Student athletes sign with colleges

Last month was National Signing Day, the first day high school seniors can sign letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. 

Nine athletes from Servite High School across five sports made college commitments and were honored at a ceremony on campus. 

From the baseball diamond, two-time All-Trinity League catcher Garret Guillemette is headed to USC. Right-handed pitcher Peter Newton will be taking his skills to the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

The Friars golf team saw three of their four-year varsity golfers make commitments to play at the collegiate level. Alex Hanz committed to UC San Diego, Nicolas Harrison will play for Amherst College, and Cameron Xiao signed with Cal State Fullerton. 

Lacrosse player Jack Terrones is headed to Southern New Hampshire University. Terrones is a four-year varsity starter and has led the Friars in scoring and/or points the last three years. 

From the soccer pitch, goalkeeper David Mitzner is headed to the University of Portland. Mitzners teammate, Uriel Sanchez, will be playing for Cal State Dominguez Hills. As a junior, Sanchez was named Trinity League MVP, All-CIF and All-County. 

Servite wrestler Josh Medina will continue his athletic career at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The two-time Trinity League champion is also a CIF title winner and Co-MVP. 

We are extremely proud of these young men for all they have accomplished, not only on the field of play, but also as student athletes,says Servite Athletic Director, Alan Clinton. They have represented themselves, their families and our Servite community with respect and pride throughout their high school careers. We pray for continued success as they take the next step in their journeys. 

At Rosary Academy, five student athletes from four sports signed last month to continue their playing careers. 

Soccer player Emma Goggins is headed to Boston College. She will be joined by fellow Royal Sophia Lambros who signed with the Eagles to play volleyball. 

From the basketball court, Nicole Rodriguez will continue her playing career at Loyola Marymount University. Her teammate Asia Avinger is headed to San Diego State University. 

And from the softball diamond, Bryn Bosnanski committed to University of Notre Dame. 

We are grateful and excited that our student athletes have chosen universities of such academic rigor and athletic prowess,says Rosary Athletic Director, Tom Tice. Each of them has left an indelible mark on Rosary, and they will continue to make an impact in their university careers. 

From JSerra Catholic High School, 19 senior Lions made their commitments to college athletics. 

Eight players from JSerras 2019 CIF State Championship girls soccer team signed letters of intent to continue their soccer careers. Jennifer Alvarado is headed to UCLA and will be joined by teammate Jordyn Gather, who is an All-League, All-CIF and All-County honoree. Team captain Rachel Bastone will be playing soccer for Santa Clara University. Isabella Beltran, a 1st Team All-Trinity League honoree, committed to Loyola Marymount University. Ryan Campbell, who was the 2019 Trinity League Defensive Player of the Year, signed with Stanford University. She will be joined at Stanford by teammate and 2019 Trinity League Offensive MVP Samantha Williams. All-Trinity League honoree Kennedy Carter will continue her playing career at the University of Utah. And Kendyll Fritts, who is an All-League, All-County and All-CIF selection is heading to University of Colorado Boulder. 

The Lions boys soccer team also saw two of their players make college commitments. Varsity captain and 2019 Varsity MVP Carson Kendall will play for Loyola Marymount University. And All-Trinity League honoree Creighton Braun is headed to the University of San Diego. 

From the JSerra softball diamond, pitcher and All-League honoree Taylor Caudill is taking her skills to Boise State University. First Team All-Trinity League selection Alison Steinker committed to the University of Northern Colorado. And 1st Team All-League player Jaden Hill is headed to Columbia University. 

JSerras boys basketball team has two members who will continue their playing careers at the collegiate level. Hugo Clarkin committed to San Jose State University. All-League, All-County and All-CIF player Ian Martinez signed with the University of Utah. 

JSerra golfer Caden McMackin, who holds the schools all-time best scoring average, is headed to Loyola Marymount University. Right-handed pitcher Ryan Sveningson will play baseball for UC Irvine. Beach volleyball player Summer Bouquet signed with UC Davis. And three-time CIF State Champion cross country runner Anthony Grover committed to Wake Forest University. 

It is not just the number of student athletes that have been recognized here,says JSerra Athletic Director, Chris Ledyard. It is who has been recognized, and how they have so superbly represented JSerra Catholic High School. These student athletes have excelled in the classroom, socially and athletically. This is exhibited even more profoundly when you consider the universities they will be attending. We are proud to be associated with their development.

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