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Conard Students Commit to College Athletics

Conard students who plan to continue their sports in college at a recognition ceremony on May 25. Courtesy photo

Students from West Hartford’s Conard High School who plan to continue their athletic careers at the college level participated in a recognition ceremony Wednesday.

By Ronni Newton

A ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon at West Hartford’s Conard High School to recognize the seniors who plan to continue participating in sports at the collegiate level.

Twenty of the 24 students who will continue as student athletes at the Division I, Division II, or Division III level were on hand for the ceremony, along with coaches, family, and friends. Last year there were 19 students recognized who planned to continue sports at the college level.

Several of those who plan to compete at the Division I level signed National Letters of Intent last fall.

Athletic Director Jason Siegal said getting to this point involved much time, energy, and effort – on behalf of the students, and also sacrifices and support by their parents and other family members.

“It’s a tremendous accomplishment and we could not be more proud of you,” Siegal said.

Students planning to participate in college athletics from Conard include:

  • Caroline Austin, softball, University of Southern Maine
  • Grace Beazoglou, soccer, Union College
  • Dequan Boomer, football, Post University
  • Jillian da Costa Pinto, track and field, Smith College
  • Shelby Deep, field hockey, Wheaton College
  • Katherine Flaherty, track and field, Roger Williams University
  • Sarah Gallagher, field hockey, Southern Connecticut State University
  • Clare Gillis, track and field, Colgate University
  • Brayden Grainger, lacrosse, Clark University
  • Jalen Hamblin, basketball, Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Nick Kane, baseball, Sacred Heart University
  • Israel Lopez, football, Pace University
  • Sophia Lynch, lacrosse, St. Michael’s College
  • Izzy Pincince, volleyball and softball, Western Connecticut State University
  • Jake Samela, baseball, Lesley University
  • Emilia Santiago, softball, University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
  • Emma Sasonov, track and field, Tufts University
  • John Schulz, lacrosse, Wheaton College
  • Callum Sherry, cross country, Stanford University
  • Gavin Sherry, cross country, Stanford University
  • Ellie Soucy, softball, Millersville University
  • Harrison Sweeney, lacrosse, Providence College
  • Colin Wright, soccer, Clarkson University
  • Kiley Yepes, soccer, Central Connecticut State University

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