Updated: Aug 29, 2019
In the “Excellence In Action” feature, Murray Athletic Development acknowledges the accomplishments of those who have either trained directly with MAD, or who have trained with MAD Director John Murray during his career. Congratulations for the efforts as well as the accomplishments of all those acknowledged below!
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an an act but a habit."
Myles Amos, a senior at Stuart Hall, is having a tremendous season as the Varsity Basketball Team's starting shooting guard. Thus far, midway through the season, he has led his his team to an undefeated record in league play. Myles keeps his body right during the season by coming into MAD's IPC on a weekly basis. His program goals for his in-season training is to maintain his strength and most importantly his health. Myles has increased his strength by over 100 lbs. since the start of the season.
James Beckwith is playing in his senior season for the Menlo Atherton Varsity Basketball Team. In mid-January, James was named the Palo Alto Player of the Week by Palo Alto Online. Additionally, in the month of January, he led the Bears to a 10-0 record in the Peninsula Athletic League. The M.A. varsity cagers ended the regular season with a 23-3 record, going a perfect 12-0 in league play. They won the PAL and were the only non-W.C.A.L. team to qualify for the C.C.S. Open Division. James has been training with MAD since he was in middle school.
Dominique Cabading, a freshman at Lick Wilmerding High School, plays point guard for the Lick Wilmerding Girls Varsity Basketball Team. As a freshman she already is a leading presence on the team. Dominique has been coming to MBS Skills Clinics and Sunday Skills Clinics since their inception. Upon making Lick's Varsity Team, Dominique realized she needed to enhance her strength in order to keep up with the older girls. Twice a week, after finishing basketball practice, she trains at MAD's Institute of Physical Culture. After training with IPC for just a month and a half, Dominique has increased her strength by more than 150 lbs.
Leo Cinco has been coaching youth sports continuously for the past twenty years. He has worked with both boys' and girls' teams, and he has instructed young athletes in the sports of basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, and volleyball. This year, C.Y.O. has named Coach Cinco as one of its Coaches in the Spotlight, and is honoring him for his years of tireless contributions and service to C.Y.O. Athletics and to the St. Stephen's School Program. He will be honored at the 12th Annual CYO Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner, Saturday, March 23, 2019. For more information regarding this event, please contact C.Y.O. Director of Athletics Kevin Finn at 415-988-7652 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Leo's son, Michael, a 3rd grader at St. Stephen's, has been training with MAD at their MBS Clinics.
Maddie Ennis and the S.I. Girls Varsity Basketball Team rolled over Menlo Atherton in their first round match of the C.C.S., Open Division Tournament. To say that Maddie sparked her team would be doing her performance a grave injustice because with 23 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, and 3 blocked shots, it would be more appropriate to say that she burned down the gym. The 4th seeded Wildcats jumped on the 5th seeded Bears early building a 19 point halftime lead, and cruising to a 16 point victory in the second half. Maddie and her teammates have been working out with MAD since practice began at the beginning of the school year, and they have acquitted themselves admirably in the weight room.
Jared Goff led the 2018-2019 Los Angeles Rams to a 13-3 record including a 26-23 overtime victory over the New Orleans Saints in the N.F.C. Championship Game. He faced off against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII. The game was a matchup of Bay Area quarterbacks as Goff played his high school football at Marin Catholic, and Brady played his high school ball for the Padres of Serra High School. Although the Rams lost to the Patriots, Goff reached another milestone; he became the fifth Cal quarterback to start a Super Bowl, more than any other college in the history of the game. He joined fellow Bears Joe Kapp, Craig Morton, Vince Ferragamo, and Aaron Rodgers. So far Rogers is the only Bear QB with a Super Bowl "W." During Goff's last semester at Marin Catholic, after he had committed to Cal, and during that following summer, MAD's Director John Murray worked with Cal's Director of Strength and Conditioning Mike Blasquez to prepare Goff for his transition to the college game.
Head Coach Rob Marcaletti, his Assistant Varsity Coaches Ali Thomas, Paul Bourke, and Jamal Baugh, and the Saint Ignatius Boys Varsity Basketball Team finished strong winning their last four W.C.A.L. contests and securing the 6th seed in the C.C.S., Open Division Tournament. The Wildcat's 12-12 overall record and their 5th place league finish at 8-6 belies the quality of their play this season. The team participates in an incredibly competitive league which is evidenced by the fact that 7 of the 8 W.C.A.L. teams were seeded in the C.C.S., Open Division Tournament. Although the Wildcats dropped a close one to 3rd seeded Bellarmine in their opening round match by a score of 57-54, they rebounded in the consolation game edging out the
St. Francis Lancers 45-44. The team is in its third season of training with MAD, and since the beginning of the season, the team has gained 7943 lbs. of strength without incurring a single major injury.
Head Coach Mike Mulkerrins and his Coaching Staff, Bill Kelly, Donnisha Taylor, and Sean Mulhearn, had the Saint Ignatius Girls Varsity Basketball Team playing tough ball all year, and they finished the regular season with a 16-9 record. Despite going 4-6 in W.C.A.L. play, they finished in a three way tie for third place and garnered a 4th seed in the C.C.S. Open Division Tournament. This is a testament to the fierce competition in the W.C.A.L. In their first round match they dispatched the Menlo Atherton Bears 66-50. This is the first year the S.I. Girls Varsity Basketball Team has trained with MAD, and the girls have embraced their new regimen. Collectively, since the beginning of the season, the team has gained a total of 3112 lbs. of strength without incurring any major injuries.
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