PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Trinity Catholic, Sr., C
A three-time All-FCIAC and two-time All-State selection, the 6-foot-1 Griffin finished her outstanding career with 1,177 points. As a senior, Griffin averaged 19.2 points and 11 rebounds per game in leading the Crusaders to the CIAC Class M quarterfinals. Also named to the All-State Academic team, Griffin will play at Trinity Catholic.
COACH OF THE YEAR
After going 64-10 over the last three seasons with Sarah Royals, the Red Raiders were expected to take a step back this seasons. Hardly. Under Fritch and assistants Erika Pratt, Joe Lefkowski, Barbara Beebe and Christine Gamari, Torrington went 20-5, was the runner-up in the Naugatuck Valley League tournament and reached the quarterfinals of the Class L tournament for the second straight season.
TEAM OF THE YEAR
Injuries to key players finally caught up to the Crusaders, but not before they advanced to the SWC finals for the third consecutive year and finally brought home the gold. Lauralton Hall finished the year 23-2 -- including a perfect 15-0 mark in the league during the regular season -- and had its 22-game wining streak snapped by East Catholic, 45-43, in the second round of the Class LL tournament.
Mackenzie Griffin, Trinity Catholic
The Connecticut Region's girls basketball cover girl for the MSG Varsity Winter Magazine, Griffin went out with a bang, pouring in a career-high 33 points in her final home game to lead the Crusaders past Kolbe Cathedral in a Class M second-round contest.
Olivia Levey, Lauralton Hall
The 6-foot junior forward/center has been among the top post players in the SWC for the past two seasons. A first-team all-league selection, Levey scored 16 points in the Crusaders' 59-54 victory over Pomperaug in the SWC championship game.
Sarah Mannelly, New Canaan
The program's all-time leading scorer, Mannelly became the first Rams player to crack 1,000 career points. One of the premier point guards in the state and a three-time first team All-FCIAC selection, she ended her career with 1,474 points, 512 assists and 298 steals. A three-sport standout, Mannelly will play lacrosse at Boston College.
Alyssa Otis, Torrington
The senior forward averaged 15.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game in leading the Red Raiders to a 20-win season and back to the Class L quarterfinals.
Nancy Stablein, St. Joseph
The senior guard averaged over 18 points per game before tearing her ACL on the first play of theme against Stamford in the FCIAC quarterfinals. A two-time first team All-FCIAC selection, Stablein finished her career with 1,020 points. She will play at Division II St. Anselm on scholarship.
Jess Coelho (Staples, Senior, Forward)
Kelsey Cognetta (Stamford, Senior, Guard)
Megan D'Allesandro (Westhill, Junior, Forward)
Jasmyne Fogle (Kolbe Cathedral, Junior, Forward)
Kerri Stolle (Wamogo, Senior, Guard)