Prep Scholar Athletes commit to College Football

Prep Scholar Athletes commit to College Football
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Nine Seniors recognized by Prep Football!

Fairfield Prep recognizes Scholar Athletes committed to play College Football

Pictured in front row from left: John Thorme (Gettysburg College); Anthony Petrosinelli (Middlebury College); Nate Miller (Trinity-Pawling School PG); Mike Piroli (Bentley University); Dillon Mirabile (Salve Regina University football and lacrosse). Back row from left: Head Coach Keith Hellstern; Drew McAvey (Endicott College); Connor Byrne (University of Rochester); Bobby Haskins: (Hun School PG); Patrick Conte (Yale University); Ayinde Johnson (Endicott College); and Pres. Rev. Tom Simisky, S.J. 

The Fairfield Prep Football team will be sending off 10 of their seniors to play college or post-grad football. Head Coach Keith Hellstern expressed pride in the talent, growth and motivation of these athletes. Hellstern acknowledged the role of these athletes in guiding the program this year and expressed optimism for continued success for Prep in the upcoming season. 

Drew McAvey and Ayinde Johnson have both committed to Endicott College. McAvey, who was a key wide receiver for the Jesuits his senior season, has volunteered his time this past year at the Urban Impact program in Bridgeport. Johnson, finished his senior season with ALL-SCC and 2nd Team Walter Camp All-State honors. The senior defensive lineman volunteered his time at the Norwalk Senior Center for the past year.

Mike Piroli, also a wide receiver for the Jesuits, will be playing football next year at Bentley University. Piroli, a Magna Cum Laude student and National Honor Society member, spent his senior year volunteering at the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport. Connor Byrne is another wide receiver for the Jesuits who will be committing to play college football. Byrne will be attending University of Rochester next year. A Cum Laude student, Byrne volunteered his service this year at the Cardinal Shehan Center and the Jewish Community Center.

Dillon Mirable has committed to Salve Regina University to play both football and lacrosse. Mirable, who plays running back for the football team and attack for the lacrosse team, completed his senior service at the Jewish Community Center.

Continuing the multi-sport trend, Anthony Petrosinelli, a key contributor on the Jesuit football and rugby teams, has committed to Middlebury College to play football. Petrosinelli is a National Honor Society Member and a Magna Cum Laude student. He completed his senior service at the Waveny Life Care Center and participated in the Westport Challenger and the Assumption Church food drive.

Rounding out the college commitments, John Thorme, a linebacker for the Jesuits, will be attending Gettysburg College to play football. Thorme, who also is a key member of the rugby team, volunteered his time at the St. Matthew Youth Ministry his senior year.

Nathan Miller and Robert Haskins will both be attending post grad years next season, where they will be playing football. Miller, an All-SCC football player and key contributor on the rugby team, will be attending Trinity-Pawling. Miller completed his senior service at the Cardinal Shehan Center. Haskins will be attending the Hun School next year to play football. He was also an All-SCC pick as well as a News 12 Scholar Athlete. Haskins volunteered service at the Cardinal Shehan Center, while also being a standout player on the Fairfield Prep basketball team. Patrick Conte, quarterback for the Jesuits, committed to Yale University to play football. Conte, a Summa Cum Laude student and National Honor Society member, completed his senior service at the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport.