EGHS alum Brandon Eckles is in his senior year playing basketball for Springfield College.

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Sam Atkins – Sophomore at Rhode Island College. Plays second base for the baseball team. As a freshman he played in 12 games. Started in five. He had a .923 fielding percentage.

Jackson Cronin – Freshman at George Washington University runs distance for cross country and track teams. In X-C, Cronin had a best of 19:16.71 in 6K at the William & Mary Invitational. Posted an 8K time of 26:19 at the George Mason Invitational. Ran a 32:20.80 10K at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional.

Tommy Sommers – Sophomore at American University. Also runs X-C, indoor and outdoor track. In X-C had a best of 16:39.40 in 5000M. Indoors he ran a 1500M 4:13.63; a 3000M time of 8:44.37. Outdoors he did the 3000M in 8:44.82 for a fourth place finish at the Maryland Invitational, and also had 5000M time of 15:35.42 and 10K time of 31:47.32.

Graham Chapski – Bentley Junior ran a mile best of 4:22.26 in the Terrier Invite. At Greater Boston Track Club Invitational, he clocked a 1000M score of 2:36.30 for a second place finish. Ran a 3000M time of 8:48.62 at Northeast 10 Indoor Championships and ran a 1500 in 4:04.38 at the Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational.

Kaley McMullen – A junior at Fairfield University, McMullen walked on to the field hockey team and has started to make her mark. Last year as a sophomore she played in all 21 games, starting 15. Had 3 goals and 4 assists and was named an MAAC ALL ACADEMIC.

Matt Sylvia – Freshman wide receiver at Salve Regina, appeared in 3 games this year for the Seahawks.

Eleanor Fulghum – Sophomore at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., is a member of the Crusader tennis team.

Courtney McMullen – A freshman, also at COHC, is on the Crusader field hockey team.

Laura Cooper – Sophomore at Bowdoin, another EGHS graduate of the field hockey program, is up in Maine on the Polar Bears squad.

Brooke Fennel – Is at URI and a member of the tennis squad representing the URI Blue and White.

Aleksandra Drljaca – A member of tennis team at Connecticut College, she plays for the Lady Camel netters.

Peri Sheinen – A freshman at Brown, she is waiting for season to start so she can make her mark on the courts for the Lady Bears.

Margaret McCaffrey – Junior at Rhode Island College runs all three seasons for the Anchorwomen. She posted a best time this fall with a 20:13.63 run at The Little East Championships.

Isabella Gentil – A freshman at the University of Miami in Florida, Gentil is a member of the Green & Orange track team, where she will be competing in the sprints.

Brandon Eckles – A Springfield College senior, Eckles has had quite a nice run playing basketball for The Pride. As freshman he played in 26 games averaging 4.6 points and 3.4 rebounds with a best of 18 points and 9 rebounds in a win against Vassar. Sophomore year he started 19 of 25 games averaging 7.0 points and 3.8 rebounds a game, with a career best of 20 points versus Western New England. As a junior, Brandon started 15 of 27 games averaging 22 minutes per game. Again he averaged 7 points a contest and pulled down 4.9 boards. His senior season just started, and through two games he is averaging 10 points per outing and 5 rebounds. The 6’7”, 235 lb. Eckles is majoring in communications and sports journalism.

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