Girls Basketball: Drew hands Immaculate Conception first loss

By Matthew Snyder

Drew senior guard and team captain Victoria Verdan didn’t start in the Dragon’s 54-32 non-league win over Immaculate Conception on Monday after missing Saturday’s practice.

Verdan didn’t simply skip out on the session. She was undergoing tests to find out if she had suffered a concussion during Drew’s game against University the night before.

Despite the circumstances, first-year Drew head coach Nnenne Okereke has an iron-clad rule that if you miss practice, you can’t start the next game.

When Verdan finally entered the game, she wasted little time establishing herself as a game-changing presence.

Girls Basketball: Drew drops home opener to Chinese Christian

By Alex Tam

Over the past four years, the Drew School girls basketball team has dominated its non-league series against Chinese Christian of Alameda.

The last two meetings came down to the wire, with the Dragons winning both games by a combined five points, but on Monday night it was Chinese Christian’s time to return the favor.

The Rams used what head coach Kimball Wong described as a “hectic pace” and physical play down the stretch to pull out a 39-36 victory over Drew at Booker T. Washington Community Center.

Boys Soccer: Leadership slips by Drew to win first BCL Central title in school history

By Matthew Snyder

As he stood beneath the lights of Kezar Stadium, doused in a mixture of Gatorade and water his team had just dumped on him, Leadership High School head boys soccer coach Greg Perieff basked in the afterglow of achieving a season-long goal.

With a 2-1 win over Drew School in Thursday’s Bay Counties League Central championship game, Leadership won its first boys soccer championship in the charter school’s 15-year history.

Boys Soccer: Leon strikes in overtime to send Drew to BCL Central title game

By Matthew Snyder

Drew School head boys soccer coach Daniel Philpot needed a few moments to collect himself before his post-game interview on Tuesday.

Given what he’d just witnessed, you couldn’t really blame him.

Drew junior forward Richard Leon scored two all-important goals – the first just minutes before the end of regulation to force overtime, the other in the second period of sudden-death overtime – to power the Dragons to a 2-1 victory over Bay School in the Bay Counties League Central semifinals at the Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields.

Girls Volleyball: Drew sweeps San Domenico to extend first-place lead in BCL Central

By Matthew Snyder

Moments after she watched her girls volleyball team clinch a 25-14, 25-21, 25-22 win over visiting San Domenico in the penultimate Bay Counties League Central game of the season on Monday at Booker T. Washington Community Center, Drew School head coach Lindsey Stiles rattled off a number of impressive performances from the match.

Stiles saved sophomore middle blocker Sabrina Massialas for last, though.