Below are the PlayInTheDells.com Athlete of the Week Nominees for the week of December 16 through 22. Voting is open until Thursday at 4pm, so be sure to vote for who you feel is most deserving and spread the word. Users may vote once per day.
PlayInTheDells.com Athlete of the Week Nominees: Dec. 16-22
Chloe Gruszysnki, Crivitz girls basketball: Chloe filled stat sheet this past week in three Crivitz victories. She began the week scoring a career best 36 points while adding seven rebounds and four assists in a 72-61 win over Coleman. For her follow up performance, Chloe had 18 points, 10 steals, and four assists in a 44-37 win over Wausaukee. Finally, for an encore, Chloe had 28 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and six steals in a 75-43 win over Saint Thomas Aquinas.
Lexi Donarski, Aquinas girls basketball: Lexi has been a prolific basketball player in the state of Wisconsin since her freshman season, three years ago. This past week in a 94-41 win over Sparta, her 23 points put her in the record books. She broke Aquinas High School's all-time scoring record, having amassed 1,651 points up to this point in her prep career. Lexi followed that up with 25 points in a 75-35 win over Division 2, sixth-ranked Onalaska. She shot a combined 16 of 23 (70%) from the field and totaled 15 assists and 14 steals in the two games.
Jake Stritesky, Badger wrestling: Jake came into the Badger State Invitational ranked fourth in his weight class of 132 pounds in the state. Saturday, he went 4-0 en route to capturing an individual championship at that weight. To get there, he beat Division 2, third-ranked Cale Anderson of Viroqua 10-6 in the semifinals. In the finals he squared off with Division 3, seventh-ranked Brody Lee of Fennimore and pinned him in 5:43 to secure the championship.
Cam Jaeger, Oostburg boys basketball: Despite only playing one game this past week, Oostburg had a tall task ahead of them. They squared off with the top ranked team in Division 5 in the state, Sheboygan Lutheran in a Big East Conference clash. Even though Sheboygan took a six point lead into the half, Oostburg prevailed with a 73-69 win. Cam had a team high 28 points in the winning effort, knocking off the previously unbeaten Crusaders.
Will Fuhrmann, Reedsburg boys basketball: Reedsburg is off to a hot start to the 2019-20 boys basketball season. The Beavers are a perfect 6-0 on the year. Will has been a catalyst all year for Reedsburg and that didn't change this past week in two Badger Conference wins. First in a 72-68 squeaker over Beaver Dam, Will tallied 19 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists. He followed that up with 19 points, seven rebounds, and six assists in a 75-57 win over rival Baraboo. Will was 11 of 18 combined from the field in the two victories.
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