The conference player of the week poll is back! 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 – Marisa Del Valle (So) Cross Country – Del Valle led the Comets to a fifth place finish at Dave’s Cross Country Invitational over the weekend. The sophomore finished 10th overall.
Avon – Emma Farney (So) Volleyball – Farney had 10 kills and 15 assists against Olmsted Falls and seven kills and 18 assists against North Ridgeville.
Avon Lake – Kaley Norris (Jr) Soccer – Kaley’s play both defensively and offensively helped the team secure 2 wins and 1 tie last week. In Avon Lake’s game against Kent-Roosevelt, Norris hit a 25 yard free-kick with 5 seconds to go to win 1-0 at the final whistle. Norris struck again two games later, sealing the 3-0 win against St. Joseph Academy with 25 another yard free-kick late in the game that found the back of the net.
Berea-Midpark – Megan Robertson (Sr) Cheer – Robertson was honored with the title of Cheer Captain for this fall season. On Friday, Robertson and her fellow cheerleaders helped the athletic department with the organization of its first Kindergarten Welcome night, helping brand new Titans lineup and march with their elementary schools down the field before kickoff.
Lakewood – Sadie Gregg (Fr) Cross Country – Gregg helped lead the Rangers to a McDonough Invitational meet victory over the weekend. Gregg finished fourth out of 109 runners with a time of 21:04.24
Midview – Stephanie Sturgeon (Jr) Soccer – Sturgeon recorded an assist in a storm-shortened win at North Olmsted and then the game-winning goal against Sylvania Southview to give her 100 career points. Sturgeon has now collected 33 goals and 34 assists in her two-plus years with the Middies.
North Olmsted – Morgan Cooney (Fr) Soccer – The Eagles freshman scored her first career goal in a weathered shortened game against Midview. Teammate Mikayla Rollins provided the assist on the spectacular goal.
North Ridgeville – Dominique Conklin (Sr) Tennis – Conklin won all three of her singles matches last week (Lakewood, Berea-Midpark, Amherst), helping her team claim two victories.
Olmsted Falls – Katie Clute (Fr) Cross Country – Clute won the Open Door Invitational on Tuesday at Lorain County Community College. The freshman led the Bulldogs to their first invitational win with a winning time of 20:28.5. On Friday, the Bulldog freshman won the Hoka One One Postal Nationals event held at Olmsted Falls. Clute finished the race in 12:31.16.
Westlake – Sami Jablonski (Sr) Soccer – Jablonski scored five goals in two wins and a tie in last week’s games, including a 3-1 win over Oregon Clay.
SWC Male Player of the Week Nominees
Amherst – Alden Steele (Jr) Football – Steele had a team high 12 tackles in the Comet’s victory over Midview.
Avon – Ryan Poling (Jr) Soccer – The junior goalie has seven shutouts in nine games as the Eagles remain unbeaten at 7-0-2.
Avon Lake – Michael Corbo (Jr) Football – Corbo had eight rushes for 112 yards and two scores and was 12 of 19 throwing for 203 yards and 2 touchdowns in Avon Lake’s win over Berea-Midpark.
North Olmsted – Ethan Kramer (Sr) Golf – Kramer was a medalist against Berea-Midpark after shooting a 43, a co-medalist against Bay with his 41, and led the Eagles with a 43 against Avon Lake. Kramer also runs cross country for the Eagles.
North Ridgeville – Shaun Crawford (Sr) Soccer – Crawford scored game winning goals in North Ridgeville’s 1-0 win over Cleveland Heights and 2-1 victory over Berea-Midpark.
Olmsted Falls – Charlie Ciolek (So) Football – The sophomore signal caller accounted for three touchdowns in the Bulldog’s victory over Westlake. Ciolek was three for four passing for 142 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed twice for 47 yards and a score.
Westlake – Dylan Bednar (Jr) Football – Bednar threw a 76 yard touchdown pass as well as caught a 63 yard touchdown pass in Westlake’s game against Olmsted Falls.