Athletic Director's Message
Hello Mustangs, Alumni, Families, and Salesian Supporters,
Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year!
It seems like yesterday we just finished our 2020-21 seasons, and now we are back at it!
Athletics during the pandemic was very challenging. From weekly Covid testing of our coaches and student-athletes to sharing facilities, along with numerous schedule changes, everyone pulled their weight and got it done. I want to thank our school administration and coaches for their hard work and dedication to our young men during this challenging time.
Despite the challenges of the 2020-21 school year, our athletics program flourished. The Mustang Cross Country captured its third consecutive Camino Real League Championship. The Baseball team made a first-round playoff appearance after a two-year hiatus; however, the year’s highlight came from the soccer program. Our school President, Mr. Chacon, said it best, “We entered the Covid year (2020) with a championship (basketball), and ended the Covid year with two championships’!
Under the leadership of Coach Bryant Molina, who was named the 2021 CIF Division 3 Coach of the Year, the Mustang Soccer program brought home the school’s seventeenth and eighteenth championship banner. The Mustangs defeated Norte Vista high school in the 2021 CIF Division 3 Section finals and CIF State Division 3 Regional Finals giving the soccer program their sixth divisional championship and their fourth state championship, in addition to becoming the first school in California history to advance to 5 CIF State SoCal Regional championship games.
Our motto last year was Perseverance, and I can honestly say all of our athletes and coaches lived up to it!
Entering the 2021-2022 school year, the Mustangs have a lot of momentum to build on. So, for this year’s motto, we will use a block from John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success: Competitive Greatness; Be your best when your best is needed.
A Mustang student-athlete:
-Will always strive for greatness in the classroom and athletics.
-Will continue to push forward, improve, and never settle for anything less than greatness.
-Will continuously pursue greatness no matter what challenges he faces.
Be at your best everyday Mustangs and strive for greatness in everything you do!
Welcome to the 2021-22 Athletics Season.
Mr. Tommy V. Loera Jr. '04, CAA