After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the past three months, it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have selected seven outstanding finalists for our BlueStreak-Ruden Report FCIAC Winter Male Player of the Year award.
The winner will receive a trophy from BlueStreak Sports Training and hats and shirts from The Ruden Report.
Here are the finalists, who were all named to the All-FCIAC and All-State teams, and their accomplishments (based on information submitted by coaches).
Cross Cannone, Trumbull Wrestling: Cannone won the FCIAC, Class LL and State Open at 132 pounds and was the runner-up at the New England championships.
Thomas Dillinger, Greenwich Swimming: Dillinger won the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke, setting a state record, at the FCIAC meet, and won the Class LL and State Open titles in the 200 individual medley and 100 freestyle, setting a state record in the IM. Dillinger was also a member of 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams that won FCIAC, Class LL and State Open titles.
Juan Garcia, Danbury Wrestling: Garcia won the FCIAC, Class LL, State Open and New England Championships at 182 pounds.
Charlie Kane, Warde Wrestling: Kane won the FCIAC, Class LL, State Open and New England Championships at 138 pounds, was the state’s only undefeated wrestler and was voted the Connecticut Wrestler of the Year.
Roy Kane, Norwalk Basketball: Kane averaged 21.1 points, 14.2 rebounds, 4.4 blocks and 3.1 assists, became the city’s second all-time scoring leader and led the Bears to the FCIAC final.
Jeremiah Livingston, Westhill Basketball: Livingston averaged 24 points and was named the FCIAC Player of the Year, leading the Vikings to the FCIAC championship and to the state title game for the first time in school history.
Jack Pardue, Darien Hockey: Pardue finished with 20 goals and 27 assists, led the Blue Wave to the FCIAC title and scored the only goal as they won their first state championship in 46 years.
Those are the seven finalists. You have until noon on Wednesday to select the 2015 BlueStreak-Ruden Report FCIAC Winter Male Player of the Year.