By ALEX SPONSELLER Bishop Hendricken senior and Cranston resident Andres Andujar made his college decision official recently, electing to play football for Division II Bentley next fall. Andujar has emerged as one of the school's - and the state's -
By ALEX SPONSELLER
Bishop Hendricken senior and Cranston resident Andres Andujar made his college decision official recently, electing to play football for Division II Bentley next fall.
Andujar has emerged as one of the school’s - and the state’s - best athletes, playing both football and basketball and being a key member to each team. Andujar is a defensive back for the Hawks on the gridiron and will continue to compete for a backfield spot at Bentley.
Andujar was one of the state’s best perimeter defenders on the court and was named to the Division I All-Defensive team as well. His performance this past winter season was key in Hendricken’s Division I Championship victory over Classical.
Andujar was excited to put the pen on the paper and join a university that values his talent.
“It felt great to make the decision official and see all my hard work pay off. The biggest factor that led me to choose Bentley was that it was the best situation for my family financially, it’s not everyday that someone can go to such a prestigious school for free,” said Andujar.
Making the jump from high school to college is always a challenge, but to jump up to a Division II program is even tougher. From here, Andujar will be focused on being prepared physically for the next level of talent he will be facing, as well as his technique and fundamentals as a cornerback.
“From now to day 1 of training camp I will be focusing on my strength and my footwork. Next year I expect to compete against great players every game, I expect that the players at the next level are stronger, faster, bigger, and more developed,” said Andujar.
Andujar and the Hawks will be squaring off against La Salle this weekend once again for the State Championship. Andujar will be relied on one more time to shut down the opposing offense, and he is looking forward to one last ride and will miss being with his teammates moving forward.
“There are many things I will miss about playing for Hendricken, but I think I will miss playing with my brothers everyday the most.”