Bridgedale Grad Zakary Karpa Commits to Princeton

    Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11:08 AM

    Posted by Mike McPartlin on Nov 16, 2018 11:08:09 AM

    Going to the Ivy League

    by Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy

    Bridgedale Grad Zak Karpa Commits to PrincetonWe are proud to congratulate Bridgedale Academy grad Zakary Karpa on his verbal commitment to play his Division 1 NCAA hockey at Princeton University. 

    This season Zak competes for the Honeybaked Hockey U16 team. A highly skilled forward who has also skated with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program U17s this season, Zak is the 16th Bridgedale grad to have earned his D1 commitment.

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

    Zak was also a 4.0 Honors student during his two years at Bridgedale Academy.

    "Honeybaked Hockey is thrilled that Zak has made his college commitment to Princeton University," says Bill Warren, Zak's coach at the Honeybaked U16 team. "Not only are the Tigers getting a solid two-way player who has the ability to make his teammates around him better, they are getting an Honor student athlete who has done a remarkable job of balancing education and hockey."

    “Zakary is a wonderful young man,” said Bridgedale Academic Dean Christina di Pauli who praised Zakary's academic achievements and quality of character. "He achieved High Honors academically every trimester at Bridgedale and was also a winner of Bridgedale's full-year Ductu per Agone Leadership Award."

    "It was his dream to play college hockey at an Ivy League school," added Mrs. Di Pauli, "and he has done just that. I'm happy for Zak and couldn't be prouder of him."

    "Zak is definitely one of the good guys,” said Bridgedale Headmaster Mike McPartlin. “He will make a huge impact at Princeton as a hockey player and as a young man.”

    Congratulations to Zakary (and his parents David and Lynne) on his commitment to Princeton University.


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    Bridgedale Academy is an all-boys school for athletes, a prep school for serious youth hockey players. We will offer grades 5 through 8 in the 2018-19 school year. 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 midwest, including Lake Forest Academy, Culver Military Academy, Shattuck St. Mary’s, Northwood School, Benet Academy, Fenwick Prep, St. Ignatius Prep, Marmion Academy, Latin School and Providence Catholic. We pride ourselves on being the top youth hockey prep school in the nation. Thirteen (13) of our former or current students have already received their NCAA Division 1 college hockey commitments. Three (3) of our former students competed for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. Two (2) will begin their college playing careers in 2018-19 at Notre Dame. Several other Bridgedale grads will be playing junior hockey, including in the OHL, the USHL and the NAHL.
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