Jon Gordon '96 | Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School

Jon Gordon '96

As the captain of the SJND Baseball, Men’s Basketball, and Men’s Soccer teams, Jon Gordon had the honor of playing for Hall of Fame coaches Ray Freitas and Frank LaPorte during his time at SJND. During his senior year, Jon played soccer and basketball during the same season. On "double header" game days he would play a soccer game in the afternoon and then change in the car on the way to the evening basketball game. The two-sports-in-one-season phenom received several All-League, All-Island, and All-Tournament selections, as well as Player of the Week honors. Colleges recruited Jon for all three sports and in the end, he chose St. Mary's of Moraga as they offered him a soccer scholarship and an opportunity to play baseball. Naturally, he ended up playing basketball there too. Jon explains, "I sincerely believe that my time at SJND made me a better person. I made lifelong friends, learned lifelong lessons, and I am incredibly grateful and proud to have been able to call myself a Pilot."