Loyola 2017 football team honors
The Cub football program held its varsity team banquet on December 13. The young men honored are listed below.
LOYOLA 2017 SEASON AWARDS
All-Mission League (7): Nick Barr-Mira-Second Team Offense, Alex Blake-Second Team Defense, Jacob McBride-Second Team Defense, Kevin Parada-Second Team Defense, Jack Fitzgerald-First Team Defense, Alex Johnson-First Team Defense, Tommy Vanis-First Team Defense (Presented by Rick Pedroarias)
Captains' Awards (3): Ty Mahar, Dakota Smith, Tommy Vanis (Presented by Rick Pedroarias)
Rookies of the Year (2): Alex Blake (Presented by Jorge Torres), Kevin Parada (Presented by Martin Mays)
Lineman of the Year: Brayden Utley (Presented by Fernando Hernandez)
Coaches' Award: Michael Graves (Presented by PJ Pascale), Alex Johnson (Presented by Martin Mays)
Pat Jacobs Award (2): Jacob McBride (Presented by Zach Murray), Jordan McMillan (Presented by Mike Gilhooly)
Most Inspirational: Ty Mahar (Presented by PJ Pascale)
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Nathan Bustos (Presented by Rick Pedroarias)
Special Teams Excellence: Nick Barr-Mira (Presented by Zach Murray)
Steve Grady Offensive Excellence: Dakota Smith (Presented by Casey Quedenfeld)
Jon Dawson/Greg Wells Defensive Excellence: Jack Fitzgerald (Presented by Mike Gilhooly)
Al Pollard Most Valuable Player: Tommy Vanis (Presented by Joe Vivo)
Loyola has announced its football schedule for next fall
2018 LOYOLA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
0 – Scrimmage – vs. Servite (August 16th)
1 – at Fairfax (August 24th)/Freshman game opponent TBA
2 – vs. St. Augustine (August 31st)
3 – vs. Cathedral (September 7th)
4 – vs. Valencia (September 14th)
5 – at Vista Murrieta (September 21st)
6 – at Alemany (September 28th)
7 – vs. Notre Dame (October 5th)
8 – at Chaminade (October 12th)
9 – vs. Amat (October 19th)
10 – at Serra (October 26th)
Loyola college recruiting updates
A number of senior Loyola football players are considering their collegiate football options.
Among the players and interested college football programs are the following:
Senior corner ALEX JOHNSON has been offered a scholarship by the University of Montana
Senior wide receiver/running back/ linebacker DAKOTA SMITH is considering Columbia, Dartmouth, Cal and South Dakota.
Senior linebacker TOMMY VANIS is looking at Harvard and Cal
Senior punter COLIN FLINTOFT has been contacted by the University of Notre Dame
Senior longsnapper JAC Cassasante is considering Utah and USC.
Several other members of the 2017 squad are considering multiple options.
This is the first year the program has a coach, MARTIN MAYS, assigned full time to assist players in college football recruiting. Coach Mays interfaces with college recruiters and and assists Cub players who desire to play at the next level to find collegiate programs that fit their ability, academic goals and assistance needs.