A wildly successful 2021-22 athletic season at Volcano Vista High School added another moment of happiness Thursday.
A large crowd looked on as 16 athletes officially signed their national letter or intent to continue their athletic careers in college. Five other athletes signed their LOIs in the fall.
Here’s the 16 who signed Thursday:
- Angela Korte, cross-country/track, New Mexico State
- Lucas Kedge, cross-country/track, Western New Mexico
- Mikayla Marrujo, softball, Weatherford (Texas)
- Keegan Whitman, softball, Jarvis Christian (Texas)
- Cylee Acosta, women’s soccer, New Mexico Highlands
- Sedona Stinson, volleyball, Seward Community College (Kansas)
- Evan Kowalski, men’s soccer, Fort Lewis (Colorado)
- Ivan Sakuch, men’s soccer, Eastern New Mexico
- Taylor Rogers, men’s soccer, Dixie State (Utah)
- Alex Dixon, men’s soccer, Southern Methodist (Texas)
- Tyler Martinez, football, New Mexico Military Institute
- Adrian Tenorio, football, New Mexico Military Institute
- Antonio Leger, baseball, New Mexico Highlands
- Jaymin Fitak, baseball, Trinidad (Colorado)
- Aiden Childs, baseball, Wayland Baptist (Texas)
- Nolan Bentley, baseball, Shasta (California)
Parents beamed with pride as Volcano Vista senior and public address announcer Carlos Tenorio introduced each athlete and Athletic Director Ron McMath congratulated the students on signing with their respective colleges.
“That’s a great group of kids,” McMath said. “That makes a total of 21 that have signed so far. It’s a great class. You know, obviously our academic and our athletics had been great this year, and a large part is due to our seniors.”
Volcano Vista has won four state championships so far this school year, including both the girls and boys basketball teams’ historic undefeated seasons. Those teams were honored at the state capital earlier this month.
In the fall, Natalia Chavez and Jaelyn Bates signed to play women’s basketball at the University of New Mexico, Kennedy Brown signed to play soccer at UNM, Lauren Machuca signed to play soccer at New Mexico State and Sophia Portillos signed to play tennis at Dominican University.