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:
Wes Carpenter, Ridgefield Lacrosse. Carpenter scored 5 goals in the Tigers’ come-from-behind 12-10 FCIAC quarterfinal win over Staples.
Jack Feda, Greenwich Lacrosse. Feda finished with 6 goals and one assist in the Cardinals’ 17-5 FCIAC quarterfinal win over Trumbull.
Collin Kahal, Wilton Baseball. Kahal drove in the game-tying run in the seventh inning and the winner in the ninth of a 3-2 FCIAC quarterfinal win over Norwalk.
Kevin Lindley, Darien Lacrosse. Lindley scored 7 goals in the Blue Wave’s 14-0 FCIAC quarterfinal win over Ludlowe to set the team record for goals in a season with 75.
Jared Newall, St. Joseph Lacrosse. Newall, needing 12 points to reach 200 for his career, finished with 9 goals and 3 assists in a game against New Milford.
Here are the female finalists:
Zyniah Bunn, Danbury Track. Bunn won both the 100 and 200 in a win over Ridgefield as the Hatters finished the regular season unbeaten.
Payton Doiron, St. Joseph Softball. Doiron, a freshman, threw a four-hit shutout on the Cadets’ 11-0 FCIAC quarterfinal win over rival Trumbull.
Kaitlyn McMullan, Ridgefield Lacrosse. McMullan finished with 4 goals, including the game-winner in double overtime, for a 15-14 FCIAC quarterfinal win over Greenwich.
Brittany Romero, Fairfield Ludlowe Softball. Romero pitched a four-hitter to lead the Falcons to a 4-1 win in nine innings over Stamford in the FCIAC quarterfinals.
Christine Taylor, Staples Lacrosse. After scoring 5 goals earlier in the week, Taylor finished with 3 goals and 1 assist in the Wreckers’ 13-9 FCIAC quarterfinal win over Wilton.