Softball Shorts

Westport educators do many interesting things when the school day ends.

Three play softball — and do it well enough that they won a silver medal at the recent National Senior Olympic Games in San Francisco.  Their team is affectionately called the Connecticut Senior Moments.

It’s no surprise to learn that two of the players — Mary Martinik and Liza Paglialunga — are phys ed teachers at Bedford Middle and Green’s Farms Elementary School respectively.

But it may surprise you to hear the 3rd member of the team:  Barbara Fischetti.  She’s the coordinator of psychological services for Westport Public Schools.

In fact, Dr. Fischetti out-jocked the 2 gym teachers at the National Senior Games.  Besides her softball silver, she won 2 gold medals in racquetball:  women’s singles and doubles.

Mens sana in corpore sano indeed.

3 Senior Moments (from left): Mary Martinik, Liza Paglialunga, Barbara Fischetti

3 Senior Moments (from left): Mary Martinik, Liza Paglialunga, Barbara Fischetti

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