Wilton Local Sports
Once again this year the Wilton High School Soccer Boosters Club will be offering its annual warm up camp for high school boys and girls from August 20 24. Camp is a tradition at WHS and is the Booster Club's main fundraiser. It offers all potential high school players a jump start on the season, is an important part of the overall program, and offers an opportunity for the incoming freshmen to connect with the current players, enhance skills, build camaraderie and foster team spirit.
The girls' program will be run by Soccer Extreme and will focus mainly on skills. daily.
Registration packets will be mailed to all current players.
Deadline for registration with no penalty is August 1. Late fee applies August 2 8. No registrations will be accepted after August 8 and no walk ins are allowed.
MVP sports camp is in its 17th year and is designed exclusively for the female athlete. Basketball camp for girls entering Grades 2 8 will be held July 9 13. Week two [July 16 20] will be basketball for girls entering Grades 6 11. The overlap is for those wishing to attend both weeks, the second week being more challenging.
Volleyball will begin week three [July 23 27] for girls entering Grades 6 12. Week four will be a more competitive week for the same age group and will run July 30 to Aug. 3.
MVP is run by Tom Kriz, head girls' basketball and softball coach at Trinity Catholic High School, and Mike Smeriglio, head volleyball coach at Stamford high School.
Improve your skills and get the preparation you need to prepare nike t shirt design you for your high school tryouts. Other coaches include Coach Craig Pucci, Trinity Catholic volleyball, and female college and high school players.
MVP is located at Trinity Catholic High School on Newfield Avenue in Stamford. There is a discount for those attending all four weeks.
The camp will be directed by coach Nelson Kwok, head coach of both the Trumbull High School girls' volleyball program and the Greenwich High School boys' volleyball program. Throughout the game a fierce battle ensued between the two teams. Early on Wilton's offense played brilliantly moving the ball up field with tremendous speed from Austin Slater, Michael Tienken Max Najarian and Sam Kozakiewicz.
In the eight minute Harry Allers showed his offensive skills as he navigated around two defenders to score his first goal of the game. Norwalk battled back to tie the score until Allers found Austin Slater with an impressive pass, who hammered home a goal giving Wilton a 2 1 lead. Norwalk kept the pressure on despite the strong defensive efforts of Carlos Hernandez, Preston Turk and Mike D'Elisa and steady goal keeping of Timmy Watson.
In the second half Wilton's defense of Harry Nair, Carlos Hernandez and Sam Kozakiewicz, along with goal keeper Grey Livingstone held Norwalk to just one additional goal. Midfielders Jake Gedney, Austin Slater and Mike Tienken enabled Allers to break free for two additional goals. In the last minute Allers made a final run with a fierce shot that unfortunately hit the left post leaving the game tied.
Wilton U9 Blue Strykers and Bethel, two evenly matched teams, played a well fought game in Bethel last Sunday, which ended in 2 2 draw. Bethel started strong with a quick goal within the first two minutes. Soon after Michael Brown shot a goal which tied the score 1 1. Shortly after the first goal, Harrison Koch came in with a second goal for Wilton. It was an exiting game with strong play by all Wilton players.
The offense of Jack Brandt, Michael, Brown, Daniel Jensen, Harrison Koch, Connor McDonough, JD Shannon and Austen Stang kept pressure on the Bethel defense and goalie, with several shots on the goal. Wilton's defense was also strong, led by Thomas Depping, Jamie Fagan, Thomas McDevitt, Matthew Ravichandran and Sean Solecki. Jake Tucker and Johnny Watkins had exceptional games in goal with many great saves.
Bethel scored another goal in the second half ending the game in a draw.
The Whites played a superb game as they completed a winning season [4 3 1] by defeating Trumbull 5 1. The team took control of the game immediately with a strong offensive effort led by Sean Dedrick, Matt Shifrin and Peter Hermann, followed by Elliot Lipner, Tyler Brophy and Ryan Emerson.
Working together with superior passing and ball control, Brophy and Emerson eluded defenders and scored consecutive goals giving Wilton a 2 0 lead. The Wilton defense shut down the Trumball team in the first half with outstanding efforts by Miles Elmasry, Jack Denneen, Lipner, Geoff Keating and Will Lowrie as goalie.
In the second half, Wilton continued its dominance with scores by Shifrin, Spencer Brown and Elmasry. Emerson and Dedrick both played admirably as goalie. Consistent defensive pressure by Keating, Lipner, Hermann and Lowrie, as well as all of the team, helped solidify the win. The victory culminated a very positive season for the boys and Coach Nathan Holme.
Ridgefield was the site of the State Cup semifinal game between defending champion Wilton and runner up Farmington. Wilton was looking for a chance at back to back titles, and Farmington was seeking revenge for their 1 0 loss to the Warriors in the fall 2006 finals.
Farmington came out more aggressive from the start and attacked the Wilton goal. However, goalie Brendan Devane and the defense kept Farmington shut out in the first half. Shawn Brosko, Matt Przybysz and Eric Houska each stopped a would be goal. Farmington, on a corner kick, did get a goal but it was disallowed after interference with Devane. Wilton had similar chances in the first half but could not convert. Wilton had shots on goal from Mac Ross, Chauncey Allers, Przybysz, Kyle Dedrick, Justin Shepard and Ollie Quantock [penalty kick] that were great efforts but were stopped by the Farmington goalie or just missed their mark. The score was tied 0 0 at halftime as both teams battled on the hot turf field.
Farmington scored 10 minutes into the second half, and again 15 minutes later to take a 2 0 lead. Wilton did not give up and kept attacking Farmington's goal with shots by Dedrick, David Brown, Quantock, Connor King, and Conor Eckert. Allers and Egor Greenlee tended goal for Wilton. However, it was not meant to be for Wilton this day as the more aggressive Farmington controlled the mid field and held on for a 2 0 victory. While the Cup run ended one week short of the Wilton team goal, they understood that reaching the Final Four again was quite the accomplishment.
On Sunday, Wilton traveled to Westport for their last game in the Fairfield County A league. Wilton was still battling for first place in the tough conference. nike outlet queens With a conference record of 4 1 1 Wilton needed a victory over Westport for a chance at the crown. After the tough loss from the day before, Wilton took the field undermanned with four players missing.
Westport sensed a chance to upset the Warriors and were hoping to reverse the outcome of an nike outlet u indjiji earlier season friendly where Wilton beat Westport 4 1. The first half was back and forth as each team mounted offensive attacks and were repealed by stingy defense. David Brown was Wilton's goalkeeper and he was supported by a defense of Connor King, Shawn Brosko, Matt Przybysz, Nike Stern and Eric Houska.