For the 2018-19 athletic year, the Southwestern Conference will hold a weekly poll here at swcohio.net where students, parents and fans can vote for the SWC player of the week! Each week, athletic directors from around the conference will nominate one male and one female student-athlete from their school based off their athletic performances and accomplishments. Voting will open on Monday and close on Wednesdays. Join us every week to vote for the most deserving performances!
**Some votes will be disqualified if voting is found to be done illegally**
SWC Female Player of the Week Nominees
Amherst – Amaya Staton (Jr) Basketball – Over the past 6 games, Amaya is averaging 15 points per game and 11 rebounds per game. She had a high point total of 20 against Berea-Midpark on 12/19 and a high rebound total of 15 against Chippewa on 12/28.
Avon – Elizabeth Flynn (Sr) Basketball – The senior scored a team high 11 points in the Eagles victory over North Ridgeville.
Avon Lake – Arianna Negron (Jr) Basketball – In the Shoregals two games last week, the junior averaged 18.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 5 steals and 60% from the field.
Berea-Midpark – Sarah Carpenter (Sr) Gymnastics – Carpenter finished first in the All Around (35.45) and first on Bars (8.9) in the Titans competition with North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls and Saint Joseph Academy.
North Olmsted – Alex Balson (Sr) Basketball – A leader on and off the court, Balson averages 5.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. She continues to work hard and keep her teammates both upbeat and focused.
North Ridgeville – Nina Vlach (Jr) Basketball – The junior averaged 10 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 4 blocks in last week’s contests with Avon and Sandusky.
Olmsted Falls – Lillie Katsaras (Fr) Swimming & Diving – Katsaras won both of her individual events (200 Freestyle – 2:13.18 & 500 Freestyle – 5:51.09 PR) as well as help the 200 Medley relay and the 400 Freestyle relay take victory. The freshman is the team’s top scorer on the season.
Westlake – Isabelle Sanchez (Sr) Swimming & Diving – At Northeast Classic- Akron Prelims, placed 11th in girls 100 freestyle (56.14), 15th in girls 100 backstroke (1:03.69), and was on the girls 200 (8th) and 400 (9th) Freestyle Relays.
SWC Male Player of the Week Nominees
Amherst – Ethan Belak (Fr) Swimming & Diving – Ethan finished 3rd in Diving this past Saturday at the Elyria Catholic Pentathlon. Through 6 SWC Meets, he has won the Diving 5 times.
Avon – Jordan Greer (Jr) Wrestling – The junior is 25-0 on the season, including winning the Brecksville Invitational over winter break.
Avon Lake – Isaac Young (So) Hockey – In two games on the week, Young had one short handed goal, five shots, seven hits and eight blocked shots.
Berea-Midpark – Jack Chapman (Sr) Wrestling – Chapman helped the Titans remain undefeated in duals on the season by winning all three of his matches last week by pin.
Lakewood – Spencer Reynolds (Jr) Wrestling – The 195 pound junior defeated a tough Westlake opponent that was 22-4 on the season with a 7-0 match victory.
Midview – Nick Verlotti (Sr) Hockey – The senior forward scored 3 goals and posted 4 assists in a win over Chagrin Falls on 1/6 and then added 2 goals and 4 assists in a win over Orange on 1/13. For the year, the Captain has accumulated 16 goals and 15 assists in 10 White Division games. HIs 31 points rank third among league players.
North Olmsted – Riley Vertosnik (Sr) Hockey – Vertosnik scored both goals in the Eagles 2-1 OT victory over Avon Lake. The senior is a 3 year letterman for North Olmsted and an SWC and GCHSHL all conference performer.
Olmsted Falls – Gavin Dietrich (Sr) Basketball – Named the most valuable player of the Play by Play Classic, Dietrich had a sensational week, averaging 17 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2 steals in victories over Brunswick and Amherst.
Westlake – Liam Kruger (Sr) Wrestling – Kruger went 5-0 on the week in his matches, improving his record to 25-1 on the season.