LA Times: JSerra to Become Athletic Powerhouse

Los Angeles Times prep sports columnist Eric Sondheimer visited JSerra Catholic High School this week to profile the Trinity league baseball champions.

Bret Dahlson
Bret Dahlson

“Walking around around the JSerra athletic complex in San Juan Capistrano takes your breath away because the facilities were built to wow,” he writes in a column posted on The Times’ Web site today.

What does winning its first Trinity league baseball title signify?

“JSerra appears ready to take its place as an athletic powerhouse,” Sondheimer writes.

In the column, Sondheimer notes the accomplishments of several scholar-athletes, including sophomore second baseman Austin Hedges, who has a 4.6 grade-point average and .382 batting average.

Austin Hedges
Austin Hedges

He says Bret Dahlson has been the team’s most consistent hitter with five homeruns and 25 runs batted in during the past month.

“Then there are lots of pitchers who came through when (Joe) Kurrasch became unavailable this month because of bicep tendinitis,” he wrote.

To read the entire column and view a video interview with coach Brett Kay click here.