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Compiled by Steve Breazeale
All five San Juan Capistrano high schools held signing day ceremonies for student-athletes on Feb. 3. The date marked the first eligible day for athletes competing in football, boys soccer, girls soccer and girls water polo to declare their college of choice. Several high schools had ceremonies that also honored student-athletes who inked their NLI in the fall.
Here is a list of San Juan student-athletes who will continue their playing careers at the collegiate level.
San Juan Hills
Softball: Kelly Settineri, Newberry College
Soccer: Isabella Angotti-Jone, Concordia Univ.; Grace Dalo, Concordia Univ.; Marissa Cordero, Cal State Fullerton; Shayna Larson, Cal Poly Pomona
Baseball: Jack McCarthy, Oregon State Univ.
Golf: Emily Lichty, Cal State San Marcos
Water Polo: Cambria Greer, Univ. of Toronto
Football: Patrick O’Brien, Univ. of Nebraska
St. Margaret’s Episcopal
Soccer: Grace Chalmers, Trinity College; Sarah Gencarella, Wheaton College; Dane Lind, Amherst College; Olivia Miller, Middlebury College; Owen Smith, New York Univ.
Volleyball: Charlotte Duran, Amherst College; Kendall Robison, Haverford College
Lacrosse: Payton Fales, Colby College; Nick Shanks, Tufts Univ.; Erik Suh, St. John’s Univ.
Football: Connor O’Brien, Univ. of Pennsylvania; Nick Harris, Univ. of Washington; Luke Wattenberg, Univ. of Washington; Reed Gershenson, Case Western Reserve Univ.; Danny Khouri, Azusa Pacific Univ.
Water Polo: Cooper Dolan, Bucknell Univ.; Damjan Kertesz, Air Force Academy
Soccer: Savannah Sexton, George Fox Univ.
Saddleback Valley Christian
Soccer: Brian Peek, Cal State Fullerton
Capistrano Valley Christian
Football: Ben Sukut, Arkansas State