Suffield Academy is proud to announce the last of its senior athletics college signings this spring. These proud Tigers have made firm commitments to the colleges and universities where they will continue on as talented and dedicated student-athletes. Congratulations to all Suffield Tigers preparing to compete at the next level.
Jack Kent will be continuing his baseball career at Muhlenberg College. Jack was a versatile, two-year varsity player and member of the 2019 undefeated WNEBPL championship team. Coach Bryan Brissette comments, “Jack is a selfless player who does whatever is asked of him on the baseball field. I am confident that he will bring this positive attitude and dedication to team success with him as he moves on to the next level. He was poised to have a great spring for us.” A native of Granby, Massachusetts, Jack was also a member of the varsity football and wrestling teams.
Luis Perez was an accomplished four-year member of the varsity wrestling team and will carry his wrestling talent to Wesleyan University. Luis had a tremendous senior year as he won the Western New England title at 170 pounds and had a great run at New England’s before falling in the semi-finals. A native of the Bronx, New York, Perez finished 2nd at New England’s as a junior.
Peterson Monexant was a four-year starter in football and will play at Hobart College next year. A versatile player who held multiple positions in his four seasons (defensive back, linebacker, running back) with the Tigers, he earned 2nd team All–CNFL as a senior and led the Tigers in rushing yards. Peterson’s 4th-quarter sack against Avon helped secure the NEPSAC Super Bowl championship and an undefeated season for the Tigers. A native of Everett, Massachusetts, he also earned varsity letters in wrestling and track and field.
Will Rolapp was a postgraduate student from Darien, Connecticut, and will play at the University of Michigan next year. Will made a significant impact in his one season at Suffield. He earned All–CNFL recognition on offense as a slot receiver and also excelled as a defensive back. Will had 25 receptions and five touchdowns over the course of the season. His five first-half receptions and touchdown helped the Tigers gain an early lead in the NEPSAC Super Bowl championship win against Avon. Will also played varsity basketball for the Tigers.
Kami Nader was a postgraduate student from the Kincaid School in Houston, Texas. Kami started on both the defensive and offensive lines for Suffield. He earned All–CNFL on the defensive line after registering 13 tackles for loss and six sacks during the season. He recorded two tackles for loss in the NEPSAC Super Bowl championship win against Avon. Kami will be attending Trinity College next year.
Nick Bray was a postgraduate member of the varsity basketball program who came to Suffield after an illustrious career at Kingswood-Oxford. Nick willingly sacrificed his own success and accolades throughout the season for the sake of the team. He is a humble and talented young man who will move on to study and compete at Springfield College next fall.
Leo Edo was a beloved four-year member of the varsity basketball program at Suffield who also contributed to the varsity football and track programs. Leo is a superb personification of distance traveled and is on his way to a bright future while off to study and compete at University of Chicago. He has a kind heart, infectious smile, and brilliant mind that will all help lead him to success.
Brett Smith was a four-year student athlete at Suffield Academy from Smith’s Parish, Bermuda, who is headed to Providence College in September, where he will compete for the Friars on the swimming and diving team. Brett’s specialty is backstroke and sprint freestyle. In the backstroke, Brett is a two-year New England Prep D1 finalist, and in relays, he has consistently contributed to contingents that have met the consideration time standard for High School All-American. Brett was a two-year captain of the Academy team and also participated on the varsity water polo and varsity football teams while at Suffield.
Olivia Marcyoniak will continue her field hockey career at Salve Regina. Olivia came to Suffield her sophomore year and made an immediate impact. She was part of the 2017 undefeated WNEPSA championship team and a standout in the New England tournament, helping advance the Tigers to the NEPSAC semifinals. A 2019 WNEPSA All-Star, team captain, and two-time honorable mention All-NEPSAC selection, Olivia’s passion and dedication will allow her to find the same success as a Seahawk as she did a Tiger.
Suffield Academy student-athletes who previously committed:
Karly Higgins Stonehill College (Lacrosse) - Sophia Roche Providence College (Swimming) - Marco Secchiaroli Providence College (Swimming)
Jalin Sinclair Lehigh University (Basketball) - Sam McCarty Merrimack College (Football) - Jaden Dottin Penn State University (Football)
Conor Hawkins Dickinson College (Baseball) - Tyler Sylvester Ohio Wesleyan University (Lacrosse) - Khari Johnson University of Arkansas (Football)
Mozi Bici University of Pennsylvania (Football) - Samantha Hagberg Pitzer College (Swimming) - Aidan Michaud University of New Hampshire (Football)
Tyler Van Dyke University of Miami (Football) - Justin Barron Syracuse University (Football) - Tim Bell Lehigh University (Football) - Izzy Lussier Bates College (Soccer)