After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the past two months, it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have selected eight 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 information submitted by coaches):
COREY BROSZ, DANBURY BASEBALL: Brosz batted .307 with 16 RBIs, and finished with a 7-2 record, a 1.55 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 54 1/3 innings. Brosz was named the MVP of the FCIAC championship game.
ANDREW CASALI, NEW CANAAN BASEBALL: Casali batted .513, with 2 home runs, 29 RBIs, 27 runs scored, 13 of 31 hits for extra bases, 18 stolen bases and a .678 on-base percentagee. Casali also had an 8-1 record with a 1.97 ERA, threw a one-hit shutout in the Rams’ state championship win and was the unanimous choice as FCIAC Player of the Year (stats except for won-loss record prior to Sunday’s game).
CAL DEARTH: RIDGEFIELD LACROSSE: Dearth, one of the state’s best two-way midfielders, finished with 20 goals and 36 assists for 56 points.
JAMES DENOMME, TRUMBULL BASEBALL: DeNomme, one of the state’s top defensive catchers, batted .361, with 16 RBIs, 26 hits, 6 doubles, 15 runs scored and only struck out 3 times in 83 plate appearances.
NOAH FARRELL, WILTON TENNIS: Farrell rolled to his third successive Class L state championship.
PAUL PASTORE, GREENWICH GOLF: Pastore, the Connecticut Player of the Year, shot under par six times in 15 matches, shot a one-over par to lead the Cardinals to the FCIAC title, even par as the team finished third in the state championship and with partner Danny Guise won the Chappa Tournament.
BILLY THIBAULT, WESTHILL TRACK: Thibault won the pole vault title at the FCIAC championships with a meet-record 15-0, was third at the Class LL meet, won the State Open title with a mark of 15-0 and was second at the New England championships with a mark of 14-9.
HENRY WYNNE, STAPLES TRACK: Wynne won the 800 and 1,600 titles at the FCIAC, Class LL and State Open championships and was part of the winning 4×400 relay team at the FCIAC meet. Wynne set the New England record in winning the 800 and also won the 1,600 at the New England championships. Wynne set a state record in the 1,600 and is ranked No. 2 nationally in the 800. He set a school record with 22 career state championships and was named the state’s Male Track Athlete of the Year.
Those are the eight finalists. You have until noon on Thursday to select the 2013 BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Spring Male Player of the Year.