‘We Won It for Him’: Taben Leads New Canaan Field Hockey Over Darien for FCIAC Crown

Two weeks ago this Saturday, field hockey was the last thing on Isabel Taben’s mind. That evening, the Rams senior co-captain’s father Charlie suffered a heart attack. It was Isabel who ran into the street to flag down the first responders after they called 911. The medics saved his life. Charlie was rushed to the hospital, where he ultimately recovered from cardiac arrest.

NewCanaanite.com Athletes of the Week: Madeleine Gertsen and Alex LaPolice

The NewCanaanite.com Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Baskin-Robbins, Connecticut Sandwich Co., Joe’s Pizza and Mackenzie’s. Congratulations to Madeleine Gertsen and Alex LaPolice, NewCanaanite.com Athletes of the Week. Gertsen, a senior on the New Canaan varsity field hockey team, led the Rams to two wins in their first three games of 2014. Gertsen leads the team with three goals on the year, netting a pair of them in a 6-2 win against Danbury. Alex LaPolice had a terrific all-around performance in New Canaan’s season-opening win over Hand.