Bellissimo continues the Darien-to-Stanford lacrosse connection

When Dillon Schoen first headed west to join the Stanford women’s lacrosse team in the fall of 2014, she was entering uncharted waters as the first player from coach Lisa Lindley’s Darien lacrosse program to play for the Cardinal. As it turns out, Schoen was opening the floodgates. Senior Kate Bellissimo became the latest member … Read more

Coaches Corner: Lynette Martinez, Norwalk

Lynette Martinez  Norwalk Girls Lacrosse Years as head coach: 5 Other sports coached or current coaching: Coached girls lacrosse overall for 8 years; girls basketball for 6; and field hockey for 3 years. Full-time profession: Physical education and health teacher at Norwalk High. From the coach: “I grew up in Stamford, where I played softball … Read more

Coaches Corner: Lisa Lindley, Darien

Lisa Lindley Darien Girls Lacrosse Years as head coach: 26 Other sports coached or currently coaching: Basketball and field hockey Full-time profession: Middle School Physical Education Teacher and small business owner From the coach: Graduated from UMass and was a two-time All American in both Field Hockey and Lacrosse.  “Was a member of the 1989 … Read more

Darien’s Lisa Lindley to enter National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

DARIEN — As the head coach of the Darien girls lacrosse program since 1994, Lisa Lindley has built one of the state’s longest-running dynasties, collecting 35 championships and nearly 450 wins. Along the way, she’s coached numerous All-Americans and helped open the doors for many of her players to continue competing in the college ranks. … Read more

CIAC spring sports remain postponed indefinitely, no quick decisions forthcoming

Virtual meetings are a big part of the new normal. CIAC executive director Glenn Lungarini estimates he is on between two or three per day. Sometimes, he is “meeting” with school principals. Other times, it is with sports league commissioners. He is on weekly calls with Miguel Cardona, the Connecticut commissioner of education and every … Read more

Coaches find ways to stay connected to players while keeping their distance

Fields, tracks and weight rooms across the state sit empty as spring sports coaches and players stay at home, hoping they will be able to get back out and play the sports they love. With social distancing policies in effect as a result of the Covid-19 guidelines, coaches are unable to meet with their teams … Read more

FCIAC teams racked up 12 state championships during the spring

The FCIAC, as is seemingly the case every year, had much success during the spring season of regarding the accomplishments of its many participating teams in their respective state tournaments or state championship meets while concluding the 2018-19 school year for high school sports. The conference had 12 teams win state championships in various classes. … Read more

Darien girls lacrosse named CHSCA Team of the Year; Three players earn All-America honors

The Darien girls lacrosse team finished the season ranked No. 1 in the Connecticut Coaches Poll and was named the Team of the Year by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association, which released its postseason awards on Monday. The Blue Wave had three players named All-Americans and led all teams with seven athletes receiving All-State … Read more

2019 FCIAC Hall of Fame Inductees

The FCIAC Hall of Fame Class of 2019 will include six inductees, who will be honored during the conference’s annual banquet on Thursday night, June 13, at the Norwalk Inn. In addition to the induction ceremony, the evening will feature several award-winners, and the league’s coaches of the year for each sport will be recognized. … Read more