Universities Sign Dozens of South O.C. High School Athletes

Find out which schools your neighbors' kids will soon represent.

The students of Santa Margarita Catholic High School who recently committed to various universities to play at the collegiate level. Photo courtesy of SMCHS.
The students of Santa Margarita Catholic High School who recently committed to various universities to play at the collegiate level. Photo courtesy of SMCHS.

It’s always an exciting time to hear about high school athletes in South Orange County who clinched scholarships to play on the collegiate level. 

Here are some of the commitments made this week. If you’d like to add more, have your school send the names and photos (from an official email address) to Penny. Arevalo@patch.com. 



Sam Sukut, The University of San Diego


Girls Soccer:

Madison Glaser, University of San Francisco

Anallyce Hagopian, The Master's College

Isabella Guerry, Seattle University

Hannah Lawrence, Point Loma Nazarene University

Boys Basketball:

John Vassar,  Northwestern University

Boys Soccer: 

Jonathan Fabulich, University of San Francisco


Jakob Wolfe, Stony Brook 

Casey Eugenio, Air Force (Tentative)

Dante Pettis, University of Washington



Girls’ soccer:

Ashley Cordero, University of San Diego

Elissa Gonzalez, - Mercy College (New York)


Jacob Duhey, Doan College (Nebraska)


Sarah Ingegneri, Yavapai College (Arizona)



Water Polo:

Chandler Kaltenbach of Trabuco Canyon, Cal State Long Beach

Troy Kaltenbach of Trabuco Canyon, Cal State Long Beach

Garrett Kaltenbach Trabuco Canyon, Cal State Long Beach

Girl’s soccer:         

Savanna Forstot of Ladera Ranch, Gonzaga University

Melanie Spensiero of Rancho Santa Margarita, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Natalie Willis of Coto de Caza, USC.

Kassidy Gorman of Lake Forest, Northwestern University

Kennedy Kraft of Rancho Santa Margarita, The Ohio State University

Kaitlin Klawunder of Coto de Caza, University of Notre Dame

Taylor Klawunder of Coto de Caza, University of Notre Dame

Elise Stroot of Coto de Caza, Pepperdine University

Haley Jezierski of Coto de Caza, Belhaven University  

McKenna Roth of Coto de Caza, Texas Christian University

Heather Walleigh of Coto de Caza, University of California, Berkeley

Boys’ soccer:

Coby Cueva of Rancho Santa Margarita, Chico State


Dillon Miyashiro of Lake Forest, Azusa Pacific University

Track and Cross Country:

Brooke Pigneri of Laguna Niguel, Northwestern


Wes Schuler of Coto de Caza, Manhattan College


Jeremy McNichols of Long Beach, Boise State

Taylor Prenovost of Ladera Ranch, University of California, Davis

Jonathan LaBonty, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Ryan Kilander of Rancho Santa Margarita, University of California, Berkeley

Grant Hilton of Coto de Caza, the University of California, Davis.

Annie G. February 07, 2014 at 02:06 PM
shoot---- shoulda play a sport,,,,wait, that would mean I would have had to finish school..... at least junior high, hmmmmmm, naw, too much work. trolling is a sport, too, ya know.
Chris Phillips February 07, 2014 at 06:18 PM
Great to see three Compete Sports Performance and Rehab (Lake Forest) clients on this list. Compete's list of College signees this week is now at 9 athletes!
Dan February 09, 2014 at 07:46 PM
They went to rehab?
andy fischer February 10, 2014 at 10:25 AM
A lot of people are troubled that some student athletes are accepted into universities with significantly lower academic qualifications than non athletes. That is, your little 3.9 Johnny wasn't accepted into UCLA because 3.1 Brutus can "put the ball in the hole".
Willimena February 10, 2014 at 11:32 AM
andy fischer is absolutely correct. The whole college/higher education system is a complete racket. Its not at all what it use to be. It is all about these institutions and their administrators raking in the money by the truck loads off of the gullible masses any way they can. I think many families are stuck in the past and are in a fantasy land about what today's college education is supposed to achieve. Not much. Times have changed.
Chris Phillips February 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM
The fact here is that college tuition has skyrocketed and parents can not afford to pay it, so today's student graduates with a huge debt and struggles to make ends meet. I agree, colleges are making tons of money from athletics, but if an athlete can get school paid for by playing, it is a great opportunity.


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