Padres take their sports to the collegiate level

Brian JasperBrian Jasper, lacrosse

“I look forward to being a student athlete…traveling and playing with a team. CHS was a great run of athletics for me. It was really good that we had a lot of support, played really well with a bunch of really good guys, but it’s good to have something new. [If I were to do anything differently], I would have played more football.”

photo (2)Cole Kennedy, lacrosse

“I’m really looking forward to playing with other people who are also really into playing lacrosse—people who are really passionate about the sport. I’m definitely going to miss [CHS], but you can’t really hold on to anything. You have to look to the future, and I’m definitely looking forward to playing another four years. I wish that I had discovered that I liked lacrosse much earlier in my life.”

Hanna SmithHanna Smith, field hockey

“I look forward to playing with people who are at the next level and really focused on the sport. I feel sad because it’s like I have established so much here, and I have a family of friends and teachers, but at the same time I’m super happy I’m leaving so I can start my journey and become independent.”

Thomas SpanosThomas Spanos, football

“I’ll miss all the memories and friendships I have created in the past four years, but I’m excited to move on and start a new chapter in my life. I look forward to competing again and earning a spot to start on the field. I’m leaving with no regrets.”

-Jason Clarke