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 Steele – Sierra Dorobek (Fr) Swimming and Diving – The freshman finished third overall in the Elyria Catholic Pentathlon.
Avon – Mallory Mackay (Fr) Swimming and Diving – Mackay finished fifth overall at the Elyria Catholic Pentathlon.
Avon Lake – Emily Yarham (Jr) Basketball – Helped the Shoregals go 3-0 over the holiday break with 13 points against North Ridgeville, 10 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks against Elyria, and 10 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals against Amherst.
Berea-Midpark – Talyssa Moody (Fr) Basketball – The freshman has scored double digit points in eight of her first ten varsity basketball games, including a season-high 29 point effort in Berea-Midpark’s victory over Beaumont.
North Olmsted – Shannon Winchester (Sr) Gymnastics – The senior captain placed 1st in the all-around, 2nd on the bars, and 2nd on the beam as the Eagles finished in 2nd place in the 5 team competition.
North Ridgeville – Mady Rosado (Jr) Basketball – Rosado had 12 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist in the victory over Lorain. She scored 8 points, 8 rebounds and 1 assist in victory over Berea-Midpark.
Olmsted Falls – Colleen Thiel (Sr) Gymnastics – Thiel placed 1st on Vault, 2nd on Bars and 3rd in the All-Around at the Wooster High School Beauty and the Beast Competition.
Westlake – Taylor Hedges (Jr) Bowling – In a big match, Hedges led the Demons with a 336 to keep the team undefeated at 8-0.
SWC Male Player of the Week Nominees
Amherst Steele – Jacob Kramer (Sr) Hockey – Kramer had two goals and three assists against Parma to help the Comets win the Parma Holiday Tournament Championship Game 6-0. He added four goals with an assist in a 5-0 win over Kent Roosevelt.
Avon – Chris Reitmann (Sr) Hockey – The senior scored three goals and assisted on another in the teams game against North Olmsted.
Avon Lake – Tanner Russell (Sr) Basketball – In the 3 games over the holiday break, Russel averaged 21 pts, 3.3 rebounds and 3 assists. He had 34 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists in a win at Rocky River; 13 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists in a 3-point loss against Lorain High; 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in a victory at Amherst.
Berea-Midpark – Roman Wentzel (Jr) Swimming and Diving – Wentzel continued his strong junior campaign in Berea-Midpark’s 108-62 victory over North Olmsted. Wentzel finished first in the 100 freestyle (56.68) and the 100 backstroke (1:07.31). He also swam a leg in the winning 200 yard medley relay and the 400 yard freestyle relay.
Midview – Daniel Bucknavich (Sr) Wrestling – Bucknavich continued his undefeated season by pinning his way through two tournaments and winning his only dual match over break. He went 1-0 at Aurora, 5-0 to sweep the Medina Invitational Tournament for a second straight year and 4-0 to win the Columbia Invitational. The 2019 State Placer is now 17-0 on the year.
North Olmsted – Nathan Wenger (Jr) Swimming and Diving – The three year member of the Eagle swim team placed 1st in an SWC dual meet in the 100 yd breaststroke and 200 yd freestyle.
North Ridgeville – Dom Farago (So) Basketball – Farago combined for 18 rebounds and 16 points in games against Parma and Berea-Midpark.
Olmsted Falls – Justin Jaeckin (Sr) Wrestling – The senior captain won the Medina Invitational Tournament and is currently 18-1 on the season.
Westlake – Nick Mayle (Sr) Bowling – Mayle tied a school record by shooting 279 to lead the Demons to victory. He followed an open first frame with eleven consecutive strikes, helping stake the team to an early 207 pin lead which allowed them to withstand a furious Bulldog rally later in the match.