Bridgedale Grad Mikey DeAngelo Commits to Arizona State

    Posted on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 3:45 PM

    Posted by Mike McPartlin on Oct 18, 2021 3:45:00 PM

    On a Hockey Scholarship

    by Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy

    Bridgedale grad Mikey DeAngelo with NTDPWe are proud to congratulate Bridgedale Academy grad Mikey DeAngelo on his verbal commitment to play his Division 1 NCAA hockey at Arizona State University. This season Mikey (still only 16 years old at this writing) is playing for the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the USHL.

    Last season Mikey started with the Chicago Mission U16 team before being called up to USA Hockey's NTDP. He also represented the USA in the prestigious Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Czech and Slovakia last August, where his 7 points in 4 games led the team.

    A skilled, left-handed shooting forward, Mikey becomes the 22nd Bridgedale Academy grad to have earned his D1 scholarship.

    (Click to see all Bridgedale's college commitments.)

    “Mikey's speed and skills at speed are both excellent,” said Gino Cavallini, Mikey's coach the last two seasons at the Mission, "and he plays a complete 200 foot game. Last season he really came into his own. It was a joy watching him take his game to the next level."

    "Mikey respects what it takes to become a great player," added Cavallini. "He's super coachable and respects the process. To me he's like a combination of the skill of (Bridgedale grad) Matty de St. Phalle and the all-around game of Owen Lindmark."

    That's high praise from Coach Cavallini as both Lindmark and de St. Phalle now star for the University of Wisconsin.

    Mikey transferred into Bridgedale Academy's 6th grade, skipping 5th, and then stayed through 8th grade, excelling academically as well as athletically.

    Bridgedale grad Mikey DeAngelo Commits to ASU"I always felt like Mikey was a little under-appreciated," said Bridgedale Headmaster Mike McPartlin. "He's a late birthday and so he developed physiologically a little later than most of the other 04s in his grade level while at Bridgedale. But his work ethic and determination never flagged and so we are not surprised to see the success he's having now."

    "Mikey was always very hard-working, focused and conscientious,” said Christina Di Pauli, Bridgedale's Academic Dean, "and as a result he excelled both academically and athletically. He skipped a grade to come to Bridgedale, but with his work ethic and determination he was on track in no time and never missed a beat.”

    Congratulations to Mikey (and his parents Mike and Helene) on his commitment to Arizona State University.


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    Bridgedale Academy is an all-boys school for athletes, a prep school for serious youth hockey players. We offer grades 5 through 8 and in addition to our winning combination of sports and academics, we focus on leadership training. We use a classical academic curriculum and our graduates go on to attend some of the most prestigious high schools in the country, including Lake Forest Academy, Culver Military Academy, Shattuck St. Mary’s, Northwood School, Benet Academy, Fenwick Prep, St. Ignatius Prep, Marmion Academy, St. Francis, Latin School and Providence Catholic. We pride ourselves on being the top youth hockey prep school in the nation. Twenty-three (23) of our former or current students have already received their NCAA Division 1 college hockey commitments. Seven (7) of our former students have competed for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. Two (2) of our grads have already signed their initial NHL contracts. Several are now playing NCAA D1 college hockey. Others are now playing D3 college hockey. More still are playing junior hockey, including in the OHL, the USHL and the NAHL.
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