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 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 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 600,000 votes were cast. So far this season over 1.7-million votes have been cast.
Week 6 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Bryce Schondelmyer, Arcanum Football
Junior quarterback accounted for seven touchdowns in a 48-14 win over National Trail. Threw for 336 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 133 yards and three touchdowns. Has thrown for 29 touchdowns in six games.
* Fletcher Smith, Parkway (Rockford) Football
Sophomore quarterback completed 18-of-28 passes for 373 yards and four touchdowns in a 53-29 win over Minster. Also carried the ball seven times for 70 yards and a touchdown.
* Olivia Ramey, Portsmouth Volleyball
Senior had 44, 40 and 38 assists in wins over Fairland, Portsmouth West and South Point. Also had 52 digs.
* Cory Reed, Peebles Boys Soccer
Junior had five assists and two goals in m 8-0 win over Western, five assists and two goals in a 12-0 win over West Union and two assists and two goals in a 7-0 win over Southeastern.
Here is the school year's next round of nominees...
Week 7 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week Nominees
* MJ Book, West Jefferson Football
Senior receiver caught nine passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-28 win over West Liberty-Salem. Has 38 receptions for 794 yards and 13 touchdowns this season. * Ethan Wilson, Genoa Area Boys Soccer
Senior forward had back-to-back games with two goals and three assists in wins over Rossford and Allen East. Has 25 goals and 19 assists on the season. * Emma Flick, Streetsboro Girls Soccer
Sophomore had five goals in a 6-0 win over Aurora, four goals and an assist in a 9-1 win over Ravenna and three goals in a 3-2 win over Kirtland. Has 35 goals and five assists this season. * Jason Williams, Warren (Vincent) Football
Sophomore running back carried the ball 25 times for 260 yards and four touchdowns in a 28-12 win over Vinton County. Has carried the ball 105 times for 1,043 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. * Abbie Householder, Canfield Volleyball
Senior outside hitter had 29, 26 and 24 kills in wins over Boardman, Howland and Poland, respectively. Has 312 kills and 247 digs this season. * CJ Hester, Wyoming (Cincinnati) Football
Junior running back carried the ball 38 times for 237 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 50 yards and two touchdowns in an 18-0 win over Taylor. Has rushed for 1,444 yards and scored 22 total touchdowns this season. * Ashley Merrick, Tuscarawas Valley (Zoarville) Volleyball
Senior had 46, 43 and 33 digs in wins over Ridgewood, Claymont and Dover. Has 391 digs and 154 kills this season. * Natalie Cooper, Piketon Girls Soccer
Junior goalkeeper had 20 saves in a 2-1 loss to Northwest, 19 saves in a 4-1 win over Westfall and 14 saves in a 2-1 win over Northwest.
Week 1 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Timothy Caffey, Hubbard Football
Senior running back carried the ball 33 times for 456 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-28 win over Norwayne. * Levi Wiederhold, Fayetteville-Perry Football
Senior quarterback completed 35-of-49 passes for 399 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 73 yards on 18 carries in a 29-21 win over Cedarville.
* Konner Rodick, Keystone (La Grange) Football
Junior quarterback completed 16-of-27 passes for 316 yards and five touchdowns in a 39-35 win over Ravenna.
Week 2 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Cameron Estep, Wauseon Volleyball
Senior had 29, 24 and 18 kills in wins over Toledo Christina and Fairview and a loss to Hickesville, respectively. * Ty Hurst, Tallmadge Football
Junior quarterback completed 17-of-18 passes for 404 yards and five touchdowns in a 56-7 win over Ellet.
* Hunter Kellogg & Hunter Rose, New Lexington Football
Tandem dominated in a 63-35 win over Maysville. Kellogg, a senior quarterback, completed 19-of-26 passes for 407 yards and three touchdowns, made 10 tackles on defense and kicked three PATs. Rose, a junior running back, carried the ball 23 times for 237 yards, six touchdowns and a 2-point conversion.
* Allie Dunlap, Heath Girls Soccer
Junior had six goals and an assist in an 11-3 win over Ridgewood, four goals and three assists in a 7-1 win over Whitehall-Yearling and an assist in a 1-0 win over Rosecrans. Has 16 goals and six assists in five games for the undefeated Bulldogs.
Week 3 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* George Cottenden, HEARTS for Jesus Christ (North Olmsted) Boys Soccer
Senior striker had five goals and an assist in a 9-0 win over Kingsway Christian, three goals and four assists in a 12-2 win over Lawrence Upper and four goals and an assist in a 5-1 win over Heritage Christian. * Abby Yoder, Kings (Kings Mill) Volleyball
Sophomore setter had 47 and 28 assists in 3-1 and 3-0 wins over Turpin and Anderson, respectively, and 43 assists in a 3-2 loss to Lebanon.* Brayden Kohl, Hilliard Darby Football
Sophomore linebacker had 19 tackles (10 solo) in a 34-31 win over Westerville South.
Week 4 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Camdyn Paul, Botkins Girls Soccer
Sophomore had eight goals and two assists in a 15-0 win over Southeastern and three goals and an assist in a 5-2 win over Lima Central Catholic.
* Christian Neff, Ravenna Football
Senior linebacker had 18 tackles (12 solo), a tackle-for-loss and a forced fumble in a 39-6 loss to Norton. Averaging 13.3 tackles through four games.
Week 5 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Eli Eyrich, Yellow Springs Boys Soccer
Junior had hat tricks in wins over Greenon (three goals and two assists), Legacy Christian (three goals) and Xenia (four goals and an assist). Has six hat tricks and 21 goals in seven games.* Kaleigh Palmer, Wapakoneta Volleyball
Junior leads the state in kills with 299 through 14 games. Had 41 kills, 16 and 14 kills last week in wins over Shawnee, Botkins and Waynesfield-Goshen and 34 in a loss to Parkway. * Grace Wasserman, Old Fort Volleyball
Senior had 24, 24 and 17 kills win wins over Lakota, Hopewell-Loudon and Gibsonburg last week. Has 242 kills and 134 digs through 13 games.