NCHS Boys Soccer Notches 2-1 Victory Over Ludlowe

In a thrilling soccer match that left fans on the edge of their seats, the New Canaan High School Rams Soccer Varsity team emerged victorious Tuesday with a hard-fought 2-1 win over the formidable Farfield Ludlowe Falcons. The game was a rollercoaster of emotions, featuring outstanding performances, incredible teamwork, and remarkable saves that made it an unforgettable contest. Senior Captain and midfielder Augusto Baldini scored both goals for his team, with two crucial assists from Senior Captain and forward Jack Cuda. Josef Gashi, New Canaan’s goalkeeper, had three outstanding saves within a mere five-minute span. 

While the Rams showcased their prowess in offense, their defense was equally commendable. The Falcons applied relentless pressure in the first part of the second half, creating several promising chances.

NCHS Recognizes Student-Athletes Who Will Play Division 3 Sports in College

New Canaan High School on Monday recognized more than one dozen seniors who will play Division 3 sports in college starting next year. 

NCHS Athletic Director Jay Egan said the school’s annual ceremony is a way to mark and celebrate an achievement for the student-athletes as well as their families, asking those in attendance to recognize the parents who “make this all possible.”

“A lot of car rides and check-writing,”  he told those gathered in the Wagner Room at NCHS for the short ceremony, including the student-athletes, their families, close friends and coaches. Egan also reviewed some statistics regarding Division 3, which came into being 50  years ago, saying it makes up 40% of the total NCAA membership. “Division 3 members provide a well-rounded collegiate experience that involves a balance of rigorous academics, competitive athletics and the opportunity to pursue the multitude of other co-curricular and extracurricular activities offered,” he said. We asked the student-athletes why they chose their future schools, and put their responses next to photos where provided (students not present include Ben Maden):

Abigayle Bleil

Middlebury College

“I wanted to go there, regardless of whether I was going to be able to swim or not. So I reached out to the coach about a year ago.

Q&A: Celebration of Bo Hickey’s Life Set for May 21

A remembrance for the late Bo Hickey—longtime New Canaan High School football and hockey coach, and superintendent of Lakeview Cemetery—is to be held 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 21 at Waveny House. Free and open to the public, the celebration of Hickey’s impactful life will include food and drinks for attendees (RSVP here), and donations to to a scholarship established in his name are welcome. We put some questions to co-organizer Terry Dinan, a lifelong New Canaan resident, sports historian and board member of the New Canaan Old Timers/Athletic Alumni Association who put the celebration together with Scott Overbeck, Lou Marinelli, Frank Granito, Rick Ericson and Mary Miller. Here’s our exchange. New Canaanite: How would you describe Bo Hickey to those who didn’t know him?