Ridgefield All-American Simon Mathias is defended by Player of the Year Mark Evanchick of Darien during the Class L championship.

Fairfield County all over All-Americans, All-State

The locals were well-represented as usual on the All-American and All-State teams released today by the Connecticut High School Lacrosse Coaches Association. FCIAC and Class L champion Darien was chosen as Team of the Year after going 20-3, and shut-down Blue Wave junior defender Mark Evanchick, an All-American last year as a sophomore, was Player […] [Read More]
Categories: All-American

Darien holds off Ridgefield to capture Class L state title

The Darien boys lacrosse team captured the Class L state championship by hanging on for a 6-5 nail-biting victory over Ridgefield.   Blue Wave lacrosse Darien played in a new class, but it was the same familiar result: The Blue Wave ending their season in a pile in celebration of a state championship. “It’s all […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC, State Playoffs
Ridgefield's Simon Mathias looks for an opening while being tightly defended by Greenwich's Griffin Tiedy. Bob Luckey photo

Ridgefield tops Greenwich, advances to Class L finals

Ridgefield earned a final shot at Darien, defeating rival Greenwich, 6-5, in the semifinal round of the CIAC Class L Tournament Wednesday evening at Brien McMahon High School. The ninth-seeded Tigers will face the third-seeded Blue Wave in Saturday’s Class L final. Darien advanced by rolling to a 16-3 triumph over second-seeded Glastonbury in Wednesday’s […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC, State Playoffs
Natalie Paletta of Greenwich looks to move the ball up field during Thursday's game vs. Conard. Photo courtesy of Erica Klair

Greenwich girls lacrosse team falls to Conard in Class L quarters

The Greenwich High School girls lacrosse team’s season came to an end with a disappointing 13-10 defeat at the hands of second-seeded Conard in the CIAC Class L Tournament Thursday evening in West Hartford. The 10th-seeded Cardinals started the game strong, taking leads of 4-2 and 6-3, but the host Chieftains clamped down defensively – […] [Read More]

Brookfield topples Pomperaug in Class M play-in

  Brookfield held off a late rally by Pomperaug to claim a 13-12 road victory in a Class M play-in game, setting up a first round showdown with Daniel Hand. The Manesis-Hessenius show A sophomore and senior, respectively, Harrsion Manesis and Craig Hessenius were seemingly on a mission. The two combined for 11 goals, and […] [Read More]
Categories: State Playoffs, SWC
Darien goalie Ryan Cornell tries to retrieve the ball during Thursday's FCIAC final vs. Ridgefield. Mike Ross photo

Darien adds another FCIAC title to its collection

Darien added yet another FCIAC championship to its collection Thursday night, defeating Ridgefield, 9-5, at Brien McMahon High School. The win provided the Blue Wave with its second consecutive FCIAC title and 14th overall. There’s several reasons why the third-seeded Blue Wave came out on top against the fourth-seeded Tigers. Senior Andrew Pugliese was a […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC, General
Ridgefield's Simon Mathias.

Four area players selected as Under Armour All-Americans

Four players from Southwest Connecticut, two boys and two girls, were chosen to play in the 10th annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game on July 3 at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. On the boys side, Greenwich midfielder Decker Curran and Ridgefield attack Simon Mathias were honored. Mathias, who is committed to Penn, has put […] [Read More]
Categories: All-American, FCIAC
Kevin Lindley battles for the ball during Tuesday's FCIAC semifinals. Bob Luckey photo

Darien, Ridgefield earn berth in FCIAC final

The Darien-New Canaan and Greenwich-Ridgefield boys lacrosse matchups are usually close games that go right down-to-the-wire. Yet Tuesday evening, the Blue Wave and Tigers recorded convincing victories against their rivals in the FCIAC Tournament semifinals. Darien, which lost to New Canaan, 9-8, during the regular season, rolled to a 13-7 win over the Rams in […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC