Ten Fairfield County student-athletes have been nominated by our sports editors and broadcasters for the HAN-FCIAC Athletes of Week 3 of the 2017 -2018 winter sports season— sponsored by OrthoConnecticut. Check out the nominees and vote for your picks.
The week 3 winners (voting will be open until Sunday, January 28, at 11:59 pm) will be announced on Coffee Break on Monday, January 29 at 11 a.m. on HAN.Network.
The week 2 winners were Chris Brown of the Trumbull boys basketball team and Sammy Lindell of the Darien girls ski team.
HAN-FCIAC Male Athlete of the Week Nominees
Matt Houghton, Fairfield Warde boys basketball
Matt Houghton made 8-of-9 three-pointers and finished the game with 24 points when Warde defeated Wilton, 75-58, in the marquee FCIAC game of the week on Thursday.
Tyrique Langley, Norwalk boys basketball
Tyrique Langley scored 27 points for Norwalk in its 70-67 win over Bridgeport Central on Friday. Norwalk improved to 4-2 in FCIAC play and a game out of 4th place.
William Landowne, Staples track & field
Landowne won the 3,000-meter run and anchored the Wreckers’ winning 4×800 relay team during the 36th Yale Classic Track & Field meet this weekend. Landowne was first in the 3,000 with a time of 8:33.81, and Staples’ 4×800 relay won the Connecticut race in 8:03.13.
Jordan Marchese, Westhill/Stamford boys ice hockey
Marchese, a senior forward, scored a hat trick as the Westhill/Stamford co-op team routed Wilton, 9-1, Wednesday at Terry Conners Rink. It was Westhill/Stamford’s first FCIAC win of the season, and evened their overall record at 3-3.
James St. Pierre, Ridgefield boys basketball
St. Pierre scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds in Ridgefield’s 68-52 win over McMahon. The junior shooting guard spurred Ridgefield’s second-half rally, scoring 19 of his points in the final two quarters.
HAN-FCIAC Female Athlete of the Week Nominees
Caroline Curnal, Ridgefield girls basketball
Caroline Curnal scored 10 points when Ridgefield handed Trumbull High its first loss of the season, 33-32, on Saturday. Curnal had 14 points in Ridgefield’s 54-35 win over McMahon on Friday.
Sidney Falterer, Fairfield girls ice hockey
Sidney Falterer came up huge stopping 24 of 25 shots in Fairfield’s 2-1 win over SWS. With the win Fairfield remained in the top 4 of the FCIAC standings.
Jessie Aselin, Greenwich girls ice hockey
Aselin made 23 saves and stopped a penalty shot as Greenwich defeated New Canaan, 4-1, in a key FCIAC game last Monday at Hamill Rink in Greenwich.
Megan Landsiedel, Stamford girls basketball
Landsiedel scored 17 points, including 15 on five 3-pointers, during Stamford’s 58-52 win over Darien on Friday. Eight of the sophomore’s points came in the fourth quarter, when the Knights outscored Darien 20-11 to get the come-from-behind victory.
Tess Stapleton, Fairfield Ludlowe track & field
Stapleton, a freshman, claimed first place in the long jump at the 36th Yale Classic this weekend. Her winning mark of 17 feet, 6 inches, beat Jummie Akinwunmi of Beacon, Mass., who was second at 17 feet, 3 inches.
Vote below by Sunday, January 28, 2018:
The voting has ended for the week. Watch Coffee Break on HAN.Network this Monday, Jan 29, at 11 AM, to find out who won.
Watch Coffee Break and Nutmeg Sports on HAN.Network on Monday, January 29 to find out this weeks winners.