FCIAC boys player of the week: Shaquan Howsie
Trinity Catholic senior Shaquan Howsie has been named the MSG Varsity's FCIAC Player of the Week for Sept. 17-22 by a panel of athletic directors and MSG Varsity reporters. Howsie, a senior captain, rushed 24 times for 133 yards and two touchdowns as the Crusaders defeated the New Canaan Rams, 31-28 in an overtime thriller last Saturday. It was the Crusaders’ first win over New Canaan since 1984. Howsie scored Trinity’s first two TDs on runs of 33 yards and 1 yard. The 6-foot, 215-pound Howsie plans on playing close to home at the next level.
What's your biggest athletic goal for 2012-13?
Howsie: "Team-wise it's to win championships… hopefully city, FCIACs and states. This is the first time in a long time we have a team that can go that far. Personally, I want to do whatever the need teams."
Who is your favorite teammate and why?
Howsie: "Cody Zaro and my little brother, Chris Durant. They both work hard and never give up."
What's the best piece of advice you've received?
Howsie: "There's a quote I have tattooed… to whom much is given, much is required. I feel responsible to take advantage of all the opportunities I've been given. You set your own path in life."
Which athlete is your biggest influence?
Howsie: "My favorite player was Emmitt Smith. I wear his No. 22 and really like that ruthless mentality he played with."
What's your proudest accomplishment away from the game?
Howsie: "I try my best to be a good leader. I try to lead by example and make sure the younger kids are doing things the right way."