Mikey Fitzgerald Leads Volleyball Team To State Title

The soccer defender — who won a starting defender spot last fall midway through the season, then never let go — played a momentum-shifting role last night.  His 2nd-game block keyed a Staples comeback, at Cheshire High School.

The Wreckers dropped the 1st game, 25-20, to Southington.  But they took the next 3 (25-23, 25-22, 25-14) to win their 4th consecutive state “L” (large schools) championship.

It was the Westporters’ 3rd straight title match against Southington.  The win gives the blue-and-whites 8 Connecticut crowns in 9 years, and marks their 80th consecutive win without a loss.

With the 2nd game tied 19-19, Fitzgerald stuffed Southington’s spike attempt.  “The momentum from that block carried over to the next 2 games,” the Stamford Advocate reported.

Congratulations to the still-reigning state champs, and coach Bruce Betts, for that remarkable achievement.  We’ll be watching next year for a 5-peat.  Fitzgerald will be back, hoping to be joined by current junior varsity players (and soccer athletes) Jonah Aelyon, Steven Denowitz, AJ Green, Max Hoberman and Jake McCambley.

Mikey Fitzgerald (left) in action last night. (Photo courtesy of Stamford Advocate)

Mikey Fitzgerald (left) in action last night. (Photo courtesy of Stamford Advocate)

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