The co-captain of the soccer team, Joshua has been named to the All-CIF Division 7 first team the past two seasons and helped lead the team to consecutive CIF-Southern Section titles and Cate School’s first ever CIF Southern California Regional Tournament appearance last season. He will join former teammates Ema Boateng ’13 (UC Santa Barbara) and Avery Schwartz ’12 (Yale University) at the NCAA Division I level.
Yaro, a native of Ghana, came to Cate four years ago from the Right to Dream Academy, a sports, education, and leadership program based in Ghana that helps underprivileged youth with academic promise attain higher education.
“Joshua is the embodiment of hard work, perseverance, and courage,” says Athletic Director Wade Ransom. “Having taken the bold step to leave his native country in order to pursue a top-notch education and hone his soccer skills at Cate, he has proven it is possible to achieve one’s highest goals both athletically and academically. I am excited for Joshua to take this next step, and make the most of the opportunities in front of him.”
Yaro took the signing opportunity to express gratitude to the teachers, coaches, and friends who have supported him during his years at Cate. “I want to give a big thank-you for being a part of my life,” he said. He added: “I also want to thank Georgetown University for giving me this wonderful opportunity.”
An NLI is a binding agreement between a prospective student-athlete and an NLI member institution.
ABOUT CATE SCHOOL:
Founded in 1910, Cate School is a grade 9-12, coeducational, college preparatory boarding school in Carpinteria, California. What began as a group of twelve boys and a few teachers has expanded into a 265-student, 65-teacher, deeply academic and talented community with the most diverse student body of any boarding school of its size in the United States. The faculty are experts in their fields: 74% hold advanced degrees, 18% of these have PhDs. Cate is one of this nation’s most selective boarding schools, accepting only 20% applicants each year. 52% of Cate’s most recent graduating class attend the 25 top-ranked colleges and universities in the country. The Cate experience combines academics, athletics, art and co-curricular activities in a close-knit, community setting where students are enriched by their relationships with their teachers and each other. When students leave Cate, they have the tools and the conviction to seek out lives of purpose and meaning.