The Millikan Fall season has mostly come to a close. A few individuals (cross country) are still competing in the CIF playoffs, but most of the sports have finished. With that we would to update you on our Fall season in 2019.
Football: The varsity football team had a difficult year overall. They fielded a 3-7 record, and had a tougher pre-season with Carlsbad and La Mirada being added. They battled injuries all season long, as well as had to adjust to a new coaching staff. The Rams will graduate 24 seniors this year, which brings the total to 68 seniors in the past two seasons. Needless to say, the team will be younger next year, and more experienced, as many of these younger players were on the field this season. The team will hit the weights and get back to their winning ways in 2020.
Boys Water Pol0: The boys varsity team had a successful year this season. Finishing with a 17-10 record overall, they finished in 2nd place in league, and also won a playoff game for this first time in 10 seasons. The Rams were led by Max Miller who helped Millikan achieve such great success this year. Millikan will graduate several seniors and will be younger next season, but there are a few bright spots that Coach Smith will have returning to help keep the winning ways rolling.
Boys Cross Country: The boys varsity XC team had another great year finishing 2nd in the Moore league finals, with several stand out runners including Scott Kirchoff who is a junior and will be returning next season.
Girls Cross Country: Well, this was a season for the ages for the girls… Moore League Champions! This was the first time since 1993 that Millikan gets to take home the trophy. Millikan was led by several gritty athletes (many of them returning such as Isabella Stockalper) who look to repeat next year.
Girls Tennis: The varsity girls tennis team had an awesome season. They made it to the CIF D4 Quarterfinals and narrowly lost to Rowland 10-8 in a tough battle. This is one of the deepest runs for the girls in several seasons.
Girls Volleyball: The Rams had a mediocre season overall boasting a 12-12 record and losing in the first round of the playoffs. The team is under new management this year, but there were some very positive things to relay. First, the girls beat Wilson for the first time in a while, and also pushed state CIF competitor Poly to a 5 set thriller. The Rams were led by Mina Barajas who showed every bit of talent and grit to help secure some very tough and hard fought wins.
Girls Golf: The girls golf team finished in 2nd in the Moore league behind powerhouse Wilson, but Millikan had two golfers in the top 7, and looks to re-load with some talented younger players. Millikan will have their hands full though since the last two individual champions for Wilson were both freshman. Regardless, the Rams look to improve upon their success from this season.