PDPreps Insider: New boys soccer coach for Newman

Cardinal Newman’s new boys’ soccer coach is not an unfamiliar name around campus.

Ryan Corriveau, Newman class of 2006, will take over head coaching duties for the Cardinals next fall after coaching the JV and frosh-soph squads this season. Corriveau coached at Lick-Wilmerding in San Francisco while earning his teaching credential and master’s degree at USF.

As a player, Corriveau led the Cardinals to two NCS championships, in 2004 and 2005. He played Division I soccer at St. Mary’s.

Alan Ramos, who coached the Cardinals for four seasons, stepped down, according to Principal Graham Rutherford.
The Cardinals went 7-11-2 this season.

Cloverdale’s big win

It was David vs. Goliath  in the championship basketball game of the John McMillan Invitational last Saturday in Cloverdale and the Eagles won one for the underdogs.

Cloverdale, a Division 4 school with 442 students, defeated Division 1 Granada with an enrollment of 1,972. The score was 54-52.

“It was a huge win for the program,” coach Steve Bernardi said. Trailing by six points at halftime, Cloverdale’s defense allowed the bigger school only 20 points after intermission.

John McMillan, whose father Craig coaches the Santa Rosa JC men’s team, was named most valuable player.

REIBT adjusts after weather

Richard Burgaske, the historian and announcer for the REIBT held last weekend in Healdsburg, said the 66th renewal will go into the record books without winners in the girls and boys divisions.

Rain washed out the Thursday games and the tournament was changed to a round-robin format. Then, several teams were unable to play on Friday.

“It’s the first time we haven’t had champions,” Burgaske said. “Nothing like this has happened before.”

As for all the trophies, tournament director Nick Galvan has put together all-tourney teams but the team trophies will be put in storage until next year.

El Molino vacancies

El Molino High School is looking for new head coaches to take over the varsity girls’ soccer and volleyball programs next fall.

School officials are looking for applicants with high school coaching experience.

Those interested are asked to contact Lions athletic director Mike Roan for more information at 824-6563 or mroan.ehs@wscuhsd.k12.ca.us

Callan tournament

The Brett Callan Memorial Tournament begins its ninth year Thursday at 3:30 p.m. with the first of four opening games matching Windsor and Petaluma at the Casa Grande gym. That matchup will be followed by Cardinal Newman-Fairfield at 5, San Francisco Washington-Miramonte at 6:30 and Analy-Casa Grande at 8. Fairfield is the defending champion.

The champion will be crowned Saturday with the final game tipping off at 6 p.m.

Brett Callan was 16 and a member of the Casa Grande team when he was a passenger in a high-speed car crash in June 2004 and died from his injuries.

Press Democrat staff writer Kerry Benefield and Press Demcrat correspondent Howard Senzell contributed to this report.