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VNN Athlete of the Week: Caitlin Wheeler, Washburn

04/22/2021, 4:00pm CDT
By Colton Wilson

Washburn senior Caitlin Wheeler has been selected as the VNN Athlete of the Week after a vote on

There were 4,106 total votes this week. Wheeler topped all vote getters with 1,581 votes. Veritas/Tenor's Juan Gomez came in second with 1,473 votes.

Washburn swept both Chequamegon and Algoma in sectional play Tuesday as they advanced to the alternate season's state tournament. In the 3-2 state semi-final win over St. Mary's Springs, Wheeler finished with 15 kills, 19 digs, and a block. She then continued to dominate, racking up 18 kills, 12 digs, and two aces as Washburn beat Brodhead in the Division 2 state championship. Wheeler and the Washburn squad finished the season a perfect 18-0.

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