Amber Freeman Arizona State Softball Recruit


Mater Dei’s catcher Amber Freeman has committed to reigning NCAA champion Sun Devils. She’s overcome a lot in her career to earn the scholarship. This season she hit .548 with 51 RBIs and 11 HR.

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Miranda Tamayo Indiana Softball Recruit


Mater Dei pitcher Mirando Tamayo has committed to Indiana University.

Mater Dei Monarchs vs Aliso Niguel Wolverines Softball


Highlights and interviews after the Monarchs’ 6-4 win in the Roundtable Classic. Nicole Arizmendi (3-3, 1 run), Amy Serven (2-3, 3 RBI) and Micaela Arizmendi (3-3, 1 run) talk about the great start to the season.

Mater Dei Crusaders vs Horizon Panthers Girls Basketball


Highlights and interviews of the Crusaders’ 57-52 victory at the Martin Luther King Classic in San Diego. Kandiss Barber led the Crusaders with 15 and Alexandria Young added 14. Horizon’s Kim Flournoy led all scorers with 18. Coach Monroe and Young talk about the victory.

Oaks Christian Lions vs Mater Dei Crusaders Girls Basketball


Highlights and interviews of the Lions’ 74-33 victory. Brianna Barrett and Beth Mounier led the way with 19 each for the Lions, while Cardedra Evans scored 17 for the Crusaders. Coach Trutanic and Barrett talk about the victory.

Bishop’s Knights vs Mater Dei Crusaders Girls Basketball


Highlights and interviews of the Knights’ 49-40 victory. Devon Roeper led the way with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Bryn Stark added 14 points and 12 rebounds. Alexandria Young led the Crusaders with 13. Alissa Campanero and Coach Wells discuss the victory.

Mater Dei vs Servite

More than 20,000 people should be on hand at Angel Stadium to witness one of the best rivalries in Southern California. The Monarchs (5-2) started out the season in ugly fashion, losing their first two games, but have rebounded nicely. Servite (7-0) is looking to win its second consecutive game against Mater Dei after overcoming two decades of losing to their rivals last year. The Friars are led by RB Sean DeRosa, who averages 100 yards a game. On defense, Matthew Inman leads the charge. Pound-for-pound, you won’t find too many stronger linebackers than him. Inman benches 365 lbs and squats 585 lbs, while weighing 215. Mater Dei QB Max Wittek will be looking to avoid Inman’s pressure, while gunning to his favorite target and future USC teammate Victor Blackwell. Wittek has averaged 217 yards per win, while only averaging 111 yards in the Monarchs two losses. He, and his offensive line, will be the key in this game. If the Monarch big uglies can win the battle in the trenches, giving Wittek time to throw, there’s no reason why Mater Dei couldn’t pull off the upset. Problem is, Servite’s defense may very well be the best in the nation.

Prediction: Servite 28 Mater Dei 14