State tournament pairings were announced today, by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference.
Defending state champion Staples is seeded 5th in the LL (extra large schools) division — the exact same spot as last year. Seedings are determined by regular season record; a .400 or better record is needed to qualify. The Wreckers finished 13-2-1.
Their 1st opponent in the 32-team tournament is West Haven. That match is set for Monday (Nov. 8), 2 p.m. at Staples’ Loeffler Field.
For the 1st time in memory, there are no 1st-round matches involving FCIAC teams. Other league qualifiers include Greenwich (9th), Ridgefield (18th), Trumbull (19th), Brien McMahon (20th), Westhill (22nd), Central (26th) and Danbury (30th).
The L (large schools) tournament includes Fairfield Warde (10th), Wilton (12th), New Canaan (19th) and Fairfield Ludlowe (28th).
Click here for the entire LL bracket.