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Northwest Catholic Celebrates 21 Students Headed to College Athletics

Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford celebrated students who are planning to participate in college athletics. Submitted photo

Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford held a ceremony Wednesday for students who will continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.

Submitted by Maureen Scudder, Northwest Catholic High School

On May 24, 2017, Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford celebrated its 21 students heading to play Division I, II and III college athletics. During the ceremony 15 students formally announced their intent to play DII and DIII next year, joining the six NorthwestCatholic students who already signed to play Division I sports in 2017-18 at their respective universities.

The 21 students who were honored come from West Hartford as well as 14 other towns throughout Greater Hartford.

Northwest Catholic is home to 24 sports teams where 83 percent of the student body participates. The school has won 47 state championships (11 since 2011) and seven sportsmanship awards in the past six years. The school is proud of its longstanding tradition of excellent athletics.

Pictured are (front row):
Gianna Salemi – UMass-Boston – Softball
Elijah Warner – Muhlenberg College – Football
Daniel Adebimpe – Duquesne University – Football
Elizabeth Jacobs – Case Western Reserve University – Basketball
Clayton Stewart – Southern Connecticut St. University – Football
Madeleine Hasson – Franklin Pierce University – Lacrosse
Mackenna Dillon – Bentley College – Equestrian

Middle row:
Claire Nicholas – Haverford College – Volleyball
Samantha Wang – Adrian College – Figure Skating
Robert Matson – Bates College – Baseball
Lauren Murphy – Fordham University – Basketball
Allie Strid – Sacred Heart University – Soccer
Julia Klein – Mount Holyoke College – Field Hockey/Lacrosse
Gianna Molinari – Mount Holyoke College – Field Hockey

Back row:
Suliman Foster – Hampton University – Football
Chris Chapell – Roger Williams University – Basketball
Naomi McPherson – Monroe College – Soccer
Kirsten Armetta – Anderson University – Soccer
Meredith Oakley – Sacred Heart University – Lacrosse

Not pictured:
O’Neil Brown – UConn – Track and Field
Jayson Williams – Central Connecticut State University – Track and Field

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