Alumni Athletes in the News
Colin Bessey '08
Colin Bessey '08 of Monclair, New Jersey is a senior at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. Recently Colin was named ECAC East Goalie of the week after helping Skidmore to a 2-0 week. Bessey steered away 52 shots out of 55 in the two contests. The first game was a 3-2 upset win over No.1 Norwich, followed by a 9-1 romping over Saint Michael's. To read the entire article on Bessey being named Goalie of the Week, click here.
Derek Dennis '07
A standout at Trinity-Pawling School, Derek Dennis '07 took his efforts to Temple University. The Peekskill, NY native excelled in both football and basketball for the Pride. The 6'5'', 330 pound lineman has been a consistant contributor on The Owls football squad. This past season, Dennis helped Temple to a 9-4 record, including a bowl win over Wyoming. He started in all 13 games for The Owls. Dennis and his fellow Offensive Lineman allowed no sacks in four games. Derek enrolled in Trinity-Pawling after spending one year at Peekskill High School. In a recent article in The Journal News, Dennis pays tribute to T-P, as well as Coach Dave Coratti for helping him become the significant presence he is today. There is also large talk about Derek's projective NFL draft ratings in this years draft. To read the full story, Cick Here.
Derek was recently selected to play in the 87th East-West Shrine Game on January 21 in St. Petersburg, FL. The game will be televised on the NFL Network, kick off at 4 p.m. ET at Tropicana Field.
Dennis graduated from Temple University in August of 2011 with his bachelors in Journalism.
Mitch Inness '90
For the past 15 years Niceville (FL) girls' golf team reached the state tournament, but coming up just short of their goal every year. All that changed this year when they won the 2A Golf Title. The Eagles of Niceville were led by coach Mitch Inness '90, And for his role in leading the Eagles, Inness was named the All Sports Association/Daily News' Golf Coach of the Year. This is the second year in a row that Inness has recieved this award. This is his 10th year coaching the Eagles' program. Every year of his campaign, he has managed to make a state tournament appearance.
Jonathan Buchman '84
The Trinity-Pawling and Fairleigh Dicksinson connection continues. Jonathan Buchman was hired as the Assistant Tennis Coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where Sean Gleeson '03 serves as a football coach. Buchman, a 1984 graduate of Trinity-Pawling, was a tennis standout as well as serving as team captain his senior year. A New York native, he attended the Nick Bolletteri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, FL before attending Trinity-Pawling. He matriculated to play at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL where he graduated in 1988.
Prior to FDU, he served as Director of the High Performance Program at Ridgefield Tennis Club and Coach of the Ridgefield Boy's Varsity High School team in Ridgefield, CT. He also works as the Director of Competitive Training at the Four Seasons Racquet Club in Wilton, CT, as well as Senior Teaching Professional at Ivan Lendl's Grand Slam Tennis Club in Bedford, NY. Jon was Head of Tennis Instruction at New England Tennis Camp in Pawling, NY, this camp was held on the Trinity-Pawling campus.
Buchman will make his FDU coaching debut as the Knights open their seaon at Lehigh on Feb. 4 in Bethlehem, PA.
"Terrence O'Neill '09 receives weekly Honor Roll" - Terrence a standout for Hobart College Ice Hockey, gains ECAC West Weekly Honors.
"Skov '09 Chats with Her Campus" - Shayne sits down and has an interview with HerCampus.com at Stanford University.
Sean Gleeson '03
A former Pride standout has joined the coaching staff at Fairleigh Dickinson University, in New Jersey. Gleeson will serve as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
The Glen Ridge, NJ native joined Trinity-Pawling in the Fall of 2002, where he made an immediate impact on the field. He was captain of Football, as well as lettering in Hockey and Baseball. He was named an All-Founders League Quarterback, as well as receiving the Coaches Award for his efforts and achievements at the quarterback position. Sean carried his talents to the college level, attending Williams College, where he played both football and baseball.
At Williams, Gleeson was the highest rated passer in the NESCAC in 2005, minimum 100 attempts, with a rating of 163.6. His team finished 8-0 on the year in 2006, and was responsible for a two-quarterback system that threw for 4,039 yards over a 2 year span. He received the Farley Award in 2006, which is awarded to the member of the football team who demonstrates superior qualities of dedication, loyalty and sacrifice for the betterment of the team. In baseball, Sean finished his career with .333 batting average, 139 hits and 45 extra base hits and was named Second Team All NESCAC in 2006.
"Evan Byers '11 has Big Defensive Performance" - Evan Byers has a huge performance on Saturday as Bucknell University crushes Lafayette 39-13.
"Shayne Skov '09 Season Ending Injury" - According to ESPN.com Stanford's best Linebacker is out for the remainder of the 2011 season.
"Michael MacDonald '11 Joins the Ivy League Ranks" - MacDonald opens up to IndependentFreePress about his road to the Ivy League, as he becomes a member of the Princeton Tigers Class of 2015.
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