CCC softball: Southington readies for title defense

First-year Southington softball coach Davina Hernandez hits her outfielder's fly balls Wednesday afternoon at practice.
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Coming off its 15th state title, the winningest softball program in the state has its eyes on yet another. Davina Hernandez enters her first season as Southington’s head coach, taking over for John Bores who retired after last season’s state championship. She has the team excited to get started. “Everyone just wants to be outside. […]

Trumbull’s Makoski named director of ops, associate soccer coach at Christian Heritage

Trumbull native Manya Makoski has been named the director of operations and associate girls soccer coach at Christian Heritage in Trumbull, according to the Trumbull Times. Makoski, a former two-time NH Register All-Area performer at Trumbull under coach Abe Breslow, was previously an assistant coach with the Notre Dame-Fairfield girls soccer program. Makoski was a […]

Boys soccer: Conard’s Souza named Gatorade State Player of Year

Conard's Matheus Souza

Matheus Souza of Conard has been named the 2013 Gatorade Connecticut Boys Soccer Player of the Year. Souza, a senior forward had 24 goals and 10 assists this past season, leading the Chieftains (13-5-2) to the Class LL state tournament quarterfinals. His efforts earned him Connecticut Junior Soccer Association Male High School Player of the […]

Generation Next: The best youth athletes in Greater New Haven

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It’s never too early to look ahead. So here’s a peek into the future at 11 emerging athletes from the Greater New Haven area. Meet Generation Next… FOOTBALL: DOUGLAS HARRISON III This running back was one of 48 players in the nation selected to play in the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl. Harrison is a 7th-grader at […]

Girls soccer: McCauley earns state Gatorade award for second straight year

Sarah McCauley of Chase Collegiate School has been selected as the 2013 Gatorade Connecticut Girls Soccer Player of the Year for the second straight year. The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. The 5-foot-7 senior forward led the […]

RHAM athlete killed in Wednesday morning accident

Garrett Campen

Garrett Campen, an 18-year old RHAM soccer and football player, died in an early Wednesday morning car accident, the Hartford Courant has reported. According to the story, Campen, who played soccer before switching to football his senior year, was on his way to school when the Huyndai he was driving spun out of control attempting […]

Former Nonnewaug soccer coach Sheikh finds success coaching at Elms College

Coach Jared Sheikh along with some of his players, after leading Elms College to the NECC conference championship this past fall and a berth in the Division III NCAA Tournament. 
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NEW HARTFORD >> Wind rages outside. Inside, it’s recruiting season for college soccer coaches. Proof comes as close as New Hartford resident Jared Sheikh. By day, Sheikh works in his first year as a Torrington High School biology teacher. The rest of the time, he looks for players to help him take Elms College men’s […]

SCC names scholar-athletes for November

Fourteen student-athletes from seven high schools have been named The SportsCenter of Connecticut/Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes of the Month for November. Student-athletes who are selected must be a varsity letterwinner and have a 3.0/B average while demonstrating leadership qualities. The November honorees are: Justin Waters of Branford (soccer), Isabella Suppa of Branford (soccer), Caroline […]

NH County girls soccer MVP: Tanya Altrui, Branford

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New Haven County All Area girls soccer MVP Tanya Altrui of Branford.

The Branford girls soccer team just completed its best season ever. Nineteen victories. Appearances in both the SCC and Class L state tournament finals. Just three losses. ALL-AREA TEAM SLIDESHOW At the forefront of that success was the 2013 Register Area MVP Tanya Altrui. Altrui would be the first to tell you the team as […]

New Haven County All-Area girls soccer team

Tanya Altrui – MVP Branford, Sr., M Stats: Finished with 24 goals and four assists to lead Branford to the SCC tournament and Class L state finals. Finished her career with 38 goals and 26 assists. Honors: Two-time All-Area pick is also a three-time All-SCC Oronoque Division and two-time coaches All-State selection. Named SCC Player […]

Litchfield County’s All-Area Girls Soccer Team

Taylor Pestritto Torrington Sr. Sweeper Stats: Finished with six goals and five assists. Honors: Named to the All-NVL team, All-Copper Team as a sophomore (2011) and junior (2012).

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MVP – Bailey Pace Lewis Mills, Sr. Forward Stats: Finished with 34 goals and eight assist to help lead Lewis Mills to the Berkshire League title and undefeated regular season 16-0. Honors: Named to the All-State team. Two-time First-Team All-Berkshire League (2012-2013). Slideshow of team Taylor Pestritto Torrington Sr. Sweeper Stats: Finished with six goals […]

Litchfield County’s All-Area Girls Soccer MVP Bailey Pace, Lewis Mills

Bailey Pace - MVP Lewis Mills, Sr. Forward Stats: Finished with 34 goals and eight assist to help lead Lewis Mills to the Berkshire League title and undefeated regular season 16-0. Honors: Named to the All-State team. Two-time First-Team All-Berkshire League (2012-2013).

Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen

“I try to work hard for my team,” smiled Lewis Mills senior Bailey Pace. “Working hard” meant 34 goals for the Lewis Mills girls soccer team this year. In some ways, the feat seems easier considering the Spartans went undefeated in a regular season in which they out-scored opponents 109-6. Think again. Being the top […]

New Haven County boys soccer MVP: Pablo Perez, West Haven

New Haven County All Area boys soccer MVP, Pablo Perez of West Haven.  Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register

The numbers alone don’t speak to the importance of Pablo Perez to West Haven this season. Sixteen goals and 14 assists are certainly impressive enough statistics for the Southern Connecticut Conference’s MVP. Then consider the extra defensive attention Perez received this season for being the Westies’ top scoring threat and it should come as no […]

New Haven County All-Area Boys Soccer Team

Pablo Perez — MVP West Haven, Sr., M Stats: Had 16 goals and 14 assists for the Westies. Honors: Player of the Year for the Southern Connecticut Conference and the Greater New Haven Soccer Officials Association. Off the field: Peer advocate. Up next: Among the colleges he may play at next season include Rhode Island […]

Litchfield County’s All-Area Boys Soccer Team

MVP- Shane Bierfeldt  Torrington, Sr. Midfield Stats: Torrington resident scored 18 goals and 16 assists and helped lead the Red Raiders to a school record of 15 regular season wins. Bierfeldt led the Red Raiders to the Copper Division title and a second place finish in the NVL Tournament.  Finished his career with 29 career […]

Litchfield County’s All-Area Boys Soccer MVP Shane Bierfeldt, Torrington

Shane Bierfeldt – MVP Torrington, Sr. Midfield Stats: Torrington resident scored 18 goals and 16 assists and helped lead the Red Raiders to a school record of 15 regular season wins. Bierfeldt led the Red Raiders to the Copper Division title and a second place finish in the NVL Tournament. Finished his career with 29 career goals. Honors: Two-time All-NVL selection (2012-2013). Selected to play in the Senior Bowl.

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The Torrington boys’ soccer team didn’t achieve its preseason goal of winning the NVL Championship or making it deep into the Class L State Tournament, but one thing they did do was become the winningest team in school history, going 15-1 in the regular season. Senior midfielder Shane Bierfeldt was a big reason why, in […]

State soccer players named to All-American teams

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has announced the 2013 NSCAA High School All-America Teams. The following players represent Connecticut:   Brittany Champagne (Suffield), F Samantha Grasso (St. Joseph), F Matheus Souza (Conard), F Sean Sullivan (Suffield), F Sabrina Toole (St. Joseph), D    

All-SCC Girls Soccer Teams

All-Housatonic Division Dakota Kelly (Amity), Alexandra Pelletier (Cheshire), Joelle MarkAnthony (Sheehan), Zoie Reed (Amity), Leah Chamberlain (Cheshire), Alessandra Lamberti (Cheshire), Laurel Bailey (Shelton), Ania Spina (Sheehan), Hannah Bonitz (Cheshire), Cassie Giza (Amity), Krista Petersen (Lyman Hall), Samantha Hartmayer (Shelton)  All-Quinnipiac Division Kendra Landy (Mercy), Marisa Pacapelli (West Haven), Mary Verneris (Sacred Heart Academy), Alex Zampini […]

All-SCC Boys Soccer Teams

All-Hammonasset Division Brian Jackson (Hand), Christian Koshgarian (Hand), Noah Rattet (Guilford), Justin Kassouf (Foran), Wyatt Vilaseca (Guilford), Rich Sangster (Hand), Julian Yuliawan (Foran), Cedrick Lingane (Foran), Griffin Wray (Hand), Herbie Pritchard (Law), Antonio Gjuraj (Law), Nick Nelson (Hand) All-Oronoque Division Max Condon (Branford), Ryan Chieffo (North Haven), Liam Daley (Branford), Zach Tabak (North Haven), Hunter […]

All-South-West Conference Girls Soccer Team

Grace Blackwell, Barlow Maggie Bodington, Stratford Lucy Daniels, Bethel Jasmine DaSilva, Brookfield Paige Davis, Immaculate Nathalia Diaz, Immaculate Emma Dunleavy, Lauralton Hall Kerri Eden, Barlow Whitney Farber, Weston Karla Grajeda, Kolbe Cathedral Sierra Grazia, New Milford Ashley Houghton, Immaculate Caitlyn Linden, Immaculate Sarah Lynch, Newtown Maureen Murphy, Masuk Anna Northrop, Newtown Kacie O’Neill, Bunnell Lauren […]