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Rugby

Rugby is a unique sport with a culture of honor and respect for self, teammates, coaches, opposing teams and referees that transcends any other American sport. JSerra Rugby Football Club was formed in 2015 to provide an opportunity for JSerra athletes to learn the sport and culture of rugby and to gain exposure to potential scholarship opportunities at the collegiate level.

Rugby is a club sport within the Athletic department and competes in the Southern California Youth Rugby (SCYR) Association high school division. While not currently a California Interscholastic Federation sport, there are many people are working to get rugby CIF approved within the next few years.

RUGBY 2018-2019

Rugby is a winter sport: 3 day/week practices start at the beginning of November, the first competition is in early December, and games are played Friday night (or Saturday) through the beginning of February. Championship playoffs are completed before the end of February.


To request more information , contact Head Coach Louis Mosconi at lmosconi@jserra.org or 714.360.7216.


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COACHES

The JSerra Rugby coaches are extremely passionate about growing the sport of rugby by creating challenging opportunities for youth players as well as preserving the culture and traditions of rugby for all to experience. In addition, distinguished guest coaches will be brought in to assist with specific skill sets for specific training sessions.

LOUIS MOSCONI - HEAD COACH

Coach Mosconi has over 25 years combined experience as a club rugby player, youth rugby coach, and club administrator. He began his rugby career with the Men's Div. II Woodlands Rugby Football Club in Texas where he played for many years. In later years he played senior-level rugby with Woodlands RFC Deadwood and Monmouth NJ Old Boys. During the club rugby season he provides coaching to support to the South OC Rhinos U14 and San Clemente Gators U18 teams.

NICK SARRIS - ASSISTANT COACH

Coach Sarris is an alumnus of JSerra ('07) as well as the University of Arizona, where he played in the Backs for Dave Sitton and the historic Arizona Wildcats Rugby Club. Some of his team accolades include the Elite Eight in 2010, third place finish in the Collegiate Rugby Championship in 2011, and an impressive second place finish in the 2012 Collegiate Rugby Championship. Along with playing with and against many current USA Eagles, Nick was the Vice President and Head of Fundraising for the Wildcats. Nick brings a vast knowledge of Rugby 7s and 15s to the JSerra Program.

Lawrence Losinsky, Assistant Coach

Born in Durban, South Africa, Coach Losinsky has been involved in rugby for 40 years as both a player and coach. He is currently the Director of Coaching for the South OC Raptors Youth Rugby Club. He played high school rugby for Glenwood High School (currently the #1 Ranked Rugby School in South Africa) and his playing career includes: SA Military U20 and Men’s teams (All Military team selection), Lowveld U23 Provincial team, Glenwood Old Boys U20 and Men’s teams, London New Zealand men’s team, Boston Rugby Club (New England All Stars select team), and Huntington Beach Rugby Club and Old Boys.

For more information on JS Lions RFC, contact Head Coach Louis Mosconi at 714.360.7216 or louis.mosconi@jserra.org.

Roster

# Name Grade
Addison Barrette 10
Caden Blyth 12
Aiden Byrne 10
Garrett Geoghegan 11
Jacob Gosselin 12
Corbin Jacques 11
Finn Marshall 10
Cole McCutcheon 12
Ryan Meany 11
Christiaan Mosconi 12
Ian Munro 10
Shawn Nielsen 12
Michael Ramirez 12
Zachary Round 12
Emanuelle Stewart 10
Lachlan Treister 10

OUR CORE VALUES

  1. Christian Values & Character are first always
  2. We will represent JSerra HS with honor and pride at all times.
  3. We are humble in victory and graceful in defeat.
  4. We will not criticize the referees.
  5. We will not talk down or belittle our opposition.
  6. We will not cheer in response to a big hit.
  7. We trust our coaches, team mates, ourselves, and the match officials.
  8. We consistently give 100% effort at practice and in games.
  9. We are always positive — never encouraging criticism of teammates.
  10. We are mates — brothers on and off the field.