With a goal of recognizing the accomplishments of more athletes, and because of the popularity of our Team of the Week votes, we are experimenting the rest of the season with letting readers decide our BlueStreak-Ruden Report Male and Female Players of the Week, with the hope that this will become a permanent process starting in the fall.
This week’s vote will run until noon on Thursday. The winners will receive our Team of the Week T-shirts.
Here are the male finalists:
Casey Brown, Darien Baseball. Brown helped Darien to a 3-1 week by hitting .429, with two home runs, including a grand slam, and 7 RBIs.
Ben Casparius, Staples Baseball. Casparius threw a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts and drove in 5 runs against Stamford, and finished the week with 4 home runs and 9 RBIs.
Isaac Keehn, Norwalk Baseball. Keehn pitched a complete-game four-hitter in a 6-0 shutout of city rival Brien McMahon.
Henrik Liapunov, Ridgefield Volleyball. Liapunov finished with 58 assists and 22 service points in wins over Danbury and Masuk.
Joe Mooney, Danbury Golf. Mooney, a freshman, earned medalist honors in a 180-190 win over Wilton, shooting a 39.
Drew Morris, New Canaan Lacrosse. Morris finished with 14 saves in the Rams’ 8-6 win over St. Anthony’s (NY).
Here are the female finalists:
Campbell Armstrong, New Canaan Lacrosse. Armstrong finished with 9 goals and 4 assists in wins over Fairfield Warde and Trumbull.
Maddie Arnold, Greenwich Tennis. Arnold, the No. 1 singles player, had three straight-set wins.
Briana Giacobbe, Trumbull Softball. Giacobbe went 9 for 12 with 6 RBIs in three wins.
Annie Hage, Ridgefield Lacrosse. Hage scored 5 goals in the Tigers’ 16-9 win over Brookfield.
Grace Hansen, Westhill Lacrosse. Hansen finished with 13 goals, 25 draw controls and 3 assists in four games, and scored 6 goals, including the game-winner, in overtime against Brien McMahon.
Hailey King, Darien Softball. King hit .572, with four extra-base hits and 5 RBIs in three wins.