HIGH 5 OF THE WEEK: DeFillippi part of historic season for Mount Ida

Joey DeFillippi, Mount Ida College basketball

DeFillippi (Mount Ida athletics)

While playing at Bristol Central High School, DeFillippi helped lead the Rams to the brink of their first state final since the magical 1990 championship team.
DeFillippi was part of another historic season, this time at Mount Ida College. The Mustangs won a record number of conference games, then recorded their first Great Northeast Athletic Conference Tournament win.
On Tuesday, Mount Ida knocked off Saint Joseph’s of Maine 91-83 in a GNAC quarterfinal. DeFillippi, a junior, scored 13 points in 25 minutes on 4-of-8 shooting. He was 2-of-5 on 3-pointers and 3-of-4 on foul shots. DeFillippi had three assists, one turnover, one rebound and one personal foul.
DeFillippi helped extend the Mount Ida lead to 57-51 with 13:17 left in the game on one of his two 3-pointers. He also made three free throws in the final 11 seconds to help keep Saint Joseph’s at bay.
DeFillippi reached double figures again in the semifinal, scoring 11 points in a 107-68 loss to top-ranked Albertus Magnus College in New Haven.
Mount Ida went 12-6 in the GNAC this season and 17-10 overall. The Mustangs came up a win short of the program record.
Gallino (SCSU athletics)
David Gallino and Raymond Snyder IV, 
Southern Connecticut State University swimming and diving
Gallino and Snyder, though three years apart, each played a big role in the Owls securing second place at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship.
Both were Sacred Heart stars, and both contributed in the clutch for SCSU.
Gallino was named Co-Most Outstanding Diver of the championship, along with junior teammate Salim Leonard. Gallino won one-meter diving with 435.05 points, scoring 20 team points. Leonard was second with 423.35 points, picking up 17 team points.
Snyder (SCSU athletics)
In three-meter diving, the roles were reversed with Gallino is second place (413.35/17) and Leonard in first (451.65/20).
Snyder tallied first place finishes in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke events. He swam the 100 backstroke in 51.24 seconds. In the 200 backstroke, Snyder completed it in 1:51.67.
Snyder was also part of two winning relays. He teamed up with Brandon Beaudoin, Leo Laporte and Max Padro to finish first in the 400-yard medley relay in 3:25.05. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Snyder joined forces with Padro, Tyler Castellone and Tyler Vander Vos for a first place finish in a time of 1:24.45. 
Snyder claimed third place in the 50-yard freestyle. He also helped the 400-yard freestyle relay pick up a third place finish, along with Padro, Laporte and Vander Vos.
Craig (Marist athletics)
Danisha Craig, Marist College indoor track and field
It’s hard to have a more record-setting day than the one this junior had last weekend at the MAAC Indoor Championships at the Armory Track and Field Center in New York City.
The former Bristol Central standout set three school records — two in the same event and one as part of a relay.
Craig took part in the 400-meter dash and put up consecutive record times in the trials and finals. Craig qualified for the final with a time of 58.19 seconds, a record. Next up was the final, and Craig put up a record time of 58.05 seconds in a fourth place finish. The 58.19 she ran in the trials broke a record of 58.22 that she put up a week before.
On the last night of the meet, Craig was part of the school’s first sub-four minute 4×400-meter relay. Craig combined with Jenn Horner, Ashley Haynes and Debbie Boerke to finish third in a time of 3:59.04. The old record in the event was 4:00.20, set in 2015.
Gioielli (CCSU athletics)
Joe Gioielli, Central Connecticut State University 
indoor track and field
The senior competed in his final Northeast Conference championship meet at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, N.Y.
Gioielli was the NEC Runner-Up in both the 800 meters and the mile. He finished second in the 800 in a time of 1:52.20, then took second in the mile in 4:13.29. Gioielli helped the Blue Devils tally 28 team points in the two events. 
Gioielli also ran in the distance medley relay with teammates Austin Trainor, Will Ribiero and Julio Arredondo. The relay finished third in the event.
CCSU finished fifth as a team in the championships. The Blue Devils begin the New England Championships today at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in Boston. The championships are today and Saturday.
Gioielli is a former Wolcott High School standout.
Information obtained from the team websites of each athlete.