Seven athletes from Arroyo Grande High School used social distance Wednesday while signing to play at the next level.
-Makai Lipson – men’s volleyball, Concordia University Irvine
-Makenna Wolfe – beach volleyball, Florida State
-Peyton Dunkle – tennis, Cal Poly
-Justin Trimble – baseball, UC Santa Barbara
-Drew Baskin – baseball, Willamette University
-Madelyn Ferreros – tennis, Sacramento State
-Kahlia Jensen – softball, Willamette University
“It’s a small campus, and I like the smaller campus,” said Lipson. “The coach was super awesome when I went to visit there. I liked all of his philosophies of volleyball. So yeah, I’m really excited.”
“I went to an official visit there. I really like the campus, the coaches, I love the girls; it felt like another place for me,” said Wolfe. “A lot of people are like, ‘Oh, it’s so far away,’ but my grandparents live there, so it works out pretty well.”
“I’ve grown up here. I’ve played with the coaches. My sister is on the team as well. I just love the team bond and everything they have,” said Dunkle.
“Just the great baseball program and location and weather. My family will be able to watch every game, so it will be awesome,” said Trimble.
“I can continue my four years of education, as well as my baseball career,” said Baskin. “I loved the school when I went to visit. I love the coach. I loved everything about the program. They’re a winning program. I just want to help them win a national championship.”
“It’s super exciting. I’ve always wanted to play division one tennis and compete with the highest levels. I’m just ready to see what else I have,” said Ferreros.
“I chose Willamette because it’s an amazing campus. And it’s right in the heart of Salem, so I thought that was a pretty cool experience,” said Jensen. “The coach has a lot that she’s going to offer for plans-wise, and I’m really excited to be a part of that. I think it’s going to be a really cool future.”