Category: 603 in the NCAA

Hinsdale’s Nardolillo paces Rhode Island College

By KJ Cardinal

Former Hinsdale hoops star Angelina Nardolillo is just five games into her sophomore season at Rhode Island College and continues to make some serious noise at the collegiate level.

Coming off a freshman campaign that saw the 6’1″ forward earn Little East Conference Rookie of the Year accolades, Nardolillo has picked up right where she left off. Through five games this season, she is averaging 10.7 points and 6.7 rebounds and most recently turned in an impressive 21-point, 11-rebound performance in a convincing 72-43 win over Wesleyan on Sunday afternoon.

Courtesy Rhode Island College Athletics.

While the individual stats are impressive, Nardolillo and the Anchorwomen have their sights set on bigger things. “The goals for this season are another LEC championship and a deeper NCAA run,” said the former Hinsdale 1,000-point scorer.

Last year, RIC won the LEC conference tournament before suffering a tough three-point loss in the opening round of the Division III NCAA Tournament versus St. John Fisher, 55-52.

This season, Nardolillo is flourishing alongside senior forward Izabelle Booth. “Izzy and I clicked,” said Nardolillo. “We are best friends on and off the court. I feel like we’re always in the right place at the right time and I know that if teams are doubling down on me, Izzy is wide open.” Combined, the tandem is averaging 26 points and 15 boards per contest.

The success that Nardolillo is seeing at the next level should come as no surprise to anyone that is a fan of NHIAA sports. Nardolillo was a three-sport star at Hinsdale, earning first team All-State accolades in basketball three times and was also an All-State pick in soccer (first team) and softball (second team).

She credits her three-sport experience for a lot of her success at the next level. “Playing three sports is the reason I move the way I do. It brought so much experience and adversity,” said Nardolillo. “I miss playing three sports. You can tell the difference between a one-sport and a three-sport athlete, it teaches a lot of grit.”

Nardolillo’s grit also comes from Hinsdale girls basketball head coach Terry Bonnette. “He taught me mental toughness, tenacious defense and showed me what it takes to get to the next level and be successful,” she added. “All I had to do was listen and I did.”

Nardolillo may be reunited with Bonnette in a few weeks and listening to the cheers of the Hinsdale faithful once again as the Anchorwomen travel to Keene State to take on the Owls on December 10th. It’s just a short 30-minute drive from Hinsdale High School to Spaulding Gymnasium in Keene and it’s sure to be a long-awaited reunion for some Pacer fans and Nardolillo.

“Unfortunately last year with Covid restrictions, no one could come to my game at Keene and I had a lot of people texting me, telling me how upset they were that they couldn’t make it,” Nardolillo said. “But thankfully this year we have fans and I will have a lot of people there for the RIC team!”

If you’re unable to catch Angelina’s return to the 603 in person, you can watch the action live on the Owls Media Network (https://www.littleeast.tv/keene) on Dec. 10th at 1:00 pm.

Best of luck to Angelina the rest of the season as she represents the 603 in the NCAA.

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603 in the NCAA

Let’s celebrate the best of the best from the NHIAA that have continued their careers into the NCAA. Below is a list of NHIAA ballers that are currently playing at the collegiate level.

Help us grow this list. If you have additions, please email kj@ball603.com. Thanks for the assist!

NAMEHIGH SCHOOLCOLLEGEYEAR / NOTE
Max Bonney-LilesAlvirneKeene St.Senior
Cam JonesAlvirneLamar St.Sophomore
Brett McKinleyAlvirnePlymouth St.Junior
Mia RoyBedfordSNHUSenior
Emily VanSteensburgBishop BradyPlymouth St.Senior
Tommy FraserBishop BradySaint AnselmJunior
Lily RiveraBishop Brady ’17Gordon ’21Assistant Coach
Ami RiveraBishop Brady ’21GordonSophomore
Isabella RiveraBishop Brady ’21GordonSophomore
Anna StawaszBishop GuertinRivierSophomore
Brianna WilcoxBishop GuertinRivierFreshman
Hannah MuchemoreBishop GuertinRivierJunior
Cam HomseyCentral CatholicEndicottJunior
Natalie HarrisCoe-BrownPlymouth St.Junior
Mariah ChamberlainConantEndicottSenior
Sera HodgsonConantMaineSophomore
Eva HodgsonConantNorth CarolinaSenior
Silas BernierConantNorwichJunior
Tyler BrunsConcordBardSenior
Scott LampronConcordColby-SawyerSenior
Rylan CanabanoConcordPlymouth St.Junior
Al-Rashid KokoConcord ’22GordonFreshman
Isaac JarvisConcord Christian ’22GordonFreshman
Ty VitkoDoverEndicottSenior
Lia RaynowskaExeterColby-SawyerSenior
Mike LeonardExeterNorwichJunior
Kevin HenryExeterPlymouth St.Junior
Emily RaynowskaExeterWPISenior
Brady ElliottFall MountainRegisFreshman
Riley MarshGilford ’22Plymouth St.Freshman
Rob BaguidyGoffstown ’22RivierFreshman
Nodia DavenportGrovetonRivierSophomore
Maxwell GalbraithHanoverPlymouth St.Freshman
Halie HurdHillsboro-DeeringPlymouth St.Senior
Delaney WilcoxHinsdaleNew England CollegeSophomore
Angelina NardolilloHinsdaleRhode Island CollegeSophomore
Adam RazzaboniHollis-BrooklineRivierSophomore
Elijah SwansonInter-LakesPlymouth St.Sophomore
Autumn NelsonJohn StarkPlymouth St.Senior
Christian BarrJohn StarkPlymouth St.Junior
Anna StengerJohn StarkRivierJunior
Tori AndrewskiKearsargeDeanSophomore
Abby HamelinKeeneColby-SawyerSenior
Eliza MitchellKeeneColby-SawyerFreshman
Liam JohnstonKeeneKeene St.Freshman
Brogan ShannonKingswoodSaint AnselmFreshman
Sophie GeorgeLaconiaPlymouth St.Freshman
Jon WillemanLebanon ’20New HampshireJunior
Catherine ColeLebanon ’22ConnecticutFreshman
Kaylee ManzellaLittletonColby-SawyerFreshman
Dawson DicksonManchester CentralSNHUAssistant Coach
Ty ThomasManchester MemorialPlymouth St.Senior
Jessica CarrierManchester MemorialRivierSophomore
Lyric GrumblattManchester MemorialRivierJunior
Tamrah GouldManchester MemorialSouthern MaineJunior
Melanie PresseauManchester MemorialWPISenior
Liberti LacasseMascoma ValleyColby-SawyerFreshman
Ben SeilerMascoma ValleySt. Joseph’s (ME)Freshman
Ryan BanuskevichMilfordPlymouth St.Junior
Henry PikusMilton AcademyUC Santa CruzFreshman
Alexis MatteMount RoyalNorwichSenior
Spencer LabrecqueNashua NorthWheatonSophomore
Sam McElliottNashua NorthU. of New EnglandSophomore
Brandon ChoateNashua NorthSNHUSophomore
Joe MorrellOyster RiverFisherJunior
Ryan HerrionOyster RiverNew HampshireAssistant Coach
Megan MolettieriPelhamColby-SawyerSophomore
Drew BrownPelhamEndicottJunior
Sean MenardPembrokePlymouth St.Senior
Josh MorissettePhillips ExeterWoffordFreshman
Brooke KanePinkertonNew HampshireSenior
Gwen MerrifieldPlymouthManhattanvilleSophomore
Leia BruntPlymouthWilliam SmithFreshman
Kevin CummingsPortsmouthColby-SawyerSophomore
Abbe LaurencePortsmouthMaineSenior
Brittany GrahamPortsmouthNorwichSenior
Zack CaraballoSalemColby-SawyerSenior
Caitlin CooperSouheganDeanFreshman
Matt McCoolSouheganMaristFreshman
Johnny McBrideSouhegan ’22MessiahFreshman
Cal ConnellySpauldingAssumptionSenior
Jacob GibbonsTiltonAssumptionFreshman
Andrew PolitiTrinityFranklin PierceFreshman
Ethan HutchinsonTrinityRivierJunior
Royce WilliamsTrinitySNHUFreshman
Avery HazeltonWhite MountainsPlymouth St.Freshman
Joey DaSilvaWindhamEndicottSophomore
Sarah DempseyWindhamEndicottSophomore
Steph DavisWindhamLongwoodJunior
Brett MarelliWinnacunnetWPIFreshman