GHS boys lacrosse players earn postseason honors
After excelling at the faceoff X throughout the season, Greenwich High School midfielder Bailey Savio headlined an impressive list of Cardinals players that received postseason accolades.
Savio, one of the Cardinals’ senior captains, was named to the U.S. Lacrosse Connecticut All-America Lacrosse Team. A faceoff specialist/midfielder, Savio also earned First Team All-State (Class L) honors and was an All-FCIAC First-Team selection.
The Loyola University (Md.)-bound Savio won an eye-opening 77 percent of the faceoffs he took this past season (301 out of 390), enabling Greenwich to hold the time of possession edge on each of its opponents.
Savio was also chosen as the team’s MVP.
“He was not only the MVP because of his ability, he was chosen because of his work ethic and his ability to lead,” GHS coach Bobby Lutz said of Savio. “He is dedicated to his craft and worked at it non-stop.”
Jack O’Connor, also one of the Cardinals’ senior captains earned Second Team All-State honors and was an All-FCIAC First-Team selection. O’Connor recorded 29 goals on the season for Greenwich.
“Jack had a cannon of a shot — one of the hardest shots in all of the FCIAC,” Lutz said. “He was one of our senior leaders and an all-around solid player.”
Goalie Andrew Triscari, who recently concluded his senior season, received Academic All-American accolades. He was also named as an FCIAC Scholar Athlete.
“Andrew is such an intelligent player, it’s like having another coach on the field,” Lutz said. “He did a great job of studying the shooter.”
Triscari, who made 131 saves for the season (51.6 save percentage) was also an All-FCIAC Honorable Mention selection. Holden Teidy, who served as a senior captain, was recognized for his defensive effort. Teidy, who will play lacrosse at Stevens Institute of Technology next spring, made the All-FCIAC First Team and was a Second Team All-State selection.
“He was our No. 1 lock-down defender and defensive leader,” Lutz said of Teidy. “He also displayed great work ethic and he brought a lot of tenacity to the field.”
Sophomore Jack Feda, who powered the Cards’ attack with a team-high 69 goals, is an All-FCIAC First Team selection and earned Second Team All-State honors.
Feda also registered 15 assists for Greenwich, which posted a record of 14-6 and advanced to the FCIAC Tournament semifinals and Class L Tournament quarterfinals.
“Jack is only going to get better,” Lutz said. “He has unbelievable hands and is great at gettings shots on goal.”
Senior attack Addison Muir, junior midfielder Zach Tucker and senior defender Alex Bologna (will play at Connecticut College next season) are on the All-FCIAC Second Team. Muir tallied 37 assists.
All-FCIAC West honors went to junior attackman Matt Baugher (30 goals, 19 assists), junior defender Luc Ayoub and senior defensive midfielder (short stick) Truman Imbo and junior long stick midfielder JT Lawrence.
Along with Triscari, seniors Noah Niklaus and Brandon Delcristo (playing at Bucknell) are on the All-FCIAC Honorable Mention List. Ayoub, Baugher and Lawrence will serve as the Cardinals’ 2018 captains.