Article & photo by Kody Acevedo
Eight students at Corona del Sol High School have signed letters of intent to play collegiate sports next year. They are:
Paige Sorensen – gymnastics – Lindenwood University
Mikaeli Davidson – softball- Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Jessica Lynch – softball -University of Utah
Jacob Garcia – wrestling – US Air Force Academy
Brooke Nuneviller -volleyball – University of Oregon
Ben Quon – swim – Xavier University
Emma West – volleyball – Montano State
Alyssa Wissinger – volleyball – Boise State
Moving the ceremony from the gymnasium to the auditorium this semester, Athletic Director Cory
Nenaber said he looks forward to this opportunity—one of what he calls his favorite days—every
year, each time highlighting those who deserve this kind of earned recognition.
“They’re all really great students, great student-athletes. So, getting to recognize them in a ceremony like this is really one of the more fun things we get to do here.”
Senior Ben Quon, who signed to swim at Xavier, was one of the team’s captains and explored several colleges during the fall.
“I’m pretty excited,” Quon said. “I’m going to miss the Corona swim team though.”
Head coach Ron Musgrave told Wrangler News in August that Ben has had “the ability to qualify for the state swim meet in any and every event he has chosen to enter” during his time in high school.
Quon will now take his talents to Ohio.
“I love Xavier, the team, the campus,” Quon said.
“The academic support for athletes is beyond anything I visited at other school. I’m glad I found Xavier.”
Senior Jessica Lynch, who signed to play softball at Utah, had a number of accomplishments this year, including a perfect game against Trevor Browne High School in the playoffs last May. Wrestler Jacob Garcia helped
lead the Aztecs to their first Division I title in seven years and won an individual championship in February.
Noted Nenaber: The signing occasion provides an opportunity to recognize each year’s students who continue the
school’s rich tradition of studentathlete excellence.
“This is why we do it,” he said— to see kids succeed.”