In a jam-packed room filled with family, friends and local news media officials, four Serra seniors signed on the dotted line to continue as student-athletes at the college level.
Athletic Director Dean Ayoob welcomed the overflowing crowd during "one of the best days of my job."
Matt Campana signed to play tennis at St. Mary's College. Coach Marcus Charles introduced Campana and shared his climb to the next level.
"It's an honor to represent and introduce one of Serra's finest, both academically and athletically," said Charles. "Matt Campana displays what it means to be a leader. St. Mary's is going to have a fine Padre."
Next up were football playera Hamilton Anoa'i, who will play at CAL, and Matt Dickerson, who will play at UCLA. Ryan Rudolph will play at Middlebury College.
According to Head football coach Patrick Walsh, "Today is a culmination of everything at Serra. It starts at the top with God. These student-athletes are going to some of the best schools in the country."
Principal Barry Thornton, Ed.D. commented, "These young men have exemplified the Serra motto of faith, wisdom and service. We don't get here without their coaches and parents. It's a partnership with parents, and we walk with them in their children's education."
With cheers all around, the four Padres signed on the dotted line to continue as student-athletes at the college level.
Congratulations Matt, Hamilton, Matt and Ryan!