Farrell is Wilton's Sports Person of the Year

Noah Farrell, a four-time tennis state champion, has been named the Fairfield County Sports Commission's 2014 Sports Person of the Year for Wilton.

Farrell, who graduated from Wilton High School in May, won four straight Class L boys singles state titles, becoming one of a select group of players who have won singles championships all four years.

As a senior this spring, Farrell went 22-0 and didn't lose a set. He finished his career with a 79-4 record.

Farrell, who will play tennis at Middlebury College, lost two matches during his freshman season and one match in his sophomore and junior seasons.

Farrell was one of the 15 winners in the communities that the Commission directly serves. The local sports honorees will be recognized at the 10th anniversary Sports Night awards dinner, Monday, Oct. 20, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich at 6 p.m.

In addition, the Commission is establishing an annual Sports Person of the Year for Newtown as part of its recent working alliance with the Newtown Youth Academy Sports and Fitness Center. Each year going forward Newtown will be included in the recognition of the sports persons in each community in an effort to support the town and its youth following the shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook.

This year's inaugural winner is Maura Fletcher, who coached the Newtown High girls lacrosse team to 10 straight SWC titles before retiring in June. Fletcher was named the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year for girls lacrosse.

In each of the 15 communities, a committee, headed by a local town representative of the Commission, selected a Sports Person of the Year. Each winner was deemed to have had the most positive impact in their sports community from August 2013 to August 2014.