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SportsBeat: Pick the All Naugatuck Team

Who do you think are the borough's top players of all time.

Take a few moments to reflect on some of the best athletes you've seen in high school sports.

Are you thinking of an athlete who continuously made incredible plays to put the team over the top? The player who so dominated the sport that it didn't seem fair to the competition? The guy or girl who made you say, "Wow!" 

From my era in Naugatuck sports, there were players like Joey Edmonds, whose football heroics on Thanksgiving Day is the stuff of legend. There was current Naugy basketball coach Mike Wilson, who proved that the cities didn't always have the best hoopsters. And there was a kid named Brian Mariano, the only person I know who can say he lost a national sports award to a little guy named Derek Jeter.

If I were putting together an all time team for Naugatuck sports, those three would be on my ballot. What I'm asking you is to come up with your own nominees for our list of the top 20 players, male or female, from any sport, for the all Naugatuck team. 

Nominate players in the comments section, and watch the debates ensue. In a couple of weeks, we will come up with a list of top players and create a poll so you can vote for the top 20.

Encourage friends to vote and good luck to the nominees.

Naugybride June 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Jessica Mudry!
Naugybride June 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Scott Carroll
chris June 19, 2012 at 02:48 PM
dan fredino mike wilson spec shea al mclain pat dean keith rado bill rado
Naugybride June 19, 2012 at 04:23 PM
def Pat Dean! Agree Spec Shea and the Rados as well.
Iphoneonly June 19, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Pat dean, Ryan kinne
Ron Memrancy June 20, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Gymnastics, Kassie Merancy and Katrina Orsini, both 4 time All State selections!
Ron Memrancy June 20, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Nancy Bolton, Swimming, softball, volley ball and basketball, All state selection in all 4 sports, I believe, I might be wrong on all 4 sports, but at the very least All NVL in all sports
Chris Herb June 20, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Dan Fredino - All American Swimmer Brian Antrum - Football Wayne Pawlowski – All American Swimmer Jessica Mudry – No resume necessary Spec Shea – If you don’t know then don’t vote Carl Herb – All American Swimmer Patty Deitelbaum - Basketball
Brian Bellemare June 20, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Chuck Paiva Nancy Bolton Spec Shea Jessica Mudry
Chris June 20, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Dan freddino and jessica mudry dominated unlike any athletes in naug history.
John B. Sevivas June 21, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Dan Freddino, Jessica Mudry, Ryan Kinne, Spec Shea,Nancy Bolton, Mike Wilson, and lets not forget Biily Burke, who was the US OPEN golf champion who won in the longest play-off ever, as well as Brian Mariano.
mike June 21, 2012 at 06:50 PM
just wondering if any one knows how many division 1 athletes naugatck has had? i know of billy rado, jessica mudry, mike wilson, lisa mariano, brian mariano,pat dean, Ryan Kinne
mike cook June 24, 2012 at 04:05 AM
You want to talk about dominate, Jenn rosenblatt. Also Jenn rimkus. Rob dunham. Krystal Paybe.
Chris Herb June 25, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Rob Dunham and Jenn Rosenblatt were wow, but lets not forget Sharyn Harrison!
Chris Herb June 25, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Good pick up with Burke!
Chris Herb June 25, 2012 at 02:56 PM
I agree Dan Ferdino and Jessica Mudry were by far the best athletes of my generation!
naugy June 25, 2012 at 08:52 PM
other division 1 athletes... eric shulick (diving) gary diaz (baseball) jamie verab (soccer) krystel pabey (soccer and track) michelle decerbo (basketball)
Paul Singley June 25, 2012 at 09:16 PM
They were great players as well.
Paul Singley June 25, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Good ones, Mike.
Chris Herb July 03, 2012 at 07:21 PM
So when are we going to see a poll?
SeriuosGolfer July 07, 2012 at 01:19 PM
The day of the 3 sport athlete are over. You won't see the accomplishments of an athlete like Nancy Bolton. All -State in all of her 3 sports her senior year. Swimming, Basketball and Softball. An athlete who devotes all year to one sport should excel.
Pound Hound August 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Naugy alummni Americo Tavares class of 86. Baseball and basketball standout. Top ten scorer in NVL 86.
Pound Hound August 27, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Pound Hound Americo Tavares was an excellent baseball and basketball player. I think he was one of many top athletes at Naugy.
Keith Raczkowski September 30, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Jen Rimkus,Heather Yablonski,Rosa Moriello,Krystal Pabey,Michelle DeCerbo,Jen Rosenblatt,Sharyn Harrison,

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