Irvine sports roundup (May 2024)

Swim teams make a splash

Woodbridge High School

Woodbridge High swimmers had a day to remember at the recent Spring Meet of Champions at Mt. SAC in Walnut. The girls team took first place, and the boys squad earned third place in their divisions. “Their combined efforts propelled Woodbridge to an overall victory for both teams,” says James Hickson, who coaches both teams. Senior Zara Masud, a Georgia Tech commit, led the way for the girls, taking the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly. She was named swimmer of the meet. On the boys’ side, senior Jacob Wang, a UC San Diego commit, took the top spot in the 50-yard freestyle.

Committed to beach volleyball

Irvine High School

Irvine High senior Cozy Zimmerman has committed to play beach volleyball for Concordia University Irvine, says her mother, Holiday, who coaches Irvine High’s beach volleyball team. Cozy began playing indoor volleyball seven years ago and helped the Vaqueros earn a Pacific Coast League indoor crown. She began playing beach volleyball three years ago and played on the school’s inaugural team, which recently completed its first season.

Baseball team has high hopes

Northwood High School

Northwood High’s baseball team has had a successful season in the Pacific Coast League, winning 12 of its first 16 league games while battling Beckman for the league title. Northwood has been winning with outstanding starting pitching from Paul Grossman and Casey Euper, timely hitting from junior outfielder Carter Liu and solid defense. Grossman, a junior, has committed to USC, and Euper, a senior, has committed to UC Santa Barbara. They’re both looking for a long run in the CIF playoffs this month. “If we keep playing the way we do, we have a good shot,” Grossman says of the title hopes.

Cozy Zimmerman