Vote: HAN-FCIAC Athletes of Week 12

Mike Mozian had two goals and an assist to lead Greenwich to a 5-0 victory over St. Joseph in the FCIAC Boys Ice Hockey Championship. —Dave Stewart photo

Mike Mozian had two goals and an assist to lead Greenwich to a 5-0 victory over St. Joseph in the FCIAC Boys Ice Hockey Championship. —Dave Stewart photo

The FCIAC winter season officially wrapped up on Saturday when Greenwich beat St. Joseph to win the boys’ ice hockey championship. But the state and New England tournaments are now in full swing featuring many of the FCIAC athletes we’ve been covering throughout the season.

The HAN Network’s sports editors and broadcasters have nominated 19 male and female athletes for the Winter Week 12 HAN-FCIAC Athletes of the Week. Check out the nominees and vote for your male and female picks below.

Last week’s winners were Jeff Pracella of Ridgefield boys ice hockey and Adnerys De Jesus of Greenwich gymnastics.

This week’s winners (voting is open until Sunday at 11:59 p.m.) will be announced during HAN’s Nutmeg Sports show on Monday, Monday, March 14, live at 2 p.m. You can watch Nutmeg Sports with Rob Adams, Donald Eng and Dave Stewart Mondays through Wednesday at 2 at live.HAN.Network.

Greenwich's Adnerys De Jesus won all four events and the all-around, leading the Cardinals to the FCIAC gymnastics championship for the first time since 1982. — Scott Mullin photo

Greenwich’s Adnerys De Jesus finished second in the all-around at Saturday’s State Open gymnastics championships in New Milford. — Scott Mullin photo

The HAN Network spent Winter Week 12 providing live HD coverage of the boys’ ice hockey and basketball semifinals and championships (the girls’ crowned champions the week before). You can watch those broadcasts in their entirety at the following links:

2016 FCIAC Boys Ice Hockey Championship: No. 1 Greenwich vs. No. 6 St. Joseph
2016 FCIAC Boys Basketball Championship: No. 1 Danbury vs. No. 6 Westhill
FCIAC Boys Ice Hockey Semifinals: No. 1 Greenwich vs. No. 4 Ridgefield

FCIAC Boys Ice Hockey Semifinals: No. 2 Darien vs. No. 6 St. Joseph
FCIAC Boys Basketball Semifinal: No. 1 Danbury vs. No. 4 Wilton
FCIAC Boys Basketball Semifinal: No. 2 Trumbull vs. No. 6 Westhill

HAN-FCIAC Male Athlete of the Week Nominees

Jeremy Fields, Danbury Wrestling

Danbury wrestler Jeremy Fields beat Fairfield Warde’s Jack Price in the 138 pound class match on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. — Dave Stewart photo

Danbury’s Jeremy Fields, the No. 10 seed, won the 138-pound class at the 2016 New England Wrestling championships this weekend. — Dave Stewart photo

Danbury’s Jeremy Fields captured the 138-pound championship at the 2016 New England Wrestling championships, held in Providence, R.I. this weekend. Fields, the No. 10 seed, went 4-0 with one pinfall and three decisions. He defeated Avery Shay of New Fairfield in a hard-fought final, 3-2 in triple overtime. Danbury scored 57 points and finished fourth as a team.

Parrish Rowell, Westhill Boys Basketball

Rowell earned MVP honors in leading the sixth-seeded Vikings to a 72-61 victory over top-seeded Danbury in the FCIAC finals. Rowell scored 21 points and was 8-for-8 from the foul line in the fourth quarter when Westhill closed out the upset with a 21-14 run. He also had 19 points in the Vikings’ 53-43 semifinal win over No. 2 Trumbull.

Tyler Gleen, Trumbull Track & Field

Tyler Gleen won the 600-meter run and anchored Trumbull’s 4x800 relay team that set a State Open record in New Haven on Saturday, Feb. 20. — Dave Stewart photo

Tyler Gleen won the 600-meter race at the New England Interscholastic Indoor Track and Field Championships. — Dave Stewart photo

Gleen won the 600-meter run with a personal best time of 1:19.89 at the New England Interscholastic Indoor Track and Field Championship at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on Feb. 28. Gleen’s time edged the 1:19.92 posted by runner-up Rodney Agayre-May of Burncoat, Mass.

Terrell Cunningham, Danbury Track & Field

Cunningham, a Danbury junior, had one first- and one fourth-place finish during the New England Interscholastic Indoor Track and Field Championship at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on Feb. 28. He was part of the Hatters’ 4×800 team, which finished first in 7:55.28, and was fourth in the 600-meter run in 1:21.46.

Tristan Haviland, Trumbull Wrestling

Haviland wrestled to the 113-pound championship at the 2016 New England Wrestling championships in Providence, R.I., this weekend. Haviland, the No. 15 seed, scored a 3-2 victory in the final, defeating Cole Wyman of Brockton, Mass. Overall, Haviland was 5-0 with one pin, one major decision, and three decisions. Trumbull finished 10th as a team with 42 points.

Charlie Kane, Fairfield Warde Wrestling

Charlie Kane won his 100th career wrestling match last week. Kane, a senior co-captain, went 3-0 on the day to improve his career mark to a 100-2. — Dave Stewart photo

Charlie Kane won the 145-pound class at the 2016 New England Wrestling championships. — Dave Stewart photo

Charlie Kane captured the 145-pound championships at the 2016 New England Wrestling championships, held in Providence, R.I. this weekend. Kane, the No. 5 seed, took a 5-4 decision from Lucas Cordio of Nashoba Regional of Mass. in the final. Overall, Kane was 4-0 at the tournament, scoring one pinfall and three decisions. Warde scored 53 points to finish sixth as a team.

Tim Kane, Fairfield Warde Wrestling

Warde’s Tim Kane picked up another championship when he won the 132-pound title at the 2016 New England Wrestling championships in Providence, R.I., this weekend. Kane, the No. 6 seed, took an 8-4 decision over Foran’s Ryan Luth in the final. Kane was 4-0 with one pin, one major decision, and two decisions, as Warde was sixth overall with 53 points.

Mike Mozian, Greenwich Ice Hockey

St. Joseph's Ryan Wilson had 44 saves in the Cadets upset of defending champion Darien in the FCIAC boys ice hockey semifinals. — Dave Stewart photo

St. Joseph’s Ryan Wilson had 44 saves in the Cadets upset of defending champion Darien in the FCIAC boys ice hockey semifinals. — Dave Stewart photo

Mozian had two goals and an assist to lead the Cardinals to a 5-0 victory over St. Joseph and GHS’s first league title since the 2007-08 campaign. Mozian, named MVP, scored his two goals in the second period, when the Big Red extended their 1-0 lead to 4-0.

Eric van der Els, Brien McMahon Track & Field

Van der Els finished second in the two-mile run during the New England Interscholastic Indoor Track and Field Championship at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on Feb. 28. Van der Els posted a time of 9:11.02.

Ryan Wilson, St. Joseph Ice Hockey

Wilson, the Cadets’ sophomore goalie, delivered a stonewall performance in the FCIAC semifinals as the Cadets knocked the defending champion Darien Blue Wave out of the running with a 2-1 win. Wilson faced 45 shots and made 44 saves, including 21 during the first period.

HAN-FCIAC Female Athlete of the Week Nominees

Marissa Baker, Darien Ice Hockey

Staples' Hannah DeBalsi won the 1,600-meter and the 3,200-meter in state Class LL indoor track & field championship. — Dave Stewart photo

Staples’ Hannah DeBalsi won the two-mile championship for the fourth consecutive year at the New England Interscholastic Indoor Track and Field Championship. — Dave Stewart photo

Baker, a senior forward, scored the winning goal as the Blue Wave defeated the East Catholic/Glastonbury/South Windsor combined team, 2-1, in the state championship game. With the score tied, 1-1, Baker took a pass and scored the go-ahead goal while falling to the ice.

Hannah DeBalsi, Staples Track & Field

DeBalsi won the two-mile championship for the fourth consecutive year during the New England Interscholastic Indoor Track and Field Championship at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on Feb. 28. DeBalsi, a Staples senior, won the race in 10:29.46, finishing more than 24 seconds in front of the runner-up.

Adnerys De Jesus, Greenwich Gymnastics

Adnerys De Jesus of Greenwich finished second in the all-around at Saturday’s State Open gymnastics championships in New Milford. The sophomore had an all-around score of 37.925. She was also second on vault (9.575) and floor (9.55), and third on bars (9.45) and beam (9.35). De Jesus helped the Cardinals finish second in the team standings with a score of 140.4, earning the team a spot at the New England championship next Saturday at Dracut High School in Dracut, Mass. Last month, De Jesus won the all-around title at both the FCIAC and CIAC Class L tournaments, while leading Greenwich to the team championship at each meet.

Tiana England, Stamford Basketball

Fairfield Warde's Daja Polk guards Stamford's Tiana England in FCIAC Girls Basketball Championship on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. — Joshua Fisher photo

Tiana England had 30 points in the Black Knights’ big win over Ridgefield in the state tournament last week. — Joshua Fisher photo

England racked up 30 points in the Black Knights’ 65-32 rout of Ridgefield in the second round of the CIAC Class LL tournament on March 3. The senior hit three 3-pointers and was 9-of-10 from the free throw line.

Jada Harris, St. Joseph Track & Field

Harris captured the gold medal in the 55-meter hurdles at the New England Interscholastic Indoor Track and Field Championship at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on Feb. 28. She finished in 8.19, with Simsbury’s Vickie Milledge in second at 8.27.

Emily Gianunzio, Darien Ice Hockey

Darien's Emily Gianunzio made 30 saves as the Blue Wave won the state championship, 2-1, on Saturday. — Dave Stewart photo

Darien’s Emily Gianunzio made 30 saves as the Blue Wave won the state championship, 2-1, on Saturday. — Dave Stewart photo

Goalie Emily Gianunzio, a junior, made 30 saves as the Darien Blue Wave won the state championship, 2-1, over the East Catholic/South Windsor/Glastonbury co-op team Saturday at Bennett Rink in West Haven. Gianunzio had a half-dozen of those saves, including one from point-blank range, when ETB had a two-man advantage during a power play with the goalie pulled in the closing moments. The state crown was the Wave’s first since 2009.

Shania Osborne, Fairfield Warde Basketball

Osborne scored 14 points when the Mustangs defeated Ludlowe, 49-29, in the second round of the CIAC Class LL tournament on Friday. Warde, the No. 2 seed, is 22-3 overall this season.

Catherine Granito, New Canaan Ice Hockey

Catherine Granito had two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist as New Canaan won its state quarterfinals matchup. — Dave Stewart photo

Catherine Granito had two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist as New Canaan won its state quarterfinals matchup. — Dave Stewart photo

Granito had two goals, including the game-winner, and one assist as New Canaan topped the Hall/Conard co-op, 3-2, in the state quarterfinals on Feb. 29 at the Darien Ice Rink. Granito scored the first goal just 34 seconds into the game. After Hall/Conard tied the score at 2-2, Granito found the net again with 5:25 remaining to put the Rams ahead for good.

Abbie Wolf, Greenwich Basketball

Wolf led the 10th-seeded Cardinals with a double-double as they won at No. 7 Southington, 56-52, in the second round of the CIAC Class LL tournament on March 3. Wolf, a senior, netted 18 points and added 12 rebounds and six blocks.

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