Greenwich High

Noey Johnson, a 2022 Greenwich High graduate, earned USA Lacrosse All-America Academic accolades; Teammates Emma Abbazia, Sophia Neitzell receive All-State Team recognition

Photo by David Fierro: Greenwich’s Noey Johnson was a 2022 USA Lacrosse Academic All-America selection.

Numerous Greenwich High School girls lacrosse athletes earned postseason accolades for their achievement both on and off the field throughout the 2022 season.

Noey Johnson, who graduated from Greenwich High last month, earned USA Lacrosse Connecticut All-America Academic honors. Johnson, a midfielder, who helped power the Cardinals lacrosse team with her goal-scoring and dynamic playmaking ability, will further her education at Wake Forest University.

Johnson, served as one of Greenwich’s captains this past season and excelled on the varsity team since she joined the program as a sophomore.

Photo by David Fierro: Noey Johnson earned Academic All-America and All-FCIAC Team honors.

Emma Abbazia, a rising junior and Sophia Neitzell, a rising Greenwich senior, each received USA Lacrosse/Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-State Team accolades.

Abbazia, a midfielder/attack, led the Cardinals in scoring numerous times throughout the season. Her speed, shiftiness and athleticism makes it difficult for the opposition to defend her and she also flourished in setting up her teammates for scoring opportunities.

During the course of the spring season, Abbazia reached the 100-career goal milestone. She did so in Greenwich’s 17-1 win against Newington in the first round of the CIAC Class L Tournament.

Contributed photo: Emma Abbazia has scored 100 career goals in only two seasons with Greenwich’s lacrosse team.

Neitzell, a midfielder, provided leadership and clutch play as one of Greenwich’s captains this past spring. She too was a standout playmaker, sparking the team offensively throughout the season.

Neitzell has committed to the United States Naval Academy, where she will join the Academy’s lacrosse team.

Sophia Neitzell, who is entering her senior year at Greenwich High, was an All-State, All-FCIAC Team recipient.

Abbazia received All-FCIAC First Team recognition and Neitzell was awarded with All-FCIAC Second Team honors. Mary Kate Savio, a defender, also received All-FCIAC Second team honors for Greenwich. Savio, also a captain, is entering her senior year at GHS. She helped anchor Greenwich’s consistent defensive effort.

Johnson and rising senior Cece Tauber, a playmaker at attack, each received All-FCIAC Honorable Mention accolades.

MK Savio was an All-FCIAC Second Team selection for the 2022 season.
Cece Tauber, who is going into her senior year at GHS, was an All-FCIAC Honorable Mention selection.

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