Girls Soccer


Commentary: Greenwich’s Gallagher Optimistic For Season With Uncertainty And Opportunity

The uneasy period is rapidly approaching for high school seniors, who are preparing to send out college applications in a process that will inevitably lead to one of the biggest decisions in their lives.

That pressure gets compounded for athletes — at least the ones who haven’t made early verbal commitments — aspiring to continue their careers for four more years. That leads to a variety of factors that get weighed and evaluated.


New Canaan’s Bruno, Darien’s Fiore Travel Same Path To Remain Rivals

NEW CANAAN — Giana Bruno and Chrissie Fiore became rivals because of proximity, friends and teammates because of their shared talents, and will remain adversaries both due to that ability and the common mindset of taking the road less traveled.

“It’s fun having that two-sided relationship,” said Bruno, a two-sport star at New Canaan. “You step on the field and you’re enemies. We never smile at each other.”


Barlow Eager To Accept Larger Role On And Off Field For Ridgefield Girls Soccer Team

RIDGEFIELD — Ridgefield girls soccer coach Iain Golding deviated from past team history when he named Kathryn Barlow captain not long after a season in which the Tigers again won an FCIAC title and reached the Class LL championship game had ended.

That decision is usually made closer to informal summer workouts. But to wait, Golding knew, would be delaying the inevitable. With seven senior starters graduating, Barlow was an obvious choice, both because of her play on the field and her leadership off of it.


Commentary: An FCIAC Year To Remember, No Aids Necessary

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).


The Ruden Report Podcast: Guests — Ryan Cornell, Alyssa Bonanno, Ben Casparius

Welcome to the debut of The Ruden Report Podcast. As I wrote for the description here on the podcast homepage: The Ruden Report Podcast With Dave Ruden is your destination for in-depth interviews with Fairfield County’s top sports newsmakers and commentary provided by award-winning writer Dave Ruden, who has been covering the FCIAC for 33 years. Fans can listen to conversations with the players, coaches and the personalities who drive sports in the area.




Commentary: FCIAC Sports In 2016 Offered Welcome Reprieve From Outside World

If you have scanned your Twitter feed at any point during the past month, it is easy to see why there is a strong sentiment to give 2016 a swift kick into the rear-view mirror. Often this has been in response to the growing list of celebrity losses in the entertainment world; we have seen the deaths of an extraordinary number of performers with visionary talent, especially in the music world.


Vote For The BlueStreak-Ruden Report Fall Female Player Of The Year

After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the past two months, it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have selected nine outstanding finalists for our BlueStreak-Ruden Report FCIAC Fall Female Player of the Year award.