St. Joseph HS to host NCAA ‘signing day’ on May 7

TRUMBULL— St. Joseph High School, Connecticut’s largest, co-ed, Catholic, college preparatory school, announced today the names of eight student-athletes who will sign National Letters of Intent or Celebratory Letters in seven different sports on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 9:30 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:

—Nathan Covert: Football, University of Akron – Division I

—Paden Larkins: Baseball, University of Massachusetts at Boston – Division III

—Daniel Kron: Boys’ Lacrosse, Arcadia University – Division III

—Lucy Santoli: Girls’ Volleyball, Keene State University – Division III

—Erin Lovett: Girls’ Basketball and Girls’ Volleyball – Vassar University, Division III

—Dominick Parry: Football, Curry College – Division III

—Mark Torre: Boys’ Hockey, Alvernia University – Division III

—Sean Christy: Boys’ Basketball, University of Connecticut at Avery Point – Division III/JUCO


In November 2023, St. Joes held an NCAA Signing Day for ten additional athletes, bringing this year’s total to 18 seniors playing at the collegiate level. Those athletes were:

—Nick Coppola – Baseball, Marist College – Division I

—Taylor Jenkins – Soccer, University of Connecticut – Division I

—Meghan Hoynes – Lacrosse, LaSalle University – Division I

—Maeve Matthews – Soccer, University of Rhode Island – Division II

—Janelli Pratts – Softball , Assumption University – Division II

—James Corry – Lacrosse, Rochester Institute of Technology – Division III

—Sofia Chaves – Field Hockey, Kenyon College – Division III

—Lauren Davis – Softball, Williams College – Division III

—Jill Guilfoyle – Softball, Rhode Island College – Division III

—Analise Hubert – Softball, Western Connecticut State University – Division III


“According to the NCAA, only about six percent of high school athletes will go on to play a Varsity sport at college, but St. Joes consistently boasts 10 percent or more of our seniors playing at the Division 1, 2, or 3 level,” 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 no wonder that they were selected to play at the next level. 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.