Student Athlete of the Month: Tolland’s Brancati

A leader on both the varsity golf and ice hockey squads, Ross has a long list of accomplishments on and off the field including his regular inclusion on the THS Honor Roll.

Some of Ross’s athletic accomplishments: Ice Hockey All-CCC Conference Team 2012-13, Ice Hockey All-State Team 2012-13,  CIAC High School All-Star Game 2013, Captain of Tolland/E O Smith Bucks Varsity Ice Hockey team 2013-14, Golf All-CCC Conference Team 2013, Captain of Varsity Golf  Team 2013 and 2014.

How Ross prepares before a game: Have a pregame meal, listen to music, tape my stick and think and focus on the game.

What Ross is most excited about for the upcoming season: This is my last year of high school ice hockey. I think we can do very well in our league and in our state division. Our team also has a very close bond this year. I’m hoping we can make some magic this year.

Ross’s most memorable moment in an Eagles uniform: As a sophomore I scored my first varsity goal against Manchester-Rockville on the road at their senior night and it ended up being the game winner.

Ross’s goals for his winter athletic team: I’m hoping we can win many games, play in the CCC League tournament, and make a run at the state championship.

Ross’s favorite pro and college athletes: Pro – Milan Lucic (Boston Bruins), College – John Gaudreau (Boston College Hockey)

Ross’s college plans: To attend college and major in Engineering, UCONN is my first choice. I would also like to play college hockey.

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