Student Athletes Honored

Eighteen seniors representing nine different sports were honored recently in a National Letter of Intent Day at Foothill.

The April 25 event recognized students who have committed to playing a sport in college. Athletes sign a letter of intent when they commit to play for a school. Each athlete was presented with a certificate by athletic director Dusty Collins, who also introduced each athlete and read a list of each student's accomplishments.

Though athletes had already signed formal letters of intent, tables were set up around the room's perimeter so athletes could ceremoniously sign certificates at the tables decorated with the student's college colors. Foothill alumni Val Arioto spoke to the athletes about her experiences on UC Berkeley's softball team.

Special thanks to leadership students Alex Sborov and Emmy Rodriguez for coming up with the idea after hearing about other schools hosting similar events. The event was sponsored by Foothill Athletic Boosters, the associated student body (ASB), First Tee of the Tri-Valley and Carde Blanche.

The athletes honored are:
Megan Goodman -- University of San Diego, crew
Stephanie Doi -- Claremont McKenna, swimming
Alex Sborov -- Texas Christian University, golf
Celina Li -- UC Berkeley, swimming
Katie Sborov -- Vanderbilt University, golf
Christian Clark -- United States Military Academy, West Point, soccer
Emily Rodriguez -- University of Oregon, soccer
Cayla Jetter -- Texas A&M, swimming
Nicole Heller -- UC San Diego, soccer
TJ Friedl -0 University of Nevada Reno, baseball
Dominic Galli -- Eastern New Mexico University, baseball
Caressa DeRossett -- Northeastern University, softball
Ray Hudson -- UC Berkeley, football
Justin Gibson -- Clarkson University, lacrosse
Griffith Gates -- University of Pennsylvania, football
Jerome Rigor -- Sacred Heart University, lacrosse
Alexa Milus -- Mount Olive College, lacrosse
Laura Klein -- Stanford, lacrosse

Top -- All student athletes who were honored
Middle -- Cayla Jetter, Celina Li, Stephanie Doi and Megan Goodman sign their letters of intent
Bottom -- Cake at event

Posted Tuesday, May 14, 2013