Mater Dei Boys vs. Rancho Bernardo – CIF First Round

iCrew Photos by Anamarie Ancheta

 

Three Golfers advance to CIF finals

On November 7, three great female golfers participated in the girl’s golf tournament finals. The golfers include Jessica Mangrobang, class of 2016, and Natalia Olazabal, (2014), who both currently attend Mater Dei Catholic High School. The third player is Leanna Mena, (2015), and is representing Hilltop High School for the finals. Unfortunately for Eastlake and Chula Vista High School, their teams were eliminated; therefore, were not able to participate.

Who is the Fairest of Them All?

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The 2013 Mater Dei Catholic Crusader Homecoming Court: Carolina Vasquez, Kelly Luu, Ximena Gonzalez, Sofia Posado, and Alexis Zora (l to r). The Crusaders defeated the Montgomery Aztecs in the Homecoming Game 42-14; iCrew Photo by Anamarie Ancheta

Five girls stood side by side, awaiting for the news they’ve been longing to hear.  Who will be Homecoming Queen?  Each one of the girls has dreamt of winning this coveted title, but alas, only one can win.

 

 

 

 

Last Friday Night, the Mater Dei Catholic Crusaders(3-6, 3-3) celebrated Homecoming 2013 and Senior Night in the final home game of the season with a 42-14 win

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Evan Davis scored the fourth Crusader touchdown from 9 yards out with :51 left in the first half as the Crusaders led 28-0 in the locker room. iCrew Photo by Anamarie Ancheta

over the Montgomery Aztecs (4-5, 0-4). The Crusaders led off the scoring with a 34 yard pass completion from Marco Morales to Iman Chatman-Dixon at 10:25 in the first quarter. 48 seconds later Jaryd Joyner led the blocking as Homecoming King Alonso Alzua went in from 6 yards out.

Evan Beebe caught two   TD passes from Morales of 9 and 16 yards.  Evan Davis and Marco Morales rounded out the scoring with TD Runs of 9 and 4 respectively.  Aztec Stanley Schwing scored both TDs for Montgomery with runs of 32 and 13 yards for a final score Mater Dei 42, Montgomery 14.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a ceremony before the game, the Mater Dei seniors were honored along with their parents

# Player YR Position Name of Parents
1 Alonso Alzua 12 RB/DB Rafael Alzua & Xochitl Ochoa
2 Josh Alvarado 12 WR/DB Michael & Christine Alvarado
3 Evan Beebe 12 WR/DB Clayton & Dina Beebe
4 Damon Willis 12 WR/LB Samuel & Krelia Scaife
5 Evan Davis 12 WR/DB Harry & Therese Davis
7 Marco Morales 12 QB Marco & Kimberly Morales
8 Christian Hayes 12 WR/DB Karen Hayes
9 Iman Chatman-Dixon 12 WR Jessie & Robin Campbell
11 Sebastian Kelley 12 LB James & Michele Kelley
23 Nick Conlin 12 WR/DB James & Lisa Conlin
24 Eric Flores 12 WR/DB Jaime & Elizabeth Flores
44 Brandon Manderson 12 RB/LB Dean & Mary Beth Manderson
57 Matt Garcia 12 OL/DL Fernando & Grace Garcia
59 Michael Massey 12 OL/DL Jack & Gloria Rower
70 Bryan Flores 12 OL/DL Rosa Flores
72 Andrew Almazan 12 OL/DL Fidel & Imelda Almazan

The previous Wednesday night in the Bosco Center, five Crusader Alumni and one sports team were inducted into the Crusader Sports Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame members were introduced in pregame. This year’s inductees were:

Dan Prager – Crusader Class of 1972

Yessenia Martinez – Crusader Class of 1994

Domonic Cruz – Crusader Class of 1998

Dario Aguiniga – Crusader Class of 2000

Mickey Pimentel – Crusader Class of 2003

And the 2003 Crusader Football Team

The real drama occurred at Halftime as Mater Dei celebrated Homecoming 2013.  A few weeks before the big Homecoming game, Kelly Luu, Ximena Gonzalez, Sofia Pasado, Alexis Zora, and Carolina Vasquez were chosen by their fellow senior classmates as  the contenders for Homecoming Queen.

Now, their anxiety can end with the big Homecoming game. Mater Dei students arrived at the stadium with high spirits and hopes that their team would win; however, they were anticipating the revelation of their new queen. Will it be Pasado, Zora, Vasquez, Luu, or Gonzalez who will take home the crown?

It was not revealed until the celebration of Homecoming 2013 at halftime.  After the cheerleaders performed stunts to a mix of popular modern songs. Mr. Smyth, a Mater Dei teacher, introduced each princess with a brief summary of the girls’ achievements, involvement in school, and lessons they have learned during their high school years. Then, with the proud fathers by their daughters’ sides, each girl received a case with a flower in it, and whoever has the white rose is the Homecoming Queen.

Fireworks exploded in the night sky, mesmerizing the audience. That was not enough to tear their attention away from Ximena Gonzalez who held the white rose. From her dad, the fellow princesses, and her closest friends, Ximena Gonzalez received many cheers and congratulations.

 

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On Friday Night, November, 1, Ximena Gonzalez was named 2013 Mater Dei Catholic High School Homecoming Queen; iCrew Photo by Anamarie Ancheta

 

For the graduating seniors, this was truly an amazing final Homecoming game that they will remember for years to come. Maybe someday, they will return as newly inducted members of the Mater Dei Catholic Crusader Hall of Fame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mater Dei inspired by young ‘survivor’

By Kevin J. Farmer, Special to the U-T 10:59 p.m.May 25, 2013

Mater Dei Catholic 2, Valley Center 0

They did it for a lot of reasons — but most importantly, they did it.

Inspired by their 11-year-old “survivor,” Carli Gastineau, Mater Dei Catholic captured its fourth straight San Diego Section Division IV softball title by downing Valley Center 2-0 on Saturday at UC San Diego.

“The first couple (titles) were for someone that passed away; this one we were playing for someone right here with us,” said Mater Dei coach Mike Centrullo. “Our inspiration was right in the dugout.”

Before the season the Crusaders “adopted” Gastineau, a Make-A-Wish child who has survived 11 surgeries and twice her parents were told not to expect her to live through the night.

With inspiration like that, Mater Dei pitchers Alexis Morales and Kellie White finished the season by throwing 37 scoreless innings, including outscoring playoff opponents 7-0.

They combined for a three-hit shutout in the finals. Hana Gilbert got all three hits for the fourth-seeded Jaguars.

The No. 3 Crusaders (25-7) took the lead in the third inning when Avery Finch scored on a controversial illegal pitch.

Finch, along with Kimberly Tamayo and Taylor Cruse, celebrated their fourth title as varsity starters.

“Carli made the difference this year,” said Cruse. “Her example made us work even harder.”

Mater Dei Catholic Winter Sports All CIF – All Mesa League Selections

                 

Video: Coronado vs. Mater Dei – February 23, 2013

Mater Dei 59, Olympian 49

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Photos from Eastlake vs. Mater Dei Girls

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Mater Dei Catholic Crusaders Alexandria Young, Brittani Lusain Nominated as McDonald’s All-Americans