Five athletes from the Class of 2019 will go on to compete in athletics at the highest collegiate level. Throughout the year, Will Downes, Tim Walsh, Abby Lamson, Jamie Lamson, and Jacob Flynn signed letters of intent to compete for division one programs next year. Walsh, Lamson, and Flynn will be taking on the world of college football. Walsh will play volleyball, and Lamson will play softball. But they aren’t the only ones continuing to play.
On May 23, the Blue Knights acknowledged a host of future college athletes at a showcase for future division two and three players. Each will be balancing sports and studies after high school.
But Southington fans know one thing for sure: Once a Blue Knight, always a Blue Knight. Good luck and keep making us proud.
Photos by JANELLE MORELLI
Coach Charlie Lembo showcased five baseball players. From left, Nico Gaudio (Post University, D-II), Kyle Leifert (American International College, D-II), Ryan Henderson (Eastern Connecticut State University, D-III), Jake Romano (Western New England University, D-III), and Bryce Worth (Salve Regina University, D-III).
Coach Ron Chase celebrated three of his boys lacrosse players. From left, Ethan Thomson (Western Connecticut State University, D-III), Evan Johanns (Hartwick College, D-III), and Matt Thompson (UMass-Dartmouth, D-III).
Coach Dave Yanosy showcased three of his boys soccer players who will all be playing for the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford (D-III). From left, John Griffin Elijah Rodriguez and Joe Colaccino.
oach Jill Pomposi, left, showcased one of her girls lacrosse players. Taylor Borla will play for Elms College (D-III).
Coach Davina Hernandez celebrated three Lady Knights from the 2019 Class LL championship softball team. From left, Gabby Malachowski and Chrissy Marotto will both play for Endicott College (D-III) and Diane Williams will play for Mount St. Mary (D-III).
Above, Blue Knight swimming and diving coach Evan Tuttle showcased diver-gymnast Chase Galayda who will compete in gymnastics and diving next year at Springfield College (D-III).
Blue Knight assistant wrestling coach Brian Zaccagnino celebrates Jacob Cardozo (Roger Williams University, D-III)
Girls soccer celebrated three athletes. From left, Alijah Vega (University of New Haven, D-II), Olivia Sherwood (Becker College, D-III), and Logan Fischer (Wentworth Institute of Technology, D-III).