GHS Golfer McEvoy Named Greenwich Sports Person of the Year

Greenwich High's Catherine McEvoy, center, had a dominating spring season at GHS and is being honored by the Fairfield County Sports Commission as its Greenwich Sports Person of the Year.

Greenwich High’s Catherine McEvoy, center, had a dominating spring season at GHS and is being honored by the Fairfield County Sports Commission as its Greenwich Sports Person of the Year.

The Fairfield County Sports Commission announced its 2015 Sports Persons of the Year in each of the 16 communities the Commission directly serves.

The local sports honorees will be recognized at the 11th annual Sports Night awards dinner, Monday, Oct. 19 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich at 6 p.m.

For the Town of Greenwich, Greenwich High School golf standout Catherine McEvoy has been honored by the Sports Commission. In addition to helping GHS win the FCIAC championship and taking second at the state championship, McEvoy also was the Connecticut Women’t Golf Amateur champion.

In each of the 16 communities, a committee headed by a local town representative of the Commission, selected a Sports Person of the Year. Each winner was deemed to have had the most positive impact in their sports community from Aug. 2014-Aug. 2015.

In addition to McEvoy, other athletes to be honored at Sports Night as the Sports Persons of the Year in their town of city are:

BRIDGEPORT- The late Ken Shepard, former Bridgeport Bluefish general manager

DARIEN- Darien High Boys Hockey Team, Division I state champions

EASTON- Barlow High Girls Softball Team, School record 17 wins and SWC runners-up

FAIRFIELD-  Charlie and Tim Kane, Warde High star wrestlers, Class L and State Open champions

MONROE-  Monroe U10-11 Little League Softball Team, State champions

NEW CANAAN- Zach Allen, New Canaan High football standout, Gatorade State Player of Year

NEWTOWN– The late Joe Mailloux, Longtime sports community leader and coach

NORWALK- Eric Van der Els, McMahon High distance runner, All-American

SHELTON- Garrett & Peter Gintoli, Team USA Deaflympics hockey, bronze medalists

STAMFORD- Chordale Booker, USA Boxing National Champion

STRATFORD- Bunnell Boys Basketball Team, Class L state champions

TRUMBULL- Cross Cannone, Trumbull High wrestling star, State Open and Class LL champion

WESTON- Carla & Sean Welsh, Weston Basketball Association and WHS Boosters Club

WESTPORT- Mike Paliotta, National Hockey League debut

WILTON- Wilton High Girls Basketball Team, Class LL state champions

The Fairfield County Sports Commission is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is the one-stop resource for the sports community in the area, with a mission of promoting fitness and personal development through sports.

The Commission, with the exception of the executive director, is an all-volunteer group that gives financial support and its resources back to its communities, primarily focused on the 110,000 school age youngsters it can reach with its fitness awareness education programs under its Chelsea Cohen Fitness Academy.

For more information concerning tickets and sponsorship opportunities for Sports Night, visit or call 203-251-8481.


About Author: Paul Silverfarb

Paul Silverfarb, has been editing and reporting on events throughout Connecticut for over a decade. Mr. Silverfarb is quite familiar with Fairfield County, as he grew up in Trumbull, currently resides in Fairfield. Throughout over two decades, he has worked as the editor-in-chief at the Sentinel, as well as sports editor of the Sentinel, Greenwich Post and Norwalk Citizen~News. He graduated from Keene State College in New Hampshire.

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