Tangey, Giunta to be teammates again at Williams

JAIME CAMPOS/Staff photoColtan Tangney, shown here celebrating with the state's Division 1 Super Bowl championship trophy at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, will suit up for Williams College starting in the fall.

Having been friends since elementary school, St. John's Prep seniors Coltan Tangney will now be together again for four more years.

The two starters from the Eagles' Super Bowl championship football team have committed to play football at Williams College. Tangney, a captain and Catholic Conference all-star, made it official two days after Giunta.

Tangney and Giunta, who grew up together in Reading, went together for a Williams College tour a week ago, and both were already familiar with the school.

"I went to a camp there over the summer and really loved everything about Williams," said the 5-foot-10, 195-pound Tangney, an outside linebacker. "Ever since then, I knew that was where I wanted to be.

He had narrowed his choices to Williams, Amherst, Tufts and Colby and wanted to play at a NESCAC school that offered a combination of excellent academics and athletics.

"I'm so excited to have it settled. When they offered, I accepted right away," said Tangney, who said he'll likely major in political science.

St. John's Prep coach Brian St. Pierre is thrilled to have two Eagles playing for the Ephs.

"It's a great fit," said St. Pierre. "Williams was the class of NESCAC when (former SJP great) Dick Farley was coaching there. After he retired the team wasn't as strong, but the program is rebuilding and it's great to have a pipeline there.

We haven't sent any players to Williams in a while, but now we'll have them at both Williams and Amherst (Ollie Eberth, Joe Masterson, and Michael Slattery all play for the Mammoths)."

Tangney figures to play outside linbacker for the Ephs.

"If i go up in weight they might move me to middle linebacker, but right now my weight is fine for outside," said Tangney, whom St. Pierre said works as hard academically (with a GPA above 3.6) as he does on the gridiron. "I've always worked hard — because you have to do it to succeed."

Tangney also plays lacrosse for the Eagles, but after this season intends to focus solely on football.

"It's going to be hard enough to play one sport at Williams," he said. "I couldn't be happier to have Charlie there with me. We've been friends forever, and he comes from a great family."

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