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.
Every year the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) holds special awards to recognize PGA professionals in their area of expertise. This year JSerra’s head golf coach Brian Schippel, was awarded the 2011 Junior Golf Leader of the Year, for the Metro Chapter.
Nominated by a member of the PGA, Schippel then had to do a presentation held in front of the special awards committee, talking about skills, techniques, and more, before a PGA professional is awarded.
“I feel honored to be recognized by my peers for the work that I have done promoting the game of golf with the junior golfers in our area,” said Schippel.
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.