Congratulations to Jonny Unterman for being named OC Varsity’s Athlete of the Week.
Unterman posted a 2-under-par 34 at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Course to help the Lions post a school record 181 in the victory against St. Margaret’s. He also posted a 2-under 34 at Santa Ana Country Club in a match against Mater Dei this season, giving him a 37.5 nine-hole scoring average.
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A key member for the Lions golf team, Michael Nowicki has also been a standout in his academics and around the school community. Nowicki is currently taking Intro to Philosophy, AP English/Language Composition, AP American Government/Politics, Intro to Film, Physics, Calculus, and Fundamentals and Principals of Radiographic Imaging.
Nowicki is a member of the school’s Habitat for Humanity Club, and is member of the National Honors Society and the California Scholastic Federation, with a 4.40 GPA.
Nowicki is also affiliated with the school’s Pre-Medical Professional Magnet Program, and will attend University of California Los Angeles next fall.
JSerra is a boys golf team filled with potential, having a the most talented lineup of players that Brian Schippel has had since he began coaching the Lions seven years ago.
The Lions still won, posting a 207-251 victory against the Saints, and are off to the best start in school history, improving to 6-3. But to compete in the Trinity League, the Lions have to find a way to get into the 180s.
“They are all good players and they work really hard to prepare. This is by far the most fun that I have had coaching,” Schippel said. “Now, it’s just a matter of learning how to win and have and have five solid scores. They have all done it. But as a group they haven’t done it.”
JSerra’s Brian Schippel mastered the game of golf and now takes on high school coaching as a Class A Professional Golf Association professional. JSerra Blog spoke with Schippel about his own high school memories and what keeps him motivated.
What is your favorite sports memory from high school/ college?
My favorite memory in high school was winning Sunset League all four years with the golf program. Scoring the first touchdown and getting the first interception against Servite in football.
What is your favorite coaching memory?
Anytime I see a player have success, I realize what a great job I have.
Did you play any sport professionally?
I play local PGA tournaments — nothing you would see on TV.
Who or what inspired you to reach your goals?
My father always said, “Winners never quit and quitters never win.”
What were your childhood career goals? Play professional golf.
What was your first job? Mobile DJ
If you were a super hero, who would you be? Anyone who could fly.