Last week, we released both the Connecticut all-state and All-Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference teams. In case you missed it, you can check out the all-state team by clicking here and the All-FCIAC team by clicking here.
Today, we have the All-Americans and Academic All-Americans for Connecticut, selected by the Connecticut High School Lacrosse Coaches Association. Also selected were the Man of the Year and coaches of the year. Mike Epstein of Brien McMahon was named USL Coach of the Year.
Darien’s Case Matheis was named CHSCA Player of the Year and Brien McMahon’s Gabe Nardi-Huffman was named CHSCA Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Matheis will attend Duke. Nardi-Huffman is bound for Wesleyan.
Here’s the rundown:
|US LACROSSE ALL-AMERICA|
|Joe Costigan||New Canaan||Midfield||12|
|Ryan Mallon||New Fairfield||Midfield||12|
|US LACROSSE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA|
|Connor Byrne||Fairfield Prep||Midfield||12|
|Henry Downes||East Catholic||Defense||12|
|Justin Menke||New Fairfield||Midfield||12|
|Gabe Nardi-Huffman||Brien McMahon||Midfield||12|
|CT COACHES OF THE YEAR|
|Mike Epstein||Brien McMahon||Class L|
|Jeff Lombardo||Daniel Hand||Class M|
|Paul Deon||Stonington||Class S|
|ASSISTANT COACHES OF THE YEAR|
|Steve Garneau||Conard||Class L||USL Assistant Coach Of the Year|
|A.J. Alessi||Branford||Class M|
|Chris Jez||Somers||Class S|
|MAN OF THE YEAR|
|Michael Voucas||Fairfield Youth Lacrosse|
Posted In: Fairfield lacrosse, fciac, SCC lacrosse, SWC lacrosse
Congratulations to all, well deserved.
bayliss treen is first team all FCIAC to Matt Shannons 2nd team. Yet he is not on the list. Both are amazing players, its just interesting to see how things change from in to out of league perception.
Perhaps it has something to do with limits for how many all americans a team can have. Darien already has 4, so maybe they couldn’t get any more. Regardless, I would have thought that if Darien got 4 all-americans, Treen would be one of them, along with leading scorer Richard Gregory.
In fact, I thought being on your All-League’s First Team list was also a requirement for selection to the AA Team?
And there is no rule regarding a number limitation per school. Both Darien and Wilton have had 5 AA’s represented in one year in the past.
Jimmy Joe Granito from NC shouldve been an AA
Congrats to all.