In an electrically-charged Meruelo Athletic Center, highlights from the recently held Fall sports all-school rally included:
Each of the six varsity level teams was introduced to the student body:
- Tennis (Girls) and Head Coach, Dana Bozeman
- Cross Country (Boys and Girls) and Head Coach, Rick Martinez
- Golf (Girls) and Head Coach, Ollie Martin
- Volleyball (Girls) and Head Coach, Adam Cutrell
- Water Polo (Boys) and Head Coach, Chris Segesman
- Football and Head Coach, Bruce Rollinson
A Sweet Serenade
With the student body’s chant of “USA, USA, USA…” serving as the backdrop, Mater Dei baseball player, Jeremy Martinez, was recognized. Martinez, a senior, played on the United States 18U baseball team which competed in the World Championships this past summer. Traveling to Taiwan and South Korea, Martinez helped lead his team to the gold medal, our country’s first in 14 years for this particular age group. In nine games, Martinez hit .355 with 10 RBI and five doubles. With this latest accomplishment, Martinez is now the recipient of three gold medals in international competition.
What Moore Can You Say?
Ty Moore, class of 2012, had his baseball jersey retired. In the aftermath of his senior season, Moore’s accolades included:
- Gatorade California State Baseball Player of the Year
- CIF-SS Co-Player of the Year
- Cal-Hi Sports Player of the Year
- Orange County Register Player of the Year (he was also the recipient of this award in 2011 as a junior)
As a sophomore, Moore played on Mater Dei’s 2010 CIF-SS Division 1 championship team, coming on in relief of Cory Hahn to preserve a perfect game against Dana Hills for the title. As a three-year varsity player, Moore posted a 23-5 won-loss record on the mound and batted .444 with seven home runs and 83 runs batted in. Moore now moves on to continue his baseball career at UCLA.
Philip Bellomo, Director of Athletics