Letter of intent day: Wednesday's signees

Following is a list of Empire high school athletes who on Wednesday signed letters of intent to accept scholarships to play at four-year universities. Check back later tonight and see tomorrow’s Press Democrat for an article and more information.

Note: Several other Empire athletes have committed to attend colleges without athletic scholarships and will try to play as walk-ons. Others previously committed to schools, are deciding among several offers or are working to meet eligibility requirements. As these athletes commit to schools and play at the collegiate level, we will have more on PD Preps and in The Press Democrat.

We've uploaded a photo gallery of some of Wednesday's signees.

If you have tips about athletes signing letters of intent to play college sports, or want to submit photos for the gallery, please call Eric Wittmershaus at 521-5433 or email eric [dot] wittmershaus [at] pressdemocrat [dot] com.

Football:

Steven Bentley, defensive back, Casa Grande, Humboldt State
Thomas Kupelian, offensive tackle, Casa Grande, Humboldt State
Brady Stibi, Windsor, linebacker, four-year scholarship from UC Davis

Girls soccer:

Alyssa Anderson, Montgomery, Sacramento State
Leslie Bustos, Maria Carrillo, Sonoma State
Ashley Cella, Montgomery, Sacramento State
Avery Dutton, Cardinal Newman, Southern Oregon
Michelle Garrone, Petaluma, Cal State Monterey Bay
Lyndsey Gehring, Petaluma, UC Riverside
Phoebe Hendry, Ukiah, Cal State Monterey Bay
Noelle LaPrevotte, Casa Grande, University of Portland
Belden Long, Cardinal Newman, UCLA
Theresa Mateo, Cardinal Newman, Belmont Abbey (North Carolina)
Kelly Schnur, Montgomery, UC Santa Barbara
Annie Studdert, Sonoma Valley, Clemson
Sara Tosti, Maria Carrillo, Arizona State
Allyson Ward, Santa Rosa High, Southern Oregon
Emily Wilbur, Sonoma Valley, Ole Miss

Boys soccer

James Moberg, Maria Carrillo, Washington

Cross country

Alex Conner, Sonoma Valley, will run at Yale, which does not have athletic scholarships. He’ll have an academic scholarship.

SRJC
Several soccer players at Santa Rosa Junior College will transfer to play at four-year universities.

Women’s soccer

Cara and Lauren Curtain, Maria Carrillo graduates, Sonoma State
Tara Funk, Petaluma, Sonoma State
Cami James, Casa Grande, Southwest Baptist

Men’s soccer

Christian Reyes, Santa Rosa High, Cal State Los Angeles