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SISD student-athletes excel competitively, earn numerous scholarships

 SISD athletes receiving scholarships

Socorro Independent School District’s athletic program continues to develop student-athletes who excel on the playing field and thrive in the classroom.

In 2018-2019, athletes and teams garnered much success winning numerous district titles and advancing to compete at UIL state competitions. In addition, 79 seniors earned scholarships to continue their academic and athletic careers at universities and colleges across the country.

“Socorro ISD has a long history of success, not only in athletics but in many areas,” said JJ Calderon, SISD director of athletics. “We had a great year and we will continue to work with all of our programs to grow and produce championship athletes and teams.”

The athletes earning scholarships competed in various sports, including football, baseball, basketball, track and field, soccer, volleyball, and tennis. Eleven SISD student-athletes and one student athletic trainer signed with Division 1 schools.

The following athletes signed letters of intent to play at the next level:

Americas High School

  • Teresa Quintana, basketball, signed with to play at Sul Ross University in Alpine.
  • Darell Hernaiz, baseball, signed with Texas Tech University and was drafted to MLB team Baltimore Orioles
  • Erick Martinez, baseball, signed with New Mexico Junior College.
  • Dasen Chisolm, football, signed with Tarleton State University.
  • Tyler Rodriguez, track, signed with University Texas at Arlington.

Eastlake High School

  • Stephanie Sanchez, volleyball, signed with the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
  • Aerial Garcia, cross-country, signed with Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
  • Carlos Armendariz, cross-country, signed with South Arkansas Community College. 
  • Amaris Chavez, cross-country, signed with University of North Texas.
  • Adrian Talavera, baseball, signed with New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM.
  • Robert Espinoza, wrestling, signed with Schreiner University.
  • Keith Rodriguez, track and field, signed with the University of Texas at El Paso.
  • Lindsey Martinez, soccer, signed with Wayland Baptist University.
  • Halie Chavira, soccer, signed with McMurry University.
  • Pablo Aguirre, soccer, signed with Otero College.
  • Ozman Ochoa, soccer, signed with West Texas A&M University.
  • Nomar Ogaz, soccer, signed with Northland College Wisconsin.
  • Jorge Garcia, baseball, signed with New Mexico Military Institute.

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El Dorado High School

  • Sarah Marquez, volleyball, signed with the University of the Southwest in Hobbs, NM.
  • Natalie Gonzalez, soccer, signed with Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
  • Riley Perez, soccer, signed with Our Lady of The Lake University.
  • Irania Acosta, soccer, signed with Sam Houston State University.
  • Amelia Causey, soccer, signed with Seminole State College.
  • Sonia Doziers, soccer, signed with Neosho County Community College in Chanute, KS.
  • Francisco Baltazar, football, signed with Valley City State University in Valley City, ND.
  • Ricky Espinoza, basketball, signed with University of the Southwest.
  • Jeramea Dennison, track and field, signed with Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne, IN.

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Montwood High School

  • Nadia Kern, volleyball, signed with Trinity University in San Antonio.
  • Robert Loya, baseball, signed with New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM.
  • Triston Johnson, basketball, signed with University of the Southwest in Hobbs, NM.
  • Megan Pennington, track and field, signed with Crown College, St. Bonifacius, MN.
  • Larry Torres, tennis, will sign with Letourneau University in Longview, TX.
  • Joseph Martinez, tennis, signed with University of the Southwest.
  • Tereus Henry, wrestling, signed with Fort Hays State University.
  • Cassy Favela, wrestling, signed with Schreiner University.
  • Sarah Polanco, softball, signed with Hardin-Simmons University.
  • Azul Munoz, softball, signed with the University of Texas Permian Basin.
  • Zoey Lopez, soccer, signed with the University of Texas at El Paso.
  • Alberto Ortiz, soccer, signed with Otero Junior College in La Junta, CO.
  • Bryan Meraz, soccer, signed with Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN.
  • Julian Sosa, soccer, signed with University of the Southwest.
  • Luis Lopez, soccer, signed with McMurry University in Abilene.
  • Andrew Gomez, soccer, signed with Park University in Gilbert, AZ.
  • Samantha Luna, sports medicine, signed with the University of Texas Permian Basin.
  • Elias Robles, sports medicine, signed with Texas Tech University.
  • Jason Fernandez, football, signed with Southwestern Assemblies of God University.
  • Richard Lara, football, signed with Western New Mexico University.
  • Eric Ramirez, football, signed with Western New Mexico University.
  • David Marentes, football, signed with Trinity International College in Deerfield, IL.
  • Efren Young, football, signed with Beloit College in Beloit, WI.
  • Steve Moreland, football, signed with Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL.
  • Isaiah Aranda, football, signed with Trinity International College in Deerfield, IL.

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Pebble Hills High School

  • Triniti Anderson, volleyball, signed with Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene.
  • Nayeli Betancourt, soccer, signing with Texas A&M International in Laredo.
  • Alyssa Muniz, softball, signed with Northwest Kansas Technical College in Goodland, KS.
  • Caleb Gerber, football, signed with the United States Air Force Academy.
  • Mario Carmona, football, signed with Western New Mexico University.
  • C.J. Beanes, football, signed with Western New Mexico University.
  • Noah Mendoza, football, signed with San Diego Mesa College.  
  • Fabio Novoa, football, signed with the University of Texas at El Paso.
  • Ryan Sandoval, baseball, signed with Howard College in Big Spring, TX.
  • Jasper Sanchez, baseball, signed with Otero Junior College in La Junta, CO.

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Socorro High School

  • Rebecca Lopez, softball, signed with El Paso Community College.
  • Jose Enriquez, baseball, signed with PIMA Junior College in AZ.
  • Jonathan Rios, baseball, signed with Cochise JC in Douglas, AZ.
  • Rodrigo Christian Arras, baseball, signed with Park University in Gilbert, AZ.
  • Mario Luna, cross-country, signed with University of Texas Permian Basin.
  • Sebastian Mendoza, track and field, signed with Western New Mexico University.
  • Misael Ortiz, track and field, signed with the University of Texas at El Paso.

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Published July 11, 2019

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