Family, teammates, friends, coaches, teachers, and fans filled the stands in the main gymnasium of Colorado Academy’s Athletic Center to congratulate six Senior student-athletes as they signed their commitments to play Division I sports in college.
Charlotte Corkins will play lacrosse at the University of North Carolina.
Estella Geller will play lacrosse at Bucknell University.
Zoe Martin will play both field hockey and lacrosse at the University of Michigan.
Skylar May will play lacrosse at the University of Southern California.
Alexis May will play lacrosse at the University of Southern California.
Shea Stone will play lacrosse at the University of Oregon.
Addressing a crowd of supporters bearing branded banners, hats, mascots, and flowers and balloons in school colors, Director of Athletics Jon Hill said, “Today we celebrate you and your accomplishments during your time at CA. It has been an honor to watch you practice, attend your games, and travel to competitions with you. More importantly, it has been an honor to watch you grow and become inspiring young women.”
Girls Lacrosse Head Coach Sonorah Hunter—who works with all of the student-athletes who were signing their commitment letters—added, “This is such an important time in your life, when you’ve dedicated so much effort to your sport and now you’re making that commitment to the next stage. You’ve all faced challenges and struggles, but you’ve all shown leadership—the ability to enable others to achieve a shared purpose in the face of uncertainty. This group is leaving a tremendous legacy for the athletes who follow them.”
Hill and Hunter offered a tribute to each student-athlete.
Corkins, said Hill, besides being an Admission Ambassador and a talented photographer, is the recipient of national and state lacrosse honors, including being named to the USA Women’s Lacrosse U16 Select Team in 2021, selected for First Team All-State Girls Lacrosse in 2023, and named USA Lacrosse West Girls’ Player of the Year the same year.
“Charlotte is one of the fiercest competitors and hardest workers I’ve ever coached,” added Hunter. “I know she’s going to take the challenge of competing at the highest level at UNC in stride.”
A member of C-Club and a Dumb Friends League volunteer, Geller coaches lacrosse for an elementary-age team and is looking forward to studying biology in college, Hill said. She was also named to the Second Team All-State Girls Lacrosse roster in 2023.
“Estella has the best attitude on the field,” Hunter added. “She proved herself last season by building confidence and consistency, and she made a tremendous impact in the midfield. As a playmaker for our team, she brought excitement and energy that inspired everyone.”
With experience in both visual and performing arts, as well as involvement in the Haiti Club, HOPE, and Children’s Hospital, Martin contributes to her community on and off the field, said Hill. Her athletic distinctions include being named to the Israeli national lacrosse team in 2022, voted the 2022 CHSAA Division 5A Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year, named the 2023 CHSAA Field Hockey Player of the Year, and selected multiple times for First Team All-State rosters in both lacrosse and field hockey.
“Zoe is so fun to watch on the field,” said Hunter. “She has a lot of impressive stats, but what is most special about Zoe is the way she develops chemistry with her teammates. I’m excited to see her continue to thrive and become an even better athlete. Her career here is something people will talk about for a long time.”
Alex May is as strong on the basketball court as she is on the lacrosse field, attested Hill. She also coaches and referees elementary-age lacrosse and loves to play the guitar. “We’re excited to see Alex’s competitive, resilient nature flourish at the next level.”
Underscored Hunter, “Alex is a tremendous athlete, and beyond that, I’ve been so proud to see her focus on her mental strength, discipline, and ability to execute at her position. I know she’ll make a huge impact at USC.”
An artist and member of the Yearbook Club as well as a volunteer with HOPE, Skylar May was named to CHSAA’s All-State Girls Lacrosse team in 2023, noted Hill. She heads to USC to play lacrosse alongside her sister.
“Skylar is so humble and passionate, which makes her a great teammate,” said Hunter. “She shares her love of the sport with everyone. She is also a welcoming presence, which was really important to me as a new coach here at CA. I’m excited to see her continue her dynamic play next year.”
And finally, Hill congratulated Stone, a competitor with the Girls Basketball, Field Hockey, and Girls Lacrosse programs. Stone loves working with children and service organizations, Hill noted, and will bring a positive, courageous, and eager approach to the University of Oregon.
Hunter added, “She is such a special person on and off the field—friends with everyone, focused on what’s ahead, and always positive. Oregon’s lucky to have you!”
After thanking guests and Athletic Department team members, Hill urged all the student-athletes to thank their parents. “You will be missed next year,” Hill said, “but you will always be a part of the CA community.”