East Haven girls basketball player Olivia Coyle and North Haven football player Mark Montano were named the SCC Comeback Players of the Year this past school year.
Coyle tore her meniscus in her left knee during last basketball season. She then returned to the court this season before re-injuring the same knee. After another surgery and rehab Coyle returned to the court and helped her team take home the Class M state championship and reach the school’s first ever trip to the SCC title game.
During his junior season Montano tore the labrum in his right shoulder. Despite the injury he continued to play throughout the whole season and put off surgery till the offseason. Montano had surgery in February of 2017 and returned to the field to help lead the Indians to the Class L state playoffs. The senior was named All-State and the SCC Tier 1 Co-Player of the Year.