West Catholic Athletic League

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The West Catholic Athletic League or WCAL is a highly competitive high school athletic conference in the Central Coast Section of the California Interscholastic Federation. The boys division is made up of seven Catholic schools and one nondenominational Christian school in the Western and Southern portions of the San Francisco Bay Area. The girls division includes all of the co-ed schools in the WCAL, along with Presentation High School-San Jose (all-female school). Notre Dame-Belmont (all-female school), Sacred Heart Preparatory-Atherton, and Menlo School-Atherton compete in select WCAL sports (water polo and lacrosse), but mainly partake in the West Bay Athletic League.

High schools[edit]

Institution Location Colors Established Enrollment Gender Team name Joined
Archbishop Mitty High School San Jose          1964 1,750 Coed Monarchs n/a
Archbishop Riordan High School San Francisco          1949 700 Male Crusaders 1967
Bellarmine College Preparatory San Jose          1851 1,625 Male Bells n/a
Presentation High School San Jose          1962 800 Female Panthers n/a
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory San Francisco              1987 1,300 Coed Fightin' Irish 1967[1]
Saint Francis High School Mountain View              1955 1,750 Coed Lancers n/a
St. Ignatius College Preparatory San Francisco          1855 1,450 Coed Wildcats 1967[1]
Junípero Serra High School San Mateo          1944 1,000 Male Padres n/a
Valley Christian High School San Jose              1956 1,400 Coed Warriors 2003[2]


  • Archbishop Mitty with Saint Francis
  • Archbishop Mitty with Bellarmine
  • Saint Francis with Bellarmine
  • St. Ignatius with Sacred Heart Cathedral (see the Bruce-Mahoney Trophy).
  • Junipero Serra with Saint Ignatius (Basketball)
  • Junipero Serra with Saint Francis (Football and Baseball)

Notable alumni[edit]

Major League Baseball (MLB)[edit]

Former MLB players[edit]

National Basketball Association (NBA)[edit]

Former NBA players[edit]

National Football League (NFL)[edit]

Former NFL players[edit]

Olympic athletes[edit]

  • Brandi Chastain, Olympic gold medalist and Women's World Cup champion soccer player, Archbishop Mitty High School
  • Polina Edmunds, figure skater, Archbishop Mitty High School
  • Kerri Walsh-Jennings, winner of three consecutive Olympic beach volleyball gold medals, Archbishop Mitty High School
  • Pablo Morales, Olympic gold and silver medalist of the 1984 and 1992 Summer Games, Pan Pacific gold and bronze medalist in '85, '87, and '89, World Champion in '86, and a silver in the Pan American Games of '83, Bellarmine College Preparatory

- Ariel Hsing, Table Tennis, Valley Christian High School

- Shannon_Rowbury, Track and Field, Olympic Profile: 2008: 7th in the 1500; 2012: 4th in the 1500; 2016: 4th in the 1500; Sacred Heart Cathedral


  1. ^ a b "WCAL's Roots Extend Back Eight Decades" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Valley Christian Warriors Home Page".

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