Prepare your thumbs.
We’re banding together once again, highlighting some of the best performances from the individuals who celebrated a Section 1 Championship last week. Please take a moment to assess what each finalist accomplished, then vote for the athlete who, you think deserves special mention the most. The poll closes at 4 p.m. on Tuesday and the winner will be celebrated on our social media accounts.
Previous winners are Nico Galeano from Scarsdale, Johnathan Mendieta from Peekskill, Gael Baraldi from White Plains, Colin Waring from Mahopac, Daniel Santos from New Rochelle, Christian Thewes from Rye Neck and Aidan Heffner from Byram Hills.
Lucas Kantor, Scarsdale
The junior keeper made five saves in a 4-2 semi-final win over John Jay-East Fishkill. He made eight saves and kept New Rochelle off the board with a stunning deflection in the final minutes of a 1-0 win to claim the Section 1 Class AA title.
Nick Varela, Yorktown
The junior midfielder scored the winning goal in a 2-0 win over Greeley in the semi-finals. He put the Huskers on the board first, 10 minutes into the second half, with a goal that ranks among the finest of the season, sparking a 3-0 win over Tappan Zee in the Section 1 Championship Class A.
Emilio Abud-Chalita, Briarcliff
The junior striker secured the match winner in a 2-1 semi-final win over Keio. He also came on and headed in a Theo Molinoff corner in the opening minutes of a tense overtime, giving the unbeaten Bears a 1-0 victory over Bronxville in the Section 1 Class B championship.
Will Sniffen, Haldane
The senior centre-back has been a rock for the Blue Devils all season. His leadership was essential in keeping Haldane fit during a 12-day layoff, which included a semi-final bye. Sniffen was quick on the ball in an 8-2 win over Hamliton in the Class C Championship, keeping his teammates up front.