Football: Shelton High football team to be honored
The Fairfield County Sports Commission announced its 2016 Sports Persons of the Year in each of the 16 communities the Commission directly serves. The local sports honorees will be recognized at the 12th annual Sports Night awards dinner, Monday, Oct. 17 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich at 6 p.m.
The Shelton High football team, Class LL state runner-up last year, is the honoree from Shelton.
In each of the 16 towns, 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 2015 through August 2016.
The Sports Persons of the Year are: University of Bridgeport women’s soccer team, NCAA D-II Final 4; Darien High football team, undefeated Class LL champions, ranked No. 1 in state; Barlow High boys golf team, Division II state champions; Fairfield Ludlowe High lacrosse teams, Sticks for Soldiers program; Adnerys De Jesus, Greenwich High gymnast, won all five Class L state titles; Monroe’s Brian Walker, runner who has participated in a road race in all 169 state towns; New Canaan’s Olivia Hompe and Sarah Mannelly, women’s college lacrosse Top 25 players; Newtown’s Curtis Urbina, youth wrestling coach; Seiji Hosokawa, Norwalk High boys tennis, State Open champion; Shelton High football team, Class LL state runner-up; Stamford High girls basketball team, Class LL state champions; Stratford’s Tyler Matakevich, Temple football, National D-1 Defensive Player of Year; Mark Berkowitz, Weston High Athletic Director; Westport’s Lucas Hausman, Bowdoin College basketball standout and the late Tom Fujitani, legendary Wilton High football coach.
With the 16 new honorees, the FCSC has honored a total of 183 local sports persons.
FCSC is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is the one-stop resource for the county's sports community, with a mission of promoting fitness and personal development through sports.
The Commission, with the exception of the executive director, is an all-volunteer group that gives financial support and its resources back to its communities, primarily focused on the 110,000 school age youngsters it can reach with its fitness awareness education programs under its Chelsea Cohen Fitness Academy.
For more information concerning tickets and sponsorship opportunities for Sports Night, visit fairfieldcountysports.com or call Tom Chiappetta at 203-984-4806.