As an athlete in New Canaan, the atmosphere at the games and the support of family and friends would really make games special occasions. These games are some of my most cherished memories, and are in ways more important to me than my games at the University of Notre Dame. The history of Dunning left by classes before me really inspired me to play with pride. Coach Marinnelli really prepared me for the next level with his dedication to professionalism on all levels of the program, from in the film room to under the lights. The way Coach Marinelli coached us really prepared me for the next level, and my experiences while playing for New Canaan really helped me translate my talents to Notre Dame. My favorite moments while playing for New Canaan had to be beating Darien all three times I played them while on Varsity, including once in the state championship game during my Sophomore year. Cherish your time spent at NCHS, the camaraderie and friendships you will make while representing your hometown with the rest of your team is a special experience that is impossible to find anywhere else.
Written by NCAF club member Teddy Rosen