2018 All-FCIAC Field Hockey Awards

First Team Bridget Mahoney – Darien Ellen Fair – Staples Tessa Albrecht – Norwalk Emma Rothkopf – Wilton Zoe Metalios – Greenwich Celia Sokolowski – New Canaan Paige Finneran – Greenwich Isabella Carrozza – Ridgefield Katie Elders – Darien Kyle Kirby – Staples Olivia Hahn – Wilton Grace Keefe – Danbury Kamryn Spezzano – Brien … Read more

Staples tops Cheshire for CIAC Class L field hockey state title

WETHERSFIELD — One of the strengths of the Cheshire field hockey team this season was its stifling defense. The Rams entered the CIAC Class L championship game against Staples with 19 shutouts. Cheshire coach Eileen Wildermann had her team focused on playing a defensive game and it worked in a scoreless first half as the … Read more

State Championship Saturday: FCIAC teams battle for four crowns

Saturday, Nov. 17 Class LL Volleyball Final At East Haven High School, 10 a.m. No. 12 Darien Blue Wave (18-7) vs. No. 10 Amity Spartans (19-6) Where to watch: NFHS Network (subscription) State Finals History Darien: 19th appearance; 17 State Championships; Last title – 2014 vs. Cheshire 3-0 Amity: 17th appearance; 10 State Championships; Last … Read more

Kirby’s overtime goal lifts Staples into Class L field hockey final

NORWALK — Kyle Kirby wasn’t sharing any secrets after the Staples Wreckers’ latest showdown with the Darien Blue Wave field hockey team.

While Kirby may have wanted to keep things quiet, her penalty stroke goal in overtime was certainly the Wreckers’ loudest of the season.

Kirby put her shot high inside the left post 1:20 into overtime, as Staples punched its ticket to the state final with a 2-1 victory over Darien in the CIAC Class L semifinals Tuesday at Brien McMahon’s Jack Casagrande Field.

Being in the overtime spotlight added to the drama of the penalty stroke.

“There’s definitely more tension in overtime, especially since it’s sudden death,” Kirby said. “You make it and you go home as a winner, and if you don’t you have to keep playing. We’ve had our fair share of those in FCIACs and states, so it was nice to have our chance for a stroke.”

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All-FCIAC soccer, volleyball and field hockey awards to be announced Sunday

The All-FCIAC awards for boys and girls soccer, volleyball, and field hockey will be announced on Sunday, Nov. 18, following the completion of the state tournaments. The All-FCIAC football awards will be announced in December.

State tourney scoreboard, schedule: FCIAC teams set sights on championships

The FCIAC has six teams battling for state soccer, field hockey and volleyball tournaments as the state playoffs enter their final week. On Monday, the Ridgefield Tigers and Staples Wreckers will be in action on opposite sides of Class LL girls soccer bracket, with an eye on an All-FCIAC final next weekend. On Tuesday, the … Read more

Meet The Captains: Allison Milicia, Warde Field Hockey

Being named a captain of a high school sports team is a huge honor for athletes. Those who earn the captain’s role are leaders for their peers both on and off the field, and take on a great responsibility to their teammates and coaches. The FCIAC is honoring these leaders with the “Meet The Captains” … Read more

Updated FCIAC state tournament schedule and scoreboard

The FCIAC will have 42 teams in action as the CIAC’s soccer, volleyball, and field hockey tournaments get underway this week. Scores will be updated here as the games are completed. Scroll down for previous rounds. Saturday, Nov. 10 Boys Soccer – Class LL Quarterfinals • Click here for the complete bracket East Hartford 1, … Read more

Darien holds off rival New Canaan 3-2 in Class L field hockey playoffs

Darien’s Lindsey Olson, left, and New Canaan’s Marlee Smith battle for possession during a Class L field hockey playoff game on Wednesday in Darien. — Dave Stewart photo With the memory of a six-goal loss to rival Darien not too far in the rearview mirror, it would’ve been relatively easy for the New Canaan field … Read more