Fairfield Ludlowe, Fairfield Warde and Wilton each had five of the 25 girls from the FCIAC who were selected to the 2021 Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-State Gymnastics First Team.
The FCIAC made up slightly more than half of the all-state first team as the CHSCA selected 48 gymnasts statewide to that all-state first team.
There were 51 more gymnasts who made the all-state second team, including 16 from the FCIAC.
Ava Mancini, Abigail Cerny, Tara Chomienne, Ava Golding and Emma Senatore were the five all-state first-team picks for Fairfield Ludlowe, which defended its FCIAC championship in late March. Isabella Factora, Esme Facan and Tori Schreiber were their teammates who made the CHSCA All-State Gymnastics Second Team.
Mancini, the FCIAC all-around champion last year and the runner-up this year, made all-state first team for second consecutive year. Golding was all-state second team last year.
Ludlowe’s Falcons scored 138.9 points to win their second straight FCIAC title as they won by .85 of a point over Fairfield Warde (138.05). Emma Johnson led Warde’s Mustangs as she was the all-around champion with 36.9 points to win that by .55 of a point over Mancini.
Mancini’s runner-up score of 36.35 was an improvement of her winning score of 35.25 in 2020.
Johnson naturally made this year’s all-state first team while her four teammates who joined her on that included Kiera Dawson, Bailey Klein, Caroline Garrett and Kaia Vadas. Garrett made the all-state first team for the second consecutive year. Johnson missed about one half of the 2020 season because of an injury but still made the all-state second team.
Alexa Amster made the all-state second team for Warde this year.
Wilton’s Olivia Mannino, Lilly Byrnes and Sarah Collias all made the all-state first team for the second straight year and were joined by teammates Kaylie Berghaus and Justine Biersack on this year’s all-state first team. Mannino placed fourth in all-around at the FCIAC
championships for the second year in a row. Ella Arghirescu was Wilton’s
representative on this year’s all-state second team.
There were four Trumbull gymnasts selected to the all-state first team and another three Eagles made all-state second team. Kenna Stevenson earned her second straight selection to the all-state first team and was joined on that this year by teammates Leah Cody, Ellie Forma and
Cayden Paymer. Trumbull’s three gymnasts who made all-state second team were Talia Lalli, Juliana Pucciarelli and Ariana Sebourne.
Lindsay Capobianco and Caitlin Vozzella of St. Joseph’s both made all-state first team for the second straight year and their teammate, Jules Rizzitelli, also made all-state first team this year. Capobianco placed third in the all-around with a score of 35.55 points at this year’s FCIAC
Gymnastics Championships. Anna Hughes of St. Joseph was picked to the all-state second team for the second straight year while Marianna Weigiel was another Cadet who made all-state second team this year.
Olivia Perkins of Darien was a repeat selection on the CHSCA All-State Gymnastics First Team.
Lauren Heller of Stamford was picked to the all-state first team this year after having made all-state second team last year.
Claire Yee of Greenwich was also among the 25 FCIAC gymnasts chosen to this year’s all-state first team.
Staples had four selections on the all-state second team: Chloe Ashton, Miak Parkes, Mia Guster and Mimi Schindler.
Alexandra Pereira and Alyssa Smeriglio of Norwalk were both selected to the all-state second team.