above are WHHS’s Lauren Lewis and Robert Hawkins who are named the SCC
Fall Sports Scholar Athletes. Lauren is ranked 4th
in the class with a GPA of 4.7 and she is a 4 year member of the soccer
and basketball teams and was named captain of both teams. Robert
Hawkins is ranked 38th in the class with an overall GPA 3.9. Rob is a 4 year member
and captain of the football team.
WHHS boys tennis team members earned the title of Division II SCC champions for the second year in a row in May under the leadership of WHHS teacher and Coach Jason Kirck. The team played Hamden at Yale University Tennis Courts. The team's victory was covered in a New Haven Register story.
West Haven High School seniors Stefania Vendrella and Jeremy Borelli
were honored on May 1 at the CIAC Scholar Athletes of the Year banquet.
They have been selected as the WHHS Scholar-Athletes of the Year. Stefania is ranked 7th in the class and was a four-year member and
captain of the WHHS volleyball and tennis teams. She will be attending
Fairfield University. Jeremy is ranked 1st in the class and was a four-year member and captain of the hockey and tennis teams. He will be attending the University of Connecticut. Pictured with Stefania and Jeremy are Athletic Director Jon Capone, hockey Coach Joe Morrell and volleyball Coach Kate Coldren.
WHHS students Charlie Jefferson and Michelle Ankrah were recently honored at the annual Unified Sports Michaels Cup Banquet for their participation in WHHS' Unified Sports program. They're pictured here with Coach John Dolan, WHHS Athletic Director Jon Capone, Coach Bill McDermott, Coach Alison McBride and WHHS alum Josephine Ankrah. WHHS' Unified Sports team gives students with special needs a chance to hone their skills in soccer, basketball, track and other sports and work with student volunteers, or “partners,” who are often from a school’s other athletic teams.
West Haven High School’s football team this year will see three seniors graduate and continue playing at the collegiate level, with two moving on to the University of New Haven and the third heading to Southern Connecticut State University. Marquis Lockhart, a defensive end and linebacker, starts classes at UNH this fall, with plans to major in computer engineering, while Drew Highsmith, a defensive back, will be studying biology at UNH in hopes of becoming an athletic trainer. Adrian Jaynes, a middle linebacker, will be on a sports management career track at SCSU to pursue a goal of eventually working with a football team, and may also minor in music production.
Amani Cayo was named to the Connecticut Coaches Association All-State Cheerleading Team.
Malachi Campbell was named to the First Team All-SCC Boys Basketball Quinnipiac Division.
Gabby Prisco was named to the Second Team All-SCC Girls Hockey and was also named Division II Player of the Year. Erin Blake was named Coach of the Year in Girls Hockey for Division II – Southern Connecticut Conference.
Drew Highsmith, Jeffrey Flores, Abdoul Aremu and Talon Butler won the Connecticut State Open 200 Medley Relay and placed 6th in the New England Trials. They were also honored at a Board of Education meeting.
WHHS cheerleaders competed in Florida in the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship at
Walt Disney World this winter. The squad also took home honors in local events. In December at regionals, which were held at
Hofstra University in New York, WHHS cheerleaders won first place in
both of their performances for the Medium Varsity Non-Tumbling division
and the Game Day division. They competed in both of those categories
in Florida as well.
Tyler Paine was named to the First Team All-SCC Boys Hockey.
WHHS hockey coach Joe Morrell posted his 200th career victory this winter with a 5-0 victory over Ridgefield.
WHHS senior Max Padro signed a letter of intent to attend and swim for Southern Connecticut State University next fall. He's broken a WHHS record in nearly every swim stroke and last year became the first Westie to win a boys Class L swimming event in school history.
WHHS students selected for the SCC 2015 Soccer All-Area Team are:
Boys - Salah Oumorou, Blaise Haba and Jose Espinoza
Girls - Gabi Prisco and Lauren Lewis
WHHS boys soccer player Salah Oumorou has earned All-State and All-New England Honors and been named the New Haven Register Area MVP for the second year in a row.
WHHS football players who earned All-SCC Honors are:
Adrian Jaynes - Linebacker
Byron Dickens - Offensive Lineman
Anthony Godfrey - Running Back
Volleyball team honorees are:
Amanda DeLeonardo – SCC All-League, New Haven Register All-Area
Sarah Dunham – SCC All-League
Swimming & Diving team member Maxine Carrion was selected as All-State for diving.
Jeremy Borelli and Stefania Vendrella are the WHHS SCC November Scholar Athletes. Borelli is a four-year member of the hockey and tennis teams and a Peer Advocate. Vendrella is a four-year member and captain of the volleyball and tennis teams and on Class Council. Both are in the NHS.
Soccer player Salah Oumorou(left) was named the SCC 2015 Boys Soccer Player of the Year.
The following swimmers and divers qualified for States: Mary Luz Heidtmann: 100y Breaststroke, 200y Individual Medley, 200y Medley Relay, and 200y Freestyle Relay. Talia Raucci: 400y Medley Relay. Karen Caceres: 200y Medley Relay and 200y Freestyle Relay. Jillian Doherty: 200y Freestyle Relay and 400y Freestyle Relay. Nicole Gaston: 200y Medley Relay and 400y Freestyle Relay. Anya Celmer: 50y Freestyle, 500y Freestyle, 200y Medley Relay and 200 Freestyle Relay.
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