Signing Day Ceremony Held for Cecilia Puentes and Natalya Torres
On Friday, May 3, 2019, various staff members and administration at Arthur L. Johnson High School participated in a signing day ceremony to honor Cecilia Puentes (Soccer) and Natalya Torres (Track and Field) for their years of service to Crusader Athletics and commemorate their signing of Nation Letters of Intent to play NCAA Collegiate Athletics.
Arthur L. Johnson’s senior student athlete Cecilia Puentes signed her letter of intent to continue her athletic and academic career at the collegiate level, where she will continue playing Soccer at Pace University for the Setters. Cecelia had an outstanding season for the Crusaders as she led her team to an outstanding season. Cecilia scored 40 goals and added 41 assists throughout her soccer career while also playing for the Crusader Girls’ Basketball team.
Arthur L. Johnson’s senior student athlete Natalya Torres signed her letter of intent to continue her athletic and academic career at the collegiate level, where she will continue competing in Track and Field at Monmouth University for the Division 1 Hawks. The senior had an outstanding career for the Crusaders as she led her team to multiple High Jump Championships throughout her career, including recently setting the Union County record in the High Jump relays.
“Cecilia and Natalya have been integral parts of the success of our athletic programs while competing at Arthur L. Johnson High School,” said Gus Kalikas, Athletic Director at Arthur L. Johnson High School. “More importantly, they have been model student athletes that did things the right way both on the fields, in the classroom, and throughout our community. Although it will be sad to see them leave, the Crusader’s loss is their University’s gain, and we look forward to following their successful collegiate athletic careers over the next four years.”
Crusader Athletics would like to wish the best of luck to Cecilia and Natalya as they culminate wonderful careers for the Crusaders and continue their academic and athletic successes as collegiate student athletes.
Submitted by Gus Kalikas
Photos by Clark Public Schools