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
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
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
O’Neil Brown of Hartford– UCONN – Track and Field
Jayson Williams of Bloomfield– Central Connecticut State University – Track and Field