News and Announcements
The 2021-2022 Mira Costa Girls Volleyball Media Guide is available at home games and by demand. Special thanks to all our community sponsors for their tremendous support of our program. This year’s media guide was one of the most successful in recent history. Special thanks to volunteers Linda Geoghegan and Nancy Young for shepherding this year’s beautiful guide to completion. The guide includes information and stats about the team as well as many fun facts and photos. Be sure to pick up your copy soon!
Mira Costa Varsity held its ground to rank among the top teams in the championship bracket at the annual Durango Fall Classic, September 17-18, held at four high schools in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV. Mira Costa placed 6th out of 51 of the most competitive high school volleyball teams in the country. During pool play on day 1, Mira Costa beat Pleasant Grove High (UT), Ironwood Ridge High (AZ) and Arbor View (NV) in two sets each. During the qualifying round on day 2, Mira Costa beat Coronado High (NV). Mira Costa fell to Catholic Cathedral High (San Diego) in the first round of championship bracket in two sets, then beat Village Christian High (Sun Valley) in two sets, and finally narrowly lost to Marin Catholic (Kentfield) in two sets. Congratulations to Sophomore Setter Charlie Fuerbringer for being named to the All-Tournament Team!
Congratulations to Mira Costa’s JV team who captured first in the annual Dave Mohs JV Tournament on September 18 among 30 other teams. Costa JV went undefeated throughout the tournament not even losing a single set. The tournament was held at three sites- Edison HS, Huntington Beach HS and Fountain Valley HS — and included teams from Mater Dei, Foothill, Temecula Valley, Ocean View, Santa Margarita, Newport Harbor, Yorba Linda, Marymount, Edison, Dana Hills, Murrieta Valley, La Costa Canyon, Sunny Hills, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, San Clemente, Palos Verdes, Tesoro, Canyon, Beckman, San Juan Hills, Fountain Valley, Mira Costa Frosh/Soph, Los Alamitos, Brea Olinda, Long Beach Wilson, Laguna Hills, Lakewood, Corona Del Mar and Ontario Christian. The team won in a thrilling playoff finish against Mater Dei JV 25-22. Congratulations!
Both Costa JV and Frosh/Soph teams participated in the Redondo/Costa Molten JV Invitational Tournament on Saturday, September 11. At Mira Costa, the tournament opened with a moving performance of our national anthem on saxophone by Mira Costa sophomore Miles MaPhee in observance of the 20th Anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
Pool Play began at Redondo with the following teams from Cathedral Catholic (both JV and F/S), Marlborough, Marmount (both JV and F/S), Bishop Montgomery, Archer, Torrey Pines, Santa Monica West Torrance and Redondo. At Mira Costa, JV teams for South Torrance, Palos Verdes (JV and F/S), Harvard-Westlake and Mira Costa (both JV and F/S) battled.
The top 16 of 17 teams then continued on at Redondo for playoffs. Mira Costa JV advanced up to quarterfinals but lost in a close match to Palos Verdes JV 23-25. Mira Costa’s Frosh/Soph team advanced to the finals but came up short against Cathedral Catholic JV. Kudos to Costa’s Frosh/Soph team for holding their own and battling against a variety of competitive JV teams all tournament. Special mention to Junior Taylor Dunlap and Freshmen Devon Nucci and Giulia Contesini for being named to the All-Tournament Team!
Mira Costa Varsity Girls Volleyball battled a competitive slate of teams at the Ann King Invitational Tournament at ‘Iolani School in Honolulu August 12-14 to claim a second place finish, beating local fan favorite and athletic powerhouse Punahou School in the semifinals. This was Costa’s first tournament and competitive play since 2019 with an all new Varsity squad. During pool play on August 12 and 13, Mira Costa went 2-2 against teams from Honolulu, beating Hawaii Baptist Academy and Maryknoll School and falling to ’Iolani School and Punahou School. On Saturday, August 14, Mira Costa beat Boswell High School of Fort Worth, Texas (25-18, 25-17, 23-25, 25-21) in the first round of play and upset Punahou School (25-22, 26-24, 23-25, 16-25, 15-11) in the semi-finals. Mira Costa fell to Village Christian of Sun Valley, CA in the final (25-16, 25-23, 18-25, 25-15). Senior Ellie Geoghegan (Libero) and Junior Drew Wright (OH) earned All-Tournament honors.