After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the last 10 weeks, it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have selected 10 outstanding finalists for our annual BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Spring Male Player of the Year award.
The winner will receive a trophy from BlueStreak Sports Training and the Stamford Advocate.
Here are the finalists and their accomplishments (based on those submitted by coaches at the beginning of last week, all players earned All-FCIAC and All-State honors):
JOE BURNS, ST. JOSEPH BASEBALL: Burns batted .410, with 12 doubles, 5 triples, 5 home runs and 30 RBIs as the Cadets reached the FCIAC and Class M semifinals. A catcher, Burns threw out eight of 10 runners.
DYLAN CALLAHAN, GREENWICH BASEBALL: Callahan had a 5-1 record with a 1.42 earned run average as the Cardinals went unbeaten during the regular season. Offensively, Callahan batted .333, with 5 doubles, 2 triples, 11 RBIs and 20 runs scored.
TOM CAREY, NEW CANAAN LACROSSE: Carey, the Rams’ goaltender, has a 67 percent save percentage, with 5 goals and 52 ground balls, as the Rams won the FCIAC title and played in the Class M final yesterday.
SHANE CHIARAVALLE, DANBURY TRACK: Chiaravalle won the 300 IM hurdles at the FCIAC and Class LL meets and was second at the State Open meet, was runner-up in the 110 high hurdles at the FCIAC Championships, won at the Class LL meet and was fifth at the State Open and was a member of a 4×400 relay team that won the FCIAC and Class LL meets and was third at the State Open.
BRYAN DANIELLO, BRIEN MCMAHON BASEBALL: Daniello had an 8-1 record, with a 1.22 earned run average, seven complete games and 78 strikeouts in 63 innings. Offensively, he batted .407, with 2 doubles, 3 triples, 7 home runs, 19 RBIs, 27 runs scored and 19 stolen bases. He was voted the FCIAC Player of the Year.
CASE MATHEIS, DARIEN LACROSSE: Matheis, an All-American rated by most combines as the top scholastic player in the country, has 62 goals, 45 assists and 107 points. This season he has broken the school record for career goals, assists and points.
CHRIS NUGENT, WILTON LACROSSE: Nugent finished with 50 goals, 11 assists and 61 points as the Warriors reached the FCIAC final and state semifinal games.
HARRY WARNICK, FAIRFIELD WARDE TRACK: Warnick won the FCIAC, Class L and State Open title in the 3,200 and was the FCIAC runner up and Class L champion in the 1,600.
IAN WORD, RIDGEFIELD: Word has 192 kills, 16 blocks, 86 digs, 98 service points and was the most valuable player in the Tigers’ FCIAC championship win. Ridgefield lost in the state championship Friday.
HENRY WYNNE, STAPLES: Wynne won both the 800 and 1,600 championships at the FCIAC, Class LL and State Open meets. He was also a member of the Wreckers’ 4×400 relay teams that finished second in each meet.
Those are the 10 finalists. You have until noon on Wednesday to select the 2012 BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Spring Male Player of the Year.
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