Congrats to our UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week:
Ben Slowik, Derby High football


Photo courtesy Derby High

Ben Slowik, a wide receiver/defensive back from Derby High, has been voted our eighth UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week of the fall!

Ben, a senior, had three interceptions, eight tackles, a fumble recovery and caught a 68-yard touchdown pass as Derby held on for a 20-19 win over Woodland Nov. 21 in a game seen LIVE on CPTV sports. Slowik ended Woodland’s last two possessions with interceptions as Derby (7-3) stayed in the running for a Class S playoff berth.

Congrats to Ben, who joins 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 and Northwest Catholic-West Hartford running back Delano Robinson as our UChoose honorees this fall.

Click here on our guidelines for the award, which is determined in an online vote starting Saturday night and ending Monday at noon. Be on the lookout for our Thanksgiving week nominees starting Nov. 29!