ESPN Ranks JSerra #1 in the Nation

Now that JSerra boys soccer has proven itself as a force to be reckoned with in Orange County, the team is looking to make a statement nationally.

The three-time Trinity League champs enter the 2010-2011 season ESPN‘s #1 ranked team in the country.

And senior forward Juan Gutierrez, who has committed play at UC Irvine next year, was heralded by the sports network as the nation’s top player to watch.

“It is painful. But they (JSerra) are a great team, and they have phenomenal talent,” Mater Dei coach Andy Thomas said, to the OC Register. “It is a tough league … a cruel league.”

Opening with a preseason home game against Buena High School on the 29th at 3pm, the Lions look to star forward “Crabby” (Juan Gutierrez), who was voted ESPN’s Athlete of the Year for the 2009-2010 season, to bring his A-game.

What makes Gutierrez even better is that he plays in a system that elevates his game. Last season, Gutierrez scored in three consecutive playoff games for the Lions, bringing the team’s second consecutive Trinity League title safely home for JSerra.

With the much anticipated 2010-2011 season starting soon don’t miss a beat, stay tuned to the JSerra blog for all the latest updates, video and interviews.

For a quick look at the Lions past season check these links out:

Crabby scores top slot in ESPN’s 2009-2010 Athletes of the Year click here to see the complete list.

OC Register has high hopes for Crabby coming into a new season read the full article.

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67 Smiles This Christmas

This holiday season the JSerra community will put smiles on 67 children’s faces, and we couldn’t be happier. The Children of the Nations Club and Campus Ministry organized this years Operation Christmas Child Project, and with much gratitude to the JSerra community for your incredible donations and heart-felt support, together we were able to collect 67 boxes that will go to children in need around the world.

A special thanks to… All JSerra families that went out of their way to bring in toys and small items that will bring joy to a child’s life. All of the students that gave up their Friday afternoon to hand-pick out every small item, write a letter, and carefully wrap each box that will be special to every child. Francis Cabildo and all teachers that helped with this life-changing project.

Shop at Bloomingdale’s & Support JSerra

Support the JSerra Shepherd’s Financial Aid Program and get your Christmas shopping done at the same time.

You are invited to Shopping Works Wonders at Bloomingdale’s, Fashion Island on Saturday, December 11 from 9am-10pm.

10% of the sales from your total purchases during this event will be donated to JSerra. When your shopping is complete, simply present your receipts at the redemption desk on Level One in Fashion Store or Gift Wrap in the Fashion or Home Store.

Pre-sales start December 3 by appointment only with Rachael Dickens, At Your Service Personal Shopping Manager. Pre-Sale allows you to choose the items prior to our event and to work with Rachael for all your shopping needs. Call today for an appointment with Rachael at 949-729-6624 or 949-374-3716.