista (18-9), Granite Hills (21-10), Our Lady of Peace (21-11), Valhalla (20-8).


SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE October 29, 2007
SDA ranked #3 in Division III

Based on results reported to the Union-Tribune. Divisions in parentheses.

Overall: 1. La Costa Canyon (I) 21-6; 2. Torrey Pines (I) 13-4; 3. Carlsbad (I) 20-7; 4. Santa Fe Christian (IV) 24-4; 5. Francis Parker (IV) 12-6; 6. Bishop's (IV) 18-8; 7. Cathedral Catholic (III) 10-5; 8. Scripps Ranch (II) 15-9; 9. Fallbrook (I) 13-3; 10. Poway (I) 16-7.

Others (in alphabetical order): Canyon Crest (III) 14-11; Escondido (I) 19-9; Granite Hills (I) 20-9; La Jolla (III) 20-6; La Jolla Country Day (IV) 19-12; Mt. Carmel (II) 13-7; Rancho Buena Vista (I) 15-10; San Dieguito (III) 17-11; Tri-City Christian (V) 19-9; Vista (I) 14-8; Westview (II) 15-7.

Division I : 1. La Costa Canyon; 2. Torrey Pines; 3. Carlsbad; 4. Fallbrook.
Division II: 1. Scripps Ranch; 2. Westview; 3. Mt. Carmel; 4. Grossmont.
Division III: 1. Cathedral Catholic; 2. La Jolla; 3. San Dieguito; 4. Canyon Crest.
Division IV: 1. Santa Fe Christian; 2. Francis Parker; 3. Bishop's; 4. La Jolla Country Day.
Division V : 1. Tri-City Christian; 2. Escondido Adventist (11-7); 3. Calvin Christian (3-20); 4. Foothills Christian (8-7).

 

Ride That Pony - The Saga of the Dance

Imagine if an angel came down to you and said, "I have a gift for your daughter. For three minutes she will experience uncontrolled joy, living in the moment and complete happiness." What would you say? No? You would ask what you had to do to allow your daughter to live that feeling. All of us want our daughters to find something they love, something they are passionate about, something that is good for them.

So why would we prevent them from enjoying three minutes of cheering? Do we all need to go back and study on "how to be a good parent?"

See the "Ride That Pony" video that was
"Banned by SDA"
Director's uncut, uncensored version

Watch 24 other "Ride That Pony" cheers

Watch the new cheer,
approved by the SDA administration

 

VOLLEYBALL MATCH RESULTS

San Dieguito Academy 1
LA Jolla 3

Scores: 26-24, 20-25, 24-26, 25-27  Three of the matches were decided by two points

San Dieguito Academy Stats
Kills:  Kayla Frost 12, MacKenzie Aries 10
Blocks: MacKenzie Aries 3
Digs: Anna Kobara 11, Kayla Frost 6.
Aces: Sami Houston 3
Assists: MacKenzie Aries 24

Record: San Dieguito Academy 20-13

 

Goodbye pony

 

Is the Coastal League the toughest league in the county?

Four teams, three of which have 20+ wins. No other league has more than two teams with 20+ wins.

Coastal League North

Team                      League    Overall

Santa Fe Christian         5-0     27-4

San Dieguito Academy 4-1     20-12

Tri-City Christian           1-4     22-10

Calvin Christian             0-5      3-21
 


Our ladies-of-peas, go back to work after being
eliminated from the play-offs.

 

San Dieguito Academy 3
Our Lady of Peace 1

Scores: 25-14, 25-18, 25-19

San Dieguito Academy Stats
Kills:  Katherine Merchat 8, MacKenzie Aries 8,
Kayla Frost 5
Blocks: MacKenzie Aries 3
Digs: Anna Kobara 11, Kayla Frost 8
Assists: MacKenzie Aries 21

Record: San Dieguito Academy 20-12

San Dieguito Academy 3
Calvin Christian 0

The "We Don't Ride That Pony No More" Mustangs clobbered the Calvin girls...

Scores: 25-8, 25-7, 25-9

San Dieguito Academy Stats
Aces: Kelsey Crowe 6, Sami Houston 6
Kills: McKenzie Aries 13, Kayla Frost 7
Blocks: McKenzie Aries 4
Digs: Anna Kobara 7, Kelsey Crowe 5
Assists: McKenzie Aries 25.

Record: San Dieguito Academy 19-12

 

Kenzie was named to
All-Tournament Team

GRANITE HILLS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
 

For the third time in three tournaments the "We Don't Ride That Pony No More" Mustangs earned a position in the gold division by finishing in either first or second in pool play.

This time the Mustangs earned third place out of 32 teams. One of the parents noted that the Mustangs have "turned into a hitting team."

Kenzie Aries earned First Team All-Tournament Setter at the Granite Hills Southern California Volleyball Tournament.

Additionally Kenzie was named Athlete of the Week by the North County Times.

 

Picture of Shay's knee

San Dieguito Academy 2
Bishop's Gorman 0

This is what the other team looked like after Kayla recorded her 250th kill of the tournament

San Dieguito Academy 18-11

 

San Dieguito Academy 0
Capo Valley 2

 

We just ran out of gas to the
 eventual tournament winner

San Dieguito Academy 18-12

 

 

San Dieguito Academy 0
Valley Center 2

 

I guess we found out where
Valley Center is located

San Dieguito Academy 16-11

 

San Dieguito Academy 2
Grossmont 1

 

 

The coach was happy to see us again.

San Dieguito Academy 17-11

San Dieguito Academy 2
Clairemont 0

 

Picture of Kelsey Crowe serving

San Dieguito Academy 15-9

 

 

San Dieguito Academy 2
El Camino 0

 

The Wildcats were
much improved

San Dieguito Academy 16-9

 

San Dieguito Academy 0
Westview 2

 

Even with Faucette leaving
to play at Texas,
Westview beat us

 

San Dieguito Academy 16-10

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE October 14, 2007
SDA ranked #3 in Division III

Based on results reported to the Union-Tribune. Divisions in parentheses.

Overall: 1. Torrey Pines (I) 12-3; 2. La Costa Canyon (I) 19-6; 3. Carlsbad (I) 18-7; 4. Santa Fe Christian (IV) 20-4; 5. Francis Parker (IV) 10-6; 6. Bishop's (IV) 10-6; 7. Cathedral Catholic (III) 9-5; 8. Scripps Ranch (II) 13-9; 9. Fallbrook (I) 12-2; 10. Poway (I) 15-6.

Others: Canyon Crest (III) 9-7; Escondido (I) 17-9; Granite Hills (I) 14-8; La Jolla (III) 19-6; La Jolla Country Day (IV) 13-6; Mt. Carmel (II) 12-4; Rancho Buena Vista (I) 15-8; San Dieguito (III) 10-8; Tri-City Christian (V) 14-5; Vista (I) 12-8; Westview (II) 11-6.

Division I : 1. Torrey Pines; 2. La Costa Canyon; 3. Carlsbad; 4. Fallbrook.
Division II: 1. Scripps Ranch; 2. Mt. Carmel; 3. Westview; 4. Grossmont.
Division III: 1. Cathedral Catholic; 2. La Jolla; 3. San Dieguito; 4. Canyon Crest.
Division IV: 1. Santa Fe Christian; 2. Francis Parker; 3. Bishop's; 4. La Jolla Country Day.
Division V : 1. Tri-City Christian; 2. Escondido Adventist (8-6); 4. Calvin Christian (3-16); 4. Julian (5-2).

 

A real catty chess match between two fighting teams

 

San Dieguito Academy 3
Tri-City Christian 1

Scores: 25-23, 16-25, 25-23, 25-23

San Dieguito Academy Stats
Aces: Anna Kobara 5, Kelly Flannery 4
Kills: Kayla Frost 14
Digs: Anna Kobara 18, MacKenzie Aries 10
Assists: MacKenzie Aries 23


Record: San Dieguito Academy 14-9

San Dieguito Academy 3
Mt Carmel HS 2

Scores: 25-20, 16-25, 25-18, 21-25, 15-12

San Dieguito Academy Stats
Kills:  McKenzie Aries 13, Kayla Frost 10
Digs: Anna Kobara 14, MacKenzie Aries 13
Assists: MacKenzie Aries 23

Record: San Dieguito Academy 13-9

SDA beat melted caramel

 

I guess they had other things on their mind...

September 25, 2007 Union-Tribune
OLP Student and staff cuts ordered; fine levied for code violations

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace in University Heights was ordered to pay more than $100,000 in fines and court fees. The all-girls Roman Catholic high school was also ordered to reduce the number of students and staff.
The Academy of Our Lady of Peace must cut enrollment by more than 100 students and pay more than $100,000 in fines and court costs for violating city building codes.

San Dieguito Academy 3
Our Lady of Peace 1

Scores: 25-16, 24-26, 28-26, 25-18

San Dieguito Academy Stats
Kills:  Kayla Frost 15, Jourdyn Aiken 6.
Aces: McKenzie Aries 3
Blocks: Alyssa Neal 7, Alli McGregor 6
Digs: Anna Kobara 18, Kayla Frost 14
Assists: MacKenzie Aries 32

Record: San Dieguito Academy 12-9

 

San Dieguito Academy 3
Calvin Christian 0

Scores: 25-6, 25-10, 25-10

San Dieguito Academy Stats
Assists: MacKenzie Aries 15

Record: San Dieguito Academy 11-9

 


Great gender-neutral team uniforms

San Dieguito Academy 1
Bishop's 3

Scores: 25-22, 10-25, 13-25, 15-25

San Dieguito Academy Stats
Kills: MacKenzie Aries 7, Kayla Frost 7
Blocks: MacKenzie Aries 5
Digs: Anna Kobara 9, MacKenzie Aries 8
Assists: MacKenzie Aries 23

Record: San Dieguito Academy 10-9

 

San Dieguito Academy 0
Santa Fe Christian 3

Scores: 16-25, 11-25, 23-25

San Dieguito Academy Stats
Kills: Jourdyn Aiken 6, Kayla Frost 5
Blocks: Alli McGregor 8, Alyssa Neal 5
Digs: Anna Kobara 9
Assists: MacKenzie Aries 20

Record: San Dieguito Academy 10-8

 


 

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE October 2, 2007
SDA ranked #3 in Division III

Based on results reported to the Union-Tribune. Divisions in parentheses.

Overall: 1. Santa Fe Christian (IV) 16-2; 2. La Costa Canyon (I) 8-2; 3. Torrey Pines (I) 3-1; 4. Carlsbad (I) 6-4; 5. Francis Parker (IV) 9-3; 6. Cathedral Catholic (III) 3-3; 7. Scripps Ranch (II) 4-1; 8. Bishop's (IV) 8-3; 9. Fallbrook (I) 9-1; 10. Poway (I) 13-4.

Others: Canyon Crest (III) 6-6; Escondido (I) 10-7; Granite Hills (I) 8-1; La Jolla (III) 15-5; La Jolla Country Day (IV) 13-6; Mt. Carmel (II) 6-3; Patrick Henry (I) 9-3; Rancho Buena Vista (I) 11-6; San Dieguito (III) 9-7; Tri-City Christian (V) 13-4; Vista (I) 6-3; Westview (II) 5-2.

Division I : 1. La Costa Canyon; 2. Torrey Pines; 3. Carlsbad; 4. Fallbrook.
Division II: 1. Scripps Ranch; 2. Mt. Carmel; 3. Westview; 4. Grossmont.
Division III: 1. Cathedral Catholic; 2. La Jolla; 3. San Dieguito; 4. Canyon Crest.
Division IV: 1. Santa Fe Christian; 2. Francis Parker; 3. Bishop's; 4. La Jolla Country Day.
Division V : 1. Tri-City Christian; 2. Escondido Adventist (3-1); 4. Calvin Christian (2-6); 4. Julian (4-1).

 

 

A re-enactment of
the yellow card
presented to Dexter.

 

San Dieguito Academy 3
Canyon Crest Academy 2

Scores: 25-21, 15-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-12

San Dieguito Academy Stats
Kills: Kayla Frost 13, Jourdyn Aiken 8
Blocks: Alyssa Neal 5, Katherine Merchat 4
Digs: Anna Kobara 13
Assists: MacKenzie Aries 30
Yellow Cards: Dexter "They call me non-mellow yellow"  Harvey 1. Tied with Kayla for first place

Record: San Dieguito Academy 10-7

 

Scrappy play by both teams.

San Dieguito Academy 0
Poway 2


Shout

Record: San Dieguito Academy 9-5

San Dieguito Academy 0
Pleasant Grove - Utah  2


No Shout

Record: San Dieguito Academy 9-6

San Dieguito Academy 0
Highland 2


Shout Lite

Record: San Dieguito Academy 9-7

San Dieguito Academy 2
Mater Dei 0

New name for school, same result.

Record: San Dieguito Academy 9-3

 

San Dieguito Academy 0
La Jolla 2

Tough match

Record: San Dieguito Academy 9-4

 

San Dieguito Academy 2
Brawley 1

Some thought the match ended in a bad call. Yet another match with a controversial ending on an "over" call.

Record: San Dieguito Academy 8-3

San Dieguito Academy 2
Valley Center 0

Just where is Valley Center anyways?

Record: San Dieguito Academy 7-3

 

 



Some thought the match ended in a bad call

San Dieguito Academy 3
Tri City Christian 2

The spirit (SCREAMING) of the JV + JVII helped SDA beat TCC... well, maybe a call, or two, helped as well.

Scores: 27-25, 25-22, 25-27, 12-25, 23-21

Four games were decided by three or less points.

San Dieguito Academy Stats
Aces: Kelly Flannery 4, Sami Houston 4
Kills: Kayla Frost 13, Jourdyn Aiken 10, Kenzie Aries 8
Blocks: Kenzie Aries 8, Kayla Frost 3, Katherine Merchat 3
Digs:
Assists: MacKenzie Aries 38

Record: San Dieguito Academy 6-3

 


 

JV + JVII supporting the varsity

 

San Dieguito Academy 3
@ Preuss High School 0
Scores: 25-5, 25-7, 25-11

Preuss used their very own secret weapon - hiding the gym somewhere on the UCSD campus. Players were initially dispersed throughout campus on a treasure hunt to find the location. Hey, here is a helpful map on directions to Preuss

San Dieguito Academy Stats
Preuss average height 4'3"

San Dieguito average height 6'10"

Record: San Dieguito Academy 5-3.

 



San Dieguito Academy 1
Tri City Christian 2

Scores: 26-24, 22-25, 12-15

This match was a preview of games to come.

Record: San Dieguito Academy 4-3

 

 


Former teammates Kelly and Kenzie now oppose each other.
San Dieguito Academy 0
Mt Carmel HS 2

Scores: 20-25, 25-27

Record: San Dieguito Academy 4-2

 


The cobra and the mongoose.

Setter Kenzie (the mongoose) dumped and dumped and dumped (sometimes successfully, sometimes not) against Kelly, the 6'3" cobra from MCHS.

 

San Dieguito Academy 2
El Camino High School 0

Scores: 27-25, 25-13

Record: San Dieguito Academy 4-0.

 

 

San Dieguito Academy 1
Rancho Buena Vista 2

Scores: 20-25, 25-27

Record: San Dieguito Academy 4-1

 


Kayla Before


Kayla after

 

San Dieguito Academy 2
Coronado High School 0
Scores: 25-16, 25-14

Kayla hit and hit and hit and hit...
until her arm wore out

Record: San Dieguito Academy 3-0.

 

 

 


Picture of Kelsey at the Horizon match
San Dieguito Academy 3
@ Horizon High School 0
Scores: 25-22, 25-19, 25-19

The Horizon team may have had the word "Jesus" on the gym wall, but, for the most part, He kept the ball away from both teams.

San Dieguito Academy Stats
Aces: Anna Kobara 3, Jourdyn Aiken 2
Kills: Kayla Frost 12, Katherine Merchat 7
Digs: Kayla Frost 10, Anna Kobara 10.
Yellow Cards: Kayla "They call me mellow yellow"  Frost 0
Assists: MacKenzie Aries 27

Record: San Dieguito Academy 2-0.

 

 

A re-enactment of
the yellow card
presented to Kayla
(K-low) Frost.

San Dieguito Academy 3
@ Grossmont High School 0
Scores: 25-23, 25-20, 25-23

The JV also beat Grossmont, while the JVII were narrowly edged by those vicious hillclimbers.

Grossmont is a DII school and was in the top 21 high school volleyball rankings in the county.

San Dieguito Academy Stats
Aces: Jesse Romero 3, Kelsey Crowe 2, Kelly Flannery 1
Kills: MacKenzie Aries 7, Kayla Frost 6
Yellow Cards: Kayla "They call me mellow yellow"  Frost 1
Assists: MacKenzie Aries 20, Kelsey Crowe 8

Little known SDA statistic. Kayla, with her first yellow card, has moved into second place, all time, on the yellow card list, trailing only Dexter by 37 yellow cards.

Record: San Dieguito Academy 1-0.


Some thought the match ended in a bad call.

A lively discussion between the Grossmont coach and the referee ensued after the match. Many of the SDA players were stunned to find that there was a coach who yelled more at the ref than Dexter.

Preseason Scrimmages: Well, the varsity scrimmages went fairly well. While no one was suppose to keep score, a certain team mom did, and it appears that SDA was about 75% of the scrimmages. Wahoo.

 


Student Sports Volleyball  Rivals.com

Kenzie now has her own weekly column in the Student Sports Volleyball section of
Rivals.com.
Rivals.com reaches more than 2.5 million readers, and has more than 180,000 active subscribers Rivals.com syndicates a variety of its content to major media outlets including Yahoo!, AOL Sports, SI.com, MSNBC.com, USA Today and Sirius Satellite Radio.

September 12, 2007 Kenzie Aries was named one of the Top 25 Volleyball Players in North San Diego County.

September 4, 2007 San Diego Union Tribune features an article on Kenzie Aries Nicole Vargus writes an article about Kenzie and her web site. 

Additionally Kenzie is listed as one of the top volleyball players in San Diego County.

Kenzie's Coast 18-1 Volleyball Team
 

Kenzie Aries discusses college volleyball recruiting in the June 2007 issue of Volleyball Magazine.
 

 

Ankle Braces Info:

If your daughter is overly athletic, hustles after balls and jumps a lot, you should consider having her wear ankle braces, or at least, high-tops. Even coach Dexter-san wears high tops and look at how many games he gets in to. Kenzie has tried almost every brand of ankle brace, including the easy to put on Active Ankles (they offer just average to poor support). The best ones we have found are the Axis Ankle - they are about $20 per ankle brace http://shop.store.yahoo.com/satorsoccer/axanstab.html. They are highly stable, easy to wash and are the best, by a wide margin, of all ankle braces we tested.

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CIF PLAY-OFFS. Mustangs win in quarterfinal play by beating San Marcos and semifinal play by beating LA Jolla, then fell to Cathedral Catholic. In the state playoffs game against Rancho Santa Margarita SDA lost finishing 9th in the state of California.
See more volleyball pictures. See the complete volleyball results.

SAN DIEGUITO POST SEASON AWARDS

Six Volleyball Starters named to Coastal League North All-Star teams

CIF Fall 2006 All League Volleyball Awards
Coastal League North  Fall 2006
San Dieguito Academy

First Team Coastal League North
MacKenzie Aries
Leanne Stennett

Second Team Coastal League North:
Gia Kobara
Kami Tiano

Honorable Mention Coastal League North:
Vanessa Beach
Kayla Frost

Player of the Year Coastal League North:
Leanne Stennett

Hey, the SDA girls are smart too!!

All-Academic Girls Fall 2006 Volleyball Teams
San Diego Tribune Fall 2006
San Dieguito Academy

MacKenzie Aries, Jr., 3.91
Vanessa Beach, Sr., 4.22
Felicia Gualda, Sr., 3.67
Sami Houston, Jr., 3.78
Gia Kobara, Sr., 3.72
Kelsey Santamaria, Jr., 3.77
Leanne Stennett, Sr., 4.11
Kami Tiano, Sr., 4.54.



 

Five SDA Volleyball Starters named ALL-CIF Division III

CIF DIVISION III  Fall 2006 Volleyball All-League Awards*

First Team CIF DIVISION III Fall 2006 Volleyball All-League:
MacKenzie Aries
Leanne Stennett
 Kami Tiano

Second Team CIF DIVISION III Fall 2006 Volleyball All-League :
Gia Kobara
Kayla Frost

2006 SAN DIEGO HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS FINAL VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS

12-12-06: According to the Union Tribune SDA is the number ten ranked team in the entire San Diego County, Divisions I through III.

 


"I wish they all could be San Dieguito girls"
Sung by Mic Maga

(Requires Internet Explorer or download the MP3 file here San Dieguito Girls) 

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