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Hall’s Evan St. Amand Chosen as 2023 Michael H. Savage Spirit of Sport Honoree

Hall’s Evan St. Amand Chosen as 2023 Michael H. Savage Spirit of Sport Honoree

Hall’s Evan St. Amand Chosen as 2023 Michael H. Savage Spirit of Sport Award Honoree

Cheshire, Conn. – Evan St. Amand, a Hall High School (West Hartford) senior and member of the Hall Boys Golf team, has been chosen as the 2023 Michael H. Savage Spirit of Sport Award honoree. He becomes the 14th recipient of the distinguished yearly award, and as Connecticut’s honoree he will go forward as a nominee for the National Federation of State High School Associations’ (NFHS) Section and National Spirit of Sport Awards.

The Michael H. Savage Spirit of Sport Award seeks to recognize individuals who exemplify the ideals of the positive spirit of sport that represent the core mission of education-based athletics. The award may be given in recognition of a specific act or an activity of longer duration.

St. Amand lives with mitochondrial disease. His mitochondria cannot efficiently turn sugar and oxygen into enough energy for his body to function. He is hooked up to an IV 17 hours a day and cannot eat solid food. Hot weather is particularly challenging for him.

Hall Golf Captain Kevin Brown says, “I’ve known since middle school that he has had some challenges, but he hasn’t really let it affect him or let it affect how other people view him.”

St. Amand joined the Hall Boys Golf Team this fall, the first high school sports team he has been a part of. St. Amand shares, “The thing about sports I think that really sets it apart from anything else is the amount of camaraderie and brotherhood that there is.  Sports in my high school is huge. So, I felt like if I can tap into that just a little bit, I felt that I could be a part of that brotherhood and that experience.”

Hall Boys Golf Head Coach Chuck Claffey says, “For someone that understands what his limitations are, he’s so outgoing.  No inhibitions at all, he just has fun. He’s been a joy to have. He’s the type of kid golf is for.”

St. Amand will be formally honored at the CIAC’s Annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet in May.

Watch the CIAC’s video profile of Evan St. Amand here.

 

SERVPRO Student Athlete Spotlight of the Week

SERVPRO Student Athlete Spotlight of the Week

The Connecticut Association of Schools/Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference welcomes SERVPRO as its newest corporate partner. SERVPRO is supporting Connecticut’s high school athletes for the next 5 years. As part of the partnership, SERVPRO will have a presence at all CIAC Championship events and a weekly social media feature showcasing a student athlete from the CIAC.Continue Reading

Quinnipiac’s M&T Bank Arena To Host Boys Ice Hockey Semifinals and Finals

Quinnipiac’s M&T Bank Arena To Host Boys Ice Hockey Semifinals and Finals

CIAC Returns to Quinnipiac for 2023 Boys Ice Hockey Championships, Adding Semifinal Games The CIAC will play both its three 2023 Boys Ice Hockey State Championship games and its six state semifinal games at Quinnipiac University’s M&T Bank Arena in Hamden this March. In 2022, the 3 state championship games were played at the arena’sContinue Reading

Quinnipiac Corner – Stratford High School’s Ciara Roberts

Quinnipiac Corner – Stratford High School’s Ciara Roberts

Quinnipiac Corner is a content partnership between CAS-CIAC and Quinnipiac University’s School of Communications 12/15/22 – Quinnipiac Journalism student Benjamin Yeargin shares: Making Waves and History, too 11/4/22 – Quinnipiac Journalism student Noah Epstein shares: All for One, One for All: The Story of Melania Korenovsky      

Hartford Healthcare Offers Tips To Be Your Best For The Big Game

Hartford Healthcare Offers Tips To Be Your Best For The Big Game

  Many things go through an athlete’s mind leading up to the big game; how best to prepare to be at peak performance, managing nerves to get into the right frame of mind, and how to stay injury free just to name a few.  It’s difficult to find all the information needed in one spot! Continue Reading

CIAC to Play 2023 Softball Championships at University of Connecticut

CIAC to Play 2023 Softball Championships at University of Connecticut

CIAC to Play 2023 Softball Championships at University of Connecticut The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference will hold its four 2023 softball state championship games at the University of Connecticut’s Burrill Family Field Softball Complex. The state-of-the-art facility, which ranks among the finest in the northeast, opened in 2021. It will offer student-athletes, coaches and spectatorsContinue Reading

CIAC Announces Host Sites for 2022 Football State Championships

CIAC Announces Host Sites for 2022 Football State Championships

CIAC Announces Host Sites for 2022 Football State Championships The 2022 CIAC Football State Championship games will be held at Central Connecticut State University’s Arute Field in New Britain, and Rentschler Field at Pratt and Whitney Stadium in East Hartford. The six (6) state championship games are scheduled for Saturday December 10. Three games willContinue Reading

CIAC Announces 2021-2022 Michaels Cup Award Winners

The CIAC proudly announces a list of 21 Connecticut High Schools being honored with a 2021-2022 Michaels Achievement Cup Award. Schools that are part of the CIAC’s Class Act program can be considered for the Michaels Cup Award. The Michaels Cup Committee recognized these exemplary athletics programs for their willingness to subscribe to the Class Act Sportsmanship standards, empowering students to take an active role inContinue Reading

CIAC and DMHAS Announce Partnership

CIAC and DMHAS Announce Partnership

CIAC and DMHAS Partner to Increase Access to Resources for Preventing and Responding to Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Issues CHESHIRE, CT (October 31, 2022) – Today, the Connecticut Association of Schools – Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CAS-CIAC) announced a partnership with the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to provide mental health and substance useContinue Reading

CIAC Adopts 35-Second Shot Clock for Girls and Boys Basketball (2023-2024 season)

CIAC Adopts 35-Second Shot Clock for Girls and Boys Basketball (2023-2024 season)

CIAC Adopts 35-Second Basketball Shot Clock Starting with 2023-2024 Season This CIAC Board of Control has voted to adopt a 35-second shot clock for use in boys and girls basketball beginning in the 2023-2024 season. The shot clock is only mandatory for the varsity level and will be optional for the JV and freshman levels.Continue Reading