Alex Suchesk and Sean Modster were All-Trinity League sophomores on the Santa Margarita football team last season. Both transferred to Mission Viejo (according to the CIF-Southern Section website, neither transfer has been approved but that’s not unusual in early August).
While acknowledging that, yes, of course, the departures of these players has a negative impact on the talent pool at Santa Margarita, Santa Margarita coach Harry Welch, left, is not upset about it.
“They’re both great kids, and I wish them well,” Welch said.
Santa Margarita still has plenty of good players on the roster, with a half dozen Eagles having committed to Pac-12 schools and Nebraska commit Johnny Stanton at quarterback.
Mission Viejo, already a rock-solid team, just got better with the additions of Suchesk and Modster.
Mission Viejo coach Bob Johnson had a humorous take on this. When asked to confirm Modster’s move to Mission, Johnson volunteered that Suchesk also transferred to Mission Viejo.
“I might as well tell you before people start saying I took these guys to lunch to get them here,” Johnson said.