UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week June 16, 2015
June 14, 2015
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•Mike Appel - Amity-Woodbridge baseball
The senior DH was 3-for-4, including a first-inning two-run homer, as the Spartans won their third consecutive state Class LL title with an 8-1 win over Staples seen LIVE on CPTV Sports Saturday. He also was 3-for-4 with two RBI in a quarterfinal win over Glastonbury and had two hits and RBI in the semis against Southington.
•Ashley Guillette – -Oxford softball
The Coastal Carolina-bound senior scattered three hits, struck out 10 and hit a three-run double to lead Oxford to a 4-0 win over previously unbeaten St. Joseph-Trumbull in the Class M final to give the Wolverines their second title in three years. It capped off an impressive tournament run for Ashley, who pitched a perfect game in a quarterfinal win over Rocky Hill and a no-hitter in the semifinals against Tolland. St. Joe’s entered Friday’s final averaging 8.8 runs a game while going 26-0. This is Ashley’s third Student-Athlete of the Week nomination this spring; and Ashley could be a contender for UChoose Student-Athlete of the Spring when voting begins later this week.
• Sarah Lawton – Holy Cross-Waterbury softball
The sophomore righthander pitched a one-hitter, struck out 15 and hit a triple pitched in on the Crusaders’ 4-0 win over Thomaston in the Class S final Saturday. It was the first state title in 23 years for the Crusaders, who ended Thomaston’s 31-game winning streak.
• C.J. Leindecker – East Lyme baseball
The senior righthander earned two wins and two saves in the state Class L tournament for East Lyme, whose title bid fell just short in a dramatic 3-2 loss to North Haven in the Class L final seen LIVE on CPTV Sports Saturday night. Taking the mound in the fourth with East Lyme trailing 3-1, he pitched four scoreless innings, allowing one hit with four strikeouts to keep the Vikings in it. New London Day columnist and Beyond the Beat panelist Mike DiMauro wrote about C.J.’s postseason following Saturday’s game.
• Krista Iwanicki – Granby girls lacrosse
The senior attacker scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Bears a 14-13 victory over Old Saybrook in the Class S title game Saturday for Granby’s first state girls lacrosse title. Kristin’s second goal of the day capped a great season for the Bears, who also won the NCCC title and got eight goals from Olivia Johnson Saturday. See the broadcast premiere Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. on CPTV Sports.
• Danae Rivers – Wilbur Cross-New Haven girls track
Danae set a state and meet record with a time of 2:05.86 in the 800 meters at the New England championships in Saco, Maine. Danae’s time broke the state record held for 23 years by Liz Mueller (2:07.19) and the meet record of 2:06.42. Danae, last year’s Gatorade State Girls Track Athlete of the Year as a sophomore, began the week by winning the 800 and 1,600 in the CIAC State Open in New Britain that will air several times this week on CPTV Sports, including the premiere Sunday June 14 at 8 p.m.