Celebrating 13 Cadets on NCAA Signing Day

TRUMBULL— In an NCAA Signing Day Ceremony, St. Joseph High School celebrated 13 student-athletes who signed their National Letters of Intent or Celebratory Letters in seven different sports.

The National Letter of Intent (NLI) is a document used to indicate a student’s commitment to participating in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) colleges and universities. The Celebratory Letter (for Division III athletes) indicates that a student has been accepted to and plans to attend an institution.  The following St. Joes Seniors were in attendance, along with their families and friends:

Julia Bike – Girls Soccer – George Mason University – Division 1
Niamh Dougherty – Softball – Colgate University – Division 1
Megan Dzialo – Gymnastics – Bowling Green State University – Division 1
John Karafa – Boys Lacrosse – Quinnipiac University  –Division 1
Hannah Silva – Girls Soccer – Fairfield University – Division 1
Jake Pacacha – Boys Soccer – Bloomsburg University – Division 2
Andrew Reynolds – Boys Lacrosse – St Michael’s College – Division 2
Emily Robinson – Girls Soccer – Bentley University – Division 2
Andrew Flynn – Golf – Bowdoin College – Division 3
Riley McDermot – Softball – Eastern Connecticut State University –Division 3
Ryan Rooney – Boys Lacrosse – Endicott College – Division 3
Sam Rosa – Boys Lacrosse – Western Connecticut State University – Division 3
Matt Tabet – Baseball – Amherst College – Division 3

“To go on to being a collegiate level athlete is no small feat,” remarked Kevin Butler, Athletics Director at St. Joseph High School. “When you think about the amount of time spent on and off the field – the hard work and commitment, both academically and athletically – it’s an outstanding achievement. We wish all of our Cadets the best and we cannot wait to see what they do next.”

As part of their NLI, prospective student-athletes agree to attend the institution full-time for one academic year and the institution agrees to provide athletes financial aid for one academic year.

About St. Joseph High School
St. Joseph High School (SJHS) strives to be the premier college preparatory school in Southern Connecticut. The school provides a learning environment that embraces the Gospel values of the Roman Catholic faith and promotes a commitment to family and community. SJHS prepares young women and men to realize their potential, helps them to excel in higher education, and provides a foundation to guide them throughout their lives. St. Joseph High School is a member of NCEA, NAIS, NEAS&C.