Student-athletes shine as they head toward university life

Posted: Thursday, March 3rd 2016

Signing day 2016

The first official step on the road to a university education was taken by 30 student-athletes as they signed letters-of-intent with colleges and universities around the nation in a ceremony at the San Diego Hall of Champions.

The first day that high school athletes in fall sports can sign the NCAA Letter of Intent was Feb. 3 and student-athletes in sports that included football, girls soccer, field hockey, boys soccer and softball.

"Academic standards and athletic standards are very high for these kids, not only in high school, but to be accepted to these universities," said said Scott Giusti, San Diego Unified Director of Athletics. "We're all very proud of their accomplisments; they also should be very proud of their accomplisments. Very few individuals receive athletic scholarships."

Aide to the students can range from all-expenses college education, to financial help. The students have been accepted to universities that include Washington State, Oklahoma Wesleyan, Jacksonville, South Dakota and Hawaii Hilo.

"The excellent programs at our comprehensive high schools provide a path to college for many students," said Giusti. "Not only do our coaches and athletic department staff members help our kids achieve athletic excellence, but they work on ensuring these individuals become productive adults."

The Hall of Champions provided the following list of students and also has event photos.

Ariana Huffman | Vanguard | Field Hockey, Softball
Jocelyn Laux | Oklahoma Wesleyan | Field Hockey, Softball

Kameron Cline | South Dakota | Football
Dezmon Patmon | Washington State | Football

Josiah Sa’o | Vanderbilt University | Football

La Jolla
Sydney Davey | UC San Diego | Girls Soccer
Trisha Turner | Knox College | Girls Soccer

Ahmad Moodie | Lincoln (Mo.) | Football

Nick Meray | Duquesne | Football

Mira Mesa
Ysabela Barin | Hawaii Hilo | Girls Soccer

Mission Bay
Hannah Bloom | Washington St. | Softball
Myles Dumas | Northern Arizona | Football
Diego Weaver | South Dakota | Football

Daquirae Irby | Nevada | Football

Pt. Loma
Natasha Camacho-Bier | Mercy College | Girls Soccer
Jordan Patane | Cal Poly San Luis Obispo | Girls Soccer

San Diego High
Jalen Booth | Azusa Pacific | Football
Emily Fuller | Simpson University | Girls Soccer
Adrian Mablonado | Southwestern College (Kansas) | Football
Jushawnte Spann | Northern Arizona | Football
Destinee Wells | Bethany College | Girls Soccer
Georgina Zavala | Prairie View | Girls Soccer

Scripps Ranch
Kelsey Buchman | Azusa Pacific | Girls Soccer
Jordyn DiCintio | Washington State | Girls Soccer
Amanda Silveira | La Verne | Girls Soccer

Jessica Loos | Richmond | Field Hockey
Hannah Loos | Richmond | Field Hockey

University City
Tyson Griffin | Cal State Bakersfield | Boys Soccer
Danielle Henry | Jacksonville | Girls Soccer
Sabrina Schnaubelt | Gordon College | Softball

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