We have seven male and eight female finalists from FCIAC playoff competition for The Ruden Report-Fairfield County Bank Player of the Week votes.
The votes will run until noon on Thursday. The winners will get our POTW T-shirts, courtesy of Fairfield County Bank.
Here are the male finalists:
Zach Broderick, Fairfield Baseball. Broderick allowed two hits over six innings and struck out 12 in a 4-0 FCIAC quarterfinal win over Norwalk.
Tyler Clark, Staples Lacrosse. Clark finished with five goals and two assists for the Wreckers in an 18-4 win over St. Joseph.
Brian Collins, Greenwich Lacrosse. Collins scored three goals, including the game-winner with 18 seconds left for a 10-9 FCIAC quarterfinal win over Ridgefield.
Connor Johnston, Trumbull Baseball. Johnston threw a two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts and added two hits and an RBI in a 3-0 FCIAC quarterfinal win over New Canaan.
Kyle Kipp, Westhill Baseball. Kipp pitched a six-hitter and allowed just one earned run in a 4-2 FCIAC quarterfinal win over Ridgefield.
Colin Lenskold, Wilton Lacrosse. Lenskold stopped 11 shots in a 9-5 win over New Canaan.
Nick Smith, Danbury Baseball. Smith had three hits, including a triple and home run, and four RBIs in an 11-0 win over St. Joseph.
Here are the female finalists:
Emma Abbazia, Greenwich Lacrosse. Abbazia finished with four goals, three assists, nine draw controls and a groundball for the Cardinals in a 12-11 FCIAC quarterfinal loss to Ridgefield.
Kelsea Flanagan, St. Joseph Softball. Flanagan hits two home runs and drove four runs in the Cadets’ 8-2 FCIAC quarterfinal win over Stamford.
Anna Gedacht, Fairfield Ludlowe Softball. Gedacht threw a four-hit shutout with eight strikeouts for the Falcons in an 8-0 FCIAC quarterfinal win over Brien McMahon.
Juliette Johnson-Catherine Rolapp, Darien Tennis. Johnson and Rolapp rallied for a third-set tiebreaker win in an FCIAC semifinal match against New Canaan.
Reagan Lalor, Danbury Softball. Lalor’s home run lifted the Hatters to a 1-0 FCIAC quarterfinal win over Staples.
Gabby Lauretani, Ridgefield Lacrosse. Lauretani finished with five goals, one assist, three draw controls and one groundball in the Tigers’ 12-11 FCIAC quarterfinal win over Greenwich.
Dillyn Patten, New Canaan Lacrosse. Patten finished with four goals and an assist in the Rams’ 15-3 FCIAC quarterfinal win over Staples.
Becca Sexton, Trumbull Softball. Sexton pitched a four-hit shutout to lead the Eagles to a 1-0 FCIAC quarterfinal win over Fairfield Warde.