Brendan Lesch has been named Connecticut’s “Prime-Time Player” — and teammates Frankie Bergonzi, Sean Gallagher and Greg Gudis have been named “Other Top Players” by ESPN Rise, a high school sports publication.
Lesch — the only FCIAC player among the 11-member 1st team — was cited as “one of the top playmakers in the state. (He) led Staples to the Class LL championship last year. He was even better this season, beating constant double-teams to serve as the go-to guy for the Wreckers. He registered a goal and an assist in the FCIAC title game, earning MVP honors.”
Besides Bergonzi, Gallagher and Gudis, only 1 other FCIAC player made ESPN Rise’s 30-player “Other Top Players” list: New Canaan goalkeeper Scott Levene.
Staples and Xavier-Middletown had 4 selections each; no other school had more. The selections included both public and private schools.
Congratulations to the fearsome Wrecker foursome!