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Contact Information for De Anza XC Coach Nick Mattis

Head Coach Nick Mattis Phone: 408.864.5731
Cell Phone: 309.255.9895
Office: PE-670
E-mail Address: mattisnick@deanza.edu

Address:
De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino, CA 9501

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2012 Northern California Cross Country Champions 

Pictured: 2011 & 2012 Northern California Champions and Coast Conference Champions

Lou Vasquez

The teams had their last meet before starting classes next week at Golden Gate Park on Thursday in the annual Lou Vasquez Invitational.  The Women finished in 3rd Place out of the 16 teams.  Michele Perez-Lopez was dealing with an ankle injury suffered a few hours before the race but still managed 5th place, also taking a wrong turn at the finish that cost her a few seconds and momentum.  Alyssa Renteria was next in 14th place earning a t-shirt as a reward.  Daniela Camacho had her best race of the season finishing 3rd for the team a few seconds ahead of Priscilla Cadena as they were in 23rd and 26th place overall.  April Williams continued her weekly improvement with a lifetime best time finishing in 42nd place of the 84 runners in the race.  Priya Kadakia and Madison Dewing rounded out the scoring team for the Dons in 49th and 55th place.  For the men, Juan Pablo Magana finished in 13th place to lead the Dons to a 5th place finish as a team.  Ralph Balaoing and Senai Gebrehiwet were in 26th and 29th place both running lifetime best times.  Fourth across the line was Ahmed Omer also running a lifetime best to finish in 63rd place.  Ivan Godinez finished at the head of 3 runners to rounded out the top 7 in 85th place just ahead of Jose Hernandez-Roman (87th) and Osvaldo Miranda (90th).  Miranda actually broke his arm in a fall during the first mile of the race but finished with his best time of the season, before going to the hospital and finding out he broke his wrist in two places.  The Dons will be off 2 weeks until traveling to the Hartnell Invitational.

Pat Ryan Invitational

After 3 races against some of the top teams in the state.  The Dons had a flat course against local competition.  With only 10 teams at the race, the women came away with their first Team Championship of the season outdistancing second place American River by 17 points.  The Dons were led by Michele Perez-Lopez who was the individual meet champion.  Aly Renteria finished in 5th overall place and was followed closely by Priscilla Cadena who came in 7th out of the 47 runner to finish the race.  Daniela Camacho was 16th and April Williams stepped up with a strong 20th place finish as the Dons normal number 5 runner was resting an injured foot.  The Men were led by Juan Pablo Magana who was the runner-up in the meet running a lifetime best 4 mile with a time of 21:37.  Ralph Balaoing was 5th place overall 2 spots ahead of Senai Gebrehiwet in 7th place.  Ivan Godinez was the 4th runner and Ahmed Omer rounded out the scoring team in 20th and 26th place overall in the 73 runner race.   The Dons have a short week as they will compete in Golden Gate Park on Thursday in the Lou Vasquez Invite at 3:30 PM. 

Fresno Invitational

The Fresno Invitational annually serves as the early state preview meet, as it is run on the same course as the State Championships and many of the top teams from Northern and Southern California come to this meet.  The women's team finished 10th overall in the team standings and was the 4th fastest team from Northern California.  The times for the ladies were overall faster and they scored way better than they did the previous year.  The team was led by Michele Perez-Lopez.  The Men finished 2 places higher than they did a year ago as Juan Pablo Magana led the Dons to a 9th place finish. 

NorCal Preview

The Dons woke up really early to travel to Sierra College in Rocklin, CA northwest of Sacramento to compete in the Northern California Preview Meet.  Sierra College has not had a team or hosted a meet in several years and it was a good chance for the teams to see where they are early in the season and ready them for when they return in November to qualify for the state meet.  Coach Mattis also dealing with a health scare was unable to practice or travel with the team for the meet and several members of the team were dealing with small injuries or a sickness going thru the team.  Despite all the challenges the teams preformed quite well.  The women finished 4th in the 17 team meet.  Michele Perez-Lopez finished in 4th as the top finisher for the Dons followed by Aly Renteria who was in 13th place earning t-shirts for their efforts.  Freshman Priscilla Cadena was next across for the Dons in 27th and Daniela Camacho and Priya Kadakia finished in 39th and 40th out of the 89 runners to complete the scoring team.  For the men, they finished in 5th place with another strong showing from the top 3 men again.  Juan Pablo Magana finished in 9th overall to get a t-shirt himself.  Ralph Balaoing was 17th and Senai Gebrehiwet in 29th in the 138 runner field.  Ivan Godinez and Jose Hernandez-Roman were 85th and 89th places to round out the top 5 for the Dons.  The Dons will travel to Fresno this week on Saturday for the State Preview meet for another early season tough meet. 

2016 Oxnard Invitational

The 2016 Season is underway for the Dons as they traveled a little over 5 hours south along the coast to compete in the Oxnard Invitational.  This meet featured some of the best individuals and teams in the state.  Both the Men and the Women came away with 5th place finishes in the 11 team meet.  Sophomores led the way for the Dons on both sides.  Michele Perez-Lopez ran a lifetime best cross country time to lead the women with a 19:48 to come in 13th overall.  Aly Renteria was next across the line with a 21st place finish.  Newcomer Priscilla Cadena was 3rd across the line in 31st place in her first college meet.  Sophomore Daniela Camacho ran over 2 minutes faster than she did a year ago in her first meet to be the 4th Don across the line in 42nd.  The last scoring member for the Dons was Freshman Priya Kadakia finishing in 55th place out of the 82 competitors in the race.  Defending state champions Glendale won the team title.  For the men, Sophomores  Juan Pablo Magana and Ralph Balaoing finished in 12th and 14th overall out of the 99 competitors to lead the Dons.  Freshman Senai Gebrihewet was only 14 seconds behind them to be the 3rd Don across the line in 21st place.  A trio of Dons came across the line very close together to be the next 3 on the team as Ivan Godinez, Jose Hernandez Roman, and Osvaldo Miranda finished in 60, 61 and 63rd places.  The Dons will travel to Sierra College next Friday to run in the NorCal Preview starting at 9:30 AM.

2015 Season Recap

The 2015 Season wrapped up with both the Men's and Women's Teams qualifying for the State Championships for the 9th straight season.  The Women finished 2nd in the Coast Conference and the Men finished 3rd.  Brandie Rodriguez and Aly Renteria both earned All-Conference Honors as did Juan Pablo Magana for the men.

2014 Season Recap

The 2014 season ended with both Men's and Women's Teams qualifying for their 8th straight year.  Both the men and women finished in second place in the Coast Conference Championships.  The Women's team also were champions of the Beat the Heat Invitational held at the College of the Redwoods.

2013 Season Recap

The 2013 Men's and Women's Teams had another season capped off by a 7th straight trip to the state meet.  The Women's Team finished as conference runner ups and had 5 All-Conference Runners and 1 All Regional runner.  The Men's team finished 3rd in the conference and had 3 All-Conference Runners.  

2012 Season Recap

The 2012 Women's Cross Country season was one of the best in De Anza History.  The women finished their season in 4th place in the state.  They also won their second consecutive Northern California and Coast Conference Championships.  The team was led by Sophomore transfer Katie Castro who won 9 out of 10 races she competed in and became De Anza's first individual cross country state champion in school history.  The women had 8 All-Conference athletes and 3 All-Northern California Champions.  The women also won the Ventura Invitational, Crystal Springs Invitational, Pat Ryan Invitational, and Toro Park Invitational during the season as well.   The Men finished with 2 All-Conference athletes and finished 3rd as a team in the conference.  The men also qualified for the state meet for the 6th straight season.  The men finished 20th place at the state meet.  The men also won the Pat Ryan Invitational in Santa Rosa as a team. 

2011 Season Recap

NorCal Ladies XC 2011

Women

  • 9th place State Championships
  • NorCal Champions
  • Coast Conference Champions
  • Oddessy Tapia individual Conference Champion
  • Crystal Springs Invitational Champions
  • Modesto Invitational Champions
  • Pat Ryan Invitational Champions

Men

  • 26th Place State Championships
  • 9th Place NorCal Championships
  • 4th Place Coast Conference
  • Modesto Junior College Champions
  • Daniel Damian All-State Academic Team

2010 Season Recap

2010 XC Team

 Women

  • 2nd place Coast Conference
  • 3rd place NorCal Championships
  • 16th place State Championships
  • Pat Ryan Invitational Champions
  • 4 All-Conference Runners
  • 2 All-NorCal Runners

Men

  • 2nd place Coast Conference
  • 6th place NorCal Conference
  • 24th place State Championships
  • Pat Ryan Invitational Champions
  • 3 All-Conference Runners
  • 1 All-NorCal Runner

2009 Season Recap

 2009 Women's Coast Conference Champions

2009 All-Conference Athletes

2009 All Conference Members

Left to Right: Abiy Gebrekristos, Jessica Paranthaman, Kirsti Whitmyre, Luisa Westley, Christina Pando, Kim Kilgroe, Rebekah Phillips, Clifford Crum

 

Women's Highlights

  • Fifth Place at State Meet
  • Northern California Team Runner-Up
  • Coast Conference Champions
  • Jessica Paranthaman Conference Champion
  • 6 All-Conference Runners
  • Pat Ryan Invitational Champions

 Men's Highlights

  • State Qualifying Team
  • 9th Place Northern California
  • 3rd Place Coast Conference
  • 2 All-Conference Runners

 

2008 season team highlights

2008 Women's Cross Country Team

2008 Coast Conference Champions

womens conference pic

Back Row (L to R): Coach Nick Mattis, Felicia Costa, Maura Villanueva, Devin Powell, Yasamin Yazdi, Kate Braham, Stephanie Nguyen,

Coach JJ Noble

Front Row (L to R):  Jessica Paranthaman, Kim Kilgroe, Lauren Rosiles, Kirsti Whitmyre, Vanessa James, Kim Chew

 Women

  • 12th place team at California State Championship Meet
  • 3rd place NorCal Championships - Vanessa James 1st Team All-NorCal, Kirsti Whitmyre 2nd Team All-NorCal
  • Coast Conference Champions - Vanessa James Conference Champion, 6 All-Conference Runners
  • Pat Ryan Invitational Champions
  • Gary Judd Invitational Champions
  • Crystal Springs Invitational Champions

Men

  • State Qualifying Team
  • 7th Place NorCal Championships - Abiy Gebrekristos 2nd Team All-NorCal
  • 4th Place Coast Conference Championships - Abiy Gebrekristos and Yoni Doron-Peters All Conference Runners
  • Pat Ryan Invitational Champions

De Anza Dons 2008 Men's Cross Country Team

De Anza's 2008 Men's Cross Country Team was named to the All-State Academic Teams recently recognized for their outstanding performance in the classroom and success in competition.  The team was one of three teams to be named an All-State Academic team from De Anza for the 2008-2009 seasons.  

2007 season team highlights

  • Second place finishes for the Men and Women's teams in the the Gary Shaw Invitational.
  • Second place finish for the Women's team in the Toro Park Invitational
  • Winning the Co-Ed title at the Ekiden Relay in Sacramento
  • Third Place (Women) and Fourth Place (Men) at the Coast Conference Championship
  • Both Men and Women's Cross Country Teams qualify for the California Community College State Meet

Individually Cynthia Chaidez received All-State Honors with her 12th place finish at the State Championships. Other top performances were Angie Sandoval, Lauren Rosiles and Chaidez receiving All-Conference Awards for the Women. For the Men, Trevor Addison was named to the All-Conference Team



Cross Country
Building: PE-670
Contact: Nick Mattis
Phone: 408.864.5731

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Last Updated: 9/26/16