JSerra Ice Lions Win All-Star Game

2013 All-Star Teams
2013 All-Star Teams

One could not have anticipated what was to come as the 2013 high school All-star team walked out onto the frigid ice at the Honda Center. Nine athletes from JSerra competed in both the junior varsity and varsity levels, along with their coaches Jean Labbe and head coach Mike Perkins.

With much anticipation surrounding the game the Lions joined forces with student-athletes from Santa Margarita, Servite, Orange Lutheran, Edison and Corona del Mar high schools.

Junior Varsity All-Stars included: Jake Lauricella, James Barrett, Zach Fiedler, Anthony DeMaio, Brendan Pagani, Max Johnson, Evan Plotnik, and JSerra coach Jean Labb.

Varsity All-Stars included: Tanner Richardson, Nick Inserra, Chase DiBari, and JSerra head coach Mike Perkins.

“The opportunity to be a part of the ADHSHL All Star Games at the Honda Center is a great experience for everyone involved,” said Coach Perkins. “Our JSerra players who participated in this event represented our school, our program and their families very well.”

With the help of DiBari scoring a goal the varsity ‘Black Team’ won the All-Star game on The Anaheim Ducks home ice 5-2.

See the Ice Lions in action at Anaheim Ice February 8-10 for the SoCal High School Weekend.

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JSerra Catholic High School Girls Basketball Coach Wins 100th Game

photo-6*A Press Release from JSerra CHS 

JSerra Catholic girls basketball Head Coach Mary Rossignol wins record 100th game.

Early in the Annual Oaks Christian Christmas Hardwood Classic the Lady Lions 65-24 win against Newberry Park became Rossignol’s record 100th win with JSerra Catholic High School.

“As a coach winning is great, but to hit a milestone like this is something you never forget,” said Rossignol, JSerra girls head coach. “It has taken time, commitment and hard work but it has all been worth it. I’m proud of the progress that has been made in our program.”

“Mary has been an integral asset to the athletic program at JSerra and to the girls’ basketball team,” said Dave Lawn, JSerra Athletic Director. “Her ability to transform the program into a highly ranked team in the toughest league in the nation was no small task.”

During Rossignol’s six years at JSerra as head coach, the girls have progressed to become second in the Trinity League and fifth in Orange County. Jourdan Banks (’07) became the school’s first student-athlete to be accepted to an Ivy League university and became team captain of the University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball team.

The highly ranked team also prides itself on giving back to the community regularly. The girls host the Junior Special Olympics on campus as well as visiting the Irvine Cottages Senior Living Center throughout the year.

“It has been an honor to coach at JSerra, to be able to lead such great student-athletes with the commitment and dedication to each other and the selfless people. They are amazing!” said Rossignol. “I am also fortunate to have the support of an amazing coaching staff that give so much of themselves.”

Be sure to save the date for the PAW Showcase, sponsored by Pacific Athletic Wear (PAW), Gatorade and Eastbay, coming to JSerra, February 2, 2013 showcasing girls top teams in Southern California.

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Lady Lions Top Their Competition

Coco Miller
Coco Miller

JSerra Lady Lions are soaring above the competition. With a 15-4 season and a top 20 ranking in the state, the Lady Lions are a force to be reckoned with.

After a 74-10 victory of the Santa Margarita Eagles, the Lady Lions move forward confident about facing off against the Orange Lutheran Lancers, Thursday, January 17.

The Lady Lions 5-10 guard, Coco Miller has been named to the top Orange County shooters list. With flashes of being a big scorer as a freshman, Miller has continued to develop as a sophomore. Miller is fearless from beyond the 3-point arc,  a trait usually possessed by the best shooters.

Another standout player is senior point guard August Touchard. This senior creates offense for herself and her teammates with her drives to the basket. Touchard is a huge reason why the Lions are contenders for the CIF-SS Division 4AA title.

August Touchard
August Touchard

“The success our team has been having this season is a direct result of their hard work and dedication, to earning a championship,” said Head Coach Mary Rossignol. “Everything is a team effort, and we have a great coaching staff to thank for helping shape the team.”

For more information on the Lady Lions visit them on Facebook.

JSerra delivers from distance to top Santa Margarita

Jonnie Vassar making a slam-dunk as fans look on.
Jonnie Vassar making a slam-dunk as fans look on.

By Devin Ugland, OC Varsity

JSerra connected on 12 3-pointers, including five from Devon Pflueger (19 points), in posting a 75-51 Trinity League victory over Santa Margarita on Friday night at JSerra High.

“We really shot the ball well,” JSerra coach Joedy Gardner said. “We try to stay disciplined when running our (offense), and I thought we did that tonight.”

The Lions (11-4, 2-2) looked determined to put together a good performance in front of their standing-room-only crowd from the outset as they used a 16-0 run to take a 25-13 lead at the end of one quarter.

Santa Margarita (12-7, 0-4) rallied behind Joe Furstinger (17 points) in the second quarter, trimming the JSerra lead to 30-20.

That’s the closest the Eagles would get for the remainder of the game as the Lions closed the half on an 11-2 run.

Gardner considered Friday’s game a chance for his team to get “back in the hunt,” and he asked his players to come out focused against Santa Margarita.

The “hunt” Gardner referred to is the one for the league championship, something that remains a tall order after the Lions dropped their first two league games to heavyweights Mater Dei and St. John Bosco.

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COX Game of the Week

478222_530212127007045_859050732_oJoin the Lions varsity basketball team as they take on the Santa Margarita Eagles in the fourth Trinity League game of the season.
The game will be broadcast on COX 3 as this week’s featured Game of the Week. All those in attendance will enjoy a great night of athleticism, community, and their chance to be on TV.
Lions be sure to wear your JSerra blackout T-shirts and spirit wear. In ‘n Out will also be serving up California’s favorite burgers from 7-9 p.m. outside the Pavilion for $5 each.
After the game JSerra students are invited to the first Sock Hop, held in the Pavilion. Admission is complimentary to all JSerra students.
Click the photo above to watch a preview for the game.

OC Varsity Athlete of the Week: Isabella Guerry

Isy GuerryBy Jason Eichelberger, OC Varsity
Isabella Guerry, a junior midfielder for the Lions, produced her first multi-goal match of the season, scoring both of her team’s goals in a 2-0 Trinity League opening win over Mater Dei.
Behind Guerry’s effort, the Lions beat the Monarchs for the first time since 2009 and extended their unbeaten streak to 13 straight matches (10-0-3). Guerry currently leads the Lions in both goals (six) and assists (six).
Catch all the action as the Lady Lions face off against Rosary Thursday, Jan. 10 at 3 p.m.
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Varsity Soccer Remains on Top as They Enter League Matches

soccer1By Jason Eichelberger, OC Varsity

The JSerra girls soccer team concluded the nonleague part of its schedule as one of the county’s hottest teams.

The Lions used that momentum to open Trinity League play with a big victory Thursday.

Junior Isabella Guerry scored two first-half goals to spark the Lions to a 2-0 victory over  Mater Dei in the league opener for both teams at JSerra High.

“We were really pumped up for this game because Mater Dei is a good team and we started out strong,” Guerry said. “We are becoming a stronger and closer team, and ultimately, our confidence level is continuing to rise.”

The Lions (10-2-3, 1-0) are undefeated in their past 13 matches overall (10-0-3), and have posted eight consecutive shutouts. Their unbeaten streak includes a tournament championship at the Bellflower Tournament and winning the Red Division title at the North Orange County Classic.

The victory also marked the first time JSerra has defeated Mater Dei (7-6-3) since a 2-1 decision on Jan. 29, 2009.

“We feel like we are a different team this year and these kids believe in themselves,” Lions coach Rick Young said. “The girls feel that they can compete with anyone and they fight for 80 minutes.”

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