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

St. Joseph’s Coughlin commits to Navy lacrosse

The dream began at a football game, but it’s lacrosse that’ll take Jack Coughlin to Navy. The St. Joseph junior midfielder said he went to a Navy-Stanford football game when he was 4, and ever since, that’s where he wanted to go to college. He’s committed to the United States Naval Academy now. Click here for the … 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: Jeff Brameier, Darien

Jeff Brameier Darien Boys Lacrosse Years as head coach: 37+ Winningest coach in Connecticut lacrosse history Other sports coached or currently coaching: Was head coach of Darien football and boys swimming; Coached football for 28-plus years, and swimming for 9-plus years. Full-time profession: Retired teacher; director of lacrosse in regional programs and at Chelsea Piers … Read more

FCIAC lacrosse stars excel in college ranks; six selected in MLL draft

The FCIAC has a long and proud tradition of having plenty of the best boys high school lacrosse players in the country. Some recent examples which confirm that were the many former conference players who were on the rosters of the best college programs in the country and especially with the six former FCIAC players … 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