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Our 2017 Colonials Rovers with their Ongar Chasers hosts in Dublin.

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Our 2017 Colonials Rovers
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Front (L-R): Logan Bagshaw, Chris Edgehill, Jack Rudolph, Jordan Hawkins and Jake Nicholson.

Rear (L-R): Andrew Clarke, Matt Duchaine, Bryan DiPasca, Tommy Fontanella, Jonathan James and Coach Sam Leal.

Our 2016 Ambassadors
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Front (L-R): Tim Giovino, Captain; Jordan Bagshaw, Ben Wisniewski, Tobias Ephron, Vaughn Hammond.

Rear (L-R): Coach Sam Leal, Jesse Pinkman, Nathaniel Kingsley, Matt McDevitt, Joe Fontanella, Jason O'Regan.

2015 New England Colonials Ambassadors
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Front (L-R): Ryan McCarthy, Colin Donovan, Tyler Dion, Timmy Prunier, Coach Dennis Dextradeur

Rear (L-R): Noah Miree, Shaun McCarthy, Joe Saba, Marco Gabrielli, Michael Raposa, Austin Boudreau

2014 New England Colonials Ambassadors
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Kneeling: Bryan Kirby

(L-R): Aaron Maday, Jack Madej, Jake Ball, Hunter Russell, Kevin Barrett, Scott Arsenault, Ian Clough, Evan Cudmore, Andreas Kontopodis, Coach Peter Boyle.

2013 New England Colonials Ambassadors
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Front (L-R): Patrick O'Rourke,* Nick Tupanjanin, Griffin Bennett, Collin Bennett, Bobby Spellane

Rear (L-R): Coach Dennis Dextradeur, Drew Vittum, Kevin Barrett, Justin Bowker, Kevin Durkin, Matt Sargent,* Coach Jason Ayer.


2011 Colonials Rovers
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Rear (L-R): Dan Brault, John Zimmerman, Daniel Rafuse, Aaron Todd, Colby Milton, Colin Campbell*, Coach Rick Brault.

Front (L-R):
Philip MacArthur*, Ryan Wine, Ross Meyer, John McCarthy, Nathan Steele.


2010 Colonials Ambassadors
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(L-R): Coach Peter Boyle, Chris O'Keefe, Justin Tienhaara, Brett Sexton, Wil Michalski*, Ben Pierce, Cedrick Kuakumensah*, Kyle Romich, Tommy Heydinger, Christian Horton, Trey Watson, Coach Dennis Dextradeur.


'09 New England Colonials' Ambassadors
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Front Row (L-R): Steven Parr, Alex Breslen, Conor Wynne, Ben Hoban, Brian McCullough, and Brendan O'Connell

Coach Tom Raymen, Ryan Kelley, Mac Stannard, Wil Michalski*, Cedric Kuakumensah*, Drew Sheehan, and Coach Drew Rolfe.


'08 New England Colonials' Ambassadors
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Front Row: Andrew Gosselin, Chris Harris, Sam Leal, Ryan O'Leary, Tomas Murphy

Coach Rob Grasseschi, Jason Gorman, Ryan McGuill, Alex Murphy, Ryan Romich, Cam Willcox, Elias Lubick, Coach Peter Boyle

2008 Colonials Rovers
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Bottom Row(L-R): Christian Horton, Travis Elliott-Knaggs, Kyle Romich

Middle Row (L-R): Evan Sheehan, Ben Pierce, Adam Kaplan, Ryan Youngs

Top Row(L-R): Frank Brogie, Kyle Parker, Justin Tienhaara

'07 New England Colonials' Ambassadors
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Front Row: Patrick McKinney, Andrew Cavanagh, Shaun O'Connor, Michael Silinonte, Matt Jurczyk

Coach Nate Podbelski, Ryan Newell, Chris Foley, Nicco DeMasco, Ryan Romich, Michael DeMasco, Brady Dow, Head Coach Todd Simendinger

'07 Colonials Rovers
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Front: Adam Philpott, Sam Wisell, Sean Koljonen, Davin Freeman, Garrett Reilly
Rear: Coach Daniel Atkinson, Patrick Ackerman, Adam Boyle, Conor Dow, Jon Swanton, Head Coach Peter Boyle.
2007 New England Colonials Spirit
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Front (L-R): Chris Foley, Dan LaRoche, Colby Reese, Chris Harris, Nolan LoRicco
Rear (L-R):  Jon Goldberg, Chris Elliott, Dan Sheehan, Jose Cruz, John Genkos
'06 New England Colonials' Ambassadors
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Front Row: Nick Maglio (with ball), Ryan Boyle

Rear: Coach Dennis Dextradeur, Phil Walker, Chris Eckhardt, Ryan Forde, Dan Sheehan, Anthony Ware, Billy Baron, Dan Atkinson and Eddie Hjerpe
Rovers 2005
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L-R(front): Coach Jason Harrington, Brady Dow, Michael Bottomley, Patrick Dinneen, Shaun O'Connor, and Nick Rizzo.
(Rear) Coach Kevin Ellis, Patrick Ackerman, Cameron Marston, Erik Murphy, Nick Hoffman, Ryan Forde, and Coach Todd Simendinger.
Our 2018 New England Colonials Tours

Celebrating 38 Great Years!

We are very grateful to our Colonials' players, coaches, and families for their outstanding commitment to our international tours and guests in 2017. As we start our 39th year, we look forward to our Colonials Rovers tour to the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany in the spring of 2018 and an International Colonials New England tour in the summer of 2018.

Our very special thanks to all our volunteer coaches throughout New England for their great assistance in helping to arrange our 2017 Colonials' tours. The final week of June saw our 2017 International Colonials arrive from eleven countries for a three-week basketball tour of New England. This 38th anniversary tour saw the International Colonials play and visit in four New England states while traveling nearly 1,200 miles throughout the region in the process. We were very pleased to have Portugal represented for the first time.

Our sincere thanks to our donors, coaches, and host families for the wonderful support and hospitality they provide to these young players from around the world. And to the host families throughout who so graciously welcomed our Colonials' Rovers team in April 2017. The basketball was terrific and the hospitality was exceptional. We are very grateful to our host clubs in Dundee, Falkirk, Belfast and Dublin for their assistance in making this unforgettable tour possible for our New England Colonials players and coaches.

Our 2018 Ambassadors will visit Luxembourg
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Upcoming Tours and Hosting an International Player

In 2018, we're planning two great tours for our New England Colonials' teams. Our Rovers (9th and 10th graders) will head to the Netherlands while our Ambassadors team will head to Luxembourg and Germany.

We'll also welcome a new team of International Colonials in mid-June of 2018. To learn how you can host an international player next summer, please call us at 508.734.5660, or by email at:


To request an email application, please contact us at NECOLONIALS@aol.com. All applicants must discuss this program with their parents/guardians and secure their permission to apply and must be highly recommended by their school or club coaches.

Please feel free to contact us at any time for additional information about any aspect of our program.

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Honors and Recognition
2007 Christensen Award:
Tobbe Lyrstrom of Lund, Sweden

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L-R: Coach Dennis Dextradeur, Daniel Gustafsson, and Tobbe Lyrstom
2007 DiFrancesco Spirit Award:
Daniel Atkinson, '04 Captain, '06 Captain, '07 Coach
2007 Harder Leadership Award:
Daniel Gustafsson '06, '07 Captain

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L-R:  Dan Atkinson, Coach David Harder, Daniel Gustafsson
Cadets 2004
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'04 Colonials' Cadet team at Crystal Palace in London

(L-R): Coach Geoff Zini, Morgan Denehy*, Keith Schneider, Jon Macdonald*, Michael Umberger, Jack Murphy, Marc Jabre, Michael Goodridge (front), Nick Hubbard, Sam Stannard, Coach Kevin Ellis, David Brigandi, Coach Jason Harrington.


Ambassador Team
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'04 Colonials' Ambassador Team in St. Petersburg:

Front (L-R): Kevin Olson, Jackson Ellis, Michael Murphy, Jim Sestito, and Matt Destino.

Rear (L-R): Coach Todd Simendinger, Peter Georgakas, Chris Galbraith, Matt Glass, Sam Davidson, Sean Prentis, and Coach Spencer Staggs.
New England Colonials Photos
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'05 Colonials Rovers at Belfast City Hall
with their St. Malachy's College hosts
and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, John Hume (center).

'04 Ambassadors at L'Hermitage Museum, former palace of the Czars, in St. Petersburg.

'04 Colonials' Cadet players with Paul and Sarah Christensen of Gloucester, England and the Gloster Jets basketball club - our very first hosts in 1980.
'07 Colonials Ambassadors
on the Charles Bridge in Prague
Our 2008 Colonials Ambassadors visit the local high school in Rapia, Estonia.
2010 Ambassadors at the Brandenburg Gate

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