Guess who's Harvard-bound?
It's that time of year when some of our top athletes make their decisions where they'll be continuing their athletic and academic careers for the next four years. In an ongoing article on MileSplit RI, will do our best to let you know who is going where. Coaches please take note - If your athlete is not mentioned below, it's because we were not informed either through an email or any type of media source. So please let us know so that we can give these athletes the recognition they deserve. Just send an email (and photo of the signing, if possible) to email@example.com.
High school weight-throwers Courtney Jacobsen of Toll Gate and Meagan Malloy of Smithfield, who have competed against each other for the last four years, will soon be teammates. Both Malloy and Jacobsen recently committed to the University of Michigan. Jacobsen was fourth in the hammer at the New Balance Nationals in June. Malloy, who becomes the first from Smithfield to attend a Big 10 school, captured the event at the outdoor state championships, helping the Sentinels win their first state title in 43 years.
Jacobsen and Malloy join a list that also includes La Salle Academy's gifted teammates Jack Salisbury and Matt Bouthillette, who both will be attending Georgetown University, Barrington weight-thrower Bobby Colantonio, ready to take the circle for the Crimson Tide of the University of Alabama, Bishop Hendricken's distance ace Dominic Parlato, bound for UMass-Lowell in the fall, Smithfield's Adam Courtemanche, who committed to the University of Southern New Hampshire, Cumberland's Will Mardo and Burrillville's Zachary Durand, who both plan to attend Assumption College and La Salle's Eliza Rego, soon to be an Ivy-Leaguer at Harvard University,
Other athletes and their post-high destinations:
North Kingstown's Bethany Nunnery - West Point
Cumberland's Amy Laverty - Quinnipiac University
North Kingstown's Bethany Nunnery is heading to West Point
Burrillville's Zachary Durand signing his Letter of Intent for Assumption College.
Smithfield standouts Adam Courtmanche, left, and Megan Malloy, center, along with field hockey star Miranda Grundy, at a ceremony recognizing their post-high school destinations.