Three Avon High athletes earned All-State honors for their play this winter. Avon High senior Peter Hoffman earned All-State honors for his play with the Farmington Valley Generals ice hockey co-op team. Diver Brendan Downey and swimmer André Richard also earned All-State honors.
Twenty Avon High athletes earned All-Central Connecticut Conference honors in their respective sports.
Hoffman was one of 11 Avon High players on the Farmington Valley team that won the Division II title with a dominating 7-3 win over Guilford. The Generals, made up of players from Avon, Farmington (7), Lewis Mills (3) and Windsor (1), went 22-3-1 and won the CCC North championship.
A defenseman, Hoffman helped the Generals defense pitch three shutouts and allow just 39 goals in the regular season.
Downey finished third in diving at the Class M championship meet to earn All-State honors. He followed that by finishing fifth at the State Open, setting a new team record (11 dive competition) with a score of 451.4 points. It’s the highest finish ever by an Avon diver at the State Open.
Richard was a strong freestyle swimmer for the Falcons this year. He took third in the 50 freestyle at the Class M championships with a school record time of 22.39 seconds. He was also part of the 200 freestyle relay team (Justin Arroyo, Alec Traktovenko, Chris Chute, Richards) that was fourth in Class M and set a new school record of 1:31.58 a week later at the State Open.
Jordan Williams earned second team All-State honors in boys basketball. Williams helped lead the Falcons to the Division III championship game where they were defeated by Waterford.
Williams was also a second team selection to the New Haven Register’s All-State boys basketball team.
Connecticut High School Coaches Association
Timothy Arena, forward, Farmington Valley
Peter Hoffman, defense, Farmington Valley
Division II MVP: Arena
Jordan Williams, Avon, 2nd team
Brendan Downey, diving
Andre Richard, 50 freestyle
All Central Connecticut Conference
CCC West: Jordan Williams, Avon
CCC West: Abby St. Onge, Avon
CCC North: Timothy Arena (Farmington), Eric Schweitzer (Avon), Peter Hoffman (Avon), Trevor Paluso (Avon), Kyle Kadziolka (Lewis Mills), Farmington Valley
BOYS INDOOR TRACK
All-CCC: Zachary Tilsch, Avon, long jump
GIRLS INDOOR TRACK
Haley Gens, Avon
Carly Carpino, Avon
Rhiannon Richmond, Avon
Andre Richard, Avon (50 free)
Brendan Downey, Avon (diving)
Justin Arroyo, Alec Traktovenko, Christopher Chute, Andre Richard, Avon (200 free relay)
Alec Traktovenko, Avon (100 breast stroke)
Justin Arroyo, Alec Traktovenko, Christopher Chute, Andre Richard, Avon (400 freestyle relay)
Abhi Bhadbad, Avon (106)
Jack Colman, Avon (160)
Matt Bourquin, Avon (195)
Chris Gens, Avon (220)
Henry Schrecengost, Avon (285)
Justin Meador, Avon (at large)