Lions Baseball Ranked Top Ten by OC Varsity

Pitcher/shortstop, Trevor Charpie

Baseball season is in full swing, and OC Varsity has ranked this seasons contenders. JSerra rounds out the top ten ranked eighth for the start of the Spring season.

To see the complete list click OC Varsity.

For more on Lions Baseball click here.

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. 

JSerra Baseball Hosts First Annual Boo! Fest

Check out all the photos and entertainment from the Spooktacular scrimmage at the JSerra field from Halloween, click the photo above for more or visit JSerraCHS on Facebook, and follow @JSerraAthletics on Twitter.

See what the LA Times had to say about JSerra Baseball here.

David Eugenio looks to make a name for himself

David (right) and Casey (left) Eugenio played Pop Warner Football together.
David Eugenio plays football, just like his older brother.
He’s made the principal’s list every year, just like his older brother.
He hopes to play collegiate football, just like his older brother.
But the incoming JSerra freshman, 14, says he is not his older brother.
He plays baseball, unlike his brother; idolizes a quarterback (his brother likes a running back); and his celebrity crush is not a professional athlete.
JSerra Blog sat down with David as he finished his last day at JSerra summer training camp.
Summer plans:
My family and I are going to Las Vegas for a little vacation. I just finished baseball camp with Coach Brett Kay, and I’m in the middle of football camp right now.
Any sports-related injuries?
I have been fortunate enough not to have any injuries yet.
Do you ever feel like you’re in your brother’s shadow, since he is older and has found success in football?
No, not really. We played Pop Warner football together as kids, and it was a lot of fun. It really brought us closer together, actually. He supports and encourages me and I do the same for him. We may be competitive on the field, but at home we’re just brothers.
Do you find it hard to play both baseball and football and still be able to keep your grades up, being on the Principal’s List?
It gets tough, but it’s nice that they are opposite seasons at JSerra. So we’ll see, I guess.
What’s the craziest thing you have ever done?
The craziest thing I have ever done is tubing behind a boat at 60 mph out on the lake.
TV show: Fantasy Factory
Food: Fried chicken
Animal: Bear
Movie: The Hangover
Car: Maybach
Pro athlete: Tom Brady
Celebrity crush: Selena Gomez

JSerra Catcher Austin Hedges signs $3 million contract with Padres

Former JSerra catcher Austin Hedges, considered by many to be the best prospect at his position in a decade, signed a $3 million deal to play for the San Diego Padres, according to reports this week.

Hedges, who had planned to play at UCLA, signed at the deadline, according to a report in the North County Times.

He was represented by Scott Boras, whose son played with Hedges on JSerra’s baseball team.

For more, read the NC Times story here.

Hedges’ first day out on the Padres field are captured here:

Padres sign draft pick Hedges

Hedges visits the booth

Hedges and Ross’ first pitch

Getting to know Frater David

JSerra Blog sat down with Fr. David to chat about his career and his love of the L.A. Dodgers.

Fr. David is passionate about the Dodgers.

How many years have you been teaching at JSerra? I have been teaching at JSerra going on two years. But I have been a teacher for twelve years already; how time flies.

What subject do you teach?

Religion at JSerra and U.S. history at St. Michael’s Prep High School.

What is your favorite topic to cover during the year?

Original sin and the war for Southern independence.

Were you involved in any clubs in high school or college?

Tactical studies rules club, journalism club, young capitalists of America, computer programmers anonymous, anti-communist league and the Richard Nixon club.

What do you hope to accomplish before you retire?

I want to play catch with Pete Rose.

What was your first job?

I was a freelance photographer for the local community newspaper.

What was your favorite high school memory?

Graduation was my best memory, nothing beats hearing your name and walking across the stage.

What was your childhood dream job? 

I wanted to be a movie projectionist. Getting paid to watch movies for the rest of my life? Yep.

If you could live in any time period other than now, what would it be?

Three hundred and twelve years from now.

Who or what inspired you to become a teacher?

Father Guido Sarducci was my inspiration.


Food: Chinese

TV show: Japanese game shows

Animal: Rhino (I want to hunt and kill one before I die)

Sports team: The Dodgers! (The only MLB team actually located in Los Angeles.)

Color: Dodger blue

Vacation spot: Chavez Ravine Vacation Resort

Sports team: The Hong Kong Cavaliers

Author: Stan Lee

Favorite band: Dr. Demento

Celebrity crush:

As a kid, the car from “Mad Max”—the last of the V-8 Interceptors.

Fun facts & random acts:

For my former freshmen students: I am enjoying yet another hot, steamy bowl of rabbit stew. Mmmmm … good.

JSerra Alum Corey Miller is a Homerun at Pepperdine

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.

To read the official press release click Waves.