Fairfield’s Powers, Notarfrancesco, help SRC Juniors to national crowns

In a repeat double victory unprecedented in U.S. junior rowing, for the second year in a row, the Saugatuck Rowing Club Juniors claimed two national championships at the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships that took place on June 10-12 in West Windsor, N.J.

Winning national titles were the SRC Women’s Youth 8+ boat and the Women’s Lightweight Youth 8+ boat.

Fairfield’s Charlotte Powers was the coxswain on the winning Women’s Youth 8+ boat while Catherine Notarfrancesco was a rower in the Women’s Lightweight 8+ boat.

Last year, SRC became the second club ever to win both Women’s 8+ events at Nationals in the same year. This year’s National victory by the SRC Women’s Youth 8+ also capped the crew’s second undefeated year in a row, in which it captured youth rowing’s “triple crown” - winning the Head of the Charles Regatta, San Diego Crew Classic and Youth National Championships.

“Repeating as national champions in two highly contested events is testament to the drive and dedication our athletes have shown all year,” said Gordon Getsinger, SRC junior girls head coach. “I’m proud of our team’s ability to stay mentally and physically focused while training hard, and look forward to more great things to come.”

Fairfield’s Kochiss named ECAC Division III All-New England

Endicott College junior third baseman Mike Kochiss of Fairfield has been named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III All-New England first team. Kochiss, who was also named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Player of the Year, hit .410 in 44 starts at third base, scored 29 runs, had 15 doubles, two triples, three home runs, 44 RBI and four stolen bases. Kochiss has now earned four All-Region accolades this season. He also earned All-New England first team honors from the American Baseball Coaches' Association (ABCA) and the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA).

Fairfield’s Burke ranked No. 2 in nation among freshmen by Inside Lacrosse

Fairfield University’s Colin Burke has been named as the No.2 freshman in the nation by Inside Lacrosse. Burke was the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) co-Player and Rookie of the Year during his initial season with the Stags. A USILA All-America Honorable Mention, Burke set Fairfield freshman records and led the CAA with 46 goals and 63 total points. In the Fairfield record book, Burke’s 46 goals were second in a single season and his 63 points are the sixth-most in program history. Burke and the Stags made their first-ever trip to the CAA championship game in 2016 capping their fifth straight winning campaign at 9-8 overall and 4-1 in the CAA.

Fairfield 2016 Lancer Open in Memory of Bob Shea

Notre Dame-Fairfield High School is taking reservations for the 16th Annual Lancer Open golf tournament in memory of former Fairfield Fire Commissioner Bob Shea. This year's event will take place at Brownson Country Club on September 12. This fundraiser raises money to benefit the students of Notre Dame. The entry fee is $200 per player, which includes 18 holes of golf (scramble format) with cart, on-course cold beverages, tournament gifts and raffle prizes, BBQ lunch, silent auction, two-hour open bar with hor d'oeuvres, buffet dinner and individual and team awards. For more information, log on to notredame.ejoinme.org/MyPages/2016LancerOpen or contact Theresa Marzik at (203) 372-6521 or tmarzik@notredame.org .

Locals compete in 114th Connecticut Amateur

Six local golfers took part in the Connecticut State Golf Association’s 114th Amateur tournament on Monday and Tuesday at the Wethersfield Country Club. Andrew Sciarretta, who plays out of Brooklawn Country Club, was the low scorer among the locals, posting rounds of 77 and 77 for a 154 total, missing out on the match play portion of the tournament by four shots. Tim Murphy (Country Club of Fairfield) shot 79-76 for a 155 total; Bill Dober (Brooklawn) shot 80-75 (155), Chris Flowers (Smith Richardson) shot 77-79 (156), Mark Beaudoin (Brooklawn) shot 82-76 (158) and Robert Moriarty (Country Club of Fairfield) shot 81-84 (165).