WHS-grad Dylan Knapp with parents Eric and Eileen Knapp
Dylan Knapp, a 2021 graduate of Wethersfield High School, will continue his academic and athletic journey at Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts. Knapp will play volleyball for the Bison as he pursues his degree.
“I chose Nichols because it felt like a great fit for me and it is a school that really cares for the student’s academic and athletic growth,” said Knapp, “I’m excited to play at the next level so I can become a better player and keep competing for my new team.”
Knapp was a four-year member of the Eagles’ volleyball program, earning three varsity letters. This past season he served as a captain, leading the team with 276 kills, and was selected All-State. He also made All-Conference and was recognized with CCC all-academic distinction.
At WHS, Knapp was a versatile athlete that also played both football and basketball for all four years.
“I will miss being able to play football, basketball, and volleyball with my friends and teammates and competing as hard as we could every single game,” Knapp said of his high school experience.
Outside of athletics, Knapp participated in the Leadership Club, Hunger Project, and served as chairman of the Youth Advisory Board.
Outside of school, he was a D.A.R.E role model, attended the FBI Academy at the New Britain Police Department, and was instrumental in organizing a clothing drive for families who were affected by Hurricane Maria.
Knapp will join a volleyball squad in Nichols that is lead by head coach John Post, who previously coached volleyball at Xavier High School in Middletown. Knapp will also be joined by a local familiar face in Louis Egbuna, who was a 2019-graduate from Newington High School, also plays outside hitter for the Bison.
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