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Watkinson Senior is #1 Commit to D1 Equestrian Program

Watkinson School senior Tessa B. signed her national letter of intent as the number one 2022 D1 commit to the University of Georgia equestrian team. The Georgia Bulldogs’ equestrian program has been the epitome of success since its inception in 2001. Since the program started, the Bulldogs have reached unprecedented heights, including six national titles, … Read more

Watkinson Junior Competes Nationally

On Sunday, April 11, Elijah H. ’22 competed in the USA Gymnastics New England Region competition. This meet, which was held virtually, is the qualifier for the national championships. Elijah placed second on the vault, which qualifies him to represent New England at nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida on May 11-16. For the virtual regional … Read more

Quincy Amarikwa, third speaker in series

Watkinson’s Global Studies Program and Athletics Department are pleased to present Quincy Amarikwa as the final speaker in the three-part virtual winter AthleticMind Speaker Series highlighting leaders in sports and activism. Quincy Amarikwa played professional soccer in the MLS for over a decade and recently founded Black Players for Change, an organization of players and … Read more

New Athletics Speaker Series Announced

Watkinson is pleased to announce the AthleticMind Winter Speaker Series. This three-part event was borne out of a desire to provide special, inspiring programming for our students. This period of virtual schooling provides a perfect opportunity for students to explore what it means to have an athletic mind. The speaker series will feature elite athletes who … Read more

Sophomore Named Academic All-American

Elijah H. ’22 has been awarded the USA Gymnastics Academic All-American Recognition award this year. Robert Cowan, former USA Gymnastics Men’s Program Director, established the award in 1986 to encourage a high level of academic achievement in young athletes in addition to their athletic achievements. The award honors athletes’ development of values, morals, and social … Read more

Junior Named All-NEPSAC

Congratulations to Angel T. ’21 for being named to the New England Prep School Athletic Council all-New England squad for boys basketball for the 19-20 season. A guard for the Rams, Angel is among 20 players from New England to receive the All-NEPSAC distinction at the class D level.

Preparing for the NCAA Recruitment Process

Through its ongoing partnership with the CT Junior Soccer Association, Watkinson and CJSA present a “Tackling College Sports Seminar” on March 5 at 7pm in Watkinson’s Foisie Family Amphitheater. The evening’s panel will feature Chris LeGates from Tackling College Sports, Watkinson’s award-winning College Counselor Terry Ullram, and several college coaches. RSVP your attendance here.

Watkinson Welcomes CJSA Athletes

Watkinson welcomes the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association on November 5th as CJSA hosts an Election Day Clinic for boys and girls age 7-12. The clinic will run from 9am-2pm and will include: • Warm-up & Speed and Agility • Technical Trainings Sessions • Small Sided Games • Lunch (provided) • Larger Sided Games The day … Read more

New Boys Varsity Soccer Coach

Watkinson School announces Donald Hathorn as the new boys varsity soccer coach. Hathorn comes to Watkinson with extensive coaching experience at the NCAA Division I and II levels, including University of New Haven, Iona College, Niagara University, Valparasio University and Regis University.  Active on the local youth soccer scene, Hathorn has also coached at Farmington … Read more

Rashawn Dally ’15 Scores His First MLS Goal

Former Watkinson soccer standout Rashawn Dally ’15 scored his first career MLS goal for FC Cincinnati on Saturday night at Nippert Stadium, helping lead his club past Houston by the final score of 3-2. Dally scored in the 38th minute of the contest, giving FC Cincinnati a 2-0 lead just before the end of the first half … Read more

Jess Testani Named Athletic Trainer of the Year

Our incredible trainer, Jess Testani was recognized today by the Connecticut Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA) as the secondary school Athletic Trainer of the Year! The award, given annually since 1994, is given to one trainer in all of Connecticut for outstanding contributions to the Athletic Training profession in Connecticut. The Connecticut Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA) … Read more

Watkinson Baseball Is Back!

Watkinson Baseball returned to the diamond yesterday. Coach Dietelbaum says, “Playing again was awesome in and of itself, but winning 11-7 at Avon Old Farms was pretty sweet!”. Highlights included Jack N. ’21 spun a gem, pitching a complete game, striking out 10 and allowing only 2 earned runs; 8 different Watkinson players reached base, … Read more

Shamarla K. ’20 Scores 1000th point

by Harrison Richman, University of Hartford Communications Intern This time last year, Alexsia R. ’20 was the 10th student in Watkinson’s history to score 1000 points in basketball. Now, almost one year later to the day, Watkinson is proud to add yet another name to that list. Junior Shamarla K. scored her 1000th point against … Read more