“The Wreckers” — Staples High School Wreckers is an enormously successful high school football team. They consistently compete for the FCIAC and state titles each year. They played in the 2009 LL Division Championship game and lost to a strong Cheshire team. Although racing through a strong FCIAC schedule and going undefeated through most of the 2010 season, they missed out on the state championship game this year; but the Wreckers will be back in contention next year. Read about the rise of this program and why it continues to be one of the strongest football programs in Fairfield County and in all of Connecticut every year.
“St Joe’s Varsity Baseball” — St. Joseph’s High School has long been known as a great “basketball school,” but it has also enjoyed enormous success in most of their sports programs, including the baseball program. In the current issue of Connecticut Student-Athlete Magazine, read about the history of the baseball program and what makes the Cadets the team to beat year in and year out.
“Money on the Mound” — Wilton’s Ben Rappaport is a 14 year old baseball future phenom. A legit baseball prospect, and he hasn’t even thrown his first pitch in high school. Read about this young player and why in a few years the Connecticut sports media will be writing about this young talent.
“Sports and Business” — Don’t underestimate the power of money, even in amateur sports. There is a direct correlation between the amount of money a school district has and the ability of the athletic teams in that district to consistently compete. Read the investigative piece by a Staples High School senior who takes a look at the disparity in school district funding among some school districts in Fairfield County and its impact on competitive high school athletics.
“Head Strong” — Just how good do you really want to get in your sport? What’s your dream? There is a strategy for getting to where you want to be, but first YOU have to want to get there. Read what Dr. G advises as an excellent strategy to be the best you can be in your sport.
“Seriousness of Purpose” — How serious are you about your training? Are you a “go-through-the-motions” kind of player; someone who’s in it for the jersey? If you’re not really serious about training hard and improving your athletic performance, then this article is NOT for you.
“The File on: The University of Virginia” — Read about why UVa is one of the most academically challenging public universities in the country and why it could be the perfect choice for any student-athlete looking for the best of both worlds — strong academics and highly competitive Division I athletics. See which former Connecticut high school student-athletes are already there and thriving in their sport.
And Much Much More!
Connecticut Student-Athlete Magazine celebrates and promotes the hard work and accomplishments of student-athlete on the playing field, in the classroom, and in the community.
The Second Quarter!
As we begin our second year of publishing, we are extremely excited about where we are going! Thanks to all of you who gave us valuable feedback on what was good about our magazine and what was, well — not so good. We are hard at work to improve the publication, as well as the website to make the magazine and the web content more informative and entertaining to you. We hope you will stay with us as we introduce to you some of the young athletes who play the game and the lives they live as student-athletes and members of our community. Who knows, you may see yourself or someone you know featured in our magazine and on our website!