JSerra Nips Palos Verdes in Statement Game

IMG_2539In an exciting four quarters of lacrosse, the Lions added one more “W” to their record this season (9-2), but this one was special as they topped previously Southern CIF top-ranked Palos Verdes on their home field, 8-7. JSerra decided to play only one game over the spring break and Coach Harrison’s decision paid off.

The young Lions squad was given a few days off to relax and enjoy their break. Palos Verdes was the Los Angeles County Champions last year and they started this season where they left off last season. They entered the game with an undefeated record of 9-0, outscoring their opponents by an average of 8 goals per game.

The Lions came out of the box with junior midfielder Brenden Lynch (2 goals, 1 assist), scoring in the first two minutes of the game answered by the Sea Kings senior Team Captain Augie O’Hern (1g, 1a).  The rest of the first half was a true battle going into half time tied 4-4. Lions senior midfielder Cole Schleppy (1g), sophomore midfielder Jake Schleppy (2g) and freshman attack Anthony DeMaio (2g, 1a) all putting one in the net.

To read the complete article click here.

For more on the boys lacrosse team visit them on Facebook.

Schleppy Brothers Carry JSerra Over Santa Margarita

Cole Schleppy '13
Cole Schleppy ’13

*Article by MAXLAXOC.com

The JSerra Catholic High School Lions, led by Cole and Jake Schleppy, made a loud statement about this year’s Trinity League race with a convincing 13-4 win over the Santa Margarita Catholic High School Eagles. Tied 3-3 at half time, the Lions scored three quick goals to open the third quarter and then ran away from the Eagles.

The game opened with Santa Margarita controlling possession of the ball for most of the first quarter but struggling to points on the board. Meanwhile, the Lions capitalized on their first real opportunity of the game when Yuta Murata scored at the 3:00 minute mark of the first period to put the Lions up 1-0.

The Eagles responded with goals from Wes Schuler (unassisted) and Cullen Bock (assist Hayden Ruiz). Ruiz opened the second quarter with an unassisted goal to make it 3-1 at 8:15 of the second. Then the Schleppy brothers took over the game.

Jake Schleppy
Jake Schleppy

Cole ripped one into the far top corner as ran to his right at 8:15. About a minute later, younger brother Jake showed that the apple does not fall far from the tree as he scored on a near carbon copy to close out the half at 3-3.

The Lions opened the second half with a vengeance with four goals in the first three minutes. Freshman Anthony De Maio got it started with an assist from Jake Schleppy. Then it was Jake, Cole, and Jake again, all unassisted to make it 7-3.

To read the complete article click here.

Watch all the highlights here.

Five JSerra Athletes Sign Collegiate Letters of Intent

Congratulations to JSerra’s  five athletes for making their commitments to play collegiate sports. Read below for commitment details and more on each athlete.

John Montgomery –Eastern Michigan—Baseball

After looking at schools like UC San Diego, Holy Cross, and Santa Clara Montgomery decided that Eastern Michigan University is the right fit.

“Having the opportunity to play for Eastern Michigan means a lot to me. Because of all my hard work I know I’m going to college and I’m getting a quality education, getting my degree in business is my ultimate goal,” said Montgomery. “I know I’m making my family proud and I get to pursue baseball, I couldn’t be happier.”

Dane McFarland—Oregon—Baseball

Dane McFarland a senior from JSerra, committed to Oregon as a right-handed pitcher and outfielder after being named the 73rd best high school player by Baseball America.

“I chose Oregon because of the great coaching staff and the environment out there. I know this is where I am meant to be and I can’t wait to get out on the field in Oregon. I owe a lot to Coach Kay for developing me as an athlete and student,” said McFarland.

Cole Schleppy—Providence College –Lacrosse

Cole Schleppy signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse for the Friars at Providence College next year, as Coach Harrison’s first athlete to sign since his tenure at JSerra.

“Providence is the right fit for me, with the small size and location I look forward to moving out the Rhode Island. I’m ready to bring all my hard work to the team, since I have been playing since fourth grade I feel like I’m ready,” said Schleppy.

Amy Buff—CSU Monterey Bay—Volleyball

Amy Buff committed to playing collegiate volleyball at CSU Monterey Bay, as a senior at JSerra, without having any doubts.

“I didn’t need to look for a school to go to, I knew CSUMB was the right fit for me. My choice was easy, with the coaching staff having chosen me it made me feel like all my hard work paid off in a highly competitive sport, it’s my dream to be here,” said Buff.

Madison Myers-Cook—George Washington University—Softball

JSerra senior, Madison Myers-Cook committed to George Washington University to play softball, after looking at Boston College and Villa Nova.

“My goal has always been to play Division l softball and I finally made it, and I couldn’t be happier. This is a special moment,” said Myers-Cook.

To see the complete album of commitments click Signing Day. 

Boys Lacrosse Ranked in Top Ten by OC Varsity

*By Tim Burt, OC Varsity

The Lions, under first year coach Kyle Harrison, would like to make a run at the Trinity League title after finishing second last year with a 4-4 record and 10-7 overall mark. More than half of the varsity team is made up of excellent freshman players, according to Harrison. The team is led by a solid group of upper classman including five all-league players from last year.

The players include junior midfielder Cole Schleppy, senior defender Troy Janikowski and sophomore attack Mitch Kingsley, who were all-first team all-league players. Kingsley is a transfer from Santa Margarita. Other top players include senior midfielder Hunter Kimpler and senior goalie Ryan Suttle, who were both second team all-league players last year. JSerra is also counting on big years from junior midfielder Loren Ortega and sophomore attack Chase Janikowski.

Business Magnet Attends FBLA Sectionals

 JSerra’s Business Magnet Students had the opportunity to attend their first  Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Southern Section Leadership conference at Fullerton College.

Guest speakers at the event included, Nathan Nguyen, a entrepreneur and former FBLA member who became a millionaire while he was an undergraduate student at the University of Southern California, and Gahram Kand, owner and founder of the Law Offices of Gahram Kang, a Professional Law Corporartion.

The students’ hard work and dedication throughout the year paid off, resulting in 17 medalists, and three competitors that will move on to the state competitions April 19- 22 in Irvine. Competing in the team event category of entrepreneurship, Zach Wonzniki and Frank Sundstedt proved to be a good match, qualifying for state. Kristjan Thordorson received second place and will also be going to state to compete in the category of computer problem solving.

The individual event medalists list is as follows: Chase Anderson – Business Law, Saba Sahmoedini – Intro to Business, Giovanna Hughes – Intro to Business, and Adam Molina – Personal Finance. Medalists for the team events include Mark Ikalowych and Cole Schleppy – Marketing, Lauren and Montana Cooper – Business Management Decisions, Stuart Young, Max Gamperl, Johnathan Fabulich, and Robert Charles – Parliamentary Procedures, Max Palmer and Cody Dupuis – Global Business.

For more information on JSerra’s Business Magnet Program click here.