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 2020-21 school year.
Each week during the season (regular and post), 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 (2-3 per week) 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. So far this school year, over 7.1-million votes have been cast, including 80,000 last week.
Week 12 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Braden Anderson, Worthington Christian Football
Senior ran for 229 yards and five touchdowns on 15 carries and had 12 tackles in a 52-14 win over Bishop Rosecrans.
* Caleigh Richards, Maplewood (Cortland) Girls Cross Country
Freshman won her seventh race of the season and its was the big one. Ran 18:22.3 to finish first at the D-III state meet.
Here is the school year's latest round of nominees...
Week 13 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week Nominees
* Jalen Patterson and Brogan McCaughey, St. Xavier (Cincinnati) Football
Duo accounted for five touchdowns in the Bombers 44-3 win over Pickerington Central in the OHSAA Division I state final. Patterson, a senior receiver, caught five passes for 105 yards and four touchdowns, while McCaughey, a junior quarterback, completed 25-of-39 passes for four touchdowns and scored on a 1-yard run. * Erika Zschuppe and Corinne Aquila, Kirtland Girls Soccer
Zschuppe, a junior forward, had a hat trick in the OHSAA D-III state final, including the game-winner in OT, in a 3-2 victory over Cincinnati Country Day. Aquila, a senior goalie, made 10 saves.
* Emma White, Calvert (Tiffin) Volleyball
Junior setter had 37 assists, 20 digs, six kills and four blocks in a 3-1 win over New Bremen in the OHSAA D-IV state final. Had 32 assists, 13 digs, three kills and three blocks in a 3-0 semifinal win over Dalton. * Coley Sidloski, Strongsville Girls Soccer
Junior forward had a goal and two assists in the Mustangs 3-1 win over Olentangy in the OHSAA Division I state final.
2020 Ohio High School Volleyball Statewide Stat Leaders* Kathryn Randorf and Ava Nestor, Gilmour Academy (Gates Mills) Volleyball
Tandem helped the Lancers win the OHSAA D-II state title. Randorf, a junior outside hitter, had 19 kills, 11 digs and four blocks in a 3-1 semifinal win over Tippecanoe, while Nestor, a senior setter, added 51 assists and 13 digs. In the 3-2 state final win over Norte Dame-Cathedral Latin, Randorf had 24 kills and eight digs and Nestor had 55 assists and 13 digs.* Georgi Moody, Huron Volleyball
Senior setter had 51 assists, 20 digs, eight kills and two blocks in a 3-2 win over Independence in the OHSAA D-III state final. Had 28 assists, seven digs, four kills and a block in a 3-0 semifinal win over Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.
2020 Ohio High School Boys Soccer Statewide Stat Leaders* Luke Brothers, Mariemont (Cincinnati) Boys Soccer
Senior midfielder had two goals and an assist in the Warriors 4-1 win over Cardinal Mooney in the OHSAA D-III state final. * Reid Carrico, Ironton Football
Senior linebacker and running back ran for 195 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries, caught three passes for 39 yards and a touchdown and registered six tackles (including a sack) in a 22-19 OHSAA D-V state semifinal win over Roger Bacon.
* Megan Wielonski, Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati) Volleyball
Senior setter had 36 assists and 10 digs in a 3-1 OHSAA D-I state final win over previously unbeaten Padua Franciscan. Also had 29 assists and seven digs in a 3-0 semifinal win over St. Joseph Academy.
* Allie Dunlap, Heath Girls Soccer
Sophomore had a hat trick (three goals) in a 3-0 season-opening win over West Muskingum.
* Austin Sees, Brookfield Boys Soccer
Senior goalie made 15 saves in a 2-1 win over LaBrae and 14 saves in a 3-2 win over St. John (Ashtabula). Two of the three goals he allowed were penalty kicks.
* Katie Hooley, Jonathan Alder (Plain City) Girls Soccer
Junior captain had four goals and two assists in a 10-0 win over Highland and three goals and three assists in a 13-1 win over Franklin Heights.
* Kylee Kosek, Springfield (New Middletown) Girls Soccer
Senior had three goals and two assists in an 11-0 win over Girard and four goals and an assist in a 14-0 win over Newton Falls.
* Shaden Malone, Clay (Portsmouth) Boys Soccer
Senior goalkeeper and striker played large part in a 2-0-1 week. Had 16 saves in a 1-0 win over Glenwood and 12 saves in a 1-1 tie with South Webster. Also netted three goals and an assist in a 5-3 win over Belpre.
* Jordan Briggs, Grand Valley (Orwell) Boys Soccer
Sophomore had back-to-back hat tricks (six goals total) in wins over Geneva and Pymatuning Valley. Added an assist against PV for 13 points on the week.
Had 57, 48 and 27 assists, respectively, in wins over Normandy, Brush and Laurel. Added 20 in a loss to Riverside.
* Emily Baker, Troy Christian Volleyball
Junior captain had over 20 kills (102 total) in four straight matches as the Eagles beat Newton, Legacy Christian, Brookville and Ansonia.
* Xavier Puryear, Heath Football
Senior running back scored six touchdowns and rushed for 68 yards on 16 carries in a 56-20 win over Lakewood.
* Eric Babinchak, Howland (Warren) Football
Senior running back rushed for 290 yards and four touchdowns on 39 carries in a 27-0 win over Buchtel.
* Hannah Golden, Centerville Volleyball
Junior setter had 45 and 41 assists in wins over Northmont and Fairmont and 42 assists in a loss to Springboro.
* Bryce Schondelmyer and Brennen Troutwine, Arcanum Football
Tande posted huge numbers in a 57-39 win over Dixie. Schondelmyer, a sophomore quarterback, completed 21-of-31 passes for 425 yards and seven touchdowns and also carried the ball 15 times for 75 yards and a touchdown. Troutwine, a junior split end, had 10 receptions for 276 yards and four touchdowns.
* Cidny Long, Madison Plains (London) Volleyball
Senior middle hitter had 55 kills and 11 blocks in 3-0 wins over Springfield Catholic Central, Greeneview and Greenon.
* Lauren Tuttle, Northeastern (Springfield) Volleyball
Senior outside hitter had a career-high 38 kills in a 3-2 win over Fairbanks. Also had 29 kills in a 3-1 win over West Liberty-Salem and 23 kills in a 3-0 win over Mechanicsburg. * Nathan Hawks, Greenon (Springfield) Football
Senior kicker connected on three second half field goals (47, 43 and 32 yards) as the Knights beat Taft 30-28.
* Doug Rakes, Fairview (Sherwood) Football
Senior quarterback threw for 304 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 131 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-36 win over Northwood. Has thrown for 37 touchdowns and rushed for 11 more this season.
* Tyler Welsh, Genoa Area Boys Soccer
Senior goalie recorded back-to-back games with 10 saves in wins over Delta (5-2) and Pettisville (3-2).
* Janessa Koffer, Franklin Monroe (Pitsburg) Volleyball
Senior had back-to-back games of 35 digs in wins over Lehman Catholic (3-2) and Ansonia (3-0).
* Kylie Clifton, Milford Girls Soccer
Senior goalie had 16 saves in a 2-1 D-I sectional final win over Seton and 10 saves in a 3-2 sectional semifinal win over St. Ursula.
* Taylor West, Tuscarawas Valley (Zoarville) Volleyball
Junior middle hitter had 15 blocks (13 solo) and 12 kills in a D-IV district semifinal win over Hiland. Had 11 kills and five blocks in a district final win over Union Local.
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