Posts Tagged ‘ Athlete of the Year ’

‘Putting’ it all in perspective: Ryan Burrill is the 2016 Observer Male Athlete of the Year

June 16, 2016
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Ryan Burrill, 
2016 Observer Male Athlete of the Year

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight soccer team got off to a pretty good start during the 2015 fall season in West Hartford where it’s always a tough road game on NW Catholic’s postage stamp field. The Knights already had a target on their back after tying Farmington and beating Simsbury. NWC took an…

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The ‘Angel’ of the Lady Knights: Erin Angelillo is the 2016 Observer Female Athlete of the Year

June 16, 2016
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Erin Angelillo,
2016 Observer Female Athlete of the Year

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Erin Angelillo never flinched when she saw the soccer ball floating toward midfield. Top-ranked Glastonbury sent shivers down most opponents’ backs, but Angelillo isn’t most opponents. She sprinted toward the ball, launched herself in the air, and the echo from the collision reverberated across the field. Angelillo was laying on the…

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Dean’s List: Head of the Class; Laurel Dean is The Observer’s Female Athlete of the Year

June 27, 2014
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Laurel Dean

By John Goralski Sports Writer With every gulp of air, clawed a few inches closer to the lead. With every plunge below the surface, her kicks drove her toward the front of the pack. Her injured leg screamed in pain with every stroke. Her lungs burned with every breath, but the Lady Knight senior was…

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Maxwell’s House; Zach Maxwell is The Observer’s Male Athlete of the Year

June 27, 2014
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Zach Maxwell

By John Goralski Sports Writer For almost six minutes looked for any glimmer of light as he wrestled in the center ring at the 2013 state open finals. For two periods, the top ranked 195 pounder blocked every escape. Maxwell trailed, 4-0, midway through the match. He trailed, 4-2, with just a few seconds remaining.…

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Winning the arms race; Jordyn Moquin is The Observer’s Female Athlete of the Year

June 28, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Mercy batters were desperate to erase Southington’s one-run lead in the Class LL championship game, and Coach John Bores trudged to the mound when a two-out double put the tying run in scoring position. Jordyn Moquin never blinked. The senior pitcher listened, nodded her head, and ended the threat. Over…

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A Rose for every season; Justin Rose is the Observer’s 2013 Male Athlete of the Year

June 28, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Mike Drury didn’t know what to say when Justin Rose expressed interest in football at the end of his junior year. The multi-sport athlete hadn’t touched a football since his freshman year. Drury had never even seen him play. Rose even missed spring practice because the Blue Knight baseball…

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