College Football Congratulations

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The following Jesuit seniors will continue their football careers at the Collegiate level: Jake Oliver WR (Texas), Jordan Mastrogiovanni LB (Texas A&M), JJ Gustafson OT (Texas A&M), J.D. Waggoner DE (Iowa State), Porter Huntley DB (Georgetown), and Cody Wicker K (Texas A&M preferred walk on).

Congratulations also to Jesuit alumnus Reggie Stephens ’05 who attended the Super Bowl as part of the Baltimore Ravens championship team.

Rugby’s Busy Spring Break

The Rugby team went 1-and-1 on their trip to the Northeast. They lost a tough match to St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia) 41-17 and then went on to beat St. Peter’s Prep (Jersey City) 25–5 two days later.

Overall it was a busy spring break for the program as Jesuit Gold and Jesuit Blue played in the 14th Annual Jesuit Rugby Showdown; the teams finished 3rd and 7th respectively.

The final results were:

Jesuit Gold vs. St. Jean de Brébeuf: 44-3
HEB Hurricanes vs. Jesuit Blue: 41-0
Jesuit Gold vs. Bellarmine: 0-28
Jesuit Blue vs. Union High School: 0-51
Episcopal School of Acadiana vs. Jesuit Blue: 0-43
Jesuit Gold vs. HEB Hurricanes: 28-0

Jesuit Dallas Rugby Showdown results:

1. Bellarmine College Prep
2. Archbishop Shaw
3. Jesuit Gold
4. HEB Hurricanes
5. Union High School
6. St. Jean de Brébeuf
7. Jesuit Blue
8. Episcopal School of Acadiana

No. 1 Jesuit Hockey Captures Texas State Championship

Hockey State Champs

Congratulations to Jesuit Dallas hockey, which knocked off two-time defending state champion Plano West, 4-2, en route to the 2013 Texas High School State Championship. Alex Mersch ’13 keyed the thrilling victory with a hat trick, which also decided the championship of the AT&T Metroplex High School Hockey League. With the victory, the Rangers (22-1-1) advance to the USA Hockey High School National Championships set for March 20-24 in Coral Springs, Fla. Under the tutelage of first-year head coach Kevin Smith, Jesuit Dallas claimed its third state title in hockey and it’s first since 2008.

Powerlifting Regionals Results

Jesuit competed with two lifters at the Regional Meet this past weekend in Everman Texas. Preston Young competed in the 165 weight class and Matt Cortez in the 132 weight class. It was a hard fought battle for both lifters. Matt Cortez Finished with a 5th place finish! Congratulations to both lifters.

Highland Park Meet Results

The Jesuit Rangers did well at the Powerlifting meet at Highland Park over the weekend.

The Meet was highlighted by Matt Cortez who won the 132 weight class and qualified for Regionals. Nico Rodriguez also did well in his second meet overall. He won 4th place and medaled in the a tough 220 weight class.  Charlie Eikenburg, Matt Slovak, Chris Cruz (9th place finish), Roman Kimbrel  (7th place finish), Connor Uber (8th place finish) all had solid outings. Congrats to all lifters.

Matt Cortez
Squat Bench DL Total
365 205 385 955
Nico Rodriguez
Squat Bench DL Total
390 260 455 1105

Colony Meet Results

Preston Young won first place in the 165 weight class. Preston squat 500 lbs, benched 290, dead lifted 430 for a total of 1220. This qualifies Preston for the Regional meet on March 2 in Everman, TX. Matt Cortez, Nico Rodriguez and Roman Kimbrel all did well in their 1st competition meet.

Track & Field: Early Spring 2013 Update

The Jesuit Track & Field Team now has two indoor meets completed and are showing promise for the season. On the track the hurdles and distance group look to be the strongest for now. The hurdlers are led by senior Ryan Mehl who finished 4th at the Arkansas indoor meet and has had two great anchor legs on the 4×400 group. Chris McCall has run well in both 60 hurdle races and is showing promise as a lead off leg for either 4×100 or 4×200 relay teams. Ben Carver rounds out a solid group and has shown great improvement in the hurdles as well as improving his speed in the 200 and 400. Sophomore Matt Hever looked good at Arkansas improving his hurdle technique and speed.

The distance group is led by Senior Luke Kiser who has shown he can be a force from the 800 to the 3200, Luke has had two great runs for the 4×800 group as well as two great 3000 Meter runs. Junior Dillon Smith looked strong in both the 3000 and the 1600. Dillon broke his own 3000 Meter record but was followed closely by Luke Kiser and they will battle it out at Texas Tech to see who will get bragging rights. Senior Omar Martinez & freshman Connor Garvey had very good runs in the 3000 and look to add depth to this group. The rest of the distance group who have run the indoor meets and will provide for some great battles later in the season, runners Michael Boone, Nick Hayes, Evan Loriot, Michael Spamer, and Alex Hernandez will battle for the remaining spots.

Andrew Pott has had two very good meets running the 800 finishing 4th overall at the Oklahoma Meet and he continues to lower his time every time he races. Josh Segal has look strong and a close second to Andrew. Josh has run some of his best times as part of the 4×800 relay group.

The 400 group has been led by three seniors, Paul Arden who finished 4th overall at Oklahoma but ran a good race at Arkansas with a time of 51.93, Corey Johnson has added depth to all the relays running a great anchor leg for the 4×200 group that finished 5th at Oklahoma, finally Marshall Huggins has been fighting Shin splints but turned in the best split for his group in the 4×400 at Arkansas. This group is a combination of Veterans and young inexperience runners so time will tell as the young athletes continue to improve.

The sprint group has had several setbacks, first Devin Brown turned his ankle badly on the 4×200 at Arkansas so he will be out for 3-4 weeks, Orion Salters is still recovering from a football injury, but several others have showed promise. Will Brown is running his best and will add depth to the 4×100, 4×200 relay teams. The other athletes who will help this group are seniors Dennis Kamara and David Racassi who have shown good speed in the first two meets.

The field events during these meet have been led by Shot Putter Trey Elliot 2nd at Arkansas and 6th at Oklahoma and High Jumper Taylor Tibbits, who finished 4th at Oklahoma.

We have a tri-meet with Plano West and Coppell on February 13 at Jesuit and then split the team with a small group going to Texas Tech indoor meet and the rest competing at Carrollton Newman Smith Trojan Relays on February 16th – come out and support the Jesuit Track & Field Team.

Eight Swimmers Advance to Regionals

The Jesuit Rangers competed admirably at the highly competitive District 9-5A Championships. The Rangers scored 86.5 points to finish in 4th Place out of seven teams, only 1 point away from 2nd Place. The meet took place Friday, January 25, at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium in Allen. The Rangers had 3 Silver Medal 2nd Place finishes and 4 Bronze Medal 3rd Place finishes and sending 8 swimmers to Regionals in 9 events.