Moroz to Pursue Olympic Dream at Hawaii

Madeleine Singh, Opinion Editor

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11 athletes gathered in the quad to sign National Letters of Intent for collegiate athletics on April 17. The signing event was the 2nd of year conducted to celebrate this year’s seniors and their athletic achievements. The 1st signing event was held in November.

Swimming was most heavily represented at the ceremony. Orinda Aquatics swimmers Mason Loyet, Matteo Lanzara, Kassy Gregory, and Gaby Rego committed to Carnegie Mellon, Trinity University, Soka University, and Westmont College, respectively.

Tennis players Nick Bohm and Cal Hunter committed to play at Colorado College and Trinity University, respectively. “The whole college process was really cool. It was exciting to see myself at all different types of places and to see all that I have a lot to look forward to in the next couple years,” said Hunter, who ultimately chose Trinity because of its size, location, and coaches.

Volleyball players Sarah Carrasco and Elizabeth Canon will continue their careers at Swarthmore College and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, respectively.

According to Carrasco, the committing process required a lot of time and energy. “A lot of it requires taking a lot of video, sending a lot of emails, and being willing to talk to adults on the phone,” she said. “While it can be a lot of work, it helps you gain important skills that you will need in life, and it also pays off when everyone else is stressing about college and you’re already done.”

Teddy Buckley committed to run cross country and track and field at Kansas University, and Lucas Allen will be playing football at UC Berkeley in the fall.

Kitesurfer Daniela Moroz committed to sail at the University of Hawaii, a school that allows her to pursue her passions for both sailing and kiting. “Personally, it felt so rewarding, and it’s a big relief knowing that all the hard work and sacrifice you put in over your high school athletic career paid off,” she said.

With her goal of competing in the 2024 Olympics, Moroz felt that Hawaii was a perfect fit for her training schedule, and Oahu’s “world class conditions” were unbeatable.

“While I’m really excited about my commitment to UH, I’m also really excited for my friends and classmates that will be continuing their own athletic careers,” said Moroz.

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