SHS girls tennis team holds banquet

The Shelton High girls tennis team closed out the the season with a 7-9 overall record and the team was honored for its hard work at the annual end-of-season banquet at Vazzano’s Four Seasons.

Members of the squad included; Ashley Varrone, Kristen Ferris, Vicki Dortenzio, Ally Packnick, Alexis Zhitomi, Lourdes Rivera, Maryana Hnyp, Haya Sobh, Natalie Ferris, Sejal Bhargava, Gabby Rego, Vicky Kostour, Jessica Weiss, Elise Wardell and Lindsay Shanahan.

The team was managed by Nicole Ulysal and Claire MacNamara.

Players earning awards that evening were the following:

Most Valuable Player 2015 — Ashley Varrone

Most Outstanding Player 2015 — Sejal Bhargava

Co Coaches Award for Excellence 2015 — Kristen Ferris and Victoria Dortenzio

Scholar Athlete 2015 — Victoria Dortenzio

SCC Scholar Athlete recognition — Sejal Bhargava, Gabby Rego, Victoria Kostour, Haya Sobh and Elise Wardell

The following players lettered for the first time; Vicky Kostour, Sejal Bhargava, Lindsay Shanahan and Natalie Ferris.

Players earning their varsity jackets were Alexis Zhitomi, Ally Packnick and Lourdes Rivera.

Players elected to captain the 2016 season are Alexis Zhitomi, Ally Packnick and Lourdes Rivera

Senior members of the 2015 squad will all be attending four-year universities:

Kristen Ferris — University of New Hampshire

Victoria Dortenzio — University of Delaware

Ashley Varrone — University of New Haven

Ashley Varrone will also continue as a collegiate athlete as a member of the University of New Haven women's tennis team.