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Comanche News · Signing Day: February 7, 2018


The Canyon Athletic Department is excited to recognize five senior Comanches going on to play at the collegiate level. The February 7, 2018 signer’s include:

Dylan Porter – Football – Claremont Mc Kenna College

Christian Gomez – Soccer – University of Cal Berkeley

Jennifer Rose – Soccer – Texas Tech

Penelope Hocking – Soccer – University of Southern California 

Iliana Hocking – Soccer – University of Arizona

Dylan Porter

Dylan Porter will be playing football for Claremont Mc Kenna College next fall where he is planning to study Economics and Politics. Porter has been named 1st Team All League 2 years in a row and is the Team Captain for the Comanche Football team. In addition he is a 4 year scholar athlete with a 4.80 GPA. Porter’s favorite high school memory is being a part of winning the first Football CIF Championship in Canyon High School’s history. Best of luck to you next year!

Christian Gomez

Christian Gomez will be playing soccer for University of California Berkeley next year and is planning to study Business. Gomez has had tremendous soccer accomplishments. He has played for the El Salvadorian National Team where his team placed 3rd in the UNCAF Championships in Costa Rica. Furthermore, he competed in the U17 World Cup Qualifier in Panama, and the U18 Bolivarian Game Olympic Qualifiers in Colombia. He is a U.S. Soccer Development Academy finalist and 5 year U.S. Soccer Development Academy athlete. Gomez’s favorite high school memory was assisting coach Pedro Santos for 3 years with Canyon’s girls varsity soccer teams. Gomez would like to thank his family for supporting and believing in him, in addition, to every coach, teacher, and friend who pushed him to reach this milestone in his life. He said, “If it wasn’t for every person involved in my journey, I would’t have the resources to reach my collegiate goals”.

 Jennifer Rose

Jennifer Rose will be playing soccer for Texas Tech in the 2018-19 season where she will be studying Business Administration. Rose is a 4 year Varsity soccer player and has been named captain the past two years. Rose was the team MVP her junior year and led her team in assists both her sophomore and junior year. She has been named 2 time 2nd Team All League. In addition, to her soccer success Rose is a member of Canyon ASB and successful scholar. Her favorite high school memory is “Being the one that brings the bagels to all of our team room meetings.”

 Penelope Hocking

Penelope Hocking will be playing soccer at University of Southern California next season. Her major is undecided. Hocking is 4 year varsity soccer player at Canyon where she has scored 57 goals in 3 years. In the past three years she was named Offensive Team MVP and 1st Team All League. Freshman year Hocking was named to the CIF 2nd Team, as well as Offensive MVP of the League her junior year. Her favorite high school memory was beating  Villa Park sophomore year to win the league championship. Hocking would like to thank her Mom, Dad, Sister, Grandma, Grandpa. “Thank you for your unconditional love and support. I wouldn’t be where I am today without you guys.”

 Iliana Hocking

Iliana Hocking will be playing soccer at the University of Arizona next season and is planning to study Public Health. Iliana is a 4 year varsity athlete. Her accolades include 2015 2nd Team All League and Rookie of the Year, 2016 1st Team All League and Coaches Award, 2017 Most Consistent and has been named a scholar athlete 2015-2017. Her favorite high school memory was “Sophmore year when we played Villa Park the last game of league and beat them to win the league championship.” She would like to give a special thanks to her mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, brother, aunt, and sister.
Congratulations to you all and we wish you all the best in your collegiate careers!