CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – A dinner was held Wednesday night at Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort in what has become an annual tradition to celebrate the college commitments of Grande Sports Academy’s student-athletes on National Signing Day.
Friends, family and the academy players and staff gathered to celebrate the commitments of ten seniors: Luis “Wicho” Barraza, Jose Hernandez, Aaron Herrera, Christian Herrera, Erik Holt, Joel Kazhila, Andres Lopez, Martin Lopez, Tate Schmitt and Amar Sejdic.
General Manager Tim Alai, Head Coach & Technical Director Martin Vasquez and Director of Personal Development Lauren Crum took turns speaking before handing the microphone off to the boys, who expressed their gratitude in having the opportunity to be a part of the Grande family.
Listed below are the ten players honored and the colleges that they will be representing both on and off the field:
Luis Barraza – Marquette University
Jose Hernandez – University of California, Los Angeles
Aaron Herrera – University of New Mexico
Christian Herrera – California State University, Bakersfield
Erik Holt – University of California, Los Angeles
Joel Kazhila – University of Nebraska Omaha
Andres Lopez – Fort Lewis College
Martin Lopez – Fort Lewis College
Tate Schmitt – University of Louisville
Amar Sejdic – University of Maryland