Five de Toledo Student-Athletes Sign College Letters of Intent

de Toledo High School is proud to announce that five of its seniors have officially signed athletic letters of intent to bring their talents to the college level starting in Fall 2023. 
"As a former coach and proud Head of School, I am always impressed by the determination and grit of our student-athletes,” said Mark Shpall, de Toledo’s head of school.  “Having five seniors sign college letters of intent this year – including three D1 offers – is an exciting validation of how de Toledo students embrace our school values in their pursuit of both academic excellence and co-curricular passions.” 

These five student-athletes are: 

  • Molly Neinstein - Gymnastics (University of North Carolina) 
    • Molly is a USAG Women's Developmental Program Level 10 Gymnast 
    • Western National Champion on vault; silver medalist on floor and silver in the All-Around at Western National Championships 
    • Represented the United States at the Pan American Maccabi Games in Mexico City. Won gold in All-Around, vault and floor; silver on uneven bars 
    • Bronze medals on bars, beam, and all around at Vegas Fame Stars 
    • Earned silver medals on vault and floor; bronze in the All-Around at Waller's Heart of a Champion 
    • After a potentially career ending injury, Molly worked her way back to sport after spinal fusion surgery in 2021 
    • Molly will be joining the UNC Tar Heels gymnastics team which competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference 

  • Willow Gretsch - Tennis (University of Colorado-Boulder) 
    • In 2023, Willow was the Independence League Singles Champion, becoming the first league champion in de Toledo Tennis program history 
    • At the 2023 Independence League Tournament, Willow won every set of the tournament 
    • During her four-year de Toledo career, Willow has not once dropped a set, an astonishing feat considering the hundred-plus matches she played 
    • Willow even once earned a “golden set”, not losing a single point in a set during a league match 
  • Zach Smollin - Gymnastics (University of Minnesota) 
    • Zach is a USAG Men’s Level 10 Gymnast who started competing in Region 1 at the age of five 
    • Over the course of his 14-year career, he has won multiple state titles on floor exercise, high bar, parallel bars, and vault 
    • Four-Time USAG Academic All-American 
    • Eight-Time SCMGA All-Star Team Member 
    • Regional All-Around Champion 
    • Seven-Time Region 1 Elite Team Member 
    • Four-Time National Future Stars Qualifier 
    • 2017 Jr. National Championship Team Member 
    • 2018 Jr. National Champion bronze medal on high bar, silver in the All-Around 
    • 2022 Jr. National Champion bronze for floor exercise 
    • 2022 Maccabiah Games Team USA Captain, gold medal floor exercise, gold medal Team USA 
    • Zach will be continuing his gymnastics career in the Big-10 competing for Minnesota Gymnastics, with hopes of making the Senior US National Team 

  • Zachary Grundfest - Baseball (Lasell University in Newton, MA) 
    • In his senior season at de Toledo, Zach enjoyed a .345 on-base percentage

  • Ryan Schenck - Baseball (Lasell University in Newton, MA) 
    • In his senior season at de Toledo, Ryan batted .319, with a .407 on-base percentage 

Located in the San Fernando Valley portion of the City of Los Angeles in Northern Los Angeles County. de Toledo High School is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Builders of Jewish Education (BJE,) and financially supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Jim Joseph Foundation.