Falcon Feats

Dozens of Falcons leave the nest each year to compete at the next level. Following are the latest season highlights from our Peddie alumni athletes competing in college.

Jayson Williams-Johnson ’21: Muhlenberg Men’s Basketball

Williams-Johnson was named Centennial Conference player of the week, 2022. He scored a career-high 33 points in an overtime win against Washington College in Jan. 2022. At the time, Williams-Johnson became the first Muhlenberg freshman in 10 years with a 30-point game.

Nick Radkov ’21: University of North Carolina Men’s Swimming

In 2021-22, Radkov competed in the NCAA Championships as a part of the Tar Heels’ 800-yard freestyle relay team. He finished 14th in the 200 freestyle at the ACC Championships. Additionally, he recorded first-place dual meet finishes in the 100 free at Duke in Jan. 2022 and the 200 free at Queens in Oct. 2021. Radkov was a member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Christopher Dindino ’21: Castleton University Men’s Lacrosse

Dindino picked up Little East Conference Goalie of the Week honors on March 13, after playing every minute in goal during a three-game week for the Spartans. He made 39 saves and allowed 24 goals against. He averaged 13 saves per game while stopping 61.9 percent of shots on goal. In a March 6 win over SUNY Delhi, Dindino held the Broncos to just four goals while making 12 saves in a 6-4 victory. Through the first few weeks of play in the 2023 season, he ranks among the top-30 goalies in the nation in save percentage.

Matthew Sluka ’20 PG: Holy Cross Football

The quarterback was selected as a finalist for the Walter Payton Award in 2022. He started all 12 games and was named an All-New England selection and to the All-Patriot League First Team in 2022. Sluka was the New England Football Writers’ Association Agganis/Zimman Award recipient as well.

Owen O’Neill ’20: Denison Men’s Lacrosse

In 2023, O'Neill was named a USILA All-American. O’Neill was also named All-NCAC first-team and selected Second-Team All-Region in 2022. He ranked second on the team in both ground balls (62) and caused turnovers (16).

Julia Gorajek ’20: Army Women’s Lacrosse

Gorajek helped lead Army women's lacrosse to its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2023, where she led the team with three goals and four points in the First Round game against No. 7 James Madison. She was named an All-Patriot League Second Team selection and was third on the Black Knights with 49 points. Gorajek tallied 37 goals to go along with 12 assists and 22 ground balls. She started all 18 games for the Black Knights in 2022 and was named to the All-Patriot League First Team following the season.

Patrick Cettina ’20: Franklin & Marshall Baseball

Cettina had the go-ahead RBI single in the top of the ninth inning, leading Franklin & Marshall past Skidmore to a 5-4 win, guiding his team to an undefeated (8-0) finish at the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic on March 18, 2023. Cettina was also named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll in 2022.

Marlyn Johnson ’19: University at Buffalo Football

Johnson worked his way into the starting lineup in 2022. The wide receiver appeared in 13 games and made four starts. He had 17 catches for 133 yards, with a reception in 10 games. Johnson registered a season-high four catches for 48 yards in a Sept. 2022 game against Coastal Carolina.

SirVocea Dennis ’19: University of Pittsburgh Football

Dennis was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round of the 2023 NFL Draft. In 2022, Dennis started all 12 regular-season games at middle linebacker and paced the team in tackles (94) and forced fumbles (tied with two). He was selected first-team All-ACC and third-team Pro Football Focus All-American. Dennis was also named a Butkus Award semifinalist and picked up an ACC Linebacker of the Week nod after making a career-high 14 tackles in a win over Duke in Nov. 2022. He was also selected to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl.

Ruby Avila ’19: Fordham Women’s Track and Field

Avila was part of the Fordham women’s indoor track 4x400 relay team that broke a school record (3:46.56) during the ECAC Championship in 2022. She set three career-best times in 2022 as well. In the outdoor track 400m Avila ran a 1:01.66, a 3:03.42 in the 800m and went 15’11” in the long jump. She was named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.