Sam Poryanda
Sam Poryanda
Height: 6-5
Weight: 200
Year: So.
Hometown: Branford, Conn.
High School: Branford

2012-2013: Member of the freshman eight boat in Snake Regatta (Oct. 13) that had the best time of any freshman boat…part of freshman eight boat that won a race against Marist (March 30)… part of varsity eight boat that won against Rutgers (April 21) and Bucknell (April 28)…received Francis “Bud” Ermilio Outstanding Freshman award.

Before Holy Cross: Three-year member of the Branford High School varsity basketball team under head coach Jake Palluzzi…team captain his senior year…four-time recipient of the Ray Orsene Desire and Dedication Award…a state finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award…named the New Haven County Tip-Off Club Scholar-Athlete…selected as the SCC Scholar Athlete of the Month…received the Bob Ellis Award…two-year member and senior captain of the varsity track team under head coach Rich Biondi…member of National Honor Society, World Language National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society…president of the Italian American Club his senior year.

Personal: Son of Amy Hewitt … has one sister (Molly)...has not yet declared a major.