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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, 299 championship banners hang in Smith Gymnasium.

191 League Championships
85 CIF Championships
15 Southern Regional Championships 
8 California State Championships

2021-22 Championship Teams:

Women's Basketball
Coastal League Champions
Open Division Champions

Women's Lacrosse
Coastal League Champions

Men's Swim & Dive
Eastern League Champions

Women's Track & Field
Coastal League Champions

Open Division Qualifiers
Women’s Basketball
Men's Tennis

52 LJCDS graduates are currently competing at colleges and universities in 2022-23.

10 alums are competing at schools ranked in the top 7 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Princeton (2), MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Univ. of Chicago (2), Johns Hopkins (2).

7 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 in France)
Alaysia Styles '17 (Basketball in France)
Jayda Villareal '18 (Basketball in the Philippines)
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.

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9490 Genesee Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-453-3440

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