An interscholastic athletic program as a co-curricular activity is an integral part of the total education and growth experience at a Jesuit high school. Athletics is designed to affirm and promote the Ignatian values as stated in the Profile of the Graduate at Graduation and engage student-athletes fully in mind, body and spirit. Student-athletes, coaches and parents are called upon to work together in a true spirit of sportsmanship to assist in creating an environment in which those Ignatian values can be revealed, tested, and proven relevant both to participants and the entire school community.
Through participation in athletics at a Jesuit high school, students will mature physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. They will learn to take responsibility for personal growth by developing loyalty, pride, integrity and commitment. Athletics provides the opportunity for the student-athlete to exhibit a progression of physical skills and knowledge of a particular sport, enabling him/her to apply these skills and knowledge to new situations an a variety of learning formats. Through participation in athletics, the student-athlete learns that God is active in all things and that individual and liturgical prayer will bring him/her closer to God. The student-athlete comes to trust that he/she is known and loved by God: that love invites a personal response, which is an expression of movement within the human heart beyond self-interest or self-centeredness. The student-athlete is called to be conscious of the call to be a leader in service and to acknowledge his/her active commitment toward fostering a just society. Every member of a Jesuit high school community must seek to encourage, instill and foster such growth and development in all student-athletes.
Varsity Basketball travelled to Reno for the Wild West Shootout. The Marauders went 3-0 to take 1st place. Jesuit beat Servite (54-32), Galena (80-54) and Bishop Manogue (84-64). Lake Lutes was named tourney MVP. The Marauders host the 40th Annual Fr. Barry Christmas Classic this weekend.
The JV basketball team hosted the 15th Annual Jesuit JV Classic this past weekend. The Marauders went 3-0 to win the tourney. Jesuit beat Davis (84-42), Fairfield (79-43) and Granite Bay (64-60).
The varsity Cross Country team travelled to Fresno to compete in the CIF State Cross Country Championships on Saturday. The Marauders finished 6th out of 22 teams in the Division II race, the highest finishing team from Northern California. Senior, Andrew Brown, was the top individual to finish for Jesuit in 17th place. Season Complete.
The Marauder Cross Country team ran away with the section title Saturday at Willow Hill Reservoir in Folsom with a dominating performance. Heading into the race, the Marauders figured in to a close battle between perennial power Del Campo, Rocklin, Granite Bay and Bella Vista for the title and one of three berths to the State Championship Meet.
For the first time since 2009, Jesuit Cross Country qualified all teams to the SJS Section Championship Meet next Saturday at Willow Hill. The Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior Varsity placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their respective divisions to qualify to their final meet of the season while the varsity boys cruised to the next round on their quest for a berth to the State Meet.
The Marauder Cross Country team defended their league title and earned their 40th overall Saturday at Willow Hill with a win over Sheldon. After a narrow loss to the Huskies earlier in the season, the Marauders beat Sheldon (27-35) behind individual runner-up Andrew Brown. The Marauders totaled a team time of 81:48, nearly 4 minutes faster than when they won in 2012.
The Marauders were idle this past weekend to prepare for the Delta River League Championships this Saturday, November 2 at Willow Hill (Folsom High School).
The Marauders hosted #3 ranked Pleasant Grove on Saturday. The Marauders led 17-13 at halftime, but 2 costly turnovers in the second half had Jesuit playing from behind. Jesuit mounted a comeback, but fell to the Eagles (28-23). The loss drops the Marauders to 6-2 overall (1-2 in the DRL).
Jesuit’s 40th Annual Fr. Barry Christmas Classic Basketball Tournament promises to be an exciting event. The tournament will take place December 12-14, 2013, in the Fr. Barry, S.J., Gymnasium.
In addition to our Jesuit team, St. Ignatius (San Francisco), Rocklin, Marin Catholic, Jesuit (Dallas), St. Mary’s (Stockton), St. Joseph Notre Dame (Alameda), and Xavier (Melbourne, Australia) will be competing.
The underclassmen rewrote the record books on Saturday at the Bella Vista Cross Country Invitational, taking down both individual and team records in the freshman and sophomore divisions. With the top Marauders running in grade-level races, the young harriers took 4 of the top 6 places in both races.
The Jesuit Marauders and the Sheldon Huskies opened up the league season on Wednesday by taking the top 10 spots at the Delta River League Meet at Granite Regional Park. The first of two meets, Wednesday’s race accounted for 1/3 of the total league score for the season while the remaining points are awarded at the League Championship meet on November 2.Despite the presence of all 6 league teams, the meet played out like a dual meet between Sheldon and Jesuit.
In the first clash of the season with teams from the powerful Southern Section of California and out of state teams from Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Texas and Colorado, the Marauders held their own by placing sixth in the seeded section of the Stanford Invitational. Arcadia High School, current California #1 ranked team and winner of the past two national titles, took the race, followed by La Costa Canyon of San Diego, De La Salle of the North Coast Section, Bellarmine Prep of the Central Coast Section and Strake Jesuit of Texas.
Jesuit Cross Country improved their stock in the state by nearly upsetting state ranked #4 De La Salle of Concord Saturday at Newhall Park in Concord at the De La Salle/Carondolet Nike Invitational. Though the earlier races experienced ideal weather, a sudden downpour 30 minutes before the varsity race caused meet officials to divert the course away from the muddy dirt hill to a concrete path around the park.Undeterred, senior Andrew Brown led the inspired group of 7 through the rain, scoring 59 team points to tie with De La Salle.
Jesuit had its best season opener in years Saturday as the Marauders won the Oakmont Invitational at Maidu Park in Roseville. The harriers used a 40-second spread between its first five places and a 60-second gap between first and seventh to topple 4-time defending section champion Del Campo on the 2.5 mile course.
The Marauder cross country team rolled to another win Wednesday at Del Oro High School as the varsity squad defeated Placer and Granite Bay. Senior Andrew Brown led the team with his third place finish in 13:03 for the 4000m course (2.5 miles). Brown formed a solid pack of four with sophomore Sean Kurdy, junior Andrew Huitt and senior Tristyn Martin through the first mile and led the group to a mere 25-second spread between them.
Last night, Paul Rose was inducted into the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Hall of Fame. He was one of 43 inductees in a ceremony at Power Balance Pavilion, and joins just 98 other folks in the Hall from the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section’s 70+ year history. We are blessed to have Paul at Jesuit High School, leading our student-athletes both in the classroom and on the soccer pitch. Below is the information shared with those in attendance on Paul’s success as a soccer coach, as well as a couple of photos from the evening.
This program is designed to benefit the athletic program at Jesuit High School and the student-athletes who give so much to this program. By purchasing a sign in support of Jesuit Athletics, you will provide the student-athletes with equipment and other resources that the program would otherwise be unable to give them. The sign you purchase will be displayed on days of home athletic contests of the Jesuit team of your choice (baseball, football, rugby, soccer, swim & dive or water polo).