After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the last two months, it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have selected six outstanding finalists for our annual BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Fall 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 information submitted by coaches):
DAVELL COTTERELL, WESTHILL FOOTBALL: Cotterell finished with 1,663 yards on 222 carries, scored 16 touchdowns and had 1,838 total yards as the Vikings finished 2-8 after having to forfeit four victories.
SHAQUAN HOWSIE, TRINITY CATHOLIC FOOTBALL: Howsie finished with 1,116 rushing yards, 16 touchdowns and an average of 6 yards per carry in helping to lead the Crusaders to their first state playoff appearance since 1993. Howsie also had 2 sacks and 5 tackles for losses on defense.
ANDREW MELITSANOPOULOS, NORWALK BOYS SOCCER: Melitsanopoulos led a defense that finished with 13 shutouts and scored the winning goal as the Bears, who shared the FCIAC title, won their first state championship since 1966.
JAKE PELLETIER, ST. JOSEPH FOOTBALL: Pelletier set school records with 48 receptions for 907 yards and 14 touchdowns, rushed for three touchdowns, returned a kickoff for a touchdown and threw one scoring pass, while kicking 54 extra points as the Cadets reached the Class M quarterfinals.
HENRY WYNNE, STAPLES CROSS COUNTRY: Wynne finished with one of the best seasons ever by a state runner, sweeping the FCIAC, Class LL, State Open and New England championships.
PIETER ZENNER, GREENWICH: One of the state’s fastest and most explosive forwards, Zenner finished the season with 24 goals and 14 assists to lead the Cardinals to the FCIAC and CIAC Class LL semifinals.
Those are the six finalists. You have until noon on Wednesday to select the 2012 BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Fall Male Player of the Year.