For former Sacred Heart Academy standout and Choate Rosemary Hall post-graduate Micaela Montini, going to
Trinity College was a family decision.
“I’ve always wanted to go to Trinity since I was little,” she said. “Because both my parents went there and my brother.”
Montini will keep the family tradition going as she will play basketball at Trinity College in Hartford and will major in bio chemistry. Prior to her post grad year, she was a major contributor at Sacred Heart Academy.
She decided to attend prep school to work on her game, decide what she wanted to major in and what college to go to.
She made the right choice.
Her lone year at Choate was successful to say the least, as Montini led her team to the New England 8 Tournament final, that it lost to Exeter Academy, was named a Class A West NEPSAC All-Star and had some fun in the process.
“My teammates and I made such good friends it was such a good time,” she said.
However, prior to going to Choate she wondered how she would fit in with her teammates.
“Usually PGs don’t fit well with the team,” she said.
The team had dinners together and spent a lot of time off the court together, which Montini said improved team chemistry.
Montini said the team’s closeness paid dividends late in the season when Choate ran into a slump, dropping five consecutive games. She said the team didn’t drop their heads, but instead stayed focused and ran off five straight wins en route to the NE 8 title game.
Another factor that aided Choate’s strong season was the improvements Montini made to her game. She said the fast paced style of prep school basketball made her game much sharper.
“The game is played so much faster here,” she said. “You need to think quickly about what you’re going to do.”
And after taking a year to decide what she was going to do after high school, Montini is happy with the decision she’s made to attend her dream school.
“I grew up going to Trinity,” Montini said.