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Crespi’s basketball program, which is rich in tradition and pride as well as the holder of two C.I.F. titles, is under the direction of Russell White. The Celts will enter their 53rd season in 2014-2015. Coach White, a 1994 graduate of California Lutheran University, begins his ninth season at the helm. During Coach White's eight years, the Celts have gone to the playoffs eight times including five straight C.I.F. semi-final appearances from 2009-13, four straight state championship appearances from 2010-13, one C.I.F. Southern section title in 2010, and have accumulated more than 20 wins per year.

During the 2014-15 school year, five former Celts will be playing basketball for their college or university.  Matt Mounier '11 will be a senior at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA playing for the Missionaries. He was an all-league honoree last season.  Michael Avery '12 is slated to compete for starting spot at Sonoma State for the Seawolves.  London Perrantes '13 will be a sophomore at the University of Virginia.  He was a member of the All-ACC Freshmen team last last year and led the Cavaliers to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.  Carter Gallo '13 will play for the Santa Monica City College Corsairs.  It will be his first year of college hoops after playing a year at a prep school.  DJ Ursery '14 will be freshmen at the University of the Pacific in Stockton.

The Celts play their home games on campus in the Alumni Memorial Gymnasium on Paul Muff Court which has recently been redesigned. In December, the Celts will travel to West Torrance for atournament from Dec. 1-6.  West Ranch will visit the C-House on Dec. 11 for a non-league affair.  For the 10th straight season, Crespi will co-host the San Fernando Valley Invitational from December 18-23.  The non-league slate will be completed in San Diego.  From Dec. 26-30, the Celts will compete in the Torrey Pines Tournament and on Jan. 3, Crespi will travel to play San Diego power Mater Dei Catholic in Chula Vista. The Celts will then compete in the formidable Mission League in January and February.

For more information please contact the Athletic Office at (818) 654.1301.

E-mail Mr. White at rwhite@crespi.org

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London Perrantes '13 excelling with Virginia Cavaliers

London Perrantes ’13 has had a tremendous year for the Virginia Cavaliers basketball team.  The Cavaliers are 30-6 and have advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1995. 

Four Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

On Wednesday, four of Crespi's top athletes sign their letters of intent to the schools of their choice.  Crespi congratulates Montana Giffen (Lacrosse at Adams State), Armett Johnson (Baseball at University of Utah), Chasen Gensurowsky (Baseball at St. Mary's University), and D.J. Ursery (Basketball at University of the Pacific).