5/14-5/20 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2021 Bishop’s QB Tyler Buchner picked up offers from Georgia, Columbia, Alabama, and Washington State.
  • 2019 Morse DB Shamar Martin picked up offers from UNLV, Oregon State.
  • 2019 Lincoln DB Don Chapman picked up an offer from Colorado, San Jose State, and Colorado State.
  • 2019 Point Loma DB JL Skinner picked up offers from UNLV, UC-Davis, Colorado State, and San Diego State.
  • 2019 Helix LB Michael Shawcroft picked up offers from Hawaii, UNLV, and Penn.
  • 2019 Mission Bay G Boogie Ellis picked up offers from Arizona, Cal
  • 2019 University City WR Casey Granfors picked up an offer from Navy
  • 2019 La Costa Canyon RB Karson Lippert picked up an offer from Idaho.
  • 2020 La Costa Canyon LB Austin Nicholas picked up his first offer, from Cal.
  • 2019 Torrey Pines OL Brian Driscoll picked up offers from Washington St, Brown, and Holy Cross.

Baseball:

  • Cathedral Catholic honored Brycen Newman, a senior who has battled Brain Cancer. Newman caught the first pitch on Senior Day against St. Augustine.

  • Torrey Pines Senior RHP Joe Magrisi, a CSU-Fullerton commit, extended his consecutive scoreless inning streak with a 7 inning, 2-hit shutout over league rival La Costa Canyon. Magrisi has not allowed a run in 51 innings.
    • A look at where Magrisi stands in State History, from Cal-Hi Sports– LINK
  • San Marcos was trailing Mission Hills 3-1, with two outs and a full count in the 7th inning. Trevor Phillips stepped in and here is what followed.

5/7-5/13 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Brawley LB Casey Kline committed to Boise State.
  • 2019 San Marcos QB Miles Hastings committed to UC Davis.
  • 2019 Helix LB Michael Shawcroft was offered by Air Force and Holy Cross.
  • 2019 Point Loma DB JL Skinner was offered by Hawaii.
  • 2019 Madison RB Kenan Christon was offered by Northwestern and Vanderbilt.
  • 2019 Torrey Pines OL Brian Driscoll was offered by Oregon State, Princeton, and UC Davis.
  • 2019 Mission Hills ATH Jadan Washington was offered by Yale.
  • 2019 Lincoln DB Don Chapman was offered by Washington State and Hawaii.
  • 2019 San Diego ATH Raiden Hunter was offered by Columbia.
  • 2019 San Diego DB Jayden Wickware was offered by Columbia.
  • 2019 University City WR Casey Granfors was offered by Columbia.
  • 2019 La Jolla WR Gabe Solis was offered by Columbia.
  • 2019 La Costa Canyon RB Karson Lippert was offered by Columbia.
  • 2019 La Costa Canyon OL Luka Trifunovic was offered by Columbia.
  • 2019 Santa Fe Christian OL-DL Carson Drake was offered by Brown.

Baseball:

  • 2018 Torrey Pines RHP/OF Joe Magrisi broke the section record for consecutive shutout innings (42), set by David Wells at Point Loma HS in 1982. Magrisi extended the active streak to 44.

  • 2019 Ramona RHP Derek Diamond, a Stanford commit, threw a no-hitter, double, homered, and drove in three runs in the 8-0 win over Escondido.

Basketball:

  • Mater Dei Catholic has hired a new Men’s Basketball Coach.

Alumni:

  • ’15 Granite Hills grad Jordan Verdon was named the Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week for the 2nd time this season. Hitting .369 with 11 home runs for San Diego State.
  • ’13 Cathedral Catholic grad Stephen Gonsalves was named the MiLB Pitcher of the Week after going 2-0 with a 0.63 ERA and 14 K’s. Gonsalves plays for the Rochester Red Wings, the AAA affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.

4/30-5/6 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 San Marcos QB Miles Hastings picked up an offer from UC-Davis.
  • 2021 Cathedral Catholic G/F Thomas Notarainni picked up an offer from Rutgers.
  • 2018 Maranatha Christian G Phillip Willis signed with Vanguard University.
  • 2019 Lincoln DB Don Chapman picked up an offer from San Diego State.
  • 2019 La Costa Canyon RB Karson Lippert picked up an offer from Army.
  • 2019 Carlsbad ATH Jacob Asa Turner picked up an offer from USC.

Baseball:

  • 2018 Lincoln OF D’Artagnan Van Dusen was named the So Cal player of the week by Cal-Hi Sports. LINK
  • Westview took down #3 Rancho Bernardo in walk-off fashion on a crazy play.

  • #2 Torrey Pines took down #5 La Costa Canyon twice this week thanks to two excellent pitching performances by Joe Magrisi (Cal State Fullerton) and Michael Schreiber (Washington), who combined to allow one run over 14 innings.

Alumni:

  • ’11 Hilltop grad Greg Allen was called up to the Major League Roster with the Cleveland Indians.
  • ’17 Foothills Christian grad Jaylen Hands was invited to the NBA Draft Combine. Hands has declared for the draft, but has yet to formally hire an agent.
  • ’14 Francis Parker F Evan Fitzner has transferred to Indiana, following three seasons at St. Mary’s. Eligible immediately as a grad transfer.

4/23-4/29 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2018 Torrey Pines G Finn Sullivan committed to USD.
  • 2018 Torrey Pines RB Sully O’Brien committed to Cal Poly.
  • 2018 Torrey Pines RHP/INF Joe Magrisi committed to Cal State Fullerton.
  • 2018 Poway RHP Trevor Riley committed to New Mexico.
  • 2019 Madison Kenan Christon picked up offers from TCU, Arizona, and Fresno State.
  • 2019 Torrey Pines QB Jason Heine and OL Payson Campisano picked up offers from the University of Chicago.
  • 2019 Brawley LB Casey Kline picked up an offer from Yale.
  • 2019 Point Loma ATH JL Skinner picked up offers from San Jose State and Iowa State.
  • 2019 Mission Bay PG Boogie Ellis picked up an offer from Creighton.
  • 2019 Torrey Pines OL Brian Driscoll picked up an offer from Penn.
  • 2019 La Jolla Country Day SG Ryan Langborg picked up offers from UC-Irvine and Brown.
  • 2019 University City WR Casey Granfors picked up an offers from San Jose State and South Dakota.
  • 2019 Lincoln ATH Don Chapman picked up an offer from South Dakota.
  • 2021 Bishop’s QB Tyler Buchner picked up an offer from Utah.
  • 2018 Army-Navy G JC Canahuate committed to Central Arizona College.
  • 2019 Morse DB Shamar Martin picked up an offer from Iowa State.
  • 2019 Helix LB Michael Shawcroft picked up an offer from Princeton.
  • 2021 Cathedral Catholica F Obinna Anyanwu picked up an offer from Oklahoma.

Alumni:

  • Former Mission Hills LB Fred Warner (BYU) was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 70th pick in the NFL Draft.
  • Former Imperial RB Royce Freeman (Oregon) was selected by the Denver Broncos with the 71st pick in the NFL Draft.
  • Former La Costa Canyon OL Scott Quessenberry (UCLA) was selected by the Los Angeles Chargers in the 5th round of the NFL Draft.
  • Former Torrey Pines OL Jacob Alsadek (Arizona) signed with the Green Bay Packers as a UDFA.
  • Former Del Norte CB Quenton Meeks (Stanford) signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a UDFA.
  • Former Helix CB Jalen Davis (Utah State) signed with the Miami Dolphins as a UDFA.
  • Former Olympian WR Sergio Bailey (Eastern Michigan) signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a UDFA.
  • Former Oceanside WR Mikah Holder (SDSU) signed with the Washington Redskins as a UDFA.
  • Former Lincoln DB Tyree Robinson (Oregon) signed with the Dallas Cowboys as a UDFA.
  • Former San Marcos RB/WR Kyle Lewis (Cal Poly) signed with the Detroit Lions as a UDFA.
  • Former Otay Ranch/Southwestern College QB Luis Perez (Texas A&M-Commerce) signed with the Los Angeles Rams as a UDFA.
  • Former Torrey Pines/San Diego City College F Ethan Esposito committed to Sacramento State. (Eligible immediately with 3 seasons left to play.)

4/16-4/22 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2018 El Camino SG Jalen Flanagan signed with San Francisco State.
  • 2018 Torrey Pines G Finn Sullivan took an official visit to USD, and picked up an offer from UC-Irvine.
  • 2019 La Jolla Country Day SG Ryan Langborg picked up an offer from Rice University.
  • 2019 Morse DB Shamar Martin picked up an offer from Wisconsin.
  • 2019 Madison RB Kenan Christon picked up an offer from Cal.
  • 2021 Bishop’s QB Tyler Buchner picked up an offer from Yale.
  • 2018 San Marcos OL Andrew Meyer switched his commitment from Air Force, to UTEP.
  • 2019 Carlsbad ATH Jacob Asa Turner picked up offers from Vanderbilt and Arizona State.

Baseball:

  • San Marcos Catcher Vincent Martinez, a Stanford-signee, hit two home runs versus Vista on Saturday giving him seven on the season and taking over the top spot in the county.
    • Torrey Pines RHP/1B/OF Joe Magrisi and Christian OF Garret Nielsen are right behind Martinez with six home runs each.

Alumni:

  • Former Granite Hills/Oregon State QB-WR Seth Collins committed to Texas Tech. He will be eligible immediately, and have two seasons to play.
  • The Oakland A’s called up ‘06 Vista grad Trevor Cahill to the major league roster.

4/9-4/15 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 San Marcos LHP-1B Jacob Widener committed to San Diego State.
  • 2020 Cathedral Catholic ATH Jordan Allen picked up offers from Florida Atlantic and Arizona State.
  • 2019 Morse DB Shamar Martin picked up an offer from Colorado.
  • 2019 Lincoln ATH Jamahd Monroe picked up his first offer, from Army.
  • 2019 La Costa Canyon RB Karson Lippert picked up his first offer, from UC-Davis.
  • 2019 Helix LB Michael Shawcroft picked up an offer from Yale.

Baseball:

  • 2018 Torrey Pines RHP/1B/OF Joey Magrisi was named the So Cal player of the week by Cal-Hi Sports.

  • 2018 La Costa Canyon RHP JJ Rytz, a Colorado Springs-signee, threw a no-hitter in the Mavericks 16-0 win over San Dieguito Academy.
    • 2019 La Costa Canyon 1B/LHP, a Vanderbilt commit, had two hits and a grand slam in that game.

Basketball:

  • Former Foothills Christian forward Taeshon Cherry signed his letter of intent with Arizona State yesterday, and will join the Sun Devils next season.

Alumni:

  • 2015 Mission Hills grad DeChaun Holiday has received his release and will transfer from UCLA.
  • 2015 Granite Hills grad Seth Collins, an Oregon State transfer, took an official visit to Texas Tech this weekend. Collins will be eligible immediately with two seasons to play.
  • 2007 Valhalla grad Greg Garcia, an infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, had a career day at the plate on Saturday going 3-4 with two home runs and a double.

4/2-4/8 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • Alabama and Oregon State offered 2019 Madison RB Kenan Christon.
  • 2019 University City WR Casey Granfors picked up an offer from Brown.
  • San Diego offered 2018 Torrey Pines G Finn Sullivan. Sullivan also took official visits Brown University and American University.
  • 2018 Helix Catcher Zack Owens committed to Azusa Pacific.
  • South Dakota offered 2019 San Diego DB Jayden Wickware and 2019 Point Loma ATH Cam Auva’a.
  • 2019 Morse DB Shamar Martin picked up offers from San Diego State, Nebraska, and UCLA.
  • 2019 La Jolla Country Day SG Ryan Langborg picked up an offer from UCSB during an in-home visit with Head Coach Joe Pasternack.
  • 2018 El Camino SG Jalen Flanagan picked up an offer from San Francisco State during a visit to the school.

Baseball:

  • #4 Torrey Pines defeated #1 San Marcos, 11-10, in 9 innings to win the North County Tournament.
    • 2020 Torrey Pines 3B/USD Commit Kevin Sim went 3-4, with a 3-run home run.

  • #2 Eastlake beat #6 Helix 13-2, to win the GMC Tournament. 2019 SDSU Commit Ricky Tibbetts pitched four innings for Eastlake. Senior Micah Pietila-Wiggs homered and doubled in the win.
  • 2018 San Marcos SS-RHP/Notre Dame-signee Zack Prajzner was named the Cal-Hi Sports So Cal Player of the Week.
  • #5 Cathedral Catholic went 2-2 this week in The Boras Classic in Orange County, playing against several of the best teams in Southern California.

Alumni:

  • 1995 Poway grad Charley Hoffman hit a hole-in-one during the final round of The Masters. Hoffman finished in a tie for 12th place.

  • 2014 Helix grad Jalen Davis was honored with a banner at Utah State after being named an All-American this past season.

https://twitter.com/verdisd18/status/982328309525577729

3/26-4/1 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2021 Bishop’s QB Tyler Buchner picked up an offer from Michigan.
  • 2018 Helix PG Amari Green has committed to Humboldt State.
  • 2018 Torrey Pines G Finn Sullivan picked up an offer from the University of Richmond. St. Mary’s and USD also stopped in to watch him.
  • 2019 Torrey Pines OL Brian Driscoll picked up an offer from Columbia University.
  • 2019 Carlsbad ATH Jacob Asa Turner picked up an offer from Nebraska.

Baseball:

  • The 68th annual Lions Tournament was completed this week, with #8 San Marcos defeating #3 Rancho Bernardo to win their 5th game in 4 days. Notre Dame-signee Zack Prajzner had 11 strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings in the Championship Game.
  • Reigning CIF Player of the Year Grant Holman of Eastlake HS, a Cal-signee, had an impressive performance on Wednesday.

Alumni:

  • 16 Players from San Diego made MLB Opening Day Rosters.

  • 2003 Morse grad Adam Jones hit a walk-off home run for the Baltimore Orioles on Opening Day.

  • Former Helix TE Levine Toilolo signed with the Detroit Lions, following his five seasons with the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Former Torrey Pines/Palomar College SG Jackson Strong has committed to play at Humboldt State following two years playing for the Comets.
  • 2017 Cathedral Catholic grad Brandon McCoy has declared for the NBA Draft following one season at UNLV. He is expected to hire an agent.
  • 2017 Foothills Christian grad Jaylen Hands has declared for the NBA Draft following one season at UCLA. He will not yet hire an agent, to maintain his collegiate eligibility.
  • Former Vista standout Leon Hall signed with the Oakland Raiders. He’s entering his 12th NFL Season.

3/19-3/25 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Morse DB Shamar Martin picked up offers from Oregon and Arizona State.
  • 2018 Torrey Pines PG Finn Sullivan picked up an offer from American University.
  • 2020 Cathedral Catholic ATH Jordan Allen picked up his first offer, from Syracuse University.

Baseball:

  • The 68th Annual Lions Baseball Tournament begins on Monday and runs through Thursday in San Diego. 144 teams will compete in 10 divisions.
  • 2018 San Marcos C/Stanford-signee Vincent Martinez hit a walk-off grand slam to help San Marcos to a 9-6 win over #4 La Costa Canyon.

https://twitter.com/MrCped/status/976301442175705088

Alumni:

  • 2010 Mira Mesa grad Damien Williams signed with the Kansas City Chiefs following four seasons with the Miami Dolphins.

3/12-3/18 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • Michigan offered 2019 Carlsbad ATH Jacob Asa Turner.
  • 2018 La Jolla Country Day G Alex Cho committed to MIT.
  • California offered 2019 Torrey Pines OL Brian Driscoll.
  • 2019 Madison RB Kenan Christon picked up offers from Stanford and UCLA.
  • 2020 St. Augustine Catcher Angelo Peraza committed to USD.

Basketball:

  • The Basketball season in San Diego came to an end as Christian lost to View Park in the D4 Regional Final.
    • San Marcos and Mater Dei Catholic girls teams both lost in the regional finals as well, ending their seasons.

Alumni:

  • Valhalla grad Jordan Qsar, a redshirt-junior at Pepperdine University, hit a 3-run home run, a grand slam, and pitched the 9th inning, in a 11-7 win over New Mexico.