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2018-19 Varsity Boys Basketball Roster
Number Name Height Position Grade
0 Jake Blazona 5'10" Guard 10
3 Selah Robins 6'1" Guard 10
4 Alejandro Catelli 6'2" Guard 12
10 Kendall McHugh 6'0" Guard 12
12 Aldo Ruiz-Oritz 6'2" Guard 10
13 Jake Kyman 6'7" Guard 12
14 Jack McCloskey 6'2" Guard 9
15 Xiyuan "Tom" Zhang 6'3" Guard 12
21 Paolo Belfiore 6'0" Guard 9
22 Tyler Hanna 6'3" Guard 12
23 Max Agbonkpolo 6'8" Guard 12
32 Zeyu "Courtney" Shan 6'8" Forward 10
33 Shengzhe Li 6'11" Center 12
34 Chris Musetich 6'5" Center 12
2018-19 Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Roster
Number Name Height Position Grade
4 Jacob Ashley 6'0" Guard 11
5 Jack McCloskey 6'4" Guard 9
10 Jack Dennis 6'2" Guard 10
12 Michael Carmo 6'5" Guard 11
14 Thomas Wilkinson 6'0" Guard 10
15 Colin Ditzler 6'2" Forward 11
21 Marc Steensland 5'11" Guard 11
22 Connor Marking 5'9" Guard 11
23 Xinzhang "Frank" Wang 5'11" Guard 11
30 Jiaxu "Eason" Wang 6'2" Guard 11
32 Matthew Ciotoli 6'1" Guard 11
33 Darrin Walker 6'0" Guard 11
34 Zeyu "Courtney" Shan 6'8" Center 10
43 Charlie Henderson 6'8" Center 11
55 Crash Vandeweghe 6'7" Center 11
2018-19 Sophomore/Freshman Boys Basketball Roster
Number Name Height Position Grade
0 Kadin McGregor 5'10" Guard 10
3 Carson Williams 6'0" Guard 10
3 Yichu "Nemo" Chen 5'8" Guard 10
4 Borna Danesh 5'9" Guard 10
5 Ruichu "Eric" Xia 5'11" Forward 10
10 Mason Hanna 6'1" Forward 10
12 Matthew Ko 5'7" Guard 10
14 Jake Miller 5'11" Guard 10
15 Trey Pannell 5'10" Guard 10
21 Raymond Chu 6'0" Guard 10
22 Nicholas Cunningham 6'0" Center 10
23 Ryan Wong 5'8" Guard 10
32 San "Sam" Jiang 5'8" Guard 10
33 Alex Bays 5'8" Guard 10
34 Faris Khalek 5'7" Guard 10
43 Alex Kashkarian 5'11" Forward 10
55 Justin Mogadas 6'5" Forward 10
2018-19 Freshmen Blue Boys Basketball Roster
Number Name Height Position Grade
0 Paolo Belfiore 6'0" Guard 9
3 Michael Nilsen 5'8" Guard 9
4 Alexander "Alex" Durham 5'6" Guard 9
5 Evan Dzierzynski 5'9" Guard 9
10 Kyle Evans 6'3" Forward 9
12 Gregory Gegenfurtner 5'10" Forward 9
14 Luc Carter 5'4" Forward 9
15 Nathan "Nate" Morrow 6'1" Forward 9
21 Luke Straw 5'9" Guard 9
22 Sebastian "Sebass" Pla 5'7" Guard 9
23 Liam Hernandez 5'8" Forward 9
30 Connor Cleek 6'0" Forward 9
32 Clayton Nilsen 5'10" Guard 9
33 Jake Heberle 6'3" Guard 9
43 Jake Gonzales 6'2" Forward 9
55 Ryan McCloskey 5'10" Guard 9
2018-19 Freshmen Gold Boys Basketball Roster
Number Name Height Position Grade
0 Brandon Kim 4'10" Guard 9
3 Dylan Tran 5'7" Guard 9
4 Mina "Anthony" Gobran 5'4" Guard 9
5 George Zhou 5'7" Guard 9
10 Dele "Aaron" Fei 5'8" Guard 9
12 Michael McGuire 5'10" Guard 9
14 James Konopisos 5'11" Guard 9
15 Lucas Pedro 5'8" Guard 9
21 Zachary "Zack" Miller 5'8" Guard 9
22 Haohan "Harry" Zhang 5'10" Guard 9
23 Blake Tefft 5'11" Guard 9
30 William "Will" Crafts 5'10" Guard 9
32 Tristen Lockwood 5'8" Guard 9
33 Timothy "Tim" Proctor 6'0" Center 9
34 Xinze "James" Jiang 6'1" Guard 9
43 Jack McGee 5'4" Guard 9

Coaches

Jeff Reinert – Head Coach – Varsity Boys Basketball

Jeff Reinert begins his sixth season as the head boys' basketball coach. Prior to coming to SMCHS, he served 24 years as a collegiate coach with his most recent position as the associate head coach at Fresno State University. Prior to that, he was co-head assistant coach at Oregon State University and head coach at Utah Valley University. While serving at Utah Valley, Reinert let the team to 179 - 77 record becoming the school's all-time winning coach. His coaching career also includes serving as assistant coach at Brigham Young University, the University of Nebraska and Simpson College in Iowa. Jeff and his wife, Trish, have a daughter, Gretchen, who is a 2017 SMCHS graduate and currently attends Santa Clara University where she is member of the women’s volleyball team.

Alan Dolensky – Head Coach – Junior Varsity Boys Basketball

Alan Dolensky was a four year starter at the University of New Mexico where during his career he played all five positions (not at the same time). He was offered to play basketball in Israel and for the CBA in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but decided to begin his career as a teacher. He is a member of both the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and the Orange County Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. He still holds the school record for most minutes played in a season. He has coached high school basketball for seven years at Cibola HS (Albuquerque, NM), La Quinta HS, Trabuco Hills, and Tesoro. He has two children (Sara and Max), a beautiful wife (Alane), and two step children (Danielle and Kevin). His freshman roommate at the University of New Mexico was a gentleman named Jeff Reinert.

Marino Rocco DeFilippo, Jr. – Head Coach – Sophomore Boys Basketball

Coach DeFilippo is in his fifth year on the Eagle Basketball Staff. He served as the Sophomore Head Coach in 2013-14, as a Varsity Assistant for Coach Reinert in 2014-15, and Freshman Blue Head Coach for the past two seasons. This season, Coach DeFilippo will serve in his 3rd year as the Director of Operations for Eagle Boys Basketball, Head Coach of the Sophomore team, and will also serve as a full time substitute teacher at school. He was born and raised in Steelton, Pennsylvania, and is the son of a life-long teacher, coach, and athletic director, Marino Sr. Coach DeFilippo was surrounded by basketball constantly while growing up, and built many meaningful relationships with players, coaches, and AD’s at both the high school and college levels. Coach Rocco played for his father at Bishop McDevitt Catholic High School in Harrisburg, PA, and subsequently for David L. Maloney at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA where he was elected Captain in both his Junior and Senior seasons. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. Degree in Administration & Management Science and Psychology. Coach worked for 25 years at Pfizer Inc. in sales and sales management, during which time he was able to stay active in basketball as an official. He and his wife, Karen, are 23 year residents of Orange County and have two daughters, Jessica and Maria, who are very proud Eagle Alumni.

Art Meddaugh – Assistant Coach – Sophomore Boys Basketball, Freshmen Gold Boys Basketball

This is Coach Meddaugh's second year coaching basketball at SMCHS, and thirteenth overall. Art will be assisting both Sophomore and Freshman levels this season. Art really enjoys the family atmosphere at Santa Margarita, and has seen a real improvement in player development over the past year.

Art has been a Head Coach on the NJB/All Net level, an assistant, Co-Head, and Head Coach at the Sophomore levels at Mater Dei, where his teams won multiple Serra and Trinity League Championships, and an assistant and Head Coach at the Freshman and Sophomore levels at Dana Hills.

Art has a 70-30 Head Coaching regular season record, has assisted another 150 regular season games, and has coached in 500 plus high school games overall.

Art grew up in Michigan and Illinois before moving to California, where he played soccer, football, and basketball. Art graduated from Capo Valley and then earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Saddleback College, and is looking forward to earning a BA Degree in the near future.

Art enjoys reading, music, and sports. He lives in Laguna Niguel where he raised his son Cody, who is a junior at Benedictine College on a full athletic scholarship playing football and is a Business Marketing major in Atchison, Kansas.

Kevin Stacey – Head Coach – Freshmen Blue Boys Basketball

This is Kevin's first year coaching at Santa Margarita. Last year, Kevin was head freshman coach and assistant varsity coach at Fairmont Prep. He has also been coaching AAU for over 5 years. He is very excited to join Eagles basketball.

Chuck Walker – Head Coach – Freshmen Gold Boys Basketball

Chuck Walker will be coaching the Freshmen Gold team. This is Chuck’s second year in the program, along with his time spent with program in the summer and club seasons. Prior to joining the staff at Santa Margarita, Chuck coached for over 30 years in the local youth sports scene. Chuck coached basketball and soccer at the travel team level. Many of the kids Chuck has coached have gone on to excel at SMCHS. Chuck’s teams play hard, are disciplined and will be fundamentally sound. Although this is Chuck’s second year coaching at Santa Margarita Catholic High School, he has watched 5 of his children graduate who were active in SMCHS athletics; daughter Sarah, basketball and swimming; Melissa, soccer; Johnny, football and track, Jessi, basketball; Chris, basketball and soccer. Emily, his 6th child is finishing up her senior year of volleyball.

Wolfie Wood - JV and Varsity Assistant Coach

Wolfie Wood is beginning his first year on the SMCHS coaching staff. He was a three-year varsity starter at Santa Margarita (2009-12), where he was named two-time All Trinity League, nominated All-State and top three in scoring in Orange County. He played collegiate basketball where he was a two-time All-Conference player. He graduated from California Lutheran University in 2018 with a B.S. in Communications. He began his coaching career last year at Newbury Park HS and led them to their first post-season appearance since 2013, with a record of 20-6 in his first year of coaching.

Schedule

2018-19 Boys Varsity Basketball Schedule (1 - 1) | (0 - 0)
Day Date Opponent Location Time Score
Monday
Wednesday
11/12/2018
11/14/2018
Pac Shores Tournament vs. Serra, Gardena
Pac Shores Tournament vs. Notre Dame
Redondo Union HS
Redondo Union HS
03:30 PM
05:00 PM
W 75-57
L 74-62
Monday 11/19/2018 Culver City Santa Margarita 06:00 PM
Saturday 11/24/2018 Nor Cal Tip Off Classic - Modesto Christian HS Newark Memorial 08:30 PM
Friday 11/30/2018 Game - Coronado HS Las Vegas 07:00 PM
Saturday 12/1/2018 Game - Clark HS Las Vegas 07:00 PM
Thursday 12/6/2018 Vivint Great Western Shootout vs Timpview Orem, UT 04:30 PM
Friday 12/7/2018 Vivint Great Western Shootout vs Denver East Orem, UT 02:00 PM
Saturday 12/8/2018 Vivint Great Western Shootout - TBA Orem, UT TBA
Tuesday 12/11/2018 Beverly Hills HS Beverly Hills HS 07:00 PM
Friday 12/14/2018 Santa Margarita Classic - Moreau Catholic HS Santa Margarita 07:00 PM
Saturday 12/15/2018 Santa Margarita Classic - Archbishop Mitty HS Santa Margarita 07:00 PM
12/18 - 21/2018 Finals Week
Wednesday 12/26/2018 Damien Tournament - TBA Damien HS TBA
Thursday 12/27/2018 Damien Tournament - TBA Damien HS TBA
Friday 12/28/2018 Damien Tournament - TBA Damien HS TBA
Saturday 12/29/2018 Damien Tournament - TBA Damien HS TBA
Saturday 1/5/2018 Take Flight Challenge vs Camarillo Redondo Union HS 08:30 PM
Tuesday 1/8/2019 St. John Bosco St. John Bosco 07:00 PM
Friday 1/11/2019 Orange Lutheran Santa Margarita 07:00 PM
Saturday 1/12/2019 Rancho Christian Showcase - Rancho Christian Rancho Christian 06:00 PM
Monday 1/14/2018 San Gabriel Academy San Gabriel Academy 03:00 PM
Wednesday 1/16/2019 Mater Dei Santa Margarita 07:00 PM
Friday 1/18/2019 Servite Servite 07:00 PM
Thursday 1/24/2019 Bishop Gorman HS Santa Margarita 07:00 PM
Friday 1/25/2019 Nike Extravangza - Oak Hill Academy Mater Dei 07:30 PM
Wednesday 1/30/2019 JSerra JSerra 07:00 PM
TBA 2/5, 6, 8, 12, 15 CIF SS Playoffs TBA TBA
TBA 2/22/2023 CIF SS Finals TBA TBA
TBA 2/26-28, 3/2,5 CIF State Playoffs TBA TBA
TBA 3/8 - 9/2019 CIF State Finals TBA TBA
Updated October 1, 2018 MRD
2018-19 Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Schedule (1 - 3) | (0 - 0)
Day Date Opponent Location Time Score
Monday 11/12/2018 Edison Tourn. vs. Los Alamitos Edison HS 05:00 PM L 41-37
Tuesday 11/13/2018 Edison Tourn. vs. Newport Edison HS 05:00 PM L 44-41
Wednesday 11/14/2018 Edison Tournament vs. Beckman Edison HS 06:00 PM L 52-44
Thursday 11/15/2018 Edison Tournament vs. Edison Edison HS 05:00 PM W 56-37
Monday 11/19/2018 Crean Lutheran Crean Lutheran 04:30 PM
Tuesday 11/20/2018 Culver City *Cancelled* Santa Margarita HS 05:30 PM
Mon. - Sat. 11/26 - 12/1/2018 Tustin Tournament Tustin HS TBA
Mon. - Sat. 12/10 - 15/2018 Aliso Niguel Tournament Aliso Niguel HS TBA
12/18 - 21/2018 Finals Week
Wed. - Sat. 12/26 - 29/2018 Yorba Linda Shootout Yorba Linda HS TBA
Fri. - Sat. 1/4 - 5/2019 Trinity League Classic St. John Bosco TBA
Fri. - Sat. 1/4 - 5/2019 Trinity League Classic St. John Bosco TBA
Fri. - Sat. 1/4 - 5/2019 Trinity League Classic St. John Bosco TBA
Fri. - Sat. 1/4 - 5/2019 Trinity League Classic St. John Bosco TBA
Tuesday 1/8/2019 St. John Bosco St. John Bosco 05:30 PM
Friday 1/11/2019 Orange Lutheran Santa Margarita 05:30 PM
Wednesday 1/16/2019 Mater Dei Santa Margarita 05:30 PM
Friday 1/18/2019 Servite Servite 05:30 PM
Friday 1/25/2018 JSerra JSerra 07:00 PM
Wednesday 1/30/2019 JSerra Santa Margarita 05:30 PM
2018-19 Boys Frosh Soph Basketball Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time Score
Monday 11/19/2018 Edison Tournament - Sage Hills Edison HS 03:30 PM
Tuesday 11/20/2018 Edison Tournament - O Lu/San Juan Hills Edison HS TBA
Wednesday 11/21/2018 Edison Tournament - TBA Edison HS TBA
Mon. - Fri. 11/26 - 30/2018 Capo Valley Tournament Capo Valley HS TBA
Wednesday 12/5/2018 Capo Valley Christian School Capo Valley Christian 03:00 PM
Monday 12/10/2018 Portola Hills HS Portola Hills 04:00 PM
Tuesday 12/11/2018 Beverly Hills HS Beverly Hills HS 05:30 PM
Thursday 12/13/2018 Capo Valley Christian School Santa Margarita 04:00 PM
Saturday 12/15/2018 Fairmont Prep Santa Margarita 01:00 PM
12/18 - 21/2018 Finals Week
Wed. - Sat. 12/26 - 29/2018 Laguna Hills Tournament Laguna Hills HS TBA
Fri. - Sat. 1/4 - 5/2019 Trinity League Classic Santa Margarita TBA
Fri. - Sat. 1/4 - 5/2019 Trinity League Classic Santa Margarita TBA
Fri. - Sat. 1/4 - 5/2019 Trinity League Classic Santa Margarita TBA
Fri. - Sat. 1/4 - 5/2019 Trinity League Classic Santa Margarita TBA
Tuesday 1/8/2019 St. John Bosco Santa Margarita 06:00 PM
Friday 1/11/2019 Orange Lutheran Orange Lutheran 06:00 PM
Saturday 1/12/2019 El Toro El Toro 12:30 PM
Wednesday 1/16/2019 Mater Dei Mater Dei 06:00 PM
Friday 1/18/2019 Servite Santa Margarita 06:00 PM
Saturday 1/19/2019 Corona Del Mar HS Corona Del Mar HS 10:00 AM
Saturday 1/26/2019 Corona Del Mar HS Corona Del Mar HS 12:00 PM
Thursday 1/31/2019 JSerra JSerra 07:00 PM
2018-19 Boys Freshman A Basketball Schedule (2 - 0) | (0 - 0)
Day Date Opponent Location Time Score
Tuesday
Wednesday
Friday
11/13/2018
11/14/2018
11/16/2018
Yorba Linda
Beckman
Roosevelt
Yorba Linda
Beckman
Beckman
03:30 PM
03:30 PM
TBA
W 66-53
W 68-51






Mon. - Sat. 11/26 - 12/1/2018 Estancia Tournament Estancia HS TBA
Mon. - Sat. 12/3 - 8/2018 Segerstrom HS Tournament Segerstrom HS TBA
Tuesday 12/11/2018 Beverly Hills HS Beverly Hills HS 04:00 PM
12/18 - 21/2018 Finals Week
Wed. - Sat. 12/26 - 29/2018 Yorba Linda HS Shootout Yorba Linda HS TBA
Fri. - Sat. 1/4/2019 Trinity League Classic - Orange Lutheran Orange Lutheran TBA
Friday 1/4/2019 Trinity League Classic - JSerra Orange Lutheran TBA
Saturday 1/5/2019 Trinity League Classic - St. John Bosco Orange Lutheran TBA
Saturday 1/5/2019 Trinity League Classic - Servite Orange Lutheran TBA
Tuesday 1/8/2019 St. John Bosco St. John Bosco 04:00 PM
Friday 1/11/2019 Orange Lutheran Santa Margarita 04:00 PM
Saturday 1/12/2019 El Toro HS El Toro (Small Gym) 12:30 PM
Wednesday 1/16/2019 Mater Dei Santa Margarita 04:00 PM
Friday
1/18/2019
Servite
Servite
04:00 PM
Thursday 1/31/2019 JSerra JSerra 05:30 PM
2018-19 Boys Freshman B Basketball Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time Score
Monday 11/19/2018 El Toro HS El Toro HS 11:00 AM
Tues. - Sat. 11/27 - 12/1/2018 Dana Hills Tournament Dana Hills HS TBA
Mon. - Sat. 12/3 - 8/2018 Mission Viejo Diablo Classic Mission Viejo HS TBA
Mon. - Sat. 12/10 - 15/2018 Laguna Hills Tournament Laguna Hills HS TBA
12/18 - 21/2018 Finals Week
Wed. - Sat. 12/26 - 29/2018 El Toro HS Tournament El Toro HS TBA
Fri. - Sat. 1/4 - 5/2019 Trinity League Classic Servite TBA
Fri. - Sat. 1/4 - 5/2019 Trinity League Classic Servite TBA
Fri. - Sat. 1/4 - 5/2019 Trinity League Classic Servite TBA
Fri. - Sat. 1/4 - 5/2019 Trinity League Classic Servite TBA
Tuesday 1/8/2019 St. John Bosco Santa Margarita 04:30 PM
Friday 1/11/2019 Orange Lutheran Orange Lutheran 04:30 PM
Saturday 1/12/2018 El Toro HS Santa Margarita 01:00 PM
Wednesday 1/16/2019 Mater Dei Mater Dei 04:30 PM
Friday 1/18/2019 Servite Santa Margarita 04:30 PM
Thursday 1/24/2019 Crean Lutheran Crean Lutheran 03:00 PM
Thursday 1/31/2019 JSerra JSerra 04:00 PM

Eagle Insider

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1. Episode 1: On today's edition Paul J. Higgins sits down with head boys basketball coach Jeff Reinert on the upcoming season and what his team is doing to get in top position to compete in the Trinity League.

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Tournament Brackets

Trinity League Directions

JSerra Catholic High School
26351 Junipero Serra Road
San Juan Capistrano, 92675
949-493-9038
www.jserra.org

5 south; Exit Junipero Serra Road; Turn Right

Mater Dei High School
1202 West Edinger Avenue
Santa Ana, 92707
714-754-7711
www.materdei.org

405 North; Exit Bristol; Right on Bristol;

School is on the corner of Bristol and Edinger

Orange Lutheran High School
2222 North Santiago Blvd.
Orange, 92867
714-998-5151
www.lhsoc.org

5 North to 55 North; Exit E. Katella Avenue, Turn Right;

Turn Left on N. Wanda Road which turns into N. Santiago Blvd.

Rosary High School
1340 North Acacia
Fullerton, 92831
714-879-6302
www.rosaryhs.org

5 North to 57 North; Exit Nutwood, Left on Nutwood; Right on Acacia

School is on the Right

Servite High School
1952 West La Palma Avenue
Anaheim, 92801
714-774-7575
www.servitehs.org

5 North; Exit Brookhurst/La Palma; Right on Brookhurst/La Palma

School is on the Right (1/4 mile)

St. John Bosco High School
13640 South Bellflower
Bellflower, 90706
562-920-1734
www.bosco.org

405 North to 605 North; Exit Rosecrans Avenue; Left of Rosecrans; Right on Bellflower;

School is on the Right

Saddleback College
Most SMCHS Varsity Home Football Games
28000 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, 92692
949-582-4500

5 South to Avery Parkway; make a Left; entrance is on the Left; go to the stop sign and make a Right to the football stadium; parking is on the Left

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