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Pritts, Moriarty BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Players Of The Week

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Johnny Pritts of the Trumbull High School boys hockey team and Heather Moriarty of the Fairfield Ludlowe girls track team are this week’s winners of the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week award.

Pritts and Moriarty will receive plaques and T-shirts from BlueStreak.

Pritts, a senior forward, scoring the winning goal in the No. 13-seeded Eagles’ 2-1 opening-round win over No. 4 Suffield in the CIAC Division II Tournament, then scored twice in the third period with his team down 4-2 to force overtime as Trumbull rallied for a 5-4 win over No. 5 Avon. Pritts leads the team with 12 goals this season.

Moriarty, a sophomore, finished 12th in the country at the NSIC National Championships at the Armory in New York. She ran the 5k in 18:19, winning her heat by over 20 seconds and setting a new school record. She was the second to finish from anyone in the state and first from the FCIAC.

Next week will be the final weekly award for the winter season.

Nominations will be accepted starting at noon today and run until noon next Tuesday.

Here again are the instructions for nominating an athlete.

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