In a poll that ended May 28, readers of Cincinnati.com selected winners for the Cincinnati Enquirer Athlete of the Week, presented by Mercy Health for the voting period May 17-23.
The winners will receive a certificate sent through 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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You don’t have to be a subscriber to vote. This period lasts Monday evening until 5 p.m. every Friday during the season. Please send all nominations for the previous week’s performances to [email protected] by Sunday evening.
This week’s winners are:
Ohio Boys Team: Little Miami Baseball – No. 20 Little Miami angry No. 4 Lakota East 9-0 in the section tournament on May 20th.
Ohio girls’ team: New Richmond Softball – The girls won the first district championship in program history with a two-win rally in the seventh inning to beat Benjamin Logan behind Joli Boggs’ third straight win post-season. The win also linked the school record of 18 in one season
North Kentucky / Indiana boys’ team: Boone County Baseball – The rebels won their last three games of the week, including 6-5 against state power Lexington Catholic.
Girls’ team from North Kentucky / Indiana: Ryle Athletics – The Raiders defeated 12 teams to win a meet at Scott.
Ohio Baseball, Big School: Max Johnson, Mason – The senior went 3-2 with a doubles, an RBI and two runs in the 10-0 win over rivals Princeton of the Greater Miami Conference on May 20.
Ohio Baseball, Small School: Jeremy Krantz, New Richmond – The senior went 2-2 with 2 RBI, a double, a triple and 3 runs that were scored in the 22-2 win over Shroder on May 20th.
Northern Kentucky / Indiana baseball: Justin Huff, Boone County – The junior scored a grand slam and threw five innings against Louisville Holy Cross on May 22nd.
Boys Lacrosse: Nick Wilkowski, CHCA – The second player had five goals, two assists and four base balls in CHCA’s 19-4 playoff win over Turpin.
Girls lacrosse: Kalina Zazycki, Ursuline – The freshman led the Lions to a win over Belbrook last Tuesday. The goalkeeper did not allow a single goal while playing. With 5 saves and a second half, Kalina’s hard work has been a strength for Lions season.
Ohio Softball, Big School: Maggie Hojnacki, Mason – The senior went with two doubles and three RBI in Mason’s 12-2 win against Lebanon for a district title 2-4.
Ohio Softball, Little School: Joli Boggs, New Richmond – The second game struck eight, surrendering just four hits over seven innings to take New Richmond 2-0 past Badin in the district semifinals.
Softball from Northern Kentucky: Camdyn Meier, Villa Madonna – In Villa’s 19:15 win over Dayton for the NKAC DIII conference title, Camdyn went 4-6 with 4 RBIs and 2 runs. In Villa’s District Seeding win over St. Henry, she went with a triple and 3 RBI 3 against 4.
Ohio Tennis, Singles: Will Stephens, Mariemont – The second year finished fourth in the fourth final of the Division II district and will be promoted to the state.
Ohio Tennis Doubles: Nicholas Choo and Kevin Dong, Sycamore – The duo finished third in District Fourth after beating their Beavercreek opponent.
Tennis in Northern Kentucky / Indiana, singles: Brady Hussey, Catholic Covington The rookie completed a dominant run through the competition of the ninth region tournament, winning four games without dropping a set and culminating in the ninth region singles championship on Wednesday. He also led Covington Catholic to the team title.
Tennis in Northern Kentucky / Indiana, doubles: Lauren Janzaruk and Taylor Meenach, Notre Dame – The panda teammates won the doubles championship of the ninth region and led the pandas to the team title.
Northern Kentucky Boys Track: Jake Davidson, Lloyd The reigning 1A pole vault champion cleared 15 feet to win a meet at Scott.
Girls track from Northern Kentucky: Maddie Neary, Lloyd – The junior prevailed 5-4 and won the high jump at the Scott Classic.
Ohio Boys Track: Dylan Lanham, Taylor – Lanham helped Taylor win a team championship with victories in the 110m hurdles and the 300m hurdles.
Ohio Girls Track: Elizabeth Whaley, Indian Hill – At the DII district meeting, Whaley won the 800-meter run in 2: 19.63 and the 1600-meter run in 5: 03.42.
Boys’ volleyball: Owen Vogelpohl, Walnut Hills – The senior libero ended the season in wins against Fairfield, where he (usually a libero) fielded for an all-senior squad, recording 43 assists, six aces, five digs, two blocks and one kills. He followed with 50 digs in a win over La Salle. He also posted a support and serve rating of 2.26 (out of three) on 27 attempts against the Lancers.