4 Arcadia High Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

The athletes will attend Yale and the University of North Texas, among other schools.

Four standout athletes at Arcadia High School have signed national letters of intent to play sports for some of the nation's top colleges.

Melody Chang will play basketball for Claremont McKenna College under new Head Coach Kristen Dowling. As a senior, Chang led the Apaches to their first Pacific League title since 1979. Chang said she chose Claremont because it is one of the top ten liberal arts college in the nation and because of Dowling's reputation. 

Meanwhile, Jonathan Lai signed on to play golf for Yale University and Bryan Shin signed on to play golf for UC Irvine.

"Both [Lai and Shin] are tremendous young men," Arcadia Head Coach Robert Greep told Patch. "Their work ethic both in classroom and on the course has paid dividends in their success with golf. It's young men like this two kids that makes my job as a coach extremely rewarding. They've been excellent roll models for our underclassmen."

And completing the quartet is Mackenzie Grimes, who has signed a letter of intent to play Division 1 softball for the University of North Texas.

We wish these athletes much success!

Jennifer Gassner February 28, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Peacetrain February 28, 2013 at 06:30 PM
Congratulations to AHS athletes. I've followed Melody's basketball game since she came to AHS as freshmen. You could tell then that she was going to be a star in basketball. And I often go to the range at Arcadia Par 3. It's amazing how these kids taking beginning golf lessons have grown up to comptete so well in high school. Often times, after they do homework, parents would take them to the course to work on their game. Congratulations to Jonathan and Bryan on being accepted to Yale and UC Irvine. And wow, Mackenzie playing Division 1 softball for University of No. Texas. Congratulations to all for your hard work. Good luck in your college career.
Jane Garzona February 28, 2013 at 08:06 PM
Congratulations on your achievements! Being a scholar-athlete takes a tremendous amount of discipline! The community of Arcadia is proud of you!


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