The Amador Valley Athletic Boosters recognized 26 Dons athletes who signed to take their games to the collegiate level last week.
The list includes Sam Riter (Harvey Mudd College, volleyball), Nate Clinton (Stanford, volleyball), Kush Arora (Stanford, golf), Jaclyn LaHa (Virginia, golf), Keira Howard (Naval Academy, golf), Jiya Sanchu (Brown, rugby), Nate Cominskey (Cal, rugby), Scott Garman (Cal, diving), Oliver de la Torre (Cal, baseball), Tyler Kubo (Occidental, baseball), Emma Fuller (San Diego State, soccer), Brady Nassar (San Diego State, football), Miles Tucker (Wyoming, football), AJ Johnson (Western Oregon, football) and James Rothstein (Army/West Point, football).
Rounding out the Dons' list are Lilli Chau (Cal Poly, swim), Anna Shackelford (St. Olaf, swim), Hayden Tupper (Emory, swim), Aubrey Tran (Carleton, swim), Florence Linn (Claremont Mudd Scripps, swim), Sophie Jetton (Southern Oregon, wrestling), Alena Helms (Chapman, softball), Kate Corsaro (Lewis and Clark, lacrosse), Paige Morgan (Claremont McKenna, lacrosse), Evelyn McLaughlin (Santa Clara, water polo) and Colton Cash (Cal Lutheran, basketball).
The Dons split games with Dublin last week.
On April 12, the Dons went into Dublin and beat the Gaels 7-1 behind the pitching of Oliver de la Torre, who allowed one run and one hit, and struck out four. Tyler Kubo came in for one inning to close it out. Mitch Kreider, Braden Whitworth and Matthew Foley all drove in runs for Amador, with Kreider blasting a two-run homer in the seventh.
Two days later the Gaels gained a measure of revenge with a 2-1 win at Amador.
Foley started on the hill, going five innings, allowing one run on seven hits, striking out five. Amador scored first with Dublin tying it in the third. The Gaels got the winner in the ninth inning.
The Dons had six hits, with Riley Borges getting three, Kreider with two and Evan Berry with one.
Amador boys' volleyball
The Dons kept their roll going, winning their lone East Bay Athletic League game, then going 5-1 in a tournament at Bellarmine.
Against San Ramon Valley, Amador took the match with Nate Clinton (15 kills, 11 digs), Nick Nayak (12 kills), Colin Bowers (45 assists), Max Riter (13 digs, 3 blocks), Parker Brookhart (11 service points) and Luke Melvin (11 service points, 3 aces) leading the way.
In the tournament, Amador had straight set wins last Friday against South Pasadena and Gunn. On Day 2, they beat Bellarmine, Clovis West and St. Francis. In their finale, Dons lost to Clovis East 2-1.
Clinton, Melvin, Bowers, Bryce Nohava and the tandem of Spencer Thiel and Aiden Husejnovic played well.
Foothill boys' volleyball
The Falcons split league matches, losing to Dublin and then beating Livermore.
In the 3-0 loss to Dublin, the Falcons got highlights from Tyler Keala (11 kills, 4 digs), Zach Seraj (10 kills, 5 kills) and Kayan Vohra (5 kills, 3 blocks).
In the win over Livermore, highlights came from Landen Meonske (16 assists, 4 service points), Casey Collins (10 service points, 5 kills) and Micah Gawel (6 kills).
In their own tournament, the Falcons went 3-1, falling to Castro Valley 2-1 in the semifinals, losing 20-18 in the third set.
Amador boys' lacrosse
The Dons played three games, going 2-1 last week.
In an 11-7 win over Livermore, Will Coultrip (6 goals, 1 assist) and Owen Heck (2 goals, 5 assists) led the offense. Grant Thompson and Braden O'Donnell were great in faceoffs. Tommy Balestreri collected four ground balls and forced two turnovers.
In a 13-8 loss to SRV, Hunter Selkow (3 goals, 2 assists) led the way, while Sebastien Diligent (2 goals), Coultrip (2 goals) and Brady Macisaac (2 assists) also played well. Matteo Gervasoni stepped up on defense.
In a loss to Piedmont, Coultrip (2 goals) and Heck (1 goal, 1 assist) each had two points, led the way along with Jalen Alami and Macisaac. Max Quarneri and Dillon Duke each had two forced turnovers.
The Dons kicked off their season splitting games. They fell in their first game to the combined team of De LaSalle/Clayton Valley. Justin Buress (2 goals, 1 assist) and Brett Patzer (1 goal, 2 assists) led the way, while John Super added two assists.
The Dons next beat Monte Vista 4-3, with Patzer scoring all four goals. Cora Kerton and Preston Elliot each had two assists.
The Dons took all four levels in a meet with Granada last Friday. Highlights from the meet included:
JV girls: Abigail Jones won the JV girls' 100 individual medley, 50 butterfly, and was part of the winning 400 freestyle relay.
JV boys: Jac Jorgenson won the 100 free and the 100 breaststroke. He was part of the winning 200 medley and 200 free relays.
Varsity girls: Although there was no double winner for varsity girls, they did sweep both the 50 free and 100 breast. Nicole Xu won 50 free Elayna Ling won 100 breast.
Varsity boys: Senior Hayden Tupper won the 50 free in a season best 22.03 and the 100 free. He was also part of the winning 200 medley relay.
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