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Rounding First to Tampa Bay

Rounding First to Tampa Bay

Congratulations to Dominic Keegan '18, who was drafted in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Read more in The Eagle-Tribune: Methuen's Dom Keegan drafted by Tampa Bay Rays

Dominic competed as a student-athlete at Vanderbilt University for four years, winning the College World Series in 2019.

Read more in The Eagle-Tribune: about his preparations for the draft:

The Road to ‘The Show’
Late college adjustment: Shift back to catcher could unlock MLB potential for Keegan

In 2018, Dominic helped lead Raider Baseball to the final round of the elite Super 8 tournament.

Dom Keegan finishes his swing during an at bat in the Super 8 Tournament

In 2019, he played for Vanderbilt University in the College World Series as they won the championship (against the team of his Raider classmate Steven Hajjar '18).

The Eagle-Tribune: Michigan vs. Vanderbilt equals Hajjar vs. Keegan, Best friends and former Central Catholic teammates battling in College World Series

New England Baseball Journal: ‘It’s crazy’: Keegan, Hajjar reflect on unlikely College World Series reunion

Dom Keegan with College World Series Trophy

Good luck, Dom, as you continue to pursue your dreams!

Dominic Keegan '18 with Chris Sulivan '81

Dom with CCHS President Christopher Sullivan '81 in the spring of 2022.

Central Catholic High School
A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition
Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,300 students from over 60 cities and towns. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

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Mission: Central Catholic High School makes Jesus known and loved.
We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.

Raider Athletics

Raider Athletics represents a proud tradition of excellence that enriches the Central Catholic experience for both participants and spectators.

Our student-athletes bring home State, Sectional, and Conference Championships on a regular basis while representing the school community with pride.

Central Catholic offers twenty-seven (27) Varsity sports in competitions governed by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and the Merrimack Valley Conference (MVC) as well as two (2) seasons of Cheerleading under the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators' Association (MSSAA).

More than half of our student body, approximately 800 students, compete on at least one of these teams, an experience that fosters teamwork, dedication, sportsmanship, and the pursuit of excellence, lessons that carry over into all aspects of life.