St. Joe’s to host NCAA commitment day

TRUMBULL— St. Joseph High School, Connecticut’s largest, co-ed, Catholic college preparatory school, announced today the names of 13 student-athletes who will sign National
Letters of Intent or Celebratory Letters in seven different sports on Wednesday,  January 18, 2023 at 10 am.

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 NLI is a binding agreement between a student-athlete and an NLI member institution. 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 will participate:

Julia Bike – Girls Soccer – George Mason University (D1)
Niamh Dougherty – Softball – Colgate University (D1)
Megan Dzialo – Gymnastics – Bowling Green State University (D1)
John Karafa – Boys Lacrosse – Quinnipiac University (D1)
Hannah Silva – Girls Soccer – Fairfield University (D1)
Jake Pacacha – Boys Soccer – Bloomsburg University (D2)
Andrew Reynolds – Boys Lacrosse – St Michael’s College (D2)
Emily Robinson – Girls Soccer – Bentley University (D2)
Andrew Flynn – Golf – Bowdoin College (D3)
Riley McDermott – Softball – Eastern Connecticut State University (D3)
Ryan Rooney – Boys Lacrosse – Endicott College (D3)
Sam Rosa – Boys Lacrosse – Western Connecticut State University (D3)
Matt Tabet – Baseball – Amherst College (D3)

“To be invited to be a collegiate level athlete is no small feat,” remarked Kevin Butler, Athletics
Director at St. Joseph’s. “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. Learn more at