Sports News and Accomplishments

Scholar Athletes

Pictured above are WHHS Taylor Nowak and Shane Taulty who were named the SCC Scholar Athletes.  Taylor is a 4 year member of the soccer, hockey and lacrosse teams.  She is ranked 7th in the class with a GPA of 4.58.  Shane has been a member of the swim and lacrosse teams for 4 years.  He is ranked 5th in the class with a GPA of 4.73.


student athlete signing
Pictured above are WHHS basketball players, Quannel Straughter (left) and Mufee Cooper (right).  Quannel has announced that he will be continuing his basketball and academic career at Dean College. Mufee will continue his basketball and academic career at Norwich University.  Standing behind his two players is head coach Tyrese Sullivan.


athlete signing

Pictured above is WHHS, Kailey Carrano announcing that she will continue her softball and academic career at Western New England College in Springfield, MA.  Seated next to Kailey is Joe Morrell, back row are parents Sal and Karen Carrano along with assistant coach Bridget Figmic.



Students

 Pictured above are WHHS Keegan Riccio and Joseph Delgado who were named this years CIAC Scholar Athletes of the Year. Keegan is a 3 sport athlete, with an overall GPA of 4.1 and will be attending Albertus Magnus next year.  Joseph is a 4 year member of the boys tennis team with a GPA for 4.4 and will be attending SCSU next year.  Also attending the dinner is their honor are tennis coach, Kevin Dickson and girls soccer coach, Pete Trenchard.


student athletes

Pictured above are WHHS CIAC Unified Sports Award recipients, Brandon Francis, Athlete of the Year and Kasey Marron, Partner of the Year.  Also attending the dinner in their honor were Athletic Director, Jon Capone (left) and coach, John Dolan (right)

students

Pictured above is WHHS Keegan Riccio announcing that she will be attending Albertus Magnus College to continue her athletic career in both soccer and lacrosse.  Pictured alongside of her is her dad, Rob, and mom, Kelly.  Standing behind is soccer coach Pete Trenchard.  Keegan will be majoring in Criminal Justice.
Scholar Athletes



Pictured above are West Haven High School Nash Noble and Keegan Riccio, who are the SCC Scholar Athletes for the winter season.  Nash is ranked 33rd in the class with an overall of 4.0 GPA.  He has been a 4 year member of the soccer and tennis teams.  A member of the National  Honor Society and Peer Advocates.  Keegan has been a 4 year member and a captain of the girls soccer, basketball and lacrosse teams.  She is currently ranked number 22 in the class with a 4.1 GPA.  She is also a member of the National Honor Society and Peer Advocates.

signing college

Pictured above is WHHS Lacrosse player, Nikolas Camara, signing his letter of intent to attend Cadwell University on a Lacrosse Scholarship. Pictured to his left is Great, Great Aunt Rose Endrody, to his right is Grandmother Maria Camara, back left is Grandfather Richard DeMorro, Grandmother Diane DeMorro, Mother Nicolle Camara, Coach William Wezenter, Coach Pat Reed, and Grandfather John Camara.

scholar athletes
Pictured above are WHHS’s Julia Walker and Joseph Delgado, who were both recently named Scholar Athletes by the Southern Connecticut Conference.  Julia is the captain of the soccer team and a member of the lacrosse team.  She has a 4.4 GPA and is ranked 8th in the class. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Smith College Book Award recipient.  Joseph is captain of the tennis team.  He has a 4.3 GPA and is ranked 10th in the class.  President of the National Honor Society and the Science Club Award winner.  Both student athletes plan on attending the University of Connecticut.

 

 

CIAC Scholar Athletes


Pictured above are James Delgado and Amanda Carr who were named the CIAC Scholar Athletes of the Year from WHHS.  John is a 4 year member and captain of the tennis team.  He is ranked number one in the class and will be attending the University of Connecticut in the fall.  Amanda is a 4 year member and captain of  the girls basketball team and is ranked 19th in the class.  She will be attending Springfield College in the fall.  Also attending the ceremony are coaches Mike Bartone and Jessica Moriarty.

athletes
Pictured above are WHHS’s Eugene Pacapelli & Mackenzie Holy who were recently named the SCC Spring Athlete of the Year.  Mackenzie is a 4 year member of the soccer and lacrosse team and she has a 4.0 GPA and will be attending Western New England College in the fall.  Eugene is a 4 year member of the boys hockey team with a 3.9 GPA and he will be attending the University of New Haven.

patrick
Pictured above is WHHS senior Patrick Lawrence who was recently named the CIAC Athlete of the Year for Unified Sports.  Patrick was caption of the soccer, basketball and track teams.  Standing to the right is coach John Dolan and to the left is Bill McDermott.


Matt

Pictured above is WHHS Matt Dowd signing to play lacrosse next year at Dean College in Massachusetts. Matt is a 4 year member and captain of this year’s lacrosse team.  Next to Matt is head coach Pat Reed and standing are Matt’s parents Tim and Ann Dowd.


scholar athletes
Pictured above are WHHS Amanda Carr and Daniel Lanziero who are named the SCC Scholar Athletes for the winter sport season.  Amanda has been a 4 year member of the basketball team, captain her senior year.  She has a GPA of 4.36 and she is ranked 20th in the class. She is a member of the National Honor Society and has been awarded Rotary Club Scholar Athlete and the New Haven Tap-Off Club Scholar Athlete awards.  Dan has been a 4 year member of the Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track teams and is captain of all three sports.  His overall GPA 4.6 and he is ranked number 3 in the class.  He is a member of the National Honor Society and Vice President of the Blue Devils Marching Band.


Scholar athletes
 Pictured above are WHHS James Delgado and Megan Paterson who are named the SCC Scholar Athletes.  James is currently number one in the class with a GPA of 4.78.  He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Captain of the Tennis Team.  Megan is ranked 5th in the class with a GPA of 4.55.  She is the President of the Senior Class and the Captain of the Volleyball Team.


Coach Chrystal Fanelli and Gabi Prisco
 
Pictured above is WHHS Lacrosse coach, Chrystal Fanelli, presenting the Division II Player of the Year to Gabby Prisco.  Gabby will be attending Endicott College in the fall. 
 
Lauren Lewis receiving her award 
 
Pictured above is WHHS Athletic Director, Jon Capone, presenting the Rotary Club’s Bob Greenwood (Service Above Self) Award to Lauren Lewis for her volunteer service at WHHS in the past four years.  Lauren will be attending the University of Connecticut in the fall.  
 
Scholar Athletes for the CIAC at the Awards dinner in May 
Pictured above are West Haven High Schools Gabby Prisco and Kyle Froehlich, receiving the prestigious CIAC Scholar Athlete Award at their annual banquet on May 7.  Presenting the awards to each athlete are coaches, Joe Morrell and Erin Blake. 
 
Gabriella Prisco and Kyle Froelich 
 Pictured above are WHHS Gabriella Prisco and Kyle Froehlich who have been named the SCC Scholar Athletes for the Winter Athletic Season.  Gabriella is a 4 year member of the girls soccer, hockey and lacrosse teams and was named captain by all 3 teams.  Her GPA is 4.065 and Gabrielle is currently ranked 28 in the class.  She will be heading to Endicott College in the fall.  Kyle has been a 4 year member of the boys hockey team and has an overall GPA of 4.15. He is currently ranked 22 in the class.  Kyle is considering the University of New Haven in the fall.



SCC Scholar Athletes

Pictured 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.


tennis
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.





scholar athletes

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.




West Haven High School's Athletics Department is being profiled by CPTV Sports on Tuesday, May 17. Some of our student-athletes will be interviewed in the piece. Stay tuned for the full interview on cptvsports.org.




tinker

The press box at Frank Biondi Softball Field on the WHHS campus was named for Thomas “Tinker” Blake in a May 5 ceremony right before a home softball game. Superintendent Neil Cavallaro, Athletic Director Jon Capone and former WHHS softball Coach Frank Biondi spoke at the event to honor Blake, a 1974 WHHS grad and lifelong Westie who attended the ceremony with his family.



 

 

Unified Sports
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.