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Huntington Beach Union High School District

27 HBHS Student-Athletes Sign Their National Letters of Intent

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - Huntington Beach High School (HBHS) athletes celebrated their collegiate futures during Athletic Signing Day where they signed their National Letters of Intent.

HBHS student-athletes gathered in the school’s gymnasium, excited to announce and officially secure their futures as collegiate student-athletes. The bleachers were full of supporters for each student, including coaches, families, friends, teammates, and teachers, while APA’s MMET students sang a collection of songs, adding to the day’s excitement. Athletic Director Melissa Vandenbosch opened up the ceremony, thanking everyone who helped each athlete get to this point in their careers, especially their parents, then each athlete walked up to the microphone to announce the schools they have committed to. 

The 27 student-athletes who signed their letters to play at the next level are:

  1. Baseball - Nathan Aceves - University of California, Santa Barbara
  2. Baseball - Colin McNiven - Claremont McKenna College
  3. Baseball - Matt Hansen - Brigham Young University
  4. Baseball - Tony Martinez - San Francisco State University
  5. Cross Country/Track - MaKenzie McRae - Northern Arizona University
  6. Football - Sean Marella - United States Air Force Academy
  7. Rowing - Sydney Harris - University of Tennessee
  8. Rowing - Charlotte Dosier - University of Pennsylvania
  9. Women’s Soccer - Jaiden Anderson - University of Southern California
  10. Women’s Soccer - Erin Kelley - Eastern Oregon University
  11. Softball - Ashley Long - University of Nebraska, Omaha
  12. Softball - Saige Anderson - University of California, Santa Barbara
  13. Softball - Zoe Prystajko - Stanford University
  14. Softball - Liah Lummus - Loyola Marymount University
  15. Softball - Macy Fuller - California State University, San Marcos
  16. Women’s Swim - Charli Nguyen - Albion College
  17. Men’s Volleyball - Jake Pazanti - Long Beach State University
  18. Women’s Volleyball (Beach) - Dani Sparks - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  19. Women’s Volleyball (Beach) - Haylee LaFontaine- California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  20. Women’s Volleyball (Beach) - Meghan Freck - University of California, Davis
  21. Women’s Volleyball (Beach) - Lola Fernsten - University of California, Davis
  22. Women’s Volleyball (Indoor) - Lyndsay Harris - Alabama State University
  23. Women’s Volleyball (Indoor) - Kylie Leopard - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  24. Men’s Water Polo - Christian Hammonds - University of California, San Diego
  25. Men’s Water Polo - Jay Pyle - United States Air Force Academy
  26. Men’s Water Polo - Ethan Spoon - University of California, Irvine
  27. Women’s Water Polo - Marley Garwick - Fresno State University

“I am very proud of the hard work and dedication that these student-athletes have shown not only in their sport but also in the classroom,” exclaimed HBHS Athletic Director Melissa Vandenbosch. “This is an amazing group of athletes, and I can't wait to see them thrive at the next level. They will always be O4L (Oilers 4 Life!)”

The Huntington Beach Union High School District is thrilled to see 27 Oiler athletes passionate and eager to take the next step in their athletic and educational careers. These student-athletes have bright futures ahead, and we are excited to watch them excel at the next level.

More photos can be found in HBUHSD’s Pixieset.