Sacred Heart Captures IHSA Regional Championship

Photo Courtesy Sacred Heart University Athletics

Edited Press Release

SIMSBURY, Conn.- Champs. The Sacred Heart University equestrian team captured their eighth Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Regional Championship on Sunday after being named High Point Team at Trinity College.

Of Note:

  • Alyssa Kinney qualified for the IHSA Individual Regional Championships in Open Fences as she placed first in the event on Sunday.
  • Alexa Setteducati also claimed a spot at the Regional Championships in Limit Flat with her second place finish on Sunday.
  • Ashley Bocek was the third Pioneer to qualify for regionals on Sunday as she placed second in Novice Flat earning her a spot in the championships.
  • Macayla Sousa was named Reserve High Point Rider of the day as she placed second in Intermediate Flat and first in Limit Fences Section A.

Team Results:

  • SHU-40
  • UConn-36
  • Fairfield-28
  • Trinity-18
  • Connecticut College-13
  • Yale- 15

Individual Results:

  • Open Fences A: Alyssa Kinney 1st
  • Open Fences B: Hanna Lloyd 2nd, Lilly Bove 5th
  • Intermediate Fences A: Gillian Cunningham 2nd
  • Intermediate Fences B: Nicole Albert 3rd
  • Limit Fences A: Macayla Sousa 1st
  • Limit Fences B: Emma Grimes 1st, Isabella Schupler 4th
  • Open Flat A: Mia Poppinga 3rd
  • Open Flat B: Hanna Lloyd 2nd
  • Intermediate Flat A: Macayla Sousa 2nd
  • Intermediate Flat B: Jillian Pizzi 2nd
  • Limit Flat A: Isabella Schupler 1st, Alexa Setteducati 2nd
  • Limit Flat B: Jordyn Defalco 1st, Julia Vinci 2nd
  • Novice Flat A: Ava Flannery 3rd
  • Novice Flat B: Ashley Bocek 2nd
  • Introductory Flat: Jessica Bevacqua 4th

Up Next:

The Pioneers head to Hanover, NH as the team returns to NCEA competition at the ECAC North Regional Championships starting on March 26.