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 -Kasey McGraw (Sr) Softball – In wins over Midview, Berea-Midpark, Westlake, and North Ridgeville, McGraw hit .429 with two home runs, a double, and nine RBI.
Avon – Molly Radcliffe (Jr) Track & Field – Radcliffe’s performance Saturday at the Lexington Invitational helped the Eagles win the meet. The junior won the discuss event with her toss of 123-03 and won the shot put with a toss of 37-08.75
Berea-Midpark – Sam Agresta (Sr) Track & Field – Agresta competed at the Maralyn H. West Invitational at Collinwood. The senior finished first in the 3200 meter run after finishing with a time of 13:06.2 and took third in the 1600 meter run 6:09.47.
Lakewood – Maizy Cunningham (Jr) Softball – In four games, Cunningham was nine for 16 from the plate, with one home run and six RBI. She is currently hitting .425 on the year.
Midview – Kaeli Evins (Sr) Softball – Batted .750 (8-for-12) with 2 RBI and 2 stolen bases last week. Evins collected 13 straight hits between March 26 and April 5 (3 games), which is tied for 5th all-time in the OHSAA record books.
North Olmsted – Jessie Varnis (Sr) Softball – In 15 plate appearances last week, Varnis recorded a .600 average and drew five walks. She had a slugging percentage of 1.000 and had six hits, including a home run, driving in four runs and scoring six times.
North Ridgeville -Katie Barnhart (Fr) Softball – The freshman threw a complete game shutout against Berea-Midpark, striking out eleven and surrendering only two hits.
Olmsted Falls – Maddie Boka (Sr) Track & Field – Boka finished second overall in the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.05 on Saturday at the Lexington Invitational.
Westlake – Teagan Walsh (Jr) Track & Field – Walsh had two first place finishes (16ooM, 4×800 relay) in last week’s dual against Berea-Midpark
SWC Male Player of the Week Nominees
Amherst – Luke Feakins (Jr) Baseball – Feakins threw a complete game no-hitter over Lorain on Saturday. He struck out 13 batters with no walks.
Avon – Trevor Barrett and Aaron Austinson (Jr, Jr) Tennis – The first doubles team is off to a 6-1 start on the season with key wins over Brunswick, Olmsted Falls and Avon Lake. The duo has helped the Eagles start the year 7-0.
Berea-Midpark – Christian Poschner and Ben Rector (Sr, Jr) Tennis – The doubles team of Poschner and Rector had a strong game on Friday, defeating Lakewood 6-1, 6-0. The duo had a change of strategy against the Rangers and showed strong net play and serving.
Lakewood – Terence Checkett (Jr) Baseball – The junior recorded two wins on the mound over Bay and Berea-Midpark, throwing 13 innings and an ERA of 0.538.
Midview – Isiah Johnson (Sr) Track & Field – The captain won the 200m Dash while helping the Middies finish runner-up in both the 4x100m and 4x200m Relays at the inaugural Shipwreck Invitational. Earlier in the week, Johnson won the 100m Dash and anchored the winning 4x200m Relay in a dual against Amherst Steele.
North Olmsted – George Trapletti (Sr) Baseball – The senior pitcher for the Eagles has a 2-1 record on the mound this season with 14 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.32.
North Ridgeville – Ryan Calvert (Sr) Baseball – Calvert went seven innings giving up two hits and striking out four in the Rangers 2-1 win over Keystone.
Olmsted Falls – Adam Yako (Sr) Baseball – The senior captain threw a complete game victory over Avon, striking out 11 and walking none. On the week he was 5 of 11 from the plate with seven RBI, and a home run.
Westlake – Jack Hlavin (Jr) Baseball – Hlavin has ten hits (.556 avg) and six RBI in his first five games for the Demons baseball team.