Greenwich recognizes its Division I-bound athletes
Athletes from each season and numerous sports gathered for a special snapshot Wednesday morning at Greenwich High School’s media center.
Each one of the 15 athletes has accomplished plenty during their high school days and before they embark on their respective collegiate careers, they were honored with a photo shoot/ceremony with their families and coaches present.
Greenwich continued its tradition of recognizing its senior athletes that have committed to compete at Division I schools in their respective sports.
The talented, athletic group included three divers, four rowers, two swimmers, two water polo players, one lacrosse player, a baseball player, one track and field athlete and one golfer.
The school’s three divers that will continue their careers in college include Regina Frias, Saylor Kirsch and Casey Kirsch. Frias, who won the FCIAC diving title last week and competed in the Class LL finals Wednesday night in Middletown, will dive at Bucknell University in 2020.
“Diving here at Greenwich, I have felt the sense of community and have felt so close and connected with everyone,” Frias said. “All the divers have supported each other every meet.”
Saylor Kirsch, who also tested her skills in the Class LL meet Wednesday night, has produced a
Casey Kirsch, Saylor’s twin sister, will join the diving squad at Colgate in 2020.
“I am very excited about diving there, Colgate was my No. 1 choice,” Casey Kirsch said.
Casey took part in Wednesday’s Class LL Championships.
“From being a
“It couldn’t be a better opportunity, or spot for me,” Genaro said. “It’s been a dream of mine to play college baseball and to play Division I baseball. I couldn’t thank the coaching staff more for giving me the opportunity to play and improve.”
Sydney Nethercott, Greenwich’s girls top golfer, will take her clubs to Fairfield University in 2020. Nethercott placed second at the state and FCIAC championships last season and has paced the Cardinals’ lineup for several years.
“I really like the team at Fairfield, the coach and the school,” whose older sister Kendyl and Brooke also played collegiate golf. “I’ve had a good time playing here, I’ve met good people over the years — it’s been fun.”
Leah Caputo will soon bring her lacrosse talent to Brown University. Before that, she’s eager to help lead the Cardinals in her senior season.
“We just g
“It’s one big step forward in my swimming career,” Le
Zoe Harris, one of the Greenwich girls track team’s premier runners, will look to make her mark in the Ivy League next season, as she has committed to Columbia University.
Harris has received a solid track foundation at GHS.
“I have learned how to thrive on a team and how
Feldmeth is heading to Georgetown.
“I am looking forward competing at a high athletic
Zavattaro, who will row at Virginia, appreciates what the sport has provided to her.
“Rowing has given me an edge of being competitive,” Zavattaro said. “It’s taught me about accountability on various things and I’m happy to do it for another four years.”
Simpson and Minyo will further their rowing careers at Michigan and Clemson, respectively.
“Michigan is very challenging academically and athletically, that’s why I chose it,” Simpson said. “It’s amazing to see the places my teammates are going through crew.”
Said Minyo: “Competing in crew has shown me what team culture truly is. You learn how important it is to try your hardest and how to become a tight knit team.”