De La Salle’s Spartans have just wrapped a solid winter sports season that led them to compete for two state championships. However, it was the De La Salle Wrestling team who dominated at the North Coast Section (NCS) level.
Here is a recap of how De La Salle’s winter season.
The De La Salle Wrestling team secured its eighth straight NCS Team Championship title as well as its 15th NCS Dual Team Wrestling Championship title. It also won the EBAL Championship, where 13 student-athletes finished in the top three of their weight class. In addition, nine Spartans earned First Team All-EBAL honors and two were second team and honorable mention awardees. The Wrestling team finished its season with five athletes advancing to the CIF State meet. It placed 25th in California for the 2022-23 season.
The De La Salle basketball team netted out its regular season as the No. 2 seed in the NCS Open Division Championship, where they defeated Salesian (55-49) in the semifinals before falling to Dougherty Valley in the championship game. Their performance saw them entering the state championship playoffs as the No. 5 seed in the Northern California regional bracket. Sadly, their battle against Modesto Christian in the regional semifinal resulted in a nail-biting, yet heartbreaking, defeat (57-56). Three Spartans earned all-league honors.
The De La Salle varsity soccer program posted a 13-9-1 overall record, and saw the season end in the quarterfinals of the North Coast Section Division I Playoffs. Six student-athletes earned All-EBAL honors.