Congratulations to the 2021 Camino Real League Champions!

Congratulations to the JV and varsity cross country teams for winning
Camino Real League championships! The varsity XC championship is the third in a row for Salesian! All seven Mustang varsity runners finished in the top 10 of the race, thus earning First Team All-League honors. Junior Elias Calderon was the individual league champion, while Michael Franco,
Joshua Perez, Daniel Plascencia, Giancarlo Herrera, Max Lopez, and Elian Trejo all
joined him on the All-League team! Freshman Alexander Ramirez won the individual
JV league championship. He was joined on the JV All-League team by Michael
Fernandez, Carlos Medina, Jaysen Rosales, Joe Cano, Amadeo Ramirez, and Isaiah


A Message from the Athletic Director: Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year.

Hello Mustangs, Alumni, Families, and Salesian Supporters,

Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year!  

It seems like yesterday we just finished our 2020-21 seasons, and now we are back at it! 

Athletics during the pandemic was very challenging.  From weekly Covid testing of our coaches and student-athletes to sharing facilities, along with numerous schedule changes, everyone pulled their weight and got it done. I want to thank our school administration and coaches for their hard work and dedication to our young men during this challenging time.

Despite the challenges of the 2020-21 school year, our athletics program flourished. The Mustang Cross Country captured its third consecutive Camino Real League Championship. The Baseball team made a first-round playoff appearance after a two-year hiatus; however, the year’s highlight came from the soccer program.  Our school President, Mr. Chacon, said it best, “We entered the Covid year (2020) with a championship (basketball), and ended the Covid year with two championships’! 

Under the leadership of Coach Bryant Molina, who was named the 2021 CIF Division 3 Coach of the Year, the Mustang Soccer program brought home the school’s seventeenth and eighteenth championship banner. The Mustangs defeated Norte Vista high school in the 2021 CIF Division 3 Section finals and CIF State Division 3 Regional Finals giving the soccer program their sixth divisional championship and their fourth state championship, in addition to becoming the first school in California history to advance to 5 CIF State SoCal Regional championship games.

Our motto last year was Perseverance, and I can honestly say all of our athletes and coaches lived up to it!   

Entering the 2021-2022 school year, the Mustangs have a lot of momentum to build on. So, for this year’s motto, we will use a block from John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success: Competitive Greatness; Be your best when your best is needed.  

A Mustang student-athlete:

-Will always strive for greatness in the classroom and athletics. 

-Will continue to push forward, improve, and never settle for anything less than greatness. 

-Will continuously pursue greatness no matter what challenges he faces.  

Be at your best everyday Mustangs and strive for greatness in everything you do! 

Welcome to the 2021-22 Athletics Season. 

Best Regards, 

Mr. Tommy V. Loera Jr. ’04, CAA

Athletic Director

A Message from the Athletic Director: Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year.

Hello Mustangs, Alumni, Families, and Salesian Supporters,

Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year!  Even though this is a challenging time for us and student-athletes across the nation, I assure you we are working hard to provide a safe and competitive athletics program for this school year.

Last school year, I challenged all of our athletics programs to implement the three Ds of a Mustang student-athlete; Dedication, Determination, and Discipline. 

As for the 2019-2020 sports season, our fall and winter programs implemented the three Ds with outstanding results. In the fall, our varsity Cross Country program secured the Camino Real League Championship. Our Football program began the rebuilding process under first-year head coach Anthony Atkins and excelled in each game until the end. In the winter, the two student-athletes’ in soccer program secured spots on the 1st team for All-CIF and the Del Rey MVP. Even though the spring season was cut short, our programs were on a path to success. Baseball was off to a 5-3 start. The track program grew to a 40 person team and was looking to make some noise in the Camino Real League. Volleyball was about to start their league season under first-year coach, Joe Rios, and the golf team had just captured their third consecutive victory of over rival, Cathedral. These accomplishments in the 2019-2020 school year, could not have been possible if our student-athletes did not apply Dedication, Determination, and Discipline to their sport. 

However, the biggest accomplishment of the 2019-2020 season came from our Mustang basketball program. The team of seven led under the direction of coach Jack Mai, captured their third consecutive Santa Fe League title and were crowned the CIF Southern Section 3AA Champion.  “The Magnificent Seven,” hoisted the schools’ 16th CIF Championship banner and first-ever in basketball. The team produced six Santa Fe All-League members in addition to the League MVP, and two spots on the ALL CIF team for Division 3AA.

As we begin the 2020-21 sports seasons, our motto for this year is Perseverance. Yes, there are a lot of unknowns with regards to athletics and many things for that matter; however, a Mustang student-athlete never gives up; he exudes grit.  A Mustang student-athlete can control the factors he only has control of and must continue to push forward through the thick and thin. A Mustang student-athlete will always give his best effort and settle for nothing less until he crosses that finish line. British politician and writer Benjamin Disraeli said, “Through perseverance, many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.”  As I mentioned, there are many unknowns; however, keep your heads up, do well in your studies, work hard in your Zoom team meetings, and take care of yourself mentally and physically. WE WILL BE BACK, and WE WILL BE STRONGER as long as we all Persevere!

Welcome to the 2020-21 Athletics Season. 

Best Regards, 

Mr. Tommy V. Loera Jr. ’04, CAA

Athletic Director