FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The Fairfield County Sports Commission has announced the sports persons of the year for many Fairfield County towns.
Each local sports honoree will be recognized at the ninth annual Sports Night Awards Dinner to be held at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich on Oct. 21 at 6 p.m.
In each of the 15 communities, a committee headed by a local town representative of the commission selected a Sports Person of the Year. Each winner was deemed to have had the most positive impact in their sports community from August 2012 through August 2013.
Here are the Sports Persons of the Year in 15 Fairfield County towns:
- Darien - Steve Norris, Darien High track coach, State Open, Class L state, FCIAC champions
- Easton - Brooklee Han, World championship figure skater competitor
- Fairfield - Cate Allen, Warde High track & cross country standout
- Greenwich - Al Borchetta, retired umpire after 65 years
- New Canaan - New Canaan High baseball team, Class L state champions
- Norwalk - Norwalk High boys soccer team, Class LL state champions
- Stamford - Claire Howlett, Westhill High track star, Gatorade Award state girls track winner
- Weston - Kimmy Guerin, Weston High tennis standout, undefeated 4-year career (96-0)
- Westport - Westport Little League, U.S. National runners-up
- Wilton - Casey Pearsall, Wilton High three-sport standout, High School Heisman finalist
- Bridgeport - Neil Kavey, citywide director of athletics, chairman Bridgeport Field of Dreams
- Monroe - Thomas Milone, Masuk High baseball/football standout, MLB draftee
- Shelton - Jack Ribas, longtime Boys & Girls Club executive director
- Stratford - Marcus Easley, NFL player, community service
- Trumbull - Phil Terio, Salve Regina football player, Division III All-American