Athletic News

GREENWICH — Neighborhood volleyball rivals Sacred Heart Greenwich and Greenwich Academy are known for having close matches against each other, so when Thursday’s much-anticipated matchup went to a fifth and deciding set, it was certainly no surprise.

Greenwich Academy made the opening statement of the match, winning the first game, but Sacred Heart Greenwich had the final say in Thursday’s FAA duel.

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Sacred Heart Greenwich scored early and often through its first four games of the season and on the rare occasion field hockey foes have possession, they haven’t been able to light the scoreboard.

Indeed, the situation couldn’t be better for the two-time defending FAA Tournament champion Tigers, heading into Wednesday’s home game against league opponent King School.

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Director of Athletics Liz Dennison today announced Alyson Messinger as the next head coach of varsity lacrosse at Sacred Heart Greenwich. Messinger assumes the reigns following coach Tara Clough’s resignation after five years at the helm. Her tenure featured an impressive three FAA Championships, six student-athletes named All-Americans, and six student-athletes named Academic All-Americans. 

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Fierce is one of the key words the Sacred Heart Greenwich volleyball team will emphasize this fall.

“We have a theme of being fierce,” Tigers senior co-captain Kellie Ulmer said. “That’s our word. We are trying to be more aggressive. It’s important to be more aggressive and hit more often.”

The Tigers displayed such aggression in their season-opener against visiting Newton Country Day School on Saturday.

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Cheer on the Tigers on the turf, on the court, in the water, and on the track!