Eric Egan (Shaker/Colonie hockey)
Nick Gallo (Schalmont wrestling)
Alex Lednev (Bethlehem swimming)
Alex Luse (Saratoga hockey)
3040 total votes.
After the first round of polling, we have our four candidates for the top winter sports athlete in the Capital District. Here are your four regional representatives:
Eric Egan (Shaker/Colonie hockey) -- One of the leaders on the Shaker/Colonie hockey team, the senior scored 16 goals and added 19 assists.
Nick Gallo (Schalmont wrestling) -- The freshman carried on the wrestling tradition started by his father, John Gallo, and his older brother, Vincent Gallo, by winning the 152-pound weight class at the Section II Division II championships and participating in the state tournament.
Alex Lednev (Bethlehem swimming) -- The senior capped a successful run through the Section II swimming season by winning the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke at the Division I meet. Lednev earned both the Most Outstanding Swimmer and Scholar-Athlete awards.
Alex Luse (Saratoga hockey) -- The senior forward was named the Capital District High School Hockey League Player of the Year after leading the Blue Streaks to the Division I regular season title with 18 goals and 27 assists.
The rest is up to you. Voting will be open until midnight Monday, March 5. So make your choice, and spread the word about the poll. Thank you.