GREENWICH, Conn. – Both Greenwich High golf teams had stellar years, highlighted by each of them winning Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference championships. Now the two teams will be among the honorees Monday at the eighth annual Fairfield County Sports Night Hall of Fame dinner at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich as Greenwich's Sports Persons of the Year.
Coach Jeff Santilli’s boys’ team also won a state title, finishing with a perfect 21-0
record and recording an impressive 21-stroke win over Staples in the FCIAC
Junior Danny Guise fired a 2-under-par 69 to earn medalist honors by one stroke. JP Raferty (72), Paul Pastore (73) and Chris Pavelic (76) also contributed to the conference championship. Pavelic and Stephen Pastore joined Guise on the All-FCIAC team. Guise was the FCIAC and the state’s Player of the Year. Both Pastores and Pavelic also earned All-State honors.
Greenwich High also had the individual conference champion in girls’ golf and Coach Marie Shimchick was named the FCIAC Coach of Excellence. Senior captain Brooke Nethercott, who was the medalist for the third straight season, was also named the FCIAC Player of the Year for the third consecutive year.
The Lady Cardinals set a new FCIAC 18-hole tournament record with a team score of
355, 17 strokes better than Staples to avenge their only regular season loss.
Nethercott and her freshman teammate, Alexandra Sazhin, finished 1-2 in the FCIAC
tourney. They were both named to the All-FCIAC 1st team as well as All-State. Captain
Emma Lunder, Pamela Jennemyr and Kendyle Nethercott were also key members of the team, which ended the regular season with a 17-1 record and placed 3rd in the states.