JSerra Signing Day 2014

We are always proud of our Lions. Every year, we see students reach their potential and show the world who they are as individuals. They are first and foremost students, but our Lions are also stellar in other aspects of their lives! We are so proud of the following students who signed their letters of intent to the universities of their dreams!

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Girls Basketball:

Megan House – Pepperdine

Coco Miller – University of California at Santa Barbara

JSerra CHS Blog_2014 Signing Day

Baseball:

Jake Pries – University of California at Los Angeles

Quentin Longrie – University of Southern California

Sam Cohen – University of California at Santa Barbara

Kyle Stewart – NAVY

Christian Molfetta – Stanford

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Swimming:

Karli Thuen – University of Arizona

Kaitlyn Albertoli – Stanford

Brittany Kahn – Duke

Sonia Wang – Harvard

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Boys Lacrosse:

Nick Georgagi – Colorado Mesa

Logan Olmsted – Colorado Mesa

Kennedy Solomon – UMBC

Yuta Murata – Colby College

James Yanes – Hofstra University

Jake Schleppy – High Point University

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Girls Golf:

Halie Lasken – Siena College

JSerra CHS Blog_2014 Signing Day

Congratulations! Always remember that everyone at JSerra will be rooting you on in your future endeavors. We know you will make us proud!

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Lion Pride!

Pettis Named as OC Varsity Athlete of the Week

PettisCongratulations to three-sport athlete Dante Pettis for being named as OC Varsity’s Athlete of the Week.

The versatile junior was the only county athlete to win two individual titles at the Orange County Championships. Pettis won the long jump (22-8¼) and returned later in the meet to win the 200 in a time of 21.84. Pettis is the current county leader in the 200 and has the county’s best long jump mark of the season under all conditions.

 

Three JSerra Athletes Commit to Play Collegiate Sports

(left to right): Claire Quinn, Anthony Hickey, Interim Athletic Dirctor Jim Hartigan, and August Touchard
(left to right): Claire Quinn, Anthony Hickey, Interim Athletic Dirctor Jim Hartigan, and August Touchard

JSerra athletes commit to play collegiate sports in Basketball, Soccer and Football.

“It is always an exciting time when students commit to play sports at the college level,” said Jim Hartigan, Interim Athletic Director. “Each student-athlete that signs has shown their dedication and hard work to their perspective sports, and JSerra wishes the best to each athlete.”

August Touchard a guard for the Lions, committed to play basketball at Grand Canyon University.

“Going to Grand Canyon is special to me. I have always wanted to Division l basketball. The basketball program has helped me grow as a person and as an athlete.”

Senior Anthony Hickey, a defensive lineman signed his letter of intent to play football at Wagner University in New York.

“Going to Wagner means a lot, I look forward to playing at a high level, and being a part of the winning program. The level of football at JSerra has helped me develop my skill set throughout my four years here.”

JSerra girls soccer also had Claire Quinn commit to play at Capital University of Ohio.

“I have always wanted to play soccer in college. I’m excited to experience another part of the country, and d what I love.”

About JSerra Catholic High School
Turning a decade old, JSerra Catholic High School has grown into one of the region’s top university preparatory institutions. Its graduates include National Merit Scholarship winners, Ivy League university students, Division I collegiate athletes and young adults committed to being a positive force in their communities. 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.

Miller Named to All-County Basketball Team

Sophomore, Coco Miller
Sophomore, Coco Miller

Coco Miller | Guard/Forward | 5-10, Sophomore

Season highlights: Miller was the OCVarsity.com freshman of the year last season and this season she moves up to first-team All-County after a sophomore year that saw her lead the Lions to a second-place finish in the Trinity League, the CIF-SS Division 4AA semifinals and the CIF Southern California Division 4 regional semifinals. She terrified opposing teams when she got hot from 3-point range. She had five games with four 3-pointers or more. JSerra played one of the toughest schedules in the county and Miller performed against all of the top teams. She scored a county-high 632 points.

Notable: Miller was the MVP of the Vernie Ford Classic and she made first-team All-Trinity League.

Quotable: Said JSerra coach Mary Rossignol: “Coco can score in so many different ways, (including) free throws, rebounds and put backs, steals, fast breaks and 3s. She sees the court so well and is an unselfish player. She will do whatever it takes for her team to be successful. Coco is a pleasure to coach and is a fine scholar-athlete.”

Season stats: 33 games, 19.0 ppg, 4 rpg, 3 apg

Touchard Leads JSerra into Regional Semifinals

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Point guard August Touchard is the lone senior on JSerra’s girls basketball team and she plays like she doesn’t want her season to end.

The rest of the Lions followed their team captain’s lead and defeated St. Paul of Santa Fe Springs, 55-32, to advance to the CIF Southern California Regional semifinals for the first time in school history Saturday at JSerra High.

It was another gutsy effort by Touchard, who hit her head on the hardwood after taking a hard foul and injured her calf in JSerra’s 60-52 victory over Mater Dei of Chula Vista in the first round.

“August got pretty beat up from the last game, so she has been in therapy pretty much all week,” Lions coach Mary Rossignol said. “She’s such a warrior. I mean, it’s just amazing to see her come out and fight and battle and just be an unbelievable teammate, because she’s hurting out there for certain.”

Touchard, who got worked on by a trainer immediately after the game, showed no ill effects from the injury the way she harrassed opposing players on defense, forcing turnovers that led to fast-break opportunities for the Lions. She finished with 11 points, six rebounds and six assists.

Sophomore Coco Miller had another strong performance, finishing with 24 points, seven rebounds and three assists.Courtney Vaccher had 12 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and two assists to help JSerra’s cause.

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Lady Lions Move to Next Round in State Championships

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Mater Dei of Chula Vista coach David Monroe kept screaming from the sideline, “Somebody get on that shooter.”

That shooter he was referring to was JSerra sophomore Coco Miller, and nobody from the Crusaders was able to stop her.

Miller finished with 26 points, including four 3-pointers, five rebounds and four assists, to help the Lions defeat Mater Dei, 60-52, in the opening round of the CIF Southern California Division 4 Regionals on Wednesday night at JSerra.

JSerra (24-7) avenged a 69-66 overtime loss to the Crusaders (20-7) earlier this season.

“We played them earlier in the season over Christmas and we lost to them in a tough overtime game,” Miller said, “so coming into tonight we had to give it all we had and play with our hearts.”

The first half went back and forth, but the Crusaders had a 28-27 lead at halftime after Kandiss Barber’s breakaway layup at the buzzer.

JSerra was able to build a six-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, and Miller sealed the victory with seven points in the final quarter.

JSerra point guard August Touchard turned in a gutsy effort. She injured her head and her ankle but never came out of the game, and she .

“I knew I had to step up especially when August got hurt,” Miller said.

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