Olivia Petersen is the CPTV UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week after receiving 40% of the 4,500 votes cast in this week’s poll. The star sophomore is a left fielder on the North Haven High School Softball team.
North Haven improved to 9-1 last Monday thanks to a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh from Petersen. She also homered in the game–a 3-2 triumph over Foran-Milford. She is first-ever UChoose winner from North Haven. Indians are now 12-1—the only team in the CIAC Class L playoff race with one loss or less. Petersen leads the team with a .486 batting average.
CPTV’s Frankie Graziano and Petersen discussed the team’s hot start, along with her being the first-ever CPTV UChoose winner from North Haven in an upcoming interview which will soon be able to watch above.
Voting was introduced in the CPTV UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week poll in October of 2014. Since that time, over 80 winners have been crowned from 50 different towns. 300,000-plus votes have been cast in that time in support of our student-athletes recognized for their fine play on a weekly basis. Fans may participate in a given poll each Saturday at 6 p.m. until Monday night at 6 p.m.
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