Seven FCIAC teams claimed state titles during a terrific fall campaign

As is usually the case when the postseason state tournaments and championship meets take place, during this past fall season the FCIAC yet again had significant success as it won nine championships and had a solid .571 winning percentage in the eight combined fall sports. The Greenwich and St. Joseph football teams, Staples field hockey … Read more

St. Joseph’s Jessica Mazo named National Girls Soccer Player of the Year

All Jack Nogueira had to do each day is look at the wall in his office at St. Joseph: six All-Americans and one National Player of the Year in 19 seasons as head coach. In season No. 20, Nogueira added a seventh All-American and second National Player of the Year: Jessica Mazo. Mazo, a center-midfielder … Read more

Ridgefield, Staples top final state girls soccer poll; Greenwich, Danbury highlight boys soccer poll for FCIAC

Ridgefield and Staples were ranked first and second, respectively, in the final coaches Class LL-L girls’ soccer state poll. Greenwich and Danbury were the FCIAC teams in the Top 10 of the last Class LL-L boys’ soccer state poll. Ridgefield and Staples both advanced to the championship game of the 2018 Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference … Read more

2018 All-FCIAC Girls Soccer Awards

Front row, Caitlin Slaminko, Ridgefield; Danielle Milovano, Trumbull; Claudia Benz, Westhill; Autumn Smith, Staples; Olivia Bognon, New Canaan; and Avery Oracheff, Warde; middle row, Mia Gonzalez, Staples; Ashley Wright, Staples; Kendall Patten, New Canaan; Ellen Harnisch, Darien; Peyton McNamara, Brien McMahon; Corinne Dente, Westhill; Maddie Fried, St. Joseph; and Sophia Lowenberg, St. Joseph; back row, … Read more

Klosowski’s goal lifts Ridgefield past Staples, to Class LL championship repeat

For the Ridgefield High girls soccer team, the only goal it needed Sunday afternoon came in a recognizable manner from a non-conventional source. Junior Megan Klosowski, a defensive midfielder better known for dispossessing opponents, scored on a header off Faith Arnold’s corner kick late in the first half as the seventh-seeded Tigers repeated as Class … Read more

Ridgefield beats Staples, repeats as Class LL state champs

The Ridgefield High girls soccer team celebrates its 1-0 win over Staples in the Class LL state finals. — Tim Murphy photo For the Ridgefield High girls soccer team, the only goal it needed Sunday afternoon came in a recognizable manner from a non-conventional source. Junior Megan Klosowski, a defensive midfielder better known for dispossessing … Read more

2018 All-FCIAC Boys Soccer Awards

First Team Jimmy Johnson – Greenwich Woojin Kwak – Greenwich Tyler Warren – Danbury Elias Pardo – Brien McMahon Lucas Montero – Fairfield Warde Gianluca Trofa – Norwalk Nicholas Rullo – Fairfield Ludlowe Kenly Lalanne – Stamford Jason Weinstein – Trumbull Charles Sears – Darien Christopher Prizio – Trumbull Amar Sumra – Fairfield Ludlowe Aidan … 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

Middlebrook lifts Ridgefield past Simsbury, into Class LL girls soccer final

WATERBURY— Ridgefield senior Claire Middlebrook turned her team’s Class LL semifinal against Simsbury into a set piece drill, one that likely could be made into an instructional video. She lined up about six free kicks her teammates won in dangerous positions, and displayed the precision that most players only hope for once. Two found their … Read more