By Katelyn Merrell
Today, February 4, 2015, three of Tustin’s finest athletes, Allie Zwerling, Kelsey King, and George Wilson signed their letters of intent to their dream schools. The whole school gathered together in the plaza to watch the three athletes make life changing decisions. Family, friends, classmates, and coaches joined together to celebrate this joyous day for the three varsity athletes.
Allie Zwerling made her decision to sign to Sacramento State, which she verbally committed to last June. Her mother and former Coach, Tino, joined her on stage. Allie currently plays forward for the girls’ varsity soccer team and is one of the top goal scorers in Orange County. Last year she was named the Empire League MVP. Zwerling is also a committed student achieving a 4.3 GPA. “I’m trying really hard not to cry,” Zwerling admitted after signing her letter of intent. However, her mother’s eyes were full of tears, radiating how proud she was of her daughter and the accomplishments she has achieved.
Kelsey King signed her letter of intent to Aurora University in Illinois. Kelsey’s proud father hovered around the stage snapping multiple pictures of his daughter’s big day. King currently plays defensive midfield on the girls’ varsity soccer squad and achieved accolades such as being voted Empire League All-Team for two years in a row. Like Zwerling, King is a dedicated student-athlete achieving a 4.1 GPA. When asked how she felt about her decision, Kelsey enthusiastically replied, “I feel amazing! I’ve been waiting two years for today and I couldn’t be happier with my decision to be a Spartan at Aurora University.”
George Wilson had a more “complicated” decision to make. Over the past two years, Wilson received three major offers from Boise State, Washington State, and the University of Utah. Nobody knew which school he was going to commit to. Students were even placing bets on which school the varsity football star would choose. George played receiver and corner back for Tustin’s varsity football squad receiving multiple awards such as first team all-county. He is also a three sport varsity athlete competing in volleyball, basketball, and football. George’s mom, brother, and sister joined him on stage where he would make his monumental decision. As he reached for the hat associated with the school he would choose the crowd erupted in cheers as he put on the red hat that read “Utah” across the front.
Tustin High School is extremely proud of the three wonderful athletes. The Tustin High community cannot wait to see Allie, Kelsey, and George excel in their sports and college lives in the next four years to come.