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Rams Receive Spring Sports Honors

Updated: Jun 21

This year, Cheshire softball claimed their first Southern Connecticut Conference crown since 2021. Photo by Greg Lederer.

CHS boys' volleyball defended their SCC crown in 2024. Photo by Greg Lederer.

For the second straight year, Cheshire boys' lacrosse wrapped up as state champions. After winning Class M in 2023, the Rams claimed the Class L championship this spring. Photo courtesy of Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference.

by Greg Lederer

Cheshire Sports Media

Cheshire High School enjoyed another stellar spring sports season. Multiple varsity honors are listed here.


All-SCC Second Team/Moxie Award: Kyle Cyr

All-SCC Second Team: Bennett Crerar

Rams Award: Stephen Fitzmaurice

Sportsmanship Award: Rocco Vitanza, Connor Rayball, Alex Convertito

There is no ‘I’ in Team Award: Chris Kobylanski

Boys’ Golf

All-SCC: Jack Brewster

Girls’ Golf

State Open and Division I and SCC Champion/SCC Player of the Year/All-SCC: Julia Paek

All-SCC: Sophia DelRosso

SCC Coach of the Year: John Williams

Boys’ Lacrosse

All-American/All-Class L and All-SCC First Teams/SCC Player of the Year/Kevin Tyska 77 Award/MVP: Matt Jeffery

All-American/All-Class L and All-SCC First Teams: Sean Grevelding

All-Class L and All-SCC First Teams/MVP: Ryan Grove

All-Class L and All-SCC First Teams/Defensive MVP: Lucas Chymbor

All-Class L First Team/All-SCC Second Team/Jim Dempsey Award: Adam Vernon

All-Class L First Team/All-SCC Second Team/Hard Hat Award: Jack Suomala

All-Class L First Team/All-SCC Second Team: Joe Grenier

All-Class L and All-SCC Second Teams: Brady Potyrala

All-Class L Second Team: Rocco Botti, Jacob Rivera

Hard Hat Award: Logan Kranyak

Coaches Award: Tegan Danaher

Most Improved: Drew DePodesta

Brian Perry Award: Trey McCauley

Connecticut and Class L Coach of the Year: Mike Devine

Connecticut and Class L Assistant Coach of the Year: Quincy Pecora

Girls’ Lacrosse

All-Class L Second Team/All-SCC First Team/MVP: Georgiana Sheehan

All-Class L and All-SCC First Teams: Tema Caplan

All-Class L Second Team/All-SCC First Team: Addison DeRosa, Paige Warburton

Lacrosse Award/Senior All-Star: Stella Tessier

Most Improved: Tylie Lawless


All-State Pitcher of the Year/All-Class LL/All-SCC First Team/SCC Player of the Year/Sophomore All-Star/Defensive MVP: Jenica Matos

All-Class LL/All-SCC First Team/Senior All-Star/Offensive MVP: Karla Carangelo

All-Class LL/All-SCC First Team/SCC Tournament Most Outstanding Player/Sophomore All-Star/Offensive MVP: Ava Pearson

All-Class LL/All-SCC First Team/Ram Off-Season Commitment (ROC) Award/Junior All-Star: Tai Byrd

All-SCC Second Team/Junior All-Star/Defensive MVP: Erin Hersh

Ram Award: Emma Ballschmieder

Inaugural Wayne Candela Leadership Award: Taylor Kozlowski

T-Ball Coach of the Year/ROC Award/Coaches Award: Bailey Vitanza

No Doubt Award: Jordan McCue

Unsung Hero Award: Addison Coffey

SCC Coach of the Year: Kristine Drust

Boys’ Tennis

All-SCC First Team/Most Dedicated/Most Hardest Working: Ben Wu

Rookie of the Year: Mark Laskin

All-SCC First Team: Finn Hickey, Luke Hayden

Girls’ Tennis

Connecticut Invitational Tournament Champion/All-Class LL/All-SCC First Team/Connecticut and SCC Player of the Year/MVP: Alex Orlins

All-SCC Second Team: Anja Josef

All-SCC Second Team: Riley Baldoni, Arja Desai

Coaches Award: Leah Pisani

Most Improved: Ashley Lentini, Tannistha Thumatti

Boys’ Outdoor Track and Field

All-SCC Second Team: James Ferraro, Matthew Gajecki, Daniel Irish, James Boyd

Red & White Award: Ferraro, Tyler Caron

Sportsmanship Award: Jack Lengyel

Rookie of the Year: Gajecki

Girls’ Outdoor Track and Field

All-New England/All-Class L/SCC and East Sectional Champion/All-SCC First Team/Will to Win Award/Record Breaker Award/Team Loyalty Award/National High School Coaches Association Academic All-American/MVP (Athlete): Squirrel Lanz

All-Class L/SCC and East Sectional Champion/All-SCC First Team/Will to Win Award/Record Breaker Award/Team Loyalty Award/NHSCAA Academic All-American/MVP (Track): Mia Vientos

East Sectional Champion/All-SCC Second Team/Team Loyalty Award/Record Breaker Award/NHSCAA Academic All-American/Inaugural Greg Lederer Excellence Award: Alexa Ciccone

East Sectional Champion/MVP (Field): Nicole Emede

SCC and East Sectional Champion: Leah Farrell, Camryn Beeman

East Sectional Champion/All-SCC Second Team: Ava Ciccone

Rookie of the Year Award: Aubrielle Richard

Rising Star Award: Shannon Gordon, Ava Hartunian, Savannah Koch

Sportsmanship Award/Team Loyalty Award: Katie Hall, Kennedy Harte

Boys’ Volleyball

All-Class M and All-SCC First Teams/SCCPlayer of the Year/Senior All-Star/Most Versatile: Will Allen

SCC Tournament Most Outstanding Player/All-SCC First Team/Most Outstanding Defensive Player: Connor Hayes

All-SCC First Team/Rising Stars All-Star/Most Outstanding Offensive Player: Matti Lilback

All-SCC Second Team/Coaches Award: Jacob D’Addona

All-SCC Second Team/Sportsmanship Award: Bradley Fang

Most Improved: Gordon Johns

Coaches Award: Jake Tierney

SCC Coach of the Year: Sue Bavone

Sophomore Tema Caplan sprints after the lacrosse ball. Photo by James Brandolini.

For girls' tennis singles, junior Alex Orlins claimed her second straight unbeaten season and defended her Connecticut Invitational Tournament crown. She has compiled a 64-1 record in her career. Photo by Greg Lederer.

As a sophomore newcomer in 2024, Julia Paek became Cheshire girls' golf's first Division I and State Open champion. She also won the SCC title. Submitted photo.

To end his senior season, golf captain Jack Brewster played in the State Open. Submitted photo.

Senior quad-captain Squirrel Lanz finished as Cheshire girls' outdoor track and field's first Heptathlon state champion. Submitted photo.

From left, senior track athletes Jack Lengyel and Tyler Caron finished up their Cheshire careers in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Submitted photo.

Baseball senior co-captain Kyle Cyr slides safely into home plate. Photo courtesy of Mike Kobylanski.

For CHS boys' tennis, junior Ben Wu shined at number one singles this year. Photo by Greg Lederer.

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