Celebrating Excellence: Ben Coutant Named First County Bank Athlete of the Month

At Bobby Valentine’s Sports Academy, we take pride in recognizing the exceptional athletes who exemplify dedication, skill, and sportsmanship. This month, we’re thrilled to announce that the First County Bank Athlete of the Month is none other than Ben Coutant, a standout lacrosse player whose remarkable achievements and leadership on and off the field make him a deserving honoree.

Breaking Records and Leading the Way
Ben Coutant, a senior at Stamford High School (SHS), has made waves in the lacrosse community with his outstanding performance this season. As the leading scorer for the Black Knights, Ben has broken the school’s record for the most points in a season, propelling his team to an impressive 12-4 record. With state playoffs on the horizon, Ben’s contributions have been instrumental in the Black Knights’ success, showcasing his prowess and dedication to the sport.

Commitment Beyond the Season
Ben’s commitment to lacrosse extends beyond the high school season. He is an active member of the CT City Lacrosse team, where he continues to hone his skills and compete at a high level during the off-season. This dedication to continuous improvement highlights Ben’s passion for the sport and his drive to excel.

Leadership and Teamwork
As a captain of the SHS lacrosse team, Ben exemplifies leadership both on and off the field. His coach, Mike Nazzaro, speaks highly of Ben’s work ethic and attitude towards training. “Ben leads by example, always giving 110% in practice and games,” says Coach Nazzaro. “His commitment to his teammates and his positive attitude make him a role model for younger players.”

Ben’s leadership is not just about his performance but also his ability to inspire and motivate his teammates. His dedication to teamwork and his willingness to support and encourage others have been key factors in the Black Knights’ successful season.

Looking Ahead
With state playoffs approaching, Ben Coutant and the Black Knights are gearing up for what promises to be an exciting culmination to an already remarkable season. Ben’s record-breaking achievements, combined with his unwavering dedication and leadership, set a high standard for his peers and future athletes.

We are proud to celebrate Ben’s accomplishments and look forward to seeing his continued success both on and off the field. Congratulations, Ben, on being named the First County Bank Athlete of the Month. Your hard work, talent, and sportsmanship are truly inspiring!