The following press release is from Newark Academy:
Two South Orange natives and student-athletes at Newark Academy (NA) — an independent school for grades 6-12 in Livingston, NJ — have committed to playing their respective sports at the NCAA Division I level in college.
Dagny Slomack committed to playing basketball at Central Connecticut State University, while Victoria Pevzner will fence at the University of Notre Dame. Newark Academy celebrated their achievements during a Signing Day ceremony on February 7, 2024. Family, friends, teachers and coaches were in attendance to support the student-athletes.
Slomack’s Division I commit comes on the heels of reaching her 1,000th career point with the Minutemen, despite having her freshman season shortened to just four games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Slomack, a captain, also helped lead the team to a conference title and Prep Tournament championship during the 2023 season.
“[Playing Division I basketball] means a lot to me. I’ve been playing for a long time and it’s been a goal of mine for as long as I can remember,” Dagny says. “I’ve had a great time at NA but I’m excited for next year.”
On the fencing strip, Pevzner has impressed in foil, winning a bronze medal in the U20 Individual at the 2023 World Cup, a bronze in the U20 Individual at the 2023 Pan American Championships and a gold medal in the 2023 Summer Nationals.
“It’s an amazing program and I’m so excited to be able to get that student-athlete experience at the next level and be part of such a strong program,” says Pevzner.
About Newark Academy Athletics
Located in Livingston, NJ, Newark Academy Minutemen Athletics hosts 25 varsity teams on its 68-acre campus. With about 81 percent of Upper School students participating in athletics, Newark Academy Athletics aims to provide a competitive and enriching experience for its student-athletes. The Minutemen have tallied 13 state championships since 2021.