Congrats to UChoose Student-Athlete of the Spring
Mike Cowell, Shelton baseball

Mike Cowell, a senior pitcher on Shelton High baseball team, has been voted our UChoose Student-Athlete of the Spring for the 2014-15 school year!

The Fordham-bound righthander went 8-1 this season with a 0.93 ERA and 101 strikeouts with just 12 walks in 68 innings. He was the spring’s first UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week after pitching a no-hitter and striking out 15 against Branford. He was nominated a second time after pitching another no-hitter May 26 in the first round of the SCC tournament, shutting out eventual Class L champion North Haven 3-0 in the SCC quaterfinals, and was named the SCC player of the year. Mike was no slouch at the plate either: he hit .406 with three homers and 16 RBI.

We featured Mike during the spring on a Best in Connecticut Sports Spotlight (above).

Our other spring honorees: Amity softball player Katie Koshes, New Milford girls lacrosse player Marisa McLaughlin, North Branford softball player Lindsay Golia, Northwest Catholic girls lacrosse player Lauren Cenci, Middletown softball player Kelsey White, Joel Barlow-Redding pitcher Mark Raymond, Wilton High pitcher JT Morin, Wilton High runner Spencer Brown and East Lyme pitcher C.J. Leindecker.

Our UChoose Student-Athletes of the Week for winter 2014-15:

Greenwich boys basketball player Conor Harkins, Holy Cross-Waterbury girls basketball player RaShana Siders, Fairfield co-op boys hockey player Jake Fuss, Northwest Catholic boys hockey player Anthony Ceolin, Northwest boys basketball player Christian Thomas, Masuk-Monroe boys basketball player Bryan Acevedo, New Fairfield/Immaculate hockey player Peter Masi, Simsbury boys basketball player Rayon Christie, Greenwich boys hockey Matt Lodato, Wilbur Cross runner Danae Rivers and Notre Dame-Fairfield girls basketball player Kayla Croswell, Simsbury boys hockey player Ben Levin and Canton girls basketball player Emily Briggs. Our athlete of the winter was Branford boys hockey player Tyler Criscuolo.

Our fall 2014 winners:

Fairfield Warde girls soccer player Taylor Gabrenas, Cheshire girls volleyball player Jillian Haberli, Torrington boys soccer player Kevin Vaca, Cheney Tech-Manchester quarterback Rafael Lebron, Maloney-Meriden soccer player Ricardo Lopez, Danbury boys soccer goalie Ian Shannon, Northwest Catholic-West Hartford running back Delano Robinson, Derby’s Ben Slowik, Norwich Free Academy’s Jawaun Johnson, Valley Regional’s Andrew Tuscano, Windsor’s John Nolan.

Click here on our guidelines for the award.