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Meanwhile, Trinity senior Carmen Giampetruzzi Jr. is set to sign with Boston College on National Letter of Intent Day, Nov. 2. Like Brickley before him, Giampetruzzi has been a standout basketball player for the Pioneers — as well as the starting quarterback for their highly successful football team — but his letter of intent will be for baseball.
BRICKLEY, who scored 1,578 career points at Trinity and led the state in scoring his senior season (28.7 points per game), started his collegiate career at Northeastern University in 2005. He transferred to NCAA Division II Southern New Hampshire University and played a full season in 2006-07 and seven games during the 2007 fall semester, then moved on to Louiville, where he joined Pitino and the Cardinals in January 2008 as a walk-on. After a redshirt season, he concluded his playing career in 2009-10.
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A COUPLE of decades before Giampetruzzi first began making a name for himself as a a multi-sport athlete, the name Carmen Giampetruzzi was associated with New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University) basketball.
“I have nothing but great memories playing at New Hampshire College, but I made many mistakes along the way — mistakes I didn’t want my son to make,” the senior Giampetruzzi said. “There’s a saying a good person learns from his mistakes and a great person learns from others.”
“I’m proud to say my son took my advice to heart. He’s carrying a 4.30 GPA, has joined school clubs and plays three sports at a high level,” Carmen Sr. said.
Now a BC coach in another sport — Ryan Day, the former Manchester High Central and University of New Hampshire quarterback who now serves as offensive coordinator for the BC football team — has invited the Giampetruzzi family and friends to the Heights for a letter-of-intent signing ceremony on Nov. 2, which also happens to be the date Day and the Eagles host Virginia Tech.
“He’s won a state football and basketball title, and he’d love to leave Trinity with a baseball title,” Carmen Sr. said of his son. “He wants to play at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium and win the title there next spring. He wants that more than anything right now.”
FRIENDS and family of the late Mike Flanagan are behind a memorial scholarship and Facebook page honoring the Manchester Memorial High graduate who went on to become the ace pitcher and later general manager of the Baltimore Orioles.
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