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  • Greenwich Time: Greenwich resident Zoe Kassapidis wins Haggarty Award at Greenwich Town Competition

    This article originally appeared on the Greenwich Time website; to read it in full, please visit the newspaper's site.

    Artistic on the ice.

    As a figure skater, that’s what Greenwich resident Zoe Kassapidis strives to be each time she competes and judging by her impressive results, she’s accomplishing her goal.
     
    Showcasing her elegance and grace on the ice, Kassapidis, a Sacred Heart Greenwich junior, won the Kaye Haggarty Award for the third straight year at the 2019 Greenwich Town Competition.
     
    A US Figure Skating sanctioned event, the Greenwich Town Competition was held at Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink in Greenwich on Feb. 24 and sponsored by the Greenwich Parks and Recreation Department and Windy Hill Skating Club. The event was open to skaters in good standing of US Figure Skating and featured numerous skating divisions.

    Kassapidis, who competed in the excel pre-preliminary division, earned The Haggarty Award again with another fine performance to her music.

    To continue reading, please visit the Greenwich Time website
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  • Sacred Heart Greenwich finishes strong at NEPSAC swimming championships

    This article originally appeared on the Greenwich Time website; to read it in full, please visit the paper's website.

    Behind several top-10 finishes, Sacred Heart Greenwich put forth a strong showing at the NEPSAC Division I Swimming & Diving Championships last week.

    In the first event of the NEPSAC finals, which was held Saturday and Sunday at Deerfield Academy, the 200-yard medley relay team of Emma O’Connor, Erin Quigley, Catherine Hamilton and Grace Lillis combined for a seventh-place time of 1:53.95.

    Hamilton, a senior finished 12th in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:58.53. In the 50-yard freestyle, O’Connor, a senior, was eighth, posting a time of 25.55 seconds.

    In the NEPSAC diving finals held prior to the swim portion of the meet, Sacred Heart sophomore Piper Van Wagenen placed seventh with a score of 326.90 points. The 100 butterfly saw Hamilton finish eighth in 1:00.14.
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  • Winter 2018-2019 Sports Recap

    With the Spring 2019 season already underway, I wanted to take the opportunity to provide a Winter 2018-2019 season recap and update to include highlights from a historic season for our Middle and Upper School teams.
     
    I will not be able to hit on every highlight and/or individual and team accomplishment, but I hope to give you a glimpse into each sport and the hard work, development, and success that everyone one of our teams and student-athletes had this winter. Please read on below for more, check out the individual team pages for full results and our SmugMug photo site for professional photos of each team. 
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  • Greenwich Time: St. Luke’s defeats Sacred Heart for fourth straight FAA title

    This article originally appeared in the Greenwich Time; to read it in full please visit the paper's website.

    Already crowded with basketball trophies, the display case at St. Luke’s School’s athletic center will hold one more shiny girls basketball winner’s title.

    Entering Saturday’s FAA Tournament final as three-time defending champions, the Storm were challenged by Sacred Heart Greenwich, but they weren’t about to see their long reign of supremacy halted.

    Behind a balanced scoring effort and an effective defensive performance, top-seeded host St. Luke’s remained the gold standard in the FAA, capturing the league championship for the fourth straight season with a well-earned 53-43 win over second-seeded Sacred Heart before an enthusiastic crowd at Cary Gymnasium.

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  • Greenwich Time: Sacred Heart Greenwich tops Greenwich Academy to reach FAA final

    This article originally appeared in the Greenwich Time; to read it in full please visit the paper's website.

    Sacred Heart Greenwich prides itself on being a second-half team, a characteristic that certainly surfaced during the final 16 minutes of action against Greenwich Academy in the semifinal round of the FAA Girls Basketball Tournament.

    Holding just a four-point halftime lead against the Gators, the Tigers did what they’ve accomplished numerous most of the season — they pulled away with a decisive second half.
     
    And another dominant second-half showing advanced the Tigers to a destination it hasn’t been in several years — the FAA final.

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  • NEPSAC Class A All-Star Team announced

    Congratulations to Varsity Basketball players Leah Atkins '20 and Sarah Eckerson '19 for being named to the 2019 NEPSAC Class A All-Star Team.


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  • Greenwich Time: Eckerson, Sacred Heart Greenwich advance to FAA semifinals

    This article originally appeared in the Greenwich Time; to read it in full please visit the paper's website

    Sarah Eckerson was the center of attention during Tuesday’s FAA Tournament quarterfinal-round game between Sacred Heart Greenwich and Hopkins School.

    The Tigers focused on passing the ball inside to Eckerson and the Hilltoppers tried to defender her, but the senior center rose to the important occasion for her squad.

    Scoring a game-high 21 points, while grabbing numerous rebounds, Eckerson helped lead second-seeded Sacred Heart to a 45-32 victory over seventh-seeded Hopkins in the FAA quarterfinals.
     
    The host Tigers advanced to Thursday’s semifinal-round, where they will face visiting Greenwich Academy — the No. 6 seed. Greenwich Academy posted a 45-37 win against third-seeded Greens Farms Academy in Tuesday’s FAA quarterfinals.
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  • Greenwich Time: Eckerson leads Sacred Heart basketball team over Rye Country Day

    This article originally appeared in the Greenwich Time; to read it in full, please visit the newspaper's website.

    A dominant performance by Sarah Eckerson, coupled by quick starts in both halves propelled the Sacred Heart Greenwich basketball team to a 65-47 win over host Rye Country Day School in an FAA game held on Monday.

    Eckerson, a senior center, was a force on both ends of the court, tallying a career-high 28 points, to go along with 16 rebounds. She also had four steals in the winning effort.

    “Sarah Eckerson was absolutely unstoppable,” Sacred Heart coach Ayo Hart said. “They double and triple teamed her.”
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  • NFHCA announces 2018 NFHCA High School National Academic Squad

    GILBERT, Ariz. — Over 2,415 student-athletes from 297 high schools have been named to the 2018 Keith Waldman — Optimal Performance Associates / NFHCA High School National Academic Squad.

    The High School National Academic Squad program recognizes those high school seniors and juniors who have achieved a minimum cumulative, unweighted grade-point average of 3.50 out of 4.0 or the equivalent through the first quarter of the 2018-19 school year.

    Seniors and juniors who have achieved a minimum cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.9 out of 4.0 or the equivalent through the first quarter of the 2018-19 school year have been recognized as Scholars of Distinction.

    Honorees from Sacred Heart Greenwich:
    Olivia Batal '19
    Sydney Gallop  '20
    Hilary Hoover '19
    Peyton Lauricella  '20
    Eliana Manriquez  '19
    Grace Nemec '20
    Morgan Smith '20
    Ryan Smith '19
    You can find the list of 2018 honorees here and an archive of past honorees here. Student-athletes who have earned Scholar of Distinction honors have been marked with an asterisk. If you're viewing the list on a mobile device, select "View in Full Screen" to access all pages.
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  • Greenwich Time: Defense fuels Sacred Heart’s win over Miss Porter’s

    This article originally appeared in the Greenwich Time: to read it in full, please visit the newspaper's website.

    Three consecutive losses followed a streak in which the Sacred Heart Greenwich basketball team won 12 of its first 13 games, so the Tigers knew it was time to bear down and get back on the winning track Saturday against Miss Porter’s School.

    And the Tigers turned to their defense to do so.

    Miss Porter’s entered halftime with a five-point lead, but managed to score only 11 second-half points, as Sacred Heart turned turnovers into points in registering a 42-32 comeback win.

    Senior center Sarah Eckerson scored a game-high 15 points and junior guard Leah Atkins tallied 10 points for the 13-4 Tigers.

    Delaney Nwachukwu, a junior forward, totaled 11 points, while junior forward Ana Bartkiewicz added nine points for Miss Porter’s, which held a 21-15 halftime advantage.

    “We call ourselves a second half team, we seem to come out stronger in the second half, which was the case in this game,” said Eckerson, who scored nine second-half points. “We definitely made a turnaround in the second half and we did not lose our intensity, which helped us to get a win.”
     
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