Field Hockey


4 Male, 9 Female Finalists For BlueStreak-Ruden Report Fall Players Of The Year

After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the past three months, starting on Sunday morning it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have selected four outstanding male and nine female finalists for the BlueStreak-Ruden Report FCIAC Fall Male and Female Player of the Year awards.


It Seems To Me…The State Championship Preview Edition

The FCIAC is assured of two state champions on Saturday, with head to head matchups in Class LL volleyball and Class L field hockey..

In all there will be seven schools — all girls teams — participating after the Danbury boys soccer team was surprisingly disqualified on Friday for using an ineligible player.






True Blue: Baker And Cassidy The Engines To Darien’s Field Hockey Team

DARIEN — Consistent with their uniform numbers, Marissa Baker and Georgia Cassidy refer to themselves, respectively, as “Thing 1 and Thing 2.” It is a playful but inaccurate description for the star forwards of the Darien High School field hockey team, who have been teammates — no, linemates — in two sports for six years.

“Sometimes I know where she is without looking up and she will do whatever she can,” Baker said.


Granito The Latest In Recent Line Of Outstanding New Canaan 3-Sport Female Athletes

NEW CANAAN — Catherine The Great was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia. Her reign was called Russia’s golden age.

A little over three centuries later, Catherine Granito is merely part of what has been an outstanding era for three-sport female athletes in New Canaan. Is this comparison a stretch? Let’s just say Granito, who stands just 5-feet tall, packs greatness into every inch.

Consider: Granito started playing ice hockey when she was 2, save for one year played against boys until she was 14 and could graduate next year as perhaps the second-leading scorer in state history, surpassing one of her role models. Or that she never played field hockey until her freshman year, when she attended a “Meet The Coaches” gathering and was encouraged by a friend to come out for the team.


Westhill’s Rich Ready To Make The Jump To UConn’s Field Hockey Team

STAMFORD — When Ashley Rich started playing field hockey in the fifth grade, Stamford did not have a youth program for elementary school students. Oddly enough, her career blossomed across town lines in Darien.

Once she reached middle school, she joined Stamford’s program and also found a travel team that she would end up sticking with all the way through high school called Fairfield County United.

At this point, only a seventh grader, she knew that she would want to play in college.