Cody Caldwell joked that he now owns a jacket after making a recent trip to Chicago. He will definitely need it and other layers of clothing next winter.
Caldwell said he signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play volleyball at Loyola University Chicago next year. Caldwell, a Newport Harbor High outside hitter, is one of a handful of local seniors signing on the first day of the NCAA signing period for winter and spring sports.
Other athletes include Corona del Mar girls' volleyball players Morgan Boukather (Stanford) and Claire Ham (Auburn), CdM boys' basketball player Danny Cheek (Northern Arizona) and Newport Harbor girls' water polo player Catherine Carpenter (Stanford).