The Canyon Athletic Department is excited to recognize our first four Comanches of the 2017-18 school year moving on to play at the collegiate level. The November 8, 2017 signer’s include:
Julia Schneider – Softball – University of Pennsylvania
Troy Melton – Baseball – San Diego State University
Ryan Belda – Cross Country – University of California Santa Barbara
Sara Leonard – Cross Country/Track – University of Utah
Julia Schneider will be playing softball for University of Pennsylvania next year and is planning to study psychology in school. Schneider is a 4 year Varsity player at Canyon. Her accomplishments include offensive MVP, second team all league and 2 year league champion. Her favorite high school memory is her first high school home run verse Esperanza her sophomore year.
Troy Melton will be playing baseball at San Diego State University during the 2018-19 school year. He plans to study Business in college. Melton is a 2 year Varsity Baseball player at Canyon High School. His fondest memory and proudest accomplishment was being a member of the 2017 league championship team. We’re looking forward to seeing Melton and the Comanche baseball team in the 2018 season.
Ryan Belda will be running Cross Country and Track at the University of California, Santa Barbara next season. He plans to major in Computer Science. Belda is a 3 year Varsity runner and his accomplishments include: 2017 Cross Country League Champion and 2017 1600 meter League Finals Champion. His 3 mile person record is 14:49. Belda’s fondest high school memory was the boys cross country team beating Brea at league finals for the first time in 8 years.
Sarah Leonard will be running at the University of Utah next year. Her area of study is undecided. Leonard is a 4 year varsity runner at Canyon. Her accomplishments include: top 50 at Nike Cross Country Nationals; 4th overall at the 2016 Cross Country State Championships; 9th in State in the 3200 meter; Crestview League Champion for the 1600 meter, 3200 meter and cross country 3 mile. Her favorite high school memory is spending time with her team at their annual summer camp in Big Bear, Hawaii, and Mammoth.
Congratulations to all of our 2017-18 Comanches that will be continuing to play at the collegiate level! We wish you all the best of luck!
Photo Credit: Canyon Yearbook Staff