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Lakewood High Celebrates Student-Athletes Going To College

The Lakewood Lancers have 18 student-athletes in the Class of 2018 who plan on continuing their academic and athletic careers at the next level. The list is highlighted by girls’ volleyball players Destynie Viliamu and Malina Ua, who are going to UC Irvine and University of Arizona, respectively. On the boys’ side, wrestler Randy Gonzalez Jr. is going to Fresno State after a phenomenal senior season.

Here is the full list of the student-athletes pictured above, including those headed to junior colleges:
Destynie Viliamu: UC Irvine
Malina Ua: Arizona
Alanni Carter: CSUDH
Kyler Tufuga: LBCC
Hannah Arcala: CSU San Marcos
Ramon Ramirez: Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK)
Track & Field
Talaysia Douver: William Penn University (Iowa)
Brett Young: LBSU
Jessilyn James: UC Riverside
Mary Reed: Cerritos College
Isaac Sanchez: Cerritos College
Evelyn Peralta: Mt. SAC
Randy Gonzalez, Jr.: Fresno State
Water Polo
Sarah Capt: LBCC
Karina Ibarra: UC Riverside
Maria Aguilar: Cerritos College
Delaney Russell: Occidental
Maxime Amiset: University of Redlands

JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.