Stephanie And Lauren Czulewicz Continue To Excel In The Pool, Now At Central Connecticut

Czulewicz Sisters Continue To Excel In The Pool, Now At Central Connecticut

NORWALK — In praising the trajectory of one of her life-long teammate’s swimming career, Stephanie Czulewicz said of her sister Lauren, “She is so much better than everyone else that they move her up. She wanted to follow in my footsteps basically.”

Stephanie’s words were followed with a smile and chuckle, which is almost always the case. But don’t let the delivery mask the sincerity.

For one, Lauren admits to looking up to her sister, older by just one year. More importantly, Stephanie has been blazing a trail of distinctions and Lauren is quite literally following in her footsteps, or rather ripples.


Darien's Vodola A Master At Great Accomplishments In Understated Manner

Darien’s Vodola A Master At Great Accomplishments In Understated Manner

DARIEN — While there is no verifiable proof, it is within the realm of safety to say that Kelly Vodola this past spring had one of the least heralded great seasons ever by an FCIAC softball player.

Outside of some league coaches and close followers, how many people even know which school she played for — answer: Darien — or that she likely led the conference in hits and possibly batting average by a regular player?


Key To Stamford Legion's Success? Winning The Arms Race

Key To Stamford Legion’s Success? Winning The Arms Race

When Stamford Senior Legion Coach Kevin Murray previewed his team at the start of the summer, his first and most confident statement was that the team would ride its pitching throughout the whole season, as would any team with that much talent on its roster.

The thing is, there’s just not another team out there with the pitching depth quite like Stamford’s.

There are eight aces on staff and Murray has known exactly when to use them, especially in this state tournament, where Stamford is still alive and unbeaten in the division championship round robin after defeating Cheshire, 7-6, in a 12-inning thriller and Monroe in a 4-0 shutout this past weekend.