The 2017-18 New Haven Register Area Girls Tennis Team. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Portraits by Catherine Avalone and Peter Hvizdak. Designed by Pete Paguaga.
Most Valuable Player
Stats: Led the Jesuits with 60 goals and 35 assists. He had three goals and an assist in a 12-10 win over Cheshire in the SCC tournament final. Led Fairfield Prep to the CIAC Class L quarterfinals.
Honors: Two-time All-SCC, SCC Co-Player of the Year, U.S. Lacrosse All-American, All-State.
Off the field: Volunteer for Giant Steps School in Southport, coaches youth basketball.
Up next: Made an early commitment to play lacrosse at Villanova.
Coach of the Year
Stats: The Orlando-led Tigers didn’t miss a beat with their fourth straight Class M championship state finals’ appearance, losing to New Fairfield 13-11. Also handed Fairfield Prep its first loss in Southern Connecticut Conference play since 2015.
Honors: SCC Division I Coach of the Year.
Stats: Led the Indians with 60 goals and 44 assists. Guilford advanced to the CIAC Class M quarterfinals where it lost 13-12 to eventual M champion New Fairfield. The Indians finished the season 12-8.
Honors: All-SCC, All-State, U.S. Lacrosse All-American, two-time Register All-Area and Register All-State selection for hockey, SCC Division II hockey Player of the Year.
Off the field: National Honor Society.
Up next: Made an early verbal commitment to play lacrosse at Quinnipiac.
Stats: The Durham resident led the Hornets with 50 goals and 18 assists. Led Hamden Hall to the Fairchester Athletic Association Conference Title and Hamden Hall’s first FAA tournament championship. Led Hamden Hall to the New England Secondary School tournament final.
Honors: All-FAA, All-Western New England Secondary School Lacrosse Association, also named Hamden Hall Cross Country Rookie of the Year.
Off the field: Academic Honors.
Stats: Had 223 saves, a 5.85 goals-against average and .650 save-percentage. Also scored three goals. Had nine saves in a 9-6 win over rival Fairfield Prep on May 16 to hand Prep its first loss to a SCC team since 2015. Led Hand to Class M state final.
Honors: All-SCC, second team All-State selection.
Off the field: Named captain for 2019 season.
Stats: Ball possession is a key aspect of the sport – a big reason for Hand’s success – and that is where Hartmann comes in as one of the best face-off specialists in the state. Hartmann won 230 face offs, had a .790 face-off percentage and those stats are a big reason why Hand advanced to the Class M final.
Honors: All-SCC, All-State, also Register All-Area for wrestling.
Up next: Will play lacrosse at Drexel.
Notre Dame-West Haven
Stats: Had 56 goals, nine assists, 172 ground balls and as the team’s face-off specialist had a .840 face-off percentage. Led the Green Knights to the Class M semifinals where they lost 19-7 to eventual champion New Fairfield. ND ended the season with a 12-8 record.
Honors: All-SCC, All-State selection.
Off the field: Captain of the football team.
Stats: Led the Rams with 69 goals, added 22 assists and ended up with 161 career goals and 213 career points. Cheshire advanced to the Class L first round where Hoynes had six goals in a 14-10 loss to Newtown.
Honors: All-SCC pick.
Off the field: Also plays football.
Up next: Will play lacrosse at UMass.
Stats: Had 43 goals and 29 assists and led the Rams to the SCC tournament final.
Honors: All-SCC, SCC Division I Co-Player of the Year, second team All-State, two-time Register All-Area wide receiver and safety in football.
Off the field: Academic All-American, National Honor Society, Math and Science National Honor Societies, Harvard book award recipient.
Up next: Will play football and possibly lacrosse at Amherst College.
Stats: Longstick middie-defender had 51 ground balls, three goals and four assists. One of the top defenders in the state, he was known for his close, aggressive defense against opponents’ top players.
Honors: All-SCC, All-State, also All-SCC and All-State in football.
Off the field: Academic All-American, National Honor Society, graduated with Cum Laude honors, volunteer at Operation Hope, a homeless shelter in Fairfield.
Up next: Will attend Boston College.
Stats: Led the Hornets with a single-season school record 96 goals and also had 27 assists. His 123 points for the season is a single-season school record.
Honors: All-SCC, SCC Division II Player of the Year, second team All-State pick.
Stats: Had 40 goals and 47 assists and had some of his best games against the toughest opponents. He had two goals and two assists in a 9-6 win over rival Fairfield Prep on May 16 to hand the Jesuits their first loss to a SCC team since 2015. Led Hand to the Class M final.
Honors: All-SCC, two-time All-State.
Off the field: Academic All-SCC and Academic All-State, graduated with High Honors, Daily Deeds club, community volunteer, youth lacrosse coach.
Up next: Will play lacrosse at Conn College.
Stats: Had 46 goals and 58 assists and led the Rams to the SCC tournament final where he had three goals and two assists in a 12-10 loss to Fairfield Prep.
Honors: Two-time All-SCC, All-State selection.
Off the field: Also played football.
Up next: Will play lacrosse at Loyola.
Stats: Had 45 goals, 41 assists and 139 ground balls. He led Guilford to the CIAC Class M quarterfinals where it lost 13-12 to eventual champion New Fairfield.
Honors: All-SCC, All-State, two-time Register All-Area and Register All-State selection for hockey.
Up next: Will be moving on to New Hampton prep school in the fall where he will play hockey.
Stats: Despite the Rams 4-12 record, he was one of the most prolific goalies in the state. He had 292 saves this season for a .750 save-percentage. He holds the state record for most saves in a game (33 in a 2-1 loss to Morgan) and most saves in a career (1,300).
Honors: Four-time All-Shoreline Conference, two-time second team All-State selection.
Off the field: National Honor Society, also plays basketball.
Up next: Will play lacrosse at Bentley.
Stats: Had a .single-season school record .690 save-percentage for the season. Coach Scott Bartush called him the heart and soul of the team and single-handedly kept the Hilltoppers competitive in their games. Had several games with 25-plus saves.
Honors: All-FAA, All-WNESSLA pick.
Off the field: Member of the Cum Laude Society.