The Weston Sports Commission announced that Kimmy Guerin is the recipient of this year’s Weston Sportsperson of the Year Award.
The award is presented by the Fairfield County Sports Commission and Guerin will be honored at the ninth annual Sports Night dinner on Monday, Oct. 21, at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich. Guerin is one of 15 community winners who are deemed to have had the most positive impact in their sports community for the past year.
Guerin is the first student athlete to ever win Weston Sportsperson of the Year. Her accomplishments include four Connecticut State Open singles championships and an undefeated high school record of 96-0. Guerin never lost one set during her four years of high school. These accomplishments earned her an All-American distinction for 2013.
Guerin was a two-time National Open champion in 2011 and 2012. She is currently ranked 23rd by tennis recruiting among graduating seniors in 2013. She will play for Wake Forest University in the fall.
“I would add to Kimmy’s statistical honors her outstanding contributions as a teammate, captain, mentor and role model for fellow tennis players, as well as her consistent and complete dedication to her sport and her academics,” said Mary Ann Noyer, who coached Guerin a Weston High. “Kimmy’s focus was singular, but in no way selfish. I believe she leaves a lasting and important legacy on the Weston tennis program, Weston athletics and the Weston community.”
When many high school players of such talent don’t play for their schools, Guerin had another perspective: “Playing tennis for my school was definitely one of the best and most memorable experiences I had in high school. Tennis was always so individual for me with my tournaments so it was really different for me to get to have a team with people who supported me and cheered for me. I’m obviously really happy with the way I was able to finish my high school tennis career and I don’t think I would have changed anything.”
The Weston Sports Commission consists of a broad section of Weston’s sports community, including the presidents of the town’s sports programs. Members of the commission are: Jon Chris Meyers (soccer), Nathan Klatt (Little League), John Jepsen (Babe Ruth), Alison Narins (girls softball, basketball), Karen Mitchell (lacrosse), Steve Santa Maria (football and cheerleading), Anne Lowe and Lexie Proceller (swimming), Jon Pressman (adult sports), Mark Berkowitz (Weston High School athletic Director), Terri Clevenger (Weston High Boosters Club), Michael Carter (Weston’s representative to the FCSC), Eric Albert and Carl Bernstein (Chairman- Parks and Recreation Department), and Gayle Weinstein (first selectman).
Anyone interested in attending the event or being a local sponsor for Sports Night visit the Sports Commission’s website at www.fairfieldcountysports.com or email Tom Chiappetta at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (203) 251-8481 or Michael Carter.