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55 Contra Costa student athletes in class of 2020 ink college commitments

56 local student athletes in class of 2020 ink college commitments

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Even though schools are operating remotely, and all high school sports were shut down in March, six seniors recently confirmed their college commitments when they signed National Letters of Intent.

Three seniors each from Carondelet and Clayton Valley Charter signed their NLI, bringing the total signees in the Class of 2020 from five local high schools to 56.

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From CVCHS, midfielder Edgar Castaneda, the DAL offensive MVP, is going north to play soccer at Humboldt State University while Gianna du-Long will be a sprinter on the UC Santa Cruz swim team this fall and point guard Ysobelle Eustaquio will be playing basketball at Dominican University in Marin County.

Carondelet attacker Lauren Longstreet will play lacrosse at Emerson College in Boston, infielder Ella Romero will be joining the Santa Clara softball team and Sarah deBack from Clayton will be swimming in Washington for the University of Puget Sound.

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The 56 student athletes they will be playing 14 different sports: baseball (11 signees), softball (9), soccer (8), football (8), lacrosse (4), swimming (4), volleyball (2), golf (2), water polo (2) and one each in rowing, track and field, basketball, wrestling, cross country and equestrian.

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About 40% of the seniors will be leaving California for college in 16 states and one internationally in England.

For the Class of 2021, National Letters of Intent signing periods being, Nov. 11, Dec. 16, Feb. 3 and April 14.

Class of 2020 NLI signees (sport and college)


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Carondelet High School NLI signees Nov 13, 2019.
  • Gigi Baldacci (Swimming, Boston College)
  • Carissa Capinpin (Soccer, San Francisco State)
  • Sarah deBack (Swimming, University of Puget Sound)
  • Kelly Kern (Track and Field, Stanford)
  • Lauren Longstreet (Lacrosse, Emerson College)
  • Kiki Mein (Water Polo, Indiana)
  • Ellie Ospeck (Soccer, Notre Dame)
  • Helena Perez (Volleyball, Colorado State)
  • Ella Romero (Softball, Santa Clara)
  • Isabella Rosa (Equestrian, Baylor)
  • Gabby Williams (Softball, UCSD)
  • Carissa Wu (Golf, Cal Poly SLO)
  • Lexi Zandonella (Soccer, Sonoma State)

Clayton Valley Charter

  • Alexa Avelar (Soccer, San Francisco State)
  • Casey Barnes (Lacrosse, Merrimack College)
  • Edgar Castaneda (Soccer, Humboldt State University)
  • Eddie Curley (Baseball, St. Mary’s College)
  • Darby Dresdow (Soccer, Biola University)
  • Gianna du-Long (Swimming, UC Santa Cruz)
  • Ysobelle Eustaquio (Basketball, Dominican University)
  • Jordan Frost (Water Polo, UC Irvine)
  • Chase Graves (Baseball, University of the Pacific)
  • Telly Hill (Baseball, University of the Pacific)
  • Jackson Nosrati (Lacrosse, Concordia of Wisconsin)
  • Ryan Pierce (Baseball, Fresno State)
  • Ashley Slagle (Softball, Westcliffe University)
  • Joey Soberon (Baseball, UC San Diego)
  • Mana Taimani (Football, University of Wyoming)


  • Madelyn Mays, Amber DeSena and Marina Delaluna.

    Madelyn Mays (Softball, Harvard)

  • Amber DeSena (Softball, University of Iowa)
  • Marina Delaluna (Softball, Trinity University)

De La Salle

  • Anthony Banis (Rowing, University of Washington)
  • Vince Bianchina (Baseball, Northwestern)
  • Chase Britton (Lacrosse, Whittier College)
  • Keoni Coloma (Baseball, Saint Mary’s College)
  • Wyatt Crespi (Football, Wake Forest University)
  • Grant Daley (Football, UC Berkeley)
  • Shamar Garrett (Football, San Jose State)
  • Kyle Harrison (Baseball, UCLA)
  • Charles McAdoo (Baseball, San Jose State)
  • Derek O’Connor (Cross Country, Saint Mary’s College)
  • Benjamin Roe (Football, Eastern Washington)
  • Brendan Tuholski (Football, UC Davis)
De La Salle High NLI signing ceremony Feb. 5, 2020.


  • Abigail Cheung (Soccer, Biola University)
  • Adrian Dulay (Swimming, University of Connecticut)
  • Benji Elster (Soccer, Northumbria University)
  • Gia Feliciano (Golf, University of Wisconsin)
  • Jon Jon Gazdar (Baseball, San Jose State)
  • Amaya Lee (Softball, Marshall University)
  • Katie Hicks (Softball, Oregon State)
  • Olivia Lee (Softball, Holy Names University)
  • Eric Prough (Football, Pomona College)
  • Miks Ramanis (Volleyball, BYU)
  • Luke Saunders (Baseball, UC San Diego)
  • Liv Villanueva (Wrestling, Southern Oregon)
  • Nathan Wu (Football, Macalester College)
Northgate High School NLI signing ceremony Feb. 5, 2020.
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