Player of the Week
Week Ending September 23, 2019
Bria Stanley (13)
The West Haven volleyball team posted a pair of victories in three contests this week. Senior Bria Stanley helped lead the way. In a stretch of those three games, Stanley finished with a total of 26 kills, 22 aces, and eight digs.
The senior had 11 aces and eight kills in a win over Bassick, added 12 kills, five aces, three digs, and two blocks in a loss to Mercy, and finished with six aces, six kills, five digs, and three blocks in a victory over Hillhouse.
Week Ending September 30, 2019
After a slow start, the West Haven girls soccer team is starting to heat up. One of the main reasons has been Mackenzie Gardner. The junior goalkeeper has raised her level of play and has helped the Westies post three consecutive shutouts in a 1-0-2 stretch.
Gardner made nine saves in a 1-0 victory over Sheehan, made another seven saves in a scoreless draw with Hand and added one save in another scoreless draw with East Haven.
Week Ending September 30, 2019
Giliana Santaniello (15)
The West Haven volleyball team is making its move towards a postseason berth. One of the key reasons is Giliana Santaniello. The senior had a stellar three-game stretch where she ran the offense with 39 assists, and added 15 digs, six kills, and five aces.
Santaniello had 18 assists and 11 digs to go along with three aces and three kills in a win over Lyman Hall, and added 15 assists, two digs, two kills and two aces in a win over Foran.
Week Ending October 7, 2019
Aldo Barragan (10)
In a week which saw the Westies post a pair of victories and improved to 5-3-1, junior Aldo Barragan was one of the key contributors. Barragan finished the week with four goals and three assists as the Westies inched closer to a playoff spot.In a loss to Coginchaug to open the week, Barragan scored West Haven’s lone goal. The junior added a pair of goals in a 3-0 win over Jonathan Law, before scoring a goal and adding three assists in a 7-0 victory over East Haven.
Week Ending October 14, 2019
Julia Tsakonas (32)
In a season in which the Westies are looking to run deep into the postseason, coach Pete Trenchard has received contributions from the entire team. Julia Tsakonas has made an immediate impact.
The freshman continued her stellar start to the season with another fine effort in West Haven’s win over Career/Hillhouse. Scoring three times and adding an assist, Tsakonas led the Westies to a 7-1 victory.Tsakonas has seven goals and three assists in 11 games played thus far for the Westies.
Week Ending October 21, 2019
Jaden Grant (6)
As the West Haven football team is looking to rebound from three losses against tough opponents to start the season, the Westies have turned to some core players. The result has been a pair of victories, including a 27-13 victory over Norwich Free Academy Friday evening.
One of those key players is Jaden Grant. The junior was all over the field on Friday, rushing for 97 yards on 25 carries. With the increased workload came more opportunities to score, and Grant capitalized with touchdown runs of 6, 11, and 3 yards.
Week Ending October 28, 2019
Noelle Noble (7)
As the postseason approaches, the West Haven volleyball team is heating up, winning four of its last five matches. Leading the way in this run has been Noelle Noble.
The senior’s steady play has been a big part of the run. In a pair of contests last week, Noble had 17 digs, eight kills, and three aces.West Haven opened the week with a 3-1 win over Hamden. Noble played a key role in the road victory with 11 digs and six kills. In a 3-1 win over North Haven, Noble again came up big with six digs, three aces, and two kills.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK 2019
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