BHHS Fall Sports Highlights 2012

Senior Sydney Segal won the individual state championship in girls cross country.

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Girls Cross Country 

The girls varsity team was led by senior Sydney Segal, who for the second straight year competed at Nationals. She is U.S. ranked and Beverly's first CIF Southern Section Champion, as well as State Champion in cross country. She was the Ocean League Champion, and set six school records and three course records, going undefeated for the season. Besides Sydney Segal, Da Eun Lee, Tina Youabian, Marisa Rothman and Megan Moreh all obtained All-League honors. Marisa Rothman obtained her third straight All-League honor while DaEun Lee earned her second straight. After finishing a disappointing second in league finals this year, the girls responded well by qualifying for CIF Finals for the 2nd straight year. At CIF Finals, the girls finished in 14th place. 

Boys Cross Country 

Boys varsity became the first cross country team in school history to make the State Meet where they finished in 12th place. The team made the CIF Southern Section Finals for the second straight year where they took 6th place. The team was led by senior Eli Flesch, who set six school records and one course record. Eli Flesch in 11th place and Chanan Batra in 13th place medaled as All CIF Southern Section Finalists. The boys varsity won league for the second straight year, with Eli Flesch, Chanan Batra, Aaron Wolfe and Sebastien Vericella all obtaining All-League honors. Eli Flesch and Chanan Batra obtained their third straight All-League honors. 


The 2012 football team had an exciting season although hopes fell short of competing in the CIF playoffs. The Normans showed well on the All-Conference team despite their 2-8 overall record. All-Conference 1st team offense: Jared Forman All-Conference 2nd team offense: Cameron Paysinger, Austin Greer, Montay Monroe, Eli Sachs. All-Conference 2nd team defense: Ole Woods, Austin Towns, Marcus Jackson, Leonard Ferdman Honorable Mention: Sajun Bibbs, Matt Hakimi, Andreas Breliant, Calvin Silvera, Chris Johnson.

Girls Golf 

Girls golf had another successful season. The team was led by Lydia Choi, one of the premier golfers in Southern California. Lydia finished 2nd in League, and marched through the League, Regional and CIF qualifying with scores of 72, 69 and 75. 

Girls Volleyball

The girls volleyball team had a challenging season in 2012 adapting to both a new coaching style as well as a difficult preseason schedule. Despite the difficulties the team is optimistic for the future. The team struggled early on, but improved tremendously from day one until the season's end. With strong performances led by returning varsity players, junior, Natasha Kashani (1st team all league), juniors Alex Sams and Liat Hackman, along with freshman libero, Sara Neiman, the team earned third place in the Ocean League and was on their way to CIF Playoffs. The team fought very hard in their first round CIF match by taking it to four games but not being able to pull out the win. With much of the team returning, including setter Evan Bennett and front player Daisy Abrams, they look forward to having a stronger season next year.

Boys Water Polo 

The boys water polo team finished third in Ocean League play with a league record of 4-4, earning a spot in the Division 4 playoffs. The Normans were led by senior Ariel Rafalian and Junior David Kotlarenko, who both received All-League recognition for their outstanding play. Juniors Hans Tercek, Keon Youssefzadeh, Devyn Maggio, Mason Segal, Justin Kim, David Prokopenko and Bernardo DiPietro were also key contributors. The team lost a hard-fought contest against San Luis Obispo in the first round of the CIF playoffs, finishing the season with an overall record of 13-15.

Girls Tennis 

The girls tennis team finished a close second to Santa Monica in Ocean League play this season. The team went on to win their first round match in CIF playoffs by defeating Burbank 11-7. The girls were defeated in a well-played match to Claremont, 14-4, in the second round. Martina Bocchi qualified for singles play for CIF individuals by reaching the singles final for the Ocean League. Alison Isaacman and Katarina Stefanovic qualified for doubles play by also reaching the finals. 

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