Published 7:21 pm, Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The 2005 graduate of New Milford High School, who became Mrs. Julie (Reynolds) Baldwin this year, is now a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps and is stationed in Quantico, Va. She is married to Marine Second Lieutenant Matthew Baldwin.
Julie served the Middies' women's soccer side as captain the fall of 2008, her senior campaign, and helped her team to a 15-4-3 record while earning all-Patriot League recognition for a third straight year for her performance.
For her Navy career, she scored five goals and assisted 13 more while focusing on defensive responsibilities.
During her high school years at NMHS, Julie was twice all-state for soccer and four times a first-team all-South-West Conference selection.
She was the Green Wave booters' MVP four straight seasons and served as captain her final two years.
Julie also excelled in track & field, twice earning second-team all-SWC laurels as a sprinter and serving as captain for her junior and season years.
She was selected as one of NMHS' CIAC Scholar-Athletes for 2005.
Ani Lekaj, a 2009 graduate of New Milford High School, was a red-shirt member during the fall of 2009 of the Hofstra University men's soccer team in Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y.
While at NMHS, Ani helped the Green Wave to three state tournament berths.
In his senior campaign in the fall of 2008, he earned team MVP honors and all-state recognition while leading the Green Wave to a 14-3-3 record, a state quarterfinal appearance, and a #9 ranking in the state.
A resident of Sherman, he also played basketball for the Green Wave.
The 2008 New Milford High School graduate was a four-year cheerleader for the Green Wave.
While at NMHS, she helped her team win the South-West Conference title and earn a state runnerup finish.
The Hartford cheerleaders are a co-ed team cheering for all men's and women's home basketball games. The Hawks travel with the teams to designated away conference games, the America East Conference championship, and the NCAA tournament.
Linsey is enrolled in Hartford's College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, majoring in physical therapy.
Steven Groccia of New Milford is awaiting his sophomore season as a member of the University of Hartford men's lacrosse team.
As a freshman defender, he played three matches last spring for the Hawks and earned an America East Academic Honor Roll spot and Commissioner's Honor Roll selection.
At NMHS, Stephen played four years of lacrosse, helping the Green Wave to a 2007 South-West Conference championship.
Three times he was voted all-SWC and climaxed his career with all-state recognition as a senior.
Stephen also played two years of football and basketball at NMHS.
He is enrolled in Hartford's College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, majoring in elementary education.
Adam Haig of New Milford was a member of the University of Hartford men's lacrosse team this spring.
The 2009 graduate of New Milford High School was a freshman attack for the 4-10 Hawks.
At NMHS, Adam earned all-South-West Conference honors four times in lacrosse, highlighting his career by playing a role in the Green Wave's 2007 march to the SWC title.
He also played three seasons of Green Wave ice hockey.
Adam enrolled in Hartford's College of Arts and Sciences.
Drew Haig, a 2009 graduate of New Milford High School, was a member of the University of Hartford men's lacrosse side in the spring of 2010.
While excelling in lacrosse at NMHS, Drew registered more than 200 career points and was three times selected to the all-South-West Conference team.
During his sophomore campaign, he helped the Green Wave capture the South-West Conference championship.
Drew also lettered in football and ice hockey at NMHS.
He enrolled in Hartford's College of Arts and Sciences.
A 2009 graduate of New Milford High School, heearned eight varsity letters in baseball and ice hockey, serving as captain and winning MVP honors for both teams.
Jeff was an all-South-West Conference and all-state selection in both sports as a senior.
He helped the Green Wave baseball squad to the state class `LL' quarterfinals in 2009 and contributed to the NMHS skaters' SWC Division II conference hockey championships in 2006, 2007 and 2008, as well as a state Division II runnerup finish in 2007.
The Greyhounds advanced to the NCAA tournament where they were eliminated in triple overtime by Cornell University, 11-10.
Before heading south to attend college, Phil was a four-year starter for the New Milford High boys' side, capping his career by scoring 55 goals and adding 32 assists during a senior campaign that resulted in all-South-West Conference and all-state honors.
During his junior season, he had scored 64 goals and assisted 20 more.
Phil also played basketball for the Green Wave, serving as captain.
An older brother, Devon, has been a member of the Notre Dame University men's lacrosse team.