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 two outstanding male and six 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).
Andrew Malling, New Canaan Cross Country. Malling went unbeaten during the regular season and became the first male runner from the school in 42 years to win the FCIAC championship.
Tyler Warren, Danbury Boys Soccer. Warren was the defensive leader for the Hatters, who reached the FCIAC championship game and state quarterfinals.
Elle Fair, Staples Field Hockey. Fair was a defensive leader for the Wreckers, who went unbeaten during the regular season, lost in the FCIAC final and won the Class L title. She is a finalist for state Player of the Year.
Meghan Lynch, Greenwich Swimming. Lynch set state records winning the 200 IM, 100 free and part of a 400 free relay team at the FCIAC championships, the 200 IM and 100 breast at the Class LL championships and the 200 IM and 100 free at the State Open.
Bridget Mahoney, Darien Field Hockey. Mahoney, last year’s winner here, finished with 15 goals and 11 assists for the Blue Wave, who won the FCIAC title and reached the Class L semifinals.
Jessica Mazo, St. Joseph Girls Soccer. Mazo was the leader for the Cadets, finishing with 17 goals and 14 assists.
Claire Middlebrook, Ridgefield Girls Soccer. Middlebrook was the defensive anchor for the Tigers, who allowed four goals all year in winning the FCIAC and Class LL titles. Middlebrook also finished with seven goals and seven assists.
Krystina Schueler, Trumbull Volleyball. Schueler finished with 315 kills, 55 blocks and 52 digs to help lead the Eagles to their first FCIAC title.