From Our President
In the 52-year history of De La Salle High School, there have been many extraordinary athletic accomplishments, including League, Section, Northern California, State and National Championships and, of course, “The Streak.” De La Salle has produced Olympians; World Cup Soccer players; NFL, NBA, and MLB athletes; and dozens of coaches and trainers in high schools, colleges, and professional sports. There is a bigger picture, however, of what De La Salle’s Athletics Program offers to its student athletes as part of the educational Mission of De La Salle.
As an extension of the classroom, De La Salle’s Athletic Program offers inherent educational components that include life-long skills — it teaches young men the importance teamwork, accountability, and knowing that they can be counted on to help others at De La Salle and when they graduate..
Students come to De La Salle for the comprehensive education the school provides: mind, body, and spirit. With 80% of our student population participating in athletic programs or health and wellness courses, we need to rise to the challenge and provide space for these students to practice, compete, and learn. A new Athletic Performance Center will help us achieve this goal.
The Bob Ladouceur Athletic Performance Center, will house a revamped weight room and training center, located next to the current gymnasium. This facility will be a critical component in providing our students with a well-rounded education, while also giving them the ability to train and compete at the highest level.
Whether being invited to participate at a wrestling meet in Minnesota, a basketball tournament in Hawaii, or a football game on national television, De La Salle student athletes are our ambassadors both on and off the field. They are representatives of not only their respective teams, but also of the entire De La Salle community.
Yes, the Spartan accomplishments on the field of play are exceptional, but it is the quality education and focus on being a Man of Faith, Integrity, and Scholarship that is most important to us as a school community. At De La Salle High School, we will continue to deliver on this Mission to our young men throughout their four years on campus and into the future.
Please join us in our ambitious effort!
Mark DeMarco ’78