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Wilton 7A Girls Lacrosse Ends Season Undefeated, 10-0

The Wilton 7A Girls Lacrosse team finished their regular season undefeated, with a decisive 12-6 victory over Darien on Tuesday night, May 22! Wilton (10-0) faced a very tough schedule this season with games against Norwalk, New Canaan, Larchmont Mamaroneck, Fairfield, Monroe, Westport, Ridgefield, Bronxville, Darien and Greenwich (who had not lost a game in two seasons), outscoring the opposition by a 107-49 margin.

Behind first year goalie Mary Scally (who played brilliantly all season), the team was led by a stellar defense in Hannah Fitzgerald, Maddie Ratcliffe, Ava Fasano, Darien Lilly and Whitney Hess, who as a unit held their opponents to a mere 4.9 goals against average on the year. The midfield was powered by Jill Roberts, Molly Snow, Charlotte Casiraghi, Sammy Slough, Mia Cawley and Emerson Pattillo, who all did a wonderful job both offensively and defensively, and also at the draw circle to dominate time of possession all year. The attack unit was led by Isabel DiNanno, Lucy Corry, Jane Hulse, Lily Abud, Larsen Burke, Ella Noonan and Olivia Mannino, who (along with the midfielders) averaged 10.7 goals per game, more than double their opponents

Head coach Maddie Kratz, along with her father Geoff Kratz (assistant coach), were able to motivate and game plan extremely well, and also got the absolute best out of their players all year. The girls absolutely love playing for the Kratzer.

The Wilton 7A season concludes at the year-end CONNY Tournament on June 2 (where Wilton 7A is currently the top ranked team in the Senior-7th/8th grade division) and hope to wrap-up the perfect season.

Pictured above:  (first row) Mary Scally; (second row L-R) Isabel DiNanno, Lucy Corry, Olivia Mannino, Mia Cawley and Ella Noonan; (third row L-R) Molly Snow, Larsen Burke, Sammy Slough, Whitney Hess, Emerson Pattillo and Darien Lilly; (back row, L-R) Coach Maddie Kratz, Hannah Fitzgerald, Maddie Ratcliffe, Ava Fasano, Jane Hulse, Lily Abud, Charlotte Casiraghi, Jill Robert and Coach Geoff Kratz.


Wilton Stands Tall at Northeast Regional Championships

Gymnasts and their families made the 650-mile round trip trek from Wilton, CT to Augusta, ME over the May 11-13 weekend to compete in the 2018 YMCA Northeast Regional Championships. For many gymnasts, this was the final meet of the season, and the largess of the venue was exciting and inspiring. For others, this was the last meet before the season culminates with the Nationals Championships in Toledo, OH, to take place at the end of June.

With over 1,085 gymnasts in attendance, Wilton Red managed to stand proud on the podium with multiple medals and All-Around trophies. Overall, Level 6 placed 4th out of 21 teams, Level 4 placed 9th out of 27 teams, level 8 placed 8th out of 13 teams, and level 3 placed 16th out of 31 teams.

Level 3
For Ages 7-8, Tess D’Andraia scored 9.0 on vault.
For Ages 9A, Mia Decore placed 6th on bars and floor, scoring 9.125 and 9.025 respectively.
For Ages 9B, Grace Jeanes scored 9.175 on vault and 9.1 on beam.
For Ages 10A, Alyssa Duarte scored 9.2 on vault.
For Ages 10B, Lilli Todd scored 9.3 on vault.
For Ages 10C, Rowan Morse took home the 5th AA trophy, taking 3rd on floor (9.150), 4th on bars (9.175) and scoring 9.0 on beam.
For Ages 11A, Lia Carusone placed 4th on floor, 4th on bars (9.1), 6th on vault (9.2), and finishing 7th AA. Winnie Quigg placed 3rd on floor, and scored 9.0 on vault and beam. Abigail Schmitt placed 5th on floor.
For Ages 12+, Isabella Cerra scored 9.250 on bars.

Level 4
For Ages 10A, Taylor Archambeau placed 5th on beam (9.225) and floor (9.175), and took home the 4th AA trophy.
For Ages 10B, Cailyn Cruickshank placed 7th on floor.
For Ages 11B, Kaelyn Talisse took home the silver medal on vault with 9.125, and scored 9.0 on beam.
For Ages 12A, Ella Arghirescu won the 6th AA trophy, taking 2nd on bars (9.20) and 4th on floor (9.075). Emma Incao scored a 9.0 on beam and took home the 4th place medal on vault. Jeni Von Bartheld placed 7th on vault and bars.
For Ages 12B, Ella Mancuso placed 5th on bars, 6th on beam (9.175) and placed 7th AA. Elizabeth Fahey placed 5th on floor and scored 9.0 on beam.
For Ages 13+, Simona Gheorghe scored 9.250 on beam to take 4th.

Level 5
For Ages 9-10, Alyssa Mariani placed 6th on vault, 7th on bars, 5th on beam (9.0) and finished 7th AA.

Level 6
For Ages 9-11, Ashley Umhoefer was the Division Champion, taking home the 1st AA trophy with the title of Vault Champion (9.325), 2nd on bars (9.4), 3rd on beam (9.4) and scoring 9.2 on floor.
For Ages 13, Kaylie Berghaus narrowly missed the title of Beam Champion with a 9.075 for the silver medal, bronze on floor (9.050) and bars, and stood atop the podium to receive the 3rd AA trophy. Alyson Scheurkogel placed 2nd on vault, 4th on bars, and was awarded the 5th AA trophy. Donna Stepnowsky finished the competition with the title of Vault Champion, and placed 7th on bars.
For Ages 14-17, Ava Walker scored a 9.075 on beam to take the silver medal, placed 5th on floor and brought home the 6th AA trophy. Michaela Kane took the bronze medals on beam (9.025) and floor (9.1).

Level 7
For Ages 15+, Isabella Jureller took home 3rd place medals for vault (9.2) and floor.

Level 8
For Ages 10-12, Mia Karlehag took the bronze medals for beam (9.375) and floor (9.350), placed 4th on vault (9.0) and finished 7th AA.

Level 6 gymnasts, above:  (front row L-R) Michaela Kane, Sofia Blessing, Ashley Umhoefer (1st AA, Vault Champion) and Alyssa Smeriglio; (back row L-R) Alyson Scheurkogel (5th AA), Kaylie Berghaus (3rd AA), Ava Walker (6th AA) and Donna Stepnowsky (Vault Champion)

Level 4 gymnasts:  (L-R) Coach Tom Jagelka, Isabella Silverstein, Elizabeth Fahey, Ella Mancuso, Ella Arghirescu (6th AA), Emma Incao, Jeni Von Bartheld, Coach Todd Bucaro, Cailyn Cruickshank, Taylor Archambeau (4th AA) and Simona Gheorghe


Wilton Girls 2006 White Notch Comeback Victory vs. Fairfield, 4-3

The Wilton Girls 2006 White team showcased a comeback victory against Fairfield on Sunday, May 20 with a 4-3 victory.

The girls worked tirelessly in the first half to dampen Fairfield’s aggressive attack. Ella Breitenbach scored Wilton’s first goal of the game with an impressive long distance kick. Julia Steenbock was able to narrow Fairfield’s lead with a powerful, well placed goal.

Going in to the second half, Wilton was determined to take the lead. Solid footwork, hustle and tenacious defense from Caroline Luce, Grace Biondo and Charlotte Stapkowski kept Fairfield scoreless in the second half. Steenbock did an amazing job as well protecting Wilton’s goal stopping some hard shots by Fairfield.

Consistent passing by Sara Fernandes and Caitlyn O’Grady kept the ball moving into the opponents side of the field.

Maddie Phelan, Melissa Ongley, Brooke Ulehla and Megan Dodman demonstrated good footwork, aggressive play and multiple shots on goal, keeping the pressure on throughout the entire second half. A determined Sienna Magazino fought through a tough defense, being knocked down and getting back up each time with impressive skill leading the team with two scores to end the game in a victory for Wilton.

The team really worked together for this great and impressive win.

Boys U-11 Blue Victorious Over Fairfield Black, 4-2

The Wilton Boys U11 blue team, led by Coach Erick Kuczo, played an away game versus Fairfield U11 Black team, giving Fairfield its only second loss of the season. Fairfield offense started off strong making several attempts on goal but thanks to the strong defense of  Jack Barker, Maddox Backman, Matt DeMasi and Jack Vermuelen, and four saves by keeper Will Soucy, all of Fairfield’s attempts were thwarted. Wilton’s strong defense allowed great ball movement from Jack Crossen, Evan Lalor, Andrew Partenza and Lukas Pereira, who here able to make several counter attacks.

Coming off the bench, attacking midfielder Finn Burke and center mid Stefano Cross joined striker Alessandro Ochoa to give the additional spark that started what seemed to be a relentless attack on goal. This furious onslaught lead to Wilton’s first goal by Lalor off a clearance by Fairfield’s goalie. Not even a minute later, the floodgates seemed to open as Crossen feed striker Ochoa for a beautiful goal over the head of a leaping Fairfield keeper to make it 2-0. Ochoa then returned the favor by assisting Crossen to end the half 3-0

Minutes into the second half, Wilton did not relent. Unsatisfied with their seemingly comfortable 3-0 lead, Cross fed a breaking Demasi to make it 4-0. This comfortable lead allowed Wilton’s offense to come off the gas, but despite being down, Fairfield being the formidable competitor would not relent, keeping Wilton’s defense on its toes, continuing to make attempts on goal. Soucy was able to save an additional six attempts, but in the last five minutes of the game, Fairfield landed a goal and got a quick second after a penalty was given for a hand ball in the box, ending the game with Wilton victorious 4-2.

2008 Boys Blue Fall to Westport Blue 2-3

The Wilton 2008 Boys Blue team lost to Westport Blue on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13. In the first half Wilton’s strong defense led by Mick Hamilton, Boden Davi and Caiden Crossen kept things close. Brendan Morris spearheaded Wilton’s offense with help from Peter Braid and Greg Bocchino. Cooper Buchichio made several impressive saves in goal to keep the game scoreless for much of the half. Westport finally broke through to take a 1-0 lead at half.

The second half featured more offense with each side netting two. Harrison DeStefano and Liam Joy both found the back of the net with help from Nicholas Marini and Blake Ongley. The play of the day came after the final whistle as the Wilton boys all presented their mothers with roses to mark the special day.

Wilton U9 Girls Tie Old Greenwich, 0-0

On a rainy Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, Wilton U9 girls fought to a 0-0 tie with Old Greenwich Riverside Community Center. But the score hardly reflects the action packed game. Wilton applied significant pressure in the first half with Ally Phelan, Casey O’Connor and Audrey Lepore driving to the goal, only to be turned away by OGRCC’s goal keeper. The Warriors kept the pressure on with strong play from Maddie Rayment, Sadie Sherman and Kate Wickersham. Excellent defense by Sophia Solomon, Clara Fielden and Andie Langeland helped goalie Victoria Jankowski shut down OGRCC’s offense.

In the second half, Alexandra Jankowski nearly clinched the game for the Warriors but her shot went just wide of the goal. OGRCC mounted a counterattack but Phelan cleared the ball off the goal line as time was running out to preserve the tie.

Boys U-11 Blue Defeat Undefeated Shelton, 1-0

On a wet and rainy Sunday, May 13, the Wilton Boys 2007 (U11) Blue battled against a winless Shelton Orange to a 1-0 victory. The lone goal was created on a back and forth pass between Andrew Partenza and Alessandro Ochoa with Ochoa tapping into the goal for the only score. Wilton was kept in the game all day by the superb play of its goalie Will Soucy, who deflected shot after shot during the course of the game. Wilton was led on offense by the midfielders Stefano Cross, Finn Burke and Jack Crossen creating numerous scoring chances for the wings Matt Demasi, Evan Lalor and Lukas Pereira that just barely missed the net. Defensively Wilton’s center back Jack Barker along with Maddox Backman, Burke and Jack Vermuelen held the Shelton attack back as their offense battled to put another goal in net.