Since girls lacrosse became a CIAC-sanctioned sport in 2004, the state had declared just two champions: one for Division I and one for Division II That will change this postseason. For the first time in the sport’s history, girls lacrosse will award three titles spread out between Division L, Division M and Division S. The move creates no shortage of drama this season. With the start of the tournaments just three days away, more teams than ever before enter the playoffs with dreams of bringing home a championship. And that can’t be a bad thing, right? Glastonbury, Newtown, Hand, Cheshire, Greenwich, Wilton, Suffield, Haddam-Killingworth, and Weston are among those teams with a real shot at making this a memorable year under the new format.
Guard Tylon Smith Jr., who averaged 27 points and 10 rebounds for Kingswood Oxford School last season, has signed a national letter of intent with Southern Connecticut. (Amanda Maria Smith.photo).
This announcement just sent over by Tolland High School:
The Tolland High School Athletic Department and the Tolland High School Girls Basketball program are proud to announce that junior captain and all-state player Kristin Schatzlein has accepted a full athletic scholarship to Fairfield University.
On Monday, the day’s best game belonged to Hall and Suffield. Behind four goals from Olivia Morin and Rachel Aronow, Hall defeated Suffield 15-14 in a thrilling double overtime battle to earn its eighth victory of the season. For more of the day’s scores, turn the page.
Cheshire has lived up the preseason expectations of a few high school coaches thus far, starting with a 10-0 record to earn first place in the first state coaches’ poll.The Rams earned 14 first-place votes and 407 points in the poll, which was determined by 22 coaches. Traditional powerhouse Staples, in its first year under coach Jon Shepro, was second in the poll with seven first-place votes, while Masuk, which was ranked sixth, earned the other first-place vote.
The weather continued to wreck havoc on the lacrosse schedule Thursday as nearly every game in the state was postponed. Here’s a look at the area teams that were effected by today’s rain.