Maya Kozlowski - Newington High School (Volleyball): Kozlowski was named the Player of the Match as the Nor’easters defeated Wethersfield in three sets (25-13, 25-13, 25-16) on Oct. 27. Kozlowski, a senior, tallied a team-high nine kills, three digs, a pair of aces, and a block for a Newington team that won the final seven games of the regular season. Kozlowski finished top-five on the team statistically in kills, aces, and blocks.
Sarah Roberts - Mercy High School (Cross Country): Roberts placed 7th overall at the Class M championships, running a 20:35 at Wickham Park on Oct. 29. Roberts, a freshman, led a Tigers team that finished at the runner-ups at the championships as Leilani Duong-Vazquez (20th), Beatrice Perrault (22nd), Caroline Phillips (27th), and Calista Nephew (37th) rounded out the top five Mercy runners.
Brynn Kovac - Cromwell High School (Volleyball): Kovac, a senior captain, had a team-high 14 digs as the Panthers beat New London in three sets (25-20, 25-11, 25-18) to win their first games of the season on Oct. 22. Kovac is the team-leader in aces, digs, and assists—along with having the second most kills—this fall. Kovac’s younger sister, Piper Kovac, added five kills and a pair of aces in the win over New London.
Frankie Guerrera - Rocky Hill High School (Football): Guerrera had one of the greatest games in the history of Rocky Hill football, scoring six touchdowns and making all six of his extra point attempts at the Terriers destroyed Lewis Mills 42-7 on Oct. 28. The senior captain ran for 169 yards on 15 carries, scoring five times on the ground, and added five catches for 94 yards and another score through the air. Guerrera and the rest of the Rocky Hill seniors will be recognized on Senior Night this Friday, Nov. 4 when they host East Catholic at 7 p.m.
Owen Martin – Xavier High School (Cross Country): Martin won a state championship, running a time of 16:08, at the Class L state meet at Wickham Park on Oct. 29. The sophomore held off runner-up Collin Walsh of New Milford by six seconds as the Falcons finished first overall as a team thanks to Martin and a balanced team that had four top-ten finishes.
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