Dartmouth High athletes make the college commitment
Three Dartmouth athletes are continuing their athletic careers in college.
Hannah Arruda, Trevor Schwarzmann, and Tyler Jacobsen have signed letters of intent to play their sports in college. On Dec. 20, they were joined by their coaches, friends, and families to officially sign their letters and share their memories of high school sports.
The star varsity tennis player will continue his passion for the sport at Bryant University next year.
He generated interest from college all over the country, but chose Bryant University both to fill his goal of competing at the NCAA Div. 1 level, and sticking close to home to be with his family.
“I wanted to stay close to family, and I wanted to compete at the highest level, and I think this was the best way to do it,” Schwarzmann said.
He attended numerous college visits, but it was the athletic determination of his future teammates that made it win out.
“I got to practice with the team, I got to work out with a few of the kids,” Schwarzmann said. “I liked it a lot, the competitiveness. Everyone was giving 100 percent all the time. I just loved it.”
In his four years at Dartmouth High, Schwarzmann shattered records and brought Dartmouth to the state tournament several times. Now set to end his career, he’s going to miss the friends he’s made along the way.
“It’s the team, the bunch of my friends who I’ve been playing with since I was a little kid,” Schwarzmann said. “Mr. York, I’ve known Mr. York since I was a little kid. I’m going to miss that.”
Hannah Arruda, like many of her athletic peers, is a multi-sport athlete, but next year she will be playing NCAA Div. 2 softball at St. Michael’s College.
“St. Michael’s is just beautiful,” Arruda said. “The campus, I love the location, I love skiing so up north is perfect.”
She toured several campuses in the search for the one, but decided on St. Michael’s after meeting the team and the coaching staff.
“The girls on the team just have a really nice vibe,” Arruda said. “They have similar humor, like I do. We just fit very well.”
She’s played both softball and field hockey for four years at Dartmouth High, and will miss the friends she’s made along the way.
“The friendships, definitely,” Arruda said. “The bus rides, the laughing, the crying, the fun. All good times.”
Tyler Jacobsen is staying close to home and his brother with his choice of college: Southern New Hampshire University, where he will play NCAA Div. 2 lacrosse.
He wraps up his career with the Indians with leadership experience under his belt.
“I tried to take a leadership role with the team from when I was young,” Jacobsen said. “A lot of the guys don’t play club, so I stepped up and took control.”
He’ll miss the memories he created throughout his high school career, especially following games.
“The locker room, definitely the locker room,” Jacobsen said.