Nicholas Mongillo plays defense for the Colonials. Mongillo amasses 236 career tackles, leading the team in 1983 and ‘84. For his efforts, he is named WestConn Defensive Player of the Year in 1984 and is twice named an All-New England Football Conference All-Star. After graduation, Mongillo serves in the United States Navy where he is a Top Gun Commander. He is awarded the Silver Star for his role in the Gulf War, as well as Operation Desert Shield and operation Desert Storm. He is inducted into the WestConn Hall of Fame in 2007.