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Somehow, it’s already June, and we’re excited to announce our Club Fit-sponsored Athletes of the Season finalists for spring of 2023.
It’s important to emphasize how a finalist nomination itself is a significant achievement.
Of the hundreds of area student-athletes, the finalists listed below are the best of the best, based primarily on nominations from the region’s athletic directors and coaches. The nominees all also received the endorsement and green light of Ray Gallagher, our sports editor, who enjoys 35 years of experience covering Section 1 in Northern Westchester and Putnam counties.
That all said, picking our two ultimate winners now resides in your hands. Our readers vote on who is named male and female Athletes of the Season.
You have until Friday, June 9, to cast your vote. We’re scheduled to announce the winners on June 13.
One other quick editorial note. It was extraordinarily difficult to select our male finalist for Panas. Samuel Stafura, a Gatorade Player of the Year, was ultimately left off the list, in favor of his stellar teammate, star hurler Jackson DiLorezno. We gave DiLorezno the slight edge because of the unique importance of pitching.
Congratulations to all of our finalists!
Vote right HERE.
Female athlete finalists:
- Morgan Eigel, Fox Lane, track
- Erica Rosendorf, Greeley, lacrosse
- Madison Dakin, Brewster, flag football
- Sarah Chiuli, Walter Panas, flag football
- Alex Scialdone, Yorktown, lacrosse
- Riley Hite, Briarcliff, lacrosse
- Peri Kahn, White Plains, softball
- Juliette Salazar, Peekskill, track
- Ella Ponterio, Somers, flag football
- Lily Day, Panas, track
Male athlete finalists:
- Aiden Kayizzi, Pleasantville, track
- Tyler Renz, Fox Lane, baseball
- Mason Barlow, Greeley, track
- Collin Brennan, Brewster, baseball
- Jackson DiLorezno, Panas, baseball
- Chris Constantine Yorktown, lacrosse
- Luca Meola, Briarcliff, lacrosse
- Callum Markowitz, White Plains, tennis
- Ilan Villard, Lakeland, tennis
- Stefan Swee, Somers, baseball
- Chris Zippelli, Panas, track
- Adam Torres, White Plains, baseball
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