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 […]

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. 
Submitted Photo by Jared Sheikh

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 […]

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.

Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen

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 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-Southwest Conference Boys Soccer Team

Will Bracken, Barlow Tre Bonaparte, Masuk  Tom Burkhart, Brookfield Pete Gaffney, Barlow Jung Kang, Pomperaug Kostika Kosova, Pomperaug Drew Lagaipa, Barlow Adrian Lekaj, New Milford Frankie Lugossy, Weston Michael McCourt, Bethel Joao Moraes, Notre Dame Matt Mossbarger, Newtown Josh Poisson, Bunnell Logan Puleri, Newtown Andre Riello, Immaculate Andrew Rios, Stratford Niko Stephantos, New Milford Tom […]

All-FCIAC boys soccer team

Class LL co-champion Ridgefield placed four players on the ALL-FCIAC first team. Below is a compete list. All-FCIAC First Team Adam Findlay – Ridgefield Chauncey Allers – Wilton Jack Scott – Staples Filosmar Cordeiro – Westhill Patrick Santini – Greenwich Sofiene Afif – Warde Matt Doyle – Ludlowe Jordan Layne – Ludlowe John Palmer – […]

Torrington boys soccer is No. 2 on the 2013 Litchfield County best fall teams

The Torrington boys' soccer team is the No. 2 is Litchfield County this past fall.

Marianne Killackey - Special to the Register Citizen

Coming in at No. 2 on the 2013 Litchfield County best fall team list is the Torrington boys soccer team. The Red Raiders had a great season. They went 15-1 in the regular season, losing only to Naugatuck, earning them the Copper Division title. In the process they broke the school record for wins in […]

SCC Scholar-Athletes named for October

Eleven student-athletes from six high schools have been named The SportsCenter of Connecticut/Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes of the Month for October. Student athletes who are selected must be a varsity letterwinner and have a 3.0/B average while demonstrating leadership qualities. The scholar athletes are: Christina Glusac of Amity (field hockey), Michael Yuan of Amity […]

Lewis Mills boys’ soccer is No. 6 on the 2013 Litchfield County best fall teams

The Lewis Mills boys' soccer team in the No. 6 best team in Litchfield County from this past fall season.

Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

Coming in at No. 6 on the 2013 Litchfield County best fall team list is the Lewis Mills boys’ soccer team. The Spartans, like the girls team at Lewis Mills, won the Berkshire League title. Also like the girls team the boys did not lose a single game during the season but unlike the girls […]

Final state coaches boys soccer polls

CHSCA polls Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team Record Points LW 1. Farmington (8) 20-1-3 129 4 2. Glastonbury (4) 17-2-4 126 3 3. Ridgefield (1) 18-2-4 117 6 4. Greenwich 19-1-2 92 1 5. Barlow 18-2-1 89 2 6. Xavier 18-1-4 71 5 7. Naugatuck 20-1 38 7 8. Conard 13-5-2 29 9 […]

Eight being inducted into West Haven Hall of Fame Nov. 30

Eight people will be inducted into the West Haven Hall of Fame on Nov. 30 at Westwoods Ballroom. The eight inductees are: Robert Reilly (1944), who excelled in soccer and hockey, served for two years in the Navy in the South Pacific and earned engineering degrees from Alfred University and New Haven College; Vin Siena […]

2013 All-Berkshire League boys soccer team

The 2013 All-Berkshire League boys soccer team.
Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

The Lewis Mills Spartans won the Berkshire League regular season title, not losing a game during the season, with a 11-0-5 record. The Spartans led all Berkshire League teams in selections with three. Northwestern, Nonnewaug and Housatonic have two each. All-Berkshire League Team Player, School, Year Kyle Baron, Lewis Mills, sophomore Kevin Boylan, Nonnewaug, senior […]

Glastonbury, Ridgefield fight to draw in Class LL boys soccer final

Glastonbury goalie Chase Conway makes a save in the 1-1 tie.

Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

WATERBURY >> After 110 minutes of hard fought soccer, Ridgefield and Glastonbury walked off the field as co-champions of Class LL, tying 1-1. “Obviously this doesn’t feel like a state championship player should feel,” said Ridgefield senior goalie Nick Steer. “It feels tainted.” “This is something that I have to and will be proud of,” […]