2023 Was a Banner Year for Athletics at Sacred Heart Greenwich

2023 Was a Banner Year for Athletics at Sacred Heart Greenwich

As we embark on a new school year, we look back on a year filled with athletic prowess and success, which included multiple team championships, postseason appearances, individual recognitions, and 17 student-athletes who will be moving on to compete in intercollegiate athletics across five different sports.

“I was so impressed with the daily commitment of all of our coaches and student-athletes this year, said Laurie Rousseau, Director of Athletics. “Not only did we enjoy great success on the court, field and pool, we were blessed with talented student-athletes competing hard day in and day out while representing Sacred Heart Greenwich with incredible grace and sportsmanship.  I am thrilled to see the efforts of our teams at every level pay off, but also the incredible growth that took place this year.”

The field hockey and swimming & diving teams both won Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA) Regular Season Championships, while the swimming & diving team capped off their season by winning the FAA Championship meet. The field hockey, volleyball, squash, and track & field teams all finished as runner-up in their respective FAA Tournament or Championship meets as well.

The fall season also saw both the field hockey and volleyball teams being selected to participate in their respective New England Preparatory Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class A Tournaments. The field hockey team finished with the No. 6 seed, while the volleyball team finished with the No. 8 seed in New England.

The winter season saw more of the same success with the swimming & diving team,finishing fourth in NEPSAC Class A. The squash team, following a FAA runner-up finish, continued their prowess by finishing fifth in both NEPSAC Class A, and at the US Squash National High School Tournament (Division I). The varsity basketball team also followed up a successful 2021-22 season with another successful year, finishing fourth in the FAA and earning a No. 6 seed in the NEPSAC Class A Tournament.

The Varsity A lacrosse team continued their tradition of excellence, as they finished with a 16-1 record, No. 1 in NEPSAC Class A, and ranked No. 8 nationally in the Inside Lacrosse final poll and No. 9 in the USA Lacrosse High School girls lacrosse final poll.

The spring also saw the track & field team add to their FAA runner-up finish by finishing seventh in NEPSAC Class A, while recording seven new records throughout the season. The rowing team’s season was highlighted by winning the Stonington Invitational, and qualifying two boats for the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association (NEIRA) championship meets, marking the first time in school history in which two boats qualified. 

The golf team was led by Isabella S. ‘25 who won the individual FAA Championship. The team capped a tremendous season by finishing third in the FAA and fourth in NEPSAC Class A.

Seventeen members of the Class of 2023 are now continuing their athletic careers in college including 13 at the Division I level in field hockey, lacrosse, swimming, and rowing, and four at the Division III level, in squash and field hockey.

“This number of Sacred Heart Greenwich student-athletes competing at the collegiate level this year is very impressive. This represents hours and hours of training and commitment to earn this opportunity, but also a testament to the incredible coaching and mentoring taking place at Sacred Heart Greenwich.  We are confident that our girls are well prepared for the opportunities that lie ahead and that they will continue to represent Sacred Heart Greenwich,” Rousseau added.

It was certainly a year to celebrate for Sacred Heart Greenwich, with so many great team and individual performances, finishes, and accolades. 

Sacred Heart Greenwich looks forward to building upon their strong athletic tradition in 2023-2024, now that preseason is underway.