We are always proud of our Lions. Every year, we see students reach their potential and show the world who they are as individuals. They are first and foremost students, but our Lions are also stellar in other aspects of their lives! We are so proud of the following students who signed their letters of intent to the universities of their dreams this Spring!
Our Lady Lions had a 2014 volleyball season for the books! Their teamwork and determination landed them a win against Orange Lutheran and a spot in the Round 1 CIF game against Long Beach Poly. The girls went home with their first ever Round 1 CIF win, and the anticipation for Round 2 against Great Oaks was building for the team and fans. Unfortunately, their season ended there, but they made history for our school and JSerra could not be more proud!
Congratulations again to all of our seniors on a great last season, and to Kayla DeMari for signing with Hawai’i Pacific University. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for the graduating class and the rest of our amazing scholar athletes!
Every year, we see students reach their potential and show the world who they are as individuals. Our Lions are first and foremost students, but they are also outstanding in other aspects of their lives! We are proud of the following students who signed their letters of intent to the universities of their dreams in February 2015!
Ether Bustos – California State University at Fullerton
Ivan Canales – University of California at Irvine
Julian Font – University of California at Irvine
Aaron Matthews – Lindenwood University
Brody Barrett – Appalachian State University
D.J. Bailey – Harvard
Nick Robinson – University of Georgia
Sam Philippi – University of Pennsylvania
Tucker Squires – University of Chicago
Brooke Kunzelman – Air Force
Kayla DeMari – Hawai’i Pacific University
Congratulations! Always remember that everyone at JSerra will be rooting you on in your future endeavors. We know you will make us proud!
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.
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.
After recently hosting the U.S National men’s volleyball team at the JSerra Pavilion, the team took some time to meet with freshman Tim Vorenkamp. Read the touching story of a young man’s battle and future below.
It’s a day 15-year-old Tim Vorenkamp or his family won’t forget.
Thanks to the Orange County/Inland Empire Make-a-Wish Foundation, Tim, his parents and litte brother were able to attend the London Olympics to hang out with the U.S. men’s volleyball team.
Some members of the team were on hand at an Anaheim restaurant as the foundation made the teenager’s dream come true.
“It’s just amazing to be with people that you watch on TV and that you want to become when you’re older,” Vorenkamp said.
Tim has a rare form of cancer. He was 13 years old when he found a lump on his leg.
At the time, he was competing in the USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championship division. He’s now in remission but there is a 40 percent chance that the cancer will come back.
“He will never give up,” said his father.
“They asked me how is it to get to here as a mom when your child has cancer. There’s no words to describe it,” said his mother, Petra Vorenkamp.
To read the complete story on Tim and his journey to the 2012 London Olympics click Make-a-Wish.