Thornton Signs to UTEP; Notable Signings Around El Paso


POSTED: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 1:25pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 5:40pm

Wednesday, April 21:  Irivn High School's standout basketball player, Kayla Thornton, has signed to play basketball at UTEP under head coach Keitha Adams.  Thornton was easily the best basketball player in the Sun City, pacing the Rockets with 28 points and 11.3 rebounds per game.  Thornton led Irvin to a 31-3 record, 14-0 in district 1-4A, and a berth into the State 4A Regional Quarterfinals.

Other notable signings today: 

Burges Volleyball player Samantha Marmelejo signed to play volleyball at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Chapin shortstop Belinda Hernandez signed to play softball at Huston-Tillotson in Austin, Texas.  Hernandez is currently batting .505 with 34 RBI and an OBP of .541.

Chapin Soccer player Chastity Carillo signed with Concordia University.

Adriana de Leon signed to run cross country for El Paso Community College.

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