JSerra Spring 2015 Signing Day

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 this Spring!

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Taylor Stephen – Providence College

Equestrian:
Haley Giddings – Texas Christian University

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Girls Water Polo:
Marina Daroca Bazan – San Diego State University

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Boys Golf:
Jonathan Unterman – Ave Maria University

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Boys Water Polo:
Zachary Slaughter – George Washington University 

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Cross Country:
Ashley Geisler – University of Nebraska
Victoria Yanco – University of California, Santa Barbara

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Football:
Ethan Aguayo – San Jose State University
Joseph Munroe – Adams State University

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Girls Volleyball:
Hannah Joyce – Whittier College

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Congratulations! Everyone at JSerra will be rooting you on in your future endeavors. We know you will make us proud!

Lion Pride!

JSerra Athletic Summer Camps Now Available

Trojan Legacy Continues With JSerra Alumnus

Carden after winning the 2011-2012 NCAA Water Polo Championships against UCLA.

Recent JSerra graduate, Macrae Carden lives the legacy of excellence as the Trojans take home the 2011-2012 NCAA Water Polo Championship.

JSerra Blog sat down with the high school All-American water polo player to talk more about the legendary four-time NCAA Championship win against local rival UCLA.

How did you get into Water Polo, and what is it about the game that you enjoy so much? 

My father played for Long Beach State and he directed me to the game, when I was 11. 
Water Polo is the toughest sport in the world, and I love the strategy it takes to be a competitive player.

How does playing at the collegiate level differ from the high school level?  The game is so much more faster and physical.

What was it like to win an NCAA championship your first year playing at the collegiate level? 

After we won the junior Olympics 21 and under national championship, I hurt my shoulder bad.  It took 6 weeks to re-hab to start shooting the ball again.  I was able to red-shirt this year and get another year in my eligibility.   We have a very strong team in 2012 and will be back playing for another championship.

How do you balance water polo and school? 

You need to learn how to schedule every minute of the day.  Organization is the key to the balance between Water Polo and school.

What is one piece of advice you would give to the students at JSerra?

The sooner you start being responsible for every decision you have to make in your life, the sooner you can start growing toward your goals.

For more news from the Trojan’s Water Polo program click here.

 

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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Crimson Pride Has Arrived

The Fall issue of JSerra’s Crimson Pride Magazine has arrived and has all the news, sports and events happening on campus.

This issue includes:

-Cover Boy Austin Hedges

-A commission by President Obama

-International travels, and much more

To view click Crimson Pride. 

Specialty Holiday Turkeys from Boys Water Polo

The Holidays are quickly arriving and JSerra Boys Water Polo is selling Specialty Holiday Free Range Diestel Turkeys, Certified Angus Prime Rib and Nueske Honey Glazed Ham.

We are excited about this opportunity to raise funds for our program.

Boys Water Polo greatly appreciates all your support and wishes you and your family a Wonderful Holiday Season.

Visit our Boys Water Polo website for more information on ordering your Thanksgiving Turkey and/or Holiday Prime Rib and Ham.

To order your Thanksgiving Turkey click here.

Soles 4 Souls a Success for Boys Water Polo

JSerra Boys’ Water Polo ran a charitable fundraiser for “Soles 4 Souls” Thursday, Oct. 20 during their Trinity League Game against Santa Margarita.

While playing 3 games in a span of 2 hours, the team was able to collect over 150 pairs of gently used and new shoes to donate.

They would like to thank all the wonderful donors, families, administration, teachers and friends that came to support them and “Soles 4 Souls”.

JSerra Boys’ Water Polo is fortunate to be a part of an incredible cause that reaches so many people in need.