Continuing On to the Next Level (3)

Ed. note: The COVID-19 pandemic was a game-changer and a game-ender for many City Section and Southern Section prep athletes. Football and girls volleyball, which are played in the fall, were among the few team and individual sports that did have complete seasons. Others, like basketball, saw the seasons interrupted by the pandemic; some, like baseball and track-and-field, never had a season at all. But there will still be a healthy share of Valley-area graduating high school students continuing on to playing his or her sport. Here are some of the athletes heading to two- and four-year colleges:


Alemany Basketball

Brandon Whitney: University of Montana


Birmingham Baseball

Albert Garcia, Erik Rivas, Gavino Rosales: College of the Canyons 


Chaminade Football

Daluan Bright: Portland State University

William Camacho: Upper Iowa University

Isaac Gallegos, New Mexico State University

Gabriel Hernandez: Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Bryce Mack: Southwest Oklahoma University

Brian Oney: Dixie State University

J.P. Reilly: Drake University

Tommy Sykes: Western Colorado University

Jeremy Zuniga: Tufts University


Chavez Softball

Poala Rodriguez: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Jizzell Ruiz: Los Angeles Mission College


El Camino Real Baseball

Adam Christopher: Loyola Marymount University

Ethan Glassman: Sonoma State University

Spencer Marsten: Pugent Sound University 


El Camino Real Football

Makhi Barber: La Verne University

Brandon Gatewood: Ava Maria University

Tyler Gordon: University of Houston (B)

Kenny Nwob II: La Verne University

Anthony Raya: Redlands University (A)

Tai Rutledge: Missouri Southern State University



El Camino Real Softball

Dannikah Star: La Sierra University


Granada Hills Girls Basketball

Haylee Aiden: Cal Baptist University (D)

Megan Delgado: Glendale College (C)

Crystal Garay: College of the Canyons


Grant Football

C.J. Corley (G), Jeremiah Dailey (L), Donovan Reyes (H), Michael Smith (K) : Moorpark College


Harvard-Westlake Basketball

Mason Hooks: Princeton University


Kennedy Baseball

Vince Esparza: Glendale College

Tommy Mendoza: Moorpark College (E)


Kennedy Football

John Himes: Cal Lutheran University


Kennedy Girls Golf

Jackie Ortiz: Cal State University San Marcos


Kennedy Girls Soccer

Emily Moreno: College of the Canyons (P)


Kennedy Softball

Amy Alvarez: College of the Canyons

Leah Brito: UC Riverside (F)

Angelina Franco: St. Mary’s College (I)

Leah Leal: Adams State University (O)

Aliyah Rincon: Midland College (N)

Alyssa Sierra: UC San Diego


Reseda Football

Trent Butler: Riverside College

Dranel Rhodes: Ottawa University of Arizona

Prophet Tagoai: Los Angeles Valley College

San Fernando Football

Darian Allen, Agustin Medina, Christopher Parker, Bradley Pierce: Dakota Wesleyan University

David Rangel: Concordia-Wisconsin University

Robert Valdez: Greenville University


Sierra Canyon Basketball

Brandon Boston Jr.: Kentucky University

Terren Frank: Texas Christian University

Ziaire Williams: Stanford University


Sierra Canyon Football

Zach Thannum: Wesleyan (Connecticut) University (M)


Verdugo Hills Baseball

Dakota Perez, Alex Real: Pasadena College