The Connecticut High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) named Hailey Moriarty, a sophomore of Glastonbury High School, to the Class LL All-State team.
“To be awarded as an all-state player as a sophomore is a huge accomplishment. I am extremely honored and humbled to be selected. I am more than excited for the next two seasons at Glastonbury and to see what the future has to hold,” said Moriarty.
Moriarty played in the heart of the defense for a Guardians team that won a dozen games in the regular season this fall. The team featured 10 seniors, a group that mentored Moriarty.
“The older girls really helped me through all of it this season. They welcomed me with open arms and positive energy from the start,” recalled Moriarty, who played defensive center midfield. “They showed me all the traditions of the team, the time, effort, and enthusiasm that goes into the game and in every practice. They were amazing role models to look up to every day on and off the field.”
This fall marked the beginning of the Mark Landers-era for the program. Landers took over after two decades coaching the boys and the team opened the new regime with a come-from behind win over Farmington on Sept 9.
Moriarty said the rematch against Farmington on Oct. 13 was a standout moment of this past season, “They gave us a good fight in our first game of the season and after all the practices and improvement we were all eager to face them again. In this game we ended up playing very well together. Everything we worked on in practice started to click that game and we were able to hold them to a 2-0 shutout. In my opinion, this was one of the best games we played as a team together.”
Following the all-state selection, the sophomore standout turned her attention to the hardwood where she is currently competing on the girl’s basketball team at GHS that has won three of four to start the season.
Outside of school, she plays soccer for Oakwood Soccer Club on their 2006 Girls Academy Team.
When she isn’t competing, Moriarty enjoys hanging out with friends and family, as well as going to the beach.
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