Kali Borden and Stephen Longley from Foran High and Sarah Haselkamp from Lauralton Hall have been named The SportsCenter of Connecticut/Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes of the Month for October.

Each SCC member school can nominate up to two honorees per season (fall, winter and spring). Student athletes who are selected must be a varsity letterwinner and have a 3.0/B average while demonstrating leadership qualities. Student athletes who are selected must be a varsity letterwinner and have a 3.0/B average while demonstrating leadership qualities.

Kali Borden

The captain of the Lions’ soccer and lacrosse teams, Borden has been a standout in the classroom. She ranked seventh in a class of 230 students, holding a 3.98 grade point average.

An AP Scholar, Borden is president of the National Honor Society and UNICEF.

Bordeni was a four-year varsity letterwinner in soccer, and will lead the Lions’ into their first varsity season in girls lacrosse.

Foran girls soccer coach Casey Blake said, “Not only is Kali a good player and good student, she is a great role model for her teammates.”

Stephen Longley

A two-sport (football and outdoor track) athlete for the Lions, Longley has been a standout in the classroom.  He ranks 19th in his class while holding a 3.7 grade point average.

A member of the National Honor Society, Longley is a member of the Foran Innovative Thinkers and Concerned Citizens for People with Disabilities.

He is a two-year varsity letterwinner for the Lions’ football squad.

Foran football coach Jeff Bevino said, “Stephen has always led by example and he always puts his teammates first.”

Sarah Haselkamp

A captain and standout on the Crusaders’ soccer team, Haselkamp has excelled in the classroom with a 3.8 grade point average.

A member of the National and Spanish honor societies, Haselkamp, a Fairfield resident, is a member of the Art, Spanish and Environmental clubs. She also is a member of the varsity track team.

This fall,  Haselkamp earned SCC All-Quinnipiac Division honors leading the Crusaders to the division title in their first year in the league.

Lauralton Hall soccer coach Peter Trenchard said, “Sarah is not only a fantastic soccer player, but also a well-rounded student and a solid team leader who is always there for her teammates and friends.”

Sports Center of CT/SCC Scholar Athletes of the Month receive a certificate, commemorative tee-shirt and a SportsCenter of Connecticut activity pass.

“Many thanks to the Sports Center of Connecticut for its support of the SCC and the Scholar Athlete of the Month program,” said SCC Commissioner Al Carbone.

“This conference has been proud of its success for the last 20-plus years, and to be able to recognize outstanding young men and women who demonstrate the desire and ability to succeed solidifies what the SCC is all about.”

Founded in 1994, the Southern Connecticut Conference is in its 21st season of competition in 2014-15 with 23 member-schools and nearly 23,000 students.

SCC member schools have captured more than 375 state championships since the league’s inception. More importantly, the SCC is recognized for its outstanding non-athletic programs and events, which attempt to break down barriers and build bridges of understanding to its students. For more information on the SCC, visit SouthernConnecticutConference.org.

Now in its ninth year, the program will honor outstanding young men and women each month during the 2014-15 academic year.