GameTimeCT 2021 All-State Field Hockey Team

Player of the year

Maddi Epke

Guilford, Midfielder, Senior

Statistics: Has 38 goals and 27 assists for 103 points this season. Holds the school record in a single season with 38 goals and 27 assists for 103 points. Holds a school career record with 90 goals and 69 assists for 249 points. Led the team to a 21-1 record, the SCC Tournament Championship and a third consecutive CIAC Class M title.
Honors: Three-time All-SCC First Team (2019, 2020, 2021), two-time CHSCA and GameTimeCT All-State First Team, two-time SCC Tournament Best Player (2019, 2021), 2021 SCC Player of the Year, two-time player SCC of the Year for Ice Hockey, 2021 Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance Female Athlete of the Year, 2021 U.S. Star for Lacrosse.
Outside the field: National Honor Society, Latin Honor Society, member of the Symphony Orchestra.
Following: Will play lacrosse at James Madison University.


Benoit Kaci

Darien, Defender, Junior

Statistics: With 12 goals and nine assists, led the team to 20-1-0-1 and to the FCIAC tournament title, the Blue Wave defense has allowed just eight goals in 22 games.
Honors: CHSCA All-State, two-time All-FCIAC and MVP.
Outside the field: Has a GPA 4.0, Best Buddies club, Unite for Africa club, St. Thomas More Parrish youth group and volunteer activities.
Following: Will play lacrosse in Syracuse.


Julia carrozza

Ridgefield, Midfielder, Senior

Statistics: She has six goals and 17 assists this season and 14 goals and 40 assists for her career. Led the Tigers to 14-5-1.
Honors: All-FCIAC, CHSCA All-State.
Outside the field: National Honor Society, Exemplary CAFN College Athlete, National Charity League, Selected 2021 Ridgefield Lacrosse Team Captain.
Following: Will play field hockey at the Collège de Sainte-Croix.


Charlotte casiraghi

Wilton, Defender-Midfielder, Junior

Statistics: Has four goals and two assists, including the game-winning shootout after a double overtime against Darien in the CIAC L-Class semi-finals. Led Wilton to a 9-4-4 record.
Honors: Twice All-FCIAC, Twice CHSCA All-State
Outside the field: National Honor Society, President of the Young Democrats Club, Co-Founder of the Build-A-Bond Student-Athlete Mentorship Program (a program designed to bond high school students and young athletes and encourage young female athletes to continue playing at the high school).
Following: Will play field hockey at Harvard.


Grace Gilman

New Canaan, Goalkeeper, Senior

Statistics: Shooted 75 shots and made 68 saves (7 goals against, only 3 against in regular season) – for a save percentage of 90.066. Had 15 shutouts and has never allowed more than one goal in a game. Led New Canaan to 22-1 and the CIAC Class L championship.
Honors: All-FCIAC, CHSCA All-State, National Club Championship Bronze Winner
Outside the field: National Society of Distinctions. High Honors Quarterly High School, AP / Honors Classes, EMT Certified.
Following: She will be playing field hockey in Lehigh.


Molly harding

Glastonbury, Forward, Senior

Statistics: He has 14 goals and a career-high 19 assists this season. Led Glastonbury to 14-2-2-1 and to the CCC North Championship.
Honors: Twice All-CCC, CHSCA All-State.
Outside the field: Has a GPA of 4.50, high academic accolades every four years, National Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society, Unified Theater Program Member at Glastonbury High School, Big Siblings Program Liaison at Glastonbury High School, Volunteer at Glastonbury High School Sunday school at First Church in Glastonbury.
Following: She will be running on track at Yale.


Lily harrington

Staples, Midfielder, Senior

Statistics: Contributes to both ends of the field and has five goals and one assist this season. Led the Wreckers to 12-3-1. In 2019, Staples won their fourth straight Class L title.
Honors: All-FCIAC, CHSCA All-State Second Team.
Outside the field: Spanish Honorary Society, Honor Roll. member of six high school clubs, certified lifeguard in first aid and CP.
Following: Will play field hockey in Colby.


Kaili Jacobsen

Fairfield Ludlowe, goalie, senior.

Statistics: Recorded over 235 saves, recorded a 93.4 save percentage rate for defensive penalty corners with 114 of 122 saves, started and played every minute of every game this season.
Honors: Captain, All-FCIAC, Fairfield Ludlowe Fall Sport Scholar Athlete Award, Fairfield Ludlowe Field Hockey Defensive MVP.
Outside the field: National Honor Society, Honor Roll Student, Youth For Equity Club, Town Youth Council.
Following: Will play field hockey at Connecticut College.


Raina johns

Darien, Defender, Junior

Statistics: The attacking-minded defender has scored 14 goals and 11 assists this season. Led the Blue Wave to 22-2 and to the CFIAC tournament championship.
Honors: Three times All CFIAC and three times CHSCA All-State, Top 40 high school players to watch in the Northeast by MaxFieldHockey.
Outside the field: Math National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Medical Interest Club, Mental Health Matters Club. She is a nationally certified EMT and member of Darien EMS-Post 53, which answers and provides medical care on 911 calls in Darien.


Jess leon

Staples, Midfielder, Senior

Statistics: She posted a single-season school record of 22 goals and 19 assists and led Staples to a 13-4-1 record.
Honors: All-FCIAC.
Outside the field: Participates in the Inklings school newspaper, Kool To Be Kind club, also plays lacrosse.
Following: Will play field hockey in Bucknell.


Polly Parsons-Hills

New Canaan, Midfielder, Junior

Statistics: Had 12 goals and 24 assists to lead the Rams to the Class L championship and a 22-1 record.
Honors: All-FCIAC, CHSCA All-State.
Outside the field: High Honor Roll, New Canaan Green League – Club President. Building Bridges Club – Conducts useful STEM experiences for K-4 students in Stamford. Rowing team, breakdancing for seven years, traveling out of state to compete in national competitions.
Following: Will play field hockey at Cornell.


Olivia toto

North Branford, Forward, Senior

Statistics: Had a single-season school record of 42 goals and added six assists for 90 points. Led the Thunderbirds to their fifth straight Shoreline Conference Championship, the CIAC Class S Championship and an 18-2-2 record.
Honors: Twice All-Shoreline Conference, 2020 and 2021, Twice 2020 CHSCA All-State, SLC Scholar, Twice New Haven Register All-Area Team.
Outside the field: National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, very good. Student council and class vice-president. She is part of the sign language club, the environmental science club and also plays lacrosse.

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