Lili Flores joins the Waldorf University women’s wrestling team ready to deliver an all-out effort as she prepares to compete at the next level.
Flores, a Grossmont High School senior, signed a letter of intent with the Warriors on April 1.
“Lili will make a great addition to our program as we fill our ranks,” Waldorf coach Tyreece Gilder said.
A two-year varsity letter winner and member of Grossmont’s lineup, Flores competed at 118 pounds for the Foothillers.
Flores becomes the eighth member of Waldorf’s 2017-18 recruiting class, joining fellow California natives Marlene Hernandez, Taéa Regua and Diana Leyva; Edinburg, Texas teammates Kassandra Castillo and Sabrina Morua; Orlando, Fla. recruit Karina Prieto and Nine Mile Falls, Wash. native Akina Yamada.
Flores is the daughter of Debby Flores and Mike Flores. She plans to study communications at Waldorf and said decided to attend the university due to it feeling like the right place to further herself as a student-athlete. The chance to step onto the mat at the collegiate level has Flores set to battle when she makes her debut for the Warriors in the sport she has quickly come to love.
“It is an amazing blessing to have the opportunity to continue growing in a sport I have only been involved in for such a short amount of time,” Flores said. “I chose Waldorf University because it seems like a great community to continue to grow in.”