College Sports Roundups: Former FCIAC athletes on the big stage

The first official games of the fall athletics season are just two weeks away, so we’re taking one last look back at what some former FCIAC stars have been doing in the college ranks. Each of these stories was featured over the summer, as compiled by Bob Greeney, and include numerous brilliant performances by graduates … Read more

College Women’s Lacrosse Roundup: FCIAC stars are leaders on their college teams

New Canaan’s Bailey Pilder was the starting goalie for the Gettysburg Bullets, who won the 2018 NCAA Div. III National championship this spring. — Gettysburg Athletics photo Former Fairfield Ludlowe star Ali Gorab was a senior captain, former New Canaan star Bailey Pilder was the starting goalie, and former Darien standout Daphne Budd was a … Read more

Former FCIAC football players starring on the college stage

Former New Canaan football star Zach Allen had an excellent year at defensive end as one of Boston College’s best players and former Trinity Catholic star Thomas Costigan was selected the Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year after his superb junior season as a linebacker for Bryant University. Those two highlighted the many achievements … Read more

UConn’s Ashley Rich, a Westhill grad, receives Elite 90 honors

Ashley Rich, a former field hockey star for Westhill High School, had quite the rewarding and memorable fall as a student-athlete for the University of Connecticut women’s field hockey team. Rich will now always be able to say she was a national champion as she was a sophomore backup midfielder on the top-ranked and undefeated … Read more

Van der Els strikes gold at Pan Am Junior track championships in Peru

Eric Van der Els, a rising sophomore at the University of Connecticut, scored a gold medal and set a meet record in the 1,500-meter run at the 2017 Pan American Junior Track and Field Championships on Sunday, July 23, in Trujillo, Peru. A 2016 graduate of Brien McMahon High School, Van der Els captured the … Read more

College ranks filled with past FCIAC girls lacrosse standouts

Former New Canaan star Olivia Hompe wrapped up her great career at Princeton University by earning First-Team All-America honors to highlight the many achievements of former FCIAC girls lacrosse players who have continued their careers as student-athletes in college. An Ivy League champion and record-setter with Princeton, Hompe is a nominee for the NCAA’s Woman … Read more

Former conference playoff stars light up the college softball diamonds

There were a good number of former softball players from the FCIAC who played very well for their respective college teams and several of them were honored with postseason accolades. Those players and many more are listed below, underneath each of the high schools they attended, along with their statistics, highlights and honors from from … Read more

Former FCIAC baseball stars shine on college diamonds

There were many former high school baseball players from the FCIAC who maintained their passion for the sport and were student-athletes at their respective colleges this past spring. Many of those players are listed below, underneath each of the high schools they attended, along with some highlights from college during the 2017 spring season. Brien … Read more

College Round-Up: Former FCIAC girls basketball stars light up college courts

There are many former FCIAC girls basketball players who had successful careers in high school and plenty of them have continued to pursue their passion for hoops as student-athletes at their respective colleges. Sixteen of those women’s college basketball players are listed under which high school they each graduated from along with their respective statistics … Read more

College Round-Up: FCIAC grads starred on the basketball courts

There were many former FCIAC boys basketball players who and had much success as high school hoopers and they continued to pursue their passion for the sport as student-athletes at their respective colleges during the past 2016-17 season. Jeremiah Livingston (a Westhill High School graduate), Roy Kane, Jr. (Norwalk), Matt Shifrin (Wilton), Rashard Rodriguez (Trumbull), … Read more