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Cathedral baseball team No.1 in nation

01/29/2013, 7:42pm PST
By U-T San Diego

Dons have top talent returning from last year's championship team.


Cathedral Catholic players celebrate last season's San Diego Section Division III title.

Cathedral Catholic is ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball’s preseason national high school poll.

The Dons are coming off a 30-5 season that included a San Diego Section Division III championship.

The headliner on coach Gary Remiker’s squad is left-hander Stephen Gonsalves, who has accepted a scholarship offer to USD. Gonsalves was 9-1 on the mound last season with a 1.91 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 66 innings.

Other top players include left-hander Brady Aiken (UCLA), right-hander/first baseman Michael Martin (UC Irvine), right-hander Alex Schick (Cal), left-hander Andrew Wright (Pepperdine) and shortstop Hayden Grant (Purdue).

Honors

San Marcos High Principal Julie Evans-Mottershaw and Padres co-owner Ron Fowler will be among nine individuals honored by the San Diego High School Sports Association at its All-Recognition Night on Monday at the Seaside Room in Marina Village.

Evans-Mottershaw has been a longtime booster of high school athletics and will receive the award as an administrator.

Fowler will be honored with the community service award for his role in supporting athletics from the preps to the pros. Fowler’s involvement has been on both a personal level and through the San Diego Hall of Champions.

Coaches being honored this year include Steele Canyon’s Ron Boehmke (football), Monte Vista’s Ron Hamamoto (football), Montgomery’s Manny Hermosillo (baseball) and Santa Fe Christian’s Nick Ruscetta (football).

Additionally, Hoover’s Ron Lardizabal (athletic director), Olympian’s Bing Dawson (assistant coach) and Oceanside’s Dr. Mark Losck (team doctor) also will be feted.

Scholarship signings

Former NFL player Darren Carrington will be the guest speaker at the letter-of-intent Signing Party on Feb. 6 at 8 a.m. at the Hall of Champions.

Athletes who are seniors this year and participate in football, soccer, track and cross country, boys water polo and girls field hockey are invited to sign their scholarship agreement at the Hall of Champions. Athletes in other sports who did not sign during the early signing period in November and will be signing now also are invited.

The event is free to the public.

Carrington, who played for five NFL teams, was a starter in the defensive backfield for the Chargers’ Super Bowl squad. In his eight seasons he intercepted 22 passes.

For information on the Signing Party, contact Steve Brand at

steveb@sdhoc.com or (619) 699-2311.

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