Many Mariners enjoyed excellent careers at College of Marin. For those finishing up their final semester in Kentfield, it can be bittersweet, however as one era ends, a new one begins for those transferring to other institutes of higher education. Student-Athletes from numerous teams are moving on to several prestigious Colleges and Universities this fall. Of the 27 Student-Athletes that competed for two years at College of Marin, 21 of them are transferring this year. In addition, nine athletes with one year of competition at College of Marin are transferring to four year schools. The College of Marin Baseball team led the way with all 11 sophomores transferring.
The College of Marin Track & Field Team has two such athletes. Freshman Giulio Chiappolini is transferring to University of California Santa Cruz in the fall. His teammate, track athlete, Kirk Rider is taking his academic talents to UCLA beginning in the upcoming fall quarter.
The Volleyball team had an excellent year on the court as well as in the class room as the all-freshman team had a pair of transfers to UCs. Alexa Honsberger transferred south to UC Santa Barbara while Bella De Souza crossed the Richmond San Rafael Bridge to attend Cal Berkeley in the Spring.
The Women’s Soccer Team had a solid crop of sophomore transfers this year. A quartet of players are transferring to UC Davis beginning in Fall 2018. Ana Kravitz, Tatum Robach, Lauren Timmons and Sophia Vanderheym are all future Aggies. Christine Wilhoyte is taking up future residence at Chico State while the duo of Brenda Lopez and Shanan Daly are heading to Arizona to attend Grand Canyon University.
On the Men’s Soccer Team, Sophomore goalkeeper Colin Sneddon is transferring to UC Santa Barbara to play for the Gauchos.
The Swim & Dive Team had an outstanding season with two members qualifying for the state finals. They did well academically as well, as four members are moving on to four year schools. Thomas Brawley and Ferguson Cherry are heading to UC Davis. Arel Shoua is off to the East Coast at Carnegie Mellon while Scott Swanson is transferring to CSU Maritime in Vallejo where he is potentially going to play for the Water Polo Team.
The Men’s and Women’s Basketball had a few sophomores amongst them, and all of them found a home for this fall. Regan Andel of the Women’s team is staying local as she will transfer to Pacific Union College in Angwin. Jack Soldavini of the Men’s Team is also remaining in the Bay Area as he heads to Holy Names College. Derek Morgan is taking the biggest leap, transferring to Trinity College in Kentucky this fall. Freshman Garrick Sherrod is also moving on, as he heads to East New Mexico University.
The College of Marin Baseball team had the most sophomores with 11, of any Mariners’ team and each has somewhere to study this Fall. Christopher Allen was planning to transfer to University of Hawaii to play baseball, but after being drafted in the 20th round by the Chicago Cubs, he will begin his studies on the mound in the minor leagues.
Mariners’ Baseball has several additional players that are going to compete for new teams in the spring. Jake Munoz will transfer to University of San Francisco, while Alex Davis will play for San Jose State in the coming year. Leffert Lefferts III is taking the biggest leap by distance for the Mariners, as he will transfer to play for Manhattenville College in Upstate New York. Outfielder Adam Hussain is heading south to play for the University of San Diego, while many other teammates are staying in state to continue their baseball careers. Mariners’ Jason Wutsch and Dominic Burke are transferring to play for CSU Monterey Bay, while, James Harwell and MacLeyn Meyn are all heading to Sonoma State to play for the Seawolves. Christian Merriwether is still weighing his options but will be competing next year. Sophomores Will Zurcher and Jackson Hill are continuing their educations at excellent centers of higher learning. Zurcher is heading to UCLA while Hill will study at University of Nevada in Reno.
The 2017-2018 year was a tremendous success for College of Marin Athletics and its Student-Athletes. The future looks bright for those transferring on to other colleges and universities.