FAIRFIELD CITIZEN ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

MARCH 13

MALE

NAME: Bryce Keblish

SCHOOL: Fairfield Prep

GRADE: Senior

SPORT: Swimming

ACCOMPLISHMENT: Won two individual races and swam on a pair of winning relay races as the Jesuits won the Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC) swimming championship for the 11th straight year. Keblish won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:41.25 -- almost four seconds faster than second place finisher, Karl Bishop of Cheshire -- and won the 100-yard backstroke in 54.17 seconds. He also anchored Prep's 400-yard freestyle relay team to a second place finish (3:21.22) and was the No. 2 swimmer in Prep's third place finish in the 200-yard medley relay event (1:42.78).

FEMALE

NAME: Alex McKinnon

SCHOOL: Fairfield Ludlowe

SPORT: Girls basketball

GRADE: Junior

ACCOMPLISHMENT: Helped the Falcons (13-11) reach the Class LL quarterfinals for the first time in program history. Scored five points in a season-ending 56-22 loss to Mercy. Scored 12 points in a CIAC second round win over E.O. Smith and scored 15 points in a first-round victory over Nonnewaug. Averaged eight rebounds in the CIAC tournament.

Coaches who wish to nominate an athlete for Athlete of the Week can call Fairfield Citizen sports writer Chris Elsberry by 5 p.m. Tuesday at 203-400-4765 or email him at celsberry@ctpost.com.