With a goal of recognizing the accomplishments of more athletes, and because of the popularity of our Team of the Week votes, we are experimenting the rest of the season with letting readers decide our BlueStreak-Ruden Report Male and Female Players of the Week, with the hope that this will become a permanent process starting in the fall.
This week’s vote will run until noon on Thursday. The winners will receive our Team of the Week T-shirts.
Here are the male finalists:
Ben Casparius, Staples Baseball. Casparius struck out 16 and finished with two hits and three RBIs, including a two-run homer, in a 5-2 win over New Canaan.
Ryan Donnelly, Fairfield Warde Baseball. Donnelly went 3 for 4 with a triple and five RBIs in an 11-1 win over rival Fairfield Ludlowe.
Robbie Jones, New Canaan Baseball. Jones allowed three hits and pitched five shutout innings in his first start of the year, and homered in a 5-0 win over St. Joseph.
Marco Monteiro, Norwalk Baseball. Monteiro was 6 for 10, with two doubles, three home runs, including a grand slam, and 9 RBIs.
Bailey Savio, Greenwich Lacrosse. Savio won 13 of 17 faceoffs in a 12-8 loss to Darien.
Here are the female finalists:
Sophia Barbour, Darien Softball. Barbour homered in three games this week, including a walkoff game-winner against St. Joseph, in which she threw a two-hit shutout.
Braeden Dial, New Canaan Lacrosse. Dial finished with 4 goals and 4 assists in a 16-10 win over Ridgefield.
Meghan Donohue, Fairfield Ludlowe Lacrosse. Donahue scored 8 goals in a 16-8 win over Westhill.
Jettke Gray, St. Joseph Lacrosse. Gray finished with 7 goals, 1 assist and 26 draw controls in two games as the Cadets set a team record for regular season wins.
Gabby Laccona, Westhill Softball. Laccona went 3 for 4, with a home run, two stolen bases, two runs scored and threw out a runner at the plate in a 5-2 win over Darien.