Congratulations to the 18 members of the Class of 2021 who will continue to compete in their chosen sports at the collegiate level.
This number represents approximately 21% of the graduating class, well above the national average (7%) for high school athletes who go on to play a varsity sport in college.
The senior athletes recruited to play in college will compete across 10 sports for various Division 1 and Division 3 schools. The collegiate athletes are:
Austin Andersen (football, Clarmont McKenna
), Cole Bryant (basketball, Wesleyan University
), Hayden Critchell (lacrosse, Colby College
), Lewis Cropper (baseball, Kenyon College
), Julia DeLuca (tennis, Bowdoin College
) Jack Ellis (baseball, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
), Ryan Higgins (baseball, Duke University
), Jake Kavan (soccer, Carnegie Mellon University
), James Kontulis (squash, Princeton University
), Julia Lombardo (soccer, Colgate University
), Kathryn McCarthy (riding, College of Charleston
), Dean Pallas (football, Hamilton College
), Justin Pearl (lacrosse, Hamilton College
), Caroline Pellegrino (squash, University of Virginia
), Desmond Pratt (soccer, St. Lawrence University
), Koy Price (football, Bowdoin College
), Andrew Priore (football, Union College
), and Jeremy Reid (football, Dickinson College
The student-athletes were celebrated at the
St. Luke’s Athletic Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, June 1.
Athletic Director Mike West said at the awards ceremony: “In seeking opportunities to participate in sports at the next level, these students will continue to challenge themselves athletically, while balancing the rigors of academia. I have great respect and admiration for their continued commitment to athletics. We are all proud of this elite group of students, who will compete in their chosen sports at some incredible institutions.”