Honors for Piedmont athletes going on to play in college

Julie Reichle

PHS Athletic Director Bradley Smet with the student athletes

The Piedmont Boosters hosted a recognition ceremony for the 14 PHS seniors who plan to continue their athletic careers in college. Boosters President Chris Hart wished all of the athletes and their families well, and PHS Athletic Director Bradley Smet shared the stage with various Highlander coaches in describing each of the athletes’ contributions over their high school careers.

The list of athletes includes:

Cal Barna, baseball, University of Hawaii

Greg Gately, lacrosse, Connecticut College

Rafaella Gomes, fencing, UC San Diego

Luke Harris, basketball, Carleton College

Alden Heske, lacrosse, Kenyon College

Gavin Horne, track and field, Pitzer College

Nakilah Johnson, basketball, Weber State

Ben Levinson, baseball, Macalester College

Andy Melian, football, Kenyon College

Aiden Mitchell, baseball, Menlo College

Makenna Thiel, tennis, UC Berkeley

Sadie Tschider, lacrosse, Smith College

Anjuli Turner, soccer, Pitzer College

Max Wagener, water polo, University of Redlands

Baseball player Cal Barna with his parents
Lacrosse player Greg Gately with his parents
Fencer Rafaella Gomes with her family
Basketball player Luke Harris with coach Ben Spencer
AD Bradley Smet with lacrosse player Alden Heske
Coach Michael Mabry with track and field athlete Gavin Horne
Coach Bryan Gardere and Assistant Principal Erin Igoe with basketball player Nakilah Johnson
Coach Eric Olson with baseball player Ben Levinson
Football player Andy Melian with AD Bradley Smet
Baseball player Aidan Mitchell with his family
Tennis player Makenna Thiel with her coaches and family
Lacrosse player Sadie Tschider with her family
Soccer player Anjuli Turner with her family
Water Polo player Max Wagener with his family

Photographs by Julie Reichle

One thought on “Honors for Piedmont athletes going on to play in college

  1. What a special thing to do for these athleates!! Notice everyone had a really big smile on their face!! Hard work paid off!! The very best to everyone of them!!

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