Dubfield to NCAA

At the end of the 2017-2018 school year, 51 Westfield High School graduates committed to college for athletics. Here is an update on a few athletes who have continued their successful sports careers in college:

Mia Melao, Cross Country

Fairfield University, CT

Ran 5k personal record of 18:51 this season

Photo by Mia Melao

“Running in college was the best decision I ever made because it gave me an instant friend group and I’m able to continue doing what I love (and worry less about the “freshman 15”). We’ve had a few races and I’m happy with my times. I’m excited for the championship season coming up!”

Kylinn Kraemer, Soccer

Montclair State University, NJ

Started every game, averages 83 minutes per game

Photo by Kylinn Kraemer

“So far I love being a student athlete. Every day I go to class and have practice afterwards, just like I did at WHS. The only difference is that everything is enhanced. Classes are longer and practices are harder. But, I love it all the more. Our season is going extremely well so far. We have only lost one game.”

Jake Vall-Llobera, Football

Johns Hopkins University, MD

Played in all 6 games of the seasons so far

Photo by Jake Vall-Llobera

“The transition to college was a lot easier than I expected. The coaches at WHS are incredible and they taught me college-level techniques throughout my four years of high school, so now they’re second nature. We’re 5-1 right now and looking to win our 10th conference championship in a row.”