Darien is coming off one of the best seasons ever by a Connecticut high school sports team, ending up No. 1 in a national boys lacrosse poll. The good news for the teams looking to unseat the Blue Wave — and you already know the cast — is that they were hit harder by graduation than in recent seasons. The bad news is the pipeline always turns out a strong class of players, and this spring is no different.
The usual suspects will again be the major players this FCIAC girls lacrosse season. The Blue Wave are the team to beat until someone proves otherwise, and Wilton may be in the position to prove otherwise. New Canaan and Greenwich remain solid and hope to be the schools to end Darien’s recent dominance.
While lacrosse has been taking numbers away in many sports, the FCIAC is going through a golden era, as evidenced by the many players it is sending off to the college level, including to top Division I schools. Last season the league took up three of the four spots in the Class LL semifinals and five of the eight in the quarterfinals.
After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the past three months, starting on Sunday morning it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have selected six outstanding male and five female finalists for The Ruden Report FCIAC Winter Male and Female Player of the Year awards.