Athletics

Nueva’s athletics program has achieved great success as a PreK–12 school.

Our students pursue multiple passions, and, for many, representing Nueva as scholar-athletes is vital to their experience. Our participation is significant for such a young program: 64% of students in grades 4–8 and 50% of Upper School students participate in Nueva athletics.

 

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Athletics Updates

Meet the Athletics Admin Team

Portrait of Chris Wade, Interim Director of Athletics

Chris Wade
Director of Athletics
cwade@nuevaschool.org
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Portrait of Alyssa Richards, Athletics Coordinator

Alyssa Richards
K-8 Physical Education
Teacher & Athletics Coordinator

arichards@nuevaschool.org

 

Portrait of Mallory Celaya, Sports Medicine

Mallory Celaya
Middle and Upper School
Athletic Trainer

mcelaya@nuevaschool.org

 

Portrait of Robert Lopez, Director of Track/Cross Country

Robert Lopez
Director of Track & Field / Cross Country & Athletics Admin Support
rlopez@nuevaschool.org

 

Read About Athletics in Nueva News

Girls’ Volleyball Team Retakes the Court and Enjoys Successful Season

The last time the Nueva girls’ volleyball stepped on the court, they were competing in the 2019 California Interscholastic Federation Division V NorCal finals. The season culminated in a CCS quarterfinals playoff match against Castilleja on Nov. 2, after they earned an eighth-seed berth and defeated ninth-seeded Santa Catalina in their opening playoff match.

Nueva Student-Athletes Return to Action After Yearlong Hiatus

Nueva Athletics has been able to bring back a number of offerings this spring, as the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) provided guidance to schools across the state. We sat down with Nueva Athletics Director Chris Wade to learn more about what this means for our student-athletes.

Alumna Audrey Chin '19 Reflects on Nueva Athletics

Each year, a Nueva alum is asked to speak at the end-of-year athletics celebration and reflect on his or her time as a Nueva student-athlete and what he or she learned through involvement in our program. This year, we were honored to welcome back Audrey Chin '19, freshman at Harvard University and a member of the Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving Team. Audrey shared these reflections.

Basketball Players Get Physic-al

This season, the girls basketball team is in a unique situation: half of the players are also members of the Robotics Team 4904: Bot-Provoking.