By Ben Easton,
Athletes from Davis High commit to colleges every year to pursue an athletic passion. This year’s signing day, held on Tuesday, April 12, featured a particularly large number of commits compared to previous years.
Most of the 22 committed seniors were swimmers, water polo players, field hockey players or runners; a few other athletes signed for golf, baseball, lacrosse and soccer.
Andrew Arnheiter will attend UC Davis next year for golf.
“I am very excited about the opportunity I have,” Arnheiter said. “I will be playing the game I love at a Division I level, competing against some of the best players in the country.”
Arnheiter explained that he has wanted to play at the collegiate level for a while.
“It has taken a lot of hard work and perseverance, but throughout high school I have wanted to play college golf,” he said.
Senior Nick Borowsky will attend Pomona College next year for cross-country and track.
“I’m not sure how it’s gonna be next year,” Borowsky said. “I’ve been competing in sports throughout my whole life so it kind of feels like I’m just continuing something I’ve always been doing.”
Borowsky has thought of competing collegiately throughout his childhood.
“I’ve been involved in sports since a pretty young age so I’ve always looked up to competing at the college level. I’ve always kind of dreamed I would be there one day,” he said.
Senior Danielle Mentink will attend UC Berkeley next fall for field hockey. Her senior teammates, Sarina Buchanan and Andi Jackson, will attend Central Michigan University and Indiana University, respectively.
Along with Jackson, senior Kendall Doten will also attend Indiana University for water polo.
Senior Chenoa Devine will join Mentink at Cal to swim, and Anna Belenis will accompany Arnheiter at UC Davis, playing lacrosse.
Isaiah Alba (Claremont McKenna), Gabby Herrera (San Jose State), Hannah DeKnikker (Concordia), Alex Diaz (UC San Diego) and Isolde Pierce (Soka University of America) will all play soccer at their respective colleges.
Borowsky’s teammates Adria Lammers (UCLA), Fiona O’Keeffe (Stanford) and Ben Roberts (Dartmouth) will also run track and cross-country; Willie Hall (Columbia) will run track.
Mickey Cross will play softball at Doane College, Lanna Kozlowski (Loyola Marymount) and Gabriella Maffly (Pepperdine) will swim, Sam Yamauchi will play golf for Cal State Fullerton and Ryan Kreidler (baseball) will join Lammers at UCLA.