Below are the RallyAroundUs Athlete of the Week Nominees for the week of November 1 through 7. Voting is open until Thursday at 4 pm, so be sure to vote for who you feel is most deserving and spread the word. Users may vote once per day.
RallyAroundUs Athlete of the Week Nominees: November 1-7
Abby Bresina, McDonell Central girls volleyball: The McDonell Central girls volleyball captured their first state championship since 2009 this past weekend and Bresina was a huge assist. The sophomore setter had 16 assists and a game high seven aces in the 3-0 semi-final sweep of Wonewoc-Center. Bresina followed that with 21 assists and seven digs in a 3-0 sweep of Wabeno/Laona in the WIAA Division 4 State Championship.
Nick Hartshorn, Marquette boys volleyball: The Marquette boys volleyball team captured a state record tenth state championship in program history this past Saturday. Harsthorn was the leading attacker for the Hilltoppers in their three state matches. First in a 3-0 sweep of Wauwatosa East, he had 11 kills, six digs and two blocks. He followed that up with 17 kills, four digs and a block in a 3-1 win over Arrowhead in the semifinals. Hartshorn then had another 15 kills in a 3-2 thriller over Westosha Central in the State Championship match.
Karissa Kaminski, Howards Grove girls volleyball: Kaminski helped lead the Howards Grove girls volleyball team to its third consecutive state title this past Saturday at the Resch Center in Green Bay. In a 3-0 sweep of Oconto in the semifinals, she had a team high 14 kills and added nine digs and two aces. Kaminski then one upped herself by tallying 17 kills and 17 digs in a 3-0 sweep of Lake Country Lutheran to capture the Division 3 State Title.
Noah Malcook, Oregon boys soccer: Oregon won its fourth state title in program history this past weekend as Malcook consistently put pressure on the opposing defenses. Despite not scoring a goal in the 2-0 semifinal win over River Falls, he attempted three shots. Oregon then squared off with Whitefish Bay in the Division 2 State Championship and Malcook took over. In the 3-1 win, he netted a pair of goals and assisted on another, accounting for all three goals for the Panthers.
Tony Schmitz, Sheboygan Christian/Lutheran boys soccer: Schmitz was exceptional in goal for the Sheboygan Christian/Lutheran soccer team. He began the weekend with a 2-0 shutout of SJNMA in the state semifinals. Schmitz then didn't allow a goal in 110 minutes of regulation in the D4 state title matchup with Oostburg. He had seven saves and two more during the shootout which Sheboygan won 5-4. Not only did he make the saves in the shootout, but Schmitz made the winning penalty kick to break the tie and win the match. Schmitz' overall play was a big reason why the co-op took home the program's first gold ball.
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