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Seven Avon High athletes earn All-State honors for their play this fall

AVON, December 22 – Seven Avon High athletes earned All-State honors for their performance on the field this fall.

Soccer player Ryan Bartkiewicz, hitter Emily Dempsey and field hockey players Megan Gilbey, Paige Deppe and Sarah Thomas earned All-State honors from the Connecticut High School Coaches Association along with runners Jack Martin and Rhiannon Richmond.

Deppe and Richmond earned All-State honors for the second straight season.

Bartkiewicz scored seven goals this season for the Avon boys soccer team (12-5-3) that advanced to the Class L semifinals before falling in a penalty kick shootout to Maloney, 11-10.

Martin, a freshman, earned All-State honors with a seventh place finish at the Class MM championship meet. Richmond, a junior, finished sixth in Class MM and helped her team take third as a team and qualify for the State Open for the fifth straight year.

Dempsey, a junior, led the Falcons (13-8) with 273 kills and was second in the team with 56 serving aces and 248 digs.

Deppe, Gilbey and Thomas helped the field hockey team (14-4, 7-0 CCC South) win their first league title since 2014. Avon advanced to the Class M semifinals before dropping a 1-0 decision in triple overtime to Sacred Heart Academy.

Deppe scored a team-leading 19 goals while Thomas scored 11. Gibley scored four.

All-CCC West: Ryan Bartkiewicz, Alex Rostenberg
All-State (CHSCA): Ryan Bartkiewicz

All-CCC West: Olivia Di Bella, Jade Strassner

All-CCC West: Emily Dempsey, Abby St. Onge, Noelle Powers
All-State (CHSCA): Emily Dempsey

All-CCC South: Paige Deppe, Sarah Thomas, Megan Gilbey, Ava Calma, Jamie Rubenstein, Stella Galli
All-State (CHSCA): Megan Gilbey, Paige Deppe, Sarah Thomas
Senior All-Star Game: Paige Deppe and Sarah Thomas

All-CCC West: Jack Martin
All-State: Jack Martin

All-CCC West: Rhiannon Richmond, Sarah Lancaster, Gabrielle Richmond, Caroline Luby
All-State: Rhiannon Richmond

All CCC Division III East: Henry Schrecengost, Jadon Folkwein, Dan Quick, Francisco Longo, Kevin Mullaj

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