Marlborough School is an independent, urban day school serving a diverse group of young women. The Mustangs compete on 36 teams in 12 different sports.
MARLBOROUGH ATHLETIC PHILOSOPHY Over the last twenty-five years, there have been progressively more opportunities available for female athletes in elementary and secondary schools, colleges, and, most recently, at the professional level. The Athletic Department at Marlborough School strives to help our student-athletes optimize these opportunities and prepare them to successfully engage in interscholastic competition. The Athletic Department provides a high quality and competitive program, emphasizing both skill and character development. While providing an environment suitable for our most advanced athletes, the Athletic Department attempts to be inclusive where possible without jeopardizing the competitive level of the teams. The Athletic Department philosophy compliments the Mission of the School in providing our students with excellent preparation and assistance in the college admissions process. A Marlborough athlete will learn the importance of dedication and commitment to her teammates and will develop self-confidence, leadership skills, self-discipline, and good sportsmanship. Maximum effort is the signature of a Marlborough athlete, a young woman who conducts herself with a sense of pride and self-esteem both in and out of competition.
Mission: Marlborough School, founded in 1889, is an independent, urban day school serving a diverse group of young women. The School is committed to delivering a superior college preparatory education in an environment imbued with high ethical values. Marlborough is dedicated to the philosophy that academic excellence, leadership skills, and confidence flourish best in an environment exclusively devoted to the education of young women. The Marlborough community enables each student to develop her fullest potential so that she may become an actively engaged global citizen.
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🗣 ATTN STUDENT-ATHLETES: Our final Athlete of Distinction post goes to Lindsay Louie ‘07, who shares a powerful message about resilience, grit and mental toughness.
She states, “Playing at Marlborough facilitated the development of invaluable characteristics of grit, resilience and mental toughness that I've carried with me throughout my career. Working in private equity is tough. Early in my career as a baby analyst I was working long days in high pressure environments. But I had physical and mental experience doing that kind of work because in high school I was conquering 6AM J Period, a day's worth of class, 2 hours of additional practice, and AP/Honors homework on the regular. Also, through my involvement on various athletic teams at Marlborough, I've created lasting relationships with incredibly intelligent, charismatic women who continue to push me to be better. Having this network of women who are so supportive has really encouraged me to grow and take initiative in my professional life.”
Now is the time to write your own story, to use your experiences & relationships to guide you & help you tackle anything that is thrown your way! Thank you Lindsay, for your inspirational message & for all you have and continue to accomplish! #athleteofdistinction #mustangpride
🗣Introducing our EQUESTRIAN CAPTAINS: We round out our team captains highlight series with these two experienced riders! With many years of experience to help lead their team, we are hopeful we get the opportunity to see these captains competing in the arena in the near future!
Ava H. ‘22
Charlotte M. ‘21
🔥FITNESS TIP FRIDAY: Two more Friday workouts with Coach Wilde before heading into winter break. Are you up for the challenge?
Take your time & focus on proper technique, you got this!
🗣Shouting out Mr. Allen as today’s SUPER SUPPORTER!! As head of the history & social sciences department, Mr. Allen has a full plate, but that doesn’t stop him from showing up to cheer on our Mustangs with any free minute he has! A ‘fan favorite’ of all students, Mr. Allen brings so much to our community - and we’re so grateful for his support!! #supersupporter #mustangpride
🗣ATTN STUDENT-ATHLETES: This week’s AOD is Alycia Riccobono ‘94, a former 3 sport (Soccer, Track & Field, Volleyball) student-athlete during her time at Marlborough.
Alycia knows a thing or two about the importance of working hard & has the results to prove it, as the anchor leg of the CIF winning 4x100m relay team! But as we all know, nothing great is accomplished alone & her fondest memories are the camaraderie of being on a team.
She states, “work hard, stay focused, never do anything halfway, and enjoy your time with your team, it goes by really fast!”
Thank you Alycia for putting things in perspective! We’re so grateful you’re a Mustang for life! #athletesofdistinction #mustangpride
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Introducing our new Track & Field Head Coach, Brent Alfred. Coach Brent comes to us with an extensive coaching background, with stops at both the collegiate level (Tulane University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Nicholls State University) and high school level (Mesa Verde, Granada Hills Charter).
We're excited for the future of the program under Coach Brent's guidance & can't wait to see the team back in action soon! #mustangpride
🏃🏾♀️Introducing our TRACK & FIELD Captains!
These two captains are ready to get back on the track & lead their team forward!
Josie W. ‘22
Lucea W. ‘22
This week’s staculty SUPER SUPPORTER shoutout goes to Ms. Ellis! On top of being a fantastic science teacher at Marlborough, she always finds a way to be a super supporter too! Thank you Ms. Ellis for always showing up to cheer on our student-athletes - they definitely appreciate all your support!! #mustangpride
🗣 ATTN STUDENT-ATHLETES: A talented student-athlete who continued her volleyball playing career at UCLA after graduating from Marlborough, Hilary Malloy ‘86 can say without hesitation that the relationships she built are far more important to her than the championships she won.
She states, “Hard work pays off. Don’t let anyone get in the way of your hard work - speak up if this is the case.” The work you put in behind the scenes will be your foundation for success, but don’t forget to cherish the time spent with your teammates, that’s what matters most!
Thank you Hilary for sharing your insight with our current student-athletes! #athletesofdistinction #mustangpride
🏊🏼♀️ Introducing our SWIMMING & DIVING captains!
These two captains are ready to work alongside their coach to lead the team both in & out of the pool! We have no doubt their dedication to their sport will set the tone & make this a great senior season this spring!
Franny M. ‘21
Chela S.T. ‘21
Last week’s SUPER SUPPORTER shoutout goes to Ms. Thornton.
Not only does Ms.Thornton do a tremendous amount of work behind the scenes to support our coaches & student-athletes in her role as Associate Admissions Director, but you’ll also find her on the sidelines after hours cheering on our teams! We sure do appreciate all the love - thank you Ms. Thornton! 👏🏼 #mustangpride
🥎 Introducing our SOFTBALL CAPTAINS! While the start of spring season is still many months away, the work to prepare happens in the off-season. It’s no surprise these senior captains are already setting the tone & putting in the work. We can’t wait to see them back on the field!
Vicky T.B. ‘21
Fleurette J. ‘21
Micah P. ‘21
⚽️ Introducing our SOCCER CAPTAINS! This trio of seniors are poised to lead & have the experience to back it. We’re confident their commitment and hard work will set the tone for this year’s team!
Sydney B. ‘21
Mikaela M. ‘21
Candace M. ‘21
🗣ATTN STUDENT-ATHLETES: As we continue to navigate the challenges of delayed competition & virtual learning, Kate (Callaghan) Gorr ‘95 is here to offer her advice.
Kate states, “being around sports and teammates led me to teach/mentor others.” As a current teacher, Kate understands the struggles you’re all going through.
On paper, winning CIF in Track & Field may seem like the ultimate accomplishment, but what mattered most was the joy of spending time with her teammates. Take the time to enjoy the laughter at practices & uplift those around you!
Thank you, Kate, for sharing your perspective - we have no doubt your students are lucky to have you as their teacher! #athletesofdistinction #mustangpride
🔥FITNESS TIP FRIDAY: This week’s 5 exercises are sure to get your heart rate up! Coach Wilde is pushing you out of your comfort zone with a few new plyometric exercises.
Sit up to Stand up
Continuous Squat Jumps
Plyometric Push Ups
Side Plank Mountain Climbers
Forward Mountain Climbers
Keep up the great work!
🗣ATTN STUDENT-ATHLETES: It’s no surprise that recent graduate Jordan Phillips ‘18 continues to excel at the next level. Her drive & determination, both in the classroom and in the pool, have been the foundation for her success.
Jordan states, “being involved in athletics during college has given me a sense of community... the sacrifices you make and the time you spend with your sport will give you the confidence, drive and determination to accomplish anything.”
It’s no secret sport provides community and a support system when you need it the most. Cherish & make time for the relationships with your teammates & coaches - looking back, those will be some of the fondest memories of your career.
For Jordan, her greatest achievement as a Marlborough student-athlete was the culmination of 4 years of hard work, when her TEAM became CIF-SS champions.
Thank you Jordan, for sharing your insight and providing motivation for the next generation of Marlborough student-athletes! #athletesofdistinction #mustangpride
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🥍 Introducing our LACROSSE Captains. This group is eager to get back on the field & make up for lost time. There’s no doubt these 3 captains are up to the challenge!
Lauren C. ‘21
Mira K. ‘21
Audrey L. ‘21
Stay tuned for more spring captain introductions next week! #mustangpride
A big shoutout to Ms. Moser, another member of the Athletics Support Squad!
If you’ve been to any of our contests over the years, you most likely have seen Ms. Moser roaming the sidelines, pool deck or tennis courts (camera in hand)! A loyal Mustangs Fan who is always cheering on our student-athletes and capturing all the big moments as our in-house team photographer!
Thank you Ms. Moser, for always showing up, supporting & and for sharing your love of photography with us 📸! We couldn’t do it without you! #supersupporter #mustangpride
🗣ATTN STUDENT-ATHLETES: An accomplished student-athlete during her time at Marlborough, Katharine (Laquer) Rider ‘97 is the first to admit the skills she learned & the experiences she had during her time participating on the Cross Country and Track & Field teams have defined her life. She states, “the miles that nobody saw were the hardest to do, but those solitary miles ultimately made the difference in my training and my life.”
Katharine goes on to say, “Friendly competition drove me to put in the extra work, and that hard work opened doors in college, sports and beyond.”
Building friendships and working & training together toward a mutual goal of improvement is one of the many gifts that sports can offer you. Thank you Katharine for your words of encouragement for our student-athletes as they navigate these challenging times. #athletesofdistinction #mustangpride
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🎾 Introducing our TENNIS CAPTAINS: Although the season has been pushed from fall to spring, we know these two are working hard behind the scenes to keep everyone focused & prepared when the time comes to get back on the court.
Arianna S. ‘21
Chloe H. ‘21
Welcome to our new Head Basketball Coach, Sixx Johnson.
Coach Johnson comes to us having previous coaching stops at Alemany & with the Cal Storm organization. Coach Johnson also brings to Marlborough an extensive background as a trainer, having worked with many elite players throughout his coaching career. We're excited to have Coach Johnson lead this program and can't wait for him to take the court with this committed & hard working group of players.
🗣ATTN STUDENT-ATHLETES: Check out the wise words from 2007 graduate & Olympian Kate Grace. As a three sport athlete during her Marlborough days (Cross Country, Soccer, Track & Field), Kate learned a thing or two about hard work, resilience & grit.
As a professional runner, she has experienced first hand the same types of challenges that you are all dealing with as well. She states, “conditions do not have to be perfect to perform well.” So much can be overcome & accomplished in challenging times, it’s about keeping a positive mindset & calling upon those skills, not only in athletics but throughout your daily lives. #mustangpride #athletesofdistinction
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🔥FITNESS TIP FRIDAY: Check out Coach Wilde’s newest video, a great way to wrap up your week on a high note!
Plyometric Split Squats
Hand Walks w/ Pushups
Let’s get to it, Mustangs! #mustangpride
🗣ATTN STUDENT-ATHLETES: We know times are tough right now & the impact of sports seasons being pushed back has been difficult, but we have no doubt your determination & resiliency will help you through the toughest times!
We’re excited to share some advice & words of encouragement from some of our Marlborough ATHLETES OF DISTINCTION. We hope this gives you the spark you need to continue pursuing your path to greatness, just as these alumnae have.
Kristen (Hunt-Greco) Azevedo ‘98 is a former Marlborough Volleyball player who still relies upon the lessons that she learned from athletics throughout her daily life.
Kristen states, “Before I had a clue of who I wanted to be in this world, I was passionate about being an athlete at Marlborough. That experience became the foundation from which I garnered strength & character for the rest of my life.”
Athletics helped ground her in a new life at college & helped open up doors by allowing her to travel the world while competing. There’s no doubt the skills she learned has helped her to excel in her current role as a Music Attorney at Netflix.
Thank you Kristen for your words of wisdom! #athletesofdistinction #onceamustangalwaysamustang #mustangpride
🗣Introducing our BASKETBALL CAPTAINS: These two seniors are battle tested & ready to lead their team to a new level this year. Their experience & the confidence they’ve developed over their careers will certainly be relied upon.
Bria B. ‘21
Catherine O. ‘21
Stay tuned next week as we introduce another set of captains from our “Spring” teams. #mustangpride
Introducing our VOLLEYBALL TEAM LEADERS: A standout & committed group of Seniors, these 7 student-athletes are ready to lead their team to success this year!
Kat A. ‘21
Betsy B. ‘21
Helena E. ‘21
Kaya J. ‘21
Caroline O. ‘21
Elizabeth O. ‘21
Elizabeth S. ‘21
A Big Thank You to all our #MustangsVirtual5K participants!! What a fun weekend filled with so many smiling faces! Whether you submitted a photo or not, we appreciate EVERYONE who joined in for the Virtual 5K - bringing our community together one mile at a time👏🏼 #mustangpride
🔥MUSTANGS VIRTUAL 5K: Don’t miss your chance to register. Join members of Athletic Council this weekend on Oct. 3rd & 4th for a 2 day social media Run / Walk / Exercise event. All ages, skill levels, and abilities are encouraged to participate.
Check out the link below for more details & to register!
Special Thanks to Athletic Council Reps: Lucea W. ‘22, Livvie S. ‘23, Ciara L. ‘24. #mustangpride
Introducing our “Fall” Season CAPTAINS & TEAM LEADERS:
Our Varsity Captains & Team Leaders have been busy this fall participating in virtual leadership training. Last week, they met with their head coach to come up with team goals to keep them motivated & prepared for the season - both in a virtual & in-person environment.
Introducing our team captains for Cross Country:
- Sonora R. ‘21
- Lucea W. ‘22
Check back next week as we introduce our Volleyball Team Leaders. #mustangpride
🗣FITNESS TIP FRIDAY: Coach Wilde is turning it up a notch with this week’s workout! We’re increasing the difficultly level by adding a few dynamic exercises to the mix!
Bulgarian Split Squats
Knee to Elbow
High Knees w/ Bench
Keep up the good work 👏🏼 #mustangmentality
🗣Marlborough Athletics Apparel on sale now through 9/23!! Don’t miss your chance to order our new Under Armour Gear.
Check out the link ⬇️ to SHOP NOW:
🗣FITNESS TIP FRIDAY: We’re wrapping up week 3, but Coach Wilde is back at it with some new body weight exercises as we head into week 4! We hope you’re all following along at home.
Single Leg RDL
Another week to give it a try! 👏🏼 #mustangpride
🚨ATTN MARLBOROUGH COMMUNITY: Join us on social media for a two day virtual 5k event - October 3rd & 4th. Walk, run, bike, row! Perform any type of exercise for a total of 5 kilometers from your home or the workout location of your choice.
All skill levels, ages, and abilities are encouraged to participate.
How to Participate:
1. Sign up. Register individually or compete as a group.
2. Follow @Mustang_Sports on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
3. Anytime during the two day virtual event, post pictures or a video of you exercising with the hashtag #MustangsVirtual5K and tag us. Help us share the Mustang Pride!
Registered to race competitively? Please be sure to direct message, tag us, or email your race time to be entered to win a Mustangs 5k Prize!
Click on the link below for more details and to register! ⬇️
🗣FITNESS TIP FRIDAY: And just like that, we’re back! Check out this week’s 5 new body weight exercises - easy to do from the comfort of your own home!
Single Leg Bridges.
Now let’s get to work! 💪🏼 #mustangpride
🗣FITNESS TIP FRIDAY: Welcome Back Everyone (& welcome to all our new followers)!
Tune in every Friday as Coach Wilde (Head of Sports Performance) shares a step by step tutorial of 5 new body weight exercises that you can do from the comfort of your own home! Whether you’re training as one of our Mustang Student-Athletes or just focused on your overall fitness, these exercises can be adapted for all!
Now let’s get started! #mustangpride
Noah Blake - actor / director is back to teaching THE class to help actors not only get the audition but BREAK THROUGH to success!
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Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club operates one traditional (27,500 sq. ft.) clubhouse.
Visit our showroom to test ride the bike, get a personalized tutorial and learn more about the Peloton experience.
The 20th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival is July 25 & 26. As always, the event is FREE. Join us! Follow us on Instagram @centralavejazz
"J.M Dance Fitness" is a studio of Dance, Zumba and Exercise, where the priority is to feel relaxed and stress free dancing to the music.
The 3rd Annual Glendale Dodger Night Presented by Lexus of Glendale is on Saturday, August 16, 2014 and Benefits the Glendale Parks & Open Space Foundation
Yoga Teacher & Breathwork Leader in Sweden & America
SPECIAL MEN, SPECIAL TACTICS, WITH SPECIAL WEAPON..!