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High School Spotlight Week 2: El Segundo

By WCE PRESS , 09/06/17, 8:45AM PDT

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The El Segundo Eagles under the direction of 2nd year Head Coach Dave March, and Assistant Coach Scotty Martin are poised for a big leap this year in the Ocean League. The Eagles are loaded with West Coast Elite Under Armour players including Dylan Aubert (2019 Silver), Miles Jones (2019 HA), Ben Peterson (2019 HA), Alex Marsden (2019 Black), and Mike Lynch along with a solid group of underclassmen 2020`s Max Quintana, Elijah Mark, and Robby Pederson. El Segundo also returns three seniors who are also former West Coast Elite Under Armour players 2018 Jacob Franco, Kyle Freeman and Matt Hunkins. The Eagle boast an astounding 11 out of 12 players on their current Varsity roster having played or are playing for the West Coast Elite Under Armour program.

 

 In the 2016-2017 season, El Segundo struggled out of the gate with a large influx of new Varsity players on their roster. The upcoming 2017-2018 should be a statement year for the Eagles as they have 9 Varsity players returning. The defense based program will compete in a loaded Ocean League that includes juggernauts Santa Monica, Culver City, and Beverly Hills. The Eagles will rely heavily on 2019`s Dylan Aubert, Miles Jones, and Mike Lynch on offense with a solid punch from 2019 Ben Peterson, 2018 Kyle Freeman, and 2018 Matt Hunkins. Defensively the Eagles are led by former West Coast Elite Under Armour player Jacob Franco who brings a level of tenacity on the other side of the ball.

2019 Ben Peterson on El Segundo’s upcoming season, “I am excited about this upcoming season because I think we have a good chance to make a run in league and CIF. We`ve put in the work both individually and collectively and I can’t wait to get on the court this season.”

2019 Alex Marsden on the upcoming season, “If our hard work over the summer is any indication it will be a very successful year for us.”

2019 Dylan Aubert on the Eagles upcoming season, “I am very excited for the upcoming season at El Segundo. Myself and my teammates have put in a ton of time since the Spring to improve individually and as a team. This summer with West Coast Elite really helped in my development.  Our coaching staff has been great working us out all Summer and allowing us the opportunity to continue to get better. We are going to do whatever it takes to make it to playoffs”

2019 Miles Jones on the season,” This season I am most excited to see all of the hard work our team has put in year-round pay off. I also can’t wait to compete with the teams in our league and surprise some people with a run in the playoffs.”

El Segundo Assistant Coach and West Coast Elite Under Armour Associate Director Scotty Martin on his teams upcoming season, “I am extremely excited to take the court with these guys this season. Our 2019 class of Miles Jones, Dylan Aubert, Mike Lynch, Alex Marsden, and Ben Peterson is one of the most complete groups we’ve had in a number of years at El Segundo. We also have great Senior leadership in Jacob Franco, and Kyle Freeman. I am also excited to see the development of some of our young guys in Max Quintana, Robby Pederson, and Eli Mark. We also have a couple incoming Freshmen Leo Cagan, and Trevor Aubert that we are also excited about and will be joining the West Coast Elite UA family in the Spring. Our only goal this season is to make the playoffs and gain a top 3 seed in the Ocean League. Our El Segundo/West Coast Elite Under Armour players all had a fantastic Summer and put immense time in the gym. This being my 4th season at El Segundo seeing our 2018, and 2019 class grow and develop has kept me here and I have been waiting for this season for quite a while. Go Eagles!”

El Segundo will take the court this Fall in the St. Bernard`s Fall League and the West Coast Elite Attitude of Gratitude High School Invitational.