Educational Excellence Since 1912
Hamden Hall Country Day School
Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12
The following colleges and universities have visited Hamden Hall to observe our scholar-athletes in competition mode:

University at Albany
Amherst College
Assumption College
Bentley University
Boston College
Bowdoin College
Brown University
Bryant University
Bucknell University
Colgate University
Columbia University
Connecticut College
University of Connecticut
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
University of Delaware
Duke University
Fordham University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
College of Holy Cross
Ithaca College
Iowa State University
Johns Hopkins University
Lafayette College
Lehigh University
University of Maine
Marist College
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts
Merrimack College
University of Michigan
Monmouth University
University of Nebraska
University of New England
University of New Hampshire
University of New Haven
University of North Carolina -Charlotte
Old Dominion University 
Pace University
University of Pennsylvania 
University of Pittsburgh
Post University 
Princeton University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute   
University of Rhode Island
Rutgers University
Sacred Heart University
Southern Connecticut State University 
Stonehill College
Stony Brook University
Syracuse University
Temple University
University of Toledo
Towson University
Trinity College
United States Military Academy West Point
United States Naval Academy
University of Virginia
Wagner College
Wake Forest University
Wesleyan University
Western New England University
Williams College 
Yale University

Hornets Gone Pro!

Professional Baseball

List of 5 items.

  • Austin French, Class of 2012

    Austin pitched four years for the Bears at Brown University.  Upon graduation,  Austin was drafted by the Dodgers.  He played for just over a year for the organization.
  • Tyler Mizenko, Class of 2008

    Tyler Mizenko 2008 played Division I ball at Winthrop University. He went on to play ball with the San Francisco Giants.
  • Casey Frawley, Class of 2006

    Casey Frawley 2006 played Division I ball at Stetson University and went on to play with the Cleveland Indians and the Colorado Rockies.
  • Joshua Zeid, Class of 2005

    Josh Zeid 2005 played Division I ball as a pitcher at both Vanderbilt and Tulane universities. From there he played in the major leagues for both the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros. He retired from playing professional baseball in 2017.

    In 2020, he competed with Team Israel at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. He helped give Israel its first-ever win in baseball during any Olympic games.
  • Roger Lincoln Class of 1999

    Roger Lincoln 1999 played Division I ball at Stetson University and went on to play with both the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox.

Professional Football

List of 5 items.

  • Luke Schoonmaker, Class of 2018

    Luke Schoonmaker played college football at the University of Michigan and was selected in the second round of the 2023 NFL draft to play with the Dallas Cowboys as a tight end. He played his rookie season with Cowboys in 2023.

    While at Hamden Hall, he helped secure the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Championship in 2016 and led the team to win its regional bowl game in 2017. He also led Hamden Hall to a regional bowl win as a senior. Luke played quarterback, wide receiver, tight end, and cornerback during his high school career.
  • Christian Montano, Class of 2014

    Christian was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent following the 2020 NFL draft. During his lone season at Tulane University, where he earned an MBA in finance, Christian started every game at center. He also played left tackle at Division I Brown University, where he earned his A.B. in economics. During his high school and college tenure, Christian earned many awards and
    accolades including being named the Walter Camp 2019 Connecticut Player of the Year.
  • TJ Linta, Class of 2014

    TJ was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as a priority free agent following the 2019 NFL draft. He signed a three-year deal with the Chiefs but was later released due to injury. Linta was a starting quarterback at Wagner College, where he earned his master’s in media management. By his junior year at Brown University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business, entrepreneurship and organizations in 2017, he had earned his role as starting quarterback for the Bears.
  • Damon Richardson, Class of 1995

    Damon played semi-pro football in the Arena Football League including as a defensive specialist with the AF2 New Haven Ninjas – an expansion team. The Ninjas were an indoor football team based in New Haven, Conn., during the 2002 season that played in the American Conference of the Northeast Division. Damon played college ball at Southern Connecticut State University.
  • Carl Bond, Class of 1994

    Carl played professional football in the Arena Football League (AF2, AFL) for eight years, from 2000 to 2007 on such teams as the Columbus Destroyers, Tallahassee Thunder, and Detroit Fury. Carl graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1998 with a major in sociology minor and minor in criminology. While at UConn, he was a four-year football starter and named All-Conference (Atlantic 10) in 1997 and 1998; All-American 1998; Walter Camp Connecticut Player of the Year 1998; UConn Offensive Player of the Year 1998, Gridiron Club Offensive Player of the Year 1997; and Golden Helmet Award 1998.

Professional Golf

List of 1 items.

  • Evan Beirne, Class of 2006

    Evan is a professional golfer and a former member of the PGA Tour Canada. Evan was a member of the St. John’s University Division I golf team, where he also earned a degree in sports management.

Professional Lacrosse

List of 1 items.

  • Marko Lujic, Class of 1998

    Class of 1998, was drafted by the Boston Cannons in the third round (14th overall) of the 2002 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft. He then went on to play with the Bridgeport Barrage, Connecticut’s only professional lacrosse team and a charter member of MLL in its 2003 season. Marko played Division I lacrosse at Yale University, where he received his bachelor of science degree. He also received his MPH and MD degrees from St. George's University. He is currently an attending General Surgeon at Hartford HealthCare Medical Group.

Professional Martial Arts

List of 1 items.

  • John Clarke, Class of 1993

    Class of 1993, also known as “Red Velvet,” was a Mixed Martial Arts fighter with a professional fight record of 8 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws.

Professional Soccer

List of 1 items.

  • Carlos Parra, Class of 1996

    Carlos played professional soccer in Major League Soccer and was the first player signed by MLS Pro 40. He also played professionally in the USL First Division. Carlos played for such MLS teams as MetroStars, Miami Fusion, New England Revolution, Connecticut Wolves, Rochester Rhinos, Atlanta Silverbacks, and the Minnesota Thunder between the years of 1997-2003.

The Student-Athlete Experience at Hamden Hall

    • Student-Athlete Showcase

2024 Seniors Playing College Sports

Class of 2023
Football - Ethan Coady - Pace University
Football - Elijah Light - Union College
Football - Chris Reiter - Grinnell College
Football - Ian Rose - Stony Brook University
Basketball - Matteo Crisanti - Quinnipiac University
Basketball - Alex Puhl - Salve Regina University
Basketball - Jayda Johnson - Boston College
Basketball - Rayne Durant - University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Basketball - Eveani Okwuosa - University of New Haven
Basketball - Josie Cancro - St. Lawrence University
Golf - Jonathan Harlukowicz - Wesleyan University 
Lacrosse - John Golioto - Clark University

Class of 2022
Football – Anthony Aceto – Fairleigh Dickinson University
Football – Ned McBain – Saint Anselm College
Football – Amari Phillips – Trinity College
Football – Richard Russo – Allegheny College
Basketball – Tyler Callahan – Anna Maria College
Basketball – Elena Moffat - Suffolk University
Golf – Ben James – University of Virginia
Baseball – Cameron Maldonado - Northeastern University
Baseball – Christian Scanlon – Merrimack College

Class of 2021
Football - Zack Conlan - University of New Haven
Football - Owen MacDonough - University of New Haven
Soccer - Gabriella Pesticci - Kenyon College
Baseball – Dennis Gamester - Sacred Heart University
Baseball - Michael Coggins - Husson University
Lacrosse - Kai Bruneau - Western Connecticut State University
Golf - Jackson Roman - Loyola University
Swimming - Duncan Farquharson - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Class of 2020
Football - Michael DeMatteo - Stonehill College
Football - Matthew Wright - Franklin Pierce University
Basketball- Jackson Benigni- Stonehill College
Soccer - May Cervone - University of Hartford
Lacrosse – Molly Anderson - Bryant University
Lacrosse - Alex DiVincentis - Marist College
Lacrosse - Chase Lily - Saint Anselm College
Lacrosse - Justin Pezzolesi - University of Hartford

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