Vote For The Ruden Report-Fairfield County Bank Players Of The Week

We have seven male and seven female finalists for The Ruden Report-Fairfield County Bank Player of the Week votes.

The votes will run until noon on Thursday. The winners will receive our Player of the Week T-shirts.

Here are the male finalists:

Chris Benton, Fairfield Ludlowe Baseball. Benton went 4-for-4 with a grand slam, two doubles, eight RBIs and pitched four shutout innings in a 14-0 win over Staples.

Wes Carpenter, Ridgefield Lacrosse. Carpenter scored four goals in a win over Trumbull and three in a 10-7 victory over rival Wilton.

Logan Carstens, Staples Volleyball. Carstens had 28 assists and four digs in a 3-0 win over St. Joseph.

Jack Feda, Greenwich Lacrosse. Feda had three seven-goal games to pace a 3-0 week for the Cardinals.

Brett Lauterbach, Fairfield Warde Baseball. Lauterbach pitched a complete-game three-hitter in an 8-0 win over town rival Fairfield Ludlowe.

Montana Semmel, Westhill Baseball. Semmel gave up just three hits over six innings and struck out 11 in a 6-0 win over city rival Stamford.

Calvin Smith, Darien Golf. Smith shot a school record five-under-par 31 against Trumbull, the lowest round in the state this season.


Here are the female finalists:

Emma Ashe, Staples Lacrosse. Ashe scored her only goal of the game with 22 seconds left to give the Wreckers an 11-10 win over Fairfield Ludlowe.

Paige Finneran, Greenwich Lacrosse. Finneran finished with five goals and two assists in a 19-10 win over Brien McMahon.

Grace Hansen, Westhill Lacrosse. Hansen scored eight goals, including the 150th of her career, and added two assists and 10 draw controls in a 15-8 win over Newington.

Caroline O’Dea, New Canaan Lacrosse. O’Dea made two saves, then came out of goal and scored twice in a 16-5 win over Norwalk.

Kim Saunders, Stamford Softball. Saunders hit the clinching two-run homer and was the winning pitcher in a 6-3 decision over NFA.

Alanna Smith, Danbury Track. Smith broke the school record in the 400 with a time of 55.93 at the Loucks Games.

Olivia Vadas, Fairfield Warde Softball. Vadas pitched a five-hitter and struck out 13 in a 3-0 win over town rival Fairfield Ludlowe.



  1. Caroline O’Dea is a great role model & beautiful inside & out! Caroline is an example of an All American Girl!

  2. My niece, Danbury High freshmanAlanna Smith, scholar-athlete. Carrying on the sports legacy at the same school of her mother and two uncles, all outstanding athletes there as well (uncles going on to the NFL and MLB, respectively…not to mention her MLB 2019 HOF father), Alanna prepares academically and athletically to succeed. An All-State Cheerleader and outstanding outdoor track star, Alanna is already our Athlete of the Week every week. ( And her twin brother, Nicholas, also a scholar-athlete excels in 3 sports, too.) Vote Alanna!

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