Alumni Athletes in the News
Shayne Skov '09 Hits Sports Illustrated
The latest edition of Sports Illustrated Magazine will reveal a Stanford Cardinal senior by the name of Shayne Skov. Shayne, T-P class of 2009 and All-American linebacker, will help captain the Cardinal this season. If you make it past the cover, a 5 page article highlighting Shayne's success, bumps in the road, everything that ultimately got him to where he is today. The decision to attend T-P is "literally where the fork is" - Sports Illustrated.
Colin Bessey '08 is not quite ready to give up the game he loves yet. The 6'0", 194 pound goalie from Montclair, NJ graduated from Skidmore College in 2012. He is now starring for HC. Val Vanoise in a France minor-pro league. So far for Val Vanoise, he has played in 5 games, gathering a 4.33 GAA. As a four year player for the Thoroughbreds of Skidmore, Bessey started 70 games, averaged 2.98 GAA and .901 save percentage. Bessey helped lead Skidmore to the ECAC East Tournament every season. While at Trinity-Pawling, Colin started for the Pride in net and served the as team captain his senior season. He also served the school as a Prefect. To follow Bessey in France, click here.
Drew Hennessy '11 of Mahopac, NY is ready to make an impact for West Point. Cadet Hennessy is a member of the Black Knights Football squad. Drew was an outstanding athlete during his time here at Trinity-Pawling. He captained the Football squad his senior year, as well as being named All Erikson Conference. He also was a member of the Hockey and Lacrosse programs. The 6'4", 250 pound Offensive Lineman, was a great member of the T-P community as well. In 2007, he received Duncan Pyle '86 Freshman Citizenship Award. He also served the school as Head Prefect during his senior year. Hennessy is a familiar name at West Point, as his siblings Sean, who is class of '91 here at T-P, and his sister both gradauted from the Academy. Drew is a member of the Varsity Gameday roster of the Black Knights, participates in the rigerous 8 hour a week practice schedule, but has only seen action in JV games. Drew is eager to get on the field and be a key contributor of the Army squad very soon. Click to read the full article, The Journal News.
Shayne Skov '09 received tremendous recognition, being awarded the Walter Camp National Devensive Player of the Week, after his outstanding play against Oregon. The Cardinals defense led by Skov who made 12 tackles on the day, held the Ducks to just 14 points. Oregon ranked No.2 at the time, had scored 42 points consecutively for 13 games before being beat by 13th ranked Cardinals in overtime.
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Blair Roberts '11 is a sophomore at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. The standout was interviewed this week as the Monarch's Spotlight Player. Blair and his team are off to a great start this season, jumping out with a 3-0 record. The Monarchs have managed to outscore their opponents 172-44 in those three matchups. The 6'2", 190 pound receiver is making some serious noise this season, after redshirting last year as a freshman. So far this year, Blair has made 17 catches for a total of 226 yards and 4 touchdowns. This avergaes to 13.3 yards per catch Most recently, Roberts had 3 receiving touchdowns in a win over Campbell, which etched his name atop the school's record books. To watch the full length interview with Blair, Cick Here.
According to Stanford's Football Notebook, Shayne Skov '09 who has been out since September 17, 2011 with a knee injury sustained against Arizona is jumping out of his skin to get back on the field. Quarterback Josh Nunes, claimed he knew Skov was ready to go when, "In fall camp, it was a short yardage drill, and he leaped over the line to get at me." Shayne is a highly competitive guy who is always looking to make the play, and loves football itself. The road to recovery was not easy, "You're constantly focused on short term goals when its a long term picture" stated Skov. Last time Shayne really expressed his toughness was in the 2011 Orange Bowl, making 17 tackles.
Not being able to work on his lower body for most of the time injured, he was able to really focus on his diet, flexability, body composition and upper body strength. Shayne will be willing to perform this season at a chiseled 243 pounds, compared to a 253 pound frame pre-injury.
To read more about Shayne, follow this link to the Stanford Football Notebook.
Shayne Skov '09 Looks to Bounce Back Strong
Shayne Skov '09 is making a comeback and already it is making an impact on the College Football world. In a recent news relsease by Yahoo Sports, Shayne is listed as the 38th Best College Football Player(s) in the country. Shayne missed all but 3 games last season with a knee injury. Through hard work and dedication this off season Skov was determined to bring some noise in 2012. Shayne will be ready to jump into a starting role again for the Cardinals of Standford University. The 6'2", 242 pound phenom has been a starting Linebacker for Stanford since his freshman season in 2009. To read the list in its entirety, click here.
Recent Grad Earns Great Honors
Jimmy Joe Granito '12 (New Canaan, CT) received high honors from InsideLacrosse.com as he was ranked as the 14th best Post-Graduate in the country. Jimmy Joe, amongst a list of the some great players, had a stellar season in net for the Pride. He helped the team to a 10-5 New England record, 5-2 in Founders League play, which put T-P 2nd in the standings. Amongst these wins, Granito came up with some huge, crucial saves in a compelling 8-7 OT win over Deerfield, ranked 2nd in the country. At the annual sports banquet Granito took home many accolades. Besides serving as the Team Captain, he was given the Annual Award for Lacrosse. His strong play was not only recognized by the T-P community but by other coaches and players around New England. He was selected as a member of All Western New England Team as well as All Founders League Team.
Jimmy Joe will carry his efforts to play for Loyola University (MD) this fall. Loyola was crowned NCAA DIvision I Champions this past spring, winning their first ever National Championship. Loyola is getting a great athlete, student, and even better person. Congrats Jimmy, and best of luck! To read the rest of the Post-Grad list, click here.
Matt Campbell '05 Joins Coaching Staff
Matt Campbell '05 (Orangeville, ONT) joins the Kentucky Stickhorses coaching staff. The Stickhorses play a competitive schedule in the NALL (North American Lacrosse League). This season Matt's squad finished first in the league with a record of 5-1. Matt who played for Bellarmine University, was captain his senior year as well as receiving the coaches award. While at Trinity-Pawling, Matt was a lacrosse standout. He was defensive captain his senior year, and earned the Annual Award as well. Campbell last took the turf as a box lacrosse player in the MSL (Major Series Lacrosse) in Ontario for the Kitchener Kodiaks in 2009. Matt also earned a place on team Ontario twice and won two Field Canadien championships with them at the U16 and U19 level.
Harrison Bramhall Leads Wheaton to Best Season
Harrison Bramhall '10 (Barrington, R.I.) is a sophomore Goalkeeper for the Lyons of Wheaton College. This past season the Lyons had a program record 11 wins. They finished the season with an overall record of 11-5, 5-1 in conference. Lyons made it to the Pilgram League Championship, however dropped the contest to Springfield College 11-4. First year head coach, Jamie Lockard was awarded Pilgram League Coach of the Year. However, the 5'10" Harrison had a remarkable season that was a major contribution to the success of the Lyons. Bramhall was given the special award of Pilgram League Player of the Year. During the 2012 campaign he managed to compile 202 saves. This ranks him third all time in the program's history. He was 2nd in the league in Save %, with a .645%. This ranks him fourth in the program's history, and ninth in all of NCAA. He was 3rd in the league in Goals Against with an average of 7.41. This 7.41 GAA also puts him atop of the Wheaton record books as this is a Wheaton Single Season Record.
Congrats on your amazing season Harrison, and best of luck in the remainder of your career as a Lyon.
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