*Photos courtesy of the OC Register
Special Post by Principal Waszak
Christmas greetings! I hope that you are enjoying the Christmas break as you prepare for the upcoming festivities centered on the birth of our Lord. I also hope that you are able to stay dry and off the roads.
This morning the OC Register announced several all-county teams for the 2010 season. I am proud to announce that senior Katherine Delaney was named the outstanding female cross country athlete for the 2010 season AND Marty Dugard was recognized as the cross country coach of the year. This is a great honor for Kat, Marty, the JSerra athletic department, and the school. As you know, Orange County is blessed with great athletes, strong athletic teams, and great coaches. To be recognized as the cross country athlete of the year and the coach of the year is truly an honor. I do not recall if this is our first in either category – I believe that Brett was recognized as coach of the year in baseball and a JSerra soccer player may have been recognized as the athlete of the year – it represents a high level of achievement and it reflects the tremendous growth of the athletic programs.
I visited with the cross country teams in Mammoth back in August and I listened as they discussed their goals for the season. This honor recognizes Kat’s incredible talent and work ethic and Coach Dugard’s dedicated leadership as well as the team’s drive to achieve their goals. Kat, coach Dugard, and the entire team are to be congratulated for a great season filled with individual and team success.
Other awards and athletic honors this year include:
Juan Gutierrez was 2010 CIF Soccer Player of the year and OC player of the year. He also made the All America Team only 3 players from California.
Coach Davor was the CIF Soccer coach of the Year and OC Register Division I Soccer Coach of the year in 2010/2011 season.
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