Overtime

Dave Ruden offers news, commentary and analysis on the FCIAC and local sports

The Super 5: Vote for the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Winter Male Player of the Year

|

After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the last three months, it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have selected five outstanding finalists for our annual BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Winter 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):

SCHADRAC CASIMIR, TRINITY CATHOLIC BASKETBALL: Casimir averaged 26.1 points, 4.4 assists, 3.2 steals, 2.9 rebounds, made 58 percent of his 2-point shots, 41 percent of his 3-point shots and 90 percent of his free throws to lead the Crusaders to the FCIAC and Class L championship games.

BRENDAN HATHAWAY, DARIEN HOCKEY: Hathaway finished with 24 goals, 21 assists and 45 points in 22 games for the Blue Wave before suffering a broken ankle in the FCIAC Tournament.

KEVIN JACK, DANBURY WRESTLING: Jack finished the season 43-0, winning FCIAC, Class LL, State Open and New England championships. Jack was selected the FCIAC and state Wrestler of the Year and became just the second person in state history to be named a Super 32 All-American.

ALEX LEWIS, GREENWICH SWIMMING: Lewis won two individual events and was part of two winning relay teams at the FCIAC championships, set the state record in the 100 backstroke, won the 100 butterfly, was part of a state-record setting medley relay team and part of the winning 400 free relay team at the Class LL championships and won the 100 back and was part of two winning relay teams at the State Opens.

HENRY WYNNE, STAPLES TRACK: Wynne had a dream season, winning the 1,000 and 3,200 at the FCIAC championships, set a meet record in the 1,600 and won the 3,200 at the Class LL championships, won the 1,000 and 1,600 at the State Open championships, set a state record in winning the 1,000 at the New England championships and set a state record in winning the mile at the New Balance Nationals.

Those are the five finalists. You have until noon on Wednesday to select the 2013 BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Winter Male Player of the Year.

(I invite you to follow me on Twitter: @DaveRuden and like the Overtime Facebook fan page.)

Categories: General

Leave a Reply

8 Responses

  1. Tara says:

    I agree with Rob and Roy. With all due respect to all the athletes and their dedication to achieve what they have, wrestling is a sport that is not recognized for the grueling work that goes into it. The burden on the body and mind is by far the most intense. I’m a runner, so I appreciate that sport but I have watched friends and family members run and train for days just to lose a 1/2 pound, then wrestle. My vote goes to KEVIN- I’d love to see him awarded… but any of these athletes is deserving in their own right.

  2. Rob says:

    Like what Matt said wrestling is the hardest sport with the least reward. Kevin should win this hands down. I’d rather be an average wrestler then a national track star

  3. Roy says:

    Nobody beats Kevin

  4. chica says:

    My vote goes for Brendan Hathaway! He is the man!

  5. Matt says:

    I don’t think people understand how much harder wrestling is than these other sports. If people understood how much harder wrestling is Kevin jack would win by a landslide. Kevin jack all the way! Track is barely a sport…

  6. Matt says:

    As a wrestling coach and former wrestler I voted for Jack but I also coached Track and was a thrower as well and after reading Wynnes accomplishments he should win this award. They should be #1 and #2 if you simply look at their accomplishments, impressive.

  7. Jeff Mitchell says:

    Statistically, one would be hard-pressed to vote against a two time national champion (and four time All-American) who has run five indoor events (1000m, 1600m, mile, sprint and distance medley relays) faster than any high-schooler is the history of CT track, in Henry Wynne. But given emotion often plays a factor in local voting, consider the following scenario:

    With the biggest race of your life on Sunday, in a sport where it can take a week to recover from a grueling performance, on Friday you find yourself getting the baton in eighth place against the country’s top mile anchor legs. With zero expectations of being the race favorite, if you expended just enough energy to pass two runners and achieve coveted All-American status for your team, who could blame you? But not Henry. Rather, he knocked out an astounding 4:06 mile (recall when breaking four minutes was once thought impossible even for professionals) and took gold. Vote emotionally for that Henry Wynne as well.

  8. dodog says:

    Henry is number one in the NATION at the mile, and also won #1 in the DMR IN THE NATION. it’s cake.