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Six Carondelet Student-Athletes Sign NLIs

Headed to California Baptist, Dominican, Georgetown, Keene State, SDSU, and Westminster

CONCORD, CA, April 17, 2024—Carondelet High School announced that six Cougar student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent today.

Natalie Aiken is continuing her swimming career at Georgetown University as a Hoya. Natalie’s honors include two year varsity team captain, NCS and State qualifier, and finalist earning All American times, 2023 Carondelet Cougar Award recipient, and EBAL record holder. She chose Georgetown because of its strong academics, international atmosphere, diverse student body, and great swimming program. From the moment she stepped on the Hilltop, she knew that she wanted to be a Georgetown Hoya one day. Congratulations, Natalie, and Hoya Saxa!

Sophia Bruzzone chose San Diego State University to continue her lacrosse career as an Aztec. Sophia’s accolades include team captain senior year and EBAL honorable mention sophomore and junior year. She also played on the soccer and water polo teams. She chose SDSU because of the immediate connection she felt to the coaches and players, the beautiful weather, and their robust kinesiology program. SDSU is an extremely active campus and is the perfect distance away from home. Congratulations, Sophia, and go Aztecs!

Gabriella Dedes will continue her lacrosse career at Westminster University as a Griffin. Gabriella is lacrosse team captain and received Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) honorable mentions during summer tournaments and Western Winners All Star Mentions. Gabriella is going to pursue a nursing major at Westminster. She enjoyed the school’s location in Utah, and she loved the coaches and the team. Congratulations, Gabriella, and go Griffins!

Sophia Lohmeier chose to continue her basketball career at Dominican University in Chicago as a Star. Sophia originally did not plan on playing basketball in college, but upon visiting Dominican, she grew to love the campus, people, and community there. She also loved meeting the new coaching staff and the team. There were many upsides to choosing Dominican University, such as the scholarship opportunities, the 5-year MBA program, and the school’s great location in Chicago and close proximity to family. Congratulations, Sophia, and go Stars!

Marina Miller is continuing her volleyball career at Keene State College as an Owl. Marina’s honors include four year NCS Scholar-Athlete, member of the varsity volleyball team, member of the varsity beach volleyball team, and JV volleyball team captain and MVP sophomore year. She chose Keene State because she loved the environment that the school creates for its students. Marina was able to meet her future coaches and teammates that she will be playing with and loved the instant connections. Keene State also offers her exercise science major, which will help her reach her end goal of becoming a physical therapist. Congratulations, Marina, and go Owls!

Ella Reardon will continue her cheerleading career at California Baptist University as a Lancer. Ella’s athletic accolades include: varsity cheer for three years, team captain of sideline cheer senior year, varsity stunt for three years, stunt team captain junior year, stunt EBAL honorable mention, National Cheerleading Association (NCA) All-Star National Championship Winner in 2023, and NCA All-Star National Championship Winner in 2024. She chose California Baptist University not only for the academics, but to continue her Christian faith journey. When she went to visit, she instantly felt a strong sense of community and family. Congratulations, Ella, and go Lancers!

Director of Athletics Steve Stokes said, “We are thrilled to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of our Carondelet student-athletes! These exceptional young women have embodied the core values of being a Carondelet student-athlete, demonstrating heart, faith, courage, and excellence both on and off the field. Their unwavering dedication, commitment, and hard work have prepared them for the exciting next chapter of their athletics careers.”


About Carondelet Athletics

Carondelet Athletics sponsors 36 teams, 18 sports, 475+ student-athletes with an average GPA of 3.67, and one Cougar Nation! In Carondelet’s 59 years, the school has won 144 League Championships, 63 NCS Team Championships, 16 National Cheer and Dance Championships, Seven Northern California Team Championships, Three State Team Championships, Three Individual State Championships, Two National Team Championships, and One Individual National Championship. 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, school tradition, and spirit.

About Carondelet High School

Carondelet 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.


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