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Fab Five Raiders Commit to Collegiate Athletics


Fab Five Raiders Commit to Collegiate Athletics

Bobcats, Falcons, Rams, and Hawks!

Congratulations to the five outstanding Raider Student-Athletes who recently committed to play collegiate sports at the Division 1 or 2 level next year.

Photo caption, left to right: Julia Turrisi '24, Jaxon Pereira '24, Macy Daigle '24, Zaynah Wotkowicz '24, Katherine Fox '24

"It has been amazing to witness these student-athletes excel at their sport," said Mr. Zach Blaszak, Director of Athletics & Activities.

"We are proud of their accomplishments and grateful for the impact that they have made on our community. We wish them the best as they finish their high school careers and are excited to watch them succeed at the next level."

The following students will be playing their respective sports in college next year:

 

Photo Album: December 21 Signing Ceremony

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On December 21, 2023, five Central Catholic student-athletes recently committed to continue their academics and participate in Division 1 and Division 2 collegiate-athletics next Fall 2024.

 

Meet the Student-Athletes

 

Macy Daigle '24 signs her NLI

Macy Daigle '24

  • Hometown: Haverhill
  • Middle School:  Sacred Hearts School, Bradford
  • Sport: Track & Field
  • University of Rhode Island

Macy committed to continue her academic and athletic career at the University of Rhode Island, where she will study business and compete in Track & Field.

In addition to being an active member of the Raider Varsity Girls Soccer Team and the Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Teams, Macy is also a member of the National Honor Society. Off campus, she participates in Club Soccer.

Macy also makes time to help those in need.

"I really enjoyed participating in the Catholic Heart Work Camp, a week-long overnight service camp, where we helped the community in impoverished places."

Macy’s teachers have played a significant role in her experience at Central Catholic, specifically Ms. Jowett (Ms. Lanie Jowett '12, Science Teacher), Mr. Dumas (Mr. Shawn Dumas, Track & Field Coach, School & College Counseling), and Mr. Jowett (Mr. Robert Jowett '80, Science Teacher).

"The community at Central Catholic is so welcoming and supportive,” said Macy. “The faculty and staff cares a lot about your success and does everything they can to make you a better student and person.”

Raider Legacy: Macy’s brother Maxwell Daigle '22

 

Katherine Fox '24 signs her NLI

Katherine Fox '24

  • Hometown: Dracut
  • Middle School: St. Michael School, Lowell
  • Sport: Softball
  • Saint Anselm College

Katherine committed to continue her academic and athletic career at Saint Anselm College, where she will study physical therapy and play softball.

In addition to being an active member of the Raider Varsity Girls Softball Team, Katherine is also a Peer Leader. Off campus, she participates in travel softball and does farm work.

Katherine also makes time to help those in need.

"I enjoyed helping out the One Wish Project and organizing toys for children in need who may not get a Christmas Present."

Katherine appreciates the support she has received from faculty and staff members during her CCHS experience, especially Ms. Ciccolo (Ms. Stacy Ciccolo, Softball Coach and Social Studies Teacher).

"Ms. Ciccolo has impacted my experience at CCHS greatly," said Katherine. "Not only was she my sophomore year history teacher, but she has been my coach for the last three years and has taught me great things. I am very grateful for her and all that she has done for me."

Raider Legacy: Katherine’s sister Allison Fox '24 and brother Matthew Fox '24.

 

Jaxon Pereira '24 signs his NLI

Jaxon Pereira '24

  • Hometown: Auburn, NH
  • Middle School: Auburn Village School
  • Sport: Football
  • Bentley University

Jaxon committed to continue his academic and athletic career at Bentley University, where he will study business and play football.

In addition to being an active member of the Raider Varsity Football Team and the Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Teams, Jaxon is also a member of the National Honor Society and participates in Student Ambassadors.

Jaxon also enjoys serving others.

"The Thanksgiving Basket Brigade was a very humbling experience," said Jaxon. "Seeing people so happy to receive a thanksgiving meal made me realize how lucky I am."

He also serves at the Good Shepherds Foundation (NH).

Jaxon’s teachers have played a very supportive role in his CCHS experience, especially Mr. Grella (Mr. Sully Grella '92, Mathematics Teacher). "Whether it’s school or my personal life, he is always there for me no matter the situation."

"I appreciate the feeling of community and family at Central Catholic," said Jaxon.

Raider Legacy: Jaxon’s brother Ayden Pereira '22, cousins Edward Ayotte '22 and Robert Ayotte '24

 

Julia Turrisi '24 signs her NLI

Julia Turrisi '24

  • Hometown: Haverhill
  • Middle School: Sacred Hearts School, Bradford
  • Sport: Acrobatics & Tumbling
  • Quinnipiac University

Julia recently committed to continue her academic and athletic career (acrobatics & tumbling) at Quinnipiac University.

In addition to being an active member of the Raider Gymnastics & Cheerleading Teams, Julia also participated in Club Gymnastics off campus.

Julia’s teachers played a supportive role in her CCHS experience.

"The Central Catholic community is very supportive, and I have made many friendships during my time here," said Julia.

Raider Legacy: Julia’s father Daniel Turrisi '84 and mother Allyson (Yameen '90SM) Turrisi

 

Zaynah Wotkowicz '24

  • Hometown: Hampton Falls, NH
  • Middle School: Lincoln Akerman School
  • Sport: Softball
  • Saint Anselm College

Zaynah committed to continue her academic and athletic career (softball) at Saint Anselm College.

In addition to being an active member of the Raider Varsity Softball Team, Zaynah also participates in Club Softball.

Zaynah’s teachers and coaches have played a significant role in her CCHS experience, specifically Ms. Ciccolo (Ms. Stacy Ciccolo, Softball Coach and Social Studies Teacher) "for always pushing our team!"

“Central Catholic offers a great community for student-athletes,” said Zaynah.

Raider Legacy: Zaynah’s brother Cazimir Wotkowicz '26

 

 


About Raider Athletics

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

We offer 30 Varsity Sports in competitions governed by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), the Merrimack Valley Conference (MVC), and the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators Association (MSSAA).

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

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