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Seven Cheshire Academy Student-Athletes Commit to Collegiate Athletics

Student-athletes sign on to play softball, baseball, and football – bringing CA to 26 college sports commitments in the senior class.


On Wednesday, Feb. 7, seven Cheshire Academy students signed letters of intent to play collegiate-level athletics from Division I-III around the country.

The student-athletes come from Connecticut, California, the Bahamas, and Germany.

Cheshire Academy’s Latest College Signings
Joseph Booska (Stratford, Connecticut) – baseball, Salem State University (DIII)
Michael Bowman (Cheshire, Connecticut) – football, Merrimack College (DI)
Kathryn Copperthite (Branford, Connecticut) – softball, Wheaton College (DIII)
Mattis Karrasch (Hamburg, Germany) – football, Northern Arizona University (DI)
Sean Major (Nassau, Bahamas) – football, University of New Haven (DII)
Chris White (San Diego, California) – football, Yale University (DI)
Zac Zhang (Westport, Connecticut)– football, Wagner College (DI)

Earlier this academic year, a signing day took place in November, where 15 student-athletes committed to countless athletics programs for the fall of 2024.

Cheshire Academy’s Fall College Signings
Rachel Ballard (Guilford, Connecticut) – soccer, Muhlenberg College (DIII)
Mason Breton (Manchester, Connecticut) – baseball, Long Island University (DI)
Ryan Bulger (Cheshire, Connecticut) – baseball, St. Anselm College (DII)
Evan Clark (Cheshire, Connecticut) – baseball, UMASS Lowell (DI)
Mason Erwin (Ivoryton, Connecticut) – baseball, Lesley University (DIII)
Brian Hersh (Cheshire, Connecticut) – baseball, Bentley University (DII)
Bryce Hrubiec (Berlin, Connecticut) – lacrosse, Fairfield University (DI)
Roderick Jones (North Babylon, New York) – basketball, Central Connecticut State University (DI)
Dylan Kennedy-Fujah (North Branford, Connecticut) – baseball, St. John’s University (DI)
Jeffrey Kraus (Trumbull, Connecticut) – baseball, St. John Fisher University (DIII)
Patrick McKenzie (Newtown, Connecticut) – baseball, Villanova University (DI)
Eva Moreland (South Berwick, Maine) – lacrosse, Central Connecticut State University (DI)
Jayden Novak (North Haven, Connecticut) – baseball, College of Charleston (DI)
Christian Rasmussen (Fairfield, Connecticut) – baseball, Hofstra University (DI)
Zach Worzel (Milford, Connecticut) – baseball, University of Connecticut (DI)

Additionally, a ceremony took place December, with four additional commitments.

Cheshire Academy’s December College Signings
Eli Newby (Bridgeport, Connecticut) – football, University of Southern California (DI)
Nino Francavilla (Woodbridge, Canada) – football, University of Miami (DI)
Dante Reno (Fiskdale, Massachusetts) – football, University of South Carolina (DI)
Luke Reynolds (Westford, Massachusetts) – football, Penn State (DI)

This year’s commitments are reflective of a consistent trend at Cheshire Academy, as student-athletes commit annually to top colleges and universities. With growing programs — softball and baseball competing in the spring 2023 NEPSAC playoffs, and football winning the Drew Gamere Bowl championship — many of CA’s programs are growing in talent and demand. In the 2022-2023 academic year, nearly 40% of student-athletes committed to playing at the collegiate level.

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