WCAL Announces its 2023 Football Players of the Year
The Western Catholic Athletic League has announced its 2023 Football Players of the Year and numerous members of the Serra Padres Varsity team have made the list.
The West Catholic Athletic League, or WCAL, is a highly competitive high school athletic conference in the Central Coast Section of the California Interscholastic Federation. Serra’s division is made up of seven Catholic schools and one nondenominational Christian school in the western and southern portions of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Varsity Head Coach Patrick Walsh likened this experience to a wolf pack, stating, “Rudyard Kipling in Jungle Book once wrote, ‘For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack,’” Walsh noted. “It is great to see our Padre “wolves” celebrated and recognized by the WCAL coaches. All of our Padres represented in the WCAL 2023 Player of the Year Awards are deserving and all contributed to being one of the best Padre Teams in Serra History,” Walsh said.
Congratulations to the following student-athletes for their outstanding talent on the field.
Football Players of the Year:
Player of the Year: Jabari Mann
Quarterback of the Year: Maealiuaki Smith
Tight End of the Year: Cole Harrison
Outside Linebacker of the Year: Marley Alapati
Linebacker of the Year: Danny Nui
Defensive Back of the Year: Joseph Bey
Co-Defensive Lineman of the Year: Colin Tahitua
Utility Player of the Year: Jaden Green
Also named to the WCAL All League Football Teams First Team are:
Jabari Mann, LB/RB
Joseph Bey, SR/Safety
Danny Niu, LB/RB
Collin Tahitua, DL/FG
Jaden Green, RB/C/KR
Maealiuaki Smith, QB
Cole Harrison, TE
Timoteo Poloka, TE
Named on the WCAL All League Football Teams Second Team are:
Kyon Loud, WR/Safety
Marley Alapati, OLB/RG
Teddy Chung, Safety
Honorable Mentions include the following players:
John Holthaus, OL
Jaden Lim, WR
Gio Rivieccio, OL
Taneila Folau, DL
Jermaine Barrett, CB