College Bound Athletes from the Class of 2019 were honored on Friday.
A total of 11 Wyverns are taking their talents to the collegiate level.
Evan Moore, baseball ~ Boston College - Evan earned the Founders League Pitcher of the Year Award in both his sophomore and junior seasons and is ranked the number one pitcher in CT for the class of 2019 by PBR and Perfect Game. Evan has also been a varsity starter for the Wyverns since his freshman year.
"Evan is a power pitcher," Kingswood Oxford coach Steve Cannata said. "He’s very focused and driven to get the most out of his talent. He has improved every year and I expect he will be successful at the next level."
Ky Petteway, football ~ C.C.S.U. Petteway, a two-time All-New England selection, was a threat to score any time he was on the field and that included offense, defense and special teams.
A two-time First Team All-New England selection, Petteway scored six touchdowns in a game during his junior season, scoring touchdowns four different ways in the process.
Petteway is joining a CCSU program that is on the upswing. The Blue Devils won the 2017 Northeast Conference (NEC) title and advanced to the the NCAA FCS Playoffs. This past season, Central Connecticut played for its second straight title in the final week of the season before dropping a 38-31 decision to league champion Duquesne.
Desiree Davis, basketball ~ S.C.S.U. A 1,000-point scorer at KO, Desiree will join coach Kate Lynch’s Owl program that is a year removed from winning 21 games and earning an NCAA Tournament berth.
Ellis Winfree, swimming ~ Ellis was a standout for the Kingswood Oxford Varsity Boys Swim Team. This past season, he won his second straight New England title in the 50 freestyle and set a new school record in the process.
Charlotte Cyr, soccer ~ Dartmouth - Charlotte was named an All-New England Selection her senior year and was named All-State by the Connecticut Girls' Soccer Coaches Association. A four-year varsity player, Cyr was named All-State by the CGSCA four times.
“This is Charlotte's fourth year being named All-State. This is a big accomplishment and very rare for any player (male or female) to do,” Kingswood Oxford coach Tracy Deeter said.
Luke Riemann, tennis ~ UConn - Luke plays No. 1 singles for the Wyverns and has had a very successful career for coach Andy Krugman’s program.
As a junior Luke helped lead KO to a 10-3 record that included a 6-1 mark in league play. Kingswood Oxford also earned a berth in the 2018 New England Class A Championship Tournament. Luke’s junior campaign also included a KITT Doubles title with partner Will Appleton ‘18.
Jack Johnson, baseball ~ Montclair. Jack is heading to a Montclair baseball program that competes in the highly competitive New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) and is building to return to the postseason. The Red Hawks went to the NJAC Tournament from 2014-16 and last appeared in the NCAA tournament in 2009.
Nicole Genga, Lacrosse ~ Endicott. Nicole has been a fixture on the KO fields during her career, earning a 4-year award in varsity soccer and becoming a prominent member of KO girls lacrosse.
Nicole is joining an Endicott program that is set to play in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. The Endicott women's lacrosse team travels to York, Pa. for the first round of the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday, May 11 at 1 PM. The Gulls will face Misericordia University on the campus of York College.
Endicott won its third straight Commonwealth Coast Conference title with an 11-10 overtime victory over Roger Williams to secure an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
Steve Howard, Football ~ Ithaca - Steve heads to a Bombers program that went 8-3 in the regular season in 2018, winning its final five games and earning a berth in the ECAC Scotty Whitelaw Bowl.
Among the top programs in Division III, Ithaca has won three NCAA Division III National Championship - 1979, 1988 and 199, and has seven appearances in the Division III National Championship game, the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.
Thomas Betts- Hamilton College, Men’s Swimming - A versatile swimmer, Thomas finished sixth in New England in the 100 breaststroke and eighth in the 200 IM.
He’ll compete in one of the most competitive Division III conferences in the country next season when he swims for the Continentals, members of the NESCAC.
Ethan Miner (not pictured) - Arkansas State University, Football - is the NEPSAC Class C Lineman of the Year.
Miner made the most of his two seasons at Kingswood Oxford, earning First Team All-New England honors as both a junior and a senior. This past season Ethan helped lead the Wyverns back to a NEPSAC Bowl Game and was named the Lineman of the Year Award for the Evergreen League and he also earned the overall Lineman of the Year Award for the entire NEPSAC C Division.