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Malakai Tu’akoi Selected to Join U.S. Boys Volleyball National Team

 

WDV’s Malakai Tu’akoi is a member of an exclusive club.

Malakai was selected as one of 20 boys volleyball standouts to join the 2024 U.S. Boys U19 National Team, as announced by USA Volleyball on Thursday. The team will train in Anaheim from May 3-11.

During that time, 12 athletes out of the 20 will be selected to represent the United States at the 2024 Boys U19 NORCECA Continental Championship on May 12-20 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. This new group aims to continue the success of previous teams, which won consecutive Pan American Cup tournaments in 2022 and 2023 and achieved a fourth-place finish at the 2023 World Championship.

Malakai joined the WDV Boys Volleyball Varsity team as a freshman in 2022-23.  He is a formidable student-athlete with a high volleyball IQ, playing on both the boys indoor and beach (club) teams.  As a freshman for the indoor team, he was a starting setter with a high number of assists that helped his team reach the playoffs.  Offensively, he is a gifted tactician as he is able to read the other teams’ vulnerabilities, setting our hitters for the best possible outcomes.  Malakai is also a talented hitter and blocker, where he boasts high numbers for kill and block percentages.  On the defensive end, he is able to dig hard driven balls and pick up shots that most players would not be able to pick up.  With his high skill set, Malakai was able to help our boys team win the CIF-SS Division 5 Championship and earn a Third place at the CIF State Division 3 level.

Awards/Honors

2022-2023 

  • Venice, Culver City and Golden State tournaments, Malakai earned a spot on the All-Tournament team
  • Pioneer League – First Team
  • California SS-Division 5 – listed as a top rated Player 
  • CIF Academic Team Honorable Mention

2023-2024

  • Wolves Classic – Malakai earned a spot on the All-Tournament team
  • CIF Academic Team Honorable Mention

We are enormously proud of Malakai for representing the WDV Wolves on a national team!! We will be cheering him on now and for years to come.

By |2024-04-09T16:51:12-07:00April 9th, 2024|Volleyball|Comments Off on Malakai Tu’akoi Selected to Join U.S. Boys Volleyball National Team

WDV Boys Volleyball Wins Inaugural Volleyball Tournament on Home Turf

From the Desk of WDV Athletics Director Nick “A.D.” Davidson

Dear WDV Athletics Community,

We are thrilled to share the wonderful news that our inaugural Wiseburn Da Vinci Wolves Classic Volleyball Tournament held on Saturday was a resounding success, with our very own WDV Boys Volleyball team emerging victorious among the 20 participating teams!!! This achievement is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and talent of our student-athletes, coaches, and community of supporters. WDV played six matches and won all six. Sage Hill School from Newport Beach and Arcadia High School finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

First and foremost, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the teams that competed in the tournament that was held on our home turf in the WDV Gym. Your sportsmanship, skill, and camaraderie contributed to the electric atmosphere throughout the event. Each match was a showcase of the passion and determination present in high school athletics, and we are honored to have shared the court with such talented competitors. The 20 teams traveled from all across LA County, Orange County, San Diego, San Gabriel Valley, Santa Clarita, Lancaster, Moreno Valley, and San Fernando Valley. Only one other team, West High School from Torrance, was from the Pioneer League.

To our devoted fans, thank you for your unwavering support and enthusiasm. Your cheers and encouragement provided our team with the extra motivation they needed to push through every game and secure victory. Your presence in the stands truly made a difference, and we are grateful for your continued support of the Wiseburn Da Vinci Athletics program.

I would also like to express our appreciation to the coaching staff and administration for their support in organizing and hosting the tournament. Your commitment to fostering a thriving athletic program has made events like this possible, and we are grateful for your dedication to our students’ success both on and off the court.

A special thank you goes out to the volunteer parents who generously gave their time and energy to ensure the smooth running of the tournament. Your hard work behind the scenes did not go unnoticed, and we are incredibly thankful for your invaluable contributions to the event’s success. We received so much positive feedback from both coaches and parents outside of our WDV program commending us for our outstanding communication and coordination thanks to your efforts. Well done!

Last but certainly not least, I want to commend our student-athletes for representing WDV Athletics with pride, integrity, and sportsmanship. Your tireless effort and dedication have paid off, and we are immensely proud of each and every one of you. Your achievements on the court and off are a testament to your hard work, teamwork, and determination, and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for our Wolves volleyball program.

Our WDV Boys Volleyball team is currently ranked #2 in the Pioneer League, #50 in California, and #81 nationally according to MaxPreps.

Go Wolves!

By |2024-04-08T13:52:44-07:00April 8th, 2024|News, Volleyball|Comments Off on WDV Boys Volleyball Wins Inaugural Volleyball Tournament on Home Turf

WDV Girls Volleyball Tryouts

Spring is here, but before you know it, it will be fall aka Girl’s Volleyball Season! If you are interested in playing for the WDV Girl’s Volleyball program next school year, click here!

If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to Coach Wessels at mwessels@davincischools.org

By |2024-03-26T13:12:35-07:00March 26th, 2024|Volleyball|Comments Off on WDV Girls Volleyball Tryouts

Gonzalez to Participate in South Bay All-Star Game

Wiseburn-Da Vinci’s very own Alonzo Gonzalez will be participating in the South Bay All-Star Boys Basketball Classic this Friday night at El Camino College at 7:30pm. 

Alonzo was a 3 year starter for Da Vinci, and a part of league champion teams during his sophomore (Mullholland) and senior (Pioneer) years. This season he was one of the team’s captains. He was a part of teams that went a combined 60-28 at the Varsity level which symbolized his reputation as a winner.

This season he averaged 8 pts, 5 rbs, 2 assists per game. He lead the team in 3pt shooting percentage at 35% and a 3-1 assist to turnover ratio. For his efforts he was named 2nd team all Pioneer team. 

Alonzo will be attending LMU on a full academic scholarship and plans to study Kinesiology and hopes to be an Athletic Trainer in the future.

Please come out this Friday night and show Alonzo some much deserved support in the South Bay’s most prestigious All-Star game!

By |2024-03-20T13:09:15-07:00March 20th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Gonzalez to Participate in South Bay All-Star Game

WDV Girls Basketball Tryouts

Girls basketball will be hosting a tryout during the spring to prepare for summer workouts.

The information for the tryouts are below:

Where: WDV GYM

When: April 9th and 10th

What Time: 4:15pm to 6:15pm

What to Bring: Basketball shoes, Active attire, and Water

If you are interested in trying out and have questions, feel free to reach out to Coach Faust at dfaustmtg@hotmail.com

By |2024-03-20T12:45:54-07:00March 20th, 2024|Basketball|Comments Off on WDV Girls Basketball Tryouts

BOYS SOCCER ADVANCES TO THE QUARTERFINALS!!

Our boys soccer team has advanced to the quarter finals after defeating Santa Paula High School 3-2 on Wednesday (2/7/24) and beating Santiago High School in Garden Grove by the score of 4-2 on Friday (2/9/24).

Up next for the Wolves will be Paramount High School on Tuesday February 13th at El Segundo High School at 6pm. Winner will move on to the Semifinals on Friday February 16th. Site will be determined at a later time.

 

By |2024-02-12T09:51:10-08:00February 12th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BOYS SOCCER ADVANCES TO THE QUARTERFINALS!!

PLAYOFFS ARE HERE!!

Congratulations to our Boys Basketball and Boys Soccer Teams making it to playoffs this year!!

Boys Soccer will be playing on the road in their first round match-up against Santa Paula High School at 5pm. If planning on attending, the address is 404 N Sixth St., Santa Paula, CA 93060. Tickets are not required for this event.

Boys Basketball will be hosting Sage Hill School tonight at 7pm in the WDV Gym (201 N Douglas St., El Segundo, CA 90245).

If planning showing some school spirit, please purchase you tickets on the QR Code or link below. Tickets can only purchased through GoFan.

https://gofan.co/app/school/CA72945

 

By |2024-02-07T13:44:42-08:00February 7th, 2024|Basketball, Soccer|Comments Off on PLAYOFFS ARE HERE!!

Girls Beach Volleyball Tryouts

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!

Girls Beach Volleyball will be hosting their tryouts on January 22nd and 23rd from 4:30pm to 6:00pm at Dockweiler Beach at Pier 58, next to the Youth Center on the beach.

On January 29th, there will be a parent meeting for the athletes who have made the team. The meeting will be held in the Skybox at 7:00pm, on the second floor of the gym located at the 201 Campus. 

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Darryl Kim at darrylkim@davincischools.org

By |2023-12-29T09:52:32-08:00December 29th, 2023|Girls Beach Volleyball|Comments Off on Girls Beach Volleyball Tryouts

Boys Volleyball Tryout Information

BOYS VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS!
Interested in joining the CIF Southern Section Division 5 championship team? Join us for tryouts on December 4th, 5th and 6th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m!
WDV Gym @ 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo

Please wear appropriate athletic attire and shoes (NO black soled shoes).

BEFORE TRYOUTS:
You must also fill out the following forms:

1.    Boys Volleyball Tryout 2023-2024 online form
2.    Waiver and Release of Liability
3.    Wiseburn Da Vinci Volleyball Player Tryout Conduct Consent Form

The last two documents must be signed by both you (athlete) and your parent/guardian BEFORE you can try out. Bring the signed documents to tryouts. Thank you!

Any questions please contact mwessels@davincischools.org.

By |2023-11-16T10:22:19-08:00November 16th, 2023|Volleyball|Comments Off on Boys Volleyball Tryout Information
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