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By Morgan Taylor – Staff Reporter
Here is a recap of all of Law’s fall sports teams. A stand-alone football article can be found on jlawadvocate.wordpress.com)
The season for Law boys soccer was one for the books.
The team has had one of their best records in years, finishing 9-7. The Lawmen managed to get a home game for states as one of the top 16 teams in Class L.
“All the players did their best and worked so hard in practice and on the pitch,” head coach Mr. Gruber said. “I couldn’t be more prouder as a coach and I am happy I got to coach this team.”
Junior Kevin Linn scored over 20 goals and had six assists this season. Senior Jack Pincus-Coyle recorded the most saves for a goalkeeper at Law in decades.
“We had a great group of young men that strived for certain goals and each and every day we worked hard to achieve them,” said Gruber, who was named SCC Coach of the Year.
This season for the Law girls soccer team was not only record-breaking, but it created a statement for the future of the program.
The team ended the season 13-4-3 which was the best record in school history. The team made it to the SCC finals and to the Class L state tournament achieved almost all of their team goals.
“I think the season went great,” said junior Grace Wooton. “It was one of our best records and the furthest we’ve ever been.”
Thanks to all their supporters, girls soccer was able to beat Cheshire, Amity, and Foran throughout their season which was one of their many goals.
“Coming in as a freshman the record was never that good,” said freshman Ashley Shaw. “This year we had the mindset to change that and we totally accomplished it.”
Head coach Mr. Rhode, who was named the SCC and New Haven Register Coach of the Year, continuously instilled in the girls the idea of deserving to be placed as far up as they were. Taking this message into each game, the girls always played their hardest.
Girls Swimming & Diving
It was also a record-breaking season for the girls swim team this season. In the regular season, the team went 6-8. Their key players include Hannah Savoie, who became the first ever girls swimmer in school history to be named All-State, Christina Gleason, Athena Homorodean, Lily Baldieri, Hennessey Shane, and Brooke Nabors.
“We have met all of our team goals including having more team members qualify for states (we have 10) and winning at least four meets (we won six),” head coach Ms. Rosner said.
The team broke dozens of records during the regular season and several swimmers advanced to SCCs and states.
“Now that we are in post-season the girls who made it to states are practicing hard to try and beat their times, break records, and place high,” Baldieri said.
The Law volleyball team had another amazing season this fall.
The team finished 13-7 in the regular season and qualified for the SCC and state tournaments. Pam Ellison, Shawna Winters, Colleen Goodwin, Katie Eighmy, and Stephanie Felag took key roles in the success of the team.
“We didn’t meet all, but definitely met many of our goals,” head coach Ms. Loch said.
Ellison, the team’s libero, made Second Team All-SCC and was dominant on defense with 226 digs and 23 aces.
“This season was a successful season,” said Loch.
Girls Cross Country
The Law girls cross country team had one of its best seasons in years.
Freshmen members and returning runners were all great assets to the team.
“We reached most of our goals for the season, one of them being having everyone on varsity under 26,” said junior Amira Samih.
The team was able to beat teams such as Hillhouse and improve their personal times.
“I did very well and had a consistent time throughout the season,” said junior Laura Dennigan.
Boys Cross Country
This season was a positive one for the Law boys cross country team.
The team got new personal records this season as well as achieved some of their goals.
“This was probably the best team in a long time,” senior captain Matt Marino said. “We worked well together.”
Many members of the team made states as well.
“I had a time of 23 minutes which is a personal best,” said junior Alex Lazar.