RIDGEFIELD — Coming off a bad loss and opening tonight’s game against rival Wilton by allowing five first-quarter goals should have been a major concern for the Ridgefield boys lacrosse team.
WILTON — New Canaan boys lacrosse coach Chip Buzzeo is counting on depth — quality depth — as being a determining factor this season.
DARIEN — Perhaps it is natural the members of the Darien boys lacrosse team came into this season feeling they had something to prove. That might seem unnatural given the Blue Wave were coming off a No. 1 ranking in a national poll and riding a 54-game winning streak before the first faceoff six days ago.
Darien is coming off one of the best seasons ever by a Connecticut high school sports team, ending up No. 1 in a national boys lacrosse poll. The good news for the teams looking to unseat the Blue Wave — and you already know the cast — is that they were hit harder by graduation than in recent seasons. The bad news is the pipeline always turns out a strong class of players, and this spring is no different.
It is being literal to call 2017 a banner year for the FCIAC. It was one of the richest in terms of state titles for the conference, while league playoffs were closely contested in most sports.
WESTPORT – It has long been believed that Staples has one of the best home-field advantages in the FCIAC. Since most schools have gone to artificial turf, the Wreckers continue playing on grass, so that advantage may have grown even greater.
Players and coaches have been in an altering state since the end of the spring season — and sports year. Saturday concluded a banner nine months for the FCIAC, with state titles won in baseball (Staples), softball (Trumbull), boys lacrosse (Darien, New Canaan) and girls lacrosse (Darien).
Eleven of the 15 Connecticut boys lacrosse players named All-Amercians came from FCIAC teams, led by Darien, which had five players honored. New Canaan and Wilton each had two.