Three Hamden athletes sign NLITs

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Hamden athletes Sarah Vita, Samantha Cozzolino and Taylor bannister all signed National Letters of Intent this week.

Three Hamden athletes signed National letters of Intent Wednesday to go on to play sports in college. Sarah Vita signed to play soccer at Merrimack College, Samantha Cozzolino signed to play lacrosse at Southern Connecticut State University and Taylor Bannister signed to play volleyball at Iona College.

Girls soccer: St. Joseph’s Bike earns Gatorade State Player of Year honor

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Jenna Bike of St. Joseph has been named the 2014-15 Gatorade Connecticut Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Bike is the third Gatorade Connecticut Girls Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from St. Joseph High School. The award recognizes high standards of both athletic excellence and academic achievement. The 5-foot-6 junior forward had […]

Signing Day: Staples High sends seven to the next level

Staples High athletes competing at the next level from left to right: Ian Burns (Columbia, baseball), Nic Esposito (football, Bryant), Olivia Wiener (Dartmouth, track), Bridget van Dorsten (Brown, track), Erica Hefnawy (Boston College, track), Lauren Garcia (Seton Hall, soccer) and Maggie Walsh (Fairfield, soccer). Photo by Mary Albl

WESTPORT >> Bridget  van Dorsten and Olivia Wiener have enjoyed being teammates together the last four years for the Staples High girls’ track and field team. This coming fall, they’ll get to enjoy competing against one another. Wednesday afternoon in the Staples’ cafeteria, van Dorsten and Wiener both signed national letters of intent to compete […]

Glastonbury girls soccer program honored by MaxPreps

Glastonbury High School was presented with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy during the school’s athletic assembly on Friday.  The honor is part of the fourth annual MaxPreps Soccer Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard and Glastonbury is one of just ten girls’ soccer programs being honored. The Tomahawks finished ranked […]

2014 New Haven County Area Girls Soccer MVP: Julia Carr, Guilford

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2014 All-Area Girls Soccer MVP: Julia Carr, Guilford.

The Guilford girls soccer team fought back from a two-goal deficit to tie Avon in the Class L state tournament quarterfinals last month. The defending champions were alive and well and seemingly headed for overtime – except for one last shot from Avon, a long-distance shot with 1 second left in regulation. “The whole time, […]

2014 New Haven County All-Area Girls Soccer Team

Julia Carr – MVP Guilford, Sr., F-M Stats: Finished with 20 goals and 15 assists to lead Guilford to a second straight SCC tournament title. Honors: Two-time All-Area and All-SCC Hammonasset Division selection. Also a All-New England pick, SCC Tournament MVP and chosen to play in the Senior Bowl. Off the field: Member of the […]

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 […]

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), […]

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 […]

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 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,” […]

Class L girls soccer: Paige Davis scores pair to lead Immaculate to state title over Avon

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WEST HAVEN >> Two of the state’s perennial girls soccer powerhouses met Saturday morning at Ken Strong Stadium maybe not for statewide supremacy, but definitely to be queens of the Class L state division. Avon managed to keep Immaculate off the scoreboard for almost 65 minutes. Then the Mustangs put together a pair of corner-kick […]

CIAC Girls Soccer Championship Live Update Blog

The Fairfield Warde girls' soccer team will battle St. Joseph on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in Trumbull for a spot in the Class LL state semifinals.

For updates on the CIAC Girls Soccer Championship, follow the updates on the live blog below. GIRLS SOCCER CLASS LL, 2:30 p.m. Glastonbury vs. Fairfield Warde at West Haven HS [NFHS Network Live Stream] CLASS L, 10 a.m. Avon vs. Immaculate at West Haven HS [NFHS Network Live Stream] CLASS M, 1:30 p.m. East Catholic vs. Weston […]

Lewis Mills, Housatonic eye state titles

Lewis Mills field hockey captains from left: Ali Jackson, Andie Stone, Sadie Robinson and Kelly Winterbottom get ready to take on Granby Memorial today.
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No matter what happens today in Class S field hockey and girls soccer, the Northwest Corner’s Berkshire League has had a banner season. While Cinderella teams regularly benefit from playing in larger-school leagues, the BL has just three Class M schools among seven others from Class S. Three of its teams – Lewis Mills girls […]