Volleyball: Trumbull’s Castro looks west for college opportunities

Ali Castro admits that when she first started playing volleyball, she really wanted to be an outside hitter. There is, after all, a lot of excitement in a hard shot which booms off the floor and draws a roar from the crowd. One of her coaches, however, suggested she try her hand at setting. “At … Read more

FCIAC volleyball players earn All-State honors

There were two all-state girls volleyball teams selected this season and the FCIAC had strong representation on both of them combined. Aerin Bowman of Darien, Trumbull’s Ali Castro and Greenwich’s Lilly Saleeby were selected to the eight-player Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-State Girls Volleyball Class LL First Team and they were also three of … Read more

2020 All-FCIAC Region Volleyball Awards

All-East Ali Castro – Trumbull Bailey Cenatiempo – Trumbull Allie Clark – Fairfield Ludlowe Stewart Gaillard – Fairfield Warde Jenna Koonitsky – St. Joseph Brittany Mairano – St. Joseph Gabby Price – Fairfield Ludlowe All-Central Isabella Arvanitis – Norwalk Kathleen Cummings – Danbury Ryan Hicks – Danbury Annabelle Iannone – Staples Catherine Maguire – Ridgefield … Read more

FCIAC Tournament Schedule and Scoreboard

Volleyball East Region First Round – Thursday, Nov. 5 Trumbull 3, Warde 0 (25-12, 25-12, 26-24) Ludlowe 3, St. Joseph 2 Final – Saturday, Nov. 7 Trumbull 3, Ludlowe 0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-16) Central Region First Round – Thursday, Nov. 5 Norwalk 3, Brien McMahon 2 (25-13, 20-25, 27-25, 25-20, 16-14) Danbury 3, Wilton 1 … Read more

Greenwich volleyball edges Darien in five-set thriller for FCIAC West crown

GREENWICH — When the final point hit the floor in the Greenwich gym to end the 2020 volleyball season, the host Cardinals had secured a wild 3-2 win over Darien, a perfect record, and an FCIAC West Region title. For the players, however, simply having the opportunity to play may have outweighed the championship hardware. … Read more

Sparkling Staples sweeps Ridgefield for Central Region volleyball crown

WESTPORT — Across the top of the Staples girls volleyball team’s stat sheets are headings for typical categories such as kills, serves, blocks, and digs. Under serve receive, however, the subset gets quirky — there are spaces marked good, bad and ugly. At the end of Tuesday afternoon’s FCIAC Central Region championship match against Ridgefield, … Read more

Three playoff games involving Darien moved to Wednesday

All three tournament games involving Darien have been postponed as the high school completes contact tracing on Tuesday. The games, two against Greenwich and one against Stamford, are now scheduled to be played on Wednesday. FCIAC West Volleyball Final No. 2 Darien at No. 1 Greenwich FCIAC West Girls Soccer Semifinals No. 4 Stamford at … Read more

Trumbull adds to its championship legacy, tops Ludlowe in FCIAC East final

TRUMBULL — Back in September, when the high school volleyball season was in jeopardy, Trumbull senior Ali Castro had just one thing on her wish list. “All I wanted to do was play,” Castro said. “I told my friends, I just need one game. I really just want to come out on my home court … Read more

Greenwich girls volleyball sweeps New Canaan in FCIAC West semifinals

GREENWICH — One win from perfection. That’s the exciting situation the Greenwich girls volleyball team has put itself in after turning in another effective performance on Saturday. Carrying the momentum throughout, top-seeded Greenwich registered a 3-0 victory over visiting New Canaan in the semifinal round of the FCIAC West Region Tournament. Click here for more

Unbeaten Greenwich volleyball answers challenge from New Canaan

NEW CANAAN — During its first seven matches this season, the Greenwich volleyball team has managed to remain unscathed, winning each time out without dropping a set. While the latest victory was yet another 3-0 shutout, it was definitely a bit different for the Cardinals, and they appreciated the challenge. Click here for more