2014 New Haven County boys soccer MVP: Salah Oumorou, West Haven

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2014 New Haven County Area Boys Soccer MVP: Salah Oumorou, West Haven.

Pete Hamasian walked in on the first day of his first year in charge of the West Haven boys soccer program and did what any first-year coach may have done. He put the upperclassmen in one group and the underclassmen in another. Among the first-year players in the program was a sophomore, Salah Oumorou. He […]

2014 New Haven Register all-area boys soccer team

Salah Oumorou – MVP West Haven, So., F Stats: Finished with 23 goals and four assists in his first year with the program to lead the Westies to a second-place finish in the SCC Quinnipiac Division. Honors: All-SCC Quinnipiac Division selection. Off the field: Native of Togo in Africa. Paul Hunter – Coach of the […]

Boys soccer: Bosnian born Suljic found success at Torrington

Torrington's Amar Suljic is defended by two Woodland players during a game earlier this season.
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TORRINGTON >> If soccer is the world’s favorite game, Torrington High School’s boys soccer team offered another satisfying glimpse this year of how and why that can be. The whole world plays it. And when its stars come to the U.S., the American game gets better. The Red Raiders proved it again at the local […]

Team Selfie Challenge winner: East Haven girls soccer

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The East Haven girls’ soccer team had an historic season this past fall on the pitch collecting a program best seven wins, more than tripling the games they won in 2013. The Yellowjackets continued their winning ways as they became the first squad to win the GameTimeCT Selfie Team title. The Yellowjackets, which finished the […]

Boys Soccer: 2014 All-FCIAC selections

First Team Matt Reis, St. Joseph; Kai Bjornstad, Darien; Nick Bartels, Greenwich; Matt Doyle, Ludlowe; Jack Brandt, Wilton; Raybon Carwin, Bassick; Sam Jelliffe, Westhill; Ian Shannon, Danbury; Griffin Paterson, New Canaan; Jose Romero, Greenwich; Tyler Dalton, Norwalk; Daniel Bartoli, Trumbull; Matt Mazzola, Ridgefield; Jose Canahui, Norwalk; John Mackie, Darien; Mark Ravichandran, Wilton; David Michaud, Greenwich; […]

Boys soccer: 2014 All-Berkshire League selections

The 2014 All-Berkshire League boys soccer team. Kneeling, left to right: Alex Pearson, Lewis Mills; Connor Angers, Lewis Mills; Freddy Marinelli, Lewis Mills; Kyle Baron, Lewis Mills; Jimmy Wilcox, Lewis Mills; Austin Stoeke, Gilbert.
Standing, left to right: Jack Kingdon, Nonnewaug; Sam Kaelin, Nonnewaug; Ardit Coma, Thomaston; Christian Royer, Northwestern; Nick Ganio, Litchfield; Brandon Hookstadt, Litchfield. (Marianne Killackey - Special to the Register Citizen)

All-Berkshire League boys soccer team Alex Pearson, Lewis Mills Connor Angers, Lewis Mills Freddy Marinelli, Lewis Mills Kyle Baron, Lewis Mills Jimmy Wilcox, Lewis Mills Austin Stoeke, Gilbert. Jack Kingdon, Nonnewaug Sam Kaelin, Nonnewaug Ardit Coma, Thomaston Christian Royer, Northwestern Nick Ganio, Litchfield Brandon Hookstadt, Litchfield.  

Girls soccer: 2014 All-FCIAC selections

St. Joseph sophomore Lindsey Savko earned All-FCIAC first team honors. The Cadets placed four individuals on first team. Register file photo

First Team Jenna Bike, St. Joseph; Leah Lewis, St. Joseph; Lindsey Savko, St. Joseph; Marissa Grasso, St. Joseph; Anna Glovin, Fairfield Warde; Mollie Kerrigan, Fairfield Warde; Jenn Maldonado, Fairfield Warde; Jess Laszlo, Westhill; Heidi Druehl, Westhill; Chelsea Domond, Westhill; Liane Keegans , Ridgefield; Jenna Denis, Ridgefield; Lauren Garcia, Staples; Megan Root, Staples; Jessica Robbins, Danbury; […]

Girls soccer: 2014 All-Southern Connecticut Conference selections

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Mercy senior Kendra Landy, right, pictured here against Cheshire, was an All-SCC Quinnipiac Division selection this season.

GIRLS SOCCER All-Hammonasset Emily Stephens (Guilford), Julia Carr (Guilford), Allison Stephens (Guilford), Andrea Basilicato (Guilford), Zoe Demitrack (Guilford), Madeline Wall (Guilford), Paige Dostie (Guilford), Olivia Sacco (Daniel Hand, Riley Kokoruda (Daniel Hand), Alexia Malangone (Foran), Bethany Edwards (Jonathan Law), Lauren Brandau (Daniel Hand), Carly Pala (Foran) All-Housatonic Kaitlyn Doherty (Amity Regional), Zoie Reed (Amity Regional), […]

Boys soccer: 2014 All-Southern Connecticut Conference selections

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Hand's Cole McArdle, center, pictured here against Barlow in the Class L state tournament, was an All-SCC Hammonasset Division selection this season.

BOYS SOCCER All-Hammonasset Curtis Henry (Daniel Hand), Jonluca Perrotti (Daniel Hand), Joey Guay (Daniel Hand), Matt Karas (Daniel Hand), Cole McArdle (Daniel Hand), Ryan Monico (Daniel Hand), Noah Rattet (Guilford), Ben Rattet (Guilford), Cedrick Lingane (Foran), Leandro Jorge (Foran), Herbie Pritchard (Jonathan Law), Antonio Gjuraj (Jonathan Law) All-Oronoque Brayan Lucero (East Haven), Walter Moralles (North […]

Girls soccer: Final 2014 state coaches polls

Final Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                                     Points 1. Glastonbury (7)              79 2. Fairfield Warde              68 3. Immaculate (1)              66 4. Avon                                  57 5. Simsbury                         43 6. St. Joseph                        39 7. Ridgefield                        25 8. Guilford                           18 9. Mercy                               15 10. Staples                            9 Others […]

Boys soccer: Final 2014 state coaches polls

Final Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team Record Points LW 1. Glastonbury (14) 15-5-2 140 NR 2. Farmington 17-4-1 120 2 3. Avon 16-1-4 110 5 4. Danbury 14-4-3 80 NR 5. Branford 13-6-3 75 NR 6. Fairfield Ludlowe 16-1-3 47 1 7. Suffield 16-1-1 43 3 8. Darien 14-5-2 38 NR 9. Grenwich […]

Girls soccer: Portland defied the odds

The Portland girls soccer team captured its second straight Class S title on Saturday. Pictured, from left, are Emilie Hernandez, Brooke Marconi, Carli Sienkewicz, Alina Pantano, and Kayla Hardesty. Photo by Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press

The odds of winning a state championship as a No. 29 seed are stacked higher than Portland’s Arrigoni Bridge. You need to have the soccer gods on your side. And sometimes even that’s not enough. Your chances, however, become a little better when you’ve got a team who believes that the regular season is one […]

Team Selfie Challenge: Housatonic girls soccer wins Week 6 title

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In the state championship week, the Housatonic  girls’ soccer team submitted a number of great selfies, but it was the selfie after the Class S semifinals that was the winner. Housatonic, which finished the season as the Class S runner-up, collected more than 120 likes to claim the Week 6  GameTimeCT Team Selfie Challenge (#GameTimeCTSelfie) […]

The CIAC Fall Championship Saturday Scoreboard, Recaps (with WFSB highlights)

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Above: A complete highlight reel of all the state championships, presented by WFSB-3 and John Holt. Glastonbury had the most kings and queens of Championship Fall Saturday with titles in boys and girls soccer and volleyball. There were also three co-champions declared over the weekend. Here’s a complete list of stories and photo galleries from […]

Class S girls soccer: Portland edges Housatonic Regional in OT thriller to win title

Housatonic Regional sophomore Lauren Segalla (13) and Portland junior AnnaRose Zampano battle for the ball in Saturday's Class S state championship game. (Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press)

WATERBURY >> The Portland girls soccer team’s days of sharing the Class S championship trophy are over. Highlanders sophomore forward Mikayla Stefanski scored the winning goal during a mad scramble after a Kayla Hardesty corner kick in the 105th minute and No. 29 Portland capped an amazing state tournament run with a thrilling 2-1 double-overtime […]

Class LL Girls Soccer: No. 1 Glastonbury defeats Warde in 2OT for state crown

The Glastonbury girls' soccer team won the Class LL state title, beating Fairfield Warde 2-1 in double overtime.

WEST HAVEN >> Glastonbury girls’ head soccer coach Joe Finocchiaro figured Saturday’s state title game against No. 6 Fairfield Warde would be a very difficult game. He was right. It took 110 minutes of soccer to declare a winner but it was a shot off the foot of Glastonbury’s Maddy Lamagna early in the first […]

Class L boys soccer: Branford, Avon play to 1-1 tie, share state championship

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MIDDLETOWN >> The Branford boys soccer team entered unchartered territory in the Class L state tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Hornets were trailing. Avon’s Riley Strassner broke a scoreless tie in the second half and Branford faced its first deficit of the tournament. But Aaron Radulski scored the equalizer exactly 7 minutes later. Branford never […]

Class LL Boys Soccer: Clark’s header in double OT seals title for Glastonbury

The Class LL champion Glastonbury boys soccer team was led by four all-conference selections. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT

NEW BRITAIN>> Glastonbury boys soccer coach Mark Landers described his team’s state championship perfectly when he said it summed up the entire season in one game: Glastonbury faced plenty of obstacles, but still prevailed at the end Farmington scored in the first 90 seconds, but Glastonbury stormed back to win its eighth title, 2-1, in the […]

Class M Girls Soccer: East Catholic tops Weston for first state title

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Veteran coach Liz Palmer celebrates her program's first state championship with her team after East Catholic's 1-0 win over Weston Staturday afternoon at Municipal Stadium.

WATERBURY >> East Catholic forward Nicole Garfield ended a long wait for Eagle coach Liz Palmer with a state-championship-winning goal against Weston Saturday afternoon at Waterbury’s Municipal Stadium. Palmer has waited for her first title since playing for the Eagles in 1980 – even longer while coaching them for the past 20 years. “My girls were ready,” […]