Storm athletics enjoy banner week
St. Luke's Soccer players Chase Zammit ‘18 and Lea Panagiotidis ‘20 were honored at the Connecticut High School Soccer Awards Banquets on Sunday, January 24.
Zammit was a captain of the boys varsity soccer team in the fall and was a stalwart at the heart of the Storm defense. The Norwalk native was selected as part of a 22-man roster for the Prep School Class S 2017 All State Team by the Connecticut Soccer Coaches Association.
“It feels amazing to be selected as an All-State player,” Zammit said. “I wasn’t expecting this but the leadership role I was given as captain really gave me the commitment and drive throughout the season. I am proud to receive this award.”
Panagiotidis, also a Norwalk resident, was a key member of the girls varsity soccer team that was defeated in the semi-finals of both the FAA and NEPSAC tournaments. The sophomore was one of 26 girls from the Preparatory Schools recognized by the Connecticut Girls Soccer Coaches Association.
“It was such an honor being nominated for All-State,” she said. “I am really grateful for the award. I look forward to contributing to the team and progressing in the soccer program at St. Luke’s the next couple of years.”
The St. Luke's girls varsity squash team recorded its first win of 2018 on Tuesday with a comprehensive 6-1 victory over The Masters School (NY).
After a very tough run to start the year, including matches against Greenwich Academy, Rye Country Day School and Rye High School, GVS bounced back in style winning all but the No. 1 matchup against the Panthers.
The Storm was playing without its regular No. 1 seed Caroline Pellegrino ‘20 and its No. 3 seed Pamela Jaramillo ‘19, but got off to a perfect start with Amelia Heffern ‘21, Mary Grace Thomas ‘19, Lizzy Adamsen ‘20 and Olivia Schwartz ‘19 all winning 3-0.
Katherine Pellegrino ‘19 had an epic battle playing in the No. 3 slot, eventually winning 11-5 in the fifth, to give St. Luke’s a 5-0 lead. Kendall Boege ‘19 also enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win before captain Caroline Nevin ‘18 was edged out in a tough match as the No. 1 seed.
Head Coach Lucia Mathias was thrilled with the teams performance.
“The girls played really well, even though we are banged up, and they all displayed great sportsmanship. We had a rough start to the season but the adversity only brought the girls closer as a team. I am looking forward to seeing them continue to play their best squash in the next few matches.”