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 Steel – Faith Lewis (Sr) Basketball – Lewis helped the Comets to a 1-1 Week against Berea-Midpark and Westlake. She averaged 12.5 points, 5 Assists, 3 Steals, and 4 Rebounds in the two games.
Avon – Maddie Geiger (Fr) Gymnastics – Geiger led the team to a 2nd place finish and team score record of 127.85. She also took 1st place All around, tied for 1st on vault, placed 2nd on bars, 2nd on beam, and 4th on floor.
Avon Lake – Rayana Meyers (Sr) Bowling – The senior had a 181 pin average with a total pin fall of 725 with a high game of 218. She had a total of 80 pins over average for the week.
Berea-Midpark – Julia Gorman (So) Gymnastics – The sophomore finished 2nd overall on the Bars in last week’s competition at Lakewood.
North Olmsted – Mary Bloomfield (Sr) Basketball – Bloomfield averaged 12.8 points and 6.2 rebounds over the past week, including a 22 point game in which she hit six 3-pointers.
North Ridgeville – Laney Rumancik (Fr) Basketball – Rumancik lead her team with seven points vs Avon with two rebounds and five steals and 10 points vs Westlake with 100% FT%, three rebounds and one assist.
Olmsted Falls – Paige Kohler (Fr) Basketball – Kohler helped lead the Bulldogs to victories over North Olmsted and Midview last week. She averaged 10 points, 2 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals on the week.
Westlake – Sophia Kontak (So) Gymnastics – Kontak led the Demons to a first-place finish at Sunday’s meet against Avon, Cuyahoga Falls, and Nordonia, and placed 2nd overall in the competition. She tied for 1st on Vault, tied for 1st on Floor, tied for 3rd on Bars, and took 3rd on Beam.
SWC Male Player of the Week Nominees
Amherst Steele – Ty Weatherspoon (Jr) Basketball – In wins over Berea-Midpark and Westlake, Ty averaged 22 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 Assists.
Avon – Cole Emerine (Jr) Hockey – Emerine helped on four goals against Stow and played tremendous defense to help secure the shutout.
Avon Lake – Connor Gallagher (Sr) Bowling – Gallagher bowled a 257, 258 with 13 strikes for a 515 series in a win against Lorain, which is the second highest in the conference so far this year. Followed that up with a 258, 235 with 19 total strikes for a 493 series in a win against Black River.
Berea-Midpark – Alex Kvak (Jr) Basketball – The junior had a dominant week in the paint, averaging 20.5 points and 15 rebounds in games against Amherst Steele and Lakewood.
Midview – Jonny Manning (Sr) Basketball – Manning shot 16-of-23 while compiling 40 points, 25 rebounds, 9 assists, 7 blocks and 2 steals in wins against Olmsted Falls and Avon Lake. For the year, the senior is averaging 16 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.5 blocks for the first place Middies.
North Olmsted – Jared Strong (Sr) Basketball – Strong scored a career high 31 points against Westlake. He scored 18 against Avon and 22 against Olmsted Falls. He is averaging 19.1 PPG this season.
North Ridgeville – Nate Theus (Jr) Basketball – Theus led the Rangers with 15 points and a perfect free throw percentage in a close match-up with Westlake.
Olmsted Falls – Jackson McMahan (Sr) Hockey – The senior defender had an assist in the Bulldog’s 4-2 victory over Kent Roosevelt and three goals and two assists in a 10-3 victory over Canfield.
Westlake – Luke Heberle (Jr) Swimming and Diving – Heberle qualified for the Northeast Classic Meet in 4 events this past weekend. During prelims, he broke a 31 year old school record in the 200 free, swimming a 1:45.97.
He qualified back for A finals in the 200 Free and the 50 Free and was a member of the 200 Free Relay that qualified for the B finals. Heberle placed 8th in both the 200 Free and the 50 Free, and the boys relay finished 18th.