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Six Canton athletes earn All-State honors in fall campaign

Six Canton High athletes earned first team All-State honors for their play this fall — boys soccer players Miles Deiulis and Thomas Gibbons, girls soccer player Brooke Potter, field hockey players Lyla O’Connor and Erin Mackin and volleyball player Sophia Mates.

Coach: Erik Shortell
Record: 8-3, 6-1 Pequot Uncas (second)
All-Pequot Conference Uncas: LB Luke Maher (Canton), WR Connor Richardson (Canton); QB Will Migliaccio (Granby), OL Cooper Boyd (Granby), Will Attianese (Granby); DB George Horst (Granby), DL Saladin Atkinson (Granby)
CIAC state tournament: Lost to Joel Barlow, 28-14, in Class SS quarterfinals
All-State (CHSCA): K George Horst, Class SS/S
Note: Canton is part of the co-op football program hosted by Granby. … Luke Maher (LB) and George Horst (P) were selected to the New Haven Register/GameTimeCT’s second team. It was the 90th year that the publication has selected an All-State football team.

Coach: Bill Phelps
Record: 14-4-1, 10-2 NCCC (third place)
CIAC state tournament: Lost Class S quarterfinals to East Hampton, 3-2 (penalty kicks, 5-3)
Miles Deiulis, Thomas Gibbons, Ryan Weller
All-State (CHSCA): Miles Deiulis, Thomas Gibbons

Coach: Jim Potter
Record: 8-7-3, 6-3-2 NCCC
CIAC state tournament: Lost to Thomaston, 1-0 in Class S second round
Brooke Potter
All-State (CHSCA): Brooke Potter

Coach: Margaret Bristol
Record: 16-3, 7-1 NCCC champions
CIAC state tournament: Lost to Stonington in Class S semifinals, 2-1 on penalty strokes (3-2)
All-NCCC: Gabby DelSanto, Molly McLellan, Mika Stamos, Lyla O’Connor, Ellie Bahre, Erin Mackin
All-State (CHSCA): Lyla O’Connor, Erin Mackin
Note: Ellie Bahre was selected to the CHSCA All-State second team.

Coach: Joe Sobowicz
Record: 6-14, 2-6 NCCC
CIAC state tournament: Did not qualify
Sophia Mates
All-State (CHSCA): Sophia Mates

Coach: Keith Wilson
Record:6-5, 6-5 NCCC, 6th at NCCC championship meet
CIAC state tournament: 10th Class SS
All-NCCC: none

Coach: Keith Wilson
Record: 0-7, 0-7 NCCC. Not enough runners to score at NCCC meet.
CIAC state tournament: Not enough runners to score at Class SS meet
All-NCCC: Morgan Babbitt

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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