Salesian College Preparatory has a well-deserved reputation as the “Home of Champions.” Since 2000, the Salesian Athletic Program has earned 5 California State Titles, 7 NorCal Championships, 28 North Coast Section Team Championships, 7 North Coast Section Individual Championships and 78 League Championships. The Salesian Pride field 15 teams across 13 sports with 25 competition levels (Varsity, Junior Varsity and Freshman) across 3 seasons (Fall, Winter, Spring).
Nike Elite High School
Salesian College Preparatory has been honored as a Nike Elite program for its boys and girls basketball programs, a unique designation specifically for sponsored high schools. Nationwide, there are over 40,000 basketball programs, but Nike has designated only 200 as elite.
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In his 25th season, Boys Basketball head coach Bill Mellis talks about the 2022-2023 season in San Francisco Chronicle
In girls' soccer action, the team has started the season at 2-3. The team has losses to Moreau Catholic, De Anza, and Berean Christian. The team began the season with an opening win against Waking Waves Academy by the score of 4 - 1. In a home match on December 13th, the team beat the visiting Warriors of John Swett by the score of 5 - 1. The team next plays against the Kennedy High School Eagles at home on Friday, December 16th.
The boys' basketball team has rolled to a 4-1 start having played a very tough early stretch of games after beginning with an easy season opening victory. In that game, the team scored a lopsided win over Mt. Diablo by the score of 89 - 35. The team next played national powerhouse Coronado of Nevada at the Bishop O'Dowd showcase where the team lost on a buzzer beater 55 - 53. The Pride then traveled up to the Gridley Tournament where the team won the championship by beating Oakland Tech 63 - 55 in the first round, then taking down California State power Clovis North by the score of 55 - 53 in the semi-finals, and then beating the Cougars of Campolindo by a score of 68 - 53 in the championship game. The team next travels to San Luis Obispo to play Bullard High School in the Mission Prep Tournament.
The boys' varsity soccer team is off to a fast start this year beginning the season at 6-1-1. The Pride are well balanced in their offensive attack seeing numerous players score goals in the team's six wins. In non-league action, important for North Coast Section playoff implications, the Pride have victories over Moreau Catholic, Leadership of Richmond, and Fremont of Oakland. The team next plays against Hercules High School on Thursday, December 15th.
In early season action, the varsity Salesian girls' basketball team has opened the year at 3-0 playing three tough early season opponents in Oakland Tech, Marin Catholic, and Sacred Heart Cathedral. In the team's first game against Oakland Tech, the defending CIF Division III State Champion, the Pride defeated the Bulldogs by the score of 56 - 48. The girls then hosted the Marin Catholic Wildcats and won by a score of 50 - 42. In action last night against the Irish of Sacred Heart Cathedral, the Pride prevailed by a score of 60 - 55. The team next plays against De Anza High School on Thursday, December 15th.
Salesian Athletics at the Collegiate Level
Known for its outstanding athletics program, Salesian has a dedicated specialist available to assist student-athletes who wish to continue to compete at the collegiate level. The specialist will be available to assist and guide students and their parents in the college process and filing NCAA paperwork. Participation in high school athletics may create opportunities at colleges and universities beyond athletic scholarships.