Athletes of the Week: Morgan’s Ward, Cheshire’s Smalec

Register athletes of the week: Morgan football's Jake Ward and Cheshire's Emily Smalec

Register athletes of the week: Morgan football’s Jake Ward and Cheshire’s Lindsay Smalec

Male Athlete

JAKE WARD, Morgan football

Ward, a junior, rushed for 330 yards and four touchdowns on 32 carries in the Huskies’ 33-21 win over North Branford.

“Jake was able to hit the holes hard as well as run through tackles. He’s done it all season. Both the offense and defense feed off of his performance.” — Mike Eagle, Morgan football coach


Joe Nault, Guilford football: The senior rushed for 212 yards and five touchdowns on 32 carries and also threw a pair of TD passes in the Indians’ 63-28 win over Law.

Christian Alvarado, Fairfield Prep cross country: The senior won the State Open championship race, setting a new event record.

Female Athlete

LINDSAY SMALEC, Cheshire swimming

Smalec, a junior, won the 100-yard butterfly and the 200 individual medley and was a part of the winning 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay to help the Rams win the Southern Connecticut Conference championship meet.

“Lindsay has been working harder this season than I have ever seen her train in the past. That hard work has really started to pay off based on her performances at the SCC meet. It’s not easy to win four events at a conference meet unshaved, untapered and in a standard suit.” —Dan Mascolo, Cheshire girls swimming coach


Emma Farrel, Cheshire field hockey: The senior had three goals in the Rams’ 4-1 win over Branford and had two goals in a 3-1 win over Hand to take the SCC tournament championship.

Allison Stephens, Guilford soccer: The junior scored the deciding goal in the Indians’ 3-1 victory over Branford to win the SCC championship.

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