NORTH STONINGTON — Wheeler High sophomore Scott Pion made some improvements this year for the boys lacrosse team, and it showed on the field.
“He is a very good dodger,” said Kyle Legnos, the head coach of the St. Bernard-Wheeler co-op team. “He can run by people, but from the beginning of last year to the end of this year he improved. Last year he was able to dodge and shoot, now he can dodge, get past people and make something else out of it.”
Pion became the first Wheeler player to earn Class S All-State honors, making the second team as a midfielder for St. Bernard-Wheeler.
“He’s a kid that does it all,” said Legnos, who is a business teacher at NFA. “He really has a good motor. He had a role in pretty much everything we did this year. He’s a very good athlete and that helps.”
Pion finished the season with 46 goals and 19 assists. He was second on the team in goals scored. He was also named ECC Division II honorable mention.
St. Bernard’s Emmett Brady was named ECC Division II first team, and Pat Brady earned honorable mention. All three earned Class S All-State.
Legnos was also named the Class S state coach of the year.
“It’s a nice honor, but I think the biggest thing is we had three guys recognized for All-State,” Legnos said.
The team finished 14-4 overall and 6-2 in the league before losing in the quarterfinals of the Class S tournament.