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Nick Penkala

School: Nashua High School South

Uniform #: 12

Position: Forward/Center

Height: 6' 2"

Years Varsity: 1 year


Most Memorable Nighthawks Basketball Memory: 

I really don't have just one favorite memory. My Nighthawks teammates and I are continuing to make memories together on the Nashua South team. We are still good friends.


Most Memorable High School Basketball Memory: 

It was great to win the Chick-Fil-A Tournament this year by beating Nashua North!


How do you think the Nashua Nighthawks prepared you for playing High school basketball?: 

My coaches demanded the work ethic that is needed to play high school basketball. They always insisted we give 100% at all times.


Plans after high school: 

I plan to attend colllege and play Division 2 or 3 baseball and study Sports Journalism.


Advice for younger players who want to play basketball in high school: 

Throughout your basketball career obstacles will come in the way of your untimate goal. When this happens, never give up and always trust your skills. You are the only person who can control your destiny. Always do what you can to make yourself the best player you can be.


David Dunham

School: Nashua High School South

Uniform #: 23

Position: Forward

Height: 6' 3"

Years Varsity: 2 years



Most Memorable Nighthawks Basketball Memory: 

In 6th grade, I scored 28 points against Wilmington at Nashua Catholic. I made 7 three-pointers that game; I will never forget that.


Most Memorable High School Basketball Memory: 

Winning the 2011 Chick-Fil-A Holiday tournament. 


How do you think the Nashua Nighthawks prepared you for playing High school basketball?: 

The Nashua Nighthawks prepared me for high school basketball by teaching me all the skills and fundamentals I now know. My coaches were also great coaches and prepared my class (Class of 2013) for big things. 


Plans after high school: 

My plans after High School are to become a sports broadcaster and hopfully do some coaching.


Advice for younger players who want to play basketball in high school: 

Listen to your coach, he knows everything. Work hard in the off-season and get in the weightroom. Coaches love to see kids working hard and getting themselves better. Trust me it pays off.






Anthony Muccioli


School:                       Nashua High School South

Uniform #:                 22

Position:                    PG/SG

Height:                      5'10"

Years Varsity:          Four year varsity player

 

Most memorable Nighthawks basketball memory:            My eight Grade year we defeated one of the best teams in the league Wilmington 47-45. 

 

Most memorable high school basketball memory:             Defeating Nashua High School North in the Chick fil-a Holiday tournament championship 46-40.

 

How you think the Nashua Nighthawks prepared you for playing High School basketball:    The Nighthawks prepared me for high school basketball by allowing us to play against great competition such as Wilmington, North Andover, and Andover.

 

Plans after high school – not necessarily basketball related:         I plan on going to a division 2 or 3 college and playing college basketball. 

 

Advice for younger players who want to play basketball in high school:            The most important time for high school athletes is the off- season. You have to work hard every day in the off- season to be a successful player during the regular season and try to get your teammates involved so you can build team chemistry as well.



Michael Dunham

 

Graduating Class:     2012 (Senior)

School:                       Nashua High School South

Uniform #:                 21

Position:                    Forward

Height:                      6'0"

Years Varsity:          Three year varsity player

 

Most memorable Nighthawks basketball memory:            Playing in the inaugural season of Nighthawks the entire year was memorable. Having the chance to play competitive basketball was a dream come true. 

 

Most memorable high school basketball memory:             Winning the 2009 Freshman state basketball tournament. 

 

How you think the Nashua Nighthawks prepared you for playing High School basketball:    The Nashua Nighthawks prepared me for playing high school basketball by making me more committed to the game of basketball and giving me more opportunities to play games. 

 

Plans after high school – not necessarily basketball related:         After high school I plan to attend college at either the University of New Hampshire or Keene State College and major in Sports Management. 

 

Advice for younger players who want to play basketball in high school:            Work hard all the time, show up to the weight room, summer league & fall league. Always be involved. Get good grades in school and be the best student-athlete you can be. When it comes to practices and games always hustle and most importantly never give up.

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