West Hartford Athletes on Campus: Youngstrom Headed to NCAAs

A weekly roundup of the best from former West Hartford scholastic athletes who are now playing in college.

Photo courtesy of Keene State athletics department
Photo courtesy of Keene State athletics department

After a brief hiatus to account for the winter break, West Hartford Athletes on Campus is back.

Greg Youngstrom (Conard High ‘12), a sophomore on the Keene State men’s swimming team, is having quite a season. Indeed, the former Chieftain recently qualified for the NCAA Men's Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in the following events: 50 free, 100 free, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay and 400 free relay. The Championships will be held in Indianapolis in March. … Sara Binkhorst (Hall High ‘11), a junior on the Bowdoin College women’s basketball team, continues to enjoy a successful season. Binkhorst scored 11 points on Jan. 10 in a 58-56 victory over Connecticut College. The following evening, Binkhorst scored a game-high 15 points in a 65-45 victory over Wesleyan. She is averaging nearly 11 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game for the 14-1 Polar Bears. …  Eliza Maciag (Hall High ‘13), a first-year on the Trinity College women’s swimming and diving team, set a school record in the 100 back on Jan. 11, winning the event in 1:00.48. … Emily Corrales (Conard High ‘13), a first-year on the University of New England women’s ice hockey team, scored a goal in a 3-2 loss to Salve Regina on Jan. 11. Corrales is tied for first on the team in goals (8) and is third in scoring (12 points). … Tyler Huffman (Northwest Catholic ‘12), a sophomore guard on the Clark University men’s basketball team, ranks third on the team in scoring at 7.6 points per game. He scored 13 points in a 75-55 victory over Southern Maine on Dec. 30. … Dana Hadra (Conard High ‘11) is a junior diver on the Boston College women’s swimming and diving team.

West Hartford Athletes on Campus is a (hopefully) weekly feature that summarizes the best of what's going on with former town scholastic athletes who are now competing in college athletics. If you know of a former West Hartford scholastic athlete who is now competing at the collegiate level, please let me know at ted.glanzer@patch.com.


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