During a celebration held at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park, 25 student-athletes from La Jolla schools signed Letters of Intent, the morning of Nov. 9. With their signature, the students accepted an athletic scholarship and committed to the college that offered it, while hundreds of supporters watched and cheered.
The student athletes from The Bishops School include: Stephanie Plowden, lacrosse, Arizona State University; Alessandra Aguirre, basketball, Yale University; Lauren Flaming, volleyball, Princeton University; Matt Piegza, rowing, University of Pennsylvania; Justin Woodley (Bishop’s Football, attending in support of his classmates); Lily Keck, water polo, Brown University; Kayleigh Schultz, water polo, UC Irvine; (bottom, from left) Cassidy Ball, water polo, UC Berkeley; Livy Schiele, softball, Auburn University; Georgia Gilmore, water polo, UC Berkeley; Destiny Littleton, basketball, USC; Robyn Carter, water polo UCSD.
From La Jolla High School: Reed Farley, basketball, Harvard; Bennet Bugelli, water polo, UCSD; Ciara Franke, water polo, UCSD; Shelby Meksto, rowing, UCLA; Zach Sagall, baseball, Stanford; (front row) Karli Canale, water polo, San Diego State University; Paula Conway; Sydney Boland, water polo, UCSD.
Students from La Jolla Country Day School include: La Jolla Country Day students announce their name, sport and school on stage: David Wiley, baseball, St. Mary’s College; Brandon Nance, baseball, Fordham University; Paulina Ferrari, tennis, Columbia; Alaysia Syles, basketball, Cal State University Berkeley; David Kunczynski, lacrosse, Beloit College; Jennifer Richard, tennis, University of Pennsylvania.
As part of the procession, students were called on stage (by school) to introduce themselves, announce the college to which they were committing, and naming the sport they’ll play there. All high school sports were recognized, except for boys and girls soccer, football and boys water polo. A separate signing event will acknowledge these sports and players in February.