Maranatha High School Athletes at the College Level

Kellie Natham ’15 signs to play Softball with Fairleigh Dickinson University. Photo courtesy Maranatha High School
Morgan Howe ’15 signs with Whitworth University for Soccer. Photo courtesy of Maranatha High School

Maranatha High School’s promise to its students and families is twofold: to be God-honoring in all that it does and to provide a holistic college preparatory experience. In this pursuit, Maranatha’s Athletic Department feels fortunate to be challenged with this responsibility and takes great joy in creating, maintaining, and enhancing an environment that develops the hearts, minds and bodies of Minutemen student-athletes.

One indicator of success in this communal effort is the matriculation of student-athletes to the next level. On a year-to-year basis, approximately 15% of MHS seniors go on to compete at the college level (which is five times the national average). Below is a list of 17 graduating seniors from the class of 2015 as well as alumni, totaling 66, who are currently continuing or are committed to continue their athletic careers in college or in the professional ranks.

Maranatha Minutement at the Next Level

Football (12)
Cody Keith ’10: East Carolina University
Joshua Jones ’11: Missouri Southern State University
Trent Washington ’11: Citrus College
Jack Basalari ’13: University of Southern California
Andrew Elffers ’13: Azusa Pacific University
Logan McClain ’13: Glendale Community College
Xavius Boone ’15: Washington State University
Caleb Devine ’15: Undecided – Mount San Antonio College
Khalil Elams ’15: Undecided – San Diego State
Andrew Morales ’15: Undecided – United States Merchant Marine Academy
Grant Schober ’15: Pasadena City College
Eli Snyder ’15: UCLA

Tennis (3)
Emily McNall ’11: University of North Carolina-Asheville
Randall Hsieh ’12: Azusa Pacific University
Lauren Garcia ’15: Arizona Christian University

Swim and Drive (9)
Bretton Smith ’10: Biola University
Elizabeth Ginelli ’11: Claremont McKenna College
Jacqueline Masehi-Lano ’11: Caltech
Andrew Rotundo ’12: California Baptist University
Isabella Shamber ’12: University of Illinois
Darrin Smith ‘12: Biola University
Sydney Kanne ’13: Whittier College
David Bunn ’14: Southern Methodist University
Victor Ginelli ’14: Claremont McKenna College

Track and Field/Cross Country (10)
R.J. Straker ’11: Seattle Pacific University
Bradford Ortlund ’12: Westmont College
Kyle Bueckert ’13: Azusa Pacific University
Benjamin Byer ’13: Azusa Pacific University
Zoe Wilkins ’13: Azusa Pacific University
Kyle Brown ’14: Azusa Pacific University
Hannah Rae Finchamp ’14: Lindenwood University
Robbie Ortlund ’14 : Westmont College
Baron Burems ’15: Undecided
Ronnie McKay ’15: Undecided

Volleyball (3)
Abbey Welbourn ’11: University of Virginia
Kendra Logan ’13: Pasadena City College
Samantha Weiner ’15: University of Massachusetts-Boston

Golf (1)
McKay Weiler ’12: California Lutheran University

Baseball (9)
Cory Popham ’09: University of Pacific
Matthew Chavez ’10: University of New Mexico – Highlands
Dylan Covey ’10: Oakland A’s-Professional Baseball
Sam Frakes ’11: Vanguard University
Mark Jebbia ’11: University of La Verne
Daniel Rasmussen ’13: Biola
Jeffrey Oki ’14: Saint Mary’s College
Walter Harris ’15: United States Coast Guard Academy
Zach Schradermeier ’15: Undecided

Softball (4)
Annie Sommers ’11: Boston College
Katelyn Thordarson ’12: Pasadena City College
Anjie Amezquita ’14: Biola
Kellie Natham ’15: Fairleigh Dickinson University

Soccer (6)
Jessica Austin ’10: Union College
Josh Robinson ’12: California Baptist University
Jeromy Gurule ’12: California Baptist University
Jorge Pesquera ’13: Azusa Pacific University
Romana Brennan ’15: Undecided
Morgan Howe ’15: Whitworth University

Basketball (8)
Mian Dingle ’11: Cal Poly Pomona
Kaila Turner ’11: Cal State Monterey Bay
Jeremy Major ’13: Pepperdine
Muusa Dama ’14: William Jewell University
Hope Peron ’14: Pasadena City College
Nick Springer ’14: South Pudget Sound
Tyler Dorsey ’15: University of Oregon
Channon Fluker ’15: Cal State Northridge

Misc (1)
Kelby Nardoni ’13 (Rowing): Santa Clara University

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