When Spencer Haly arrived at Corona del Mar High four years ago, he planned to play three sports. His parents got involved with athletics during their high school years and he followed their footsteps.
Haly's father, Gregg, was a three-sport athlete at Foothill. His mom, Mary Ann, played volleyball at CdM. It made sense for Haly to participate in two of dad's sports, football and basketball, and mom's favorite.
The one sport Gregg competed in high school that Haly did not have an interest in at CdM was baseball.
"I couldn't keep playing that game," Haly said. "I don't like standing around a whole lot in a game."
Haly has not stood around during his four years at CdM. He has stayed busy, on and off the court.
In the classroom, Haly is a success. He said he has a 4.4 grade-point average and he is bound for Stanford.
It was in the athletic arena where Haly never earned a chance to win the ultimate prize, a CIF Southern Section title, in his first 3½ years at CdM. Every sport he played in during the span, each team fell short.