FALL SPORTS RECAP 2021

How to Navigate the Fall Season Recap: scroll from sport to sport to learn about how each team developed over the season. Don't forget to click the green header boxes with the names of each sport -- those link out to more photos where available! 

Dear Sacred Heart Greenwich Tiger fans,

This fall we were able to go back to a more normal post-COVID athletics competitions; a meaningful and successful season for all of our student-athletes, coaches and each sport program. We came together on Sports Night to learn more about injury prevention, wellness and the idea behind Fueling to Perform. And the refresh of the Mara Strength & Conditioning Center allowed our students to engage in more strength training than in previous years.

Our student-athletes and coaches rose to the occasion and made the most out of every practice opportunity, games, white outs and green outs this fall and showed their determination, grit, self-awareness and school spirit day in and day out.

Please enjoy a recap of the Fall Season and reflections from the Varsity Head Coaches below. Team photos and pictures from Upper and Middle School game days can be found on our SmugMug page.

Go Heart,

Carolina Gelbman
Interim Director of Athletics

Note from Varsity Head Coach Suzanne Myette: Our season started off on a very strong note, after a summer of committed running by most of the team of 14 girls. We went 9-0 at our opening FAA meets and finished 2nd in the D1 division at the Canterbury Invitational and 2nd in the small school division at the Wilton Invitational, our highest finishes there ever. Success continued at the Manhattan College Invitational, at Kent and throughout the FAA season, where we finished 2nd Overall after entering the final FAA meets with a 3-way tie for first place with GA and Hopkins. The team was Runner-up at the FAA championships and despite missing our 2 lead runners at New Englands, the team finished 9th overall out of 18 teams.

  • Upper School Cross Country: With a very challenging season and races, the US XC team finished 2nd in the Wilton Invitational and 2nd in the Canterbury Invitational. They also earned 2nd place in the Regular FAA Season and 2nd place at the Championship Meet in Sherwood Island, CT.
  • Middle School Cross Country: Our MS team had an exciting season participating in 5 total meets and an FAA Championship meet. The courses varied from one location to another allowing the team to develop and adjust during each race.

Note from Varsity Head Coach Alex Gheorghe: The program progression has been increasingly successful over the past two previous seasons. In 2019, with an undefeated season record, first place in the FAA season and the team winning its first ever New England Class A Tournament title, the team proved to be one of the strongest in recent school history. In 2020, with COVID restrictions in place, we practiced and only participated in local scrimmages. 2020’s team graduated 4 outstanding seniors, 3 players went on to play Division 1 Field Hockey. The loss of these three top senior leaders and skilled hockey players made our ’21 season projection look like a rebuilding year. With a small roster in place after pre-season and only two seniors on the squad, the team took each and every game with incredible discipline and desire to succeed. The two senior captains took this team to new program achievements to date. 

  • Varsity A Field Hockey: Nationally Ranked in the Top 25 Teams in the Country-Max Field Hockey; Team Performance-Scoring over a 100 goals/less than 5 goals against; Western New England Class A Champion-undefeated in league play, 18-0 record; Fairchester Athletic Association Season Champion, undefeated 8-0; Fairchester Athletic Association Post-Season Tournament Champion; New England Class A Ranked First Place Post Season Tournament; Four D1 College Commitments currently playing; Two Current Players represented at the National Selection Camp; Four Athletes being recognized by Max Field Hockey in the Top 50 and the Top 100 in the Country
  • Varsity B Field Hockey: Our team’s record was 7-1 this season; showcasing great team camaraderie.
  • JV Field Hockey:  Our team played exceptionally well this season earning a record of 8-2 and overall 2nd place in the FAA JV Tournament that was held at Sacred Heart.
  • 7 / 8 Field Hockey: Our Field Hockey program is in great hands with our 7th and 8th graders. This team earned a record of 5-6-2 this fall season.
  • 5 / 6 Field Hockey: Don’t count our 5th and 6th graders out! This team brought home a 2-3 record and played with heart in each game.

 

Varsity Head Coach Costel Mutescu: We had an exciting season filled with lots of progress, learning moments, laughs, and most importantly, heart-felt, competitive racing. We raced in three regattas and in the most prestigious Head of Charles regatta. The girls had a very good time in Boston and we gained some really positive experience. 

  • Varsity 8: Our Varsity 8+ boat got a bid for the Head Of The Charles Regatta in Boston, MA and rowed their hearts out! We got 61st out of 84 boats. Our team looks forward to a great NEIRA season this upcoming Spring.

Note from Varsity Head Coach Stuart Smith: The 2021 Varsity Soccer Team was characterized by its strong work ethic, togetherness and leadership. Led by a highly motivated group of 9 seniors and with a motto of “make it count”, they made sure they gave everything and took every opportunity to improve as a team. Season highlights were a pre-season trip to the Adirondacks, qualification for the FAA play-offs and a 2-1 win over the #1 ranked team in New England, Miss Porters. The team scored 40 goals on the way to an overall season record of 8-8-2 and an FAA record of 6-2-2. The season ended with a double overtime FAA quarter-final loss to Rye Country Day. It was a signature performance of resilience and determination but unfortunately it wasn’t to be this year.

  • Varsity Soccer: The team scored 40 goals on the way to an overall season record of 8-8-2 and an FAA record of 6-2-2
  • JV Soccer:  Our JV Soccer team brought home a record of 10-4-2 and got 5th place overall in the FAA JV Soccer Tournament this season. 
  • 7 / 8 A Soccer: Our US teams look very promising with the talent shown in our 7th and 8th grade A team this season! They were undefeated with an 8-0 record. Way to go Tigers!
  • 7 / 8 B Soccer: Our B team also had a hard fought season and came out with a 2-6 record. Don’t let this record fool you, they fought each game and brought everything onto the field every single time.  
  • 5 / 6 Soccer: It may have been the first time some of our student-athletes stepped onto a field; however, they ended the season with a 5-0-1 record; talk about GRIT! 

Note from Varsity Head Coach Beth Wilson-Jordan: All 14 players earned points for the team throughout the season resulting in our 11-8 overall record. Highlights of the season include celebrating our 6 seniors after defeating Hotchkiss, who was ranked ahead of us at the time, and a decisive 3-0 win against St. Luke’s on the road to end the regular season and earn home court advantage for the quarterfinals of the FAA tournament. We finished with a 5-3 record in the FAA league earning a 4th place finish and FAA playoff tournament entry. We landed two players on the FAA All-League Second Team and 1 Honorable Mention. In the NEPSAC Class A division we finished in 9th place out of 17 teams just missing out on an invite to the NEPSAC postseason tournament by a narrow margin. (Top 8 teams make the NEPSAC playoffs) We landed one player on the All League NEPSAC team.

  • Varsity Volleyball: We finished with a 5-3 record in the FAA league earning a 4th place finish and FAA playoff tournament entry. In the NEPSAC Class A division we finished in 9th place out of 17 teams.
  • JV A Volleyball:  Our team finished with a record of 3-6 playing with honor in each game. Due to the large number of student-athletes trying out, we decided to make two JV teams this season. For the FAA JV Tournament that was held at Sacred Heart, we came in 7th place and played with Heart!
  • JV B Volleyball:  Our JV B Team finished the season with a 4-6 record. 
  • 7 / 8 A Volleyball: Our A team took home 6 wins and 3 loses this past spring season.
  • 7 / 8 B Volleyball: Even though the season record was 1-5, our B team learned so many skills and we look forward to seeing them on the court again next fall.
  • 5 / 6 Volleyball: Our record was 1-7; however, that does not reflect what type of volleyball our team played. They learned the basic skills, served overhand and gave it 150% every day.

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

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