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Senior athletes, left to right, above: Clara Siegmund, Kalianna Dingui, Olivia Perry, Mark Dumas, Madison Brennan, Casidhe Hoyt, Kennedy Davignon and Lindsey O’Dea announced their college destinations recently. At right: Casidhe Hoyt signs her National Letter of Intent with her Dad, Joshua, and Mom, Shannon, looking on Thursday at the North Campus dining common. Photos by  Marc Allard.

WOODSTOCK — The Woodstock Academy honored seniors who are planning to continue their athletic careers in the colleges of their choice in June.
Eight senior student-athletes were honored in the North Campus dining common with seven of them continuing on to Division III schools.
Casidhe Hoyt was the only athlete who signed a National Letter of Intent during the ceremony. Hoyt will attend American International College, a Division II school in Springfield, Mass., where she will continue her field hockey career.
Hoyt finished with two assists and two defensive saves this past fall.
A four-year varsity player in field hockey, Hoyt also participated in softball all four years.
She hit .425 with 21 runs driven in for the Centaurs on the softball field this past spring.
“I look forward to meeting people from all over the world. My mentor is from Australia,” Hoyt said of her upcoming college experience. “I’m also looking forward to traveling with the team.”
Clara Siegmund will move on to play tennis for the Rhode Island College Anchorwomen in Providence in the fall.
Siegmund was an All-Eastern Connecticut Conference 1st team girls’ tennis selection for the last two years and posted a 12-5 record this spring. She finished with three assists and six defensive saves for the Centaurs’ field hockey team this past fall.
Lindsey O’Dea has decided to continue to participate in track and field when she attends Suffolk University in Boston.
O’Dea qualified for the Class L state championship in the event.
Madison Brennan was recently honored for scoring more than 100 goals in her lacrosse career at The Academy. It was a sport she just took up in high school but has grown to love it and will continue to play at Worcester State University.
Brennan helped the Centaurs to their best finish ever, a 14-5 mark, their first ECC Division II co-championship and their first appearance in the ECC tournament by scoring 55 goals this spring.
Her strong defensive skills and athleticism also helped the Centaurs make it as far as the Class L quarterfinals this past basketball season.
Olivia Perry will attend Castleton University in Castleton, Vt., where she will continue her basketball career at the Division III level. Perry averaged 4.9 points per game with four 3-pointers for the Centaurs.
Perry was also named the Most Valuable Player of the Putnam Rotary Club All-Star shootout in March.
Kalianna Dingui will remain in state and play junior college basketball for the UConn-Avery Point Pointers in Groton.
The senior averaged 3.8 points with seven 3-pointers this past season.
Kennedy Davignon has decided to attend Emmanuel College in Boston where she will play soccer for the Saints.
Davignon had three goals and seven assists for the Centaurs this past fall and was a team captain along with Olivia Perry and Makara Sorel.
Davignon was also a sprinter for both the indoor and outdoor track programs.
Davignon was also named the Outstanding Female Athlete of the Class of 2018 at The Academy.
Mark Dumas plans to continue to pursue excellence in track and field at Regis College in Weston, Mass.
Dumas was an ECC Division II All-Star after finishing first in the Division and third overall at the ECC championship in the shotput.
Marc Allard
Sports Information Director