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Poll: Who Should Be FCIAC Baseball Player Of The Year?

Trinity Catholic pitcher Randy Polonia (Photo: Mark Conrad)

Trinity Catholic pitcher Randy Polonia (Photo: Mark Conrad)

In a year of great team parity in the FCIAC, perhaps it is fitting that the difference between the league’s top players appears to be negligible as well.

Baseball is one of several sports that names a conference Player of the Year. After talking to at least half the league coaches during the past two weeks, it is obvious there is no clear-cut favorite. Nine different players were discussed most often:

Kyle Dunster, Greenwich

Sam Ellinwood, Staples

Mike Foley, Fairfield Warde

Kevin Hickey, Fairfield Ludlowe

Colin Keyes, Trumbull

Randy Polonia, Trinity Catholic

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Avery Santos, Trumbull

Matt Toth, New Canaan

Nick Williams, St. Joseph

Making it more interesting, the coaches are doing their All-FCIAC voting Thursday, after the league playoffs have been concluded and with the state playoffs in the quarterfinal rounds (most other sports hold theirs earlier). Did a player who has had a strong postseason to date enhance his chances? Has the opposite occurred?

With no clear-cut favorite — I finally decided Tuesday who I would vote for after much wavering, but you can make a strong case for any of the finalists — we are going to let you readers have your say as well. Who do you think is the FCIAC Player of the Year?

We are making Keyes and Santos a combined choice and you have the option of offering your own write-in candidate.

We will keep the poll open until 3:30 on Friday, when the quarterfinals begin.