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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, 294 championship banners hang in Smith Gymnasium.

187 League Championships
84 CIF Championships
15 Southern Regional Championships 
8 California State Championships

2020-21 Championship Teams:

Women's Lacrosse
Coastal League Champions
CIF Division II Champions

Women's Basketball
Coastal League Champions

Women's Swim & Dive
Eastern League Champions

Men's Swim & Dive
Eastern League Champions

Men's Track & Field
Coastal League Champions

Men's Volleyball
Pacific League Champions

Coastal League Co-Champions

Women's Track & Field
Coastal League Co-Champions

Open Division Qualifiers
Women’s Basketball
Co-ed Tennis

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

17 alums are competing at schools ranked in the top 10 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Princeton, Harvard, Columbia (5), MIT (2), Yale, Stanford (2), Univ. of Chicago, Johns Hopkins (2), Northwestern (2).

9 alums are competing at 5 Ivy League universities. (Columbia (5), Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Cornell)

9 alums are competing in "Power-5" conferences. (Stanford (2), Northwestern (2), Oregon, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Miami, Providence)
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.

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La Jolla, CA 92037

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