The Avon High School Athletic department is delighted to report that 24 winter athletes won All-Conference honors, with 4 winning the nod for All-State. “Our winter roster is smaller, with many individual performance spots, so to have this kind of participation is really outstanding,” commented Avon Athletic Director, Newell Porch. “Every winter team produced at least one winner.”
Leading the way again was Avon’s Girls Indoor Track team, which won the league and produced eight All-Conference winners: Molly Hamel, Amanda Holtzman, Jennifer Koo, Maddie McHugh, Caroline Rendeiro, Chamiya Rowland, Tara Shayler and Sara Stokesbury. Evan Edgar and Zach Zweibel won Conference honors for the boys team.
Not far behind track was the Wrestling team,which was led by All-Conference winners Gino Bonalumi, Nick Briere, Johnny Oh, Eduardo Quijano, Anthony Tripodi and Nick Zacchio, and also placed first in the NCC Conference.
Avon’s crowd-pleasing basketball teams fared well, too. The girls finished first in the NCC Conference and tournament, producing tournament MVP, All-State and All-Conference winner Abby Laszewski. Joining Abby in conference honors were Shannon Curry, Anna Schrecengost and Olivia Welter. On the boys team, Patrick McKearney won All-Conference and 2nd team All-State honors.
There was success for Avon on the ice, as well. Boys Ice Hockey plays as part of a cooperative team with Farmington and Windsor high schools, balancing a tough travel and practice schedule. Two of the co-op’s Avon players emerged as All-Conference winners - Nick Sanderson and Jack Wendler, with Sanderson winning All State Division II, 2nd team Honors.
But, perhaps Avon’s greatest success this winter was the Avon Girls and Boys Swim Team which started the season as a young team without a practice pool and emerged victorious with seven swimmers breaking Avon High School records, and sophomore Riley Strassner winning Class M States in the 200 Meter Freestyle and going on to compete in nationals.
Expectations are high as the Falcons enter spring competition.