The National Signing Day period has officially begun for 2019 high school graduates and will run through August 1, 2019. Opening day has seen a flood of our Surf athletes put pen to paper on their NLI (National Letter of Intent), officially locking down verbal commitments and scholarship offers.

With many more of our athletes expected to make their decision in the coming weeks and months on their college futures, it is with great excitement and pleasure we recognize our Surf 2019 future college student-athletes:


Abigail Stewart – Loyola Marymount University
Alina Vertiz – Vesales
Amber McCorkle – Loyola Marymount University
Avery Shaffer – UC Santa Barbara
Batya Bagully – Hawaii
Denali Tontini – Vermont
Emma Reeves – Santa Clara
Jade Babcock-Chi – Colorado University
Julia Lucero – TCU
Kaitlin Cornell – University of Washington
Kendall Lincoln – Wellesley College

Keziah Inniss – Minnesota
Maddie Mercado – University of Notre Dame
Mia Fishel – UCLA
Morgan Ledenko – Miami
Monique Landrum – University of Evansville
Sara Jayne Affleck – BYU
Sierra Dunphy – Loyola Marymount University
Sophie Dimry – Washington State
Sydney Presnell – NYU
Sydney Sparks – Purdue
Sofia Beyer – Navy


Collin Travasos – Cal
Logan Thralls – Holy Cross

Gunner Harvey – USD
Rigoberto Aguilar – Northridge

To our not yet committed Surf High School Seniors…

Keep in mind, National Signing Day is just the beginning of the signing period. Many college programs won’t wrap up their recruiting classes for months. Here are some helpful steps:

  • Meet with your coach and Surf College Director Gareth Tomlinson,
  • Email coaches and invite them to Surf College Cup and your upcoming tournaments
  • Take the ACT/SAT and submit scores to the NCAA Eligibility Center
  • Fill out the FAFSA — many schools award financial aid on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Request final amateurism certification
  • Upload transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center
  • Schedule official and unofficial campus visits
  • Register with the NAIA Eligibility Center if you’re considering NAIA programs

To our Surf High School Juniors…

You may not be able to sign an NLI until your senior year, but recruiting starts to gather pace. Starting September 1, college coaches can call, email, text or DM recruits on social media. Also beginning September 1, D1 coaches can begin inviting juniors on official campus visits and meet with them during unofficial visits. Getting an official visit invite could means you’re at the top of a coach’s recruiting list—but it doesn’t mean your spot is a sure thing. Complete the following during junior year:

  • Meet with your coach and Surf College Director Gareth Tomlinson,
  • Take the ACT/SAT and submit your scores to the NCAA Eligibility Center
  • Create an NCAA Eligibility Center Account–if you are getting serious interest from D1 and D2 schools, you’ll need an account for official visits
  • Go on official and unofficial visits—The NCAA allows 5 total visits to D1 and an unlimited amount to D2 and D3 schools (one official visit per school)
  • Continue updating your highlight video with junior season clips
November 15, 2018 to August 1, 2019
National Signing Day Period