2017 Spring Athletes of the Week

Week Ending May 21, 2017
Kailey Carrano - Softball

Week Ending May 14, 2017
​Gabi Prisco - ​ Girls Lacrosse

Week ending May 7, 2017
Mary McDaniel - Girls Lacrosse

Week Ending April 30, 2017
Veronica Lynn - Softball

Week Ending April 23, 2017
Sean Jefferson - Baseball

Week Ending April 16, 2017
Ivy Santos - Softball


2016-2017 Winter Athletes of the Year


















Veronica Lynn (66)

Sophomore

​Girls Hockey

The West Haven girls hockey team had a season to remember this winter. Winning a Southern Connecticut Conference Division II title and advancing to the state tournament capped what was the best season in the history of the West Haven/Sacred Heart Academy hockey team. 

The Westie Sharks had it all as it was a team which could score, play defense and receive solid goaltending. The key to the team was the overall defensive effort it put forth each game. 

Leading the way was sophomore Veronica Lynn. Playing more than 35 minutes per game and anchoring the defense, Lynn was a key reason for the success of the Westie Sharks. 

Lynn did it all for the Westie Sharks as she finished with seven goals and three assists, and more importantly, had 46 blocked shots. 

For her efforts, Lynn was a First Team All-State selection, joining senior Gabi Prisco as the only two players in the history of the girls hockey program to be named All-State selections. 


















Pete Richetelli (8)

Senior

Boys Hockey

The West Haven boys hockey team entered the 2016-2017 not on the radar of many. By season's end, the Westies became a team no one wanted to play in the postseason. 

Finishing with an impressive 14-6 regular season record, the Westies went on to win their first two state tournament games before falling in the semifinals against Ridgefield at Yale University's Ingalls Rink. 

While there were many reasons and players who contributed to the team's success, one player stood out on a daily basis. 

Senior Pete Richetelli capped his finest season in a West Haven uniform by leading the Westies in all three offensive categories. The senior finished the year with a team-leading 22 goals, 26 assists and 48 points. 

Richetelli was such a dynamic force he recorded points in 19 of his team's 23 games, including two goals and three assists against Conard, one goal and three assists against East Haven, and three goals against Cheshire. 

As a result of his hard work, Richetelli joined a select group in the history of the program as he was named to the the All-State team following the season. 


​2016-2017 Winter Athletes of the Week

Week Ending March 12, 2017
Alex Lynch - Boys hockey

Week Ending March 5, 2017​
​​Max Lynch - Boys hockey

Week Ending February 26, 2017
Taylor Nowak - Girls hockey

Week Ending February 19, 2017
Amanda Carr - Girls basketball

Week Ending February 12, 2017
Jaymesha Sanders - Girls basketball

Week Ending February 5, 2017
Tatum Courtmanche - Girls hockey

Week Ending January 29, 2017
Peter Richetelli - Boys hockey

Week Ending January 22, 2017
​​Marquel Bookert - Boys basketball

Week Ending January 15, 2017
Francesca Criscuolo - Girls hockey

Week Ending January 8, 2017
Josiah Steinman - Boys basketball

Week Ending January 1, 2017
Brendan Serenson - Boys hockey

Week Ending December 18, 2016
Megan Froehlich - Girls hockey


2016 Fall Athletes of the Year 


















Gabi Prisco (20)

Senior

Girls Soccer

In a season in which West Haven had hopes of returning to the postseason, senior Gabi Prisco made sure her final campaign on the soccer field was a memorable one as she led her team to berths in both the Southern Connecticut Conference and state tournaments, and a 10-5-4 record. 

​All the senior did was lead the Westies in every offensive category, including 17 goals, 13 assists and 47 points. 

Prisco had points in 12 of West Haven's 19 games and scored multiple goals in five of those contests. The senior scored four times against Cross, added another three against the Governors, and scored twice in each game against Foran, Bunnell and North Haven. 



















Anthony Godfrey (6)

Senior 

Football

The West Haven football team had a regular season to remember, going undefeated with a 10-0 record and a berth in the postseason. While there were many weapons in the West Haven offense, Anthony Godfrey proved too tough for opponents to stop. 

The senior was just too good for most teams as he finished the season with 1,769 yards rushing on 163 carries for an average of 10.9 yards per carry. Godfrey scored 28 touchdowns on the year, 23 on the ground and five through the air. 

Godfrey also caught nine passes for 233 yards and finished the year with 168 points. What makes the numbers even more remarkable is the fact Godfrey did his work in a little over nine games as he missed the game against Fairfield Prep on Thanksgiving and was limited in the playoff loss to Ridgefield. 


Week Ending November 27, 2016

Sheilan Velazquez - Football


Week Ending November 13, 2016

Tim McCarthy - Football


Week Ending November 6, 2016

Bob Hawkins - Football


Week Ending October 30, 2016

Madison Barbieri - Girls Soccer


Week Ending October 23, 2016

Devin Pascale - Girls Volleyball


Week Ending October 16, 2016

MacKenzie Holy - Girls Soccer


Week Ending October 9, 2016

Lauren Lewis - Girls Soccer


Week Ending October 2, 2016

Anthony Godfrey - Football


Week Ending September 25, 2016

Abdoul Aremu - Boys Soccer


Week Ending September 18, 2016

Gabi Prisco - Girls Soccer


Week Ending September 11, 2016

​Anthony Godfrey - Football

2016 Spring Athletes of the Year


















Julia Bothwell
Senior
Softball
The 2016 softball team had clear goals to play in both the Southern Connecticut Conference and state tournaments this season. Senior Julia Bothwell helped make sure those goals were attained. 
Whether it was in the pitching circle or at the plate, Bothwell was a main reason the Westies qualified for each. 
In the circle, Bothwell led the team with nine wins, including the postseason-clinching victory over Hamden and winning the first round state contest against Glastonbury
At the plate, Bothwell was a force. The senior led the way with a team-leading 30 hits and 27 runs batted in.  
Bothwell's best game on offense came at Shelton in the second game of the season as she had five hits, drove in four runs and scored twice. 


























Abdoul Aremu
Junior 
Boys Track
The West Haven boys track team has had some brilliant moments this past season. The best may have come in the postseason. 
While the team enjoyed success, no one had more individual success than junior Abdoul Aremu as he was named the Male Most Outstanding Performer in the Southern Connecticut Conference championship meet in May. 
Aremu was part of the victorious 4 x100 team, a group which lost just once during the entire season. It was in that loss the group of Aremu, Talon Butler, Jeffrey Flores-Santiago and Andrew Highsmith set a school record in 43.27 seconds. 
As he has done all season long, Aremu ran extremely well in the 100 and 200. In the SCC meet, Aremu was first in each, winning the 100 in 11.9 seconds and the 200 in 22.48 seconds. 
In the SCC West Sectionals, Aremu was second in the 100, won the 200 and was part of the victorious 4 x 100 team once again. 

Week Ending May 22, 2016


Week Ending May 15, 2016

Madison Watts - Softball


Week Ending May 8, 2016

Oreo Olowe - Boys Tennis


Week Ending May 1, 2016

​Tim McCarthy - Baseball


Week Ending April 23, 2016

Gabi Prisco - Girls Lacrosse


Week Ending April 16, 2016

Amanda DiLeonardo - Girls Lacrosse


Week Ending April 9, 2016

​James McCarthy - Boys Lacrosse



2015-2016 Winter Athletes of the Year



















For their efforts in the 2015-2016 winter season, Tyler Paine (l.) and Gabi Prisco (r.) have been named the 
Vio's Sports Plus/Westie Blue Male and Female Winter Athletes of the Year. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
See a hard copy of this photo in the West Haven Voice, available at businesses throughout West Haven.



















Gabi Prisco
Junior
Girls Hockey
The 2015-2016 girls hockey team had a different look from the start. Merging with Sacred Heart Academy to form the West Haven/SHA girls hockey team, the Westies were a team which would go on to have their best season in recent memory. 
West Haven/Sacred Heart Academy finished with a 10-10-2 record and came within a few minutes of taking home the Southern Connecticut Conference Division II crown. 
While there were many reasons for the successful season, one player stood out throughout the season. That player is junior Gabi Prisco. 
Prisco was among the team leaders in just about every category as she tied for the team lead in points with Lindsey Gerzabek as each had 18. Playing defense, Prisco was second on the team with 11 goals and second on the team with seven assists. 
For the second straight season, Prisco was named to the All-State team as she remains the only female hockey player in West Haven history to place on this team. 
For her efforts, Prisco was also named the SCC Division II Player of the Year. 



















Tyler Paine
Senior
Boys Hockey
Heading into the 2015-2016 season, Tyler Paine was well aware a lot was going to be expected of him. Coming off a solid season, Paine was going to be one of the players head coach Joe Morrell relied on the most. 
Paine did not disappoint.  The junior finished the year on the All-State team and was a Southern Connecticut Conference Division I First team selection. 
Paine was at the center of West Haven's scoring throughout the season as he lead the team in goals (18), assists (18) and points (36).  
Paine had points in 14 of the team's 21 games, including scoring at least once in nine of those contests. The senior scored multiple goals in four games, including five goals and two assists in a win against East Haven, and three goals in another win against Cheshire. 
Paine also had four assists in a win over North Haven as the Westies advanced to the opening round of the Division I state tournament before falling to Xavier. 

Week Ending March 2, 2016
E.J. Pacapelli - Boys Hockey

Week Ending February 24, 2016
Veronica Lynn - Girls Hockey

Week Ending February 17, 2016
Peter Richetelli - Boys Hockey

Week Ending February 10, 2016
Gabi Prisco (20) - Girls Hockey

Week Ending February 3, 2016
Jeremy Borelli - Boys Hockey

Week Ending January 27, 2016
Logan Cole - Boys Hockey

Week Ending January 20, 2016
Kyleen Crowe - Girls Hockey

Week Ending January 13, 2016
Tyler Paine - Boys Hockey

Week Ending January 6, 2016
Malachi Campbell - Boys Basketball 

Week Ending December 28, 2015
Lindsey Gerzabek - Girls Hockey


2015 Fall Athletes of the Year 



















For their efforts in the 2015 fall season, Amanda DiLeonardo and Salah Oumorou have been named the Vio's Sports Plus/Westie Blue Male and Female Fall Athletes of the Year.



















Amanda DiLeonardo
Senior
Volleyball
The West Haven girls volleyball team enjoyed one of its best seasons in recent memory, advancing to the second round of both the Southern Connecticut Conference and state tournaments. One of the key reasons for the team's success was senior hitter Amanda DiLeonardo. 
An SCC All-Quinnipiac selection, DiLeonardo was a force all over the court, leading the team in kills, aces and digs. A solid hitter, the senior had 181 kills and delivered 63 aces. If those were not enough, DiLeonardo was a solid defender, preventing opposing points with 176 digs. DiLeonardo also finished with 11 blocks on the season. 
"Amanda has worked extremely hard and was a huge asset to our team this season," West Haven coach Kate Coldren said. "She is very deserving of this award."
DiLeonardo's two best performances of the season came in hard-fought victories. 
In a 3-2 win over Sacred Heart Academy, DiLeonardo had 13 kills and 17 digs. In a 3-1 victory at Mercy, DiLeonardo was a force at the net with 17 kills and added five digs.  




















Salah Oumorou (15) 
Junior
Boys Soccer
Often opposing teams will mark a top player with its defensive specialist. West Haven's Salah Oumorou saw his share of marks this season, but none deterred him. 
Oumorou was so good teams often had multiple players flowing to him. In the end, it was Oumorou who came out on top. 
The West Haven junior was nearly unstoppable, finishing with a team-leading 31 goals and 67 points as the Westies reached the Southern Connecticut Conference finals and the second round of the CIAC Class LL state tournament. 
"Salah is a very special player, one that may come around once every 20 years," West Haven coach Pete Hamasian said. "He continues to get better every year."
Named the Southern Connecticut Conference Player of the Year, Oumorou was on a different level. 
He scored multiple goals in nine different games, including four tallies twice, three goals three times and two goals four times.  

Week Ending November 28, 2015
Anthony Godfrey - Football

Week Ending October 31, 2015 
Stefania Vendrella - Girls Volleyball

Week Ending October 24, 2015
Tim McCarthy - Football

Week Ending October 17, 2015
Salah Oumorou - Boys Soccer

Week Ending October 10, 2015 
Amanda DiLeonardo - Girls Volleyball

Week Ending October 3, 2015
Garfield Robinson - Boys Soccer

Week Ending September 26, 2015
Kyle Godfrey - Football

Week Ending September 19, 2015
Sarah Dunham - Girls Volleyball






2015 Spring Athletes of the Year



















For their efforts in the 2015 Spring season, Mike Savino (l.) and Kial Watts (r.) have been named the Vio's Sports Plus / Westie Blue Male and Female Spring Athletes of the Year. Photo courtesy of WHHS. 



















Kial Watts
Senior 
Softball
In a season which saw the Westies qualify for the postseason before falling in the opening round of the state tournament, one consistent player was Kial Watts. 
Not only did the senior pitch in 17 games, she was a dominant force on top of West Haven's batting lineup. In 21 games, Watts hit .521, had a .580 on base percentage and an .817 slugging percentage. 
Watts finished the season with 37 hits, including 19 singles, 15 doubles and three triples. The senior drove in 12 runs, scored 26 runs, drew nine walks and struck out just once in 81 plate appearances. 
Watts also finished the season with a .934 fielding percentage. 



















Mike Savino
Senior
Baseball
Coming off a solid hockey campaign, Mike Savino was going to have a hard time topping his senior season on the ice. With an explosive bat, Savino may have done so. 
In 21 games, Savino was a tough out as he finished with a .500 batting average, a .561 on base percentage and a .653 slugging percentage. 
Savino had 36 hits in 72 at bats, including 27 singles, seven doubles and two triples. The senior drove in 15 runs, scored 29, and struck out only seven times in 82 plate appearances. 
Defensively, Savino had 94 total chances, finishing with 58 assists and 28 put outs, while being a part of 14 double plays. 

Week Ending May 25, 2015
Frank Johnson - Baseball

Week Ending May 18, 2015
Jolie Morrell - Softball

Week Ending May 4, 2015
Kial Watts - Softball

Week Ending April 27, 2015
John Delgado - Boys Tennis

Week Ending April 20, 2015 
Madison Watts - Softball

Week Ending April 13, 2015
Jake Conlan - Boys Lacrosse

2014-2015 Winter Athletes of the Year



















For their efforts in the 2014-2015 Winter season, Gabi Prisco (second from r.), Brandon Sebastian (l.) Max Padro (second from l.) and Mike Savino (far r.) have been named the Vio's Sports Plus/Westie Blue Male and Female Athletes of the Year. Photo courtesy of WHHS.



















Gabi Prisco 
Sophomore
Girls hockey
In a season which saw the girls hockey team produce just three wins, a bright spot came in the form of sophomore Gabi Prisco. 
Prisco, who was a regular on defense, but contributed mightily on offense, led the team with 19 goals, 7 assists and 26 points. 
For her efforts, Prisco was named to the All-Southern Connecticut Conference Second Team and became the first player in school history to be named to the All-State First Team in girls hockey. 
Prisco scored in 10 of her team's 20 games, scoring multiple goals seven times. Prisco, who was a force in both the offensive and defensive ends all season, scored four goals in a 9-3 win over Lauralton Hall. 



















Max Padro
Junior 
Boys Swimming
Max Padro began swimming competitively at the age of nine. The results of all his hard work continue to pay off. 
The West Haven junior became the first West Haven swimmer in school history to win a Class L state title, winning the 200 IM at the CIAC Class L final with a personal best and school record, 1 minute, 56.02 seconds. 
Padro was not done as he also placed second in the 100 butterfly with a time of 52.93 seconds. 
Placing in the top two in the 200 IM and the 100 butterfly, Padro will see his name recognized as All-State selections in each. 
As a sophomore, Padro broke records in the 100 butterfly, 200 IM and 500 freestyle, only to top his own marks this season.  



















Brandon Sebastian (c.)
Sophomore
Boys Indoor Track
Having already made a name for himself on the football field with an exceptional fall season, Brandon Sebastian was not to be silent in the winter campaign. 
Participating on the boys indoor track team, Sebastian made all take notice, winning the New England Indoor Track Championship in the long jump event and qualifying for the Nationals. 
The sophomore put forth a record-breaking performance, placing first in Boston, Mass., February 27, with a school record jump of 23 feet, 4 inches, easily eclipsing the previous school mark of 20 feet, 10 inches.
Sebastian qualified for the New England championship in February, placing second in both the CIAC Class LL Championship and the CIAC Indoor Track State Championship meet, both at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.   



















Mike Savino
Senior
Boys hockey
Coming into the 2014-2015 season, senior goaltender MIke Savino knew he would be a key player in the success of the team. Savino came up big time and time again. 
The senior goaltender finished the season with 614 saves and a 92% save percentage. He was named to the All-SCC/SWC Division I First Team, All-State First Team and was named the Most Valuable Player in Division I. 
While there were numerous contests in which Savino kept his team in the game, one will stand out for seasons to come. 
In an opening round contest against Xavier in the Division I state tournament, Savino came within 9 seconds of carrying his team to an upset victory over the heavily favored Falcons. 
The senior turned aside the first 44 shots he faced, most in spectacular fashion, before the Falcons tied the game in the final seconds and won in overtime. 
Savino finished the year with three shutouts. He allowed one goal three times and two goals five times. 

Week Ending March 23, 2015
Max Padro - Boys Swimming

Week Ending March 9, 2015
Brandon Sebastian - Boys Indoor Track

Week Ending March 2, 2015
Mike Savino - Boys Hockey

Week Ending February 16, 2015
Tyler Paine - Boys Hockey

Week Ending February 2, 2015 
Kial Watts - Girls Basketball

Week Ending January 26, 2015
Gabi Prisco - Girls Hockey

Week Ending January 19, 2015 
Eric Singleton - Boys Basketball

Week Ending January 12, 2015 
Mike Savino - Boys Hockey

Week Ending January 5, 2015
Jeremy Borelli - Boys Hockey

Week Ending December 29, 2014
Tyler Paine - Boys Hockey

2014 Fall Athletes of the Year






















For their efforts in the 2014 Fall season, Gabi Prisco (r.) and Salah Oumorou (l.) have been named the Vio's Sports Plus/Westie Blue Male and Female Fall Athletes of the Year. Photo courtesy of WHHS.



















Gabi Prisco
Sophomore
Girls Soccer
In a season which ended in heartbreak, including gut-wrenching losses to Shelton (SCC) and Amity (state tournament), there were plenty of bright spots for the Westies. One of those bright spots was sophomore Gabi Prisco. 
Following a freshman year which put the second-year star on the radar, Prisco continued to step forward. The sophomore continually came up big, finishing with 9 goals, which was second on the team, and a team-leading 12 assists and 30 points. 
Marked by every team on a consistent basis, Prisco, a New Haven Register/GameTimeCt All-Area selection, showed her skills throughout the season, but never more so than in the first round of the state tournament against Amity. 
With the Westies trailing by a goal in the second half, the sophomore ripped a curling shot from an angle which snuck under the crossbar into the top corner for the equalizer. 
Then, with the season on the line in penalty kicks, Prisco never wavered. Calmly preparing for her turn, Prisco swiftly drilled a shot to the left corner to prolong the penalty kicks before West Haven eventually fell to the Spartans. 
Also a standout lacrosse player, Prisco scored in seven of West Haven's games and had points in 12 of the team's 18 games.



















Salah Oumorou
Sophomore
Boys Soccer
If ever first-year boys soccer coach Pete Hamasian needed to find a diamond in the rough, that diamond was Salah Oumorou. 
Racing on to the scene as a sophomore, Oumorou surprised at first and impressed from there. Oumorou finished the season with a team-leading 23 goals and 50 points, while also adding four assists. 
Oumorou had points in 12 games and scored multiple goals in 8 games this past season.
Ask an opposing coach what makes Oumorou a special player, all have to pause and think as there are many solid aspects of his game. Oumorou's footwork and ability to win in tight spaces separated him from most players throughout the year. Oumorou's vision of the field, terrific instincts and ability to score big goals played a huge part in his success. 
Oumorou, the New Haven Register/GameTimeCt All-Area MVP and All-State selection, opened the season with three goals against Law and scored 4 times two games later against East Haven. When Oumorou scored twice against Hamden, the Westies opened the season at 5-0. 
Oumorou added two more goals each against Sheehan, East Haven and Law in what would prove to be a special season for the dynamic sophomore.

Week Ending November 30, 2014
Brandon Sebastian - Football

Week Ending November 16, 2014
Chris Franco - Football

Week Ending November 9, 2014
Zatrell Lyons - Football

Week Ending November 2, 2014
Anthony Godfrey - Football

Week Ending October 26, 2014
Marshont Little - Football

Week Ending October 19, 2014
Dan Prendergast - Boys Soccer

Week Ending October 12, 2014
Elizabeth Fournier - Girls Swimming

Week Ending October 5, 2014
Sarah Dunham - Girls Volleyball

Week Ending September 28, 2014
Alexis Severino - Girls Soccer

Week Ending September 21, 2014
Tim McCarthy - Football

Week Ending September 14, 2014
Salah Oumorou - Boys Soccer


2014 Spring Athletes of the Year























For their efforts in the 2014 Spring season, Matt Carter (l.) and Ava Gambardella (r.) have been named the Vio's Sports Plus / Westie Blue Male and Female Spring Athletes of the Year. Photo courtesy of WHHS.



















Ava Gambardella
Senior 
Girls' Lacrosse
In a season which saw plenty of thrilling moments for the girls' lacrosse team, Ava Gambardella may have been at the center of them all. Not only was the West Haven senior an emotional leader on the field, she was a leader where it mattered most - in the scoring column. 
Gambardella finished the year with 62 points, including 50 goals and 12 assists. Of the 16 games the Westies played, Gambardella was in the scoring column in 15 of those contests.
Gambardella scored multiple goals 14 times, with 6 goals once, 5 goals 3 times 4 goals twice and 3 goals four times. 
The senior helped West Haven get off to a 4-0 start with 4 goals and one assist in a 16-11 victory over Bunnell, scored 6 times and added an assist in a 19-15 win over North Haven and scored 5 goals in each of consecutive wins over Lyman Hall and North Haven. 
Gambardella's biggest game may have come in the first meeting of the year against Sacred Heart Academy as her 5 goals and 2 assists, including the winner in overtime, helped West Haven qualify for the postseason.  
















 


Matt Carter
Senior 
Baseball
The West Haven baseball team may have had several question marks entering the 2014 season, but senior Matt Carter was there to answer plenty of them. 
Expected to be a key contributor, Carter did not disappoint. Whether it was offensively, defensively or on the pitching mound, Carter seemed to answer every challenge. 
On the hill, Carter became the team's ace. The senior pitched 56.1 innings, finishing with a 5-3 record and 1 save. Carter allowed 41 hits and 20 runs, 17 of which were earned, while walking 35 and striking out 56. 
The senior finished with an earned run average of 2.11 and a WHIP (Walks plus Hits per Innings Pitched) of 1.34. 
Offensively, Carter was equally impressive, finishing with a .333 batting average with 23 hits. Carter finished with 18 singles, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 14 runs batted in and 15 runs scored. Carter finished with a .387 on base percentage and a .420 slugging percentage.
Carter was at his best down the stretch, including the postseason, as he tossed a complete game, 5-hitter, striking out 9 and walking 4 in a Class LL opening round victory over NFA. Just one day later, Carter came on in relief and got the Westies to extra innings before falling to Southington in the Class LL second round. 
In the season's final week, Carter picked up a pair of victories. He tossed a 4-hitter in a 2-1 win over Career and four days later allowed just 5 hits and struck out 7 in an 8-2 win over Hand. 

Week Ending May 26, 2014
Matt Carter - Baseball

Week Ending May 12, 2014
Geordann Daguplo - Boys' Lacrosse

Week Ending May 5, 2014 
Ava Gambardella - Girls' Lacrosse

Week Ending April 28, 2014
Kial Watts - Softball

Week Ending April 21, 2014
Melanie Reiss - Girls' Lacrosse

2013 - 2014 Winter Athletes of the Year

















For their efforts in the 2013 - 2014 Winter season, Mike Savino (l.) and Mya Berretta (r.) were named the Westie Blue Male and Female Athletes of the Year.



















Mya Berretta
Freshman 
Girls' Hockey
If there were ever doubts of how good Mya Berretta would be this year, they were quickly erased when the freshman scored 13 goals in the first three games of the season. 
Those goals were just a glimpse of what was to come. By the time the season was over, Berretta scored an astonishing 60 goals and finished with 68 points. 
To put Berretta's season in perspective, West Haven played 18 games and Berretta failed to score in just one of those contests. 
Berretta finished with 6 goals in a game three times, 5 goals in a game three times and 4 goals in a contest three times. There were also five times she scored twice in a game.
How dominant was Berretta? 
In an 8-6 win over Stamford/Westhill/Staples, the freshman had 6 goals and an assist. She scored all 6 goals in a 6-5 win over Hand and had 4 goals and 2 assists in a 6-6 tie with Branford. 
In a game played for a berth in the SCC Division II finals against Notre Dame-Fairfield, Berretta's line, which also included Marisa Pacapelli and Gabi Prisco, played all of about 5 minutes in a game which went to double overtime before the Westies fell 4-3.



















Mike Savino
Junior
Boys' Hockey
In a season in which West Haven had its scoring troubles, extra pressure was put on goaltender Mike Savino. Savino responded in style. 
Facing 684 shots, Savino stopped 623 for a 91% save percentage. The West Haven goaltender was given credit for 1 shutout, while also stopping all 34 shots he faced in a win over Milford late in the season. Savino allowed just one goal in six different contests during the year.
Savino constantly showed signs of how good he was throughout the year, stopping 33 of 35 shots in a comeback victory over Notre Dame-Fairfield, 35 of 38 shots in a win over Hamden and 38 of 42 shots in a late season loss to the Lancers. 
With West Haven looking to get in a groove for the postseason, Savino was on his game as he allowed just one goal in three games of a 4-game winning streak, stopping 35 of 36 shots against North Haven, 26 of 27 shots against Branford and 32 of 33 shots against Xavier. 

Week Ending February 17, 2014
Mya Berretta - Girls' Hockey

Week Ending February 10, 2014 
Ava Gambardella - Girls' Basketball

Week Ending February 3, 2014
Kial Watts - Girls' Basketball

Week Ending January 27, 2014
Marisa Pacapelli - Girls' Hockey

Week Ending January 20, 2014
Gary Dudley - Boys' Basketball

Week Ending January 13, 2014
Mike Savino - Boys' Hockey

Week Ending December 30, 2013
Wyatt Condon - Boys' Hockey

Week Ending December 23, 2013
Mya Berretta - Girls' Hockey


2013 Fall Athletes of the Year



















For their efforts in the 2013 Fall season, Ervin Philips (l.) and Pablo Perez (r.) were named the Westie Blue Male Co-Athletes of the Year, while Leah Morrissey (c.) was named the Westie Blue Female Athlete of the Year



















Leah Morrissey
Senior
Volleyball
Looking to return to the postseason, the West Haven volleyball team turned to Leah Morrissey. The West Haven senior led the way from the start on both sides of the ball. Leading by example, Morrissey helped her team return to both the SCC and state tournaments, where they lost in the first round of each. The senior ran the offense with a team-leading 264 assists and had 30 aces. On the defensive side, Morrissey was just as good as she finished second on the team with 295 digs. Morrissey was named to the SCC All-Quinnipiac Division team.



















Pablo Perez
Senior
Boys' Soccer
Knowing he would get two or more players covering him each game, Pablo Perez never backed down. The West Haven senior did the exact opposite, leading his team with 13 goals and 14 assists to finish with 40 points. With Perez leading the way, the Westies returned to the postseason, where they fell to Guilford in the opening round of the Class LL state tournament. Perez was named to the SCC All-Quinnipiac Division team, was named to the New Haven Register All-Area team, where he was named the most valuable player, and also made the All-State and All-New England teams. 



















Ervin Philips
Senior
Football
With one year remaining in his high school career, Philips was sure to not disappoint. A year away from taking his talents to Syracuse University, Philips put on a show each week. The senior ran for 1,819 yards and 35 touchdowns in leading the Westies to the Class LL semifinals, where they fell to Fairfield Prep. Known for his offensive expertise, Philips may be best remembered this season for a game-saving tackle against Xavier, which propelled the Westies to a thrilling overtime victory. Philips was named the Westie Blue Player of the Weekthree times and has been named the Westie Blue Male Fall Athlete of the Year three straight years. 

Week Ending December 2, 2013
Nyrell Moore - Football

Week Ending November 18, 2013
Marshont Little - Football

Week Ending November 11, 2013
Ervin Philips - Football

Week Ending November 4, 2013
Duane Gary - Football

Week Ending October 28, 2013 
Ed McCarthy - Football

Week Ending October 21, 2013
Ervin Philips - Football

Week Ending October 14, 2013 
Leah Morrissey - Volleyball
Marshont Little - Football

Week Ending October 7, 2013
Marisa Pacapelli - Girls' Soccer
Gabi Prisco - Girls' Soccer

Week Ending September 30, 2013
Duane Gary - Football
Pablo Perez - Boys' Soccer

Week Ending September 23, 2013
Ervin Philips - Football

Week Ending September 16, 2013
Tory Lavery - Girls' Soccer


2012-2013 Spring Athletes of the Year



















For their efforts in the 2012-2013 Spring season, Tyler Gambardella (l.) and Camdyn Morgillo (r.) have been named the 2012-2013 Westie Blue Spring Athletes of the Year



















Camdyn Morgillo 
Senior 
Softball
Coming back from a leg injury her junior season, Morgillo knew she would be the team leader. The senior more than fulfilled that role. 
Rebounding from a season in which her team was 1-19 a year ago, Morgillo pitched her team to the Class LL quarterfinals, where the run ended with a loss to Bristol Central. 
Morgillo enjoyed a regular season in which she threw all 149 2/3 innings, allowing just 32 earned runs and finishing with a 1.50 earned run average. Morgillo struck out 160 batters. 
The senior also excelled at the plate, where she led the team with a .394 batting average and a .449 on base percentage. In 78 at bats, Morgillo had 23 singles, 3 doubles, 1 triple and 1 homer. She drove in 8 runs. 
Morgillo was named to the Southern Connecticut Conference All-Quinnipiac Division First team and was named to the the Coaches Association All-State First team. 
The senior was selected to play in the Senior All-Star game and Scholar Athlete Classic game. She was awarded the team's Golden Bat Award, was named the team's most valuable player and was given the Liz Vaccino Award for Outstanding Pitcher in a career, an award only given out 4 times. 
For her efforts throughout the season, Morgillo has been named the 2012-13 Westie Blue Female Spring Athlete of the Year.



















Tyler Gambardella
Senior
Baseball
Playing on a team with high expectations entering the season, Gambardella did his part. The senior was flawless in the field, at the plate and on the mound. 
"He had a great year both offensively and defensively," West Haven coach Mike Anquillare said of Gambardella. "He did it all for us. He was a great leadoff hitter. Most importantly, he was a great captain. 
"That is a testament to him. He was a good leader. I had all 3 boys and all made All-State." 
Gambardella led the team with a .370 batting average, having a team-leading 27 hits. He tied for the team lead with 6 doubles, led the team with 3 triples and also was the team leader with a .483 on base percentage and a .534 slugging percentage. 
Gambardella had 10 multi-hit games, including 3 hits in regular season games against Wilbur Cross, Amity and Hamden. In those games, the Westies finished 8-2.  
On the mound, Gambardella threw 40 2/3 innings, compiling a 4-3 record. Gambardella allowed just 15 earned runs, struck out 34 and finished with a 2.58 earned run average. 
In the field, Gambardella was equally impressive. The senior had 36 total chances and committed just 1 error to finish with a .972 fielding percentage. 
Gambardella was named to the Coaches Association All-State First Team and was also given the Southern Connecticut Diamond Club's "No I in Team Award."
For his efforts throughout the season, Gambardella has been named the2012-13 Westie Blue Male Spring Athlete of the Year. 

Week Ending June 3, 2013
Camdyn Morgillo - Girls' Softball
Katy Hoyt - Girls' Softball

Week Ending May 20, 2013
Carly Brereton - CIAC Scholar Athlete of the Year
Austin Hansen - CIAC Scholar Athlete of the Year

Week Ending May 13, 2013
Tyler Gambardella - Baseball

Week Ending May 6, 2013
Katy Hoyt - Girls' Softball

Week Ending April 29, 2013
Cameron Stone - Baseball

Week Ending April 22, 2013
Sam Young - Girls' Lacrosse
Ava Gambardella - Girls' Lacrosse

Week Ending April 15, 2013
Camdyn Morgillo - Girls' Softball
Michael Brand - Baseball

Week Ending April 8, 2013
Camdyn Morgillo - Girls' Softball

2012-13 Winter Athletes of the Year





















For their efforts in the 2012-13 Winter season, Austin Hansen (l.) and Jayva Johnson (r.) have been named the 
2012-13 Westie Blue Winter Athletes of the Year.  



















Austin Hansen
Senior 
Boys' Hockey

Playing in an offense where he was on the top line and relied on heavily to produce, Hansen was on his game from start to finish in the 2012-13 season. Leading his team to a CIAC Division I tournament berth, Hansen finished the season with 22 goals and 18 assists for 40 points. 
Hansen, who was named to the CHSCA Division I All-State First Team, had 6 games where he scored multiple goals and 10 games where he had multiple points. 
Perhaps the most impressive statistic involving Hansen came in the latter part of the season as Hansen either scored or assisted on 37 of West Haven's final 49 goals of the year, including 6 goals in a playoff-clinching win over Fermi. 
For his career, Hansen finished 2 points shy of the 100-point club with 98 points. 
For his efforts throughout the season, Hansen is the Westie Blue Male Winter Athlete of the Year.




















Jayva Johnson
Senior 
Girls' Basketball
Entering the season knowing she would be the focal point of the team's offense, Johnson did not disappoint. Despite drawing all the attention of opposing defenses, Johnson led the team with 473 points, 220 rebounds, 56 blocks and 60 steals. 
Johnson averaged 22.5 points per game, 10.5 rebounds per game, 2.7 blocks per game and 2.9 steals per game.
Johnson was so good this season she scored in double digits in every game but one and led the team in scoring in every game but two. 
While Johnson did not score in double digits against Amity in the first meeting of the year, it was her effort in the second game of the season against the Spartans which helped the Westies to the postseason. In that contest, Johnson scored 36 points, had 3 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals in a 60-54 win at Amity, which improved the Westies' record to 7-9 at the time. 
The Westies qualified for the CIAC Class LL state tournament where they were eliminated by Stamford in the first round. In that game, Johnson closed her high school career with 25 points, 8 rebounds, 8 blocks and 4 steals. 
Johnson, who was named to the Southern Connecticut Conference All-Quinnipiac First Team, became the sixth player in West Haven girls' basketball history to score 1,000 poins when she drained 25 points against Jonathan Law in January. 
For her efforts throughout the season, Johnson is the Westie Blue Female Winter Athlete of the Year. 

Week Ending March 4, 2013
Jim Morrissey - Boys' Hockey

Week Ending February 25, 2013
Austin Hansen - Boys' Hockey

Week Ending February 18, 2013
Maggie Borer - Girls' Basketball

Week Ending February 11, 2013
Austin Hansen - Boys' Hockey

Week Ending February 4, 2013
Jayva Johnson - Girls' Basketball

Week Ending January 28, 2013
Jim Morrissey - Boys' Hockey
Jayva Johnson - Girls' Basketball

Week Ending January 21, 2013 
Alyssa Maddern - Girls' Hockey

Week Ending January 13, 2013
Mike Savino - Boys' Hockey

Week Ending January 6, 2013
Andrew Martino - Boys' Basketball

Week Ending December 30, 2012
Julia Consorte - Girls' Hockey

Week Ending December 23, 2012
Austin Hansen - Boys' Hockey

Week Ending December 16, 2012
Michael Jennings - Boys' Basketball
Gary Dudley - Boys' Basketball

Week Ending December 9, 2012
Jayva Johnson - Girls' Basketball

2012 Fall Athletes of the Year



















For their efforts in the 2012 Fall season, Catherine Fournier (l.) and Ervin Philips (r.) have been named the 
2012 Westie Blue Fall Athletes of the Year



















Catherine Fournier
Senior
Girls' Swimming
Swimming in the IM and breaststroke events, Fournier was a consistent swimmer throughout the year. The senior was named the team's most valuable player for scoring the most points of any girl on the team. Fournier advanced to the State Championships in two individual events and finished second all-time for West Haven in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1 minute, 11.11 seconds. Fournier missed the State Open by just 0.5 seconds. 
For her efforts throughout the season, Fournier is the Westie Blue Female Fall Athlete of the Year. 



















Ervin Philips
Junior
Football
Playing in an offense which could score at any point on the field, Philips was the catalyst as the Westies advanced to the Class LL football playoffs. The junior finished with 1,057 yards rushing and 23 touchdowns. Philips was also a threat on the receiving end as he caught 13 passes for 333 yards. 
Philips ran for 143 yards and 2 touchdowns in a win against cross-town rival Notre Dame and scored 4 times in a victory over Cheshire. Philips ran for 130 yards and 2 scores, threw for another and scored once more on a punt return.  
For his efforts throughout the season, Philips is the Westie Blue Male Fall Athlete of the Year. 

Week Ending November 26, 2012
Eddy Williams - Football

Week Ending November 19, 2012
Monica Yanez (UNH) - Girls' Soccer

Week Ending November 5, 2012 
Kadialy Toure - Football
Eddy Williams - Football

Week Ending October 27, 2012
Ervin Philips - Football
Duane Gary - Football

Week Ending October 20, 2012
Erica Lindsay - Volleyball

Week Ending October 13, 2012
Bobby Sampson - Football

Week Ending October 6, 2012
Alexis Garcia - Boys' Soccer

Week Ending September 29, 2012
Ervin Philips - Football

Week Ending September 22, 2012
Elizabeth Fournier - Girls' Swimming
Catherine Fournier - Girls' Swimming

Week Ending September 15, 2012
Eddy Williams - Football

2011- 2012 Athletes of the Year 
















Kyle Leyerzapf (l.) and McKenzie Farquharson (r.)


SPRING 2012

2012 Spring Athletes of the Year


















Cameron Stone (l.) and McKenzie Farquharson (r.)

Week Ending June 2, 2012
Eddy Williams - Boys' Track

Week Ending May 26, 2012
Alex Palmieri - Baseball

Week Ending May 19, 2012
Sam Young - Girls' Lacrosse

Week Ending May 12, 2012
Cameron Stone - Baseball

Week Ending May 5, 2012
John Carrano - Baseball

Week Ending April 28, 2012
McKenzie Farquharson - Girls' Lacrosse

Week Ending April 21, 2012
Bobby Moretti - Baseball

Week Ending April 14, 2012 (Co-Players of the Week)
Camdyn Morgillo - Softball
Ava Gambardella - Girls' Lacrosse

Week Ending April 7, 2012
McKenzie Farquharson - Girls' Lacrosse

2012 WINTER  ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

















Jayva Johnson (l.) and Kyle Leyerzapf (r.) are the Westie Blue Female and Male Winter Athletes of the Year. 

Week Ending March 10, 2012
Justin Shepard - Boys' Hockey

Week Ending March 3, 2012 (Co-Players of the Week)
Mike Troiano - Boys' Hockey
McKenzie Farquharson - Girls' Basketball

Week Ending February 25, 2012
Adam Mink - Boys' Hockey 

Week Ending February 18, 2012 (Co- Players of the Week)
Justin Shepard - Boys' Hockey
Forrest Schell - Boys' Hockey

Week Ending February 11, 2012
McKenzie Farquharson - Girls' Basketball

Week Ending February 4, 2012
Jayva Johnson - Girls' Basketball

Week Ending January 28, 2012
Kyle Leyerzapf - Boys' Hockey

Week Ending January 21, 2012
Julia Consorte - Girls' Hockey

Week Ending January 14, 2012
Jayva Johnson - Girls' Basketball

Week Ending January 7, 2012
Morgan Maliff - Girls' Hockey

Week Ending December 31, 2011
Austin Hansen - Boys' Hockey

Week Ending December 24, 2011
Tieron Jackson - Boys' Basketball

Week Ending December 17, 2011
Mike Troiano - Boys' Hockey

Week Ending December 10, 2011
Jayva Johnson - Girls' Basketball

2011 Fall Athletes of the Year 



















Maria Case (l.) - Girls' Soccer and Ervin Philips (r.) - Football

Week Ending November 26, 2011
Nick Nieves - Football

Week Ending November 12, 2011
Tory Lavery - Girls' Soccer

Week Ending November 5, 2011
Duane Gary - Football

Week Ending October 29, 2011 (co-Players of the Week)
Jenna Dececchi - Girls' Volleyball
Maria Case - Girls' Soccer

Week Ending October 22, 2011
Duane Gary - Football

Week Ending October 15, 2011
Ervin Philips - Football

Week Ending October 8, 2011
Marisa Pacapelli - Girls' Soccer

Week Ending October 1, 2011
Kori Wilkerson - Girls' Volleyball

Week Ending September 24, 2011
Gabriella Reis - Girls' Soccer

Week Ending September 17, 2011
Ervin Philips - Football

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Week Ending September 16, 2017
















Chris Chance (1)

Senior 

Football

The West Haven football team was looking to get its running game going against Wilbur Cross. Chris Chance was the guy to turn to. 

The senior answered the call by running for 201 yards and three touchdowns in a victory over the Governors. 

With West Haven leading 28-14, Chance put the game away with a two-yard touchdown run on fourth down, and a 57-yard run to the endzone. 

​Not only did Chance score the first West Haven touchdown of the game, but he completed a key 49-yard halfback option pass right before the half to set up the eventual winning touchdown as the Westies led 21-14. 

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Week Ending September 9, 2017
















Kyle Godfrey (7)

Senior 

Football

The West Haven football team was looking to get off to a quick start to the 2017 season. Senior Kyle Godfrey ensured that happened. 

Godfrey was a play-maker on both sides of the ball in West Haven's 33-27 victory over North Haven on Friday. 

Defensively, Godfrey came up big, stopping a pair of North Haven drives with an interception and a fumble recovery to set up West Haven scores. On the offensive side, Godfrey turned his fumble recovery into a touchdown when he ran in from 3 yards out to give West Haven a 25-7 lead four minutes into the second half.

Godfrey also ran in a two-point conversion in the win.