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More Than a Dozen SB Area Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

Girl power was on full display in Santa Barbara for National Signing Day. The majority of athletes that signed with colleges were female including seven at San Marcos High School.

Adilene Aldapa will run cross country and track at San Jose State. Water polo players Kelsey Gellert, Riley Heiduk and Jenna Phreaner signed with Concordia University, UC San Diego and UC Irvine respectively. In volleyball, Emily Allen will attend UC Davis, Emma Harrah is going to Westmont while Anika Wilson will play beach volleyball at Pepperdine.

At Santa Barbara High School tennis players and double partners Madison Hale and Mattea Kilsstofte signed on to play for UC San Diego and the University of Dayton respectively. Water polo player Sienna Goggia is headed to Concordia University.

Ali Powell is a senior at Anacapa School and even though she doesn’t compete in CIF, she will swim for the University of Arizona. Powell has competed for the Santa Barbara Swim Club since 2003 and she has qualified for the USA Swimming Jr. Nationals.

The boys also got in on the fun as Bishop Diego High School baseball slugger RJ Cordeiro signs with Fresno State. The third baseman has played on the Cardinals varsity team since he was a freshman.

At Cate High School in Carpinteria, Zachary Allen will swim for Cal Poly.

Dos Pueblos High School salutes their athletes in the spring and already has had several athletes sign such as:

Alex Valente: USC, boys swim
Walker Bell: USC, boys swim
Tim Heiduk: Westmont, boys soccer
Veronika Gulvin: UCSB, softball
Lani Evans: Iona, softball
Jordan Williams: Sonoma St., girls water polo
McKenna Goss: Boston College, girls volleyball

The November 12 National Signing Day does not include the sports of football, soccer or men’s water polo.

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