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CCSD high schools celebrate National Signing Day

Student athletes from across the Cherry Creek School District gathered with coaches, parents, family and friends at their schools for National Signing Day ceremonies on April 13. Senior athletes signed letters of intent confirming their choice as to where they will continue their education and their sport in college.

“There are so many emotions, but most of all, it's pride,” said Overland Athletic Director Karl Buck. “You heard it from our coaches. Every single one talked about what kind of character these young men and women have, the leaders that they are and how proud they are of them – not for just being athletically gifted – but for the kind of people they are.”

At Grandview, six student athletes signed their paperwork. Principal Lisa Roberts always looks forward to these signing events.

“It’s an amazing day,” she said. “It’s always fun to be able to recognize our students who have worked so hard and celebrate their achievements.”

At The Nest at Eaglecrest, 19 girls and boys were celebrated. Co-Athletic Director Vince Orlando said he enjoys the family atmosphere at these events.

“It’s really a pleasure for us to celebrate the kids and also get to see their parents,” he said.  “They’ve driven these kids around all their lives to club games, travel ballgames and all that goes with it, and we appreciate and recognize all their hard work as well.”

At Cherry Creek, 39 students signed on the dotted line. Assistant Principal Marcus McDavid is also a track coach and a Bruins dad.

“It’s an incredibly awesome experience to see all those kiddos getting the opportunity to keep doing what they love. Absolutely amazing,” he said.

McDavid’s daughter Kel is going to be a track and field athlete at the University of Oklahoma in the fall.

“Here’s the thing that is really fun for me as a parent,” said McDavid. “My child set a goal for herself, and so many people worked to support her in that goal. Whether it was the trainers, the physical therapists the coaches, even the coaches from other sports that had nothing to with track. Those people helped instill in her a work ethic, determination and perseverance that you now see when she is training and on the track.”

See more photos from Nationals Signing Day celebrations on the Cherry Creek Schools Facebook page.

The lists of signees by school follow. Names are in alphabetical order:

Cherokee Trail High School signeesCherokee Trail

Caden Cole – Boys’ Volleyball – Sacred Heart University, CT
Sierra Culbreath – Girls’ Basketball – Sterling College, KS
Devin Gilbreath – Girl’s Golf – Regis University, CO
Gage Gordon – Football – University of Jamestown, ND
Jaelyn Greer – Girls’ Soccer – Jackson State University, MS
Jackson Gridley – Football – Minot State University, ND
Hudson Harms – Boys’ Volleyball – Arizona Christian University
Emma Hogan – Girls’ Volleyball – Arizona Christian University
Brooke Scott – Softball – St. Charles Community College, MO

Cherry Creek High School signeesCherry Creek

Lily Assini - Girls Lacrosse - University of Colorado Boulder
Jacob Baldessari Wrestling - Colorado State University Pueblo
Kyle Barkley – Baseball - Ottawa University, AZ
Jack Sawyer Brewer - Boys Lacrosse - Dickinson College, PA
Demi Davoll – Softball - Chapman University, CA
Joseph Dumont - Track & Field - University of New Hampshire
Conrad Christopher Eck - Boys Diving - University of California Berkley
Liberty Edwards - Girls Swimming - San Diego State University
Masen Frey – Girls Soccer - University of North Florida
Elian Rankin Freyre de Andrade – Fencing - Lawrence University, WI
Macy Gehrke – Girls Ice Hockey - Lake Forest College, IL
Chase Gentry - Boys Lacrosse - Lynn University, FL
Joy Graziano – Girls Swimming - University of Nebraska at Kearney
Cyrus Gulati - Boys Soccer - Metropolitan State University
Laurel Headrick - Girls Basketball - University of Redlands, CA
Keegan Holles – Football - Colorado State University
Savannah Lynn Jorgens - Track & Field - Evergreen State College, WA
Harold William Maloney - Boys Lacrosse - Belmont Abbey College, NC
Miles Manthe - Boys Volleyball - Viterbo University, WI
Evan Anthony McClain – Baseball - Los Medanos College, CA
Sidney McCullough - Girls Swimming - Trinity University, TX
Kel McDavid - Track & Field - University of Oklahoma
Alexandra Michelotti - Field Hockey - Babson College, MA
Benjamin “Ben” Parris - Cherry Creek Sports Network - Arizona State University
Jacqueline Pearsall – Tennis - Ball State University, IN
Kathy Peitz Diaz - Girls Swimming - Franklin & Marshall College, PA
Will Pelech - Cross Country and Track - New York University
Kaylib Leigh Perea – Football - Colorado State University Pueblo
Sam Pezdirtz – Football - Missouri Western State University
Thomas George Power - Boys Lacrosse - Colorado College
William Routh – Baseball - Augustana College, IL
Gabrielle Emma Sabatier – Girls Soccer - University of Rochester, NY
Claire Elizabeth Semerod - Cross Country and Track - US Coast Guard Academy, CT
Ruby Silverman – Spirit/Dance - University of Iowa
Codi Trebelhorn – Baseball - Metropolitan State University
Jonathan Gerald Trigg - Boys Golf - Colorado School of Mines
Iris Wang - Track & Field - Brown University, RI
Blake Wellington - Boys Soccer - Regis University, CO
Jameson Alexander Lee Yeingst - Wrestling - Elizabethtown College, PA

Eaglecrest High School signeesEaglecrest

Shane Boyer - Football - Ft. Lewis College, CO
Jackson Bryant - Baseball - Missouri Western State University
Mike Comeau - Football - Dakota State University, SD
Taylor Dooley - Baseball - Garden City Community College, KS
Logan Glueckert - Baseball - Moberly Area Community College, MO
Amir Hall - Football - William Penn University, IA
Mason Harris - Football - CSU Pueblo
Addie Knighton - Track & Field - Nebraska Weslyan University
Alfred Maiava - Boys Volleyball - Central Christian College, KS
Brayden Mann - Baseball - Culver-Stockton College, MI
Kylie Martin – Volleyball – University of Redlands, CA
Brayden McCollough - Baseball - Missouri Western State University
Garth Morgan - Baseball - Nebraska Wesleyan University
Molly Sherwood – Softball - University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Savannah Smith - Girls Wrestling - Doane College, NE
Nathanael Tizazu - Football - Colorado Mesa University
Michael Witt - Boys Wrestling - St. Ambrose University, IA
Ashton Wolf - Baseball - Western Technical College, WI

Grandview High School signeesGrandview

Tristan Burrus – Football - Trine University, IA
Charlie Lucero - Soccer - Saint Francis University, PA
Ella Mahaffy – Tennis - Nebraska Wesleyan University
Kohl Rullo – Baseball – Mid America Nazarene University, KS
Emma Tucker – Volleyball - William Smith College, NY
Lyric Waterman – Volleyball - University of Redlands, CA



Overland High School signeesOverland

Achraf Bouhallab – Boys Soccer - CSU-Pueblo    
Davarion "Remy" Wedgeworth Brown – Basketball - North Central University, MN
Katelynn Czerpak – Softball - Lamar Community College, CO
Damaris Davis – Football - CSU-Pueblo
Khalil Ali-Fisher – Football - Fort Lewis College, CO
Jackeline Castro Flores – Girls Soccer - Western Nebraska Community College
Victor Harp – Basketball - Trinidad State Community College, CO
Ryan Hensley – Wrestling - Northeastern Junior College, CO
Jamille Humphrey – Football - Fort Lewis College, CO
NiiAmon Levias-Kotey – Football - Santa Barbara City College, CA
Annette Lopez-Monzon – Girls Soccer - Northeastern Community College, CO
Anthony Miranda Sanchez – Boys Soccer - CSU-Pueblo

Smoky Hill High School signeesSmoky Hill

Armajie Bass – Softball - Colorado State University
Daniel Bechle – Track and Cross Country - Fort Hays State, KS
Malik Daniels – Football - Shasta College, CA
Aaron Elgersma – Baseball - Hastings College, NE
Isabella Giroux – Softball - Fort Lewis College, CO
Hannah Kim – Girls Lacrosse - Carthage College, WI
Kenedy Sandoval – Softball - Luther College, IA
Annelise Thomas – Swimming - University of the Pacific, CA
Yessenia Valenzuela – Girls Soccer - Northeastern Junior College, CO

Congratulations to all of our CCSD student athletes who will compete at the next level!

Posted 4/17/2022.