Local roundup: Montville's Tryon wins national honor
Kansas City, Kan. - Montville's Jeff Tryon has been named National High School Player of the Week by the National Soccer Coaches' Association of American for the week of Nov. 10.
Tryon, whose high school career ended on Saturday when the Indians were ousted by Suffield on penalty kicks in the Class M semifinals, finished his season with 36 goals and 17 assists.
During the week of Nov. 10, Tryon held Montville to three wins, including two which led the Indians to their first Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament title.
He converted a penalty kick that helped lead Montville to a 5-4 penalty kick victory over Waterford in the semifinals, then scored two goals in the second half when the Indians rallied to hand previsouly unbeaten Bacon Academy its only loss, 3-2, in the championship game.
He also scored the go-ahead goal in Montville's 3-1 win over Granby in the Indians first Class M tournament game.
In other soccer news:
• Tryon was one of 10 local players selected to play in the annual Connecticut Senior Bowl on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Middletown High School.
Tryon is a member of the Region I team and is joined by teammates Jake Sorenson (goalie), Zack Foley (midfield) and Connor Leeman (midfield).
Also selected to play were goalie Elliott Diana and back Michael Spanos of Waterford, midfielder Anthony Saccone, midfielder Christof Wegiel and back Steven Servedio of Ledyard, and Old Lyme midfielder George Logan.
• Connecticut College junior Billy Hawkey was named to the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference first team. Hawkey had five goals and two assists to lead the Camels in scoring.
• Bowdoin junior Brendan McDermott (football) and Williams junior Brianne Mirecki (cross country), both East Lyme graduates, were recently named to the 2012 NESCAC Fall All-Academic team. Mirecki was a repeat honoree.
In addition, 38 athletes from Conn College were also honored, including: Katie Beers, Merry Byrne, Maddy Conley, Anna Curtis-Heald, Catherine Hallisey, Maura Hallisey, Sarah Huckins, Amy Klopp, Heather Rochford, Michelle Wesley and Elly VanZanten (women's cross country); Jeff Beling, Matt Boudreau, Tristan Cole, Patrick Dermody, Andrew Duarte, Matt Gitkind, Michael Joyce, Michael LeDuc and Andrew Majkut (men's cross country);
Grace Bilodeau, Astrid Kempainen, Kirstin Manville, Ali McKeigue and Emma Stacey (women's soccer); Doug Garabedian, Dillon Kerr, Winslow Murdoch, Max Nichols and Daniel Sandoval (men's soccer); Nick DiLeo, Chris Pielock and Sam Siegel-Wallace (men's water polo); Brittany Fitzgerald, Becca Napolitano, Laura Sanderson and Emily Scribner (field hockey).
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