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Northwest Catholic Celebrates 21 Students Headed to College Athletics
Posted 05/25/2017 12:14PM

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 signed letters of intent to play DII and DIII next year, joining the six Northwest Catholic students who already signed to play Division I sports in 2017-18 at their respective universities. 

The 21 students who were honored come from 15 different sending towns throughout Greater Hartford. 

Northwest Catholic is home to 24 sports teams where 83% 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.

Gianna Salemi of Somers– UMass-Boston – Softball      

Elijah Warner of Hartford– Muhlenberg College – Football

Daniel Adebimpe of West Hartford– Duquesne University – Football      

Elizabeth Jacobs of East Granby– Case Western Reserve University  – Basketball     

Clayton Stewart of Windsor– Southern Connecticut St. University – Football

Madeleine Hasson of Newington – Franklin Pierce University – Lacrosse                             

Mackenna Dillon of Simsbury- Bentley College – Equestrian


Middle row:

Claire Nicholas of Avon – Haverford College – Volleyball

Samantha Wang of Farmington – Adrian College – Figure Skating                          

Robert Matson of East Hartland– Bates College – Baseball                                

Lauren Murphy of West Hartford– Fordham University – Basketball                     

Allison Strid of Avon – Sacred Heart University – Soccer

Julia Klein of West Hartford– Mount Holyoke College – Field Hockey/Lacrosse

Gianna Molinari of Windsor Locks– Mount Holyoke College – Field Hockey


Back row:

Suliman Foster of Bloomfield– Hampton University – Football

Chris Chapell of Burlington– Roger Williams University – Basketball  

Naomi McPherson of Hartford– Monroe College – Soccer

Kirsten Armetta of Berlin– Anderson University – Soccer  

Meredith Oakley of West Hartford– Sacred Heart University - Lacrosse  


Not pictured:

O’Neil Brown of Hartford– UCONN – Track and Field

Jayson Williams of Bloomfield– Central Connecticut State University – Track and Field


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