Dustin Goetz Commits to Concordia University

Dustin Goetz
Dustin Goetz

Congratulations to Dustin Goetz for committing to play volleyball as an eagle at Concordia University. 

“I am excited to have the opportunity to play volleyball in college. I didn’t think that I would have the opportunity,” said Goetz. “I have been very fortunate to have had a great community at JSerra and I hope to find that same family-like community at Concordia.”

Goetz has played for the Lions as a center for four years, and would like to major in Communications, while at Concordia.

For more on the JSerra Volleyball team visit them on Facebook.

Carl Nolet Named OC Varsity Athlete of the Week

Carl Nolet, Senior
Carl Nolet, Senior

By Damien Calhoun, OC Varsity

Senior Carl Nolet, helped lead the Lions to finals of the Division 2 bracket of the Orange County Championships. JSerra went 5-0 in pool play in the tournament. Nolet has been a steadying force as the Lions have dealt with several injuries this season.

“I am very proud of these athletes. We have experienced much adversity this season and are coming together at the right time,” said Head Coach Tim Layton.  “Dusty, Carl and Connor had a great tournament and their leadership came through at some tough times.  Senior Chase Brannier and Kyle Smith made tremendous contributions that helped us throughout the tournament.”

To read more on the varsity volleyball team visit them on Facebook.

Boys Volleyball Coach Tim Layton honored as member of 
NCAA Championship Team

*Contributed by Chris Thayer

JSerra boys volleyball coach Tim Layton is traveling to Utah this 
weekend to be honored on the 10 year anniversary when BYU defeated top-
ranked UCLA to become the 2001 NCAA Division I Champions. Layton was a 
member of the championship team who finished with a record 23-4 and 
defeated UCLA 3-0 in the championship game.

Tim Layton, JSerra boys Volleyball Coach

“I’m really looking 
forward to the weekend and re-connecting with my former teammates.  It 
was a great year and it is a life long memory to know I was a part of 
this NCAA Championship team,” Layton said.

The team will be honored during the BYU 
vs. UCLA match on Saturday, February 5.  The reunion includes all of the players 
and coaches from 10 years ago including former JSerra boys volleyball 
coach, Troy Tanner.

Tanner was an assistant coach at BYU during this 
championship run.

 This reunion comes at a time when Coach Layton is gearing up for the 
2011 volleyball season.

“I’m excited about this season. The boys 
have been working hard in the off-season doing strength training, 
playing club volleyball and improving their conditioning.  We should 
field a competitive team this year and I’m ready for the season to 
begin.”