Hearst Connecticut Media Male Athlete of the Year Honor Roll
Published 11:13 pm, Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Senior played for New Canaan’s state champion football and lacrosse teams…In football, cornerback finished season with 36 tackles and eight interceptions to help the Rams win the Class L championship … Had 1,306 all-purpose yards and 20 touchdowns … Scored two touchdowns in the Class L title game … Posted career totals of 103 tackles, 15 interceptions, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one blocked field goal … All-State Top 20 team, All-FCIAC first team… In lacrosse, Senior midfielder holds school record for most points in a career with 235 … Member of Class M champions senior season… Played in Under Armour All-American Game … Three-time CHSCA Class M All-State first team and All-FCIAC first team … Will play lacrosse at North Carolina.
Senior batted .420 with 40 RBI, 10 home runs, and also pitched 47 innings with a 5-2 record, 2.20 ERA and 85 strikeouts leading the Wreckers to the Class LL championship and FCIAC quarterfinals … Gatorade Player of the Year, CHSCA Player of the Year, FCIAC Player of the Year, CHSCA All-State Class LL, a Rawlings/Perfect Game Third-Team All-American and on USA Today’s All-USA Connecticut team… at 6-foot-2, 205-pounds, played varsity four years at Staples, playing in two state championship games… Saved his best for last, tossing a three-hit shutout with 14 strikeouts in the second round of the LL tournament against Wilton, following that up with four-hit, 14 strike out game against Ridgefield in the semifinals…Hit an RBI triple and reached base all four times in LL semifinal game, extending a streak of nine straight hits in the state tournament…going to North Carolina
Junior captured the 120-pound weight class title at the New England championships, at the State Open, in Class LL and at the FCIAC championships … All-FCIAC, All-State first team…7th-ranked 120-pound high school wrestler in the country, according to FloWrestling.com…Career record of 135-10 includes a 44-2 record this past season…In his first three high school seasons, Camacho has won three straight FCIAC titles; reached three straight Class LL state finals winning two titles; reached three straight State Open finals winning two titles and placed in the top three in New England three straight years, winning a championship this past season… Won the Eastern States Classic in Upstate New York, and received the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award for his performance…Camacho helped lead Danbury to its first New England title since 1990, making it the first Connecticut team to win that title since Windham in 1992…Will attend North Carolina State in fall 2018.
Connelly was not first-team All-State or All-FCIAC but was a valuable member of Wilton’s FCIAC championship baseball team and of the FCIAC runner-up basketball team…In basketball, All-Division guard, named team MVP of FCIAC runner up Warriors… scored 315 points senior season…averaged 12.1 points, 4.5 assists, 7.8 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game…In baseball, wide-ranging outfielder for the FCIAC champions… Line drive power and speed on the base paths