Girls Lacrosse 2014: Will Darien Leave Rest Of Pack Feeling Blue?

Last year ended with FCIAC schools occupying all four spots in the CIAC Class L and M girls lacrosse championship games, with Darien and New Canaan claiming titles.

Don’t be surprised if there is an All-FCIAC repeat in two months. Darien coach Lisa Lindley said last year’s team may have been her best ever, high praise for a program that possesses 12 league and 12 state titles.

Scarier still, the Blue Wave players think this year’s team could be even better.


Darien’s Dillon Schoen Earns Rave Reviews For Choices Off Of And Play On The Field

DARIEN — She is among the best players in the history of one of the state’s premier high school programs, with the ability to play at the very highest collegiate level, yet opted to take the road less traveled.

She took up a new sport to stay in shape for another, achieved outstanding success and had what she said was one of the best experiences of her four years at Darien High School.

But what makes Dillon Schoen such a compelling figure is not just her many achievements but the manner in which they were attained.

Boys Lacrosse

National 175 FCIAC Lacrosse Kickoff Night Thursday; FCIAC Lacrosse Weekly This Spring

The Ruden Report has organized the National 175 FCIAC Lacrosse Kickoff Night this Thursday at BlueStreak Sports Training on Hope Street from 7-9 p.m. The event is being sponsored by National 175.

Most FCIAC boys and girls coaches and their captains will be in attendance. We will be filming a lacrosse preview show and the media is invited to come do preseason interviews.

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Commentary: 2013 A Year Rich In Memorable Stories And Accomplishments

My annual year-end columns are assured of one thing: if I re-read them days later, I will inevitably realize leaving someone or something off the list.

The athletes, coaches and games that stood out the most resonate in my mind, so this compilation is done without the aid or poring over old stories and strictly off the top of my head.

Here, then, is what I will remember most about 2013:

Girls Basketball

Catching Up With… Norwalk’s Emma Oyomba

When I first decided to launch my own website, one of the repeated suggestions was a “Where are they now,” series. Readers love to know what the former high school athletes they followed are now doing.

Thus the seeds were planted for “Catching Up With…”

And deciding on the first person to profile, Emma Oyomba was the prefect candidate.