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Signing Day

San Marcos athletics provides many opportunities and advantages for athletes among us. Our amazing programs have helped many student athletes sign to great colleges. On April 14, 2022, 6 students from San Marcos signed to great colleges for athletics. 

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Joaquin Sandoval, baseball player at San Marcos High School, signed with Lewis & Clark College of Oregon. Joaquin is a standout catcher and team captain for the San Marcos Baseball team. He has been playing on varsity since his Freshman year, and has been a huge contributor to the Baseball team. He signed with Lewis and Clark on his 18th birthday. 

Mia Amberger, girls water polo player at San Marcos High School, signed with Pomona Pitzer College. Mia will be joining her older sister, Zosia, at Pomona Pitzer. She was a goalkeeper here at San Marcos just a few years ago. 

Coach Roth, Girls water polo coach here at San Marcos, had some kind words for Mia as person, teammate, and as a player.. 

“Mia is a dynamic water polo player and swimmer. She had some very big goals for us this year in big CIF games. She has great leg drive and Shot placement. Mia helped her team to a CIF Division 1 7th place finish and top 10 in Southern CA. En route Mia was an All League Selection in Water Polo, and a League Finalist in swimming. I am so proud of the person she is, hard working, academically disciplined, and is an ambassador of the team first mentality.  She will be a huge asset to  Pomona  Pitzer Water Polo.”

Sofia Martinez-Tomatis, lacrosse player, signed with Sweet Briar College in Virginia. Sofia led the team in assists and had 35 goals. She is excited for a change of scenery and playing lacrosse at the next level.

Jaden Lind, a boys water polo player, signed with Claremont McKenna College. Jaden credits his family and friends for his success in waterpolo. Although he battled injuries for most of the season, he was a big contributor to the team’s chemistry and was a good friend. He is excited and ready for the next chapter in his life.

Evony Diaz, a girls soccer player, signed with Alfred College in New York. Becca Rodriguez, another girls soccer player from San Marcos High School, signed with Vassar College of New York. Becca and Evony will be 270 miles apart at Division 3 schools in New York. Although they will not be in some division, they are happy that they will have a friend from home close by. 

Maseto Perea, tennis player at San Marcos High School, signed with Harvard. Maseto grew up playing tennis since he was five years old. He says that his competitive strive started when he was around 8 to 9 years old. He credits his passion as solemnly fueled by his competitive spirit and strives to win. He enjoys knowing that he is better than his opponents. He is looking forward to his arrival at Harvard and he says he is excited for the east coast weather. 

“I’ve actually never seen snow before, so that will be something new and exciting.”

Athletic director, Abe Jahademy, noted on this year’s class of athletes and signing day. “Signing day is about recognizing all the hard work our school athletes have put in since they were 6, 7 years old. It also recognizes how much effort the parents have put in to support their teams, driving them to games, coaching, and fundraising for them. But also recognizing all the coaches and their work with the athletes.”

It is safe to say that this year’s class of athletes is a memorable group. They have all done so much here at San Marcos, and each of them will go on to do great things as they continue their athletic careers outside of high school. 

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Robert Reyes, Asst. Sports Editor
Robert is in 11th grade at San Marcos High School. He is a staff writer for the kings page, he served as a writer during the fall and spring of his sophomore year, and spring of his junior year. His favorite things to write about are sports, news and opinion.His favorite subjects in school are English and History. Away from school he enjoys playing football, video games, and going to the gym.
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