Athletics

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Athletic News

Director of Athletics Liz Dennison today announced Noreen Haggerty as the next head coach of Varsity Swimming at Sacred Heart Greenwich. 

“Coach Haggerty brings enthusiasm, competitive spirit, and a wealth of experience teaching and coaching to her new role as Head Coach of Varsity Swimming at Sacred Heart,” said Director of Athletics Liz Dennison. “I am excited for her to lead our swim program and work alongside our student-athletes each day.”

A former Division III swimmer, Haggerty has been coaching in the area for over a decade in addition to her own swim career that started locally. Her coaching experience includes time spent with a variety of age groups through her work with competitive club swimming, including as the Head Swim Instructor and assistant coach at Rocky Point Club in Old Greenwich, CT and time spent with the Marlins Swim Team at the Greenwich YMCA. Haggerty has led large teams, including designing training programs that have resulted in a number of championship seasons. 

"I am very excited to join the Sacred Heart Greenwich swim team,” said Haggerty. “In a year filled with so much uncertainty, my main goal is to provide the girls with a sense of normalcy on the pool deck through practices, competition, and team bonding. I'm looking forward to a fun season. Go Heart!”

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The tennis courts have been action-packed at Sacred Heart Greenwich this fall, but tennis isn’t being played.

Volleyball has become an outdoor sport at Sacred Heart, due to COVID-19 safety guidelines and the tennis courts have served as the Tigers’ varsity team’s home court for the fall.

“It’s definitely different and a little bit challenging, since you have to adjust to a different environment,” said Morgan Wilkens, a senior co-captain. “We are adjusting to the wind, the weather and a different type of court, where it’s a little bit harder to move. Though it’s been a different experience, I think it’s helpful doing this together as a team, because we are all going through the same thing and we’re all in this together.”

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Beth Yeager has experienced a wealth of memorable moments since she joined Sacred Heart Greenwich’s varsity field hockey team as an eighth-grader in 2016, one of which occurred in 2019, when she scored the game-winning goal in the Tigers’ NEPSAC Class A Tournament title game against Tabor Academy.

Yeager’s goal with 1:21 left in the second half that chilly November day, gave Sacred Heart a 2-1 triumph over Tabor Academy and its first NEPSAC championship.

Today, Yeager is one of the Tigers’ senior captains and though the 2020 season is extremely different than season’s past due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the five-year starter aims to help the squad enjoy the moments they share together this fall.

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Alana Frederick and Lara Patricio are dynamic playmakers on Sacred Heart Greenwich’s soccer team, and though their opportunities to showcase their skills are limited during this unprecedented season, the passion they bring to the field each day certainly hasn’t wavered.

“It’s a different year, but our team has always been really good as far as staying positive,” Frederick said. “It might be our new normal, so we’re staying really positive during this time and we have tried to have fun and stay competitive at the same time.”

Due to guidelines involved with the COVID-19 pandemic, the NEPSAC and FAA canceled its regular season and postseason schedules. Therefore, the Tigers’ modified soccer season includes six scrimmages against nearby/FAA opponents.

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Fall 2020 Captain Highlight: Rowing

This week, Sacred Heart Greenwich will highlight our fall captains as the Upper School student-athletes start their sport-specific preseason training. Stay tuned for daily posts showcasing our leaders! 

We are looking forward to a great season despite not having fall racing opportunities,” comments Coach Costel Mutescu. “Our captains will lead using their experience as Lauren, Samantha and Emma Rose have been part of the rowing team since their freshman year. They will help create goals for the team and work towards testing our speed on our local water as well as through virtual racing events. We will also use our practices to develop our experienced and younger student-athletes, led by the leadership of our seniors, juniors and captains.”

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Fall 2020 Captain Highlight: Volleyball

This week, Sacred Heart Greenwich will highlight our fall captains as the Upper School student-athletes start their sport-specific preseason training. Stay tuned for daily posts showcasing our leaders! 

 “Leadership is a full-time job for our volleyball captains Liv and Morgan,” explains Coach Beth Wilson-Jordan. “I’m confident that their strong character, composure, confidence, attitude, communication skills, and ability to work well together will set them up for success as leaders on the volleyball court and as Vice President and President of the Student Council. I expect this season and school year will provide many challenging opportunities for them to share their unique talents as leaders. I’m excited and looking forward to working with them! “

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Fall 2020 Captain Highlight: Cross Country

This week, Sacred Heart Greenwich will highlight our fall captains as the Upper School student-athletes start their sport-specific preseason training. Stay tuned for daily posts showcasing our leaders! 

 

With their leadership, enthusiasm and love for the sport, we are confident that as cross country captains, Grace and Ursula will keep the team’s morale, productivity, and competitiveness high despite it being a different and unchartered season,” explains Head Coach Suzanne Myette. 

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Fall 2020 Captain Highlight: Field Hockey

This week, Sacred Heart Greenwich will highlight our fall captains as the Upper School student-athletes start their sport-specific preseason training. Stay tuned for daily posts showcasing our leaders! 

 

We are very excited and ready to start the season,” commented field hockey co-head coaches Sarah Hill and Alex Gheorghe. “We are certain that our captains will do their best to make the season a great experience. They both have tremendous achievements in the sport and great personalities to lead the whole team.”

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This week, Sacred Heart Greenwich will highlight our fall captains as the Upper School student-athletes start their sport-specific preseason training. Stay tuned for daily posts showcasing our leaders! 

"This year's soccer program will be led by two players who are incredibly passionate about the sport. Lara and Alana are respected by their teammates for how hard they work every day and the quality of their game," comments varsity soccer Head Coach Stuart Smith. "They bring intensity and competitive spirit every time they step on the field; this will inspire everyone around them and lead the program to success". 

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Though no games were played, the members of the Sacred Heart Greenwich lacrosse team and coach Aly Costigan, certainly won’t forget the spring of 2020.

The three-time defending FAA champion Tigers were intent on continuing their reign of supremacy in the league and producing another dominant season.

Yet like every team in the nation, the COVID-19 pandemic halted the Tigers’ 2020 campaign before it even started. Possessing four seniors who will play lacrosse at the collegiate level, Sacred Heart, which rolled to a record of 18-1 in 2019, tried its best to have a virtual-type season this spring.

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