Here are the Rivereast Standouts of the Week for the week of Sept. 26 - Oct. 2
Alyssa Blanchette - Bacon Academy High School (Soccer): Blanchette scored a pair of goals, tallying the game’s only goal in a 1-0 win over East Lyme on Sept. 26 and another off a header in a 2-0 win over Ledyard on Sept. 28. The freshman has been explosive this year for the Bobcats, who currently stands at 6-2-1 and hosts Windham this Friday, Oct. 7 at 3:45 p.m.
Avery Quesnel - Portland High School (Soccer): Quesnel scored the team’s only goal on a free kick as the Highlanders tied Valley Regional 1-1 on Sept. 27. The sophomore is one of the rising stars for a Highlanders team that will next return home for a game against Amistad on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 3:45 p.m.
Max Nylen - RHAM (Football): Nylen had a game for the ages, scoring eight total touchdowns as RHAM scored a program-record in points during a 69-39 win over Farmington on Oct. 1. The senior ran for 373 yards and scored seven times on the ground, adding 30 yards and another touchdown receiving. The eight touchdowns is the most in school history and third most all-time in the state of Connecticut. Nylen also starred defensively, intercepting a pass and racking up seven tackles. The Raptors (3-1) now travel to Plainville (0-4) on Friday, Oct. 7 for a game at 6:30 p.m.
Mackenzie Player - East Hampton High School (Volleyball): Player had a team-high six kills as East Hampton beat North Branford in three sets on Sept. 30. Through the first ten games, the junior has the second most kills-per-set for a Bellringers team that has won seven of the ten games and will welcome Coginchaug to EHHS for a Shoreline Conference clash this Friday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m.
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