The 2021-22 winter season was another thrilling one for St. Luke’s athletics, with 19 student-athletes recognized by the Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA) for their outstanding contributions.
The St. Luke’s girls basketball team had another incredible season, winning both the FAA regular season and tournament championship, as well as finishing as the runner-up in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Championship. The team finished with an overall record of 26-1 and had a perfect 12-0 record within the FAA. Caroline Lau ‘22 and Mackenzie Nelson ‘23 were named All FAA First Team, Ava Sollene ‘23 and Camdyn Nelson ‘25 received All FAA Second Team, and Aidan Panian ‘23 received an Honorable Mention.
In boys basketball, St. Luke’s won another FAA Tournament Championship after beating the No. 1 seed Brunswick 47-39. The Storm put on a defensive masterclass to limit the Bruins scoring, claiming its fourth title in six years. Aren Cummings ‘22 was named All FAA First Team for his tremendous efforts, Ryan Frank ‘22 and Ethan Crawford ‘23 were named All FAA Second Team, and Sean Clemons ‘22 received an Honorable Mention.
After a remarkable season, St. Luke’s hockey had five players recognized by the league. The SLS puck squad made it to the championship game and took the No. 1 seed King School to overtime play, after a thrilling 3-3 tie. Unfortunately for the Storm, it was the Vikings who found the crucial OT goal to win 3-4. George Foster ‘23 was named All FAA First Team for his superb season, Jared Kramer ‘22, Henry Robb ‘22, and Aidan Flanagan ‘24 were named All FAA Second Team, and Eoin Mueller ‘23 received an Honorable Mention.
Boys squash had another impressive season and finished with an overall record of 9-9. The Storm’s young squad should all be returning next year. Kaan Savasoglu ‘23 and Peter Cioffi ‘23 were named All League FAA and Jack Lyons ‘24 received an Honorable Mention.
Girls squash welcomed a number of new players to its roster and plans to continue to build on the progress it made this winter. Two of the team’s seniors were recognized by the FAA for their exceptional contributions to the program: Layla Magnusen ‘22 was named All League FAA and Caitlin Neafsey was given an Honorable Mention.
In addition to the 19 student-athletes recognized by the FAA, Pearse Connell ‘24 had a wonderful season for the St. Luke’s ski team. The sophomore racer qualified for the Team Connecticut Giant Slalom Shootouts after her impressive performances this winter.