NLCA Graduates

Celebrating our NLCA Catchers.

We will be adding alumns of our program to those who have committed and invested in their futures with our catching academy. These catchers have either committed or gone on to play collegiately or professionally, and they continue to make us proud.

Justin Duarte and the team of instructors have had great success with hundreds of catches since the program was founded.  The passion, the challenges, and the learning that is infused into training bring the best competitors to Next Level Catching Academy.  Most of the catchers listed below began training as thirteen, fourteen, or fifteen-year-olds and continued to excel in college and beyond.

We are proud of each and every catcher who committed to training and becoming the best catcher, leader, and person possible.  There are far too many who came through our program to name, but we are incredibly grateful for the trust you put in us.   

  • Aaron Reyes (2021 St. John Bosco HS) Air Force Academy
  • Jackson Dow (2020 Hart HS) Univ. of Arizona Club Team
  • Torin Diffey (2020 La Quinta HS) Colorado School of the Mines
  • Will Daniels (2020 Rim of the World HS) Northwest Nazarene Univ. (ID)
  • Nick Schmidt (2020 Redondo Union HS) Univ. of Missouri
  • Matthew Oliden (2020 La Serna HS) Cypress CC
  • Marcus Weinzimer (2020 Trabuco Hills HS) Univ. of Puget Sound
  • Ethan Rivera (2020 Ayala HS) Cal St. San Marcos
  • Carson Suess (2020 Los Osos HS) Univ. South Carolina Aiken
  • Jordan Peel (2020 Upland HS) Air Force Academy
  • Connor Brady (2019 Chino Hills HS) Pt. Loma Univ.
  • Davis Cop (2019 Valencia HS) College of the Canyons CC
  • Isaac Ramirez (2019 Sonora HS)- St. Mary’s (CA)
  • AJ Esperanza (2018 El Modena HS)- Cal Poly SLO
  • Nolan Ewens (2018 Brea Olinda HS) Fullerton CC/ New Mexico State Univ.
  • Tristian Williams (2018 Ayala HS) Army, West Point
  • Kallen Mueller (Murrieta Valley HS)- Claremont McKenna College
  • Max Crabbe (2018 Newport Harbor)- San Jose State/Univ. of Hawaii
  • Hunter Montgomery (2017 Corona Centennial)- University of Portland
  • Ryan Park (2016 Troy HS)- Point Loma Nazarene
  • Aaron Kim (2016 Orange Lutheran)- UC San Diego
  • Jarrett Lindsay (2017 Bonita HS) Point Loma Nazarene
  • Dylan Voelker (2017 Upland HS)- Fullerton C.C./Mt. Sac CC
  • Kyle Candalla (2013 Mission Viejo HS)- Saddleback CC/Cal Poly Pomona
  • Chris Sandberg (2015 Kennedy HS)- Mt. Sac CC/Nicholl St.
  • Anthony Marquez (2017 Cypress HS)- Hope International
  • Justin Gomez (2015 Bonita HS) Azusa Pacific Univ.
  • Justin McHale ( 2017 Valencia HS)- Univ. Hawaii Hilo/Mt. Sac
  • Jake Gentry (2017 Claremont HS) – Orange Coast/Cal St. Fullerton
  • Bryce Short (2017 Murrieta Valley HS)- New Jersey Inst. of Technology
  • Griffin Logan (2016 Citrus Valley HS)- Central Washington/New Mexico Highlands
  • Henry Gonzales (2013)- San Diego Mesa CC/San Diego Christian College/St. Katherine’s
  • Daniel Ramirez (2015 Ayala) Mt. Sac
  • Aaron Roose (2017 Paraclete HS) – San Jose State/Azusa Pacific University
  • Eric Mendez (2014 Ontario Christian HS)- Westmont College
  • Spencer Sundahl (2014 Lakeside HS)- Mt. Sac/Cal St. Los Angeles
  • Nick Valdez (2015 Bishop Amat)- Mt. Sac, Loyola Marymount
  • Cody Larkin (2016 Norco HS)- Dixie State, UT
  • Tyler McLurg (2013 Valley Christian HS)- CSU Dominguez Hills
  • Dalton Blumenfeld (2015 Hamilton HS)- Committed to Loyola Marymount University, but signed 12th round (2015) Angels Amateur Draft.
  • Matt Zimprich (2016 Canyon Springs HS)- La Sierra University
  • Andy Martinez (2014 Don Lugo HS)- University of La Verne
  • Dylan Leary (2016 ABD) La Sierra Univ.
  • Jacob Blunt- (2013 Bonita High School) An integral part in their attempt to repeat as League and CIF Champions. Jacob has been attending our clinics since his sophomore year and has developed into one of the finest catchers in the area. He was recruited and offered scholarships by a good number of competitive college programs and he played in Iowa at Muscatine Community College and continued on to lead Clarke University to the NAIA World Series in 2016 and almost repeated there in 2017.
  • Mark Lindsay- Bonita High School, class of 2011. Mark attended our catching clinics just as we were getting off the ground in 2010. He put in the extra work, investing time on the weekends to better himself as a Catcher. He comes from a great high school program and a great family, which have influenced his strong character, work ethic, and coachability. Mark was offered a scholarship to San Francisco State University, where he earned All-Conference and Freshman Conference player of the year for his consistent performance in the 2012 season. We are truly proud of Mark and are blessed to have also have him as an instructor. Click the link below to learn more about Mark’s collegiate success.
  • http://goldengatexpress.org/2015/04/07/mark-lindsay-catcher-baseball/
  • Mark is played three seasons professionally with the San Rafael Pacifics in northern CA, and has been coaching collegiately at the NCAA Div. III and currently Div. II level since 2018 and continues to return as a dependable instructor for NLCA.
  • Kevin Hindes- Attended Damien High School, class of 2012. Kevin is currently a student-athlete at Redlands University, and will be competing for playing time once again. Kevin has truly matured and committed his defensive and offensive skills with us the past few years.