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Student-Athletes Sign NLIs: Headed to Caldwell, Chapman, Davenport, and MIT

CONCORD, CA, April 19, 2023—Carondelet High School announced that four Cougar student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent today.
Spring NLI Athletes: Lara M. '23, Jenna D. '23, Mariana A. '23, and Macy L. '23
Spring NLI Athletes: Lara M. ’23, Jenna D. ’23, Mariana A. ’23, and Macy L. ’23

Mariana Aiello is continuing her acrobatics and tumbling career at Caldwell University and will continue to be a Cougar. Mariana’s acrobatic and tumbling honors include 2023 Region 1 Level 9 Regional Championships, 2023 Norcal Level 9 State Championships, 2022 Level 9 Western National Championships, 2022 Region 1 Level 9 Regional Championships, 2022 Norcal State Level 9 Championships, 2021 Region 1 Level 8 Regional Championships, 2021 Norcal State Level 8 Championships, 2019 Region 1 Level 8 Championships, and 2019 Norcal Level 8 State Championships. She has placed in the Top 10 for every state and regional competition she competed in during her high school career. Mariana chose Caldwell not only for the Acrobatics and Tumbling sport and team opportunities, but because Caldwell has an established partnership between the Criminal Justice and Psychology Departments. Caldwell also has a strong faith and community service driven environment that attracted Mariana. Go Cougars! Watch her interview here.

Jenna Davis chose Chapman University to continue her swimming career as a Panther. Jenna’s numerous honors include: National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation and being a USA Swimming Western Zones and Far Westerns qualifier. Jenna chose Chapman University because of its strong academics and swimming program. Go Panthers! Watch her interview here.

Lara Meeks is continuing her competitive cheer and stunt career at Davenport University as a Panther. Lara was MVP of the Carondelet Sideline Cheer team her freshman year and Sideline Cheer captain her senior year. Lara found a great team and atmosphere at Davenport University that took cheer very seriously and made her excited to start the next four years of her life in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Go Panthers! Watch her interview here.

Macy Lehrer is continuing her soccer career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Beaver. Macy’s honors include playing for the Pleasanton RAGE 05 ECNL team from 2017-present, making ECNL National Playoffs 2019 to 2022, and being a two-time team captain. She is excited to play soccer at MIT because it has the perfect balance between intense academics and competitive athletics. The players have been super welcoming to her, and she is incredibly excited to become a part of their team. Go Beavers! Watch her interview here.

Director of Athletics, Piper Brewster said, “Every day at Carondelet I have had the opportunity to witness how hard each of these individuals worked—spending hours in the weight room, the classroom, and on the playing surface. Each of them has well represented the core values of being a Carondelet student-athlete and I know they will continue to compete with heart, faith, courage, and excellence at the collegiate level.” Watch her interview here.


Carondelet High School is a Catholic college-prep high school in the East Bay that offers young women a transformative educational experience. Since its founding in 1965, Carondelet has combined academic excellence and a recognition of the unique gifts of each of its students. The school’s focus is a woman-centered, comprehensive educational program designed to help young women build confidence and prepare for leadership and service in the 21st century.

Carondelet Athletics sponsors 36 teams, 18 sports, 450+ student-athletes with an average GPA of 3.78, and one Coug Nation! In Carondelet’s 58 years, the school has won 143 league championships, 62 North Coast Section championships, and three state titles. The high school offers a unique athletics experience where students enjoy the opportunity to develop athletic abilities concurrently with the development of the highest standards of scholarship, leadership, sportsmanship, and school tradition.


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