For logistical reasons, sponsor BlueStreak Sports Training usually handles awarding our BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week winners.
But since I had to be in Trumbull yesterday and the Eagles were our Overtime Team of the Week, I got the pleasure of handing out the award for the first time, to Trumbull High School soccer player Marissa Pearson.
Pearson finished with three goals and three assists to help the Eagles in their run for a league playoff berth with 6-0 wins over Danbury and Bridgeport Central.
It wasn’t an Academy Award ceremony, but Pearson’s teammates seemed excited for her, and she wasn’t too embarrassed to pose for a picture with me.
It was a reminder that high school athletes still appreciate being recognized for their accomplishments.
I might have to start making these presentations more often!