SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University Director of Cross Country/Track and Field Mitchell Switzer is pleased to announce the 24-member Class of 2021 that will join the Bulldogs this fall.
"We are very excited to welcome this group of Bulldogs into our program," Switzer said. "This year's class is our largest to date, and really fills out a lot of event group areas in our program. Athletically and academically, I look for each one of these men and women to make an immediate and lasting impact"
Nicholas Alessandro | Pomfret, Conn. | Marianapolis Prep School
A four-year varsity letterwinner in track and field at Marianapolis Prep … Helped Golden Knights win a league championship as a junior … Team finished second during his senior year … Finished first in the javelin, 300m hurdles and long jump at the Southeast New England Conference Championships as a junior … Finished fourth in the javelin at the NEPSTA DIII Championships … Placed first in the javelin at the SENEs and second in the javelin at the NEPSTAs as a senior … Also earned four varsity letters in crew … National Honor Society member.
Jacob Borgia | Westborough, Mass. | Westborough
A two-year varsity letterwinner at Westborough … Competed in the pole vault … Helped team to back-to-back league titles as a junior and a senior … Finished seventh in the state as a senior … Earned Revised Sportsmanship Award as a junior.
Brett Cloutier | North Attleboro, Mass. | North Attleboro
A two-year varsity letterwinner at North Attleboro … Competed in the shot put … Two-time Hockomock League All-Star Honorable Mention each of his final two years … Finished second in the shot put at the Hockomock League Championships as a senior … Also earned a varsity letter in baseball.
Jordan Dagrin | Providence, R.I. | Bishop Hendricken
A three-year varsity letterwinner in track and field and a two-year varsity letterwinner in cross country at Bishop Hendricken … First Team All-State in the 4x800 as a senior … Finished fourth in the 1500m at the outdoor state championships … Earned All-New England honors as a member of the 4x900 relay team … Helped 4x800 set school record … Second Team All-State honors in the 4x800 as a junior … Helped team win the outdoor track and field championship … High Honor Roll.
Keenan Devaney | Tolland, Conn. | Tolland
Joins the Bulldogs as a graduate student … Completed his undergraduate degree at UNC Asheville and was a four-year member of the track and field program … Was a three-year varsity letterwinner at Tolland High School in Connecticut … All-conference selection in the sprint medley relay in 2013 … Also earned four varsity letters in soccer.
Anthony Holloway | Durham, N.C. | Central Regional
A four-year varsity letterwinner at Central Regional High School … Competed in the 400 hurdles and the triple jump … Also earned three varsity letters in football and basketball … National Honor Society member.
Josh Pestana | Plymouth, Mass. | Plymouth North
A four-year varsity letterwinner at Plymouth North … Four-time Patriot League All-Star in indoor and outdoor track … 2016 Patriot League MVP in indoor track … 2017 Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic for indoor track … Part of school records in the 4x200, sprint medley relay and the 4x100 relay … Patriot League Scholar Athlete Award … Also earned two varsity letters in football … National Honor Society.
Nathaniel Schobel | Berkley, Mass. | Somerset Berkley Regional
A four-year varsity letterwinner at Somerset Berkley Regional High School … Holds school record in the 200m … Three-time Eastern Athletic Conference All-Star.
Noah Tellier | North Kingstown, R.I. | North Kingstown
A three-year varsity letterwinner in cross country and a two-year varsity letterwinner in track and field at North Kingstown … 2017 North Kingstown Coach's Award of Excellence … 2017 North Kingstown Principles Athletic Award … 2017 Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship recipient … Rhode Island Honor Society.
Peter Theuerkauf | Glen Rock, N.J. | Bergen Catholic
A four-year varsity letterwinner in track and field and a three-year varsity letterwinner in cross country at Bergen Catholic … Named a New Balance All-American in the 4xmile in 2017 … First Team All-League selection in cross country as a senior … Second Team All-League in cross country as a junior … Two-time second team all-league selection in the 3200m in track and field … National Honor Society … Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society … Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society … Bergen Catholic Academic Scholarship recipient.
Joel Urizar | Fairfield, Conn. | Fairfield Warde
A three-year varsity letterwinner in track and field at Fairfield Warde … Most Improved Athlete Award as a senior … Member of school record-setting 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay and 4x400 relay teams … FCIAC and state qualifier as a senior … FCIAC qualifier as a junior … Finished fourth in the state as a senior … Honor Roll.
Adam Winiarz | Norton, Mass. | Norton (UMass Dartmouth)
Comes to Bryant after spending two years at Division III UMass Dartmouth … Finished sixth in the 200m at the Little East Conference Championships … Finished sixth at the New England Alliance Championships and fifth at the LECs in the 4x200 … A three-year varsity letterwinner at Norton High School … Captained teams as a senior … Part of 3 MSTCA D4 state champion relays … Two MIAA D4 state champion relays … Part of three national qualifying relays … Member of D4 state record holding 4x200 relay … Finished third in the 200 at the D4 state meet … Finished high school career with five school records, two league records and two D4 state records … National Honor Society.
Ellie Goyette | Lowell, Mass. | Bishop Guertin
A four-year varsity letterwinner in cross country and track and field at Bishop Guertin High School … Helped team win a state championship in 2014 … Named MVP of her team as a freshman in cross country … Lowell Sun All-Star as a freshman in cross country … All-State as a freshman in cross country … National Honor Society.
Alison Keener | Quincy, Mass. | Fontbonne Academy
A four-year varsity letterwinner in track and field at Fontbonne Academy … Set school record in the 4x100 and long jump as a senior.
Courtney Kelleher | Wrentham, Mass. | King Philip Regional
A four-year varsity letterwinner in track and field at King Philip Regional.
Cameron Lankenau | Castleton, N.Y. | Maple Hill
A four-year varsity letterwinner at Maple Hill High School … Four-time sectional champion … Four-time Patroon Conference All-Star … Two-time team MVP … Helped 4x100 set school record and finish third at state meet as a sophomore … Finished fifth at the state meet in the triple jump with a school record jump as a senior … Also earned three varsity letters in soccer … High Honor Roll.
Kierstin Lock | Salem, N.H. | Central Catholic
A four-year varsity letterwinner in track and field and two-year varsity letterwinner in cross country … Helped track team win the D2 outdoor track state title as a senior … Helped cross country team make the state meet for the first time in 10 years … Also earned two varsity letters in gymnastics … National Honor Society.
Caroline Meizen | Douglas, Mass. | Douglas
A four-year varsity letterwinner in cross country and track and field at Douglas High School … Helped cross country team win a Dual Valley Conference title and qualify for the state meet as a freshman … Earned Dual Valley Conference All-Star honors in the 4x400 as a junior … Captained track team as a senior … Mother, Kirsten Meizen (Nelson) ran cross country for three years at Bryant (1989-91), captaining the team as a senior.
Kathryn O'Connor | Windham, N.H. | Windham
A four-year varsity letterwinner in track and field at Windham High School … Graduated with four school records (4x400 outdoor, 4x200 indoor, sprint medley relay indoor and 4x160 indoor) … Also earned three varsity letters in field hockey … Helped field hockey team win a state title in 2016 … New Hampshire Scholar … NHIAA Scholar Athlete … Spanish Honor Society.
Megan Parker | East Haddam, Conn. | Mercy
A four-year varsity letterwinner in track and field at Mercy High School … Finished first in the javelin at the Southern Connecticut Conference Championship as a sophomore and a junior … Finished first in the javelin at the Class L State meet as a sophomore … Italian National Honor Society.
Camryn Wesoloskie | Manchester, Conn. | Manchester
A four-year varsity letterwinner in track and field at Manchester High … Long jump state champion as a senior … Long jump conference champion as a junior … Earned All-State honors as a senior … Two-time all-conference selection … Also earned four varsity letters in soccer … Honor Roll.
Amanda Whitham | Newton, Mass. | Newton North
A four-year varsity letterwinner in track and field at Newton North … Captained indoor and outdoor track and field teams as a senior … Selected to represent Newton North at the annual sportsmanship summit … Honor Roll.
Djosue Dos Santos and Ryan Dumont round out the Class of 2021.