What better place to host the National Signing Day San Diego event than the home of San Diego’s only major professional sports team, the San Diego Padres? Student-athletes gathered at Petco Park Nov. 8 to announce where they will attend college, what sport they will play there, and sign their National Letters of Intent. The party is for high school senior student-athletes in any sport (except football, boys and girls soccer and boys’ water polo; individuals in those sports will have their moment on Wednesday, Feb. 7). Local participants include:
La Jolla Country Day School: Jayda Villareal (basketball, Cal Poly Pomona), Kiera Oakry (basketball, University of San Diego), Bianca Notarainni (basketball Washington University, Saint Louis) Kendal Ellenbeck (basketball UC San Diego), Carson Greene (baseball Stanford University), Cade Wesolowsky (baseball UC Davis), Austin Mowery (baseball Columbia University), Samantha Stanley (softball Northwestern University), Lauren Dvorak (softball Northwestern University), Maya McLeod (softball Juniata College, PA), Ben Gollin (tennis Columbia University), McKenzie Kelly (swimming California Baptist University).
La Jolla High School: Alex Kuo (tennis, Air Force Academy), Shelby Gayner (crew, UCLA), Nora Joyce (lacrosse, Swathmore), Maggie Garvey (lacrosse, Rutgers), Josie Sinkledam (softball, Dominguez Hills) and Inger Shelton (volleyball, Carleton College).
The Bishop’s School: Andy Semo (baseball, Fordham University), Ariana Bockstahler (water polo, UC Irvine) and Haley Gibson (beach volleyball, Tulane University) signed their National Letter of Intent, while Isaiah Dawson (lacrosse, Harvard University) announced his commitment to Harvard’s program.
In other sports news:
La Jolla resident and Francis Parker Lancer Sterling Hayes, Class of 2018, signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Vanderbilt University. “Sterling is one of the best shortstops at Parker,” Coach David Glassey said in press material. “He also pitches for us, and for the past two years he has been the best pitcher in the coastal league.”