Lacrosse Teams See Mixed Results

The South Windsor boys lacrosse season ended 7-9 overall and 1-7 in conference play. The Bobcats lost to Trumbull in the play-in game for the Class L State Tournament. “This year, we started a large group of freshman, who stepped in and did a good job,” said coach Jon Giordano. “We will need to work next season to put forth a more consistent effort throughout our schedule, as we had a good start, but faded towards the end of the season.” South Windsor saw strong defensive performances from senior Scott Bednarz and junior Brenden Foley, and offensively from Jay Sarra and Sam Welles. Junior goalie Brendan Race played well, especially in some tight games. The Bobcats say goodbye to seniors Ben Kaczmerek (captain), Scott Bednarz (captain), Mitch Hatfield, Noah Kennedy, and Kyle Walker. “Their presence and spirit will be missed, and we wish them well on their college endeavors,” said Giordano.

Rockville

“We had a great season” said coach Steven Schortman. The Rams finished 7-9 and 2-6 in the conference. They made the Class M State Tournament qualifying round for the first time in team history where they lost 10-5 to RHAM in a very competitive game. Seniors who will be graduating are Matt Tracey, Cameron Neal, Quentin Ellis, Nico Petrella, Erik Reid, and Pat Breslin. However, Rockville will have nine seniors on the team next year. All conference players were Tracey for midfield, Ellis for attack, Andre Lisee for defense, and Neal for short stick defense. “I’m very proud of my seniors this year, but my underclassmen are ready to take this program to the next step,” said Schortman. A team goal for next year is to make the conference championship.

Tolland

The Eagles finished the season at 6-9, missing the state tournament by one win. It was a young squad, but all the starting players return next year for improvement. Peter Mayer led players in points as he accumulated 46 goals and 21 assists, earning All-Conference honors on attack. Riley Daigle led the team in groundballs with 110 and was second in points with 44. Daigle was named All-Conference for midfield. Matt Schoen was also a strong contributor on offense at the attack position as he came in third for points with 33. Steven Jones and Dillon Perras headed the defensive zone and Jones was named All-Conference for defense. Perras took the reins in goal in the back half of the season and earned the admiration of his teammates as he made over 200 saves on the season. Another key player included Peter Bade at midfield who was integral with faceoffs. The Eagles look forward to the 2015 season to make another run at a CCC East title and the Class S State Tournament.

Ellington

The Knights finished the season at 2-14. The only wins for this very young team came against Suffield and Canton. Ellington struggled to score goals this season, scoring more than six goals a couple times – in both of the victories. Trevor Printy was named to the All-NCCC team.

 

Girls

Ellington

The Knights finished the season 7-9 and made the Class S State Tournament, where they fell to Canton in the qualifying round. Ellington was in a precarious position midway through the season, but ran off five straight wins to end the season and get into the tournament. Olivia Kosilla, Abigail Wylie and Rachel Ziter were selected to the All-NCCC squad.

South Windsor

The Bobcats finished the season with a record of 4-11. Junior attacker Sierra Hibbs, who had 54 goals and three assists, earned CCC North honors. Sophomore Becca Russo was a major contributor in the midfield with 20 goals, six assists, 48 ground balls, and 66 draw controls. Sophomore Bridget Kelly added 17 goals and two assists. South Windsor will graduate Kat Adamo, Jenny Gilligan, and Olivia Singer. Coach Michelle Wardwell says the team was young, battled some injuries throughout the season, and was made up of tough, hard working girls.

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