Wilton’s students are beginning to see the light at the end of the school year tunnel, which means it’s also time for Wilton High School‘s spring sports teams to compete in the post-season.
There are two main types of tournaments that WHS teams compete in—’States‘ and FCIACs—and Chris McDougall, the athletic director of Wilton High School, sat down with GOOD Morning Wilton intern Emily Ettie to talk about which teams are playing where and how the teams have fared.
For those who may not know what these tournaments are, the FCIAC tournament is the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference, the league in which WHS teams play on a regular basis, against other schools from Fairfield County. The CIAC State tournament is the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, which pits Wilton against other schools from around the state that are similarly sized (in terms of population).
Wilton High School fields the following teams:
- Girls: Tennis, Lacrosse, Track, Golf and Softball
- Boys: Tennis, Lacrosse, Track, Golf, and Baseball.
Typically, the athletes for these sports do very well getting into the state tournaments, according to McDougall. Baseball, Boys and Girls Track, and both Lacrosse teams get in every year, and they did again this year. They were joined by Girls Golf, Softball, and both Tennis teams made it into ‘states’ as well.
In addition, Boys & Girls Track, both Lacrosse teams, and both Tennis teams made it into FCIAC tournament play last week.
McDougall points out some notable achievements. “Softball has made the state tournament for the first time in six years, and Girls Golf made states for the first time ever, and they are only three years old which, a very young team making the state tournament, is really good.”
He had hopeful things to say about the Tennis teams as well.
“We have some great tennis players, the boys will go very far in the state tournament because we’ll be playing schools the same size, and they’re our only team that had a home match. They got upset [last Thursday, May 19], but they do their state tournament almost as an individual. The girls have two different state tournaments—they have the team state tournament and the individual state tournament—so they do theirs a little bit differently. I expect some of our girls to do very well. We have a defending state champion in our girls double, so we’ll see how they do,” he says.
McDougall and the Athletic Department expect all teams to do very well in states and are looking forward to attending some of the tournament games. All state tournaments start Memorial Day Weekend, while the FCIACS are now over for all WHS teams.
To look up team schedules and scores of games visit the FCIAC website.
- Boys Lacrosse lost to New Canaan 7-6 in the Quarterfinals on Saturday, May 21 at New Canaan
- Girls Track got 10th and 23 points at Danbury
- Boys Track got 13th and 11 points at Danbury
- Girls Lacrosse lost to Greenwich 17-12 in the Quarterfinals on Saturday at Greenwich
- Girls Tennis lost to Staples 6-1 in the Quarterfinals on Wednesday last week
- Boys Tennis lost to Darien 5-2 in the Quarterfinals on Thursday, May 19