Pennsylvania's best individual performances? You vote, you
. MaxPreps is proud to sponsor the Pennsylvania Athlete
of the Week awards during the 2021-22 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
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.
Last week over 165,000 votes were cast. So far this school year over 290,000 votes have been cast.
Week 2 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of
* Brayden Kunselman, Brookville
Junior receiver caught seven passes for 205
yards and two touchdowns in a 21-7 win over DuBois. Also had five
tackles and an interception.
* Ezi Hite, Williams Valley (Tower City)
Junior defensive tackle had six tackles,
including five sacks, and a forced fumble in a 24-16 win over Pine
Grove. Has 17 tackles and seven TFL through two games.
* Cadin Olsen, Armstrong (Kittanning)
Junior quarterback accounted for six
touchdowns in a 49-6 win over Deer Lakes. Completed 23-of-35 passes for
285 yards and five touchdowns and carried the ball seven times for 42
yards and a touchdown.
Here is the school year's
first round of
Week 3 Pennsylvania High School Athlete of
the Week Nominees
* Erby Weller, Shippensburg Football
Junior caught seven passes for 204 yards and four touchdowns in a 47-20 win over Dover. * Elijah Fitton, Bradford Football
Senior quarterback/safety completed 21-of-34 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns and had 21 tackles in a 32-18 loss to Kane. * Jayvin Thompson, Central Valley (Monaca) Football
Junior had four interceptions and seven tackles in a 21-12 win over Aliquippa. * Braden Callahan, Hollidaysburg Boys Soccer
Senior had five goals and two assists in a 9-1 win over Clearfield and four goals and two assists in a 14-0 win over Tyrone. Has 11 goals and six assists in four games. * Elle Smith, Clearfield Girls Soccer
Juniopr had four goals and an assist in a 7-0 win over Brookville, four goals in a 7-4 win over Hollidaysburg and three goals and three assists in a 10-2 win over Phillipsburg-Osceola. * Eben Mcintyre, Charleroi Boys Soccer
Senior had five goals and two assists in a 7-0 win over Mt. Pleasant and four goals in a 7-1 win over McGuffey. * Elliet Manning, East (West Chester) Volleyball
Junior has 175 assists total and 31-plus in each of her team’s first five games (went 4-1).* Mia Chapman, Mount Carmel Girls Soccer
Senior had five goals in a 7-5 win over Tri-Valley, four goals in a 7-4 win over Northumberland Christian and two goals in a 3-1 win over Shikellamy.
Week 1 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of
Caden Smith, Franklin Regional (Murrysville)
Senior defensive back/receiver had three
interceptions (returned one for a touchdown) and five tackles in a 41-12
win over Plum. Also completed his lone pass attempt on offense for a
* Griffin Buzzell, Meadville
Senior running back/linebacker balled out in
a 50-48 loss to Grove City. Carried the ball 20 times for 192 yards and
three touchdowns and registered 19 tackles on defense.