In a poll that ended June 4th, readers of Cincinnati.com selected the winners for the Cincinnati Enquirer Athlete of the Week, presented by Mercy Health, for the voting period May 24-31.
The winners receive a certificate from the school’s sports department. The certificates until May 21st have been sent. We’ll send the others to Greater Cincinnati at the end of the spring season.
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This week’s winners are:
Ohio Boys’ Team: Elder Volleyball – Elder won his segment of the regional class with a 3-0 win for Mason on May 27 and an exciting five-set win over St. Xavier in the final on May 29.
Ohio Girls Team: Princeton Athletics – Princeton won the Division I regional title on May 28, one point ahead of runner-up and three points ahead of third
Northern Kentucky / Indiana boys’ team: Conner Baseball – The Cougars won their last three regular season games.
Northern Kentucky / Indiana girls’ team: Bishop Brossart Softball – The Mustangs overtook Scott in the 37th district semi-final with 14-9 for the third time in a row and reached the 10th regional tournament.
Ohio Baseball, Big School: Brenden Garula, Mason – On May 25, the junior pitched six innings, striking 14 and giving up only one run. At the record he went 1-for-3 with a home run and 3 RBI. They won the game 3-1 against Harrison. Brenden helped his team win two games last week, including a district championship!
Ohio Baseball, Small School: Cameron Bryant, Cincinnati Country Day – The junior scored a shutout for the entire game with 17 strikeouts in the 1-0 win over Purcell Marian in the postseason game on May 24th. At the record he was 2 for 2 with a game-winning RBI and a stolen base in that game. In the 7-4 win over Aranum, he went 1-for-4 with 1 RBI on the plate.
Northern Kentucky / Indiana baseball: Logan Wilson, Dixie Heights – He scored a triple home run in Dixie’s second win over Beechwood this season.
Boys lacrosse: Max Tepe, Mariemont The junior scored 8 goals and had 3 assists in two games, beating Indian Hill (12-8) May 27 and a 19-6 win over Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.
Girls Lacrosse: Sara Grove, Mason – The starting goalie had a save percentage of 68% this week, 2 interceptions and 3 ground balls in Division I playoff games and was called up to the 1st team GMC. It led Mason to his very first share of a conference title and a 3-1 playoff record. Sara finishes the season # 1 in Ohio on Savings Percentage, # 4 on Goal-on-Average, and leads the GMC conference in interceptions.
Ohio Softball: Laney Clemons, New Richmond – The junior went 2 for 2 in New Richmonds season-end against Lakewood in the Division II regional semifinals
Northern Kentucky softball: Paige Stewart, Campbell County – She hit a five-inning no-hitter in a district win over Calvary Christian. She also had three hits, two for Triples and three RBI.
Ohio Tennis, Singles: Vignesh Gogineni, Mason – The junior took second place in the state individual tournament of Division I on May 29, making it the highest of all local individual players in this league.
Ohio Tennis Doubles: Sam King and Akshay Joshi, Mason – The Comet duo took second place in the state doubles tournament of Division I on May 29.
Tennis in Northern Kentucky: Sofia Allen and Elise Henderson, Scott – The Seniors finished second in the 10th Regional Doubles Championship.
Northern Kentucky Boys Track: Devon McCormick, Bishop Brossart – The senior won discus and shot put on the Bishop Brossart Quad on May 25th.
Girls track from Northern Kentucky: Natalie Hall, Walton-Verona – The runner-up won the high jump and 100 meter hurdles at the Bishop Brossart Quad May 25th.
Track Ohio Boys: Justin Ackerman, New Richmond – Ackerman won 6:03 on his high jump attempt and nailed first place in the region.
Ohio Girls Track: Keniya Dexter, Princeton – Dexters 2: 16.80 over 800 meters gave her a lead of almost three seconds when she won the regional competition.