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Menlo School announces its latest group of college commitments

Top row, from left: Mattias Yotopoulos (Columbia rowing), Jeremy Yun (Princeton golf), Connor MacMitchell (UC San Diego water polo), Christian Corcoran (Occidental soccer), Finn Callaghan (Georgetown rowing), JC Ng (Pomona baseball), Vivek Veluvali (Haverford fencing). Bottom row, from left: Addie Ahlström (Brown tennis), Ashley Scafetta (Boston swimming), Carly McAdam (Middlebury swimming), Avery Lee (Yale basketball), Stella El-Fishawy (Chicago soccer), Roxy Karrer (Johns Hopkins volleyball), Calvin Katz (Yale cross country/track). Courtesy of Pam Tso McKenney/Menlo Athletics.

Menlo School officially announced its 15 seniors who are headed to study and play intercollegiate athletics in the fall. The Knights are going to 14 colleges in 13 men’s and women’s sports.

"We are proud of these student-athletes, and all the hard work they put in to excel at the high school level," Menlo Director of Athletics Earl Koberlein said. "We look forward to watching their athletic careers continue in college, and know they will be great additions to their future teams."

Addie Ahlström (Brown tennis)

A starter since her freshman season, Ahlström led the Knights to NorCal and Central Coast Section Championships as a junior. Both times, the match came down to Ahlström at No. 1 singles where she prevailed, and the team beat St. Francis. The two-time West Bay Athletic League MVP helped Menlo extend its league win streak to 266 matches and its 26th WBAL title in a row entering her senior season. Ahlström also competed in track & field.

Finn Callaghan (Georgetown rowing)

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Callaghan placed fourth in the Southwest Regional Championship in the Lightweight 8+ event in the spring of 2019. That fall, he and his boat placed 12th worldwide in the male Youth 8+ event at the Head of The Charles Regatta in Boston, and took third in the U17 8+ event at the Head of The American Regatta in Seattle. In the Spring of 2020, he placed second in the southwest region at the Faultline Faceoff Regatta. During the pandemic, he stayed dedicated and created an eight-month, self-made training plan, and shaved 20 seconds from his 2K time.

Christian Corcoran (Occidental soccer)

Corcoran finished his high-school career with 37 goals and 30 assists in three seasons. He totaled 104 points, second among Menlo career leaders in the past eight seasons, during which time, he also ranked third in goals and second in assists. He led the Knights to its first CCS Open bid in program history this past season, to an apperance in the CCS Division III semifinals in 2020, and the championship in 2019.

Stella El-Fishawy (University of Chicago soccer)

An all-league selection as a sophomore, El-Fishawy netted the winning goal in the 2019 CCS championship. The Knights went 20-2-2 overall and took the league title after an 8-0-2 WBAL season. She scored three goals to help the Knights win the CCS Division I championship this year. El-Fishawy also ran for two seasons, including in 2018 when the Knights won their first CCS cross country title in program history.

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Roxy Karrer (Johns Hopkins volleyball)

An all-league selection last season, Karrer was key to the top-tier CCS Open and a bid to the state volleyball championships for a fourth season in a row. She led the team in kills per set as a junior. The Knights went 69-32 overall and 30-4 in West Bay Athletic league play since the 2017 season when Karrer was called up to varsity as a freshman outside hitter. This past season, Karrer led the Knights to a 4-0 finish.

Calvin Katz (Yale cross country/track & field)

As soon as he arrived at Menlo for his junior season, Katz has made a big impact on Knights’ cross country, which reached the state meet. It was the first time both the boys’ and girls’ qualified as teams in the same season. The three-time all-league selection took 29th in 16:09.1 on the 5,000-meter course, improving his time from his previous year’s state meet by 20 seconds. Earlier in the season, the team set a team record, shattering a decades-old mark, in a league meet on the Sunnyvale Baylands course.

Avery Lee (Yale basketball)

As a sophomore, Lee directed the Knights to their fourth state championship in program history. The guard led the team in points and steals the past three seasons, and assists the last two seasons during which Menlo went 47-11 and 17-5 in WBAL play. In 2020, the Knights had just won an opener of the CIF Division I NorCals when their season ended due to the pandemic. Lee is a three-time all-West Bay Athletic League selection, and reached 1,000 career points when the Knights won the Hawaii Baptist Tournament last season. This season, she helped the team earn an Open Division berth.

Connor MacMitchell (UC-San Diego water polo)

MacMitchell is a four-year letterwinner and coming off a junior season in which he amassed a career-best 70 goals. He also had 16 assists and 31 steals despite missing a few games due to injury. He was selected all-CCS Open Division second team, All American fourth team, all-West Catholic Athletic League second team and USA Water Polo Academic All-American. As a sophomore, MacMitchell was named all-CCS Open honorable mention and all-Peninsula Athletic League second team. He also swam two seasons for the Knights and was a USA Sectional Meet contender.

Carly McAdam (Middlebury swimming)

McAdam, who has been swimming since she was 5 years old, has a lengthy resume in the pool. She has competed in the Junior Olympics and Far Western Championships. As a sophomore, she earned a bid to the CCS Championships in the 200 medley relay, 100 butterfly, 200 and 400 free relays. McAdam was selected to the all-West Bay Athletic League team after both her freshman and sophomore years.

JC Ng (Pomona baseball)

Since his freshman year, Ng has provided a sure glove in the outfield and a strong leadoff in the batting order. As a sophomore, he batted .338 with 11 RBIs and a team-leading 19 steals for the Knights who won the Peninsula Athletic League-Bay Division title, advanced to the CCS semifinals, and won the section scholastic award. Ng was named to the all-PAL-Bay team. He was just awarded CCS Scholar-Athlete.

Ashley Scafetta (Boston University swimming)

Scafetta is an all-WBAL selection and four-event CCS qualifier in both of her seasons. She competed at the section meet in the 200 free and 100 breaststroke as a freshman; the 500 free and 400 free relay as a sophomore, as well as 200 medley relay and 200 individual medley relay both years. She qualified for USA Swimming Futures Championships and USA Sectional Meet. In cross country, she was all-WBAL in 2018 and competed on the girls 2018, 2019 WBAL and CCS champion teams. She placed fourth in two events at this year’s CCS swimming championships.

Vivek Veluvali (Haverford fencing)

Veluvali is a ranked E19/E20 and also qualified for the 2020 Junior Olympics and 2019 Summer Nationals. He trains with the Cardinal Fencing Club at Stanford.

Elizabeth Woodside (Penn rowing)

Woodside has raced with NorCal Crew since she was a freshman. Since her sophomore year, she has competed on the Varsity Eight and Varsity Four boats. Her boats won Head of the Lagoon and medaled at the Head of the Charles Regatta in 2019.

Mattias Yotopoulos (Columbia rowing)

As a sophomore, Yotopoulos rowed for Varsity Eight, and was selected in 2019 to the Olympic Team, which placed third in the U17 eight category. That fall, his heavyweight eight placed 12th in the world at Head of the Charles, and in 2020, won the U17 eight category at Head of the Lake, and was third at Head of the American. Yotopoulos and his team have competed nationally, including races in Washington, Massachusetts, and Florida.

Jeremy Yun (Princeton golf)

Since his freshman year Yun has boosted the boys’ golf team’s storied program, which took third at state in 2018 and won its regional before taking second at CCS. The team won the league championship tournament his sophomore year and the Knights won the WBAL title 2018, 2019 and 2021. He was a first-team all-WBAL selection as a freshman and sophomore before the pandemic wiped out his junior season, save for one match. He has been the medalist in five of the Knights’ eight matches, and took second in the WBAL championships this season. In 2020, he was the medalist at the California Amateur Qualifier at Baylands (advanced to championship). Most recently, he finished tied for fourth at the California Amateur Qualifier at Baylands, and advanced to the championship.

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Menlo School announces its latest group of college commitments

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Menlo School officially announced its 15 seniors who are headed to study and play intercollegiate athletics in the fall. The Knights are going to 14 colleges in 13 men’s and women’s sports.

"We are proud of these student-athletes, and all the hard work they put in to excel at the high school level," Menlo Director of Athletics Earl Koberlein said. "We look forward to watching their athletic careers continue in college, and know they will be great additions to their future teams."

Addie Ahlström (Brown tennis)

A starter since her freshman season, Ahlström led the Knights to NorCal and Central Coast Section Championships as a junior. Both times, the match came down to Ahlström at No. 1 singles where she prevailed, and the team beat St. Francis. The two-time West Bay Athletic League MVP helped Menlo extend its league win streak to 266 matches and its 26th WBAL title in a row entering her senior season. Ahlström also competed in track & field.

Finn Callaghan (Georgetown rowing)

Callaghan placed fourth in the Southwest Regional Championship in the Lightweight 8+ event in the spring of 2019. That fall, he and his boat placed 12th worldwide in the male Youth 8+ event at the Head of The Charles Regatta in Boston, and took third in the U17 8+ event at the Head of The American Regatta in Seattle. In the Spring of 2020, he placed second in the southwest region at the Faultline Faceoff Regatta. During the pandemic, he stayed dedicated and created an eight-month, self-made training plan, and shaved 20 seconds from his 2K time.

Christian Corcoran (Occidental soccer)

Corcoran finished his high-school career with 37 goals and 30 assists in three seasons. He totaled 104 points, second among Menlo career leaders in the past eight seasons, during which time, he also ranked third in goals and second in assists. He led the Knights to its first CCS Open bid in program history this past season, to an apperance in the CCS Division III semifinals in 2020, and the championship in 2019.

Stella El-Fishawy (University of Chicago soccer)

An all-league selection as a sophomore, El-Fishawy netted the winning goal in the 2019 CCS championship. The Knights went 20-2-2 overall and took the league title after an 8-0-2 WBAL season. She scored three goals to help the Knights win the CCS Division I championship this year. El-Fishawy also ran for two seasons, including in 2018 when the Knights won their first CCS cross country title in program history.

Roxy Karrer (Johns Hopkins volleyball)

An all-league selection last season, Karrer was key to the top-tier CCS Open and a bid to the state volleyball championships for a fourth season in a row. She led the team in kills per set as a junior. The Knights went 69-32 overall and 30-4 in West Bay Athletic league play since the 2017 season when Karrer was called up to varsity as a freshman outside hitter. This past season, Karrer led the Knights to a 4-0 finish.

Calvin Katz (Yale cross country/track & field)

As soon as he arrived at Menlo for his junior season, Katz has made a big impact on Knights’ cross country, which reached the state meet. It was the first time both the boys’ and girls’ qualified as teams in the same season. The three-time all-league selection took 29th in 16:09.1 on the 5,000-meter course, improving his time from his previous year’s state meet by 20 seconds. Earlier in the season, the team set a team record, shattering a decades-old mark, in a league meet on the Sunnyvale Baylands course.

Avery Lee (Yale basketball)

As a sophomore, Lee directed the Knights to their fourth state championship in program history. The guard led the team in points and steals the past three seasons, and assists the last two seasons during which Menlo went 47-11 and 17-5 in WBAL play. In 2020, the Knights had just won an opener of the CIF Division I NorCals when their season ended due to the pandemic. Lee is a three-time all-West Bay Athletic League selection, and reached 1,000 career points when the Knights won the Hawaii Baptist Tournament last season. This season, she helped the team earn an Open Division berth.

Connor MacMitchell (UC-San Diego water polo)

MacMitchell is a four-year letterwinner and coming off a junior season in which he amassed a career-best 70 goals. He also had 16 assists and 31 steals despite missing a few games due to injury. He was selected all-CCS Open Division second team, All American fourth team, all-West Catholic Athletic League second team and USA Water Polo Academic All-American. As a sophomore, MacMitchell was named all-CCS Open honorable mention and all-Peninsula Athletic League second team. He also swam two seasons for the Knights and was a USA Sectional Meet contender.

Carly McAdam (Middlebury swimming)

McAdam, who has been swimming since she was 5 years old, has a lengthy resume in the pool. She has competed in the Junior Olympics and Far Western Championships. As a sophomore, she earned a bid to the CCS Championships in the 200 medley relay, 100 butterfly, 200 and 400 free relays. McAdam was selected to the all-West Bay Athletic League team after both her freshman and sophomore years.

JC Ng (Pomona baseball)

Since his freshman year, Ng has provided a sure glove in the outfield and a strong leadoff in the batting order. As a sophomore, he batted .338 with 11 RBIs and a team-leading 19 steals for the Knights who won the Peninsula Athletic League-Bay Division title, advanced to the CCS semifinals, and won the section scholastic award. Ng was named to the all-PAL-Bay team. He was just awarded CCS Scholar-Athlete.

Ashley Scafetta (Boston University swimming)

Scafetta is an all-WBAL selection and four-event CCS qualifier in both of her seasons. She competed at the section meet in the 200 free and 100 breaststroke as a freshman; the 500 free and 400 free relay as a sophomore, as well as 200 medley relay and 200 individual medley relay both years. She qualified for USA Swimming Futures Championships and USA Sectional Meet. In cross country, she was all-WBAL in 2018 and competed on the girls 2018, 2019 WBAL and CCS champion teams. She placed fourth in two events at this year’s CCS swimming championships.

Vivek Veluvali (Haverford fencing)

Veluvali is a ranked E19/E20 and also qualified for the 2020 Junior Olympics and 2019 Summer Nationals. He trains with the Cardinal Fencing Club at Stanford.

Elizabeth Woodside (Penn rowing)

Woodside has raced with NorCal Crew since she was a freshman. Since her sophomore year, she has competed on the Varsity Eight and Varsity Four boats. Her boats won Head of the Lagoon and medaled at the Head of the Charles Regatta in 2019.

Mattias Yotopoulos (Columbia rowing)

As a sophomore, Yotopoulos rowed for Varsity Eight, and was selected in 2019 to the Olympic Team, which placed third in the U17 eight category. That fall, his heavyweight eight placed 12th in the world at Head of the Charles, and in 2020, won the U17 eight category at Head of the Lake, and was third at Head of the American. Yotopoulos and his team have competed nationally, including races in Washington, Massachusetts, and Florida.

Jeremy Yun (Princeton golf)

Since his freshman year Yun has boosted the boys’ golf team’s storied program, which took third at state in 2018 and won its regional before taking second at CCS. The team won the league championship tournament his sophomore year and the Knights won the WBAL title 2018, 2019 and 2021. He was a first-team all-WBAL selection as a freshman and sophomore before the pandemic wiped out his junior season, save for one match. He has been the medalist in five of the Knights’ eight matches, and took second in the WBAL championships this season. In 2020, he was the medalist at the California Amateur Qualifier at Baylands (advanced to championship). Most recently, he finished tied for fourth at the California Amateur Qualifier at Baylands, and advanced to the championship.

— Menlo Athletics

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