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Recent Thayer alumni student-athletes in the NCAA, professional sports, and the Olympics.

Recent Thayer Grads Participating in College Sports

Class of 2016

Ty AmonteBoston UniversityIce Hockey
Emily BarronBoston CollegeTrack & Field
Chris BroderickDenison UniversityLacrosse
Rob CarmodyUniversity of HartfordBaseball
Colin CramerDenison UniversitySoccer
Kali DentyGordon CollegeSoccer
Holly DoyleBates CollegeCrew
Jessica DyroffPrinceton UniversityCrew
Kelsey FardenBrown UniversityLacrosse
Emma FitzgeraldUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonTrack & Field
Charlotte FitzpatrickUnion CollegeLacrosse
Colby HoffmanSt. Lawrence UniversityLacrosse
Liza HuschleColorado CollegeTrack & Field
Sasa JovanovicBowdoin CollegeTennis
Sam KnollmeyerHamilton CollegeLacrosse
Patrick LawlerVillanova UniversityFootball
Colin McCabeWaterloo UniversityIce Hockey
Matt McCuneBabson CollegeLacrosse
Maren MellenBabson CollegeLacrosse
Milan MurrayUniversity of VirginiaLacrosse
Kyle PetersonNortheastern UniversityBaseball
Aaron PrenticeCarleton CollegeFootball
Mike RoyerUniversity of Southern MaineIce Hockey
Meg SandblomEndicott CollegeField Hockey
Callie SullivanVillanova UniversityLacrosse

Class of 2015

Jordan AllenFordham UniversityFootball
Ivy ArliaNorthwestern UniversityLacrosse
Joseph DiVicoSt. Joseph's CollegeBaseball
Matt EganIMG AcademyGolf
James FerreraNortheastern UniversityTrack & Field
Gillian FreterEndicott CollegeTennis
Lincoln GriffinNortheastern UniversityHockey
Connor HaydenDenison UniversityLacrosse
DeVon KingUMass/DartmouthBaseball
Sam MurphyFairfield UniversityLacrosse
Grantland NicholsDenison UniversityLacrosse
Carlyn NolenBucknell UniversityLacrosse
Margaret NolenBucknell UniversityLacrosse
Jennifer ParentNortheastern UniversityField Hockey
Ryan PfefferTrinity CollegeHockey & Lacrosse
Jake RattiBryant UniversityGolf
Sam RiceUniv. Of TennesseeSwimming
Andrew WardColby CollegeLacrosse

Class of 2014

John BeckerCatholic UniversityFootball
Brenden FordStonehill CollegeFootball
Chris BeaulieuMass. Maritime AcademySoccer
Adam Cowie-HaskellWesleyan UniversitySoccer
Conor O'BrienRoger Williams UniversityBasketball
Hailee MillerUniv. of New HampshireSwimming & Diving
Neil ConwayHamilton CollegeIce Hockey
Christian LeahySkidmore CollegeIce Hockey
Rob McGovernUniversity of MaineIce Hockey
Ryan PetersonSt. Anselm College

Ice Hockey

Jackie SeymourColby CollegeIce Hockey

Kathleen FowkesHobart & William Smith

Ice Hockey

Julianne LandryBrown University

Ice Hockey

Chaislyn BurgioMerrimack CollegeIce Hockey

Chris DiGiacomo

John Hopkins UniversityBaseball
Nick FalksonBrandeis UniversityBaseball
Nolan MurrayBrandeis UniversityBaseball
Ryan MurrayStonehill CollegeBaseball
Elizabeth WaltmanBoston CollegeCrew
Isabella PizziUniversity of AlabamaCrew
Ryan CyrHoly CrossCrew
Shane RinkusUmass/AmherstLacrosse
Tyler BlaisdellPrinceton UniversityLacrosse
Harry GiarrussoMiddlebury CollegeLacrosse
Gigi PackardUniversity of MichiganLacrosse
Megan FaheyConnecticut CollegeLacrosse
Shannon McGowenBinghamtom UniversityLacrosse
Madison BarkerConnecticut CollegeLacrosse
Caroline FinneganSkidmore CollegeTennis
Mary GouldingConnecticut CollegeTrack & Field
Julia BarronBoston CollegeTrack & Field
Isabelle DunneOccidental CollegeTrack & Field
Kayla RourkeUMass/AmherstTrack & Field
Bridget McGrailSt. Anselm CollegeSoftball
Jess SalutiCurry CollegeSoftball

Class of 2013

Kelcie FinnTrinity CollegeIce Hockey, Field Hockey
Kelcie PooleBentley UniversityField Hockey
Jared BaconCatholic UniversityFootball
Theo EganGettysburg CollegeFootball
Aaron GilmerBryant UniversityFootball
Archie JeromeTrinity CollegeFootball
Ikenna NwokejiElon CollegeFootball
Brain ShoyerRPIFootball
Mitchell WelchGettysburg CollegeFootball
Harrison BalderNortheastern UniversitySoccer
Domenic QuadeTrinity CollegeSoccer
Robert SchallmoNortheastern UniversitySoccer
Lizzie JohnsonGettysburg CollegeCross Country
Lexi WindwerSpringfield CollegeBasketball
CJ BurkeDickinson CollegeBasketball
Pat CarrollBabson CollegeBaseball
Zach LaceySalve Regina UniversityBaseball
Quincy NicholsMiddlebury CollegeLacrosse
Brendan ShielDickinson CollegeLacrosse
Brooks ThompsonLynchburg CollegeLacrosse
Brennan WalkerBabson CollegeLacrosse
Christine GillBabson CollegeLacrosse
Caroline FitzpatrickUniversity of MichiganLacrosse
Micayla EvansSt. Anselm CollegeLacrosse
Allison HooleyMiddlebury CollegeLacrosse
Callahan KentVanderbilt UniversityLacrosse
Madeline LewisUnion CollegeLacrosse
Caroline CohraneTrinity CollegeTrack and Field
Erin Purcell MailletColby CollegeTrack and Field
Evelina YakimovichUMassTrack and Field
Michaela ButtnerQuinnipiac UniversitySoftball
Ernin RichardsonEmmanuel CollegeSoftball
Robin SpoffordColby CollegeSoftball

Class of 2012

Anna KenyonMiddlebury CollegeField Hockey
Emily MatthewsProvidence CollegeField Hockey
Katherine McManusNotre Dame UniversityField Hockey
Kimberly SportackUniversity of RichmondField Hockey
Yannis BarrosPace UniversityFootball
James BeckerBentley UniversityFootball
Shane DonovanWesleyan UniversityFootball
Brendan LawlerBowdoin CollegeFootball
Jordan CavacoAssumption CollegeSoccer
Tristan LombardiBabson CollegeSoccer
Jonathan MillerElmira CollegeSoccer
Lindsay O'NeilFairfield UniversitySoccer
Chippy KennedyCase Western UniversityXC & Track & Field
Brian HurleyEmerson CollegeBasketball
Thomas LogueSt. Michael's CollegeBasketball
Olivia DiloratiColorado CollegeSwimming & Diving
Juliana MelchiondaClemson UniversitySwimming & Diving
Samuel ValentineSalve Regina UniversityIce Hockey
John MatthewsWesleyan UniversityIce Hockey
Melissa PiacentiniSyracuse UniversityIce Hockey
Kellie McLeanNew England CollegeIce Hockey
Samuel FalksonBates CollegeBaseball
Joe FerreraTufts UniversityBaseball
Justin LloydUnion CollegeBaseball
Rachel LissMerrimack CollegeCrew
Madeline ShieldsUniversity of MichiganCrew
Emma TaylorBates CollegeCrew
William CurleySt. Anselm CollegeGolf
Jeffrey DurkinTrinity CollegeGolf
Timothy GiarrussoMiddlebury CollegeLacrosse
Patrick FinnRPILacrosse
Bryn BoucherUniversity of MarylandLacrosse
Allison HoffmanColumbia UniversityLacrosse
McKenzie HuntUniv. of PennsylvaniaLacrosse
Cassandra MaharUniversity of RochesterLacrosse
Audrey FitzpatrickDenison CollegeTennis
Christopher MacDonaldNortheastern UniversityTrack & Field
Erin CarberryStonehill CollegeTrack & Field
Julia LudvigsenSuffolk UniversitySoftball
Katrina RomanoRoanoke CollegeSoftball

A selection of Thayer alumni student-athletes who have achieved professional and Olympic success in their sport:

Charlie Coyle ’11 played hockey at Boston University, and was drafted 28th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks. He currently plays for the Minnesota Wild.
Kyle McKenzie ’09 played collegiate baseball at Tulane University and was drafted in 15th round by Tampa Bay Rays. He is currently playing minor league baseball.
Anthony Melchionda ’08 attended and played baseball for Boston College, where he was elected captain in his senior year. An All-ACC second team selection, he was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 14th round and played for the Quad City River Bandits, St. Louis’s single-A team, in 2012.
Sarah Albrecht ’01 has been a member of the US Women’s Lacrosse National Team for the past 7 years and was named to the All-World Team in 2009 and 2013. She played lacrosse for Northwestern University (under coach Kelly Amonte-Hiller, ’92) where she captained two national championship teams in 2005 and 2006. She is now the head lacrosse coach at the University of New Hampshire.
Ryan Whitney ’01 played hockey at Boston University and was the 5th overall pick of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, the highest ever for an American-born defenseman. He played for the Pittsburg Penguins, Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers and Florida Panthers during his NHL career, and also won a silver medal with the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team.
Brooks Orpik ’98 played hockey for Boston College, winning the NCAA Division I Championship in 2001. He is currently an alternate captain for the Pittsburg Penguins, where he helped win the Stanley Cup in 2009. The following year, he won a silver medal with the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team.
Matt O’Toole ’97 was an All-Conference soccer player at Providence College, a European A-League professional player for eight years, and currently is in his second year as the head men’s soccer coach at Clark University.
Scott Perry ’97 played hockey at Boston University, was drafted by the Dallas Stars in 1998, and played 3 seasons in the minor leagues.
Mike Torney ’97 played hockey at University of Vermont, and later played 4 seasons in the minor leagues.
Dan Rudolph ’96 was an All-American soccer player at Trinity College, played professionally for the Connecticut Wolves for two years, and currently is the junior varsity boys’ soccer coach at Buckingham Browne & Nichols school.
Kevin Caulfield ’96 played hockey at Boston College, was drafted by Washington Capitals, and played 6 seasons of minor league hockey.
Mike Mottau ’94 played hockey for Boston College, and was the 2000 Hobey Baker Award winner, given to the best player in college hockey. He currently plays for the Florida Panthers.
Carmello Travieso ’93 was a UMass basketball standout and a member of the Puerto Rico National Team.
Kelly Amonte-Hiller ’92 played both soccer and lacrosse at the University of Maryland. She was the 1995 and 1996 NCAA Division I Lacrosse player of the year, leading Maryland to national titles in both seasons. She was a four-time All-American in lacrosse and played for the US National team for an astounding 13 years, winning two World Cup titles. In October 2012, Kelly was inducted into the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. She is currently the head coach at Northwestern University, where her teams have won the NCAA Division I Championship in 7 of the past 9 years. In 2000, Amonte Hiller was ranked 21st by Sports Illustrated on its list of Massachusetts’ Greatest Sports Figures of the 20th century. Most recently, Kelly was named by as one of the 25 Greatest Chicago Sports Legends—the only female and the only active coach or athlete on the list.
Kyle Snowden ’92 played college basketball at Harvard University and later played professional basketball in Europe.
Dave Hymovitz ’92 played hockey at Boston College, was drafted in 1992 by the Chicago Blackhawks, and played for 10 seasons in the minor leagues.
Jonathan Edwards ’90 was an Olympic luger who finished 4th in 1984 Olympic Games men’s double events. He is currently vice-president of Olympic luge for the Canadian Luge Association.
Tony Amonte ’89 played hockey for Boston University, where he won All-American honors. He had a 15-year NHL career and played on two US Olympic teams, winning a silver medal in 2002. He finished his career with more than 400 goals and 400 assists. Tony is currently the Thayer varsity boys’ hockey coach and a member of the athletic department.
Jeremy Roenick ’89 was a first-round draft choice (8th overall) of the Chicago Blackhawks, and had an 18-year NHL career, playing for Chicago, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and San Jose. Jeremy also played on two US Olympic teams, winning a silver medal in 2002. Finished his career with more 500 goals and 700 assists, and was a 9-time NHL All-Star.
Lisa Miller ’83 played lacrosse for the College of William and Mary, where she was an All-American in her senior year and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2004. She played for the US Women’s National team from 1987 to 1990. Currently one of the most well respected coaches in women’s lacrosse, Lisa coached the Syracuse Orangewomen to 6 National Championship appearances in 10 years and was named the Big East Coach of the Year in 2007. She is currently the head women’s lacrosse coach at Harvard University.
Robin Dixon ’79 was a basketball star for the University of New Hampshire, and is their second all-time leading scorer. He was drafted by the Washington Bullets and played professional basketball in Europe. Rob is currently a Thayer faculty member, teaching in the history department.
David Silk ’76 played hockey for Boston University, had an 11-year NHL career, and played for the famous “Miracle on Ice” 1980 US hockey team that won the gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid.
David Hemery ’62 won a gold medal in the 400 meter hurdles at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, and won a silver and bronze medals relay events at 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
George “Trigger” Burke ’51 was a standout basketball player for UMass and is a member of the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame.
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