Saying good-bye to two special seniors in Misa Rosado and Jared Stearns will not be easy but Saints enters the 2019-20 season with high expectations. This year’s team will boast 6 seniors with a ton of experience and are looking to build on the dominant Western League championship from a year ago. Chibuzo Agbo was named Western League Player of the Year and Luke Haupt (1st team) and Tyson McWilliams (2nd team) were also named to the all Western League team. Chibuzo and Luke were also honored as All-CIF team members as two of the top 10 players in San Diego. The six seniors include Chibuzo Agbo, Declan Bretz, Nakial Cross, Alex Dennis (Honorable Mention All Western League), Luke Haupt, and Tyson McWilliams. Saints has amassed a 66-6 record in the last 6 seasons in the Western League and is looking to advance to their 4th Open Division Championship game in 7 years of the new playoff format (having won in 2015 and 2019).
There are few teams in the state of California as deep as this year’s team as Declan Bretz, Nakial Cross and Alex Dennis all return after having been key contributors to last year’s success. Juniors Isaiah Brickner, Tyson Shields, Malcolm Williams and Jake Woldman also look to make a push as all were varsity team members as sophomores. The preseason schedule will be exciting as Saints will test themselves with an early matchup against Sierra Canyon (predicted to be the preseason #1 team in the country). The boys will also play two games at Santa Margarita High School as well as the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas and as always the tough Torrey Pines tournament after Christmas. Mixed in to the Western League schedule will also be a return to the NIKE Extravaganza on February 1st at Mater Dei Santa Ana. Go Saints!