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Dozens of San Juan Capistrano high school student-athletes took one step closer to achieving their goals of playing at the collegiate level on Nov. 11 by signing their National Letter of Intent.

The date marked the first day athletes in baseball, volleyball, girls water polo, softball, lacrosse, swimming/diving, golf, tennis, cross country/track and field, wrestling, gymnastics and basketball could sign their NLI’s, declaring their college of choice.

Not all sports could sign during the fall period. Football, boys water polo and boys and girls soccer student-athletes will sign in the spring.

Here is a list of the San Juan student-athletes that will be taking their talents to the next level.


Dylan Baird, Capistrano Valley Christian, Eastern Illinois University

Colton Hector, JSerra, College of the Holy Cross

Chase Strumpf, JSerra, UCLA

Brady Shockey, JSerra, USC

Davis Wendzel, JSerra, Baylor

Boys Lacrosse

Cayson Fincher, JSerra, Colorado Mesa

Samuel Harnisch, St. Margaret’s, University of Denver

Girls Lacrosse

Noelani Murayama, St. Margaret’s, Cal

Cross Country

Andrew Burkhardt, JSerra, Cal

Girls Volleyball

Gabrielle Benck, St. Margaret’s, Colgate University

Haylee Gasser, JSerra, Montana State

Shannon Geraty, Saddleback Valley Christian, University of Denver

Georgina Hernandez, JSerra, Pepperdine

Kaitlyn O’Brien, Saddleback Valley Christian, Biola University

Boys Volleyball

Noah Dyer, Saddleback Valley Christian, Pepperdine

Girls Swimming

Casey Cunningham, Saddleback Valley Christian, BYU

Catherine Lowengrub, JSerra, Louisiana State University


Grace Kramer, JSerra, Arizona State

Girls Golf

Annika Gino, Saddleback Valley Christian, Lee University



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