After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the past two months, it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have selected six outstanding male and 13 female finalists for the Ruden Report-Fairfield County Bank Fall Male and Female Player of the Year awards.
(There will be a separate vote for a Football Player of the Year at the end of the season.)
The winners will receive a custom-made long-sleeve T shirt with name and uniform number on the back.
The vote ends at noon on Wednesday.
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).
Morgan Fierro, Staples Cross Country. Fierro won the FCIAC championship. He was third at the Class LL and fifth at the State Open meets.
Tiago Frazao, Trumbull Boys Soccer. Frazao finished with 20 goals and 12 assists, setting the school record for goals and points in a season.
Alex Vargas, Brien McMahon Soccer. Vargas finished with 14 goals and six assists.
Danny Villalba, Fairfield Warde Soccer. Villalba finished with 12 goals and seven assists to become the program career leader in both categories.
Tyler Warren, Danbury Soccer. Warren was the defensive leader of the Hatters.
Tessa Albrecht, Norwalk Field Hockey. Albrecht finished with 36 goals and 16 assists.
Ali Castro, Trumbull Volleyball. Castro finished with 758 assists, 62 aces and 212 digs.
Maddie Fried, St. Joseph Soccer. Fried finished with 26 goals and 14 assists.
Mia Gonzalez, Staples Girls Soccer. Gonzalez was the leader of the Wreckers’ defense and one of their best players delivering set pieces.
Olivia Hahn, Wilton Field Hockey. Hahn set a school record for goals in a season with 36, accounting for 47 percent of the Warriors’ scoring.
Molly Hellman, Darien Field Hockey. Hellman finished with 20 goals and 15 assists, and had six goals and three assists in three state tournament games.
Kyle Kirby, Staples Field Hockey. Kirby finished with 20 goals and 16 assists despite missing six games and had six goals and six assists in four state tournament games.
Meghan Lynch, Greenwich Swimming. Lynch won the 200 IM and was part of winning 200 medley relay teams at the Class LL and State Open meets, and won the 100 breast at the FCIAC meet.
Peyton McNamara, Brien McMahon Soccer. McNamara finished with 11 goals and nine assists.
Mari Noble, Greenwich Cross Country. Noble won the FCIAC, Class LL and State Open titles and finished second in New England. She is ranked 21st in the nation.
Betsy Sachs, Westhill Volleyball. Sachs averaged six kills, two blocks and three service points per set.
Hannah Seward, Ridgefield Swimming. Seward won the 100 butterly in the FCIAC, Class LL and State Open meets, setting a league record.