The Fairfield County Sports Commission announced its 2015 Sports Persons of the Year in each of the 16 communities the Commission directly serves. The local sports honorees will be recognized at the 11th annual Sports Night awards dinner, Monday, Oct. 19 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich at 6 pm.

In New Canaan the award went to Zach Allen. The defensive end/linebacker is now at Boston College on a football scholarship.

Allen helped lead the Rams to the state championship last year where tehy beat rival Darien 21-20.

In the 2014 season Allen amassed 102 tackles, 18 for loss, 13.5 sacks, two interceptions and three receiving touchdowns.

In each of the 16 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 Aug. 2014-Aug. 2015.