The year of accolades for Nonnewaug High School graduate Heather Waters Casinghino continued this month when she was named the 2018 Class M field hockey coach of the year by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association.
Casinghino led Suffield High School to the top seed in the CIAC Class M tournament this season. Her team finished the season with a 14-1-1-1 record.
In September, Casinghino was inducted into the Connecticut Field Hockey Hall of Fame for her feats as a Nonnewaug High School player.
A two-time All-State performer, the 1991 Nonnewaug High School graduate scored 37 goals during her 4-year career with the Chiefs. Casinghino shattered the Berkshire League record for most goals in a season with 18 as a junior, which eclipsed the former mark of 15.
Casinghino also led Nonnewaug to the 1990 CIAC Class S championship.
At the banquet in December, the CHSCA also honored Casinghino’s daughter, Anna Casinghino, as its state field hockey Player of the Year.
A senior midfielder, Casinghino was also named Player of the Year by GameTimeCT.com, and has committed to play at UConn.