When Mikey Dizon heads to school at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Ca., he also plans to walk on to the football field in hopes of playing on the collegiate level.
Mikey played football all four years at Serra and was also a member of the crew team freshman and sophomore year and played lacrosse as a junior.
Many of his greatest memories at Serra are connected to its renowned football program.
“I will always remember pre-game meals in the cafeteria and getting ready in the weight room each home game,” he said. “Keeping that "zoned in silence across the weight room," and then running onto the field from the wrestling room doors onto that field … Especially the game against MA at Levi's.”
The homecoming game is also one that Mikey will remember forever.
His greatest accomplishment to date, he said, is “being a part of the 2017 and 2019 state teams for football and being able to take on seven classes in the same semester that football was going on.”
If Mikey were to choose another side of Serra that had as large an impact as football, he would choose Serra’s profound theology department.
“My favorite subject teachers were the theology teachers. No matter what, they could have conversations about real life things and it always felt as if I was just talking with an uncle,” he said. “It was always a type of conversation that actually means something in our lives that everyone can try to relate to and be able to openly talk about. The theology teachers will always be remembered for their guidance and understanding.”
Mikey hopes to study exercise science at CLU and in the next decade, he said, “I see myself starting out my own chiropractic practice or working with my uncle as a chiropractor/ rehab personal trainer.”
All the best to you, Mikey, both on and off the field at CLU! We are rooting for you!