Trinity Classical Academy student-athletes sign NLIs

Nine Trinity Classical Academy student-athletes signed their NLIs on Monday. Front row: Emma Leathers, Hannah Caddow, Mary MacAdam and Keili Butler. Back row: Jacob Estanol, Phineus Yi, Ben Wexler, Carson Campuzano and Shane Lintereur. Photo courtesy of Wally Caddow.

Trinity Classical Academy had nine student-athletes sign their National Letter of Intents on Monday and join the numerous other Santa Clarita Valley athletes that have done so already this year.

Setting the Trinity record with nine signings in 2018-19, among them was four-year varsity volleyball player and two-year captain, Hannah Caddow, who signed with Life Pacific University to continue her volleyball career.

“I’m extremely grateful and excited to continue my athletic journey because volleyball has been a big part of my life and I think my team at Trinity has prepared me so well and have been a family and hopefully I’m able to find a family there as well,” Caddow said.

Guiding the girls volleyball team to a Heritage League title during her junior year, Caddow was a three-year varsity Heritage League first team selection and was named the Most Valuable Player of the Heritage League this past season.

Mary MacAdam will begin her collegiate tennis career at College of the Canyons under the guidance of Canyons women’s tennis head coach Patty LaBat.

US Air Force Academy commit Shane Lintereur closes out his cross-country running career with two first-place finishes in the 3-mile run at the Coastal – Omega Invitational and at Heritage League Finals. He placed fifth in the 2018 CIF State Cross Country Championships with a PR of 16:08.0 in the 5,000-meter run.

Fellow Knights girls runner Kelli Butler heads off to Westmont College after winning the Heritage League finals title in 22:24.00.

Joining Butler at Westmont College is Trinity girls swimmer and four-time CIF individual 100-yard back and 100-yard butterfly qualifier Emma Leathers.

Leathers was a first-team All-Heritage League selection in all four years of her high school swimming career while holding three league and team records. The three-year varsity captain closes her career out with 12 first-place finishes and four runner-ups.

“I’m just excited that I get to be a founding member of an inaugural swim program and to swim under such a talented coach,” Leathers said.

Finishing second on the team in goals scored in 2018, Trinity Classical Academy boys soccer forward Ben Wexler committed to play for Walla Walla University in Washington after leading the Knights to a third-place Heritage League finish.

In 2018, Wexler scored 11 goals and assisted on three others to finish the year with 25 total points. Wexler ends his three-year varsity career with 35 goals scored and 15 assists for a total of 85 points.

Three Trinity football players will look to continue their athletic prowess in college next year as Phineas Yi signed on to play football for The College of Wooster in Ohio and Carson Campuzano with Chapman University in Orange while Jacob Estanol signed on with the University of Arizona to play rugby.

Yi doubled as the Knights quarterback and defensive back, racking up nine touchdowns and two interceptions through the air for 547 yards in eight games.

Campuzano also did a myriad of things for the Knights football team, playing quarterback, running back, wide receiver and was a force to be reckoned with on defense.

Campuzano finished his senior season with four rushing touchdowns and nine receiving touchdowns and was second on the team in total tackles with 74 and first on the team with two interceptions.

“It feels good having put in a lot of work over the years,” Campuzano said. “Especially from a small school like Trinity, but I still have a lot more work to do and I’m excited for the opportunity. I think we had a very small team, but I think it was talented.

“…We will continue to get more exposure over the years because of coach Les Robinson and coach Cletis Gordon and I think there is more talent on that team and more commitments to come in the future.”

Estanol finishes his two-year varsity football career with 84 total tackles and five sacks in 18 games played.

“Our sports programs have grown exponentially over the past six or seven years and I think it sets up our school for the future and gives the student-athletes hope and guidance for what’s to come,” Caddow said.

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Diego Marquez

Diego Marquez

A native Angeleno, Diego is a sports aficionado that has played and covered multiple sports since he was a child. He is a graduate of California State University, Northridge and is a sports writer for The Signal.