School: Simsbury High School.
Jack maintains a 4.2 GPA in honors and AP courses. He is president of the school’s Thespian Society; president of the Simsbury High School Unaccompanied Minors (a men’s acapella singing group); president of the Holiday Cabaret Volunteer Choir Organization; vice president of the Tri-M Music Honors Society; a member of the Simsbury Singers (an elite mixed choir at Simsbury High School); appeared in Simsbury High School Winter Musicals (Chicago, West Side Story, Annie, Les Miserables); is a member of the Northern Region Chorus; and is an Ensign Darling Vocal Foundation Auditing Fellow at the Bushnell Theatre in Hartford for 2012/2013. He also is a member of the National Honor Society; a TOPPS soccer mentor/volunteer for five years; the founder of “Pink is the New Black,” a charitable organization involved in breast cancer research), volunteers with a church youth group; a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church Adult Choir; a Project Smile member/volunteer; a Trojan Code Committee student consultant; and an Enviro Club member/volunteer. He has played varsity soccer for three years, serving as a captain; has played FSA West Hartford Premier Soccer for five years; competed in varsity track and field, earning All-Central Connecticut Conference; and received Academic All-Conference in 2012 for soccer and track and field. Jack was a Prudential Spirit of Community State honoree in 2009; the American Cancer Society “Hope Award” winner in 2009; the Senator Joseph I. Lieberman “Joe’s Heroes” Award winner in 2009; and received the President’s Call to Service Award in 2009.
Sports Played And Positions: Varsity soccer (midfield/forward), varsity track and field (400-meters and 800-meters).
Athletic Accomplishments: All-Conference in track and field, Academic All-Conference in soccer and track.
How Do You Prepare Before A Game: “I drink two Gatorade pregame mixes, eat a banana with peanut butter, and listen to chill music to get in the zone.”
Most Memorable Moment In High School Career: “Beating CCC West rival Hall in penalty kicks in the state Class LL playoffs my sophomore year.”
What Were You Most Excited About This Season: “I was really looking forward to playing the game that I love with my best friends. Not to mention playing Farmington to end the season at night, in front of all of our fans.”
Favorite Pro Or College Athlete: Neymar (a Brazilian-born soccer star).
College Plans: “I hope to play soccer at a New England Small College Athletic Conference school, or hopefully play club at Georgetown University.”