Fall sports achieve success in post-season FAA playoffs 


Giada Coviello '24

Sacred Heart varsity A soccer, volleyball, field hockey, and cross country teams compete in the Fairchester Athletic Association tournament.

From the court to the fields, Sacred Heart Greenwich’s fall teams advanced in the Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA) tournament.  Varsity A soccer progressed to the semifinals, and varsity A field hockey and varsity A volleyball competed in the finals.  Cross country participated in the championship race.

The varsity A volleyball team competed against the Hopkins School in the FAA quarterfinals and won all three sets November 7.  They advanced to the semifinals and played St. Luke’s School November 9.  They won in four sets and qualified for the finals.

Volleyball player Emilia Bernal ’24 sets the ball to Jane Murphy ’24 in their semi-final match against St. Luke’s School.  Giada Coviello ’24

The final took place at King School November 11.  King finished the regular season undefeated 10-0 and first in the standings, right above Sacred Heart.  Sacred Heart won the first two sets and King won the third and fourth set.  King secured the FAA title in a close fifth set.  Many members of the Sacred Heart community came to cheer and support the volleyball team throughout the game.

After finishing fourth in their regular season, varsity A soccer was able to compete in the quarterfinals, where they won 2-0 against fifth-seed Hopkins.  Freshman Scarlett Pfistner and senior Karina Sethi scored the two goals.  The team advanced to the semifinals to play St. Lukes November 10.  They lost 3-2. 

Varsity A soccer goalie Daphne Hartch ’23 in action.  Courtesy of Sacred Heart Communications Dept.

Captain Karina discussed the team’s performance in the FAA.  She commented that the team worked together and gave it their all in each game.

“I felt that our performance was strong and fluid throughout the FAAs,” Karina said.  “We played as a unit and really focused on our strengths and playing to our advantages.  I even felt proud of our team after losing to St. Lukes because I knew we put in everything into that game.”

As regular season FAA champions, varsity A field hockey had a bye for the quarterfinals that granted them an automatic spot in the semifinals.  They played against the School of the Holy Child and won 8-0 November 9.  They progressed to the finals, facing their local rival, Greenwich Academy.  They lost the game 1-0 in the last two minutes. 

Cross country traveled to Sherwood Island, Connecticut to race in the FAA Cross Country Championship October 31.  Overall, they placed fourth in the meet.  Captains seniors Anne Finn and Katherine May discussed the team’s accomplishments in the championship.

“The performance at the FAAs was incredible,” Katherine said.  “We were so pleased to see that two of our varsity runners finished in the top ten.  The race was amazing and we’re glad everyone gave it their all to close out the season.”

Featured Image by Giada Coviello ’24