By Keith McShea
And another reason that Clarence senior Giovanna Fasanello will be headed to high school sports' big night in June is because she's headed to a major field hockey event in June.
Fasanello is the Prep Talk Player of the Year for field hockey, earning her an invitation to the Prep Talk Awards on June 16. She will also -- for the third straight year -- be part of USA Field Hockey's National Futures Championship, which includes the top 300 under-19 players in the national Futures program and will be held June 27-July 2 in Lancaster, Pa.
Fasanello, a midfielder who goes by "Gigi," had 17 goals and nine assists as the Red Devils went 14-4-1 and won the program's first sectional title since 1985. She finished her career with 47 goals and 33 assists and has been her team's MVP for the last two seasons.
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All Prep Talk Players of the Year will be honored at the inaugural Prep Talk Awards on June 16 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, featuring Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Reed and Janet Snyder of Kiss 98.5. The Prep Talk Awards will honor Prep Talk Players of the Year in more than 30 sports, along with the All-Western New York first teams in football and basketball.
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Our Countdown to the Prep Talk Awards will feature a different Prep Talk Player of the Year each day until the big night.
The list thus far: