2012 Pope John Paul II graduate Rob Dombrowski, who was the 2011 Catholic Central Offensive Player of the Year and quarterbacked the Lions to an 8-3 record, is a red-shirt sophomore wide receiver at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester. Dombrowski, who hails from a long line of gifted athletes, is the son of Shawn and Christine Dombrowski of Marstons Mills.
Former Nauset Regional High School soccer standout Tyler Savonen of Orleans was named Wednesday (Dec. 11) to the National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) Division III All-New England teams. A senior forward at Brandeis University in Waltham, Savonen was named to the first team All-Region and will be eligible for All-America honors. Earlier this season, Savonen became the fourth player in school history named MVP of the University Athletic Association. He finished second in the conference in goals (9) and points (21) this season. He scored three game-winning goals, fifth-most in the UAA, including a pair in conference games. Savonen finished his career ranked eighth on the Judges’ career scoring list with 87 points and seventh with 35 goals. He was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-American earlier this year.
Barnstable High School Class of 2012’s Charlie Rice has been seeing plenty of action for the Babson College men’s basketball team this season. The 6’5” sophomore forward attended the Canterbury School in Connecticut as a post-graduate and appeared in 22 games off the bench for the Babson Beavers last year. He averaged 1.6 points and 1.4 rebounds in 6.5 minutes per contest last season and made his collegiate debut in a 66-54 loss to Bowdoin on December 1, 2013. Rice is averaging 2.0 points per game this season. He is the son of Rob and Julie Rice of Centerville and was the captain his senior year at Barnstable High. Rice helped lead Barnstable to back-to-back Old Colony League championship titles in his junior and senior seasons, the first time that had occurred in 20 years at the school.
Former Barnstable High School two-sport standout Max Willman is enjoying his first season playing ice hockey at Brown University. The hot-handed freshman forward, who was drafted earlier this year by the Buffalo Sabres in the fifth round (121st overall pick), scored his first collegiate goal on Oct. 26 in a 3-1 victory over Dartmouth. Willman was the top goal-scorer for Barnstable High his junior and senior years as well as one of the top scorers in lacrosse. Following his Red Raider days, he completed a post-graduate year at Williston-Northampton where he was named team Most Valuable Player and was the leading scorer. He is the son of Peyton and Tim Willman of Barnstable.
Former Barnstable High School lacrosse and wrestling standout Will Henson is a sophomore grappler with the Springfield College Pride. The 2013 BHS graduate was a two-time Massachusetts Division 1 South Sectional Champion and was crowned the 2012 Massachusetts State Champion in the 170-lb. class. He was also a Maritime League all-star in lacrosse.
Former two-sport Barnstable High all-star Chealsey Giatrelis is busy preparing for her senior season with the Merrimack University women’s tennis team after a superlative junior campaign for the Warriors. Giatrelis was named to the 2013-14 Northeast-10 All-Conference First Team in tennis after finishing the season with an overall record of 13-7 in singles and an overall record of 15-6 in doubles. She posted an unbeaten record of 8-0 in No. 3 singles while recording a 4-5 record in No. 2 singles. She also notched a 14-4 record in No. 2 doubles. A four-time Old Colony League all-star in lacrosse at Barnstable High and a Boston Globe All-Scholastic, Giatrelis went unbeaten in tennis for three straight seasons at 18-0 prior to her senior year when she was named team captain. She is the daughter of Jamie and Susan Giatrelis of Osterville.
West Barnstable’s Tim Rodrigues is a freshman infielder for the Southern Maine Community College Seawolves after graduating from Barnstable High in 2014. The speedy athlete is the son of Jan and John Rodrigues of West Barnstable.
2011 Barnstable High School graduate Sarah Colby recently completed her collegiate volleyball career at Emmanuel College where she started for three seasons for the Saints. A mathematics major, Colby co-captained Tom Turco’s Red Raiders to two state championship titles and four Old Colony League championships during her four-year career with the Red & White. Colby started in all 33 matches played as a right-side player for the Saints as a junior and was Emmanuel’s 4th-leading hitter, averaging 1.58 kills per set. She tallied 167 kills, 172 digs, 37 assists and 36 total blocks on the year and registered a pair of matches in which she hit double-figures in the kills column, including a season-best 11-kill performance on October 2nd in a 3-1 win over Wheaton College. Colby earned GNAC Academic All-Conference honors for the third-consecutive year this season. She helped Emmanuel to a 23-14 overall record in 2013-14 and a 10-1 GNAC record and to an appearance in the GNAC Finals and in the ECAC Tournament Quarterfinals.
The Campus Call is written/compiled by Sean Walsh/Cape Cod Broadcasting Media Sports. His email is [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @coachwalshccbm