Contact Information for De Anza XC Coach Nick Mattis
Head Coach Nick Mattis Phone: 408.864.5731
Pictured: 2011 & 2012 Northern California Champions and Coast Conference Champions
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
2010 Season Recap
2009 Season Recap
2008 season team highlights
2008 Women's Cross Country Team
2008 Coast Conference Champions
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
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
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