On the Sidelines: 2012 Spring Sports Wrap Up & Team USA

Stars & Stripes

Stanley Johnson, who just completed his sophomore year at Mater Dei, has been named to 2012 USA Men’s U17 World Championship Team.  The 12-player team, announced by USA Basketball, will train through June 20 in preparation for the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship.  The event, which has the USA team scheduled to open against Australia, will take place in Kaunas, Lithuania from June 29 to July 8.  The top four teams in each group will advance to the quarterfinal medal round with the championship game set for July 8.

Spring Sports Postseason Wrap-Up

Baseball
Won the inaugural National High School Invitational in Cary, NC…placed second in the Trinity League with a 13-2 record…lost to eventual champion Newbury Park in the CIF-SS Division 1 semifinals, 5-3…finished the season with a 24-6 overall record and ranked #4 in state by MaxPreps and #17 in the country by Baseball America…Senior Ty Moore was his team’s MVP and the Trinity League MVP…Moore was also selected to the Los Angeles Times All-Area team as well as being named the Orange County Register Player of the Year and CIF-SS Division 1 Co-Player of the Year…Capping off his postseason accolades, Moore was the recipient of the Gatorade California State Player of the Year and the Cal-Hi Sports State Player of the Year…Jeremy Martinez, a junior, was named to the Trinity League First Team, the Orange County Register First Team, and the All CIF-SS Division 1 Team…Ryan McMahon, a  junior, and Austin Monte, a senior, were members of the Trinity League First team…Senior Ryan Barr was joined by Austin Grebeck and Davis Tominaga, both juniors, on the Trinity League Second Team.

Golf (Boys)
Tied for first place in the Trinity League with a 9-1 record…placed second in the CIF-SS Southern Team Divisional and fifth in the CIF-SS Team Finals…Ranked #3 in the final Orange County Register poll…Seniors Andrew Namkoong and Camden Price shared their team’s MVP award…Senior Nico Mendoza, Sophomore Ryan Mendoza, and Namkoong earned Trinity League Second Team honors…Price was named to the Orange County Register First Team…Namkoong and Freshman Marcus De La Rosa were selected to the Orange County Register Second Team.

Lacrosse (Boys)
Suffered through a winless season…Paul Naimo, a senior, was selected as his team’s MVP…Freshman Oscar Gomez was a member of the Trinity League First Team and Senior Tecumseh Prietto earned Trinity League Second Team honors.

Lacrosse (Girls)
Won a share of the Trinity League Championship with a 5-1 record…lost 13-11 to Santa Margarita in the second round of the U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section Championships…Janelle Williams, a junior, was her team’s MVP…Chloe Silance, a junior, was selected as the Trinity League Offensive Co-MVP and Senior Milan Desamito earned the Trinity League Defensive Co-MVP award…Junior Marisela Sagarnaga-Guillean, Sophomore Eliana Galindo, and Williams were members of the Trinity League First Team…Brenna Landstrom and Stephanie Moran, both seniors, and Katrina Lim, a junior, all gained Trinity League Second Team honors.

Softball
Was the second place team in the Trinity League…advanced to the second round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs, losing a tough 4-3 decision at Esperanza…Senior Micaela Arizmendi was the team’s MVP…Nikki Udria, a junior, was selected the Trinity League Co-MVP…Arizmendi, Freshman Morganne Flores, and Tatum Schultz, a senior, were all members of the Trinity League First Team…Freshman Melissa Rochford as well as Seniors Amy Serven and Alyssa Yglesias were named to the Trinity League Second Team.

Swimming (Boys)
Finished in first place in the Trinity League, the first such championship in school history…placed seventh in the CIF-SS Division 1 Team Championships, the all-time second best finish for the Monarchs…Dylan Payne, a junior was chosen as the team’s MVP and the Trinity League Male Swimmer of the Year…Jon Walters, a junior, posted a school-record :56.64 in the 100 yard breaststroke…a school-record 1:33.38 was set in the 200 yard medley relay by Sophomore Justin Son, Jon Walters, James Walters, a sophomore, and Payne…Freshman Leopoldo Wiviott set a school record in 1 meter diving, accumulating 341.74 points.

Swimming (Girls)
Came in third place in the Trinity League…Placed 28th in the CIF-SS Division 1 Team Championships…Jiana Vargem, a junior, was named her team’s MVP.

Tennis (Boys)
Placed second in the Trinity League…went on the road in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs and lost to Westlake, 11-7… Justin Agbayani, a senior, for the third time during his high school career, was the Trinity League singles champion…Agbayani was honored as his team’s MVP…Agbayani advanced to the round of 32 in the CIF-SS Individual Championships.

Track & Field (Boys)
Went 5-0 in dual meets to win the Trinity League championship…finished in first place at the Orange County Championships…placed fifth in the CIF-SS Division 3 Championships…Senior Corey Hammond was honored as the team’s MVP and the Trinity League Running Events MVP…Hammond posted a 37.34 in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles, the best in school history…also in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles, Hammond was the CIF Masters Champion…Rick Martinez was named the Orange County Register Coach of the Year.

Track & Field (Girls)
Won the Trinity League championship with an undefeated 4-0 dual-meet record…emerged as the first place team in the Orange County Championships…finished as the runner-up to South Pasadena by a razor-thin two points in the CIF-SS Division 3 Championships…Senior Kara Caskey was honored as the team MVP… Sophomore Kau’ilani Miki-Han and Senior Madelyn Sando were both honored as Trinity League Field Events MVP…Caskey broke a school record in the discus with a throw of 140 feet 6 inches… with a time of 3:49.88, a school record was also set in the 1600 meter relay by sophomore twins Tara and Emma Radan, Lupe Medina, a junior, and Sophomore Ashlyn Rambo.

Volleyball (Boys)
Went 7-3 to finish second in the Trinity League…traveled to Santa Barbara and lost in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs…Senior Matt Lopez was named the teams’ MVP…Tucker Pikula, a junior, and John Zappia, a senior, were named to the Trinity League First  Team…Lopez and Grady Zant, a junior, received Trinity League Second Team.

Philip Bellomo, Director of Athletics

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