Friday, January 15, 2021

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North Haven Courier

North Haven’s U-12 comp girls’ soccer squad went 4-0-1 on its way to winning a South Central District division title last fall. Pictured are (front) Estelle Hammarlund, Marcy Funke, Ava Tarasuk, Lillianna Osborne, and Maddie de Lencastre with (back) Head Coach Jen Merck, Kayden Goss, Lia Calderon, Addison Whitcomb, Peyton Harkins, Maya Thompson, and Leila Sweet. Missing from the photo is Assistant Coach Erika Fronte. Photo courtesy of Chris Kirby

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Senior captain Nick Howlett finished his career with the North Haven boys’ cross country team by taking 17th place at the SCC Division A Championship. Howlett led North Haven alongside fellow senior captains Tiernan Neville and Patrick Rourke. File photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

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Senior captain defender Mackenzie White garnered All-SCC Division B accolades on behalf of the North Haven field hockey squad this fall. Photo courtesy of Mark Curcio

White Makes All-SCC as a Senior

Published Dec. 24, 2020 08:56 p.m.

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Senior captain Maddie Bergin finished her career with the North Haven girls’ swimming and diving team as a four-time All-SCC and All-State honoree who has five individual and two relay school records to her credit. Last year, Maddie helped North Haven win its first state championship in team history. Photo courtesy of Maddie Bergin

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Junior setter Hannah Auddino dished out 223 assists on her way to making the All-SCC Division B Team in her first year as a varsity starter for the North Haven girls’ volleyball squad. Photo courtesy of Hannah Auddino

Auddino Sets the Stage for North Haven

Published Dec. 10, 2020 12:57 p.m.

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Justin Falasco led the North Haven boys’ soccer squad as a senior captain midfielder during the 2020 fall season. Photo courtesy of Justin Falasco

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Junior Caroline Toni garnered All-SCC Division B accolades for the North Haven girls’ volleyball team in her first season as a varsity player this fall. Photo courtesy of Caroline Toni

Toni Goes All-SCC in First Varsity Season

Published Nov. 26, 2020 11:15 a.m.

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All-time Hamden Hall basketball player Danny Oglesby was recently named the head coach of boys’ hoops at North Haven High School. Photo courtesy of Danny Oglesby

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Junior Abrielle Osborne has set lifetime-best marks in two events with the North Haven girls’ swimming and diving squad this fall. Abrielle had to miss two weeks due to quarantine, but is looking forward to competing at SCCs this week. Photo courtesy of Abrielle Osborne

Osborne Having Breakout Season for North Haven

Published Nov. 12, 2020 01:39 p.m.

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Juliana DeAngelo has been a steady contributor for the North Haven field hockey team since her freshman season. Now a junior, Juliana is providing a helpful voice for the younger athletes in a program that’s looking to grow. Photo courtesy of Juliana DeAngelo

DeAngelo Distributes Passes and Knowledge

Published Nov. 05, 2020 01:55 p.m.

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Eduardo Cienfuegos de Paz is producing plenty of points for the North Haven boys’ soccer squad this fall. He’s also leading the team as a senior co-captain. Photo courtesy of Eduardo Cienfuegos de Paz

Cienfuegos de Paz Has Passion for the Pitch

Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:21 p.m.

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Emma Liedke solidified her spot as a starting middle blocker for the North Haven girls’ volleyball squad as a sophomore this fall. Photo courtesy of Emma Liedke

Liedke Secures Starting Spot as a Sophomore

Published Oct. 22, 2020 02:17 p.m.

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Senior Chase DiCarlo has proved a reliable placekicker for the North Haven football team throughout the past three seasons. Photo courtesy of Chase DiCarlo

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Anthony Vigliotto plays on both the offensive and defensive line for the North Haven football squad. Anthony earned a spot as a senior captain thanks to his dedication to the program, along with becoming a stronger and more savvy player. Photo courtesy of Anthony Vigliotto

Vigliotto Maneuvers His Way into Leading Role

Published Oct. 08, 2020 12:56 p.m.

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Carly Fresher is looking forward to leading the North Haven girls’ soccer team as a senior captain this fall. Carly was also named a captain for the North Haven girls’ basketball squad. Photo courtesy of Carly Fresher

Fresher Succeeds in All Arenas

Published Oct. 01, 2020 02:27 p.m.

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Ally Vollero notched mark of 20-3 in her freshman season with the North Haven girls’ tennis team. Now a junior, Ally is penciled in to move up from No. 2 singles to No. 1 singles next spring. Photo courtesy of Ally Vollero

Vollero Nets Success at North Haven

Published Sep. 24, 2020 01:55 p.m.

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Junior Taya Laborde has made history as a member of the North Haven girls’ swimming and diving squad during the first half of her high school career. Photo courtesy of Taya Laborde

Laborde Adores Swimming for North Haven

Published Sep. 17, 2020 01:19 p.m.

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Shea Saracino had a stellar season with the North Haven Warriors girls’ lacrosse team in the Dream League. Beyond her performance on the field, Shea won the league’s Spirit Leadership Award by virtue of her fundraising efforts. Photo courtesy of Shea Saracino

Saracino Leads North Haven to a Dream Season

Published Sep. 10, 2020 11:40 a.m.

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Dan Boudreau enjoyed a nice summer season while playing for North Haven’s U-17 team in the Connecticut Elite Baseball Association. Dan saw a lot of time as a catcher, but made valuable contributions at other positions, too. Photo courtesy of Dan Boudreau

Boudreau’s a Great Catch for North Haven

Published Sep. 05, 2020 12:11 a.m.

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Hannah Sommer was named the Most Improved Player in the Dream League based on her excellent performance in goal for the North Haven Warriors girls’ lacrosse team.

Photo courtesy of Hannah Sommer

Sommer Has Great Summer in the Dream League

Published Aug. 27, 2020 01:46 p.m.

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Derek Novicki proved a valuable member of North Haven’s U-19 CEBA team by playing first base, pitcher, and the outfield this summer. Photo courtesy of Derek Novicki

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Pat Lillis is excited to lead the North Haven football team as a senior captain, while potentially playing a variety of positions this year. Photo courtesy of Pat Lillis

Lillis Ready to Lead North Haven on the Gridiron

Published Aug. 13, 2020 01:19 p.m.

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Nadia Liuzzi worked her way to a starting spot and a captain’s role as a member of the North Haven field hockey team. Photo courtesy of Nadia Liuzzi

Liuzzi Made a Great Call to Play Field Hockey

Published Aug. 06, 2020 02:30 p.m.

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Christina DeAngelo made many friendships by competing for the field hockey and girls’ lacrosse squads at North Haven High School. Photo courtesy of Christina DeAngelo

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East Haven baseball alum Matt Coyle is taking the reins as head coach of North Haven’s U-17 baseball team in the Connecticut Elite Baseball Association this summer.

Photo courtesy of Matt Coyle

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Laekhram Singh led the North Haven boys’ fencing team as a captain and was also named a senior captain for the boys’ tennis squad. Photo courtesy of Laekhram Singh

Singh Achieves His Dream of Playing Varsity

Published July 16, 2020 12:31 p.m.

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Jenn Cruver was inducted into the North Haven High School Sports Hall of Fame after putting together outstanding careers as a pitcher in both high school and college.

Photo courtesy of Jenn Cruver

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Kara Stevens enjoyed a nice two-year career as a No. 1 doubles player for the North Haven girls’ tennis team, earning the title of captain as a senior this year. Photo courtesy of Kara Stevens

Stevens Found Her Home on North Haven’s Court

Published July 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

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Senior captain Laura Petrafesa finished her career with North Haven girls’ hoops by helping the team have an outstanding campaign this winter. Photo courtesy of Laura Petrafesa

Petrafesa Bounced Back from Setbacks

Published June 25, 2020 12:41 p.m.

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North Haven girls’ lacrosse captain Callie Kessler became an Internet celebrity after expressing her passion for the Green Bay Packers in a Twitter video. Photo courtesy of Callie Kessler