Loyola fell short of their state title goal last year and the Cubs lost four D1 players to graduation but the cupboard is not bare at the downtown Los Angeles campus.
The Cubs enter the season as a top 25 team in California of the 1,500 or so schools in the state. The MVP of last year’s Holiday Classic, Max Hazzard ’15, returns to Torrey Pines to lead the defense of Loyola’s 2013 National Division title.
Max is a Hazard
Max Hazzard is the grandson of UCLA legend Walt Hazzard and he was the MVP of the National Division last year on a Loyola team that had players go onto Arizona, UCLA, Michigan and Yale. Hazzard is headed to UC Irvine next year but before he plays at the Orange County campus Max will again create hazards for opponents with his defense, perimeter shooting and direction as the floor general.
6-10 Henry Welsh ’16, the younger brother of current UCLA Bruin and graduating Cub Thomas Welsh ’14, is one of the three players that looks to step up for Loyola.
6-7 senior Stone Gettings ’15 and 6-6 junior Josh Lavernge ’16 are the other two players who have shown that they will be major contributors to the 2014-15 campaign.
Loyola Has Been Around Awhile
Did you know that Loyola, an all-boys school, is the oldest high school in Southern California having been established in 1865, the year the Civil War ended and of course Abraham Lincoln was President of the United States.
Loyola is older than the University of California system and the Los Angeles public schools. Loyola Marymount University was part of Loyola High School at one time.
Loyola Cubs at a Glance
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: All-boys Catholic school
Head Coach: Jamal Adams
2013-14 Season: 27-4, State Division I Quarterfinalist
# 4: 6-0 Max Hazzard ’15 (UC Irvine signee)
# 31: 6-8 Stone Gettings ‘15
# 22: 6-7 Josh Lavernge ‘16
# 44: 6-10 Henry Welsh ‘16