Nineteen seniors at Northwest Catholic have announced their intention to compete in Division II or Division III college athletics next year.
These students are in addition to five seniors who have already committed to high-level athletic programs: Brian Butler '12 (D1 golf, Boston College), Mary Deneen '12 (volleyball, Bates College), Sydney Golic '12 (D1 swimming, Notre Dame), Brian Poirier '12 (cross country, Princeton), and Aaron Wilson '12 (D1 baseball, University of Hartford).
Together, these 24 students represent 15% of the Class of ’12 who will be playing sports in college.
“Their hard work in the classroom and in their respective sports has put these students in this fantastic position,” said NWC Athletic Director Matt Martorelli ‘03. “As a community, we could not be more proud and excited to see and hear their stories over the next four years.”
The DII- and DIII-bound athletes from the Class of ’12 are:
- David Blackwell – Salve Regina University (Basketball)
- Lucien Cance – Nichols College (Football)
- Anthony Carter – Endicott College (Football)
- Rachel Duncan – Assumption College (Track)
- Dan Errico – Baseball (UConn/Avery Point – Div. 1B)
- Christian Farrell – Endicott College (Football)
- Francesca Flynn – Wheaton College (Track)
- Meghan Grabowski – Plymouth State University (Lacrosse)
- Tyler Huffman – Clark University (Basketball)
- Nicholas Italia –Bentley University, Honors Program (Soccer)
- Chris Laffin – Fordham University (Baseball – D1, will try out as a walk on)
- Jalen Lollar – Southern CT State University (Track)
- Kathleen McCormack – Plymouth State University (Basketball)
- Morgan Mencio – Dean College (Soccer)
- Maleek Riley – Western CT State University (Football)
- Jessie Rocha -- Western CT State University (Softball)
- Becca Sierejko – University of New Haven (Soccer)
- Kywane Thomas – Rivier College (Basketball)
- Michael Wine – University of Scranton (Baseball)
Cultivating students’ athletic gifts is central to NWC’s mission to educate the whole person -- mind, body, spirit, and soul. There are still some spots available in some grades for September 2012 admission; contact Maryann Lacouture (email@example.com) for more information.