State Champs from Waterbury Recognized

April 27, 2023

It was an honor to recognize the Waterbury Career Academy boys' basketball team for its recent CIAC Division III state championship. It’s the school's first title in any sport in only its eighth year as a varsity program. I met the players and coach on Thursday morning in the House Chamber.

The Spartans defeated Bloomfield, 74-58, to win the state championship on March 19 at Mohegan Sun Arena. Head coach Ronan O’Leary’s squad completed the 2022-23 season with a 10-game winning streak and an overall record of 24-3. Waterbury Career Academy is the first city school to win a state championship in boys’ basketball since Sacred Heart in 2017. The Spartans are the first Waterbury Public School to do so since Crosby in 2008.








Congratulations Spartans! Waterbury is proud of your incredible achievement!