Eleven Serra student-athletes today signed to compete at the collegiate level next year. In front of a large crowd at Morton Family Gymnasium Wednesday morning, the seniors gathered today to hear emotional introductions from their beloved coaches about their stellar performance both in athletics and academics.
This is the second signing day for a high school senior to sign a binding National Letter of Intent for a collegiate sport with a school that is a member of the United States National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Nine of the students had announced their commitments to their chosen schools but two students -- Nusi Malani and Terence Loville -- made their decisions live in the gym. Malani, who had offers from Washington State, Virginia, and Arizona, announced his school as Virginia. Loville signed to play football for San Jose State University.
Serra is proud to have so many student-athletes receiving college bids.
"The class of 2020 is a very special class academically and athletically and this class has set a standard for years to come for future Padres," said Assistant Athletic Director Darius Bell. "We look forward to their continued success."
This year, a total of 11 Padre seniors have committed to play at four-year colleges and universities.
"I am very proud of these gentlemen and scholars, this is a testament to who we are as a school and our commitment to focus on our program and the physical, emotional, and intellectual accomplishments of our students," said Principal Charlie McGrath.
Congratulations to our Padre scholar-athletes.
- Brendon Carbullido (track): California Lutheran University
- Alec Desuasido (Track and Field) Chapman University
- Shane Ivich (Soccer) Puget Sound
- Tyler Shaw (Baseball) Claremont Mckenna
- Mitchell Nabeta (Baseball) Puget Sound
- Drew Dowd (Baseball) Stanford
- Mike Smoot (Water Polo) Whittier College.
- Nate Azzopardi (Football) Idaho
- Jackson Lataimua (Football) Washington State
- Daylin Mclemore (Football) Arizona State
- Terence Loville (Football) San Jose State
- Nusi Malani (Football) Virginia