Varick Lewis nominated for McDonald’s All-American

Congratulations Varick Lewis on being nominated for McDonald’s All-American

2023 McDAAG – Nominee Announcement National Press Release (3)

Varick Lewis already has had some explosive high-scoring games early this season for Monterey Trail (Elk Grove). Photo: Gem Productions /
Cal-Hi Sports Northern California
Boys Basketball Player of the Week

Varick Lewis (Monterey Trail, Elk Grove) Sr.

For our Northern California Boys Basketball Player of the Week honor, we head to the metro Sacramento area and a little less than 15-miles southeast of the state capitol to Elk Grove and Monterey Trail to find the award winner.

The Mustangs got off to a rough start after losing their first two games, but Lewis still had 22 and 20 points in the two losses to two very solid teams, Oakland and Livermore Granada, and in the Oakland game we observed him along with Cal-Hi Sports Managing Editor Ronnie Flores at the NorCal Tip Off Classic, and although his team lost and he did not win the Player of the Game award, most of the analysts and scouts agree the 6-foot-3 Long Beach State-commit was the best player on the floor.

Since then, Varick has helped turn things around quickly for Monterey Trail and with him taking charge the team won all three games last week to improve to 3-2 on the season heading into a trip next week to play in a tournament in Virginia.

Lewis started last week with 29 points (four three-pointers), five rebounds, five assists and six steals in a 92-51 victory over Valley of Sacramento in the opening round of the Monterey Trail hosted Marc Macres Tourney. He followed that up with 33 points (two three-pointers) seven assists and seven steals in a 90-66 semifinal victory over Vacaville. Varick was even quicker in the title game and going up the ladder he finished with 37 points (five three-pointers) three rebounds, seven assists and three steals, meaning he had a hand in 51 points of a 75-60 championship game victory over Woodcreek of Roseville.

So far this season, Lewis is averaging 28.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 3.4 steals per game.

Lewis was outstanding as a freshman for the Mustangs when he averaged 21.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game, but for the 2020-2021 season that was pretty much wiped out by COVID, he went down to Castaic to play at Southern California Academy. Lewis returned home to Elk Grove for his junior season and has picked up right where he left off last year when he averaged 23.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.4 steals per game.

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15th Annual Mark Macres Basketball Tournament

Thursday Dec 8 through Saturday Dec 10 we will be hosting our 15th Annual Mark Macres Tournament.  Mark Macres served the Elk Grove Unified School District for 17 years, first, as a teacher and vice-principal at Florin High School and then as a founding vice-principal of Monterey Trail High School.  The tournament, named to honor his memory, represents the gratitude of the Monterey Trail community for Mark’s dedication and the large part he played in making Monterey Trail High School the outstanding school it has become.

Monterey Trail opening game is Thursday Dec 8 at 8pm vs Valley

Macres Bracket 2022_15th Annual

Tiana Johnson – class of 22 – Offensive Player of the year

Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s Tiana Johnson was named Offensive Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, and First-Team All-Conference

Winter Sports Practices

Winter Sports

W. Basketball – Coach Whitsett –

Tryouts: Main/Aux Gyms

Date: Nov 7 – Nov 10

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

M. Basketball – Coach Fields –

Practice: Mon. Nov. 7 – Nov 10

Freshman Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

JV Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Varsity Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

M. Soccer – Coach Sandhu –

Location: Stadium Turf

Practice: Nov. 7 – Nov 10

Varsity: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

JV Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

W. Soccer – Coach Groves –

Locations: Back Grass

Practice: Nov. 7 – Nov 10

JV: 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Wrestling – Coach Walker –

Tryouts:  Multipurpose Room

Date: Mon. Nov 7 – Nov 10

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Winter Sports Information

Winter Sports Information

Conditioning information (Not Mandatory)

Boys Basketball Mon-Thur 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM.
All levels meet at the track

Girls Basketball Mon-Thur 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
All levels meet at the track

Wrestling Mon-Fri 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
On the blacktop/outdoor basketball hoops

Winter Sports Parent Informational

Tuesday October 25, at 6PM in the Multipurpose room.

Tryouts – October 31, Nov. 1, Nov. 2

All interested athletes, winter sports tryouts begin Monday, October 31st.  You must create an account at to complete your online athletic packet.  Students also need to have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on their term 1 grades to tryout.  You must be cleared by athletic director in-order to tryout.



Coaches Contact Information

Women’s Basketball – David Whitsett –

Men’s Basketball – Coach Robert Fields –

Men’s Soccer – Coach Arun Sandhu –

Women’s Soccer – David Groves – 

Wrestling – Evan Walker –

2022-2023 Fall Sport Information

Fall Sports Information – Practice times and locations


Football – Stadium

Practice: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Practice – 3:45 PM – 6:00 PM

Coach Coronado –

Cross Country – Stadium
Practice: Monday – Friday  – 3:45 PM – 5:30 PM

Head Coach: Coach Villa –

Girls Volleyball – Main Gym/Small Gym 

Practice – 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Main Gym/Small Gym)

Head Coach: Coach Neufeld

Girls Tennis – Tennis Courts

Practice: Monday – Friday  – 3:45 PM – 5:30 PM

Head Coach: Coach Naidu –

Girls Golf 

Wednesday and Thursday

Practice: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Head Coach: Coach Fritz –

Boys and Girls Water Polo

Cosumnes River College Pool 

Practice: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Head Coach: Coach Bumbaca –

Cheer – Multi Purpose Room

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Head Coach: Coach Magnuson –


2022-2023 G.GOLF

2022-2023 G.VOLLEYBALL

2022-2023 WATER POLO

2022-2023 G. Tennis


2022-2023 FOOTBALL

2023 – 2024 Athletic Clearance

Athletic Clearance

At Monterey Trail we use an online clearance process to clear our athletes. The website is

Students will need to create an account and upload a current physical after May 1st, 2023 for the School year of 2023-2024. Also you can find the EGUSD physical form on the under the Forms page. If you have any questions about clearance. Please email David Coronado, 

Home Campus AC Instructions

You must be academically eligible from final term 4 grades to tryout for a 2023 fall sport. 


EGUSD Sports Physical Examination Form 23.24


K-12 Student Accident Insurance