Below are the selections for the 2017 Walter Camp Football Foundation’s All-Connecticut teams, as selected by a Walter Camp-appointed committee of 10 high school coaches representing nine conferences.
The players and coaches will be honored at the Walter Camp Foundation’s ninth-annual “Breakfast of Champions” on January 13 at the Omni Hotel in New Haven at 8:30 a.m.. The event is part of the 51st annual Walter Camp Weekend, culminating in its National Awards Banquet.
The All-Connecticut Team will be recognized and the foundation will reveal its Player of the Year and Coach of the Year selections at the event.
The four state champions will be honored, including Darien (Class LL), Hand (L), Killingly (M) and St. Joseph (S).
Player of the Year candidates include: Ansonia’s Markell Dobbs, Hand’s Brian Casagrande and Killingly’s Spencer Lockwood are this year’s nominees.
Coach of the Year candidates include Greenwich’s John Marinelli, Hand’s Dave Mastroianni and Killingly’s Chad Neal.
The foundation’s lifetime achievement award is being presented to Shelton’s Joe Benanto, who coached three sports, including football, baseball and basketball, and coached the Gaels’ to three state championships in football (1995, 2000 and 2003).
QB: David Summers (St. Joseph)
RB: Markell Dobbs (Ansonia)*, Spencer Lockwood (Killingly)
WR: Jared Mallozzi (St. Joseph), Jackson Mitchell (Ridgefield)
TE: Luke Schoonmaker (Hamden Hall)
OL: Alex Fontaine (Killingly), Michael LaRovera (Ansonia), Michael Neary (Darien), Jack Stewart (New Canaan)
C: Kyle Woodring (Greenwich)
LB: Brian Casagrande (Daniel Hand), Connor Fay (Darien), Kevon Jones (East Hartford)
DB: Kyle Godfrey (West Haven)*, Dathan Hickey (Bristol Central), Connor Tienken (Darien), Tyrese Wright (Bullard Havens)
DL: Hassan Azeem (South Windsor), Gramoz Bici (Greenwich), Rondell Bothroyd (E.O. Smith), Travis Jones (Wilbur Cross)*
PK: Michael Aresco (Middletown)
P: Ryan Kost (Newtown)
Returner: Jevin Frett (Manchester)
QB: Will Levis (Xavier)
RB: Tysen Comizio (Greenwich), Mark Montano (North Haven)
WR: Ralph Gillard (Simsbury), Kyle MacGillis (Xavier)
TE: Phil Pasmeg (St. Joseph)
OL: Danny Brey (Joel Barlow), Jonathan Clark (Southington), Jack Conley (New Canaan), Eddie Radzion (Shelton)
C: Dominic Aiello (St. Paul)
LB: Zach Caffrey (Killingly), Ryan Montalvo (Southington), Cody Teodosio (Ansonia)
DB: Armstrong Antoine (Bunnell), Ian Butler (Daniel Hand), Noldylens Metayer (Westhill), Kwane Taylor (Wilbur Cross)
DL: Prince Boyd (Hillhouse), Michael Casinelli (Shelton), Max Mirizio (Masuk), Charlie Zuro (Darien)
PK: Zach Moore (Greenwich)
P: Colton Engel (Stafford/E. Windsor/Somers)
Returner: Jared Hubler (Foran)
* – 2016 Walter Camp All-Connecticut Team honoree