Stamford's Krista Robustelli has been named MSG Varsity's female FCIAC Athlete of the Week for April 30-May 5 by a panel of athletic directors and MSG Varsity reporters.
The junior shortstop made three big plays in the field and had a terrific day at the plate as the Black Knights topped New Canaan 3-1 in a key FCIAC battle last Saturday. Robustelli ripped a pair of doubles and scored twice to lead the offensive attack. She also ended the game with a highlight reel play, charging a slow groundball and gunning down a runner at first as New Canaan left the bases loaded. Robustelli also had a single, two walks, a sac fly and three runs scored in the Knights’ 10-0 shutout of Trinity Catholic earlier in the week. Already a two-time All-FCIAC selection, Robustelli is considering playing at the next level.
What's your biggest athletic goal for 2012?
Robustelli: "Our goal has been to make the playoffs, and I think we're good enough to compete in both tournaments."
Who is your favorite teammate and why?
Robustelli: "Tori (Hynd) because she's my throwing partner and I've been with her the longest."
What's the best piece of advice you've received?
Robustelli: "My dad and coach have told me don't think, just hit the ball and let your natural instincts take over."
Which athlete is your biggest influence?
Robustelli; "Derek Jeter. He's a class act and is a complete player in the field and at the plate."
What's your proudest accomplishment away from the game?
Robustelli: "Keeping up with the balance of academics and athletics."