Ten Berkeley Student-Athletes Sign Letter of Intent

We want to congratulate our Buccaneer student-athletes who committed to continue their athletic endeavors at some of the best colleges and universities in the country during the 2020 Winter Signing Day ceremony held in the Lykes Center for the Arts on February 5. Those committing to compete for a Division 1 program signed the National Letter of Intent.

“Today is a special day as many student-athletes across the country sign their National Letters of Intent,” said athletic director Bobby Reinhart. “All 10 have proudly donned the Buccaneer uniform and represented Berkeley admirably. Each has proven that athletic excellence can co-exist with exemplary performance in the classroom. Congratulations to you all – we are so proud of you.”

National Signing Day has become an annual tradition at Berkeley honoring the hard work and dedication of our senior Buccaneers who will continue their academic and athletic endeavors at some of the country’s top colleges and universities.

Athletes include:
Varun Ajjarapu – basketball – United States Coast Guard Academy
Chris Dieffenthaller – swimming – Emory University
Jaylen Harrell – football – University of Michigan
Trey Hinchliffe – baseball – Depauw University
Colby Kudla - lacrosse – University of Vermont
Ryan Leavy – football – Furman University
Michael Maddalon – football – Carnegie Mellon
Jeff Odongo – football – Bucknell University
Zach Perkins – football – University of Maryland
Jeb Schock – football – University of Chicago

The ceremony was streamed live on the Berkeley Broadcast Network and can be replayed for viewing at http://www.berkeleyprep.org/BBNextra
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