Spring Athletics Gets a Fresh Look

Check out the all new JSerra Athletics Facebook pages. Customized to each of the 23 sports JSerra offers. You can easily find out game times, scores and stats to all our JSerra sports.

Great new features include:

Twitter feeds from JSerra athletics

-Customized player cards

-RSS news feed straight from the JSerra Blog

Event calendars, and more.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to be part of the action.

Swim

Volleyball

Lacrosse

Softball

Tennis

Baseball

Golf

Track & Field (Running Lions)

JSerra Choir Featured on Time Warner Cable

JSerra’s choral department sat down with Time Warner Cable’s Tiffany Liu to discuss their travel plans to New York City, their accomplishments, what it’s like to be part of an award winning choir, and what is still to come.

“They work hard, there’s a different standard and level of respect for the craft,” said Brian Dehn, JSerra Choral Director.

Click the photo to watch the complete interview.

JSPA Spiritual Committee Hosts Lenten Tea

Join JSerra’s Parent Association Spiritual Committee in a wonderful Lenten Reflection led by Rector Fr. Robert Spitzer, Friday, March 2. The Tea begins at 8 a.m. in the Center Room.

JSerra’s Carmelite Sisters will be present to talk about their role here at JSerra and their community. A catered breakfast will be served.

A wonderful opportunity to meet friends and prepare for the Lenten Journey.

Please RSVP to Susan Marchica 949-493-9307 or smarchica@jserra.org if you plan to attend.

JSerra Hires Former Hong Kong National Water Polo Player

*A press release from JSerra Catholic High School 

January 27, 2012—(San Juan Capistrano, CA)—JSerra Catholic announces the hiring of former Hong Kong National water polo player Paul Cruzan as JSerra’s new boys water polo head coach.

“We are excited to have Paul join the JSerra Aquatics program.  He has some innovative ideas about how to boost JSerra in the Trinity League and Division I water polo.  He will bring vibrancy to the program, and his work and educational experiences will help in mentoring the JSerra student athletes beyond the pool and into the real world,” said Julie Swail, JSerra Aquatics Director.

Cruzan is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley with a degree in business administration and a member of the National Cum Laude Society. Graduating number two in his class, Cruzan worked in Mergers & Acquisition at Morgan Stanley for over four years in New York and Hong Kong.

“Having such an accomplished athlete and well educated coach added to our staff, will help develop balanced athletes in and out of the classroom, and we look forward to utilizing Paul’s experience to the fullest,” said Dave Lawn JSerra Athletic Director.

Cruzan has been a member of Cal Berkeley, Hong Kong National, and Annapolis National Junior Olympic gold medalist water polo teams. With over twenty years of experience. Cruzan brings widespread knowledge and experience to the JSerra aquatics program.

“I am extremely excited to become a part of JSerra’s aquatics program and hope to contribute to it’s tradition of excellence. I look forward to sharing my passion for water polo and swimming with JSerra athletes,” said Cruzan. “My goal is to create a fun yet challenging environment in which each of our players can reach their fullest potential, and I can’t wait to get started.”

The news comes after the varsity boys water polo team finished their season with 18-11 placing second in the Trinity League, with seven scholar athletes. 

About JSerra Catholic High School

Just nine years old, JSerra Catholic High School is quickly becoming one of the region’s top university preparatory institutions. Its graduates include National Merit Scholarship winners, Ivy League university students and Division I collegiate athletes. Located in San Juan Capistrano, the school features $110-million facilities, including a state-of-the-art $40 million athletic complex. For more, visit www.jserra.org.

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JSerra Varsity Hockey Wins Tournament

JSerra Varsity Ice Lions won the Valencia President’s Day Tournament in exciting fashion. After winning its preliminary games 4-0 (California Bears), 3-1 (Beach City Lightning) and 4-1 (Ventura Mariners) they faced the McKinney, TX Lightning in the championship game.

The Lightning opened the scoring in the first period with a short-handed goal. The Lions didn’t equalize the game until seven minutes remaining in the third period. The game stayed tied through a five minute overtime period and went to a shootout. After ten rounds of shootout the Lions were victorious.

“The team stuck together through a slow start and slowly built up some momentum,” said Head Coach Mike Perkins. “They found a way to get the job done, and represented JSerra well.”

The JV Lions went 0-1-2 in a tough AA division.

To find out more about the Ice Lions visit their Facebook page.

Gonzaga University Chooses JSerra Senior as Finalist

*Updated

Gonzaga University announces their finalists for the Ignatian Leaders Scholarship award, choosing JSerra senior, Sarah David as a top 40 finalist.

“I am so proud I was selected as a finalist and consider this an honor. I look forward to doing my very best in the competition and am excited that I will be able to interact with the students and faculty at this great school,” said David.

The finalist competition will be held March 10 at Gonzaga University with each finalist evaluated through a series or events that are left unknown until each finalist arrives for the competition weekend.

Each recipient of the scholarship will receive $5,000 a year while they are a student at Gonzaga.

The Ignatian Leaders Scholarship recipients will be honored at a reception in the Fall of 2012, hosted by the President of the University, the Dean of Admissions, the Director of the Ignatian Leaders Scholarship Competition and the Director or the Comprehensive Leadership Program.

“We are very pleased to extend this invitation to Gonzaga University for the ILS weekend,” said Michael Sass, director of ILSP. 

*Congratulations to Sarah David as she has been awarded the Ignatian Leaders Scholarship.