Class of 2020 sign their National Letters of Intent

San Clemente High School seniors who are signing to play their sport at the collegiate level.

By: Abby Stewart | Sports Editor

February 7, 2020

On Wednesday February 5, families, students, and staff members gathered at San Clemente High School to recognize the 24 students signing their National Letter of Intent. 

During this signing day, athletes were recognized for committing to a NCAA division one, two, three, or NAIA university to play their sport at the collegiate level. Announced by Principal Carter and Athletic Director John Hamro, students were acknowledged not only for their hard work with training, but also for having strong academics. 

“It was a really special moment because the last three years I’ve watched the ceremony and thought this could be me,” SCHS senior Ella Gardiner said. “It was a great feeling being on the other side of the table this year.” Gardiner will be attending to play volleyball at Farfield University. 

The signing day ceremony recognized athletes who play volleyball, soccer, baseball, softball, cross country/track, swim, waterpolo, and football. These students are preparing to take years and years of training to one of the highest levels a sport can be competed at.

SCHS senior Asa Gibson being recognized during the ceremony. (Photo by: Ava Sinacori)

“It was cool to see so many kids have this experience,” SCHS senior Asa Gibson said. “It really shows how special SCHS is and the culture we have created for athletes.” Gibson will be attending UC San Diego in fall of 2020 and will compete for the men’s soccer team.

Congratulations to all student-athletes who have officially signed to play at the collegiate level and good luck competing in the following year!

Hana Castimanes – Cross Country/Track – Wake Forest

Asa Gibson – Soccer – UC San Deigo

Gwenyth Jacobs – Soccer – Oregon State

Katie Faris – Swim – Boise State

Wolf Beeuwsaert – Volleyball – UC San Diego

Lexi Gruszcynski – Volleyball – Cal

Ella Gardiner – Volleyball – Farfield

Adrina Daniel – Waterpolo – San Diego State

Cole Thompson – Football – Navy

Cian Smith – Football – Drake

Melinda Cratty – Softball – Bethany College

Daneil Tuscano – Soccer – Westmont

Emily Lowe – Soccer – San Diego State

Tessa Van Winkle – Beach Volleyball – UCLA

Eli Crane – Volleyball – Pepperdine

Julia Wilson – Volleyball – Concordia-Irvine

Grace Pelkey – Waterpolo – UC Davis

Preston Rex – Football – BYU

Jessica Cornelius – Golf – Biola 

Ryann Leff – Stunt – Maryville 

Kolby Schieffer – Baseball – LMU

Alyce Raumin – Soccer – UC San Diego

Christian Hosea – Waterpolo – Pepperdine

Colin Snyder – Swim – Biola University

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