Ten Fairfield County student-athletes have nominated by our sports editors and broadcasters for the HAN-FCIAC Athletes of Week 5 of the 2017 spring sports season— sponsored by Danbury Orthopedics/OrthoCare Express. Check out the nominees and vote for your picks below.
The week 4 winners were Ben Casparius of the Staples baseball team and Taylor Brown of the Trumbull softball team.
The week 5 winners (voting will be open until Sunday at 11:59 pm) will be announced on Coffee Break on Monday, May 22, at 11 a.m. on HAN.Network.
HAN-FCIAC Male Athlete of the Week Nominees
Bobby Zmarziak, Westhill baseball
Zmarziak was 4-for-5 with a pair of home runs and four RBIs when the Vikings defeated the Darien Blue Wave, 10-8, on Thursday. The Westhill sophomore hit a two-run homer in the second inning and a solo shot in the fifth.
Patrick Metzger, New Canaan baseball
Metzger pitched four innings of no-hit relief to get the win as the Rams rallied to defeat rival Darien, 11-10, last Monday in Mead Park. Metzger, who struck out three, came in with New Canaan trailing 10-7 and walked the second batter he faced before retiring the next 11 Wave hitters. The Rams scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh for the walk-off victory.
Andrew Lojko, Trumbull baseball
Lojko threw a two-hit shutout against Wilton last week to improve Trumbull’s record to 9-5 in FCIAC play with the 1-0 win. Trumbull is now tied for 6th with the Norwalk Bears and just a game behind 4th place Wilton.
Noah Meeks, Danbury baseball
Meeks allowed only four hits and struck out seven in pitching the Hatters to a 1-0 victory over Bridgeport Central.
Gareth Gacetta, Fairfield Warde boys lacrosse
Gacetta registered 11 points, scoring six goals and adding five assists to lead the Mustangs to a 16-6 victory over Danbury High and keep Warde alive in the playoff hunt.
HAN-FCIAC Female Athlete of the Week Nominees
Kira Ramon, Westhill softball
Ramon reached base four times and belted a double and a home run as the Vikings defeated the Darien Blue Wave, 5-2, on Friday. Ramon had a sacrifice fly and a walk, scored once, and had two RBIs. The win pushed Westhill into first place in the FCIAC standings.
Alexa Brown, Trumbull girls golf
Brown had a round of 36 to lead the Lady Eagles to a 194-196 victory over Darien High at the Tashua Knolls Golf Course. The Central Connecticut-bound Brown fired a 44 in a win over Danbury.
Edyliese Aquino, Westhill softball
Aquino was dealing for the first place Vikings tossing a complete game shutout in Westhill’s 4-0 win over Fairfield Ludlowe last week. Aquino allowed only 5 hits while striking out seven batters, setting up a first place showdown with crosstown rival Stamford this week.
Courtney Scheetz, Fairfield Warde girls lacrosse
Scheetz had a big week for the Mustangs, scoring seven goals to lead Warde past Danbury 18-7. Scheetz also had three goals in last week’s 17-5 victory over Canton High.
Kate Shouvlin, Wilton softball
Shouvlin, a freshman, threw a one-hit shutout in Wilton’s 12-0 win over Brien McMahon last Tuesday. She retired the first 15 batters she faced, taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning. She struck out six batters and walked one.
Vote below by Sunday, May 21, 2017:
The voting has ended for the week. Watch Coffee Break on HAN.Network this Monday, May 22, at 11 AM, to find out who won.
Watch Coffee Break and Nutmeg Sports on HAN.Network on Monday, May 22, to find out who won and hear who the next week’s nominees are.
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