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.
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.