Evan St. Louis - Bacon Academy High School (Soccer): St. Louis saved all six shots he faced, including denying a penalty shot with five minutes to play in regulation at the Bobcats shutout Norwich Free Academy 1-0 in the team’s regular season finale on Oct. 29. It was the 12th time that St. Louis and the Bobcats defense blanked an opponent this fall. Drew Ferrigno scored Bacon’s only goal in the win, which wrapped up a 12-2-2 regular season.
Rachel Bartolucci - RHAM High School (Cross-Country): Bartolucci placed 9th out of the 130 runners at the Class M state finals at Wickham Park on Oct. 29. Bartolucci, a senior, ran a time of 20:57, earning her All-State honors and qualifying her for the State Open. The Raptors finished 4th overall as a team with Danielle Lynch (19th), Nina Holm (26th), Juliet McShane (41st), Evelyn Lage (72nd) also contributing to the team’s overall score.
David Castiblanco - East Hampton High School (Soccer): Castiblanco scored a pair of goals as the Bellringers defeated Old Saybrook 3-2 in the regular season finale on Oct. 28. Brennan Johnson scored the other goal for East Hampton, who earned the No. 1 seed in the Shoreline Conference (SLC) Tournament after finished the regular season 11-1-1. The Bellringers will play for the SLC championship against Morgan on Friday, Nov. 4 at Portland High School, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Lauren Eckert - Portland High School (Soccer): Eckert was flawless in goal, stopping five shots as the Highlanders blanked the Bellringers 2-0 in the opening round of the Shoreline Conference Tournament on Oct. 29. It marked Eckert’s fourth shutout in the team’s last seven games and was the second time she held East Hampton scoreless in an eight-day span. Cam DiMauro scored both of Portland’s goals in the conference win.
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