Ridgefield delegation welcomes state champion girls soccer team to Capitol
State Representatives John Frey (R-111) and Michael Ferguson (R-138) joined State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26) in welcoming the 2018 State Champion Ridgefield High School girls soccer team to the state Capitol in Hartford. The Ridgefield delegation proudly introduced the Tigers players to their colleagues on the floor of the House of Representatives. Later, they presented them with a state citation in honor of their triumphant 2-1 win over Staples HS in the Division I State Championship game – the first in program history for Tigers girls’ soccer.
“This was a historic season for the Ridgefield High School girls' soccer team,” said Rep. Frey, who was a member of Ridgefield High School’s Class of 1981. “Under the direction of Head Coach Iain Golding and Assistant Coach Adam Sebastian, the girls entered the season with high expectations, coming off back-to-back seasons in which they won FCIAC championships and advanced to the state championship game only to come up short against Glastonbury both times. This season they were committed to re-writing the final chapter. For the graduating seniors, the state championship was the perfect ending to their four years in the program in which the Tigers amassed an overall record of 68 wins, 14 losses, and nine draws, claimed two FCIAC Conference titles and played in three consecutive state title games.”
“Despite all the success on the field, arguably the most noteworthy accomplishments for the program take place in the classroom. For the past two years the girls have combined for a team GPA over 4.0, earning them nominations for the High School Team Academic Award from the United Soccer Coaches, the national governing body for the sport,” said Rep. Ferguson.
The Ridgefield delegation joined their colleagues in giving the State Champion Tigers a round of applause on the floor of the House.