Coach Marcucci Retirement Dinner — If you are interested in attending the retirement dinner for Coach Marcucci, please visit https://www.notredamehs.com/page/alumni/coach-tom-marcucci-66-scholarship for more information or to purchase tickets. Tickets cost $60 and the event will be held at Notre Dame on Wednesday, June 13 from 5:30-8 p.m.
Notre Dame tennis star Andrew Forchetti culminated his career with a second straight Class L Tennis Title, the lacrosse team is still in quest for a first state championship, while baseball bowed out in heartbreaking fashion in state tournament play.
Tennis — Records are made to be broken but this one may last a while in Notre Dame athletics lexicon and lore. Top-seeded Andrew Forchetti beat 2nd-seeded Bobby Neuner from Darien, 6-4, 7-5 to repeat as CIAC Class L tennis champion. When he won last year, Forchetti became the first state tennis champion in school history. Now, he is a two-time state champion.
“It’s an amazing accomplishment to win a state title once,” said head tennis coach Al “Skip” South. “To win it twice and back-to-back is something we might not see again. It’s a credit to him, his tenacity, and sticking to the game plan against a great opponent.” There are interviews and video replays of championship point on the NDWHAthletics Twitter Feed.
Lacrosse — The ND lacrosse team entered the state tournament playing well and it has stayed hot winning its first three games by a combined score of 52-15. They have defeated Bethel, 18-7, and then Windsor and east Lyme by identical 17-4 scores to reach the semifinal round for the second time in school history. They played top-seed New Fairfield this past Wednesday night. Zachary Hochman and Alex Hird scored five goals each in win over East Lyme. Hochman tallied seven against Windsor. Hird, Hochman, Ben Hassen and Devin Napoli combined for 14 of the Green Knight 18 goals against East Lyme.
Baseball — There is always heartbreak when a season and careers come to a close. For the Notre Dame baseball team, it was more emotional than usual as they suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Waterford in 10 innings of the opening round game. Notre Dame squandered three solid scoring chances in regulation then saw Waterford win on an infield single. Mike Sansone hurled a gem striking out 15 in nine innings of work.
Golf — Robbie Ludwig fired a 6-over 77 to earn all-SCC honors at the SCC Tournament at Race Brook CC on Tuesday, May 29. He helped his team to a fifth-place showing. Tommy Rosati (78), Jake Ivan-Pal (80), and Jon Bushka (87) rounded out the scoring. Notre Dame concluded its season at the CIAC Division 2 tournament Tuesday.
Track — Led by a pole vault win, and a pair of third-place finishes the Notre Dame track team placed 12th at CIAC Class L Meet at Middletown High School on May 29. Nick Petruzzelli keeps adding to his career resume by clearing 14-0 to win the event. Warren Murphy then helped Notre Dame with third-place finishes in the 400-meter dash and the 4×800 relay team. Murphy crossed the finish line in 50.51 seconds in the 400-meter dash. He later ran the anchor leg in the 4×800 relay team that also took home third-place ribbons. Also running were Daniel Range, Andrew Marinelli and Tommy Minar. They finished in a time of 3:27.97.
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