The field hockey team at WHS is one of the closest knit teams you’ll ever find. Last December, tragedy struck the community when beloved classmate Vanessa Carbone passed. She played the position of goalie for the Eagles and was the defensive foundation for the team.
To honor her legacy, the team decided to retire her jersey and present it to her family on Cottone field. The team came to this decision alongside coach Colleen Budaj and athletic director Michael Maltese.
The Eagles played Wednesday, October 18th for a home night game and dedicated the game to her. Adorned with purple hair ribbons the girls played for her in mind. After the game was finished, speeches were made by the Carbone family and others to share her legacy with family, friends, and fans.
They also hosted a bake sale with goods made and donated by the players and their families, and gave all proceeds to the organization “Cherish The Children”, a local organization founded to help families in need of medical assistance for children in Wethersfield. At the moment, the foundation is helping out a young girl who attends Alfred W. Hanmer Elementary School.
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