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 740,000 votes have been cast, including 80,000 last week.
Week 3 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Shaden Malone, Clay (Portsmouth) Boys Soccer
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
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.
Here is the school year's latest round of nominees...
Week 4 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week Nominees
* Corey Kiner, Roger Bacon (Cincinnati) Football
Senior and LSU recruit ran for seven touchdowns and 363 yards on 17 carries in an 82-28 win over Norwood. * Ally Cordes, Wyoming (Cincinnati) Volleyball
Sophomore middle hitter exploded for 36 kills in a 3-2 win over Madeira. Also had 15 and 11 in 3-0 wins over Deer Park and Sycamore, respectively.
* Kale Long, Riverside (De Graff) Football
Senior rushed for 200 yards or more in a game for the third straight week with 317 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in a 34-32 win over Elgin. * Jayden Cornell, Kenton Football
Senior caught 10 passes for four touchdowns and 270 yards in a 51-28 win over Celina.
2020 Ohio High School Volleyball Statewide Stat Leaders* Claire Pape, New Bremen Volleyball
Senior setter had 45, 38 and 28 assists in wins over state-ranked foes Lincolnview, Fenwick and St. henry, respectively. Also had 27 assists in a win over St. Marys. * Joel Jones, Nordonia (Macedonia) Football
Senior caught eight passes for three touchdowns and 190 yards in a 63-49 win over Wadsworth.
2020 Ohio High School Boys Soccer Statewide Stat Leaders* Drew Hendrix and Jayden Bradshaw, Fayetteville-Perry Football
Duo dominated defensively in a 27-6 win over East Clinton. Hendrix, a senior defensive end, had nine tackles, including eight tackles-for-loss. He has 15 TFLs through three games. Bradshaw, a junior defensive back, snagged four interceptions. * Bri DiChristopher, Catholic Central (Steubenville) Girls Soccer
Senior goalkeeper made 18 saves in a 1-1 tie with Linsly (W.V.) and 13 saves in a 2-1 win over Edison.
* Zeke Healy, Westerville Central Football
Senior linebacker had 15 tackles, three tackles-for-loss and two forced fumbles in a 34-0 win over Upper Arlington.* Anna Shoemake, Beavercreek Volleyball
Senior had 26 and 21 kills in 3-1 wins over Fairmont and Springboro, respectively.