JSerra Alum and Pepperdine University Freshman Corey Miller received a tribute as he was named to the West Coast Conference All-Freshman Team.
Miller, a reliever who appeared in 19 games, was at his best this season vs. conference opponents, ending the year with a 1.08 earn run average and 10 strikeouts. He also notched his first career save in a game at Portland, blanking the Pilots over the final three innings with a game-high of four strikeouts. Miller matched this strikeout total a second time verses Santa Clara.
Miller didn’t make his collegiate debut until mid-March, but started his career with 9.1 consecutive scoreless innings out of the bullpen, silencing the likes of Louisville, Coastal Carolina, Dayton, Cal Poly and BYU.
Pepperdine finished 2011 with an overall record of 22-34 and a 7-14 mark against the West Coast Conference. The Waves are currently in Italy, interspersing their sight-seeing schedule with games verses the Montepaschi Orioles Grosseto and Rome’s Nettuno Italian Baseball League. Pepperdine faced the Orioles on Tuesday night and will take on Nettuno on June 4.
Class of 2010 JSerra alumn, Miller, a three-year varsity letter winner and pitcher for head coach Brett Kay and helped lead the Lions to the 2009 Trinity League championship. Miller also received two coaches awards and two of his team’s Cy Young Awards, set the school’s record for most saves in a season with four.
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JSerra’s swim team had a season of many “firsts” in 2010. The list of accomplishments is long and impressive. The girls team finished third in the Trinity League, their highest finish yet. The boys team brought home the first team trophy in program history finishing third at the Murrietta Invite. 22 swimmers were recognized as scholar athletes.
Two JSerra swimmers – Daniel Early and Casey Mims – had particularly exceptional seasons. Early competed in the Masters High School meet on May 18, where e placed 15th overall. He achieved All-American Consideration in the 500 free, league titles in 200 free and 500 free, CIF Automatic times in 500 free, and CIF Consideration times in 200 free, just to name a few. Early has signed to swim at UC San Diego in the fall.
Mims won the league titles in 100 fly and 100 breast. She achieved new meet records in 100 butterfly, All-American Automatic times in 100 breast and 100 IM, All-American consideration times in 100 fly, CIF Automatic times in 100 fly, 100 breast, and 200 IM, and CIF Consideration time in 100 free. Mims was named Girls Swimming Athlete of the Week by the OC Register.
Sam Miller obtained CIF Automatic time in 100 back, as did the girls 400 free relay squad. The boys and girls 200 medley relay squads, girls 200 free relay squad, Hailey Chisholm (200 IM, 100 breast), and Kat Delaney (100 free, 100 breast) achieved CIF Consideration times.
Out of the water, the swim team collected over 1,000 pair of socks for the Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen in Santa Ana. The collection was presented to Loaves and Fishes by the team on March 27.
Congratulations to the JSerra swim team and Coach Mary McLaughlin for a fantastic 2010 season.