MaxPreps Ohio High School Athlete of the Week Award: Vote Now

By Eric Frantz Oct 25, 2022, 6:00am

Who turned in Ohio's top prep performances? You vote, you decide.

Who had Ohio's best individual performances? You vote, you decide. MaxPreps is proud to again sponsor the Ohio Athlete of the Week awards during the 2022-23 school year.

Each week during the season, there will be a fan-generated contest to tab weekly winners. Each winner receives a letter and award patch for their varsity jacket. 

How does it work?

Nominees are selected from statistics submitted on MaxPreps. Coaches who do not have current access may request their free account here. Weekly finalists are released on MaxPreps every Tuesday and voting is conducted in a special poll. Voting ceases at noon on Mondays. The winners are announced the next day along with the next week's nominees.

Participants may vote as many times as they want. It's a competition. This past week, over 1.1-million votes were cast. So far this season over 2.6-million votes have been cast.

Week 9 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week

* Tyler Johnson, Centerburg Football
Senior carried the ball 24 times for 162 yards and six TDs and completed 10-of-17 passes for 162 yards and a TD in a 49-13 win over Northmor. Has rushed for 1,307 yards and 16 TDs and thrown for 1,216 yards and 15 TDs.
 
* Jon Normington-Slay, Perkins (Sandusky) Boys Soccer
Senior had four goals in a 10-0 win over Edison, three goals in a 5-1 win over Willard, three goals in a 15-0 win over Clyde and two goals in an 11-0 win over Sandusky. Has 26 goals and 57 points this season.

* Ashley Sims, London Volleyball
Sophomore set a state record for assists in a match with 88 in a 3-2 win over Bellefontaine. Her 837 assists this season ranks second in the state

Here are the school year's next round of nominees...


Week 10 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week Nominees

* Shyla Aggarwal, Mason Girls Tennis
Senior and Yale recruit won her second straight D-I state championship with a 6-2, 6-1 win in the final. Was state runner-up in 2020.
 
* Maddox Andrea, United (Hanoverton) Boys Soccer
Sophomore had seven goals and two assists in a 14-0 win over Tuslaw. His 43 goals leads the state and his 101 points ranks fourth.
 
* Caroline Hinshaw and Clara Owen, Centerville Girls Tennis
Tandem repeated as D-I doubles state champions with a 6-1, 6-1 victory in the final. The duo was state runner-up in 2020.
 
* Kylee Heidemann, Mercy McAuley (Cincinnati) Girls Golf
Senior shot a 141 over two days to win the D-I state championship by two strokes.
 
* Will Kocher, Kings (Kings Mill) Football
Senior completed 34-of-49 attempts for 495 yards and six TDs and carried the ball 10 times for 95 yards in a 41-26 win over Anderson. Has thrown for 2,847 yards and 33 TDs and rushed for 489 yards and seven TDs this season.
 
* Amiya Bowles, Bexley (Columbus) Girls Tennis
Freshman became her program’s first state champion since 1982 with a 6-0, 6-3 win in the D-II singles state final. Finished the season 21-0 and was never taken to the third set. Won her first nine postseason matches 6-0, 6-0.
 
* Gavin Richards, Nelsonville-York Football
Junior had 28 tackles (11 solo), two TFL and two sacks in a 46-7 win over Athens. Also carried the ball three times for 37 yards and a TD and caught four passes for 62 yards and a TD.
 
* Macy and Mallory Hitchcock, Eaton Girls Tennis
Sister act won the D-II doubles state championship. Macy, a senior, was the D-II singles state champion the last two years, while Mallory, a sophomore, was part of the last year’s D-II state doubles championship team.
 
* Nick Piesen, St. Ignatius (Cleveland) Boys Golf
Senior shot a 148 over two days to win the D-I state championship by two strokes.
 
* Ashley Shroades, Southern (Salineville) Volleyball
Junior had 25 kills and 10 digs and 22 kills and 12 digs in postseason wins over David Anderson and Springfield. Has 401 kills this season.



Previous Winners

Week 1 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week

* Eli Jones, Williamsburg Boys Soccer
Senior had five goals and an assist I a 9-1 win over Eastern, five goals in an 8-0 win over Deer Park and three goals and an assist in a 4-1 win over Fayetteville-Perry.

* Connor Corbett, Heath Football
Sophomore linebacker had 20 tackles (16 solo) in a 28-27 win over Liberty Union.

Week 2 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week

* Kaleigh Palmer, Wapakoneta Volleyball
Senior had 36 and 34 kills in wins over Findlay (3-2) and Bellefontaine (3-0), respectively. Has 90 kills and 46 digs through four games.
 
* Tessa Knapp, Bay Girls Soccer
Sophomore had five goals and two assists in an 8-0 win over Parma. Also ad three goals in a 7-3 win over West Geauga.
 
* Lauren Barber, Lakewood Girls Soccer
Senior goalie had 19 saves in a 4-3 win over Westlake. Also had eight saves in a 5-2 win over Laurel.

Week 3 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week

* Hannah Dobbs, Toronto Volleyball
Junior had 38 kills and 22 digs in a 3-2 win over Steubenville, 27 kills and 31 digs in a 3-2 loss to Conotton Valley and 20 kills and 12 digs in a 3-0 win over Buckeye Central. Has 142 kills and 131 digs in six matches.
 
* Nathan Buecker, Piqua Boys Soccer
Senior had five goals and two assists in a 10-0 win over Lehman Catholic and four goals in a 6-4 loss to Sidney. Also had a goal in a 1-1 tie with Graham. Has 14 goals in five games.

Week 4 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week

* Zac Frame, Caldwell Boys Soccer
Junior had six goals and two assists in a 9-2 win over John Marshall and five goals and two assists in an 11-0 win over Shenandoah.
 
* Christian Thompson, Fairfield Union (Lancaster) Volleyball
Sophomore had 20 kills, 22 digs and five blocks in a 32 win over Teays Valley and 20 kills and 12 digs in a 3-0 win over Liberty Union. Has 96 kills, 83 digs and 16 blocks in seven games.
 
* Logan Ullery, Troy Football
Junior had three interceptions and three tackles in a 17-7 win over Stebbins. Leads the state with five INTs in four games.

Week 5 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week

* Nia Hall, Steele (Amherst) Volleyball
Senior had 38 kills and 16 digs in a 3-2 win over Wooster, 32 kills and 11 digs in a 3-1 win over Avon and 21 kills and 12 digs in a 3-0 win over Elyria. Ranks second in Ohio with 266 kills. Also has 170 digs.
 
* Austin Marker, Dixie (New Lebanon) Boys Soccer
Junior had three goals and two assists in a 6-1 win over Fairlawn, three goals and an assist in a 6-1 win over Preble Shawnee and three assists in a 3-2 win over Twin Valley South. Has 25 goals and eight assists in 10 games. 

Week 6 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week

* Braylon Beckwith, Canal Winchester Football
Junior had four interceptions in a 13-10 win over Dublin Scioto.
 
* Kaira English, Waterloo (Atwater) Girls Soccer
Junior netted seven goals in a 16-0 win over Liberty and had a goal and assist in a 3-1 win over Garfield. Her 28 goals this season is tied for No. 1 in the state.

Week 7 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week

* Serenity Siefer, Leipsic Volleyball
Senior had 64 assists in a 3-2 win over Ottoville, 57 assists in a 3-1 win over Allen East and 30 assists in a 3-0 win over Bluffton. Has 594 assists this season.
 
* Sayge Stephenson, Preble Shawnee (Camden) Football
Senior caught seven passes for 243 yards and four TDs and carried the ball twice for six yards and a TD in a 54-13 win over Tri-County North.

Week 8 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week

* Taryn Fath, Smithville Volleyball
Sophomore had 47, 44, 38 and 32 assists in wins over Louisville, Washington, Hillsdale and Northwestern, respectively. Her 725 assists ranks third in the state.
 
* Will Gallaspie, Spencerville Boys Soccer
Senior had five goals and an assist in a 6-2 win over Ada and three goals and an assist in a 7-1 win over Lima Central Catholic. Has 68 points and 30 goals this season.