Sunday, May 7, 2017
There's no doubt that Seth DeValve is the most well-known athlete among Manchester High graduates, but we are proud of so many of our alumni who continue to participate and distinguish them in college sports and beyond. We have updates on three recent graduates below -- Brian Donovan, Peter Godwin and Manny Caicedo. As for Seth, he was interviewed recently and talked about everything from his first touchdown to his wedding plans. You can watch it here. Looking ahead, our spring season is in full gear and we have plenty of information below.
-- Athletic Director Lindsey Boutilier


Scholar-Athletes

Thomas Kropp and Katyland Facas are flanked by coaches Steve O'Reilly (cross-country) and Kaitlyn Kennedy (girls' soccer) at the Connection Association of Schools' CIAC ceremony on Sunday night.


Diamond Duty

Coach Marc DiDominzio and the baseball team have four games scheduled this week, against Enfield, Platt, Bloomfield and Farmington. ‚ÄčAt right, Dan Hernandez‚Äč ducks out of Brandon Maldonado's way against Cheney Tech.
 

The Week Ahead:

The forecast calls for cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid- to high-50s for the most part this week. We are in the heart of the season and all of our teams are busy. For the complete MHS schedule just click here.
Alumni Report
Pictured above is Peter Godwin (MHS '14), a junior at Gordon College, who was named third-team all-conference in doubles. Here's more.

MHS grad Manny Caicedo (now at ECSU) last fall was voted to the 12-person College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Division III Academic All-District 2 team. Read more here.

Brian Donovan (MHS Class of 2013), senior co-captain of the Western New England University wrestling team, earned Scholar All-American honors from the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA).
ICYMI
Click here for info on how to get MHS Pride gear.
The Manchester Athletics Golf Tournament is June 28 and this year all teams are participating. Click here for info.
Spring Sports Coaches
Baseball -- Coach Marc DiDominzio
Boys Golf -- Coach Jim Kelly
Girls Golf -- Coach Bob Healy
Softball -- Coach Danielle Leone
Boys Tennis -- Coach Dave Maloney
Girls Tennis -- Coach Ellen Gunning 
Boys Track & Field -- Coach Thayer Redman
Girls Track & Field -- Coach Shelldon Simpson

If you have questions and don't know how to reach the coach, just contact athletic department secretary Lisa Miner at b21lmine@mpspride.org.
Everything You Need
More Information

Click here for 2016-17 student-athlete handbook.
Click here to learn about events fees and get admission information.
Click here to learn about sports requirements.
Click here for athletic department contact information.
Click here to get to the CIAC website.
Click here to find all the forms MHS athletes need.
Click here to learn about the Manchester Youth Sports Alliance.

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'Red Rover' is compiled by Jim Farrell, director of communications for Manchester Public Schools, and published weekly. Any use of content from this newsletter without the express written consent of MPS is not only not prohibited, it's encouraged, as we want as many people as possible to know about our terrific student-athletes/athletic program and to build community pride.