Trevor Charpie Commits to Tennessee

Congratulations to Trevor Charpie for his commitment to play baseball for the University of Tennessee this fall. Charpie is the first JSerra athlete to play for Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Charpie was also scouted by University of California, Irvine and Loyola Marymount University.

“I am excited for this great opportunity, and thankful to my family for their support and for my coaches for always pushing me to be the best athlete,” said Charpie.

Charpie was a key member in the Lion Nation and plans to major in Kinesiology while attending the University of Tennessee.

For more on the Lions Baseball Program, click here.

Juan Diego Top 50 Nominatee for Rudy Award

Juan Diego Temple

We are thrilled that Temple  is a Top 50 Semifinalist of the High School Football Rudy Awards. 

This program honors players who demonstrate character, courage, contribution and commitment, the exemplary values of football legend Daniel ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger, inspirational figure of the classic football film “Rudy”.

Academic scholarships totaling $25,000 provided by the Trusted Sports Foundation, will be awarded to the 12 Finalists.

A National Selection Committee chaired by Drew Bledsoe and Troy Aikman will determine the nation’s most inspirational players.

A “Fan Favorite” will be determined 100% by fan voting. This national award will be viewed by millions through our partnership with PARADE Magazine.


Important: There are three important actions that your friends, family and school can assist with to support your nominee.

Thank you for your time and support of your Semifinalist.

Marci Klimek

Inspireum

To VOTE click here.

For more info on how to show your support for Juan visit the JSerra Football Facebook page under “notes.”

Learn more by visiting:www.highschoolrudyawards.com.

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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

Jonavaughn Williams carves his own path

JSerra senior and varsity receiver Jonavaughn Williams is carving his own path this season. Williams, a standout player in the Edison Passing Tournament, already has been featured in the L.A. Times for his ability to run plays, catch and execute patterns on a consistent basis. He was also a star at this year’s USC Nike Football Camp.

Williams sat down with JSerra Blog to talk about his successes and his future in football. Here is more about JSerra’s leading receiver.

What made you choose JSerra?

I actually came to JSerra to play for the basketball team; now I play football and I love it. I tried football three years ago and have been hooked ever since. I found that it was more fun for me and I get to hit people with a purpose. It kind of gets my adrenaline going, making me more defensive.

Summer plans:

I’m really excited about going to Mississippi for a family reunion later this summer. I also went to check out some really great schools: Stanford, Berkeley, USC, UCLA and Oregon — all schools I dream of playing college ball at.

What did you like best about the JSerra Football camp?

We have the best coaches. Coach Hartigan has really helped me improve on my skills to make me a more competitive player. I also really like the challenge of playing in the most competitive high school league.

What’s the craziest thing you have ever done?

Night snorkeling in Catalina. It was so crazy and so much fun. I don’t think I will ever forget that.

Best summertime memory:

Family vacations are always my favorite. No matter where we go it’s just about fun with my family.

Sports-related injuries:

I actually got kicked in the head by my own teammate. He was punting and as I tried to block him he kicked me in the head and gave me a concussion.

Favorites

TV show: “That ’70s Show”

Restaurant: Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles

Animal: Penguin

Color: Red

Sports team: Lakers & Saints

Sport:  Football

Dream car: Lamborghini Murcielago

Athlete: Kobe Bryant

Celebrity crush: Alex Morgan, U.S. Women’s Soccer team

Football: Jonavaughn Williams is headed for big things

By Eric Sondheimer, LA Times

I had never seen receiver Jonavaughn Williams of JSerra play football until Saturday. Now I’m a big fan. He can catch, he can run, he can execute patterns.

When he was going against Westlake in the Edison passing tournament, the Warriors smartly put all-star junior cornerback Dashon Hunt to cover him all over the field, and what a matchup it was. Hunt got his share of deflections, but Williams was tough to stop.

Both should end up with scholarships from Pacific 12 Conference schools.

On another note, Long Beach Poly coaches were praising JSerra junior cornerback Logan Bartlett, who more than held his own against Poly’s terrific group of receivers.

Here’s video of the Williams-Hunt battle.

Join JSerra’s Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament Saturday

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Come out Saturday, May 7th for a night of poker to help support JSerra’s growing Athletic Department, at the JSerra Pavilion.

Registration begins at 5:30
Tournament begins promptly at 6pm
$75 buy in for the night

The 1st-9th place winners all get great prizes, including a 6 day/5night stay at The Kauai Aloha Cottage in Hawaii.

For more information please contact Jim Hartigan at jhartigan@jserra.org

*Must be 21+ to participate