Concord, Calif. (April 26, 2017) – Carondelet High School is proud to announce that three student-athletes have signed commitment letters, to play collegiately beginning with the 2017-18 academic school year. Cross country and track and field runner Emma McCarthy signed with Saint Mary's College, volleyball player Shannon Stoller signed with Linfield College and Sarah Takahashi signed with Wesleyan University to play ice hockey.
Emma McCarthy '17 – Cross Country/Track and Field
Emma McCarty is a four-year track athlete and ran cross country for the first time during the 2016 fall season. In her first year on the cross country team, she qualified for the North Coast Section Championships. On the track in 2017, Emma and her teammates won the distance medley relay at the Bay Area Relays in April, and she helped her relay team qualify for the Arcadia Invitational distance medley relay and the 4x800 relays.
"I choose to attend Saint Mary's because she wanted to stay in California, and Saint Mary's has a great cross country and track program," Emma said.
Shannon Stoller '17 - Volleyball
Shannon Stoller signed a letter of commitment to Linfield College, where she will play volleyball for the Wildcats starting this fall. Shannon played volleyball for two years at Carondelet, and is proud of her time in the program. This summer, she will compete for team USA in the United World Games. Shannon's proudest volleyball accomplishment is committing to play volleyball at the collegiate level.
"I am attending Linfield, not just for the opportunity to play volleyball, but for what the college has to offer as a whole," Shannon said. "When I walked onto the Linfield campus, I immediately felt the friendly atmosphere as students and teachers greeted me. In addition to this, academically they have the resources and small class sizes that I'm looking for. I'm so excited to be part of such an exciting, joyful community surrounded by the wonders of Oregon. Go Wildcats!"
Sarah Takahashi '17 – Ice Hockey
Sarah Takahashi's sport of choice is not offered at Carondelet, but she will attend Wesleyan University where she will join the ice hockey team during the upcoming school year. Sarah was part of the San Jose Jr. Sharks, which won the 19U AAA girls ice hockey national championship in April, becoming the top ranked team in the United States. She was selected as a team captain by her teammates and coaches.
"As soon as I stepped onto the Wesleyan University campus it felt like home," said Sarah. "Meeting with the coaches and team also solidified my feelings towards Wesleyan, as they warmly welcomed me onto campus and made me feel like I belonged. Furthermore, its renowned academics and competitive ice hockey team will help me further both my academic and athletic careers."