All-FCIAC honors for Ridgefield athletes

Thirty-nine Ridgefield High athletes have received All-Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference honors for the 2018-19 winter sports season.

Seven of the selections came from the RHS boys hockey team, which won its third straight conference championship.

Senior forwards Nick Cullinan and Will Forrest, senior defenseman Simon van Wees, and senior goalie Sean Gordon were all named to the All-FCIAC first team. Senior defenseman Daniel Parson and senior forward Matt Walker made the second team, and senior defenseman Brady McSpedon received honorable mention.

In addition, head coach Shaun Gallagher was chosen as the FCIAC's Coach of the Year.

Senior guard James St. Pierre, who led the RHS boys basketball team to its second conference championship in three seasons, was named to the All-FCIAC first team. Senior guard Matt Misurelli was selected to the All-Defensive team.

Katie Flynn, a sophomore forward, made the All-FCIAC girls basketball second team. Teammate Kate Wagner, a junior guard, was chosen to the third team, and junior guard Megan Klosowski received honorable mention.

Three RHS girls hockey players — sophomore forward Emily Stefanelli, sophomore defenseman Julia Zangre and junior goalie Kendall Mountain — were chosen to the All-FCIAC second team.

Senior Lazar Agoev, who won a conference title at 160 pounds, automatically made the All-FCIAC wrestling first team. Senior Ben Smart and freshman Alex Blaha made the second team, and sophomores Connor Brown and Liam Keppler and freshman Nate Blaha received honorable mention.

Sophomore Connor Hunt and senior Will Bryant, who combined to win three individual events at the conference championship meet, were among eight members of the RHS boys swimming and diving team who earned All-FCIAC postseason honors.

Joining Hunt and Bryant on the All-FCIAC first team were sophomore Andrew Yu, junior Luke Hruska, junior Linney O'Malley, and senior Caitlin Inall. Senior Ethan Murray and sophomore Gavin Egerton received honorable mention.

Ridgefield's head coach, Emmanuel Lanzo, was named the FCIAC Coach of the Year.

In girls indoor track and field, senior Catherine Conroy, juniors Emma Langis, Kate Langis, Carolyn Donovan, Elizabeth Jasminski, and Caitlin Slaminko, and sophomores Tasha Riek, Grace Michalowski, and Rory McGrath all made the All-FCIAC first team.

Junior Simon Jupp was the lone Ridgefield representative on the All-FCIAC boys indoor track and field first team.
Notes: The All-FCIAC gymnastics, wrestling, boys swimming, and boys and girls indoor track and field teams were determined by results at their respective conference championships.
The boys and girls basketball and boys and girls hockey teams were decided by a vote of conference coaches.
There are no All-FCIAC awards for boys and girls skiing.