2022-23 Athletics Announcements

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Fall Results

Check out the Fall Results for all Athletics Teams!

Tuesday, November 22
Dear LILA Lions Family,

Thanksgiving marks the official ending of ALL FALL ATHLETIC PROGRAMS. We are now officially into the Winter season. Please don’t forget to RSVP your attendance to the Athletics Celebration and Awards event to be held in the auditorium on Thursday, December 1 at 4:15pm. There will be NO Fencing during this event, all other regular programs: Basketball and Rugby will continue as scheduled.

Both MS Girls Volleyball and MS Flag-Football finished off their season at Championship last week Monday at the Pilgrim School. The girls were able to take out 3rd position by defeating Waverly and the Flag-Football team improved throughout the season narrowly going down in their last game of the season. Being a brand new program, we are sure that this will continue to develop.

On Monday, November 21, the HS soccer team played against the Burbank staff in a friendly match that drew in a large crowd. This game also marked the end of the soccer season.

All FALL Student-Athletes and families, uniforms must be returned in clean condition by the end of November. A fee will be incurred by December if we have not received it.

Please note that due to the lack of players attending practices, HS GIRLS SOCCER is in danger of being canceled. We understand that with academic scheduling and busy lives around the festive season, attending practices can be challenging. Please be courteous and contact the coach as per our guidelines if you are unable to attend. 

— Athletics Department

Friday, November 4
Dear LILA Lions Family,
As we enter into the colder months and transition into the Winter season proper, please take the time to read the following athletics corner and note the key dates. I would like to start this edition by congratulating all student-athletes in our Fall teams who have been competing this season in their respective leagues. Please mark Thursday, December 1 at 4:15pm in your Diaries as we will celebrate all of our Fall athletes and coaches at the AJ court, Burbank Campus. If possible we would appreciate your RSVP. We hope to see you there.

Fall Results Click Here
Fall Photos Click Here
Schedule Information Click Here

Note: Year round programs (tennis, fencing, table tennis will need to register for SM2 by Friday, January 27.)

Reminder: that HS tennis is now on Tuesdays and MS tennis on Fridays.

CIF-SS HS International League Update

After being crowned Champions for the first time last year, the HS Boys Soccer 11’s team were able to make the Play-offs this season 11/01 with many new players and coaching staff. Although eventually losing 2-0 to rivals Lycee, the boys left everything on the pitch and gave it their all. Despite missing some chances, the players were extremely competitive and will be placed in a great position next season to get the title back.
– Non League games are schedule 11/16; 11/17 &11/21
Both HOME and AWAY Uniforms need to be washed and returned by the end of the month
– Season officially concludes after final non-league match 11/21

HS Girls Volleyball 
On Thursday 10/20 the HS girls volleyball team unfortunately could not progress to the next round of the CIF-SS Division 9 playoff series. We would like to highlight what an achievement it was to even make the playoffs! Last season, our girls battled hard but could not put many wins on the board. Undoubtedly, Coach Leo has taken this group of players with hard work and commitment to a different level and the results showed. We finished top of the Western conference within our league to qualify for a home playoff. This was an amazing achievement and both players and coach deserve the plaudits and congratulations.
– Season has concluded
– Please return uniforms washed and cleaned by the end of the month
– Announcement regarding Volleyball camps to be made soon by the Coach

MS Boys Soccer Team

HS Soccer 7’s
This season, we entered for the first time a HS Soccer 7’s team within the International league. That is a big achievement for the school having two stand alone soccer squads! After playing 10 league matches, the team lost only once and made the Final Championship game on Wednesday, 11/02. Unfortunately, the team was unable to win the match, losing 2-1 in a hard fought encounter with Sequoya. All players left everything on the pitch and gave it their all but came up short. Coach Andi was very proud of the boys this season, our first in this competition.
– Coach Andi will be leaving to France next week
– Players can train with the 11’s squad until Thanksgiving when season concludes
– Please return uniforms washed and cleaned by the end of the month

Flag Football

MS|HS Cross Country
The MS and HS Cross Country Team took another giant step this year under new Coach Andrew Acosta. Please Click Here to read his message to both parents and athletes.
– Season concludes at Thanksgiving Break
– Please return uniforms washed and cleaned by end of month

MS Arroyo Sports League Update

MS Girls Volleyball and MS Flag Football
MS Girls Volleyball and MS Flag Football are currently in the middle of completing their scheduled league season in the Arroyo Sports league. This is the first time that we have competed in this league with other like minded schools within our district. The format for this league is different in that there is league play to determine a seeding (ranking) followed by a Championship Day where teams will play based on their ranking to determine a league Champion. Both Volleyball and Football teams will be in action on the same day to be played at the Pilgrim School on Monday, November 14.

Times of games will be announced and communicated once the regular league play has concluded.The MS Girls Volleyball team are currently with a 2 wins and 4 loss record while our Flag-Football team (Our first ever in the school’s history) has been fighting in each match and has a standing record of 3 losses. Please mark your calendar to attend Championship Monday, November 14 (afternoon).
– Season concludes after Championship Monday

MS Table Tennis
For the first time in our history, we were also able to enter a MS Table tennis team into the LA Ping Pong League. Unfortunately one of our division opponents was not able to compete, meaning that we had to play both the Pilgrim MS and HS team twice each. At the end of regular league play we had won 5 matches and lost just once! Not bad for our first time in the league. Click Here for more information about the league!
– Play-offs scheduled for mid-November TBA

Fencing Team

MS|HS Fencing
The MS and HS Fencing team has also considerably grown since our inaugural season last year competing monthly in the SoCal Youth Fencing League. In the last tournament recently held, Our epeeist, Tim Cheung did his first scholastic league. He won 4 out of 6 of his pool bouts. He kept a good head on his shoulders the entire time despite some minor technical difficulties. He won his first DE bout with a commanding lead (15-3), and went on to fence the 15th seed. He earned 7 great touches before going home. Tim finished 22nd. All around great day! Official Results Click Here.

Winter Programming

Note: School will provide transportation to the gym and playing fields at John Ferraro. Please make arrangements to pick up your child from training directly. Please also note, that for any HS team, physical forms must be returned to the athletics office. No forms – NO PLAY!

HS Girls and Boys Basketball
Unfortunately, The HS Girls Basketball Program has been cancelled due to a lack of players signing up. The HS Boys Basketball training sessions have now begun on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in St. Bellarmines Gym. If you have any specific questions, please contact the Head Coach Corneille
here: corneille@cbclabasket.com
HS Boys Schedule Click Here

MS Girls and Boys Basketball
MS Girls Basketball training and MS Boys Basketball training are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Burbank. They will enter into the Gym starting Tuesday, November 15. Both HS and MS Basketball trainings are currently training with combined competition and training squads. If we have an overflow of players at Thanksgiving, the head coach will contact families regarding splitting the players between the two.

HS Girls Soccer
At this stage HS Girls Soccer training with Coach Pierre will be held at John Ferraro on Fridays. If you would like to join the program, please email the coach here: pierre.cayatte@gmail.com

MS Boys Rugby 7’s
The Boys Rugby 7’s program will be announcing the new Head Coach early next week. Training will be held at John Ferraro on Tuesdays and Thursdays with league play (SoCal Youth Rugby High School League) taking place in January and February on Friday evenings.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require any further information or suggestions.

Athletics Department

Friday, October 21
Dear LILA Lions Family,
Please be reminded that the WINTER SEASON has commenced.
Please contact the Athletic Office Directly if you would like for your child to participate in any of the following programs:
– MS | HS Basketball for Girls and Boys
– HS Rugby 7’s
– HS Girls SoccerYour child can move across to one of these programs once the Fall season is over before Thanksgiving break.
We wish all of our teams entering the Play-off season the best of luck over the next coming weeks, Go Lions!! As always, please check LILA Athletics for up to date scores, news and information.
— Athletics Department
Thursday, October 6

Dear LILA Lions Family,

The month of September has flown past and playoffs are just around the corner for some of our teams.
Please click here to see the results and here for photo album.

Please be reminded that the WINTER SEASON will be commencing after our October break. If you would like for your child to participate in any of the following programs, please register them via SCO before Friday, October 14th.

– MS | HS Basketball for Girls and Boys
– HS Rugby 7’s
– HS Girls Soccer

Your child (ren) can move across to one of these programs once the Fall season is over before Thanksgiving break.

HS Girls Volleyball Competition Team
Our Girls HS Volleyball team is in a strong position and will most likely qualify for the play-offs. The CIF will release the brackets after October 14th and we will communicate when their first play-off game will be held.

HS Fencing Team
This past Sunday on October 2nd, the LILA Lions Fencing Team competed in their first tournament of the year at Chaminade Highschool in West Hills. The event was an individual foil event and they fenced against schools in the SoCal Scholastic League such as Brentwood Highschool, Chaminade Highschool, Harvard Westlake, and many more! The Lions had representatives in both the middle school and high school events.

For some of our athletes this was their first tournament ever. Several of our fencers won their first bouts and held their own against several tough highly rated fencers. Some of which are top rated in the region and even in the country. Students fenced in preliminary pool bouts where they took on coaching advice really well and implemented it immediately. All of our fencers advanced into the direct elimination rounds where they fought hard and scored some phenomenal touches. All of our fencers had a great attitude and are ready for their next events! Excited to see our fencing team take the next step into competitive fencing! Go Lions!

MS Table Tennis
Our Table Tennis team was also in action on Wednesday evening for the very first time in our school’s history against Pilgrim school! This is another proud achievement for our school. What is more impressive is that we won the match 3-2! Well done boys.

MS Girls Volleyball Competition Team
The MS Girls Volleyball team played their second match and also just narrowly lost 2-1. Keep fighting girls.

MS Cross Country Team
The MS Cross Country team in their second meet of the season also impressed again with some terrific performances. The coach was very proud of all the athletes.

HS 7’S/11’S Boys Soccer
The HS 7’s soccer team has remained undefeated with 4 wins and a tie. They look play-off bound. Congratulations players!

Please see below the current HS 11’s soccer standings. The team on Monday defeated arch rivals Lycee 2-1 in a hard fought contest and followed up with an equally tough match against Holy Martyrs winning 3-2! Well done team!

 Intl League Soccer – Fall 2022  MP  W  D  L  Pts  GA  GF  GD
 Holy Martyrs  2  1  0  1  3  3  3  0
 International School of Los Angeles  4  3  0  1  9  11  4  7
 Le Lycee  2  0  0  2  0  2  5  -3
 Pilibos  2  2  0  0  6  11  1  10
 San Gabriel Academy  2  0  0  2  0  0  13  -13

Have a great October Break everyone!

Athletics Department

Thursday, September 28

Dear LILA Lions Family,
The month of September has flown past and our Fall Athletics Program is in Full swing with 8 programs up and running, 8 teams competing!  Please see below a quick update and as always please visit our main webpage here to view all the scores and the upcoming list of schedules and matches.

A reminder that Winter Sports registrations on SCO will close the first week after Fall break.  Please make sure to register for the following Winter Sports now prior to the season commencing on Monday, October 17th:

– HS|MS Girls/Boys Basketball
– HS Rugby
– HS Girls Soccer

HS Girls Volleyball
Under new Coach Leo the team has hit the court with multiple games and a tournament. The girls have lost all 6 Non-league games but have won all 3 league games. This has placed them in a solid position to make the play-offs with 4 league games remaining. This past weekend, the girls competed in the Karri Kirsch FS Classic tournament held at Providence High School. On Friday the girls lost 2 matches and won one which placed them into the Silver bracket. On Saturday, the team won both their matches handing them the Silver bracket!  Congratulations team!

HS Boys Soccer 11’s
The defending champions under new Coach Johan have started off their league season with a win against last year’s finalist San Gabriel 5-0. However, during the non-league warm-up games, the boys came up against some stiffer opponents losing to rivals Lycee. They have a hectic schedule ahead with 6 league games to be played before the play-offs in early November.  Good luck Champs.

HS Soccer 7s
For the first time in our school’s history, we have entered a 7’s team in the CIF International league section. The team under inaugural coach Andi is undefeated with two wins and a tie.  With 7 games left in the regular season, the team is well placed to make the play-offs.  Well done team. 

MS Girls Volleyball Athletics - MS Girl's Volleyball
The girls were undefeated last year and this season they are playing in a new league, the Arroyo Sports League with new coach Sinia. In a closely contested first match, the girls went down 2-1 to Pilgrim school. Due to a postponement, the team has a heavy fixture list in the month of October.  Let’s go girls!

MS|HS Cross Country
The team competed in their first meet on Tuesday, the 27th.  Under the tutelage of new Coaches AJ and Natalie, the team has been running hard and the results paid off with multiple runners posting up some very competitive times for their division. Athletics - Cross Country

We also need to mention the incredible effort of some of our runners.  In the Boys Division One, Pierre-Ange Petit finished 8th and Marley Best 14th. Girls Division One was amazing.  Eva de Andrade finished 4th and Remi Morrison caught the race leader in the final fifty meters to win the race!  Well done team, fantastic effort!  This is an exciting year for the program as the team has 9+ meets on the calendar. Go Runners Go!

You can view the official times and standing here: https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/210155/results

MS|HS Fencing
The team has their first League event this Sunday, October 2nd.  It will be the first time they will compete in the SoCal School’s Fencing league. We wish the team all the best!

MS Ping Pong/Table Tennis
This will be the first time the school has fielded a team in the LA Ping Pong league.  The players have been training hard and are looking forward to their matches that will be played in October.

MS Flag Football
The school will also be debuting in this program for the first time ever at this level in the Arroyo Sports League. Coach Musa has been training the team and they will see their first game in late October. Keep training hard footballers!

MS|HS Tennis
With over 60 participants, Coaches David and Julie were able to split up the players between 3 levels, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.  Both teams will train together on Fridays and then starting November 1st, High School will move to Tuesdays and MS will remain on Fridays.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require any further information or assistance.

Athletics Department

Wednesday, September 21

Dear LILA Lions Family,
Athletics Registrations have now officially closed for the Fall programs. If you have any questions about registering, please let the athletics department know.

For all the updated athletics results for our teams in action (see below), please click here:
For all the athletics schedules for each Fall program (see below), please click here:

– HS Boys’ soccer 11s
– HS Soccer 7s
– HS Girls’ Volleyball
– MS Girls’ Volleyball
– MS|HS Fencing
– MS Flag Football
– MS|HS Cross Country
– MS Table Tennis
We wish the HS Girls Volleyball team all the best in their upcoming tournament this Friday and Saturday at Providence High School. If you would like to go and support the team, the cost per entry is $3. GO LIONS!
A reminder that the Winter Season: MS|HS Basketball; Girls’ HS soccer, Boys’ Rugby 7s will begin the week Monday, October 17th after Fall break.
Athletics Department
Monday, September 19

Dear LILA Lions Family,

Please see below important information regarding your child’s athletic program. We highly recommend and encourage you to read until the end.  As always, you can always check LILA Athletics Extra for all the updates, requirements and schedules here.

Thank you for your patience as we have completed the trials and first week of the following athletics programs:

– HS Boys’ Soccer 11s
– HS Co-Ed Soccer 7s
– HS Girls’ Volleyball
– MS Girls’ Volleyball
– MS|HS Co-Ed Fencing
– MS|HS Co-Ed Cross Country
– MS|HS Co-Ed Tennis
– MS|HS Co-Ed Table Tennis
– MS Flag Football
Coach Directory here.

New HS Girls Basketball coach appointed – Read her message by clicking here.

A lot has been happening in between these 2 weeks including gathering the trial information, payments and subsequent player rosters.  For some programs, their first games have already begun!  The Fall season is shorter as we begin school much later to others within our leagues so it can be confusing and rather disorientating at times.  Thank you once again for your patience as we navigate through the first few weeks.

This email has been sent to all families who have either paid on SCO or indicated that they would like to have their child participate in one of the above programs.  A friendly reminder that registrations and payment needs to be completed by the end of this week, Friday 16th September.

1. All HS student-athletes will be required to submit their physicals ASAP and MS students their waivers of participation.  For further information, please refer to Athletics Extra or contact Zoe.

2. This week, you will be receiving from your Head Coaches a ‘Welcome Email’ outlining their athletic program, sharing key details and information with you regarding a mandatory parent Pre-Season meeting date and time.  During this meeting, the coach will go through expectations/behavior/commitment, game time, selection criteria, uniforms, transportation and provide you with time for Q&A.

3. A reminder that our transportation policy is as follows:  All parents are required to either pick up or make arrangements to have their child picked up directly after each practice or game at the designated training/game location.  If you can’t arrange transportation, please contact the coach directly, especially for any match or game, they may be able to assist you.

4. If you would like to join the Parent Athletic Committee, please contact us directly.  The first scheduled on campus meeting will be on Tuesday, 20th September at 3pm.

5. Please note that athletics programs in the CIF and Arroyo Sports league will be Seasonal: Fall/Winter/Spring.  Pricing is based on the number of training days and time, league matches, tournaments, coach wages, facility rentals, permits, league and referee fees, equipment, uniforms, transportation/bus/van rentals and other miscellaneous costs that crop up .  It does not depend on length of time.

Thank you for reading until the end. We hope that this information has proven helpful.  If you still have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact either myself or Zoe. We hope to see you supporting our teams this year, no more Covid spectator restrictions!


Athletics Department

Friday, August 26

Athletics is back! We hope that you and your loved ones had an enjoyable summer and vacation period.  There have been some major changes to the structure of our athletics programs (including new programs) for this year so I highly recommend that you read the PARENT GUIDELINES HERE .  It is full of information that will assist you in and hopefully answer all of your questions.  Our door is always open so please feel free to contact Andrew (Athletics Manager) or Zoe (Athletics Assistant) if you require assistance or seek further information.

Trial Schedule

Trials begin next week on Monday for the following athletic programs:

HS Boys Soccer – Monday & Wednesday @ John Ferraro
Girls Soccer – Monday & Friday @ John Ferraro
HS Girls Volleyball – Monday & Wednesday @ Burbank
MS Girls Volleyball – Friday @ St. Bellarmine Gym
HS Boys & Girls Basketball – Tuesday & Thursday @ St. Bellarmine Gym
MS Boys & Girls Basketball – Tuesday & Thursday @ St. Bellarmine Gym
Tennis – Friday @ Griffith Park

Pick up directly from training – no transportation back to Burbank

 Location  Addresses
 John Ferraro  5101 N Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
 St. Bellarmine’s Gym  143 N 5th St, Burbank, CA 91501
 Griffith Park Tennis  3401 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027


After the TRIALS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED, payment will need to be completed via the School Cash and will close by the end of September. Payment must be made in full to able to train and play.


Parents will have TWO weeks to change their child into a different program once registered. Please note: Refunds can be obtained during this two-week window.  Refunds WILL NOT be processed after this time.

Semester One will officially start on Monday, September 5th.  Parents can begin to pay from this date once the coach has informed you if they have made either the Competition or Training  team.

CIF Documents for HS Athletes Only

Please note that to be eligible to compete, students must have a GPA of 2 or higher.

Please note all high school student-athletes are required to get a physical examination of their own, or any CA-certified, MD, DO, NP or PA. They must fill out the physical exam selection on the waiver linked here. We advise all parents to please call and make an appointment ASAP. Additional waivers will be available at the time of registration. 

Parent Athletic Committee

If you are interested in joining the PAC, please email the athletics manager directly for further information.  We will endeavor to meet once per month on campus if possible.

Athletics Department