Local roundup: Waterford's Holdridge named to All-American lacrosse team
Waterford's Caleb Holdridge, who led the Lancers to their first Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament championship last month, has been named to the National High School Coaches Association All-American boys' lacrosse team.
Holdridge, a senior attack, was the only local player named to the list. He will continue to play collegiately at the Coast Guard Academy.
In addition, Waterford's Alexander Fayan and East Lyme's Ben Jakubczak were named Academic All-Americans.
Holdridge also made the Connecticut High School Coaches Associate Class M all-state first team along while East Lyme attack Rob Swensen, Waterford midfielder Kyle Jacobson and East Lyme defender Tucker Mazzulli made the Class M second team.
Old Lyme had three Class S first team all-state picks in midfielder Mike Kolesnik, defender Henry Lahm and short stick defensive midfielder Jack Bocian, while St. Bernard/Wheeler's Scott Pion (midfielder) and Emmett Brady (defender) made the second team.
Following is a list of CHSCA all-state picks in other spring sports:
• Baseball — Class L: East Lyme's Trystan Levesque; Class M: Ledyard's Ken Turner and Cade Walters, Montville's Nick Calash; Class S: Old Lyme's Eli St. Germain; Academic: Montville's Calash.
• Girls' lacrosse — Class M: First team — East Lyme’s Laura Agbayani and Julia Bates, Waterford’s Olivia Gianakos; Fitch’s Maggie O’Leary; Second team — East Lyme’s Sarah Christensen and Maya Rose; Waterford’s Carly Holdridge; Academic — East Lyme’s Agbayani and Bates; U.S. Lacrosse Connecticut All-Academic: Waterford’s Grace Briggs; Class S: First team — Montville’s Alexis DeLucia; Stonington’s Kate Johnson, Hannah Lamb, Emma Sabbadini; Old Lyme’s Samantha Owen and Lydia Tinnerello; Second team — Stonington’s Madison Cassell; Ledyard’s Katelyn English; Old Lyme’s Brenna Lewis; Academic: Stonington’s Johnson, Lamb and Sabbadini.
• Softball — Class LL: NFA's Bailey Comeau and Hailee Schrader; Class L: Fitch's Karly Morales; Class M: Montville's Alexis Michon and Waterford's Ciana Chiappone and Rachel Miller; Class S: Old Lyme's Maddie Cann.
• Girls' track and field — Class LL: NFA's Allyson Lewis (high jump and long jump, NFA's Paige Martin (pole vault). Lewis was also named the Connecticut Field Athlete of the Year.
• Boys' track and field — Class LL: NFA's Cameron Belton (shot put); Class MM: East Lyme's Sam Whittaker (1,600 and 3,200), Waterford's Sam Menders (triple jump); Class M: Ledyard's James Smith (200).
• UConn learned its home and away matchups for the 2019-20 American Athletic conference season. The Huskies will face Central Florida, Cincinnati, Houston, Memphis and South Florida twice this season. UConn will host Tulane, Tulsa and Wichita State, and will travel to East Carolina, SMU and Temple. Dates and times will be released in August, although the AAC also announced its conference tournament will return to Mohegan Sun Arena for the seventh straight year on March 6-9, 2020.
Tigers beat Vermont
• Chavez Fernander pitched five scoreless innings and allowed only two hits as the Connecticut Tigers beat the Vermont Lake Monsters 3-0 on Monday night at Dodd Stadium. Four relievers combined to allow only one hit over the final four innings for the Tigers (2-2) with Austin Anderson pitching a 1-2-3 ninth to earn the save. Kelvin Smith's two-run single snapped a scoreless tie in the fourth and Matt Jarecki added a sacrifice fly later in the inning.
• The Panera Pirates defeated the Three Rivers Sonics 11-6 on Monday night at Washington Park, the opening of the Eastern Connecticut Major League's 25th season. Mike Aldrich went 4-for-4 with a pair of RBI for the Pirates while Brian McGugan added a two-run double and drove in three runs and Eric Javor and Bryce Bedard had two hits apiece. Dan Pierce went 2-for-3 and drove in a run for the Sonics.
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