Sam Phillippi, 2016 Second-Team All Ivy, is one of the many current Penn standouts to hail from Southern California. Phillippi, along with defensive backs Riley and Connor O'Brien and quarterback Nick Robinson, all played at California powerhouse JSerra Catholic High School.
Director of Campus Ministry Zach Eckert wrote an article for OC Catholic featuring Suness Jones '12, who was selected to represent the interests of young Catholics at a Vatican meeting on the upcoming 2018 World Synod on Young People.
The JSerra Cross Country teams once again showed why they're perennially considered one of California's top teams. Led by sophomore Anthony Grover and junior Peter Herold, the boys squad beat fifty-nine teams to win the overall boys title at the Laguna Hills Invitational last Saturday. Not to be outdone, the girls cross country team opened the season tough. All-State runner junior Nadia Tabriz led the squad, who finished ninth overall.
JSerra Catholic High School's second on-campus home Varsity Football game took place this past Friday, September 8 against Bishop Amat from La Puente, CA. Coached by former NFL player Pat Harlow, the team is now 3-0 having previously defeated Corona del Mar (45-24) and Alemany (48-27). Check out the highlight video!
Take 12 guys from the freshman football team, put them in a room with 37 handbells and a teacher, add a crash course in reading music and before you know it, they're making beautiful music. Kaitlin Wright of the Orange County Register visits JSerra to learn more about the school's first-ever handbell choir....
Caroline Kennedy has been named OC Register's Girls Volleyball Athlete of the Week. Kennedy earned the title for her 61 kills over three matches. The 6-foot senior outside hitter is team captain for JSerra, which last month won the Division 2 title at the Queens of the Court tournament.
Reporter Fred Swegles of the Orange County Register visited JSerra Catholic High School to take a sneak peek at the newly upgraded JSerra Varsity Home Field.
JSerra Varsity Football opened their 2017 season with a win against Corona Del Mar last Friday. Three-year starter Matt Robinson passed for 340 yards and senior Al Fisher rushed for 101 yards as the No. 9 Lions defeated No. 13 Corona del Mar, 45-27, in the debut of Coach Pat Harlow.
The JSerra Girls Varsity Volleyball team won the prestigious "Quest for the Crown" as they finished at the top of the 2017 Queen's Court Tournament this past weekend in Anaheim with a 9-0 record. The Lady Lions beat Aliso Niguel in a tight 3-set match in the semis and then went on to defeat Foothill 25-13 in the final.