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History of Excellence

La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) has a rich tradition of athletic excellence on the field, court and in the pool. State-of-the-art facilities combined with a passionate and dedicated coaching staff and student participation rates that are among California’s highest have led the Torreys to unparalleled success over the last decade.

Torrey Athletics by the Numbers

La Jolla Country Day School won its first athletic championship in 1966.

Today, 193 championship banners hang in Smith Gymnasium.

115 League Championships
57 CIF Championships
14 Southern Regional Championships 
7 California State Championships

2019-20 Championship Teams (spring sports were unable to compete for championships):

Women’s Basketball
Coastal League Champions
CIF Open Division Champions
CalHi State Team of the Year
MaxPreps National Champions

Men’s Water Polo
Central League Champions

Open Division Qualifiers
Women’s Basketball
Women’s Tennis

69 LJCDS graduates are currently competing at colleges and universities around the nation in 2020-21.

10 alums are competing at 5 Ivy League universities. (Columbia (6), Princeton, Harvard, Penn, Cornell)

8 alums are competing in "Power-5" conferences. (Stanford, Washington, Oregon, Maryland, Northwestern (2), Virginia Tech, Miami)

14 alums are competing at schools ranked as best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. (Princeton, Harvard, Columbia (6), MIT, Stanford, Penn, Northwestern).
5 alums are competing professionally:
Anthony Paolucci ‘11 (PGA Tour – Latinoamerica)
Kelsey Plum ’13 (WNBA – Las Vegas Aces)
Tommy Edman ’13 (MLB – St. Louis Cardinals)
Alfonso Rivas ’15 (MLB – Chicago Cubs)
Mai-Loni Henson ’16 (Basketball – Le Havre, France)
The athletic department proudly competes in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), San Diego Section. For most sports, LJCDS competes in the Coastal League of the Coastal Conference.

La Jolla Country Day School

9490 Genesee Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

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