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With a proven record of athletic success and a rich tradition of strong athletic competition, championships, sportsmanship and teamwork, our athletics program is a source of pride for the entire Serra community. Our coaches are dedicated to developing men of integrity and leadership. They teach important skills that develop students’ talents and abilities. Our student-athletes compete in one of the most competitive high school leagues in California— the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL). We are proud to note that last year, 13 of our varsity teams earned the CCS Scholastic Achievement Team designation. Our successful program also provides many opportunities for non-athletes to assume important responsibilities as trainers, social media reporters, statisticians and team managers.

 


Padre Athletic News

Posted 05/02/2016 09:02AM

The Padres JV baseball team beat Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory on Friday, April 29th 14-1 in seven innings.

Serra scored five runs in the fourth on a groundout by Brad Shimabuku, an error and a RBI single by JJ Ota. Cameron Barstad got on base two times in the game and scored twice with one RBI. 

Dunleavy held SHC hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out two.

Ryan Sutter recorded the win. He allowed one run over five innings striking out one, walking one and giving up seven hits.

Serra easily handled SHC's pitching as six hitters combined for nine hits, five RBIs and 10 runs scored.

The Padres never trailed after scoring two runs in the first on an RBI double by Barstad and a RBI single by Ota.

Serra pushed across one run in both the second and third innings. In the second, Serra scored when Paul Besse was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, bringing home Dom Susa.

Serra continued scoring runs in the fifth off of an error, an RBI single by Luke Bugbee, and an RBI single by Susa.

Posted 05/02/2016 08:53AM
The JV lacrosse team had a perfect week in their games vs St. Francis High School on Thursday 4-28 and Burlingame High School on Saturday 4-30.  The Padres played their best two games of the season beating St Francis, in a very exciting game, 6-5 and defeating Burlingame, with a perfect game, by a score of 15-0.
In facing off against St, Francis Serra pulled out a close back and forth match against a strong Lancers team by scoring the go ahead goal with one minute and twenty seconds remaining in the game. Instead of tightening up and folding, the Padres did what all good teams have to do; close out the opponent. We expertly played keep away for that last minute and twenty seconds and denied St. Francis the ball and the game ended with the ball safely in a Serra stick for a 6-5 Padre win.
The Burlingame contest had been targeted by our boys all season long as a grudge match. Under the fiery leadership of junior Niko Anagnostou, who won every face off he took set the tone with his absolute stellar and aggressive play. Feeding off of that energy the Padres played a nearly perfect game. Serra put their foot to the floor and never took it off the gas until the sound of the final buzzer. The game highlights included goals by nine different players including hat tricks by junior sniper, Brendan Mallen and junior middy Dylan Cravhalo. Our well balanced scoring included two goals from freshman Brogan Reed and Brendan Callagy and goals from junior Mitchell Bowman and freshman Alberto Farias-Pintor, Randy Lewis, Owen Mulleneaux and team favorite Kevin Kanzaki.
Go Padres!
Posted 04/28/2016 10:40AM
The varsity Track and Field team remained undefeated as they battled St. Francis in a hard fought WCAL dual meet.  Closing out a string of five straight home meets, including the Serra Top 7 Invitational and three other home WCAL dual meets, the Padres overcame the Lancers 70-65.  Armon Plummer was successful in his attempt at four grueling events, the 4x100m relay (43.39), the 400m (50.42), the 300m hurdles (39.87) and the 4x400m relay (3:31.39), resulting in three first places and one second place finish.  Fellow seniors Matthew Herrera (800m - 2:01.81), Jordan Kenison (Triple Jump - 44-6), Talon Bennett (Pole Vault - 12-6) and Isaiah Strong (Shot put - 47-9.5) all had important individual event wins to lead the team.  
The Frosh Soph Team fell to 4-2 but were led by dual event winners Elijah Folau (shot put - 48-10; discus - 124-0) and Devin Simmons (100m - 12.25; 200m - 25.04).
The Padres will travel down to Bellarmine next Wednesday to close out the WCAL dual meets.  The meet will determine the Varsity WCAL Champion as both teams are undefeated on the season.
Posted 04/27/2016 09:55AM

Both the Padres and Saint Francis put runners aboard on Tuesday, April 26th, but it was the Padres that were able to take advantage, pulling out a 4-3 win at St. Francis.

Even though Saint Francis out-hit Serra Padres JV seven to five, Serra held off the Lancers with a three-run third inning.

Jack Damelio got a hit in each of his two at bats. He singled in the first inning and doubled in the third inning.

Will Petersen got the win for Serra. He allowed three runs over 4 2/3 innings. He struck out two, walked two and surrendered seven hits.

The Padre's offense was sparked by Damelio and Zach Button, who teamed up for four hits and four RBIs.

Stay tuned for JV baseball's next game on Friday, April 29th vs Sacred Heart Cathedral at 4:00pm at Frisella Field.

Go Padres!

Posted 04/26/2016 10:36AM

Armon Plummer’s name is all over the Serra track and field frosh-soph record books. But the senior knows it’s going to take some serious doing to take down one of the Padres’ individual varsity marks.

What makes the challenge even more daunting is Plummer switched up his events this season. A natural hurdler, he still runs the 110-meter and the 300 hurdles — the two events in which he holds the program’s frosh-soph records — but he dropped the 4x100 relay in order to shoulder the burden of the 400 for the good of the team.

“I’m not going to lie, I was nervous,” Plummer said. “And it hurts. … I’m a hurdler at heart but they needed me, so I had to step up.”

It was two years ago when standout Kyle Orloff, now at Sacramento State, rewrote the Serra records books, besting the varsity marks in the 200 and 400 meters. And while Plummer is busy eyeing Serra’s hurdles records — he was 1 second shy of the 35-year-old record of 37.8 seconds set by Doug Smith the last time he ran the 300-meter hurdles — that hasn’t stopped him from excelling in his other events.

Saturday at the Central Coast Section Top 8 Meet at Los Gatos High School, Plummer was the only San Mateo County runner to take first place in a track event, topping the field in the 400 with a time of 49.58, earning Daily Journal Athlete of the Week honors in the process.

Plummer also helped Serra to a second-place finish in the 4x400 relay and a fourth-place finish in the 4x100 relay, making the senior the leading point-getter in the Padres’ third-place team finish at the meet.

“He was a huge part of those three events we ran,” Serra head coach Jim Marheineke said. “In the 400, he ran a really good race. It was a really competitive race. That middle 150 (meters) is where he really won the race.”

Plummer’s most exciting performance of the day, however, came in the 4x400 relay, where he nearly pulled off a miracle comeback. Taking the baton for the anchor leg trailing eventual winner Los Gatos by a good 20 meters, Plummer chased down the leader to come out of the final turn neck-and-neck before running out of gas.

“He just didn’t have enough kick,” Marheineke said. “He used up a little too much to get there.”

Serra ultimately took second place in the event with a 3:21.02, finishing a half second behind Los Gatos.

“I wish I video taped it,” Marheineke said. “I had several people come up to me and ask me, what was his split? It was a pretty exciting race.”

That outcome determined the team standings, as Los Gatos (51 points) edged Serra (50) by 1 point in the overall standings. Bellarmine — stunted by the loss of 4x400 relay anchor Kyle Macauley to a hamstring injury — took second place with 50.5 points.

Plummer does share one Serra varsity record in that very 4x400 event. In 2015, the team of Plummer, Noriega Moffett, Marcus Alvarez and Jeremiah Testa twice broke the record, with the top time standing at 3:19.43. The team also owns the frosh-soph record in the same event, set in 2014. This year, Serra returned all but the graduated Alvarez to the team.

In 2014, however, Plummer saw double duty, running for both the frosh-soph and varsity teams; he would run invitational meets for the frosh-soph squad, but would team with varsity at dual meets. During his varsity time as a sophomore, he ran on the same relay team as Orloff.

It was from Orloff, and his hurdles mentor former Serra great Zachary Mitchell, that Plummer learned the golden rule of track greatness — compete against yourself, not against the people in the lanes next to you.

“Competition is great, but for me, I’m out on the track to race against myself,” Plummer said. “I go out to break my own records, not necessarily to beat anybody else.”

The philosophy has served him well. Plummer recently committed to the Division-II program at Fresno Pacific University on a partial athletic scholarship. He, along with triple jumper Jordan Kenison — who will go the Division-I route to compete at Seattle University — will enjoy a formal signing ceremony Wednesday at Serra.


Posted 04/25/2016 07:55AM

Ryan Callagy (Senior, Chapman University) threw five shutout innings to get the win. Angelo Bortolin (Senior, LMU) reached base three times. Bortolin scored one run and had one RBI. Bortolin singled in the third and fourth innings. The Padres scored three runs in the top of the third. Thomas McCarthy had two hits and three RBI's. Hunter Bishop (Senior, ASU) and Bortolin each added two hits in the victory.

Stay tuned for Padre's varisty baseball's next home game on Tuesday, April 26th at Frisella Stadium vs Saint Francis High School at 4:00pm.

Go Padres!

Posted 04/21/2016 11:01AM
The Padre's varsity lacrosse team extended their win streak to four with a 10-9 overtime victory against WCAL rival Archbishop Mitty.
Senior Captain Ryan Miller, scored three minutes into overtime off an assist by junior Captain PJ McGloin. Sophomore Quinn Fitzgerald notched 4 goals in the winning effort. Junior Keevan Chandless '17 added a goal and three assists, while junior Ian Schwaab '17 notched two additional goals to help the Padres to victory. 
The Padres, at 9-5 overall, move up to #3 in WCAL League play, and moved into the  #5 spot in CCS Rankings, their highest ranking ever. They will look to extend their win streak Saturday at home against Oak Ridge High School, game start at 1:15pm  
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Posted 04/20/2016 09:52AM

Tuesday’s battle for first place in the West Catholic Athletic League at Frisella Field saw Serra erupt for its biggest comeback of the year.

The Padres (6-2 in WCAL, 15-4-1 overall) came roaring back to score a critical 7-6 come-from-behind victory over the Bells (5-3, 14-6). With both teams entering play tied atop the WCAL standings, Serra takes over outright possession of first place.

“If we want to be a great team,” Serra manager Craig Gianinno said, “and a championship team, which I think these guys are capable of being — and they’re on their way, hopefully, to being — they keep [momentum] for a majority of the game and they find ways to get it back in a heartbeat.”

That’s precisely what the Padres did. Trailing 4-0 in the fifth, Serra sent 13 batters to the plate in the bottom of the inning, rallying for seven runs to take the lead.

No. 9 hitter Kyle Roux started the rally, working an eight-pitch at-bat for a walk. Roux was the first of eight straight Padres to reach base, with senior Ryan Sambel roasting an RBI double to left to score Angelo Bortolin (Senior, LMU) with the tying run. Senior designated hitter James Halpin followed with a long RBI double to right-center to plate Sambel with the go-ahead run.

The left-handed hitting Halpin has platooned at DH this season against right-handed pitchers, but has seen plenty of pinch-hitting opportunities late in games.

“This year has been all pressure, whether I’m starting or coming in late where I needed to help my team in that particular situation,” Halpin said.

And Tuesday he rose to the occasion. Halpin had struck out in his previous two at-bats against Bellarmine starting pitcher Kyle Dean. So, in facing the Bells’ second reliever of the inning with sophomore right-hander Wes Harper just into the game, Halpin didn’t wait around, stroking a 1-0 fastball up the gap.

“I wasn’t going to let it get to two strikes again,” Halpin said. “I was ready to swing first pitch and try to jump on it. And then I got the fastball I was looking for … and from there I tried to put a good swing on it and it worked out in the end.”

Serra rallied for two insurance runs in the frame on RBI singles by Jack Mori and Tyler Villaroman. The insurance runs were put to good use as Bellarmine scored two in the top of the sixth to make it a one-run game.

But relief pitcher Chris Apecechea was able to escape the jam, stranding the tying run at third base. The senior right-hander worked 2 2/3 innings to earn the win, improving his record to 4-1.

Roux — in his first season as the starting varsity second baseman, after playing on the junior-varsity squad as a junior last season — turned in the play of the game amid the Bells’ sixth-inning rally with a tremendous diving stop.

With Serra clinging to a 7-5 lead, Bellarmine had runners at second and third with two outs when sophomore Connor Henriques shot a sharp grounder that looked destined for center field. Roux got a quick first step to the ball and dove with full extension merely to knock it down.

Henriques was credited with an RBI single on the play, but the Bellarmine base runner at second, Kieran Shaw, only reached third base, where he was stranded when the following batter flew out to center field to end the inning.

“Once I saw it coming to me I knew I had to knock it down to stop the runner from scoring,” Roux said. “So once I knocked it down I just scrambled to the ball, picked it up and hoped he didn’t score.”

Roux’s clutch defense was set up by a pair of big Padres miscues. After back-to-back one-out singles by Todd Jackson and Laurence Palmer, Shaw shot a potential double-play grounder towards Serra third baseman Angelo Bortolin (Senior, LMU), but the ball skipped under Bortolin’s backhand attempt and into left field. Then to add insult to injury, Sambel in left field missed the cutoff man, allowing Shaw to sneak into second base on the throw.

“That situation there, we’ve got to hit our relay man and give our infielder a chance to make a decision,” Gianinno said. “In that situation he airmailed it. It’s a freebie. … It can’t happen.”

But the Padres defense bounced back in a hurry. Prior to Roux’s gem, Bortolin recovered by making a nice play on a slow chopper up the third-base line, gathering and gunning to first on the run for the second out of the inning while keeping the base runners in check.

“We really just pride ourselves on team defense,” Roux said. “We’re all focused on making plays throughout the game. That play in particular might have sparked the team, but I think it was just an all-around team effort that helped us on defense.”

With two on and two out in the seventh, Serra turned to senior left-hander Vinny Venturi who faced one batter to earn his first save of the year. The Padres’ saves leader, John Besse, had started the game, working four innings in his longest outing of the year in this second start.

Besse worked three no-hit innings but ran into trouble in the fourth. Bellarmine senior Mark Gaffey led off the inning with a gritty nine-pitch at-bat, taking two two-strike curveballs that wrapped just wide of the plate, before shooting a single to center.

Kyle Horn followed with a two-run home run to get the Bells on the board. Bellarmine rallied for two more runs with an RBI single from Laurence Palmer and an RBI double from Shaw, but Besse settled down to get the final two outs to finish the inning.

“He was good,” Gianinno said. “That one inning is one inning. But he was good. We’ve got some things we can clean up. But it was good to extend him a little bit, especially down the stretch here.”

With six games remaining in WCAL play, Serra holds a one-game lead, with St. Francis, Mitty and Bellarmine tied for second.

“That’s going to last for about two days,” Gianinno said. “Now you’re going to have to earn it and keep it.”

 

Serra senior Ryan Sambel went 2 for 4, including the game-tying RBI‚Äądouble in the fifth inning in the Padres’ 7-6 comeback win over BellarmineTuesday at Frisella Field. With the victory, Serra takes over sole possession of first place in the West Catholic Athletic League.

Posted 04/20/2016 08:35AM

Juliano Rodriguez baffled Bellarmine and threw a no-hitter for the Padres freshmen baseball team in a 7-0 victory in seven innings on Tuesday, April 19th at Chanteloup Field.

Rodriguez had an impressive outing against Bellarmine's lineup, holding them hitless over seven innings, allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out two.

The Padres were led offensively by Jeremy Villar. Villar went 3-4 and scored one run. Villar tripled in the first inning and singled in the second and fourth innings.

The Padres went up for good in the first, scoring one run on an RBI single by Marek Palladino. In the third, they scored on a groundout by Luke Bottari, bringing home Omar Barraza. The offense exploded for the Serra in the fifth inning scoring on RBI singles from Rodriguez, Tucker Tollman, and Palladino.

The Padre Freshmen are in 1st place in the WCAL (7-1) and 10-3 overall.

Stay tuned for the Padre's next freshmen baseball game on Thursday, April 21st @ Valley Christian at 3:30pm. The Padre's next home game is on Saturday, April 23rd vs Saint Ignatius at 11:00 am.

Go Padres!

Posted 04/19/2016 09:21AM

The Padres JV baseball team had an excellent outing behind starting pitcher, Will Petersen. Peteresen went on to throw a complete game shutout in the Padres 3-0 victory over Bellermine College Prep on Tuesday, April 12th. Petersen allowed no opposing players to cross the plate on four hits and three strikeouts. 

Brad Shimabuku went 3-3 at the plate. Shimabuku doubled in the third inning and singled in the first and fourth innings.

The game was never in doubt after the third, as the Padres scored one run on an RBI single by Zach Button.

Tuesday, 05/03/2016
Baseball - Freshman
  vs. Archbishop Riordan High School
W   |  3-2
Volleyball - Varsity
  vs. Saint Ignatius College Prep
WCAL Playoffs- 1st Round- High Seed Home
more info
Baseball - JV
  vs. Archbishop Riordan High School
W   |  10-3
Baseball - Varsity
  vs. Archbishop Riordan High School
W   |  13-1
Wednesday, 05/04/2016
Baseball - Varsity
  vs. Valley Christian High School
more info
  Track - Frosh/Soph
  vs. Bellarmine College Prep High School
more info
Track - Varsity
  vs. Bellarmine College Prep High School
more info
Thursday, 05/05/2016
Lacrosse - JV
  vs. Bellarmine College Prep High School
more info
Swimming - Frosh/Soph
  W.C.A.L. Boys Trials
more info
Swimming - Varsity
  W.C.A.L. Boys Trials
more info
Lacrosse - Varsity
  vs. Bellarmine College Prep High School
more info
Friday, 05/06/2016
Crew - Novice
  U.S. Rowing Southwest Youth Championship (States)
more info
Crew - Varsity
  U.S. Rowing Southwest Youth Championship (States)
more info
Baseball - Freshman
  vs. Archbishop Mitty High School
more info
Baseball - Varsity
  vs. Archbishop Mitty High School
more info
Baseball - JV
  vs. Archbishop Mitty High School
more info
Saturday, 05/07/2016
Crew - Varsity
  U.S. Rowing Southwest Youth Championship (States)
more info
Crew - Novice
  U.S. Rowing Southwest Youth Championship (States)
more info
Track - Varsity
  W.C.A.L. Boys Trials
more info
  Track - Frosh/Soph
  W.C.A.L. Boys Trials
more info

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