Maranatha High School had five more student-athletes sign with various colleges and universities this spring.
Due to the restrictions on gathering and social distancing requirements because of the Coronavirus, Maranatha was unable to host its annual spring signing festivities. As an alternative, Maranatha celebrated the student-athletes with personalized yard signs to display proudly at their homes. The 2020 spring signees include Ethan Firestone ‘20, Aidan Holly ‘20, Joshua Chairez ‘20, Isaac Fields ‘20, and Vic Hoffman ‘20.
Ethan Firestone (Baseball): University of Southern California. Ethan was a three-year starter for the Maranatha Baseball team. As a catcher in his sophomore year, Ethan helped lead the Minutemen to the CIF Championship win. During his junior, Ethan was 1st Team All Olympic League, in addition to being the team’s Defensive Player of the Year. Ethan has been a tremendous teammate and hit cleanup his senior season.
Aidan Holly (Baseball): Westmont College. Aidan came to Maranatha during his senior year. He immediately had a positive impact on the entire baseball program with his incredible work ethic and passion. Aidan picked up the win in relief against the top ten ranked Etiwanda High School.
Joshua Chairez (Baseball): Cal State Dominguez Hills. Josh was a two-year starter at third base, winning the Olympic League Gold Glove award and 2nd Team All Olympic League honor as a junior. In the shortened 2020 season, Josh hit the game-tying home run against Bonita High School.
Isaac Fields (Football): Whitworth University. Isaac was a four-year Varsity starter for the Maranatha football team. Isaac earned 1st Team All Olympic League as a junior and senior. During his senior year, he was the team’s Offensive Player of the Year and also won the Leadership Award.
Vic Hoffman (Football): Shippensburg University. Vic was awarded 2nd Team All Olympic League as a junior, followed by 1st Team All Olympic League his senior year. Vic was also the team’s Defensive Player of the Year in both his junior and senior years.
These five student-athletes join four more equally outstanding student-athletes who signed their National Letters of Intent during the fall of 2019. Eli Paton ‘20 (Baseball) UCLA, Owen Hackman ‘20 (Baseball) Loyola Marymount University, Brock Vradenburg ‘20 (Baseball) Michigan State University, and Madison Kane ‘20 (Tennis) Azusa Pacific University.
Maranatha’s Athletic Director Sammy Skinner commented, “On behalf of the entire Athletic Department, we are extremely proud of these student-athletes for their great accomplishments both on the field and in the classroom. We are excited to celebrate with them as they move on to the next level of competition, and pray for their continued success and safety in all their endeavors.”