Rec Soccer in New Canaan Sees a Welcome Uptick in Registrants

Michael Rau’s kids had played a little soccer in New York City prior to the family’s move up to New Canaan last July, when he started in the position of assistant rector at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. The father of three—daughters Talie, 14, and Kay, 10, and son Peyton, 8—decided on moving to New Canaan that his younger kids should try out the fall soccer program run through the town’s Recreation Department. It’s a decision that Rau says immediately helped pave the way for his kids to get to know the New Canaan community and its residents. “And it was great as a parent, too, because we got to meet new people, as well.