These high school athletes have selected their colleges

by Tim Burt

Irvine student-athletes have begun to sign National Letters of Intent and make commitments to colleges. Here are six standout athletes who’ve made their selections.


Northwood High School

Sport: Basketball Position: Guard

College: Cal State Monterey Bay

Stats: 17 points per game (2019), 1st Team All Pacific Coast League (2018, 2019)

Quote: “Shandon’s success comes from
all the extra work he puts into training and shooting. He doesn’t back down from anyone.” — Northwood Coach Tim O’Brien


Woodbridge High School

Sport: Track & Field and Cross Country

Specialty: Distance runner

College: Cal State Monterey Bay

Stats: First-team All Pacific Coast League honors with a 3-mile time of 18:04.8

Quote: “There are some great runners headed to Monterey Bay. I can’t waittobeapartof building the team in the fall.” — Sierra Shaver


Northwood High School

Sport: Football

Position: Defensive back

College: Chapman University, Orange

Stats: Carried a 4.0 GPA while serving as one of Northwood’s top players

Quote: “Adam played a huge role in the success of our special teams the last two seasons.” — Northwood Coach Paige Nobles


University High School

Sport: Baseball

Position: Shortstop, relief pitcher (also a team captain)

College: Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania

Stats: .421 batting average with an on-base percentage of .522

Quote: “It was important to me to start as a freshman, and they said there was a high probability of that.” — Jackson LoBianco


Woodbridge High School

Sport: Basketball

Position: Center

College: Concordia University Irvine

Stats: 1,728 career points place her among Woodbridge’s all-time scorers

Quote: “I am so proud of her, and I am sure she will have a great college career.” — Woodbridge Coach Keith Clarkson


Portola High School

Sport: Football

Position: Wide receiver, defensive back, kicker and punter

College: Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania

Stats: Two-time first team all-league, 2018 team MVP, 2019 defensive player of the year

Quote: “He’s our school’s first four-sport scholar-athlete.” — Portola Coach Peter Abe

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