Linked Up – 5/29/15

Being a part of the Stamford lacrosse team has been life changing for some athletes. Jason Rearick - Stamford Advocate.

Being a part of the Stamford lacrosse team has been life changing for some athletes. Jason Rearick – Stamford Advocate.

Pairings and league championships are the big story today, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a moment to highlight some great stories. As always, lots of interesting athletes and coaches covered in this edition and hopefully it whets the appetite for a few great weeks of CIAC tournament competition.

  • From the Stamford Advocate: The growth of the Stamford lacrosse program has been a life changer for some student-athletes.
  • From the New London Day: Waterford’s Marissa Walker brings a tremendous amount of perspective to the softball field.
  • From the Meriden Record Journal: Seven strong compatriots from Wallingford have helped power the strong Xavier boys lacrosse program.
  • From A deep look at the growth and impact of Unified Sports, which is simply one of the best programs the CIAC is involved with.
  • From GameTimeCT: Some Fairfield Prep baseball players are taking a leadership role in working against domestic violence.
  • From WFSB: Nicklaus Harrington of Parish Hill is shooting for a third-straight state title in golf.
  • From the Norwalk Hour: Olivia Wiener has overcome the initial shock of her coach to excel at the javelin for Staples.
  • From Linked Up doesn’t usually include individually created pieces or fund raising stories, but this video featuring Fairfield Warde’s Giacomo Brancato is so well done and inspiring, we had to include it.
  • From It has been a perfect match of coach and team for Stamford softball this season.
  • From Shore Publishing: Jess Joline is fitting in well with the Guilford girls lacrosse program.
  • From the Waterbury Republican-American: A pair of girls golf standouts are breaking new ground.
  • From the Hartford Courant: Gilberto Figueroa has helped East Hartford volleyball reach new heights.
  • From Shelton’s Mike Cowell has bolstered his status as maybe the top pitcher in the State.
  • From The spring season has continued a magical run for Thomaston.
  • From the Bristol Press: The sport of lacrosse continues to grow in Bristol with St. Paul adding a girls program.
  • From the Norwich Bulletin: Golfing and race car driving actually mix in the life of Woodstock Academy’s Jordan Lamothe

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