Sena Maziarz
Soccer, Basketball, Track
Inducted in 2004
Sena attended Suffield High School from 1993-1997 where she played three sports… soccer, basketball, and track and field. Although she loved them all, Sena always had a passion for soccer. When she began her career in 1993, the SHS girls soccer team was coming off several dismal years, including at least 3 winless campaigns from the late 1980’s into the early 1990’s. The four victories in her freshman season, while small in number, were the start of a significant turnaround in the program. A 7-8-1 record the following year gave Suffield a long-awaited berth in the state tournament. The turnaround was complete in 1995 when Sena’s team was undefeated going into the states, with only 3 ties marring its’ otherwise spotless record…they ultimately loss in the semi-finals. In her senior season, with Sena leading the way, the team was 15-1 and one of the favorites to win but again fell short of winning the coveted state championship. Playing varsity soccer for four years at SHS, she earned All-Conference selections every year, the first time a Suffield student-athlete had accomplished that feat. During her career, she scored 51 goals and assisted on 41 others. In her senior year, she was an All-State selection and participated in the Senior Bowl and the Connecticut Top 100.

After high school, Sena attended Colgate University where she played Division I soccer for four years. She was a two-time first team selection to the All-Patriot League team and garnered Offensive Player of the Year honors in her senior year. In addition, Sena was selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. She tied the record for assists in a game (three) during an exciting league game against Army that Colgate won in overtime.

Her club experience was mostly with World Class Soccer, based out of Windsor, CT. With this team, Sena went to Regionals numerous times and participated in Nationals three times. During the summer of 2000, her team won the National title for the U-20 age group with an over time win against the Region III team, Texas Image. In addition to this club team, she participated on the Connecticut ODP (Olympic Development Program) for a few years.

During the summer of 2001, Sena played semi-professional soccer with the Springfield Sirens (W-League team) and the following year moved to the Rhode Island Rays. That fall, Sena was the assistant women’s soccer coach at St. Lawrence University, an extremely competitive Division III team, located in upstate New York. The team won the New York State tournament and placed second in the ECAC tournament, finishing with a 14-7-1 record.

Sena is currently living in North Carolina where she coaches high school soccer.