Hearst Connecticut Media has published its all-star teams for the fall sports season and several Fairfield athletes have been honored.


Warde’s Jonathan Schuster , a senior midfielder, scored nine goals and added seven assists to help lead the Mustangs to the FCIAC semifinals and Class LL second round. Team captain finished a four-year varsity career with 16 goals and 11 assists. Selected to play in the Senior Bowl. Class LL All-State, All-FCIAC first team.

Warde’s Matthew Skelton , a senior goalkeeper, finished three-year varsity career with 17 shutouts, including 10 during senior season that saw the Mustangs reach the FCIAC semifinals and Class LL second round. Team captain. Was selected to play in the Senior Bowl, where he earned game MVP honors. Class LL All-State, All-FCIAC first team.

Fairfield Prep’s Biagio Paoletta , a senior, helped lead the Jesuits to the SCC championship game and Class LL semifinals. Scored two goals in the Class LL second round. All-SCC first team, SCC All-Hammonasset Division team.

Fairfield Prep’s Daniel Szabo , a senior goalie, led the Jesuits to the SCC title game and Class LL semifinals. Class LL All-State, All-SCC first team, SCC-All-Hammonasset Division team.

Notre Dame-Fairfield’s Marcelino Camata , a senior defender, led the Lancers to the Class S and SWC semifinals … Team captain … All-New England, two-time Class S All-State and All-SWC first team.


Notre Dame-Fairfield’s Samantha LaValle , a senior forward, posted 32 goals and 11 assists for the Lancers, who tied for the Class M championship and reached the SWC semifinals. Team captain set school career record with 95 goals and finished with 214 career points. All-New England, three-time All-State and All-SWC first team. Will attend Wagner on an athletic scholarship.

Notre Dame-Fairfield’s Brianna Kydes , a senior sweeper, led the Lancers’ defense in posting 13 shutout victories. Helped Notre Dame tie for the Class M title and reach the SWC semifinals. Team captain, four-year starter. All-SWC first team. Will study physical therapy at American International on an athletic scholarship.

Warde’s Lauren Tangney , a junior midfielder, she scored five goals and had a team-high eight assists to lead the Mustangs to the FCIAC quarterfinals and Class LL second round. Has career totals of 12 goals and 15 assists. All-FCIAC first team.


Ludlowe’s Lauren Beccaria , a junior, scored 24 goals and added eight assists for the Falcons, who went 10-8 and earned berths in both the FCIAC and Class L tournaments. A three-year varsity starter, Beccaria has 38 goals and 14 assists. She played in the State Junior Select All-Star game and scored both goals in a 2-1 win for the East squad. Beccaria was a first-team All-FCIAC selection and a second-team All-State pick.

Warde’s Sarah Adams was also named to the all-star team. She scored 13 goals and had five assists for the Mustangs, who played in the Class L tournament. Adams was a four-year varsity starter and a captain as a senior. She was a two time, first-team All-FCIAC selection, a first-team All-State pick and was named as an All-State Scholar Athlete. Adams will be attending George Washington this fall.


Ludlowe’s Sarah Grinalds , a junior, won the 500-yard freestyle at the State Open (4:54.86), the Class LL (4:53.45, a meet record) and the FCIAC championships (4:55.26). Won the 50-yard freestyle at the Class LL (:23.22, a meet record), the FCIAC championships (:23.39) and was second in the State Open (:23.10). Swam on the Falcons’ 200-yard freestyle relay team that won the State Open meet and the FCIAC championships. Swam on the 400-yard freestyle relay team that was third in the Class LL meet and fourth at the State Open. Was named to the All-FCIAC first team.


Warde’s Will Brisman , a senior, was runner-up in the FCIAC championships, finishing with a time of 16:11.18 over the 5,000 meter course. He finished fourth in the Class LL meet (16:15) and in the State Open (16:08) and finished 10th in the New England Championships. Brisman was captain of the Mustangs this season and was a first-team all-FCIAC selection.

Fairfield Prep’s Andrew Thompson won the SCC Championships (15:36) for the second straight year and finished second in both the Class LL meet (15:50) and the State Open (15:47). Thompson placed 10th in the 2016 Foot Locker Northeast regional race (15:49), earning him a trip to the national finals, where he placed 35th in the Foot Locker National Championship race in San Diego, California, with a time of 15:52. He won the SCC’s Cross Country Runner of the Year award for the second straight season.


Ludlowe’s Sarah Leatherwood, a senior, was sixth in the FCIAC Championship race, finishing in 15:22.97 and took seventh place in the Class LL meet with a time of 19:44. She finished 19th in the State Open (19:38) and 48th overall in the New England Championships (19:15.98). She was a first-team All-FCIAC selection.

Warde’s Gabi Galletta , a senior, finished third overall in the Class LL meet with a time of 19:37. Galletta finished 14th in the State Open meet (19:38) and was 60th in the New England Championships (19:24.37). She was a first-team All-FCIAC selection.


Warde’s Nicole Vaccarella , a senior, middle hitter, led the Mustangs into the second round of the Class LL tournament and was a two-time All-State and All-FCIAC selection. She compiled 412 kills, 175 service points, 116 blocks, 29 aces and a 94.3 serving percentage as a senior. Career stats: 966 kills, 356 blocks, 329 service points, 96 aces and a 92.5 serving percentage. Will play volleyball at Lehigh.


Notre Dame-Fairfield’s Mike Bevino (defensive back). A senior, Bevino made 60 tackles, including 40 solos and also had 10 tackles for loss for the Lancers. Finished his career with four interception returns for touchdowns, tied for second in the state. Had three sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery as a senior.

Caught 34 passes for 690 yards and seven touchdowns as ND-Fairfield won four of its last five games and finished 5-5 under coach Chris Sadler. Bevino was a first-team All-State, All-SWC and All-Class S selection.