TBy Sean Maleady ’17
The athletic journeys of many Chaminade student athletes may end upon graduation from high school, but for others, there is a new beginning as their athletic careers continue at the collegiate level. Forty-five Chaminade student-athletes have signed collegiate athletic commitments to play a sport at 36 different colleges and universities. Twenty-five of these young men have signed a letter of intent for lacrosse, eight for baseball, six for soccer, four for crew, one for wrestling, and one for cross country and track. All of these Flyers look to continue their athletic careers, soaring to new heights from their foundation formed at Chaminade. We wish our college-bound student-athletes the best of luck as they embark on their unique, exciting athletic and academic journey.
Below is a feature on each committed athlete organized by sport:
Matthew Aufiero is committed to Sacred Heart University. Matt is a pitcher and infielder from Glen Head. He won the JV Baseball MVP award. His intended major is business. Matt is a member of the National Honor Society (NHS) and participates in intramurals.
Liam Dvorak is committed to the College of the Holy Cross. The Bayport native is a pitcher and outfielder. He plans on majoring in physics and is a member of the Crimson Band, Science Olympiad, and Student Athlete Leadership Program. Liam is also the kicker for the football team.
Matt Ferraro is committed to play at the University of Scranton. His intended major is pre-law. The first baseman from Commack was ranked as a Top 50 Player in the Long Island and New York City area by the scouting agency Blue Chip Prospects.
Cole Flynn is committed to Emerson College. He plans to specialize in business of creative enterprises. Cole lives in Garden City and is the captain of his travel baseball team. He is a member of the Chess Club at Chaminade.
Matthew McQuaid is a right-handed pitcher committed to Skidmore College. His intended major is computer science. Matt, a resident of Kings Park, is a member of the Intramural Officials Club and NHS at Chaminade.
Liam O’Gara is committed to Baruch College. Liam’s desired major is finance. He is a left-handed batting third baseman from Mineola. Liam is also an intramural official and a member of General Student Organization and Sodality.
Robert Raman of Massapequa is a right-handed pitcher committed to Baruch College. He is undecided on what major he plans to pursue in college. Rob is a member of the Social Studies Club.
Shane Sullivan, a shortstop from Stewart Manor, is committed to the State University of New York at Maritime. He is looking to study marine transportation. He also participates in intramurals at school.
Sean Aral is committed to Columbia University where he intends to major in finance. He is a rower on the first varsity boat. Sean is from Glen Cove and is a member of NHS.
Gavin Fischer is committed to row at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is from Cold Spring Harbor. Gavin is a decorated member of the crew team and plans on becoming an engineer. He won the varsity MVP award for the 2017 fall season and was a member of the National Champion Junior Eight boat in the spring of 2016. He rows both starboard and port side. Additionally, he is a Silver Palm Eagle Scout and a member of NHS.
Andrew Frankini is committed to Trinity College, where he will be studying biology. Andrew is from Muttontown. As a member of the crew team, he was a 2016 New York State Champion and a multi-time semifinalist at Club Rowing National. Andrew is also a member of the Crimson Band at Chaminade.
Patrick Sheehan is committed to row at the University of Pennsylvania. Pat is attending the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The Manhasset native is a heavyweight and rows starboard. He is a member of the Glee Club at Chaminade.
Cross Country and Track
Connor Fitzpatrick is committed to run at Marist College. Connor intends to major in Computer Science. The Huntington native is a member of Sodality, Science Club, and Eucharistic Ministers. He has ran Cross Country and Track all four years at Chaminade.
Matthew Boccardo is committed to Tufts University. This midfielder lives in Huntington, and he intends to major in economics. Matthew is a member of NHS.
Matt Chmil is committed to Duke University. A midfielder from Garden City, he also plans to study economics. Besides lacrosse, Matt also partakes in band and Sodality. He is a member of NHS. Matt is also the quarterback of the football team.
Sean Cunningham is committed to St. Joseph’s University. Sean is from Sea Cliff. He is a midfielder on the Chaminade Lacrosse Team. He plans to major in accounting at St. Joe’s.
Andrew Curtis, is committed to Union College as a midfielder. He plans to major in computer science. Andrew is a member of the honor society, Chess Club, and Sodality, as well as the lacrosse team.
Nicholas Daly is committed to play lacrosse for Wesleyan University. He plays defense and is from East Meadow. Nick is a member of the Parish Religious Education Program (PREP), Sodality, NHS, and Senior Leaders.
Joe DeLyra is committed to the United States Naval Academy for lacrosse. He is a midfielder from Brightwaters. Joe is also on the swimming team and a member of NHS. He plans to major in economics.
Dominic Doria is committed for lacrosse to play at Cornell University. Dominic is from Massapequa Park, and he intends to major in labor policy and law. A decorated Chaminade lacrosse player, the defenseman was named to the all-league team his junior year. Additionally, he participates in PREP, Apostles, and CROSS.
Ryan Feldmann is committed to Middlebury College to play lacrosse. Ryan is from Sea Cliff and plays midfield for the Chaminade lacrosse team. He intends to major in economics and is a member of the Student-Athlete Leadership Program.
Shayne Gallagher is committed to play lacrosse at Wesleyan University. The midfielder plans on majoring in economics. He is on the football team and a member the Economics Club. He hails from Garden City.
Alessio Giovannetti is committed to Colgate University for lacrosse. He is from Glen Head. Alessio intends to major in economics. He is in the General Student Organization, the Economics Club, and is a Senior Leader. He is a face-off specialist on the Chaminade lacrosse team.
Peyton Kaffl is committed for lacrosse to Furman University. He is from Glenwood Landing. He plays attack for the Chaminade Lacrosse Team and intends to major in Business. Peyton is also a member of the Student-Athlete Leadership Program.
Brendan Krebs is committed to play lacrosse at Manhattan College. The goalie is from East Williston. He plans on majoring in business. Brendan is a member of the Chinese Club, Library Service, and Sodality.
Christian Kuhn is committed to the United States Air Force Academy. He is from Babylon. Christian plays attack for the Chaminade Lacrosse Team and is undecided on his major. He is a member of NHS.
Jake McMahon is committed to play lacrosse at Wesleyan University. The Goalie is from Rockville Centre. He plans on majoring in business. Jake is in the General Student Organization and Sodality.
Luke Pacher is committed to Manhattan College for lacrosse. He is from Williston Park. Luke is in Sodality. He intends to major in Civil Engineering. A starter on last year’s varsity squad, Luke is set to be an integral part of the team’s success this year.
Kellen Paradine is committed to play lacrosse at Dartmouth. He is a defenseman from Greenlawn. Kellen is also on the basketball team. He intends to major in economics.
Sean Paton is committed to play lacrosse at Mount St. Mary’s University. The midfielder is from Huntington. He plans to major in sports management. Sean is also a member of Sodality.
Timmy Phillips is committed to play lacrosse at Saint Joseph’s University. He plans to major in Finance. On top of being a defenseman on the lacrosse team, Timmy is also a member of the basketball team. He is from Garden City.
Regan Quinn is committed to play lacrosse at the University of Virginia. The varsity team’s leading scorer at attack last year, Quinn also earned all-league honors. He is from Rockville Centre and intends to major in business. He is a member of PREP, Student Athlete Leadership Program, and the Chinese Club.
Christian Rega is committed to St. John’s University for lacrosse. He is from Wantagh. A two-sport athlete, Christian is a member of the diving team as well. He plays in the orchestra and plans on majoring in finance.
Stephen Sammartino is committed to play lacrosse for St. John’s University. He plays defense and intends to major in marketing. Additionally, Stephen is a member of the Culinary Club. The defenseman is from Wantagh.
Jack Silverman is committed to play lacrosse at Adelphi University. The Chaminade defenseman hails from Merrick. He plans on majoring in accounting. Jack is a member of Sodality, Band, and Jazz Band.
Francesco Tangredi is committed to Harvard University to play lacrosse. He is from Smithtown and plays defense for the Chaminade Lacrosse Team. He is a member of the football team and the NHS. Francisco plans on majoring in economics. A key player on last year’s team, he will certainly play a large role again this year.
James Whiteman is committed to play lacrosse at DeSales University. He is from Merrick. The defenseman plans on majoring in marketing. He partakes in Latin Club, Library Service, and Catholic League.
Owen White is committed to Union College for lacrosse. The midfielder hails from Centerport. On top of lacrosse, Owen is an officer in the Intramurals Officials Club. He plans on majoring in Economics.
Andrea Codispoti is committed to Hofstra University to play soccer. He intends on majoring in Computer Programming. He is a forward, midfielder, and defenseman. He is from Rockville Center and was a member of the two time defending State Champion Chaminade Soccer Team.
Tim Davis is committed to Scranton University for soccer. He is unsure of what to major in. The midfielder from Rockville Centre was a member of the two time defending State Champion Chaminade soccer team. Off the field, Davis is a Eucharistic minister.
Stefan Gollisz is committed to play soccer at Bucknell University. His intended major is Mathematical Economics. Stefan is a center defensive midfielder. He is from Garden City and is a member of the Chess Club at Chaminade.
Jack Nuttall is committed to play soccer at Hofstra University. The New Hyde Park native is undecided on his major. Jack is a center midfielder. At Chaminade, he is a member of Culinary Club, Sodality, and Sacristans. Jack was a member of the two-time defending State Champion Chaminade soccer team.
Yanni Rigos is committed to play soccer at the State University of New York at Albany. Yanni is a goalkeeper from New Hyde Park. He was a three-year varsity starter for the Flyers, and was part of the two time state championship team. Yanni is also a part of the band, Sodality, General Student Organization, and Columbian Squires.
Matthew Vowinkel is committed to Hofstra University to play soccer. He is undecided on what to major in when he reaches college. He is a forward who was named an All American and Gatorade Player of the Year during his time on the field at Chaminade. Matt is from New Hyde Park and is a member of Sodality. Matt was a member of the two-time defending State Champion Chaminade Soccer Team.
Be sure to check out the March issue of Tarmac, which offers an in-depth spin on Codispoti, Nuttall, and Vowinkel’s commitments to Hofstra University.
Tomi Toles II is committed to wrestle at the University of Scranton. He is from Freeport and intends to major in Accounting. As a wrestler at Chaminade, Tomi was named captain as a Senior. He placed 3rd in 2016 CHSAA Wrestling Championships and 2nd in 2016 CHSAA League Wrestling Championships. He compiled a 29-11 2016 record, earning the number one ranking for the 182 pound division in CHSAA wrestling. In 2017, Tomi was crowned a league champion. He also is a member of Sodality, Culinary Club, and the Spring Track and Field Team.