NCAA Division I Collegiate Athletic Celebration

NCAA Division I Collegiate Athletic Celebration

Before a crowd of families, coaches, teammates, classmates, teachers, and friends, nine members of The Governor’s Academy Class of 2023 celebrated their commitment to play NCAA Division I athletics next year. Representing five Governor’s athletic teams, these athletes demonstrate the strength of Governor’s athletic program and we are proud of their accomplishments.

Director of Afternoon Programs and Athletics Claudia Asano Barcomb, opened up the celebration by saying, “Governor’s Athletics congratulates these nine excellent athletes who have given so much to our school and will continue to make us proud as they play for their colleges next year. It is an honor to have so many outstanding athletes in the Class of 2023.” Athletes were celebrated individually and had the opportunity to have their photograph taken with their families, coaches, and teammates.

Members of the Class of 2023 who plan to play NCAA Division III athletics will be recognized in a celebration later in this school year.

Read about each of the NCAA Division I-bound athletes below:

Callie Batchelder ‘23 of Newburyport, Massachusetts will play lacrosse next year at Harvard University. A captain this spring, Callie has been truly instrumental in all of our successes since she arrived at Govs. She is a prolific point scorer with a remarkable athletic IQ. Many opposing coaches chose to sacrifice part of their team defense by designating a player to face-guard Callie and yet she is regularly able to break free and score. Callie was named First-Team All ISL as a junior as well as a NEPSAC All-Star. Additionally, she earned the title of High School All-American as a junior. Callie is also a four-year member of the girls varsity basketball team.

Lindsey Brown ‘23 of Seabrook, New Hampshire will play soccer next year at Stonehill College. Lindsey is a powerful and technical player on the field with a strong will to help her team win, with her primary position being center-back. She has played for Seacoast United since she was five years old and has played with their most elite team her entire life. She is a skilled player and has played-up an age group with achievements at the national level.

Kate Burgess ‘23 of Holden, Massachusetts will play field hockey next year at Lehigh University. Kate is one of the most technically adept goalies in New England with incredible hand-eye coordination and reaction times. She has started every game in her four-year-career and was MVP of the team as a junior. A powerhouse in the classroom as well as on the field, she was an Academic All-American as a junior. 

Olivia Hammer ‘23 of New Castle, New Hampshire will play field hockey next year at Boston University. Liv came to Govs as a new sophomore in the fall of 2020 and had to wait a year to have her first field hockey season in a Govs uniform due to COVID. She is a skilled player who works incredibly hard on and off the field to improve her skills and game sense. She is a natural goal scorer and has led the team in goals the past two years. Liv came into her own during her senior season and leads the team in scoring and play in the offensive zone. She plays for NorthEast Elite Field Hockey Club. Liv also plays girls varsity lacrosse.

Kellan Heney ‘23 of Manchester, Massachusetts will play baseball next year at University of Richmond. A captain this year, Kellan enrolled at Govs last year as a junior. Kellan brings a focused and intense leadership to the varsity baseball team and is regarded as one of the most talented pitchers in New England. Last year he shared the Pitcher of the Year Award in the ISL with two seniors and earned First-Team All-ISL recognition for his outstanding season. Kellan plays for the North Shore Freedom and Expos Baseball in the summer.

Aidan Sengenberger ‘23 of Barrington, New Hampshire will play baseball next year at Stonehill College. A captain this year, Aiden came to Govs as a sophomore and is known for his stalwart leadership and talent. Recognized as one of the best defensive catchers in the region, Aidan strikes fear in opposing baserunners. He allowed only six successful steals as our primary catcher; whereas, on offense our team stole 54 bases last year. Aidan is no slouch with the bat. He led the ISL in home runs during his junior season. Aidan plays for the Seacoast United Pirates in the summer.

Ashley Suppa ‘23 of Pelham, New Hampshire will play lacrosse next year at Duquesne University. As our starting goalie this past year, Ashley fights hard every day as our general leading the defense. She has been tremendously effective in limiting the number of goals our opponents were able to score and in restarting our offensive pressure.

Holden Symonds ‘23 of Melrose, Massachusetts will play football next year at Boston College.  A three-year member of the boys varsity basketball team, Holden did not decide to play football until late in his junior year. Holden is a gifted, hard-working athlete and a fierce competitor on the court and field. Playing tight end, Holden strives to be great and consistently improves daily on the football field.

Owen Umansky ‘23 of Derry, New Hampshire will play lacrosse next year at Harvard University. A standout player and captain for both varsity football and boys varsity lacrosse, Owen has become a staple in both programs. He has a tremendous work ethic and leads by example on and off the field. Owen’s competitiveness brings out the best in his teammates and he always rises to the occasion in the biggest moments. A First-Team All ISL selection and team MVP as a junior, Owen won over 77% of his face-offs, picked up 201 ground balls, and had 19 goals and four assists. Owen was named a four-star recruit by Inside Lacrosse and is one of the top face-off midfielders in the country.