NHS Athlete of the Decade: Brian Mariano

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At the outset of this all-decade project, there was nearly nothing set in stone. There was an enormous amount of research that needed to be done to properly choose the members of each team and best rank each of the top lists. There was a least one thing that was a sure bet from the beginning, though, and that was Naugatuck’s top athlete of the decade: Brian Mariano. Mariano’s exploits in Garnet and Grey are stuff of legend: He won 11 NVL titles in 11 varsity seasons, was a combined six-time all-NVL selection, a five-time all-state honoree, once an All-New England pick, twice an All-America honorable mention, twice an All-America choice, and a national champion, all of which came in soccer and diving (of course, the latter was his bread and butter). Not bad for a guy who never planned on stepping foot on the one-meter springboard.

All-Decade: Woodland top 25 athletes  

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Tanner Kingsley 2014 football, basketball, baseball 3-time All-State, 5-time All-NVL, 2-time All-Division; only three-sport All-State athlete in school history; holds two state football...

All-decade: Naugatuck top 25 athletes

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Amanze Williams 2011 track and field 2-time All-New England, 3-time All-State, 4-time All-NVL; won 2011 New England long/triple jump titles, six state track...

NHS Athlete of the Decade: Amanze Williams

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By Ken Morse, Citizen’s News Over the past decade, the Naugatuck Greyhounds have seen several athletes step up and leave their mark on the sports...

All-Decade: Naugatuck boys track and field 

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Team of the Decade: 2010 NVL outdoor champion, eight All-NVL athletes, two All-State athletes, one NVL outdoor track record Athlete of the Decade: Amanze Williams...

All-Decade: Woodland girls track and field 

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Team of the Decade: 2013 NVL indoor and outdoor track champion, combined 13 All-NVL athletes (program record), 14th at Class S outdoor meet (second-best...

WRHS Athlete of the Decade: Tanner Kingsley

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By Kyle Brennan, Citizen’s News In nearly two decades of Woodland’s existence, no name has been more synonymous with athletic success than Kingsley. It’s fitting, then,...

All-Decade: Naugatuck baseball

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Team of the Decade: 2014 Class LL quarterfinalist (deepest run since 2000), 17-7 record (best record of decade), five all-league players (most of decade) Athlete...

All-Decade: Naugatuck golf

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Team of the Decade: 2014 17-7 record, fifth-place finish at NVL championships (both decade-bests) Athlete of the Decade: Nick Tribanas All-NVL (2014), All-Division (2012-13) 2016 Jake...

All-Decade: Woodland girls swimming 

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Team of the Decade: 2017 NVL champion (first in school history), fifth-place finish in Class S, four All-State and All-NVL swimmers Athlete of the Decade:...

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