NESCAC Decisions Coming Down

New England Recruiting Report | Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

NESCAC Decisions Coming Down

It’s that time of year when students are beginning to hear back from colleges where they submitted early decision applications, and as is often the case, those notifications have led to a string of recent commitments.

Middlesex Magic head coach and program director Michael Crotty Jr. announced via twitter over the weekend that Nobles’ senior swingman Johnny McCarthy had been accepted at Amherst.  

The six-foot-four swingman follows in the footsteps of his father, who previously played at Amherst, and provides the defending division III national champions another talented option on the wing.  

McCarthy wasn’t the only Middlesex Magic product to make a decision this week as Middlesex School’ Aaron Swenson committed to fellow NESCAC school, Connecticut College, following his acceptance.  

The five-foot-ten point guard is full of intangibles and was recognized in our Summer Superlative Series as being one of the toughest competitors in New England during the July evaluation period.  His leadership and work-ethic make him a very important addition for the Camels.  

Elsewhere in the NESCAC, Pingree guard Johnnie Spears has committed to Trinity College, where he will reportedly play football.
A wide-receiver on the gridiron, Spears scored 42 touchdowns over the course of his last 13 high school games.  Equally dynamic on the hardwood, Spears was named first team All-New England last year as a junior and is considered to be one of the top guards in Class C this year.  

Elsewhere in the NESCAC, Bates College continues to do a nice job keeping local talent from the state of Maine close to home with Justin Zukowski becoming their most recent pledge, according to the MB Nation twitter page.  

Zukowski has been a consistent staple of the MB Nation program in recent years, coming up the ranks with other top prospects like Isaiah Bess and Dustin Cole.  

A hard-nosed and tough guard, Zukowski had mastered the team’s trademark dribble drive system and should be able to utilize many of the same skills to make an immediate contribution at Bates.