By Anthony Sarinana,


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This last week we truly had an opportunity to see the shining beacons of light coming from high schools all over the area. The hard work and dedication of student athletes paying off as they signed their commitment to continue their educational and athletic careers to a college institution.

We here at truly believe in the phrase, “student-athlete” and celebrate the great accomplishments that they acheive in the classroom as well as on the playing field. That’s why we feel it’s important to recognize these student athletes and include a Scholar Athlete segment in our coverage each prep sports year.

On Signing Day, we contacted local area schools to send us their photos and names of those student athletes so we can recognize and celebrate their accomplishment. However, if you have photos and names for schools that student athletes were not mentioned, please send them to us at: because we want to recognize as many student athletes as possible. Also, we understand that not all schools had the same Signing Day and if that was the case with your school, then please email us the photos and names when that day does happen so we can update this blog post. So, please help us in congratulating these student athletes from our local area high schools on their Signing Day achievement.

Etiwanda High School:

Gabrielle Leos – Basketball – Utah Valley University

Emani Smith – Basketball – University of La Verne

Garrett Carter – Basketball – Chico State

Jacob Castillo – Basketball – San Diego State University

Treyjohn Butler – Football – Stanford University

Kamari Pleasant – Football – University of Washington

Kendall Greer – Football – Football – Northern Arizona

Billy Carter – Football – Arizona Christian University

Lexi Puhl – Water Polo – Marist College

Metztli Gonzalez – Soccer – Marshall University

Emily Lemus – Soccer – Hawaii Pacific University

Sydnie Trostle – Softball – Cal Baptist University

Hailey Freeman – Softball – Grand Canyon University

Megan Stevens – Softball – Grand Canyon University

Bella Robles – Softball – Central Michigan University

Briana Wheeler – Softball – University of Hawaii

Felisha Noriega – Softball – UC Santa Barbara

Candace Haliburton – Softball – Howard University

Michelle Banales – Softball – University of South Dakota

Vanessa Taukeiaho – Softball – Oklahoma University

Christina Valdez – Softball – Odessa College

Lindsey Stigler – Chowan University

Damien High School:

Matthew Maier – Water Polo – USC

Cameron Record – Football – University of San Diego

Liam Ryan – Football – Washington State

Dylan Thigpen – Football – University of Idaho

Chino High School:

Emily Ballesteros – Softball – West Point

Amanda Brashear – Softball – University of Maryland

Corina Gamboa – Softball – Colorado State University

Alyssa Gonzalez – Softball – University of Mississippi

Madeline Meza – Water Polo – Cal Baptist University

Courtney Springman – Softball – West Point

Hayley Wishner – Softball – Whittier College

Chino Hills High School:

Emily Nguyen – Softball – Wilmington University

Olivia Seddon – Soccer – University of Northern Colorado

Alyssa Carthan – Soccer – Sacramento State

Jessica Miclat – Soccer – University of California Irvine

Jackie Mattingly – Softball –  Lawrence Tech. University

Emily Luna – Softball – Finlandia University

Kaylee Mackenzie – Soccer – University of Denver

Trevor Walker – Baseball – Pitzer College Pomona  

Kennedi Edney – Gymnastics – Louisiana State University

Rancho Cucamonga High School:

Tim Day – Baseball – Corban University

Tyler Lawson – Baseball – Long Beach State

Logan Rinehart – Baseball – California Baptist

Antonio Garcia – Baseball – Concordia University

Ayana Robles – Girls Soccer – Seattle University

Katelynn DeVille – Girls Soccer – Simpson University

Lauren Perry – Girls Soccer – Cal State San Marcos

Sandy Lule – Girls Soccer – Soka University

Khatelan Casilan – Girls Soccer – Alabama A&M

Aaron Manning – Football – Northern Arizona

Denise Mammolito – Girls Water Polo – USC

Racquel Anton – Girls Water Polo – Cal State Bakersfield

Eileen Barrera – Softball – Mount Olive University

Karah Wiseman – Softball – Cal State Bakersfield

Tianna Harris – Softball – Central Arizona college

Carly Tighe – Softball – Northwest University

Kylie Miller – Volleyball – UCLA

Kenya Stokes – Volleyball – Augusta University