Cranston West All-State quarterback Cam Alves recently committed to playing football for the Division II Stonehill Skyhawks next fall.
Alves was a key member of the Falcons program over the past two seasons when West reestablished itself as a force in Division I, reaching the Super Bowl in each season. Alves was a standout quarterback as well as defensive back, and was considered one of the top recruits in the state.
“It feels great, it’s definitely a weight lifted off my shoulders. I’m excited to see all of the hard work that I have put in come to fruition,” said Alves, who felt comfortable from the beginning on the Stonehill campus. “You can tell that they really want you to be successful. They invest a lot of time in each and every individual athlete and student. The coaching staff was very welcoming and they made it feel like home.”
Stonehill plans on using Alves as a running back and slot receiver to begin things next season. Although Alves has not played either position since he was an underclassman at West, he is confident that he will be able to pick things up quickly and enjoy his time in a new role.
“I am excited, I was fortunate enough to be able to play running back and slot back my sophomore year. I was lucky to get some reps there. This is kind of where I always projected myself position wise in college. I’m excited to get to see the game from a different perspective,” said Alves.
Joining Alves will be West teammate Nate Sena, as well as Bishop Hendricken standouts Tom and Nic Comella. Alves is excited to get to work with some familiar faces and to represent the Ocean State at the next level.
“It’s great to be part of this circle from Rhode Island, it’s great to be with Nate and being able to keep that going. The Comellas, we have been butting heads since the third grade so it will be fun playing together and not as rivals. That is something that I have talked about with the twins and it’s great to see that come full circle,” said Alves.
Although Alves is looking forward to taking the next step, he will also miss the West community and playing for the Falcons.
“I’m going to miss everything about it,” said Alves. “I left a lot of great memories there, it will be bittersweet. I’ll cherish those. Coach [Tom] Milewski always told us that football doesn’t build character, it reveals it, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.”