Vote For The Athletic Gaines-Ruden Report Male And Female Players Of The Week

We have four male and six female finalists for the Athletic Gaines-Ruden Report Male and Female Players of the Week.

The votes will run until noon on Thursday. The winners will receive our Player of the Week T-shirts.

Here are the male finalists:

Kevin Bradley, Norwalk Swimming. Bradley completed an undefeated conference season by winning the diving at the FCIAC championships.

Denali Burton, Danbury Basketball. Burton scored 24 points and was named most valuable player after helping to lead the Hatters to their first FCIAC title since 1992.

Nicolas Ortega, Staples Swimming. Ortega won the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle at the FCIAC Championships.

Kieran Smith, Ridgefield Swimming. Smith set records in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke and was part of two winning relays to be named Most Outstanding Swimmer at the FCIAC championships.

Here are the female finalists:

Adnerys De Jesus, Greenwich Gymnastics. De Jesus won the all-around competition and helped lead the Cardinals to their first State Open title.

Hallie Kreppein, Darien Hockey. Kreppein stopped 15 shots for the shutout in the Blue Wave’s 3-0 state tournament win over Simsbury.

Blythe Novick, New Canaan Hockey. Novick stopped 15 shots for the shutout in the Rams’ 2-0 state tournament win over West Haven/SHA.

Krystina Schueler, Trumbull Basketball. Schueler scored 20 points to help lead the Eagles to a 66-46 win over Middletown in the second round of the Class LL Tournament.

Caitlyn Scott, Trinity Catholic Basketball. Scott scored 22 points and drove the length of the court for the game-winning basket in the 31st-seeded Crusaders’ state tournament win over No. 2 Canton.

Ashley Wilson, Norwalk Basketball. Wilson scored 25 points to help lead Norwalk to a 70-68 double overtime win over Amity in the second round of the Class LL Tournament.



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