Stamford/Westhill winter sports previews – CT Insider

Key returnees: Meadow Gilchrist (Sr. Forward), Alyssa Gioia (Sr. Forward), Piper Fine (Sr. Defense), Sydney Butler (Sr. Goaltender), Paige Tuccinardi (Jr. Forward) Chloe Hackett (Jr. Forward) Kim Boyd (Jr. Defense)

Key losses: None

Outlook: “The team has a strong core of upperclass leadership as well as talented group of freshman and sophomores who should make significant contributions,” coach Steve Falcone said. “Expectations are high with goals of earning a spot in the FCIAC and State playoffs.”

SWIMMING (Stamford/Westhill CO-OP)

Coach: Rick Lewis

Key returnees: Hudson Jang (Free and Back), Jaden Jang (IM and Breast), and Nicholas Kopczewski (Free and Back), and John Frankowski (Back, IM, Free)

Key losses: Cole Williams (Hamilton), Bram Johnston (Notre Dame), Sammy Lai (Notre Dame), Panos Ketonis (Notre Dame)

Outlook: Along with the returnees, the team has a bunch of newcomers in Aryan Hassija (Breast and Fly), Peter Mottolese (IM, Fly, Free), Peter Christian (Free and Breast). Others that may contribute include Sawyer Price, Georgiy Zemlevskiy, Michael Frankowksi and Zach Goldberg.

STAMFORD BOYS BASKETBALL

Coach: Daniel Lauture

Key returnees: Davion Pinn (Jr, F/C); Christopher Portuondo (Jr, G/F); Joeseph Salvatore (So., G); Chris Nanna (Jr. F/C); Lukas Sotell (Sr.)

Key Losses: Isiah Jackson SG (Senior Captain last year)

Outlook: “We have a Young team with experience and enthusiasm,” coach Daniel Lature said. “Not into making predictions but I want our team to play hard and execute in every practice and game.” Freshman Ejai Presley is expected to make an impact as is a transfer in junior guard Brian Rose, who played at Archbishop Stepinac.

WESTHILL BOYS BASKETBALL

Coach: Howard White

Key returnees: 6-3 G/F Sr. Aidan Lamothe 11.5 ppg, 12 rebound per game; 1st ALL FCIAC Sr. G, 5-7 Jeyson Slade 12ppg, 5 rebound, 5 assist per game; Sr. G 5’9 Anderson Graham 8 ppg and 7 assist.

Key Losses: Ben Pennella, Gregson Miller, Ryder Kautz (Transfer to Prep School), Jack McHale (Transfer to Fairfield Prep)

Outlook: The Vikings will also be starting seniors Chris Gattuso at shooting guard and 6-foot-5 Christopher Rene at center. Coming off the bench are Sr. Sergio Lemus, Sr. Keith Sapp, Sr. Luke Cannon, So. Jeremiah Winchester, Jr. Aren Lamothe, Sr. Nisir Thornton and Sr. Marvens Blanc Jr. “The key to this season is our basketball team speed and are team defense,” coach Howard White said. “The biggest thing is our team bench that can go 10 or more players deep that step and play a key role to this year team.”

STAMFORD GIRLS BASKETBALL

Coach: Diane Burns

Key returnees: Madison Lockery (5’10”, guard, 8ppg, 5 rebounds, All FCIAC 2nd team); Charlie Karukas (5’6” guard, 6ppg 5 rebounds 3 assists, All FCIAC Honorable Mention as a freshman and sophomore); Samantha Albert (5’11” junior forward, 10.4ppg, 7 rebounds, All FCIAC Honorable Mention); Carly Diamond (Sr. Captain); Chloe Sotell (sophomore, point guard, 5’10”, 8.6ppg, 6.7assists, 3.3 steals, All FCIAC Honorable mention); Breanna Jacobs (5’9” senior guard), Isabella Edwards (6’1” senior guard)

Key losses: None

Outlook: With all the starters and a few bench players back from last season, the Stamford girls should compete for both …….

Source: https://www.ctinsider.com/gametimect/article/Stamford-Westhill-winter-sports-previews-16726370.php

Key returnees: Meadow Gilchrist (Sr. Forward), Alyssa Gioia (Sr. Forward), Piper Fine (Sr. Defense), Sydney Butler (Sr. Goaltender), Paige Tuccinardi (Jr. Forward) Chloe Hackett (Jr. Forward) Kim Boyd (Jr. Defense)

Key losses: None

Outlook: “The team has a strong core of upperclass leadership as well as talented group of freshman and sophomores who should make significant contributions,” coach Steve Falcone said. “Expectations are high with goals of earning a spot in the FCIAC and State playoffs.”

SWIMMING (Stamford/Westhill CO-OP)

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Key returnees: Meadow Gilchrist (Sr. Forward), Alyssa Gioia (Sr. Forward), Piper Fine (Sr. Defense), Sydney Butler (Sr. Goaltender), Paige Tuccinardi (Jr. Forward) Chloe Hackett (Jr. Forward) Kim Boyd (Jr. Defense)

Key losses: None

Outlook: “The team has a strong core of upperclass leadership as well as talented group of freshman and sophomores who should make significant contributions,” coach Steve Falcone said. “Expectations are high with goals of earning a spot in the FCIAC and State playoffs.”

SWIMMING (Stamford/Westhill CO-OP)

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