Fall Sports Awards 2019
End of season for Cross Country, Football, Water Polo ends on high note


Overall, all of the Marauder programs had great fall seasons with a lot of great individual accomplishments. Two out of our three varsity programs won Section Titles while our third made it to a Section Semifinal. Go Big Red!

Cross Country

The individual headliner in the Fall was Matt Strangio ’20, who defended his CIF Div 1 State title and went on to compete at the Nike Cross Nationals (NXN). Strangio completed a great Cross Country career at Jesuit and is gearing up for track season already. In addition to Stranigo, the Section Championship team was bolstered by Michael Chambers ’21 (2nd), Chase Gordon ’20 (7th), Jacob Swanson ’23 (8th), Braden King ’22 (10th), Spencer Pickren ’21 (11th) and Nicholas Salonitas ’20 (13th). Along with the Varsity race, here are the Top 25 Individual Finishers for the Frosh, Soph and JV Races.

  • Frosh: Cole Rasmussen (3rd), Gabe Giannini (6th) and Sam Vernekoff (14th)
  • Soph: Preston Conner (2nd), Tyler Offerman (7th), Cameron Cleland (8th), Julian Curiale (12th), Gavin Joaquin (13th), Tonas Penner (19th) and Jack Ericson (21st)
  • JV: Ajani Salcido ’21 (1st), Connor King ’22 (5th), Tommy Gee ’21 (19th) and Michael Gamette ’21 (23rd)

After a successful season for the Marauder Cross Country program, the Marauders have been ranked the 20th best team in the nation by DyeStat.

Team Awards:

  • Varsity
    • Braden King ’22- Most Improved Runner
    • Jake Swanson ’23- Coaches’ Award
    • Michael Chambers ’21- Most Valuable Runner
    • Matt Strangio ’20- Outstanding Varsity Runner
  • Soph
    • Preston Conner ’22- Outstanding Runner
    • Jack Ericson ’22- Most Improved Runner
    • Tyler Offerman ’22- Coaches’ Award
  • Frosh
    • Cole Rasmussen ’23- Outstanding Runner
    • Gabe Giannini ’23- Coaches’ Award

All Delta League Honors:

  • Runner of the Year – Matt Strangio ‘20
  • All-League
    • Spencer Pickren ’21
    • Braden King ’22
    • Jacob Swanson ’23
    • Michael Chambers ’21
  • Coach of the Year – Walt Lange


The Football program had a successful season at all three levels. The Varsity team battled back from some early season losses to finish off the year 5-5, going 5-2 in the final seven games. After a first-round bye, the Marauders defeated Central Catholic 49-28, advancing to the Section Semifinals. The Marauders battled hard, in the end losing to Whitney 20-17. The JV team finished off the year 9-1, with the only loss coming in the second game to Granite Bay. The season was headlined by a 40-32 victory over Folsom to open up the season. The Frosh team finished off the year 5-5 while playing teams from multiple different leagues, with their only league game coming against Franklin.

Team Awards:

  • Varsity
    • Daniel Susac ’20- Most Valuable Teammate, Most Outstanding Offensive Player
    • Noah Clay ’21- Most Valuable Teammate
    • Garrett McGriff ’22- Most Outstanding Back
    • Logan Carter ’20- Most Outstanding Lineman, Most Outstanding Defensive Player
    • Kiran Reddy ’20- Most Outstanding Defensive Player
    • Ryan Young ’21- Most Outstanding Special Teams Player
    • Mauricia Murguia-Sarin ’20- Most Outstanding Scout Team Player
    • Jagger Saca ’20- Iron Man
    • Colin Seymour ’20- Unsung Hero
    • Ace Saca ’21- Sullivan Award
    • Anthony Chideme-Alfaro ’21- Sportsmanship Award
  • JV
    • Adam Hammond ’22- Most Valuable Player
    • Reed Datwyler ’22- Offensive Player of the Year
    • John Reid ’22- Defensive Player of the Year
    • Brenden Sands ’22- Most Improved
    • Evan Mayers ’22- Lineman of the Year
  • Frosh
    • Trenton Dewar ’23- Outstanding Offensive Player
    • Adam Kelly ’23- Outstanding Defensive Player
    • Finley McDonald ’23- Most Inspirational Player
    • Garrett Risley ’23- Iron Man Award

All Delta League Honors:

  • All-League 1st Team

    • Daniel Susac  ‘20
    • Colin Seymour ‘20
    • Kiran Reddy ‘20
    • Logan Carter ‘20
    • Noah Clay ‘21
    • Anthony Chideme-Alfaro ‘20
    • Roman Canaan ‘21

Water Polo

The Water Polo program excelled at all three levels this season. Even though the Varsity team got off to a slow start, they rebounded towards the end of the year in avenging losses to Rocklin, Rio Americano, and Granite Bay. All of these wins came in the Section playoffs as the Marauders went on to win the Section Championship vs. Granite Bay with a score of 13-7. After home wins against Menlo-Atherton and Clovis West, the Marauders fought back in the NorCal Championship game, eventually losing to Buchanan 10-9. The JV team had a great season of success and development. The five losses that the team had all came against NCS powerhouse programs. The two Frosh teams competed hard throughout the year and it is going to be great to see these teams come together as one JV team next year. The future is bright for Marauder Water Polo.

Team Awards:

  • Varsity
    • Cody Ferguson ’20- Most Outstanding Player
    • Keegan Moore ’23- Most Outstanding Defensive Player
    • Jacob Yi ’21- Most Outstanding Defensive Player
    • Nikolas Tambornini ’21- Most Improved Player
    • Lucas Fishman ’20- Coaches’ Award
  • JV
    • Ethan Mueller ’22- Most Outstanding Player
    • Max Papantoniadis ’22- Most Improved Player
    • Alan Kaplan ’22- Coaches’ Award
  • Frosh 1
    • Devan Charamuga ’23- Most Outstanding Player
    • Jacob Parulan ’23- Most Improved Player
    • Nathan Jones ’23- Coaches’ Award
  • Frosh 2
    • Jason Chou ’23- Most Outstanding Player
    • Ryan Malone ’23- Most Improved Player
    • Sean Cavanagh ’23- Coaches’ Award

All Delta League Honors:

  • Most Valuable Player – Nikolas Tambornini ’21
  • All-League
    • Cody Ferguson ’20
    • Lucas Fishman ’20
    • Jacob Yi ’21
    • Keegan Moore ’23
    • Ivan Soshnikov ’20
    • Jackson Wacker ’20
  • Sportsmanship Award- Mitchell Bugalski ’21
  • Coach of the Year – Zac Koerner

All SJS Div 1 Honors

  • Most Valuable Player – Cody Ferguson ’20
  • 1st Team
    • Ivan Soshnivkov ’20
    • Jacob Yi ’21
    • Keegan Moore ’23
    • Nikolas Tambornini ’21
  • 2nd Team
    • Lucas Fishman ’20


About Jesuit High School

Jesuit High School (JHS) is a Sacramento regional Catholic high school that provides young men with a life-building experience. Founded in 1963, the school delivers an academically rigorous college-preparatory education to graduates prepared for lives of leadership and service. Student enrollment is approximately 1050, representing diversity in geography, ethnicity, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic background. JHS draws from more than 70 zip codes throughout the Greater Sacramento Area, with 99% of graduates going on to college or university.

About Jesuit Athletics

Jesuit Athletics is a community of student-athletes, coaches, and staff whose primary focus is to achieve academic excellence while striving to produce teams and individuals committed to athletic competition and outstanding performance. Home of “The Marauders,” JHS has one of the region’s most successful men’s athletic programs, which includes 13 national championships, 22 state championships, and 312 league championships. Currently, JHS fields 36 teams, with two out of every three Marauders playing a sport. The success of JHS student-athletes both in the classroom and on the competitive field can be seen in the 24 seniors signing letters of intent last year to continue playing their sport at the collegiate level.


Learn more about Jesuit High School at www.JesuitHighSchool.org