We have picked 12 finalists for the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Male and Female Fall Player of the Year awards. The winners will each receive a trophy from BlueStreak Sports Training and a quarter-zip Fall Player of the Year sweatshirt from the Stamford Advocate.
There were many strong candidates and the decision was tough, but ultimately we feel we have the best field of players based on those nominated. The choice to go with six male and female finalists, instead of five, is because we wanted to include two players who specialized on defense in their sports and cannot be measured by statistics, as is the case with the other finalists.
The male finalists are:
Sean Gallagher, Staples soccer
Kevin Macari, New Canaan football
Andres Torres, Norwalk soccer
Joe Della Vecchia, St. Joseph football
Rory Shepard, New Canaan soccer
Tyler Jacobs, Staples football
The female finalists are:
Kirsten Eriksen, Westhill soccer
Mackenzie Begley, Darien volleyball
Caroline Edison, Fairfield Warde cross country
Ellie Riegel, Darien field hockey
Shannon Colligan, Greenwich soccer
Maddie Rusch, New Canaan swimming.
We will provide you with more details on the finalists tomorrow, and then start the vote Tuesday until noon the following Monday to select the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Male and Female Fall Players of the Year.