Mater Dei Catholic High School (Chula Vista, California)
|Mater Dei Catholic High School|
|1615 Mater Dei Drive
Chula Vista, California, (San Diego County), 91913
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|President||Sister Lilia Barba |
|Asst. Principal||Thomas Hardin|
|Chaplain||Fr. Martin Latiff, MC|
|Average class size||25|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Accreditation(s)||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Average SAT scores||1584|
|Tuition||$11,640 (Catholic rate)|
|V.P./Dean of Boys||Joseph Brunner|
|Dean of Girls||Cresencia Angeles|
|Admissions Director||Roy Vasquez|
|Athletic Director||William Gerkin|
Mater Dei Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Chula Vista, California. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego. Mater Dei Catholic replaced its former school, Marian Catholic High School, in September 2007. The rebuilding/renaming came as a result of the Diocese's decision to upgrade all of its secondary campuses beginning in 2002. The original campus was located in South San Diego.
Marian Catholic was established in 1960. It was the first Catholic co-ed high school in the Diocese. The school mascot is the Crusader. The cost of attendance at MDCHS is the average catholic rate compared with most private, Roman Catholic high schools in San Diego, at around $11,040 - $12,960 per year as of the 2010-2011 academic career.
The 2009 Lady Crusaders beat Bishops School 54-51 to capture the CIF Division IV regional title. They then beat Modesto Christian High School in a come-back win 54-51 to become the CIF State Division IV Champions, becoming the first team in Crusader history to win a state title.
The Crusaders boys football teams won the Division 1A championship in 1988, Division IV champions in 1998–1999 and Division III championships in 2002–2003. The 2003 team set the CIF record for points in a season with 713. They won 27 consecutive games between 2002 and 2004. Standouts include Stanley Daniels (2002), Mickey Pimentel (2003) and Patrick Gates (2004).
The 2009 Crusader Soccer Team beat Francis Parker High School, 2-0 in the San Diego Section CIF Finals (goals from Sergio Lopez, and Sergio Croswaithe) . Their key player Sergio Lopez scored twice in the last 5 minutes of the Semi-Final Regional game to make the final score 2-1 to push the Crusaders to the State Regional Final where he also tallied another goal along with Cesar Trejo. The Crusaders soccer team beat Salesian High School of Los Angeles, 2-1 in the State Regional finals in Downey, California to win the 2009 CIF Division III Title. Lopez was named player of the week and received the Player of the Month Award for the Month of March by the San Diego Hall of Champions. Mater Dei Catholic is the first boys soccer team from San Diego in any division to win the State Regional Title.
The 2009-2010 Lady Crusaders Softball team defeated number one seed Christian High School to win the SDCIF Division IV Softball title.
The 2010-2011 Lady Crusaders defeated number one seed Madison High to win the SDCIF Division IV Softball title.
The 1979–1981 girls volleyball team won three consecutive SD-CIF Div 2A titles. The 1979 team placed 3rd in state and the 1980 team finished in second place. Three members of those teams were awarded SD-CIF Player of the Year: Julie Baker (1979), Susan Compton (1980) and Alisha Eischen (1981 and 1982). They won the Metro division six straight years, from 1979–1984. The volleyball team still holds the section record for consecutive wins (46) from 1980 until 1982.
- Susan Compton (1981). SD-CIF Girls Volleyball Player of the Year (1980). NCAA Tournament First Team selection (1984), with Stanford University.
- Stanley Daniels NFL player
- John Carlos Frey (1981), activist, screenwriter, film director and actor.
- George Milke. Former Major League Baseball pitcher for the New York Mets
- Mickey Pimentel (2003) American football linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League.
- Jesse Rodriguez (1969). Former Superior Court judge (1989–2003). Assistant District Attorney for San Diego County.
- Mary Salas (1966). Former California State Assembly member, 79th District (2006-2010).
- Robert Clark Young (1978). Author, anti-war activist.
Distinguished alumni Hall of Fame
The Mater Dei / Marian Alumni Association introduced the Distinguished Crusader Hall of Fame in 2011. The annual class of inductees are listed below:
Crusader Hall Of Fame
In 2008, the Marian High Alumni Association inducted the inaugural class of the "Crusader Hall Of Fame".
Notes and references
- "Welcome new President at MDCHS". Mater Dei Catholic High School. Retrieved 2012-05-04.
- Vasquez, Roy. "Mater Dei Catholic High School - School Profile". Mater Dei Catholic High School. Retrieved 2012-05-20.
- WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2012-05-20.
- "About Us: History". Mater Dei Catholic High School. Retrieved 2009-05-11.
- "CIF Recordbook". SDCIF. Retrieved 2010-10-09.
- Orozco, Ivan. "Crusaders stun Bishop's and look to Sacramento". San Diego Union-Tribune News. Retrieved 2009-03-16.
- Brand, Steve. "Mater Dei Catholic girls win Division IV state basketball title". San Diego Union-Tribune News. Retrieved 2009-03-21.
- Orozco, Ivan. "Mater Dei carries title match". San Diego Union-Tribune News. Retrieved 2009-03-16.
- Thien, Glae (2010-05-30). "Power surge sparks Mater Dei Catholic victory". San Diego Union-Tribune News. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
- Brents, Philip (2011-06-03). "Mater Dei Catholic Crusaders repeat as Division IV softball champions". Chula Vista Star News. Retrieved 2011-06-05.
- "CIF Recordbook". SDCIF. Retrieved 2010-10-09.
- Frey, John Carlos. "Gatekeeper Productions - About Us". Retrieved 2008-12-03.
- "Distinguished Alumni". Retrieved 2011-01-27.
- "Crusader Sports Hall Of Fame". Mater Dei Catholic High School. Retrieved 2012-09-19.