Windsor High School fall sports season wrap-up
By Kathryn Elliott - ReminderNews
Windsor - posted Thu., Dec. 8, 2011
Warrior pride ran deep in Windsor this fall.
Boys’ and girls’ cross-country competed at the CIAC Class L tournament on Oct. 29 at Wickham Park. The boys placed 17th overall with a combined score of 430; the girls placed 15th with 393. Coach Chris Rau presented Erin Gillane and Yuri Dominguez with “Most Improved” awards. “Erin and Yuri were great role models for the younger runners on the team,” Rau said.
The girls’ swim and dive team finished at 8-5. “In Class M, Kalli Roebelen came in second, gave an All-State performance, breaking the school record for 11 dives,” coach Ericka Fangiullo said. Melissa Orzechowski was sixth in the 500.
Keeping the fans on their feet, cheerleading coach Celeste Ryan recognized freshman Bryanna Clarke for her tremendous potential and dedication, and senior captain Adriana Aguilar for creativity and choreography abilities.
“We finished the season 3-11-1,” boys’ soccer coach Peter Lepak said. “This was our rebuilding year, as we graduated 13 seniors. Tyler Lacafta, Amani Pershad and Matt Marcelino led our team.”
Led by seniors Ashley Santos, Shannon Lattal, Camile Caliendo, Alyssa Bengtson, Krystina Jackson and Lindsay Hawes, girls’ soccer finished at 4-11. “The strength of our team is our willingness to learn and want to improve our play,” coach Allison Murphy said.
Under coaches Dee Stephan and Pam Hammersmith, the girls’ field hockey team came on strong in the second half, ending at 4-10-1.
Captain Holly Loomer and Emma Faucher made first team All-League. Additionally, Loomer made first team All-State. “The senior tri-captains - Loomer, Faucher and Mikayla Hudson - will be missed,” Stephan said.
Girls’ volleyball completed a 4-14 season. Coach Kristen Weber listed this year’s standout players: Molly Curry, Miesha Williams, Janae Wilson and Marissa Cort.
Windsor’s fall sports programs drew to a close on a high note. Under Coach Rob Fleeting, the Warriors football team captured the division title with an undefeated 10-0 season, and advanced to the playoffs. The Warriors’ impressive run ended with a 27-24 semifinal loss to New Canaan. Quinn Fleeting tossed an 83-yard pass to Ryheime Moore, Aaron Beradino made an 18-yard fumble return and Brendan Gale had a 40-yard interception return.