Future College Stars Sign Letters of Intent


Maggie Barnes

(From left to right) Jack McCarthy (12) signed with Oregon State University to major in Economics for Baseball. Emily Lichty signed with California State University San Marcos to major in Mathematics for Women’s Golf. Cambria Greer (12) signed with University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada to major in Pre Medicine for Women’s Water Polo. Shayna Larson (12) signed with Cal Poly Pomona to major in Civil Engineering for Girls Soccer. Marissa Cordero (12) signed with Cal State Fullerton to major in Business and play Girls Soccer. Grace Dalo (12) signed with Concordia University in Irvine to major in Business and play Girls Soccer. Isabella Angotti-Jones signed with Concordia University, Irvine to major in Education and play Girls Soccer. Kelly Settineri (12) signed with Newberry College (South Carolina) NCAA Division 2 to major in Education and play softball.


National Letter of Intent Signing Day took place on February 3rd, where nine SJHHS athletes officially accepted athletic scholarships from several universities throughout the country.

Girls soccer had the strongest showing at the signing day, with four of the nine seniors on the team attending the ceremony in order to announce where they will be going to play college soccer next year. Marissa Cordero (12) will be attending CSU Fullerton, Shayna Larson (12) will be attending Cal Poly Pomona, and Isabella Angotti-Jones (12) and Grace Dalo (12) will be teaming up once again at Concordia University. This marks the third year in a row that the SJHHS girls soccer team has had a graduate go on to play Division 1 soccer in college.

Cordero, who is the captain of the varsity girls soccer team, has been a rock in the defence for San Juan Hills, who have held eleven clean sheets this season. This includes a remarkable seven clean sheets in a row during a nine match unbeaten run that saw the team skyrocket to the top of OC Varsity’s Top 10 rankings for the first time in SJHHS history. Her accomplishments include playing for the varsity team in all four years and being a part of the All Sea View League 1st Team.Cordero said, “I’ve learned a lot personally from my club coaches… [girls soccer coach] Farrel Moore is a great coach, she has really unified us as a team.”

Jack McCarthy (12), who officially signed for Oregon State, has been the jack of all trades for the Stallions varsity baseball team in his illustrious four year run with the team. Among his many accomplishments for the team include winning Team Most Valuable Offensive Player as a junior, holding a spot in the 1st Team All Sea View League, and setting numerous school records, such as most saves in a season (6), triples in a season (4), and career record for saves (12).

Larson will be attending Cal Poly Pomona with the incredible achievement of succeeding in two sports at San Juan Hills. She spent three years as a member of the varsity team in both girls soccer and track & field. Although she will only be participating in soccer, she found many successes in track & field, including back to back League championships in the 300m hurdles during her sophomore and junior years and making it to the CIF semifinals as a sophomore.

Larson has also had success off the field, earning a 4.22 GPA and winning a Scholar Athlete award four years in a row. She also is a member of the National Honors Society and is an editor in the school yearbook.

“Time management is key,” said Larson, who also attributed her success to both her club team and the school team, saying, “We committed on our own, and together we kicked butt.”


National Letters of Intent Signees:

Softball: Kelly Settineri (12), Newberry College

Girls Soccer: Isabella Angotti-Jones, Concordia University; Grace Dalo, Concordia University; Marissa Cordero, Cal State Fullerton; Shayna Larson, Cal Poly Pomona

Baseball: Jack McCarthy, Oregon State University

Women’s Golf: Emily Lichty (12), California State University San Marcos

Girls Water Polo: Cambria Greer (12), University of Toronto

Football: Patrick O’Brien (12), University of Nebraska