Three Knights to Continue at Division I Level

It was a special day on campus as seniors AJ Donofrio and Paul Mulcahy signed National Letters of Intent while fellow senior Sarah Smith announced her intent to compete at the NCAA Division I level next year.
 
The three student-athletes were surrounded by family, friends and coaches as they took the next step in their athletic careers.
 
AJ Donofrio (Wagner College, Baseball) – Donofrio signed his National Letter of Intent to join the Wagner College baseball team next spring. Donofrio has been a solid leader on the baseball diamond for Gill, as he has been a two-time 1st Team All-Conference and 1st Team All-Prep B selection. He has helped the Knights to three Mountain Division titles.
 
On Why He Chose Wagner
 
“Wagner has a great baseball team with a beautiful field and a campus that is close to home. I feel like I will have a good chance to play and this has honestly been a dream of mine since I was a little kid.”
 
On How Gill Athletics Helped Him Achieve this Honor
 
“I would not be here without head coach David Pasquale and Gill. The entire school has helped shape me as an individual and helped me grow both on the baseball diamond and in the classroom.”
 
Paul Mulcahy (Rutgers University, Men’s Basketball) – Regarded as one of the top basketball recruits in the state, Mulcahy signed his National Letter of Intent to compete for Rutgers University next year. Mulcahy has been terrific on the court, being named three-time 1st Team All-Conference, two-time 1st Team All-State (non-public), one-time 1st Team All-State (all schools), and is the reigning Skyland Conference Player of the Year. His great play has helped lead the Knights to three Somerset County Championships and three Raritan Division titles.
 
On Why He Chose Rutgers
 
“It is a great school and is close to home so it was perfect for me. It is definitely where I wanted to be and I am just really excited to go out there and play for Rutgers.”
 
On How Gill Athletics Helped Him Achieve this Honor
 
“Gill Athletics and head coach Mergin Sina have done so much for me and my family. The best thing I have ever done is come to Gill to play basketball. There have been so many opportunities that I have been able to experience here, both inside and out of the classroom, and I am just thankful for everything.”
 
Sarah Smith (Cornell University, Women’s Rowing) – Sarah Smith announced her intent to row in the Ivy League for Cornell University next fall. Smith currently competes with the Mountain Lakes Rowing Club and her squad placed fourth in the Varsity 4 race at Nationals this past summer.
 
On Why She Chose Cornell
 
“I have had a long line of family members attend Cornell so that was always important to me. It is very competitive academically and athletically and it is close to home so all of that created a great balance.”
 
On What it Meant to Announce Her Intent
 
“Today was a really special day because it was the culmination of all of my hard work both in athletics and academics. I really liked the Cornell team and there will be a new coach so it is all just very exciting.”
 
Congratulations to all three of our Knights and best of luck in your future endeavors!
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Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a rigorous, meaningful and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.