Padre Athletics News Archives
Posted Friday, Sep 4, 2015
The Serra varsity football team fought hard with the De La Salle Spartans of Concord tonight in the annual night game but eventually fell to the score of 37-21. The Spartans started fast and jumped out to a 28-0 lead to end the first quarter. The Padres answered early in the 2nd quarter with a 22 yard TD pass from junior QB Leki Nunn to senior WR Brandon Monroe to tighten the score to 28-7. The Spartans answered back, however, to make the score 35-7 at half in favor of the Spartans. Sophomore QB Jack Damelio took over for Leki Nunn in the 2nd half and answered the call by throwing a 34 yard TD pass to senior RB Kelepi Lataimua to make the score 35-14. After a Spartan turnover, Damelio threw another TD pass of 55 yards to Lataimua to bring the score to 35-21. The Padres got the ball back once again but gave up a safety to make the score the final of 37-21. The Padre defense held stout in the second half, not allowing an offensive score. Look for the Padres in action again on Saturday September 12th as they take on the Notre Dame Knights of Sherman Oaks at home at Tom Brady Family Stadium. Game time is scheduled 2:00 p.m.
Posted Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015
Come out and support the Serra varsity football team as they take on the De La Salle Spartans of Concord in the annual night game on Friday September 4th at 7:00 p.m. Pre-sale tickets will be available at the following link-
The game will also be broadcast live at the following link:
Walk up admission will charged as follows:
Students w/o Student Body Card- $5.00
Students w/ Student Body Card (Serra students free)-$3.00
Senior Citizens (65 years and older)-$3.00
Kids under 12 years old- $2.00
Parking will be scarce so please do not block any of our neighbors' driveways or park in any red zones. San Mateo Parking Enforcement will be patrolling the area. Also, please help keep our neighborhood clean and do not leave any trash behind in the street. Additional parking will be availble at the Elks Club at the following address:
229 W. 20th Ave.
San Mateo, Ca 94403
Thank you and Go Padres!
Posted Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015
The Serra Padres varsity and junior varsity football teams will scrimmage Christopher High School at San Benito High School in Hollister on Friday Aug. 28th at 5:00 p.m. Admission will be charged as follows:
Senior Citizens- $2.00
Posted Friday, Aug 21, 2015
Hunter Bishop '16 selected to play in Under Armour All-American Baseball Game.
As Serra senior Hunter Bishop ran out to his center field position on a warm, August day at Wrigley Field in Chicago, he took a moment to take it all in. He had been named a starter in the annual Under Armour All-American game, a contest reserved for the most elite high school baseball prospects in the nation. Bishop was one of only four players selected from the entire West Coast. “Going to Chicago for the All-American game was the best experience of my life on the baseball field,” said Bishop. “It was amazing to play on a big league field in front of 10,000 fans. In my last at-bat, I thought about all the people who had stepped into that batter’s box.” Wrigley Field is one of the oldest baseball parks in the nation and has been home to the Chicago Cubs since 1916. Bishop went one for three in the game, with a single in his final at-bat.
Also an honors student and standout football player, Bishop has thrived since transferring to Serra for his junior and senior years. “I’ve had a great experience here at Serra. My teachers, coaches and teammates have been awesome.” Bishop has received numerous college scholarship offers from top programs including Cal State Fullerton, Cal Poly, Arizona State and the University of San Francisco.
Posted Friday, Aug 14, 2015
Congratulations to Serra grad Matt Grosey who received the honor of Goalkeeper of the Year in the Professional Development League for 2015. Please click the link below for more information.
Matt Grosey- GK OF THE YEAR
Posted Thursday, Jun 11, 2015
Congratulations to Serra senior Joe Kmak '15 who was named the San Mateo Daily Journal Boys’ Swimmer of the Year! Click here for complete story
Congratulations Joe on this outstanding accomplishment and Go Padres!
Posted Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015
Please click the link below to read the amazing article in the San Mateo Daily Journal on the Serra crew team and their success throughout the season:
Serra Crew Making A Name For Itself
Posted Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Six members of the Junipero Serra Lacrosse team have been recognized by West Catholic Athletic League, earning All League Nominations for the 2015 Season. Senior Goalie Gio Escobar, Junior Midfield Rory Uniacke, and Sophomore Attack PJ McGloin have earned spots on the 1st Team All WCAL, while Senior Midfield Joe Knightly, and Junior Defenders Ethan Pratt and James Silva have landed on the second team.
Finishing his career as the program's all-time leader in Saves (393), Save Percentage (58.8%) and Goal's Against Average (8.41), Gio Escobar, was an anchor for the Padres, leading the team to a 4-2 league Mark, 13-8 overall, while picking up his first ever League Playoff Win. He posted at least 10 saves or more in 15 of 20 contests, helping the Padres total their most wins in a season in program history.
Making the move to midfield for the 2015 Season, Rory Uniacke earns his first ever nod on the all-league team. His team leading 31 Goals was paced by several stellar league performances, posting multi-Goal games against Archbishop Mitty, Sacred Heart Cathedral, St. Francis and Archbisop Rhiordan, and posted at least 2 goals in 12 of 20 contests overall.
Quarterbacking the offense, McGloin had a breakout Sophomore Year, leading all Padres with 29 Goals and 46 assists. He posted at least one point in all but one contest on the year, and ranked in the top 10 for points in WCAL. He set a program record for Assists (10) and Points (11) in a game against Archbishop Rhiordan (4/20/15). This is his second time being recognized by the league, after earning All League Honorable Mention during his rookie season.
Senior Joe Knightly earns his first Lacrosse honor as a Defensive Midfielder and utility man for the Padres. Often the fastest player on the field, Knightly posted minutes on the team's top face-off unit, Man Down Unit and was the team's Top Defensive midfielder. His impact was most felt in transition, as he would help push the break for the Padres. He finished the year with 38 ground balls, 2 goals and 3 assists.
Junior Ethan Pratt had an exceptional Campaign for the Padres in 2015. Playing a hybrid Defender role, Pratt would often draw the opposing teams top offensive player. He was a force in the middle third of the field, averaging 4.75 ground balls per game, setting a program record for Ground balls (95) in a season. Pratt would also help on the offensive end, finishing the season with 8 goals and 3 assists in transition.
One of only two Three-Year Letterwinners for the Padres, Silva Started all 20 games for the Padres this season on the top defensive line. He marked each teams top attacker, and helped the Padre Defense stifle league competition. He forced multiple turnovers in 10 of 20 contests on the year, and secured 26 Ground balls for the Padres.
This marks the most players to receive bids on the All-League team for the Padres. Other Padres receiving votes were Sophomore Midfield Ian Schwaab, an all league Honorable mention in 2014; and Freshman Defender John Elliott Adams.
Posted Saturday, May 16, 2015
Congratulations to the Serra varsity baseball team who has received the #10 seed in the C.C.S. Open Division playoffs. They will take on the #7 seed Wilcox Chargers at Wilcox High School in Santa Clara on Wednesday May 20th. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. C.C.S. will be charging admission at $5.00 for everyone, kids 5 & under are free. Come out and support the Padres!
Click below for the full Open Division bracket:
CCS Open Division Bracket
Posted Monday, May 11, 2015
Posted Monday, May 11, 2015
After a nail-biting final dual meet at St. Francis on Wednesday that ended in a tie, and had the Padres finish tied for second in the WCAL dual meets, the Serra Track and Field Team competed at the WCAL trials at St. Francis High School on Saturday. The team qualified a strong contingent of athletes into Finals including Marcus Alvarez (long jump/triple jump), Kwami Jones (110m high hurdles/300m intermediate hurdles), Jordan Kenison (long jump/triple jump), Noriega Moffett (200m/400m), Armon Plummer (110m high hurdles/300m intermediate hurdles), Stefan Seul (shot put/discus), Isaiah Strong (shot put/discus) and Jorge Villanueva (shot put/discus) each in two events.
The frosh soph team also finished second in the dual meet standings after their convincing defeat of St. Francis on Wednesday. The team competed well Saturday and advanced their share of athletes into the finals. Multiple event qualifiers include Jack Allara (65m high hurdles), Brendon Carbullido (400m/long jump), Jovon Johnson (100m/200m), Sammy Nofal (long jump/triple jump), Obi Obodozie (100m/200m/long jump), Charlie Quinn (65m high hurdles/300m intermediate hurdles) and Josaiah Tafilele (shot put/discus).
WCAL Finals are Friday evening at St. Francis with field events beginning at 4:00 and running events starting at 5:00. The top 2 finishers in each varsity event automatically qualify for the CCS Semifinals or athletes can qualify by achieving an at large standard at WCAL Finals.
Click this link to see the full results from the WCAL Track & Field Trials:
2015 WCAL Trials
Live results will be posted during the meet on the following website:
Posted Friday, May 8, 2015
The Serra Padres Lacrosse team concluded the 2015 regular season with a hard fought 9-7 win over the St. Francis High School Lancers. With the win, the visiting Padres earned their 4th league win, to finish the regular season with a 12-8 record and a #8 Ranking in the Central Coast CIF (Source: Laxpower.com); concluding one of the biggest turn-a-rounds in recent Serra Athletics history.
It was a redemption game going in for the Padres, looking to deliver some payback against a team that ousted them during the first round of the 2014 playoffs. From the opening whistle, there was a feeling in the air that it was going to be a defensive battle – and it lived up to that in the opening minutes. Senior Goalie Gio Escobar (11 Saves) would be tested early, and turned away several strong chances by the Home team. The Lancers would strike first half way through the opening stanza, and then again several minutes later to jump out to a 2-0 goal lead. The Padres answered right back, on a stellar individual effort by Junior Midfield Rory Uniacke (3g). Sophomore Midfield Ian Schwaab (2g,1a) would add a tally to even the score during the closing moments of the 1st quarter.
Opening the 2nd quarter, the Padres scored quickly on Unaicke’s second goal of the night, to take a lead they would not relinquish. Schwaab, who had an exceptional night winning over 50% at the Face Off X, forced a fast break for a slick give and go with Sophomore Attack PJ McGloin (1g,2a), finishing the play for his second goal of the evening. The Lancers would answer, but a Uniacke score moments later would stop the home team from building any momentum. The Padres would build their lead on goals by Sophmore Attack Alex Beckert (2g), Junior Defense Ethan Pratt (1g, 7 GBs), and McGloin as they closed out the first half.
The Padres knew this would be a game of two halves, expecting the Lancers to come out fighting after the intermission. Taking advantage of miscues on the defense end and timely penalties, the Lancers would claw their way back to within one by the end of the period. Heading in to the fourth, much like they have done all season, the Padres continued to battle – overcoming adversity head on to stop the host Lancer’s momentum, and hold them scoreless for the final frame. A timely goal by Beckert’s would add a cushion to the Padres lead. Defensively, the defensive back line of Junior James Silva (2 GB’s, 2 Turnovers), Sophomore Transfer Cole Moscaret (1 GB, 2 Turnovers) and Freshman Elliott Adams (6 GBs, 1 Turnover) would fend off a late rally by the host team, to seal the victory.
The Padres close their league schedule with a 4-2 record, earning 3rd place for the WCAL Regular season. Their final standing gives the Padres Home-Field Advantage in the first round of the WCAL playoffs, which is scheduled for Monday May 11th at 5:00 p.m. at Tom Brady Family Stadium against the Sacred Heart Cathedral Fightin' Irish.
Padres Rank #8 in Central Coast CIF (Laxpower.com)
Sophomore PJ McGloin posted his 17th Multi-Point game of the season, bringing his season point total to 67 (26g, 41a), a Season High.
Junior Ethan Pratt, posted his 19th Multi Ground Ball game, bringing his Season total to 87, a Season high and Program Record (Season).
Game High: Goals – Rory Uniacke (3)
Career High: Face-Offs – Ian Schwaab (9 of 16)
Game High: Ground Balls – Ethan Pratt (7)
Scoring Summary: Goals – Unaicke (3), Schwaab (2), Beckert (2), McGloin (1); Assists – McGloin (2), Schwaab (1)
Posted Friday, May 8, 2015
Serra divers did well at the W.C.A.L. Championships last week which has positioned the team to shoot for a top 3 finish at this week's WCAL swimming championships. Freshman phenome Kyler Jerome placed third in the varsity competition. Senior and defending champion Erik Clark finished second. With this, Erik who won the 160 pound WCAL wrestling title, is now All League in two individual sports. Freshman Aaron Nguyen finished a respectable 3rd place in the JV event. Both Kyler and Erik qualified for the C.C.S. diving finals which will take place next weekend at Santa Clara International Swim Center on Saturday May 16th at 9:00AM.
Posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Posted Sunday, May 3, 2015
A great effort by Calvin Riley lifted the Padres to a 5-0 win over Sacred Heart Cathedral on Friday at Westborough Park. Riley kept Sacred Heart Cathedral off the scoreboard for all seven innings on the hill as he pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on three hits while striking out eight. Angelo Bortolin had two extra-base hits as he tripled in the second inning, doubled in the fourth inning, and singled in the fifth inning. The Padres never trailed after scoring one run in the first on an RBI single by James Outman and tacked on another three runs in the fifth. Look for the Padres in action again on Tuesday May 5th for Senior Day at Frisella Stadium as they take on the Bellarmine Bells of San Jose. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.