As a Staples soccer player, Mikey Scott ’11 was known for his long throw and passionate play.
At the University of Michigan, he’s now known as Mr. President.
After just 1 season — and a trip to the national tournament in Arizona — the 1st-year student was elected president of the school’s club soccer team.
His responsibilities include scheduling games, revising and managing the budget, reporting club finances to the rec sports department, updating the team website, finding sponsors, overseeing other officers, and recruiting players.
He has already reached out to the Michigan varsity to schedule scrimmages, and set up a system to receive old uniforms.
Mikey — whose 2 years of experience working with Lenox Advisors has given him a head start with finances and management — promises periodic updates on Michigan club soccer.
Mikey Scott, in a memorable Staples pose. (Photo by Carl McNair)
Sixty players tried out for a spot on the very successful University of Michigan club soccer team.
Seven made it — including only 2 freshmen.
One was Mikey Scott ’11.
The squad plays a regular schedule in Michigan and Indiana. Then comes a regional tournament, and nationals in Arizona. The Michigan club has been there before.
“Good luck to the Staples team this year,” Mikey says.
And good luck too to the suddenly more powerful University of Michigan club soccer squad.
Mikey Scott '11 brings his passion and skill to Michigan club soccer. (Photo by Carl McNair)
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Mikey Scott capped off a superb senior baseball season by being named to the class LL All-State team.
Taking over 2nd base for former soccer star Jack Hennessy, Mikey had a breakout year. He batted .509; drove in 20 runs; had 6 doubles, 3 triples and 2 home runs, and added 14 stolen bases.
The Wreckers beat Danbury for the FCIAC championship — their 3rd title in 4 years — before falling 6-4 to the same Hatter squad in the 2nd round of the LL state tournament.
Mikey Scott — the hard-hitting, tough-running, slick-fielding 2nd baseman for the Staples baseball team — added a 4th FCIAC championship to his Wrecker resume yesterday.
The 4th-seeded baseball team won the FCIAC championship — its 3rd in 4 years — by toppling #1 Danbury 5-3 at Bridgeport’s Harbor Yard.
This is Scott’s 1st league title. He earned 3 FCIAC championships in soccer. He’s also got 2 state crowns — 1 each in soccer and skiing.
In other FCIAC action, Staples track finished 2nd, behind longtime champion Danbury. Sean Gallagher and former soccer player George Birch comprised half of the 4×800 relay team, which won the FCIAC title with a time of 8:05.08.
Gallagher also teamed up with Max Hoberman, as the 4×400 relay squad placed 2nd (3:26.11).
Hoberman was 4th in the triple jump (41-2.).
The volleyball team, which includes soccer players Steven Denowitz and AJ Green, fell to Darien, 3-2 in the FCIAC finals. The Wreckers were shooting for their 9th straight league championship.
State tournament play starts this week for the baseball and volleyball teams.
Mikey Scott received a Block “S” at the ski team’s recent banquet — and was named that team’s Scholar-Athlete. He will join representatives from Staples’ 32 other varsity sports at the annual dinner in June.
Max Hoberman and Kyle Hoberman capped their successful indoor track seasons by being named captains of the 2011-12 team.
Congratulations to Mikey, Max and Kyle!
Mikey Scott traded a soccer ball for skis this winter. (Photo by Carl McNair)
The Connecticut Post and Norwalk Hour announced their All-Area boys soccer teams today. Though they serve different circulation areas, both agree: Brendan Lesch is their MVP.
The Hour team — consisting of 14 players from Westport, Norwalk and Wilton — also included Frankie Bergonzi, Sean Gallagher, Greg Gudis and Mikey Scott.
The Post squad — selected in a vote of high school coaches throughout southern Fairfield County — also included Gudis and Gallagher on the 1st team, and Bergonzi on the 2nd team.
Matthew Doran’s long article profiling Lesch noted the All-American’s intense work ethic. Brien McMahon head coach Ken Dustin praised Lesch’s “strong presence on the field,” while Wilton coach Jim Lewicki called him a “dynamic player” who combines skill, fitness and unselfishness.
The Hour cited Bergonzi as “one of the top two-way players in the FCIAC,” Gallagher as “”the team’s mental and vocal leader,” Gudis as a “tremendous finisher” and Scott as “one of the most underrated players in the FCIAC.”
Click here for the Hour story on Lesch, and additional All-Area coverage.
Click here for the Post All-Area coverage.
Brendan Lesch, Connecticut Post and Norwalk Hour All-Area MVPs. (Photo by Lisa Krosse)
The Wreckers captured the class “S” state championship — and finished 3rd in the state open race — thanks in large part to junior Mikey Scott.
The fiesty soccer midfielder with the long throw placed 22nd overall — in a 130-man field — with a time of 53.74. Mikey was Staples’ 2nd-fastest skier. He trailed only Paul LaHiff, whose 51.91 earned him 12th place, and All-State and Team Connecticut status.
Congratulations to Mikey on his 2nd state title of the year — and to all the Wreckers, plus coach Jon Shepro.
The victorious Staples High School ski team. Mikey Scott is on the right side, wearing a bright blue jacket, a medal and a broad smile. (Photo by Ned Hardy)
Brendan Lesch is the Norwalk Hour‘s Most Valuable Player.
This marks the 2nd year in a row that area coaches and the Hour sports staff have selected a Staples junior for the honor. Last year, Alan Reiter was the Hour MVP.
The midfielder is joined by 6 teammates on the 12-player Hour All-Area squad: seniors Mikey Fitzgerald, Jack Hennessy, Alan Reiter and Mike White, and juniors Greg Gudis and Mikey Scott.
Matt Doran’s in-depth profile notes Lesch’s “head-spinning goals,” work rate, passion, and ability to step up his game when it counts most. There are quotes from Staples and opposing coaches, and teammates. Click here for the full story.
The Hour called Fitzgerald “one of the most versatile players in the area”; said Hennessy “used his tremendous athletic ability and toughness to dominate the front of the Staples cage”; added that Reiter was “a key component to the Staples ball control attack with his strong vision and pinpoint passing,” and hailed White as “a driving force behind the success of the Wreckers.”
The paper cited Gudis’ “knack for scoring goals…tremendous drive offensively and…nice job creating turnovers on defense,” and called Scott a “speedy left-footer (who) set up a ton of goals with his hustle and determination.”
Seven is the most number of players the Wreckers have ever placed on the Hour All-Area squad. This also marks the 3rd time in 7 years Staples has had the All-Area MVP. In addition to Lesch and Reiter, keeper Cal Mintz earned the honor in 2003.
In addition to his on-field talents, Brendan Lesch was the best barber on the 2009 squad.
Spencer "Spoon" Adler in action last year
Three juniors — Sean Gallagher, Mikey Scott and Spencer Adler — are among the 10 representatives from their class on Student Assembly, Staples’ governing body.
In addition, Kyle Hoberman and Max Hoberman were re-elected as representatives of their sophomore class.
All 5 follow in the footsteps of Alex Hoberman ’09, last year’s Student Assembly president.
Congratulations to the quintet on their election!