For one, it’s a dream come true, for another, it’s a chance to play sports for a small school.
Four athletes from Bishop Manogue signed their letters-of-intent on Wednesday at the school; Jules Curry, University of Dayton, softball; Kyle Curtis, Lewis University, swimming; Katelyn Oppio, Gonzaga, volleyball and Jax Sohl, Chico State, golf.
Curry said going to a smaller school was a priority for her.
“I’ve always been at a small school, so when I went to Dayton, I just honestly fell in love with it,” Curry said. “I love the coaching staff and all they’ve done. The girls are super nice, super laid back and down to earth and I really like that.”
She plays catcher for Manogue and will for Dayton also, which won the Atlantic 10 championship last season.
She plans to study pre-med and eventually become a pediatrician.
Sohl, named to the All-Region first team, chose Chico State due to the community there as well as the numerous golf courses nearby.
“It’s a great coach and a great team,” Sohl said. “I’m really looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to what my future holds.”
She plans to study business marketing.
Oppio, named the Sierra League player of the year, said going to Gonzaga is a dream come true.
“It’s always been my dream to play and Gonzaga fits me perfectly,” she said.
She might study math, but is undecided.
Curtis plans to study exercise science to become a physical therapist.