The Accolade

Moving from Argentina at the age of 14, Freeway League Player of the Year looks back at his 14-year soccer career

Moving from Argentina at the age of 14, Freeway League Player of the Year looks back at his 14-year soccer career

Andrew Hong and Kristima Aryal

May 28, 2020

Midfielder senior Dylan Lee (center) searches for a teammate to pass to during a 2-1 home victory over Buena Park on Jan. 24. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake That South American country has become synonymous with the word, “soccer,” as its national men’s futbol team has w...

Early goals propel boys soccer to 2-1 victory against Buena Park

Forward freshman David Rezko winds up for a shot on goal attempt while inside the penalty box during a Jan. 24 Freeway League game against Buena Park at the Sunny Hills field. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Alice Shin

January 29, 2020

With three games left before CIF playoffs, the Sunny Hills boys soccer team narrowly defeated Buena Park 2-1 in a Jan. 24 home game. “[The win] wouldn’t have happened without the great performances by everybody, and today is one of those days where so many players played well,” head coach Mike...

Sunny Hills football team tosses ice cream to students at break Dec. 6 to celebrate CIF title

Sunny Hills football team tosses ice cream to students at break Dec. 6 to celebrate CIF title

Hope Li

December 9, 2019

This story was updated Dec. 12 with a quote from one of the football players. To the sound of Queen’s Freddie Mercury singing “We Are the Champions,” school officials celebrated the football team’s CIF-Southern Section Division 8 football title with an ice cream toss by players in the quad duri...

Boys soccer looks for success after first-round exit from CIF playoffs last year

Center midfielder junior Dominic Mancia dribbles a soccer ball during practice at the Sunny Hills soccer field Nov. 14. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Chloe Lee

November 15, 2019

Coaches: Mike Schade (head coach), Jordan Brinkley (varsity assistant coach), Eduardo Echeverria (head JV coach), Anthony Flores (head frosh-soph coach), Owen Miller (assistant coach JV and FS) Top returning players: Arnold Beltran (12), Sam Johnson (12), Dylan Lee (12), Chris Loera (12), Richard Orihu...

Singing of Sunny Hills alma mater spreads to sports teams

Members of the girls volleyball team band together while singing the school's alma mater following their final home Freeway League game Oct. 14 against Fullerton. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Hope Li

October 19, 2019

Hail to alma mater, loyally we stand. Keep our sons and daughters famed throughout the land. Go forth to lead our country, strong let our motto be. Alma mater Sunny Hills, hail to thee. This is Sunny Hills’ alma mater. Although it is not well-known, junior Jenna Beining has spearheaded a ...

Freshman kicks way to varsity football

Freshman Mathias Brown (left) gets ready for one of his kickoffs during the Sept. 6 game against Irvine High School. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake.

Aaliyah Magana

October 4, 2019

For freshman Mathias Brown, his status on the Sunny Hills football team all changed on one play -- the second one of the first game of the 2019-2020 season. That’s when senior Arnoldo Beltran got hurt trying to tackle an Aliso Niguel player while playing defense. The defensive back’s right wris...

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