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East Haven Sports Person Of The Week

Person of the Week • Published Aug 10, 2022 10 am

Gaudioso-Crisafi Honored to Coach at Her Alma Mater

As a softball player, Jenna Gaudioso-Crisafi was tasked with patrolling center field for East Haven and catching any fly ball that came her way. For the past three years,...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 03, 2022 10 am

Loda Comes Home as Easties’ Pitching Coach

Talia Loda was a star pitcher for the East Haven softball team from 2011 to 2014. After going on to play in college, Talia continued her softball career through coaching ...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 27, 2022 12 pm

Tapia Finds a Family on the Tennis Court

When Carole Tapia moved to East Haven in July of 2019, she was introduced to the sport of tennis and quickly realized that she enjoyed being on the court. Carole spent tw...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 22, 2022 12 pm

Brasile’s Dedicated to East Haven on the Diamond

For over two decades, Gary Brasile has been committed to giving back to his hometown as a member of the coaching staff with the East Haven High School baseball team. Gary...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 13, 2022 12 am

Clancy Makes Triumphant Return as a Junior

Autumn Clancy’s sophomore season with the East Haven softball team was cut short due to an injury. However, Autumn made a complete recovery as a junior and became a full-...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 06, 2022 12 am

Gleason Coaches for the Love of the Game

Dan Gleason has served as an assistant coach with the East Haven baseball team for the past 22 years. Throughout the past two decades, Dan has had the opportunity to coac...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 29, 2022 12 am

Brooks Finds Her Stride Between the Baselines

When Abby Brooks played tennis for first time as a sophomore, she was immediately thrown into a starting role with the Yellowjackets. By the time she came back for her ju...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 22, 2022 12 am

Sorrentino Finds His Passion on the Golf Course

When Nick Sorrentino was a freshman at East Haven High School, he made a decision to join the boys’ golf team and officially compete in the sport for the first time. Duri...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 15, 2022 12 am

Dupree Makes Key Contributions to Easties’ Historic Season

It can be stressful when you’re counted on as impact player for two different teams, but junior Arielle Dupree tackles that challenge by displaying a great work ethic as ...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 08, 2022 12 am

Rome Etches Her Legacy with the Yellowjackets

In her four years at East Haven High School, Norah Rome has competed as a dominant swimmer, earning numerous accolades in the pool. Also a member of the golf team, Norah ...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 01, 2022 12 am

Carangelo Takes His Place Behind the Plate

The responsibilities of a catcher go far beyond just blocking the ball behind home plate. The catcher has to track every play and make sure to always be in the right posi...
Person of the Week • Published May 25, 2022 12 am

Vazquez Holds Big Roles as a Senior

Diana Vazquez played her first sport when she stepped on the tennis court as a freshman at East Haven. During the past four years, Diana has seen her game grow by leaps a...
Person of the Week • Published May 18, 2022 12 am

Golia Loves Leading the Easties on the Ballfield

From a young age, Dom Golia has always loved being on the baseball diamond. After joining the East Haven baseball team last year, Dom quickly made a name for himself and ...
Person of the Week • Published May 11, 2022 12 am

Plano Keeps Carding Solid Scores for the Easties

When Dom Plano first started playing golf three years ago, he dreamed of breaking 40 over nine holes. In his junior season with the East Haven golf team, Dom has achieved...
Person of the Week • Published May 04, 2022 12 am

Gagnon’s Making Crucial Contributions as a Junior

During her first year with the East Haven softball team, Lily Gagnon watched as the Yellowjackets made a run to the Class L state semifinals when she was a sophomore. Now...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 27, 2022 12 am

Lynn Stepping Up in Her Senior Season

In her first year playing the sport, Karlee Lynn immediately found herself in the No. 2 doubles spot for East Haven girls’ tennis team as a junior last season. For year t...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 20, 2022 12 am

Angelo’s Dealing as the Easties’ Ace

When Jack Angelo first stepped on the pitcher’s mound, he had found his home on the baseball field. Once he started unpacking, Jack settled in nicely and has gone to beco...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 13, 2022 12 am

Capozzo Leads East Haven to Solid Season as Captain

After watching his sister grow up playing basketball, Mike Capozzo decided that he wanted to give the sport a shot. As a senior, Mike got his opportunity to play for the ...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 06, 2022 12 am

Verderame Works Hard as a Combo Guard

Joe Verderame spent many hours working to improve his shot while growing up with a basketball hoop in his backyard. Joe continued adding new skills to his repertoire as t...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 30, 2022 12 am

Ali Helps the Easties Succeed as a Senior

When he was in 8th grade, Hassan Ali was encouraged by a few of his friends to play basketball at Joseph Melillo Middle School. Throughout the past five years, Hassan has...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 23, 2022 12 am

Espinoza Finds Her Passion on the Track and the Paths

While she entered her freshman year having never running competitively, Juliana Espinoza finished her sophomore year as a member of the girls’ cross country, indoor track...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 16, 2022 12 am

Torres Sees a Total Turnaround on the Mat

With no experience in the sport, Marchello Torres was introduced to wrestling as a freshman by a senior friend on the East Haven wrestling team. The sport didn’t immediat...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 08, 2022 11 pm

Robert’s a Leader on Defense with the Easties

When he was in 4th grade, Michael Robert came home with a hockey flyer and was eager to get on the ice. Michael has developed a big-time passion for the sport through the...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 02, 2022 11 pm

Iovino’s a Powerful Presence for the Yellowjackets

Juliana Iovino has been a starter for the East Haven girls’ basketball team since the first day of her freshman season. Now a sophomore, Juliana’s skills on the court con...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 23, 2022 11 pm

Sigular Brings Good Cheer to the Easties

While she isn’t on the competition squad, Vanessa Sigular is still an important member of the East Haven cheerleading team. Vanessa is constantly cheering on her fellow Y...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 16, 2022 11 pm

Pompano’s a Freshman Sensation for East Haven

Coming in as a freshman, Gennaro Pompano saw that East Haven co-op hockey team had winless record last year and knew that something had to be done. Gennaro has made an im...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 09, 2022 11 pm

Case Shows Great Growth with the Easties

Heading into his junior year, Tim Case had a growth spurt that resulted in him changing positions on the court. In addition to growing taller, Tim has also developed into...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 02, 2022 11 pm

Cusano’s Making Plays for East Haven

Kyle Cusano fell in love with basketball while playing the sport with his cousin in the backyard. Kyle took his passion for the court to the East Haven boys’ basketball p...
Person of the Week • Published Jan 26, 2022 11 pm

Torello Displays Great Dedication to Cheerleading

As a freshman, Antonia Torello attended all of the practices for the East Haven cheerleading competition team, even though she wasn’t a member of the squad. Antonia got t...
Person of the Week • Published Jan 19, 2022 11 pm

Kapinos Becomes a Leader for the Easties

After dancing for 10 years, Kaitlyn Kapinos decided to switch sports and start cheerleading at Joseph Melillo Middle School. Kaitlyn quickly found her new passion and, af...
Person of the Week • Published Jan 12, 2022 11 pm

Castellano Starting at Point Guard as a Sophomore

From the first time that she picked up a basketball, Gianna Castellano fell in love with the sport. After being introduced by her grandfather and brother, Gianna took her...
Person of the Week • Published Jan 05, 2022 11 pm

Dombrowski Dedicates Himself to the Game of Football

Before he started playing football, East Haven’s Nate Dombrowski says his mom had to practically throw him on the field. But once he got there, he realized how much he en...
Person of the Week • Published Dec 22, 2021 11 pm

O’Brien Takes the Reins with GNH Warriors

For the past 16 years, Mike O’Brien has been a swim coach in the state of Connecticut. This year, Mike is taking on his next endeavor as he begins his first season as hea...
Person of the Week • Published Dec 15, 2021 11 pm

Toth’s Glad He Gave Football Another Shot

After taking a break from the game he grew up playing, Jason Toth decided to return to the football field in his freshman year at East Haven High School. Jason has gotten...
Person of the Week • Published Dec 08, 2021 11 pm

Szewc Enjoys a Nice Senior Season

Emma Szewc grew up with the sport of the soccer. Emma’s sister played soccer, her father was a coach, and her mother served on the board for East Haven’s Youth Soccer pro...
Person of the Week • Published Dec 01, 2021 11 pm

Nelson Achieves Her Goals as a Senior

Heading into her senior year, Anajha Nelson was playing in three different soccer leagues, trying to prove that she deserved to be a captain for the East Haven girls’ soc...
Person of the Week • Published Nov 24, 2021 11 pm

Ponzio Leads SHA to State Title in First Cross Country Season

Kristina Ponzio had a standout season as a first-year member of the Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) cross country team this fall. Kristina, a junior who lives in East Haven, w...
Person of the Week • Published Nov 17, 2021 11 pm

Ortiz Enjoying Final Season of Football

When Jake Ortiz was in 4th grade, his friends convinced him to come check out one of their football games. Jake enjoyed it so much that he decided to start playing the sp...
Person of the Week • Published Nov 10, 2021 11 pm

Castro Enjoys Four Seasons Starting on Defense

Alex Castro has been a starting varsity defender for the East Haven girls’ soccer team since her first day of high school. As she continued improving as a defender, Alex ...
Person of the Week • Published Nov 04, 2021 12 am

Korenovsky Carves Her Path at East Haven

Melania Korenovsky participated in her first season with the East Haven girls’ cross country team as a sophomore this fall. Melania continually progressed throughout the ...
Person of the Week • Published Oct 28, 2021 12 am

Lucero Found a Home with the Easties

Jocelyn Lucero got out to a bit of a late start in her East Haven soccer career after transferring to the Yellowjackets during her freshman year. However, Jocelyn has bee...
Person of the Week • Published Oct 21, 2021 12 am

Tavares Earns Starting Spots as a Senior

Dylan Tavares’s love for the sport of football started at a young age and has only grown through the years. After waiting for his chance to compete for the East Haven foo...
Person of the Week • Published Oct 14, 2021 12 am

Rolon Steps Up as the Easties’ Keeper

The East Haven boys’ soccer team was still searching for its starting varsity goalie when the Yellowjackets entered the 2021 season. Senior Victor Rolon, who had played t...
Person of the Week • Published Oct 07, 2021 12 am

Gaetano Thrives at the Midfielder Position

Gabby Gaetano has been a varsity starter from her first day as a member of the East Haven girls’ soccer team. Gabby, a junior, has made constant progress on the pitch the...
Person of the Week • Published Sep 30, 2021 12 am

Papa’s Carrying the Torch on the Trails

With a few years of wrestling experience under his belt, Frank Papa decided to join the East Haven cross country program as a junior last fall. Frank quickly found out th...
Person of the Week • Published Sep 23, 2021 12 am

Stefania Sets the Stage for East Haven

Kayla Stefania patiently waited for her opportunity to be the starting varsity setter for the East Haven girls’ volleyball team. Kayla got her opportunity in her junior y...
Person of the Week • Published Sep 16, 2021 12 am

Stevens Happy to be Coaching with the Easties

After officiating at East Haven’s track meets during the spring, Danielle Stevens was asked by Athletic Director Anthony Verderame if she would be interested in becoming ...
Person of the Week • Published Sep 09, 2021 12 am

Al-Hawari Leading the Easties as a Sweeper

After spending most of his career playing either forward or midfielder, Ethar Al-Hawari got a chance to test his skills as a defender with the East Haven boys’ soccer tea...
Person of the Week • Published Sep 02, 2021 12 am

Lendroth Stepping into the Varsity Net

Seralyn Lendroth waited patiently for her opportunity to become a starting goalkeeper. As she enters her sophomore season with the East Haven girls’ soccer team, Seralyn ...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 26, 2021 12 am

Crisco Excited to Coach Soccer at Her Alma Mater

Alex Crisco never imagined that she would become a soccer coach. However, when the opportunity arose, Alex just couldn’t resist coming back to her hometown high school an...