Saints is excited to open the 2021-22 season as San Diego’s preseason #1 ranked team and #9 in the state of California. Last year was a short season and Saints finished with a 14-7 record, a 2nd place finish in the Western League, a CIF semifinal loss to eventual champion Torrey Pines and a state tourney loss to eventual state champion St. John Bosco (61-59). The excitement is high because last season Saints started two freshmen in LoLo Rudolph and Ian de la Rosa (All Western League) and two sophomores in Jaden Matingou and Jurian Dixon (All-CIF). With 8 returning lettermen including Prince Adjei (Sr.), Gage Whitton (Sr.), Liam Haskett (Sr.) and Vincent Ricchiuti (Jr.) Saints will field an experienced squad. Also talented are newcomers to varsity Justin Stearns (Sr.), Osmark Lopez (Sr.), Derrius Carter-Hollinger (Jr.), MJ Jackman (Jr.), and Kai Brown (So.).
The preseason schedule will be exciting as Saints will test themselves with an early matchup against the #1 team in the country in Sierra Canyon. The team will also play in the prestigious Tarkanian Class in Las Vegas and the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic in San Diego. Mixed into the always tough Western League schedule will be a return to the NIKE Extravaganza in late January at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. To follow the team’s schedule and results please visit Maxpreps.com. Go Saints!