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2017-18 Varsity Boys Basketball Roster
Number Name Height Position Grade
0 AJ McGregor 5'9" Guard 12
3 Jordan Tollner 5'10" Guard 12
4 Rhys Biddiscombe 6'4" Forward 12
5 Brenden Cormie 6'2" Guard 12
10 Bentong "Bennie" Li 6'0" Guard 12
11 Nick Davidson 6'8" Forward 9

Pearson Parker 6'2" Guard 10
13 Jake Kyman 6'7" Forward 11
14 Jack Barrera 6'3" Guard 12
15 Chad Magyar 6'3" Forward 12
21 Seth Henry 6'5" Forward 12
22 Christian Blazona 6'2" Guard 12
23 Max Agbonkpolo 6'8" Guard 11
30 Jake Wadkins 6'5" Guard 12
32 Jordan Guest 6'8" Forward 12
33 Shengzhe Li 6'11" Center 11
34 Jake Blazona 5'9" Guard 9
43
55

Aldo Ruiz-Ortiz
Tyler Hanna
Zeyu "Courtney" Shan

6'1"
6'4"
6'7"

Guard
Guard
Forward

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11
9

2017-18 Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Roster
Number Name Height Position Grade
3 Matthew Ciotoli 6'0" Guard 10
5 Zeyu Huang 5'10" Guard 11
10 Tyler Noble 5'10" Guard 11
12 Jacob Mendoza 6'0" Guard 11
14 Joshua Prentice 6'0" Guard 11
15 Darrin Walker 6'2" Guard 10
22 Tyler Hanna 6'3" Guard 11
23 Tyler Houlihan 6'4" Forward 11
30 Xiyuan "Tom" Zhang 6'3" Guard 11
32 Cade Masek 6'4" Forward 11
34 Alejandro Catelli 6'2" Guard 11
43 Chris Musetich 6'5" Forward 11
2017-18 Sophomore Boys Basketball Roster
Number Name Height Position Grade
3 Austin Castillo 5'7" Guard 10
4 Ryan Jacobin 5'7" Guard 10
5 Conor Burdian 5'11" Guard 10
12 Marc Steensland 5'10" Guard 10
14 Jacob Ashley 6'2" Forward 10
15 Ruiyang "Jack" You 6'1" Forward 10
21 Aidan Cutter 5'10" Guard 10
22 Ryan Hallisy 5'8" Guard 10
23 Xinzhang "Frank" Wang 6'1" Forward 10
30 Colin Ditzler 6'4" Forward 10
32 Ayden White 6'4" Forward 10
33 Michael Carmo 6'4" Guard 10
34 Jonathan Krotine 6'0" Forward 10
43 Connor Marking 6'0" Forward 10
55 Mychal "Crash" Vandeweghe O'Shea 6'7" Center 10
2017-18 Freshmen Blue Boys Basketball Roster
Number Name Height Position Grade
0 Kadin McGregor 5'10" Guard 9
3 Phuc "Harry" Phan 5'8" Guard 9
12 Jake Blazona 5'10" Guard 9
14 Jack Dennis 6'0" Guard 9
15 Yichu "Nemo" Chen 6'0" Guard 9
21 Tommy Wilkinson 6'1" Guard 9
22 Keanu "Pono" Rebudela-Kama 6'1" Guard 9
23 Christopher Allen 6'3" Forward 9
30 Adler Carrison 6'4" Forward 9
32 Kyle Wade 5'10" Guard 9
33 Aldo Ruiz-Ortiz 6'0" Guard 9
34 Dartanyon Moussiaux 6'3" Forward 9
43 Nick Cunningham 6'2" Forward 9
55 Zeyu "Courtney" Shan 6'6" Center 9
2017-18 Freshmen Gold Boys Basketball Roster
Number Name Height Position Grade
0 Borna Danesh Guard 9
3 Ryan Wong Guard 9
12 Jake Miller Guard 9
14 Trey Pannell Guard 9
15 Tiantong "Peter" Song Guard 9
21 Ruichu "Eric" Xia Guard 9
23 Raymond Chu Forward 9
30 Zhihe "Michael" Fang Guard 9
32 Mason Hanna Forward 9
33 Morgan Marks Forward 9
34 Shan "Sam" Jiang Guard 9
43 Alex Kashkarian Forward 9
55 Cole Cutcher Forward 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.

Kirk Davidson – Assistant Coach – Varsity Boys Basketball

SMCHS Boys' Basketball family is proud to have Coach Kirk Davidson, who will be serving as the Varsity Assistant coach for his 5th season. Coach Kirk grew up and played basketball in Northern Nevada, where he was voted Nevada High School Player of the Year and Northern Nevada Reno Gazette-Journal Player of the Year in 1989. He was a McDonald's High School All-American, Converse All American, and led the state in blocked shots. He went on to play Division 1 basketball as a scholarship player at both BYU, and the University of Nevada where he was Big West Player of the Month several times. After College, Coach Kirk had the opportunity to join a Club in Spain, but injury and surgery ended his career. Since joining the Coaching Staff as Assistant Coach - Post Players, the Eagles have won a CIF Championship and have finished 2nd or 3rd in the Trinity League each year. Kirk and his wife Kelly live in Mission Viejo with their three boys Nick (current Eagle), Zack, and Blake.

Tyler Ternes – Assistant Coach – Varsity Boys Basketball

Coach Ternes is in his 4th year in the SMCHS basketball program. This will be his first year solely working with the varsity after coaching at the freshmen and JV levels. He guided the JV team to a 22-4 overall record and a Trinity League co-championship. He was an All-League basketball player and All-CIF volleyball player at Brethren Christian in Huntington Beach before he attended Long Beach State on a full academic scholarship. Coach Ternes also teaches math at Santa Margarita and loves the responsibility and rewarding aspects of both positions with the school. He and his wife Kellie live in Lake Forest with their dog, Kershaw (Go Dodgers!).

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.

Craig Donahue – Assistant Coach - Junior Varsity Boys Basketball

Coach Craig Donahue has been teaching and coaching for over 25 years at all levels including running his own AAU High School teams (SoCal Soldiers), and most recently with us at SMCHS for over five years. Coach Donahue, while coaching in the boys’ basketball & golf programs, also teaches Fundamentals of Business & Entrepreneurship, Intro to Law, Accounting & Finance, and IB Business Management HL1 & HL2, and serves as the school’s CSF and FBLA advisor, as well as being a member of Eagles Edge. He holds a Masters of Education from National University, and when not teaching, coaching and/or advising, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Coach Donahue enjoys sailing, hiking, swimming, cycling, travelling, skiing, golfing, and many other outdoor and indoor activities.

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
Day Date Opponent Location Score
Mon. - Sat. 11/12 - 17/2018 Pac Shores Tournament Redondo Union
Tuesday 11/20/2018 Culver City Santa Margarita
Saturday 11/24/2018 Nor Cal Tip Off Classic Newark Memorial
Tuesday 11/27/2018 San Gabriel Academy Pasadena, CA
Friday 11/30/2018 Game - Coronado HS Las Vegas
Saturday 12/1/2018 Game - Clark HS Las Vegas
Thursday 12/6/2018 Vivint Great Western Shootout - TBA Orem, UT
Friday 12/7/2018 Vivint Great Western Shootout - TBA Orem, UT
Saturday 12/8/2018 Vivint Great Western Shootout - TBA Orem, UT
Tuesday 12/11/2018 Beverly Hills HS Beverly Hills HS
Friday 12/14/2018 SMCHS Classic - Moreau Catholic Santa Margarita
Saturday 12/15/2018 SMCHS Classic - Arch Bishop Mitty HS Santa Margarita
12/18 - 21/2018 Finals Week
Wednesday 12/26/2018 Damien Tournament - TBA Damien HS
Thursday 12/27/2018 Damien Tournament - TBA Damien HS
Friday 12/28/2018 Damien Tournament - TBA Damien HS
Saturday 12/29/2018 Damien Tournament - TBA Damien HS
Saturday 1/5/2018 Take Flight Challenge - Harvard Westlake Redondo Union
Tuesday 1/8/2019 St. John Bosco St. John Bosco
Friday 1/11/2019 Orange Lutheran Santa Margarita
Saturday 1/12/2019 Rancho Christian Showcase - R. Christian Rancho Christian
Wednesday 1/16/2019 Mater Dei Santa Margarita
Friday 1/18/2019 Servite Servite
Thursday 1/24/2019 Bishop Gorman HS Santa Margarita
Friday 1/25/2019 Nike Extravangza - Oak Hill Academy Mater Dei
Wednesday 1/30/2019 JSerra JSerra
TBA 2/5, 6, 8, 12, 15 CIF SS Playoffs TBA
TBA 2/22/2023 CIF SS Finals TBA
TBA 2/26-28, 3/2,5 CIF State Playoffs TBA
TBA 3/8 - 9/2019 CIF State Finals TBA
Updated June 9, 2018

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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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