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Wildcats in College

Many Norwich Free Academy graduates go on to play sports in college; many even get scholarships to do so. Some Wildcats even go on to play in the pros like Matt Shaughnessy, defensive end for the Oakland Raiders and Andrew Carignan of the Oakland Athletics.


Beyond College - Major & Minor League Baseball:

Dominic Leone - Jacksonville Generals - Seattle Mariners AA

Andrew Carignan - Oakland Athletics

Eric Campbell -  New York Mets - Las Vegas 51s A

Zach Zaneski - Round Rock Express - Triple A Pacific Coast League

Basketball (Boys)


Basketball (Girls)

Class of 2010:

Jen Escobido - Ithaca College

Kastine Evans - University of Kentucky

Stephanie Long - Cornell University


Class of 2010:

Chelsea Mallon - Western Connecticut State University

Class of 2011:

Cateriny Depina - Western New England University

Cross Country / Track (Girls)

Class of 2010:

Jess Banning  - UCONN -Track

Kaylan Pickford - URI- Track

Sarah Eagan  - Columbia University -XC and Track

Cassondra Hunter  - UCONN- XC and Track

Molly Kalla  - Stonehill College- XC and Track

Kathleen O’Brien  - LaSalle University- XC and Track

Class of 2011:

Wahnetah Carty (bio)- Manhattan College- Track

Class of 2012

Allison Sullivan - University of Notre Dame

Yana Babbitt - Liberty University

Nicole Lorinsky - Holy Cross

Katie Holdridge - Holy Cross

Meredyth Joly - Colby Sawyer

Class of 2013

Brianna Lenehan - Columbia University

Erin Scheffer - Brown University

Katherine Gabriele - UCONN

Brittany Grabill - Quinnipiac

Dyshelle Pemberton - URI


Cross Country / Track (Boys)

Class of 2010:

Steven White – Eastern Connecticut State University

Patrick O’Rourke – Western New England

Class of 2011:

Vos Hunter – University of Rhode Island

Gage Black – Malone University

Fencing (Boys)

Class of 2011:

Won Hee Choi - Brandeis University

Fencing (Girls)

Class of 2011:

Dominque Weigel - Sacred Heart University


Class of 2010:

Steven Calitri - CCSU

Class of 2011:

Zachary Beauchesne - Hartwick College

Matthew Digby - SCSU

Beyond College -National Football League

Matt Shaughnessy - Oakland Raiders

Class of 2012

Erik Washburn - Westfield State University

Drew Brigner - Westfield State University


Lacrosse (Boys)

Class of 2010:

Matt Giannelli – Springfield College

Class of 2011:

Nick Allard – Plymoth State College

Hunter French - UCONN

Class of 2012

Nate Wilson - Western Connecticut

David Cedrone - Western New England

Evan Bilda - UCONN

Devon Giannelli - UCONN

Connor O'Rourke - Sacred Heart Club

Conner McMahon - Norwich University



Soccer (Boys)

Class of 2010:

Bryan Gaska - University of Charleston

Frank Salazar  - Manchester Community College

Class of 2011:

Emmett Schaeffer - St. Anselm College


Soccer (Girls)

Megan Gada - Merimack College


Class of 2010:

Tess Rubega – Babson College, Massachusetts

Paige Smigiel – Curry College, Massachusetts

Class of 2012

Alexandra Blanchette - Mitchell College

Volleyball Girls)

Swimming (Girls)

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