Saturday, March 16, 2013
The EGHS senior was named to both the first team All State in Rhode Island and the All New England Team.
Skylar LeBlanc loves soccer – the speed of it, the teamwork of it, the fluidity of it. And it shows. The EG senior has signed to play with Division 1 Northeastern in the fall. That's something major for relatively small East Greenwich. Skylar has started for EGHS since she was a freshman, playing outside back/midfielder. She led her team in scoring her sophomore and junior years. She earned three consecutive Rhode Island Coaches Second Team All Division nods (2009-2011) before leading East Greenwich to an appearance in the state championship her senior year and being named to the First Team All-State and NSCAA All-American Team. She has also played for the Scorpions Soccer Association club squad, which was a back-to-back Elite Clubs …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
They beat Smithfield's previously unbeaten Gallagher Middle School 1-0 Monday.
The Cole Middle School Boys Soccer team beat the previously undefeated Gallagher Middle School, 1-0, in the state championship game Monday at Classical High School in Providence. The Cole boys team finished off a strong run through the playoffs with solid defense led by eighth graders Andrew Golding and Dawson Leonard, and seventh graders Eamon Keenan, Donny Cassidy, and Sam Comito. Midfielders Brendan Jordan, Bryce Ingram, Finn Osterhout, Ryan Perrett, and Noah Perry controlled the middle of the field against the larger Gallagher team, opening up opportunities for forwards Andrew Licciardi and Drew Younkin. The pressure brought by Cole's middies and forwards resulted in several corner kick opportunities. Eamon Keenan converted one of …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Avengers are looking strong heading into the playoffs, which start next week.
East Greenwich and Westerly ended their only game of the regular season in a scoreless tie, bringing the Avengers Boys Soccer record to 5-2-5. "Out of 12 games, we've only lost 2," said EG Coach Pat McGuirl after the Monday game. "We've always had good games with Westerly. It's always a physical game and today was no exception." The game had playoff atmosphere to it, he said. "There was close back and forth, and it was low scoring." That could be a good thing, since the playoffs start next week and EG has secured a berth, though just what berth must still be worked out. "It's a very competitive division," said McGuirl, referring to Division II. Out of 16 teams, EG has the sixth-best record. "They're working hard. I'm not unhappy." At …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Goalkeeper Jennifer Bannon, a 2009 graduate of East Greenwich High School, recorded three consecutive shutouts.
Jennifer Bannon started playing soccer as a 5 year old in East Greenwich, as many kids here do. She just never stopped. Now, as a senior at Long Island University in New York, she recently set a three-game shutout record as goalkeeper for the LIU Blackbirds. "Senior goalkeeper Jennifer Bannon is always tough to beat in net and recorded her 21st career shutout last Wednesday [Oct. 3] in a 1-0 win against Bryant University," wrote Matt Levine for BigAppleSoccer.com this week. “It kind of just happened,” she told Levine. “I’ve been focusing on winning another championship and on the team." LUI won the Northeast Conference title in 2011. “She is an incredible shot stopper," said Coach Tracey Bartholomew of Bannon in that same article. "…
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, April 17.
Caregivers Info Hour: The EG Senior Center is holding a drop-in hour to provide resources to caregivers who may be stressed and in need of support and guidance, presented by Cornerstone. Cornerstone works to connect families with transportation, home-based health care, financial assistance, and other needed services. Offered on the third Tuesday of every month, the group is facilitated by case manager Paula Dunn. Cornerstone is a member of Saint Elizabeth Community, a not-for-profit, charitable organization and comprehensive provider of services for seniors, those with disabilities or debilitating illness. The event starts at 10:30 at Swift Community Center. It’s free. Callista Gingrich In East Greenwich: The public is invited to a dinner…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Against the odds, the team completes a Cinderella season.
Is it a Hat Trick or a Trifecta? Whatever you call it, the East Greenwich Girls U10 Indoor Soccer team swept all the divisions of indoor soccer this year. They won the C, B and the open-division championships Salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo. Put 'em together and what have you got? An East Greenwich soccer Cinderella story. What these girls lacked in ranking going into this indoor soccer season, they made up for in heart. Mike Zarrella and Mark Fay’s U10 girls were ranked low in the C division when they began the winter soccer season at Teamworks in the fall. They took the C division, coming in first place, with an undefeated record. They moved up to the B division for the second winter season. They were invited to play in …
Friday, January 13, 2012
The East Greenwich Jaguars Under 10 girls soccer team
The U10 Anchor Girls Soccer team, the EG Jaguars, is on a roll this winter season, having won the eight-week winter I session that ended Dec. 17, as well as a day-long winter tournament on Dec. 30. On the team are Gabriela “Speedy” Daumont, Leah “L J” Josloff, Bryn “Slash” Shunney, Carlie “Glove” Minghella, Skyler “Sharky” Sullivan, Danielle “Blondie” Boisvert, Julia “Bolt” Blessing, Sabrina “Piba” Smulever, Madison “Hacksaw” Rogers, Sophie “Wall” Johnson, Susie “Zeus” Mueller, Grace “Nails” Pelletier, Molly “M&M’s” Morvillo. The team is coached by Vaji Daumon, with help from Assistant Coach Allison Shunney.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Three EGHS athletes earn All State first team honors.
A number of EGHS athletes were honored at the end of the fall season with awards from coaches and from the Providence Journal. For the second year in a row, Aleksandra Drljaca made the All State first team for tennis. The sophomore led the Avengers to their second-place finish in Division II. Junior Keri Pallister was named to the All State first team for field hockey. The Avengers field hockey team lost to Barrington in double overtime in the state finals. “It was really nice,” said Pallister. “I wasn’t expecting all those awards at the end of the season.” Pallister also was named first team All Division, as well as earning an award from the East Greenwich Pendulum. The third first team All State award winner was Megan Greineder, a senior…
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
EG Patch recounts the best sports stories of the year.
Looking back over the past year, there were several championship seasons in 2011 and several near misses too. Last spring yielded three state champion teams at East Greenwich High School. Then, this fall, EGHS saw state championships slip from their grasp three different times. For all the field teams, Carcieri Field is really home now, a year and a half after its delayed opening. Over the summer, town Public Works employees built the snack bar for the field, fulfulling a long-held dream for members of both the Booster Club and the Fields Committee. One sports story that didn’t make our top five this year but deserves a mention is the addition of lights at Cragan Field last May. Through its citrus drive, the EG Rotary Club continues to …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Mollie Anderson led the EGHS Girls Softball team to its first state championship last spring.