Lakewood Honors Everyone At Signing Day Celebration

On Wednesday, Lakewood High honored 15 student athletes who are going on to play sports at the next level. It was not the first signing day celebration for the Lancers this year, and the end-of-year event is becoming more popular for local schools.

“The NCAA sets their signing days but my own daughter was a student athlete in college now and I know that those dates aren’t always set in stone for athletes and their decisions,” Lakewood athletics director Lisa Busch said. “We want to make sure that we not only celebrate during the year on those big days, but also at the end of the year and include the junior college athletes. It’s just the ideal time to get everyone together to celebrate.”

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Girls’ Soccer
Erin Norris – Mercyhurst
Daisy Garcia – LBCC

Girls’ Basketball
Vesina Tafao – Westcliff University
Kendall Stanley – University Of La Verne
Makayla Santos – LBCC

Girls’ Water Polo
Calla Torres – LBCC
Xyjae Austin – LBCC

Girls’ Swimming
Maelynn Lawrence – UC Santa Barbara

Taylor Pack – Ohio State
Jordan Kaeka – Cal State Northridge
Clarissa Salazar – University Of La Verne

Girls’ Volleyball
Julia Crawford – Cal State Fullerton
Romoni Vivao – UC Santa Barbara
Zyaire Garrit – University Of Arkansas Pine Bluff

Boys’ Volleyball
Teilon Tufuga – BYU

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.