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|Girls Soccer Reaches Final|
On Saturday, Girls Soccer,, seeded #2, defeated #6 seed Tilton 3-0 to earn a second consecutive appearance in the New England Class D Championship Final. The two previous games against the Rams from the Lakes Region of New Hampshire had been nail biters, with HH winning the 2009 championship in 4 over times and a 2-1 victory in last year's semifinal. However, the Hornets dominated yesterday's game throughout and emerged with a well deserved victory. Hope Riley opened up the scoring at 13:00 of the first half with an assist from Lexi Cornacchia. The Hornets doubled the lead eight minutes later when Cornacchia found the back of the net. Senior captain Melinda Villanueva finished the scoring assisted by Adelle Vann in the 61st minute to ice the game. Taylor Manfredi handled whatever the Rams sent at her and kept the clean sheet.
With the victory, the Hornets will make their second consecutive final appearance and face #1 seed MacDuffie School of Massachusetts. In last year's final, the Mustangs defeated HH 2-1 in overtime to take the title, so there is plenty of motivation for Coach Huber's squad to even the score. The game will take place Sunday at 1:00 at the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT. Go Hornets!
|Naomi Van Nes Commits to Tarheels|
Senior basketball center, Naomi Van Nes, has signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of North Carolina and play for the D1 Tarheels. With family, friends, and her teammates in attendance, Naomi penned her signature to commit to one of the most heralded institutions of the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference), a league most associated with outstanding basketball.
Naomi joins an impressive collection of recruited talent, the seven members of the future Tarheel class of 2020 is rated 13th in the country by ESPN. At 6'6", Naomi herself is a three-star rated player, and ranked 15th at her position in the 2016 high school class by ESPN.
Sylvia Hatchell, UNC's head coach and the winningest active coach in the country, commented on Naomi saying, "Her mobility and size will be hard to match up with on both ends of the court. She runs the floor well, can score with her back to the basket, and can finish in traffic. With her work ethic and desire to excel, she will be a dynamic force in the ACC." Naomi replied, “I love that I will be able to play under a Hall of Fame coach, while receiving a great education.”
Naomi has helped Hamden Hall win two FAA championships as well as New England tournament titles. Congratulations to Naomi and the entire Van Nes family, as well as Coach Megan Borelli, who has worked so hard and inspired Naomi. It is a well deserved achievement for both player and coach. The winter preseason has begun. Be sure to come out and support Naomi and the girls team as they seek to repeat last year's impressive achievements.
|Football Advances to New England Superbowl|
The Hornets dispatched Canterbury School last Saturday 28-6 with their well balanced offense and relentless defense. Justise Antrum scored two touchdowns and Michael Johnson ran for another. Kyle Smith threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns, including a 20 yard strike to Kyle Williams, as well as a 55 yarder to Antrum. Meanwhile the defense, led by Matt Murchison who had 11 tackles, stifled the host Saints' offense.
Having defeated Canterbury School last Saturday 28-6, finished the regular season at 8-1 overall, and were champions of the Fairchester Athletic Association. They will play New Hampton School of New Hampshire on Saturday at 1:00 in the Ken O'Keefe Superbowl. The game will take place at Brown University in Providence, RI at the Berylson Family Fields, located within the Erikson Athletic Complex. (Go to the Brown athletics site for directions.)
Athletic Director, David Doyle, says the 8-0 Huskies are a formidable foe, and he should know, having been a football coach, himself, at New Hampton for a number of championship years. This is the second invitation to a bowl game for the Hornets, who lost in their 2013 appearance.
|Volleyball and Girls Soccer Receive New England Tournament Bids|
The Volleyball team has earned the #8 seed and will face #1 seed and FAA rival King School in the first round of the New England Volleyball Tournament. The game is at King School in Stamford on Wednesday. The last time the Hornets made the tournament, they won the title in 2011.
Meanwhile the Girls Soccer squad seeks to avenge their loss in last year's final game. They are seeded #2 and will host #7 Watkinson from Hartford on Wednesday at 2:00.
Be sure to shout out support for the Hornets and come out on Wednesday to cheer them on.
|Boys Soccer Earns Recognition from Officials Association|
The boys soccer program has enjoyed its share of New England and Fairchester championships throughout the years. However, the 2015 boys soccer team was just recognized in a different light, one that is just as important as any title banner. Representing the team on Sunday evening, tri-captains Michael DiMartino, Jannik Eggerman, and Marco Fontana were presented with the Robert Tingley Award for Outstanding Sportsmanship for male teams in the entire greater New Haven area by the New Haven Soccer Officials Association at their annual banquet. In an era when the sport is under criticism for countless incidents of diving, faked injuries, and constant dissent, it is truly an impressive achievement for the team to be recognized as such fierce competitors who also show proper respect to not only their opponents and the officials, but to the game itself. This is the third time the school has been recognized by the New Haven soccer board. In 1996 the officials' organization named Alexis Highsmith female player of the year and presented Mallory Smith the same award in 2007. Congratulations to Coach Cunningham and the entire boys soccer team for this well deserved recognition. You have indeed made your school and your parents very proud.
|Vigliotti Named Big East Rookie of the Week|
Alex Vigliotti (Class of 2015) has become a steady contributor to the Providence College men's soccer team and this week was recognized as the Big East Rookie of the Week. Vigs is already a regular fixture in the Friars' midfield, garnering about half a game of playing time; he has also been a starter on occasion. Alex had recorded his first point when he dished out an assist against Xavier. In the next contest, he scored his first collegiate goal against Big East rival Villanova.
The Rookie of the Week recognition was the result of an outstanding effort against St. John's. Last Thursday, Vigs struck for two goals against the Red Storm in a 4-0 win. Five minutes before halftime, he deftly bent a ball round the keeper from distance, and then in the 79th minute slammed one in from six yards out. On Sunday, he helped the sixth seeded Friars upset third seeded Butler to advance to the semifinals of the Big East tournament to be played on Thursday when they face Creighton. Alex looks to follow his father's footsteps. John Vigliotti was a standout at Hamden Hall and went on to a distinguished soccer career at Quinnipiac University.
|Field Hockey Displays Winning Spirit|
Every player and every team hopes that they will be victorious in front of the crowd at the annual Homecoming weekend. Despite their best efforts, however, we know some will taste victory but others defeat. Nevertheless, the success of Hamden Hall's overall athletic program can be seen in the fighting spirit that is not necessarily reflected on a scoreboard; and it is important to recognize the efforts of all the teams. Students are required to play athletics, and though a number of students opt not to play a team sport, so many do go out for a team, regardless of natural talent or the reputation of the program. It's both hard work, but also plenty of fun.
That is arguably the case for the field hockey program this fall. Jen Hanrahan, mother of HH alum Jamie Terrazino (Class of 2015), has been with the middle school program, but this fall has also taken on the helm of the varsity program as well. Though she has already been working feverishly each day with the younger squad, Jen ramps up the energy even further as she helps mold the varsity program. She pushes herself and the team hard, but is always positive and supportive as she helps the players improve their individual skills and team play. Though the team has struggled to post victories, there is no doubt that they are a great representation of all the good that can come out of belonging to an HH team. Jen submitted the following spirited summary about her squad after Homecoming.
"Hamden Hall Field Hockey, despite injuries to key players, Justyna Brueller and Kaleigh Giles, played a commendable Homecoming game against an excellent program, Ethel Walker. In probably the best first half of their season, the Hornet Hockey players came out strong, retaining possession and making connections to create attack. If not for some seemingly unstoppable corners by Ethel Walker, the score would surely have been close at the half. Ethel Walker made some half time changes and increased pressure in the second half, and another injury took out Kayla Stanley, our defensive leader; yet our subs filled the gaps and covered unfamiliar positions, fighting to the end. As usual first year player and goalie phenom, Ellise Parnoff, turned away several shots on goal. With a team comprised primarily of freshmen and sophomores, this game proved to the coaches that the potential of our program is very promising! Hoo-hoo-hoo- hoorah Hamden Hall Field Hockey! Believe it!"
So don't just show up to cheer on our high profile programs. Get out and cheer for all your friends wearing the green and white. Thanks and good luck to Coach Hanrahan and the field hockey squad.
|Homecoming Round Up|
The Hornets teams provided friends, families, and alums plenty of excitement and gritty play at Saturday's Homecoming contests. Leading the way was the still undefeated (6-0) football team, which dominated King School 50-13. Quarterback Kyle Smith threw for 261 yards and three touchdowns as the Hornets sank the visiting Vikings from Stamford. Corey Millhouse had 131 yards and three touchdowns, while Kyle Williams had five catches for 143 yards. Justise Antrum also ran for two TDs, as the Hornets exploded for a 38-7 halftime lead, and never allowed King to get back into the game in the second half.
The boys soccer squads also enjoyed a good day. The varsity bested Wooster School of Danbury 2-1 on goals by Ethan Springhorn and Michael Lanouette to improve their record to 3-6 while the JV topped Cheshire Academy 6-0. Volleyball fell to Hopkins 3-1 to drop to 5-4 on the season. Girls Soccer also battled bravely against Hopkins and trailed just 1-0 at halftime before succumbing 5-1. Lexi Cornacchia scored for HH. Though Field Hockey and Cross Country also came up short, they were roundly cheered for their efforts in front of the Homecoming throng. Congratulations to all the teams and coaches on another successful and thrilling Homecoming.
Click on this link to see highlights from the football win vs. King.
|Girls Soccer Dominates Westover|
Everything clicked from the start for the Hornets as they defeated the Westover School 7-0 at home on Wednesday. Freshman Hope Riley scored the first two goals early in the game to set the uptempo pace of the Hornets. The visiting Wildcats had no answer to the relentless attack, and the Hornets were able to cruise to a well earned victory. Hopefully the team can carry this strong play into this Homecoming weekend's showdown with crosstown rival Hopkins at 12:30.
|Baseball "Rings" up another New England title|
Last week, members of the varsity baseball team were presented with rings in recognition for winning their third consecutive New England baseball championship last spring. In a rematch of the 2014 final, the Hornets bested Providence Country Day of Rhode Island 6-0. The Hornets were led by seniors Jorge Mendoza, Brandon Ginnetti, and Michael DeMartino, who is currently on the SCSU roster. The victory marked the sixth overall NE title for the baseball program. Congratulations to the entire team and coaching staff.
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