FCIAC Scholar-Athletes, April, 2016

Anelise Browne, Staples

Anelise is an excellent golfer and student.

She earned the Block “S” Team MVP during her junior and senior years and was team co-captain for both of those years. Anelise fired a 2-under-par 35 against Ludlowe and Ridgefield to establish the school record for the lowest score in history at Longshore by a Staples girl and she know shares the record with Greenwich’s Catherine McEvoy for the lowest score by any female high school golfers.

After making All-FCIAC Second Team as a freshman, Anelise was All-FCIAC First Team in each of the last three years. She was also All-State First Team during the last three years, becoming the first Staples player ever to do that as a sophomore, and she was All-New England as a junior and senior.

Anelise achieved Academic First Honors in 2014, ’15 and ’16 and she had a 4.064 GPA her senior year and a cumulative GPA of 3.52.

Patrick Calabrese, Ludlowe

This captain of the baseball team is an excellent student who has made the Headmaster’s List every semester and has a 4.3 GPA.

Patrick was a member of the team that placed first in the Western Connecticut Junior Achievement Business Challenge. He was the Rotary Student of the Month and also the recipient of the Bryant University Book Award and the Language Award in Spanish.

Ashley Constantino, Staples

Meaghan Downey, Wilton

Meaghan was captain of the girls’ cross country and girls’ basketball teams, also a key member of the girls’ outdoor track and field team, and she also budgeted her time to excel in the classroom and volunteer for several religious and community organizations. She had a 3.753/4.0 GPA.

She was vice president of the National Honor Society and Key Club Society this past year.

Meaghan is a senior altar server at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, she led curriculum as lead classroom teacher for grade pre-K through Kindergarten during summers, she served as “graduate” volunteer leader/facilitator at the annual Tyler Ugolyn Memorial Golf Tournament and she also volunteered for the Basketball Outreach Program in addition to several other organizations she volunteered for.

Meaghan helped the girls’ cross country team win the girls’ Class L state championship in 2013 and she made All-FCIAC Second Team in 2014 and ’15.

Alana Gianokos, Trinity Catholic

Chase A. Levi, Staples

This National Honor Society member was a standout defensive end for the football team who was selected to the All-FCIAC First Team and All-State Second Team. Chase was also a valuable defensive midfielder for the boys’ lacrosse team.

Chase was a First Honors student for six semesters, he had a 3.93 weighted GPA, and he received the Biology Award among several other academic awards.

He also volunteered for Companion Pet Rescue Dogs as an adoption supervisor for rescued dogs and he volunteered for the Westport Mentor Program and Westport Historical Society.

John Natoli, Warde

Jeff Pearson, Ludlowe

Jeff has been on the headmaster’s list all four years and the Rotary Club honored him for being ranked among the top 10 in his high school class and the highest-ranked male (in terms of GPA).

He received the Book Award from the University of Chicago, he has taken eight AP classes and received the AP Scholar Award, and he was a membber of Ludlowe’s Math Honor Society.

Jeff steadily improved thriughout his four-year career as a varsity member of the boys’ tennis team and elevated himself to being the team’s No. 2 singles player during his senior year.

He will attend Williams College.

Nicholas Petridis, McMahon

Clare Secrest, Warde

This senior attack and three-year member of the varsity girls’ lacrosse team racked up 30 goals and five assists to help lead the Mustangs to an 11-4-1 record.

Clare also excelled in the classroom, having been on the Honor Roll and Warde HeadMasters List each quarter throughout her high school career while taking AP courses in History, Psychology and Govenment, and Honors classes in English, French and Broadcasting. The National Honor Society member finished her latest quarter with a 4.3 GPA.

Clare is a member of the Circle of Friends Club that works with children with special needs and has been a tutor at an elementary school.

At the end of this summer Clare will attend the University of Colorado and study broadcast journalism at the School of Media and Communications.

Jeremy Schneider, Warde

Julia Wilson, Ludlowe

Julia has consistently been an Honor Roll student throughout her high school career, she’s made Dean’s List several times and is a National Honor Society member.

She helped the girls’ volleyball team win FCIAC and state championships and also earned FCIAC Honorable Mention for softball.