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Raiders Commit to Collegiate Athletics


Raiders Commit to Collegiate Athletics

Congratulations to the outstanding Raider Student-Athletes who recently committed to play Division 1 collegiate-level sports next year!

"We are so proud of the accomplishments of Janessa, Olivia, Nathan and Alexandra and their commitments to continue their athletic and academic careers at exceptional institutions," said Mr. Zachary Blaszak, Director of Athletics and Activities.

"We wish them the best as they finish their high school careers in the upcoming seasons and look forward to watching them succeed at the next level!"

Fall Signing Day Photo Album: November 9 & 10, 2022

All student-athletes (other than football) who have committed to a Division I or Division II institution and received a National Letter of Intent are recognized during this signing session.

Based on the NCAA’s recommendation, student-athletes with a commitment to a Division I or Division II institution that does not offer NLIs (for example, Ivy League Schools and Service Academies) are also invited to participate.

 


Janessa A. Duren '23

Janessa A. Duren '23

  • Hometown: Haverhill
  • College: University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL)
  • Sport: Track & Field

 


Olivia R. Guillet '23

Olivia R. Guillet '23

  • Hometown: Andover
  • College: Merrimack College (MA)
  • Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field

Olivia is very involved on campus, participating in Cross Country, Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field, and the Student Alumni Association (SAA).

As for community service, Olivia volunteered to work with the elderly and hopes to follow in her sister’s (Molly J. Guillet '21) footsteps and volunteer with special needs kids in Surfing with Smiles.

Olivia loves the support she receives from her teachers at CCHS.

"It's hard to pick just one since all of my teachers at Central are an asset to the school and have impacted me. Coach Madore (Ms. Colette Madore, Teacher & Coach) pushes me to be my best, and she’s the reason I am where I am today with running. Ms. Coyne (Ms. Kathleen "Casey" Coyne, Teacher), my former English teacher, was always so nurturing, and Coach A (Mr. Chuck Adamapoulos, Teacher and Football Coach) is super personable and gets to know everyone on a personal level. Also, Mr. Hart (Mr. Timothy Hart '85) shows that he cares about his students."

Olivia is part of a Raider Legacy with mom Amy R. (Reilly '89SM) Guillet, sister Molly J. Guillet '21, uncle Sean J. Reilly '93, and aunt Stacey Reilly '90SM.

 


Nathan R. Kearney '23

Nathan R. Kearney '23

  • Hometown: Londonderry, NH
  • College: Stonehill College (MA)
  • Sport: Baseball

In addition to playing baseball, Nathan is very involved on campus participating in the National Honor Society, Student Ambassadors, and the Student Alumni Association (SAA).

Off campus, Nathan plays Show Baseball, which is a travel team that journeys around the country and plays in tournaments in the summer. He also signed a contract to play for a New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) for the months of June, July, and August 2023.

As for community service, Nathan enjoyed serving at his local soup kitchen. "It really opened my eyes and taught me to enjoy every little thing in my life."

"I love the CCHS community environment and the feeling of being a part of a family," said Nathan. "Specifically, I’d like to thank Coach Sexton (Mr. John J. Sexton ’97) for helping me grow as a player during my three seasons here."

Nathan is part of a strong Raider Legacy with father Lt. Ryan J. Kearney '94, grandmother Adele C. (Donegan '66SM) Raymond, sister and current student Elisabeth G. Kearney '26, and cousins Amanda L. (Donegan '06) Nix, Meaghan E. (Donegan '11) Petrosillo, and Patrick D. Donegan '13.


Alexandra G. Paglia '23

Alexandra G. Paglia '23

  • Hometown: Newburyport
  • College: Stonehill College (MA)
  • Sport: Lacrosse

 


About Raider Athletics

Two lacrosse players moving against a defender

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.

Underwater photo of the Raider Girls Swimming & Diving Team

 



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 1,200 students from over 60 cities and towns and several countries. 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.

Central Catholic High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

For more information, please visit www.CentralCatholic.net, call 978-682-0260, or email website@centralcatholic.net.

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.