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Enjoying a fruitful campaign

Deep CIF playoff runs, league titles and solid results enjoyed by Burroughs teams, athletes.

August 10, 2011|By Jeff Tully,

The Indians (34-5) rolled to a Pacific League title, going undefeated in the process. Burroughs then marched its way through the Division III playoffs, advancing to the championship match against Cerritos Valley Christian at Cypress College. Although the Indians lost, 27-25, 25-27, 25-18, 25-16, just getting to the title contest is a huge accomplishment.

It was the Indians' first trip to the finals after previously not getting out of the second round of the playoffs.

Burroughs also participated in the Southern California Regional Championships for the first time. The Indians showed they belonged in state competition, upsetting Thousand Oaks, 25-22, 25-12, 23-25, 25-23, in the first round.


The Burroughs boys' tennis squad also enjoyed the finest postseason run in the history of the program.

Led by singles player Garrett Auproux, the Indians pulled off some upsets and advanced to the semifinals of the Division II playoffs, losing to eventual champion Paul Desert, 14-4. Auproux also won the Pacific League singles title and advanced to the round of 16 in the CIF Southern Section Individual Tournament.

In doubles, Indians Oscar Lam and Wen Yao Lin took the league doubles crown.

Another Burroughs athlete, boys' golfer Kelsey Danzeisen, enjoyed a successful postseason in the spring, advancing to the Southern California Golf Assn. Regional Qualifier. In the event at Brookside Golf Club, he shot a one-over-par 73 to finish 27th, missing the cut for the state tournament.

Despite placing fifth in the Pacific League tournament this year, Danzeisen did well in the first two playoff tournaments. He took part in the CIF Individual Final, which took place at Industry Hills Golf Club's Babe Zaharias Course. Danzeisen fired a three-over-par-74, tying him for the fifth-best score of the day and a tie for 17th place.

Danzeisen qualified for the final by earning a spot out of the CIF Southern Section Northern Individual Regional at Las Posas Country Club in Camarillo. Danzeisen fired a five-over-par 76 to finish tied for 20th in the event.

Burroughs also secured a share of a Pacific League title in softball.

The team boasted a big-three punch in junior catcher Shannon Trujillo, junior pitcher Heather Haynes and junior pitcher/designated player Haley Schulman. All three athletes earned first-team all-league and All-Area accolades.

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