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
2015 Season is underway
The 2015 cross country season got underway at the Beat the Heat Invitational hosted by The College of the Redwoods in Eureka, CA. The Dons traveled with 21 men and women on Friday Aug. 28th to Eureka doing some sightseeing and training along the way in the Redwood National Forest. On Saturday morning the teams both battled to 3rd place finishes out of the six teams at the meet. The women were paced by former West Valley track athlete Brandie Rodriguez who finished in 10th place overall and just ahead of sophomore Alejandra Flores. Freshman Aly Renteria was 3rd across the line for the Dons followed by Sophomore Jocelyn Canty and Freshman Daniela Camacho. Hartnell College finished in first place followed by Santa Rosa Junior College for the women's race. For the men, a new era of running is taking place for the Dons this year. With a roster of 12 freshman and no sophomores it was every runners first college race. The young Dons finished behind Hartnell and Butte Colleges in the team standings. Juan Pablo Magana led the Dons with his 8th place finish in a tight battle at the top only 17 seconds behind first place. Ralph Balaoing, Ahmed Omer, Karan Singh and Jose Hernandez-Roman to round out the top 5 for the Dons. Both teams will travel to Toro Park in Salinas for the NorCal Preview Meet on Friday Sept. 4th.
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