Below are the PlayInTheDells.com Athlete of the Week Nominees for the week of May 28 through June 3. 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: May 28-June 3
Maddy Anderson, Waukesha North softball: Anderson led the Northstars to their first state tournament appearance since 2000. In a 1-0 win over Arrowhead in a Division 1 sectional final, she allowed just two hits, tallied 11 strikeouts, didn't walk a batter and scored the only run of the game. Anderson finished with 14 strikeouts and allowed just two hits and one walk in Waukesha North's 6-1 victory against Sussex Hamilton on Tuesday in a sectional semifinal. The junior has a 16-3 record with over 250 strikeouts and a 0.30 ERA on the season; Maddy also has four no-hitters. Waukesha North (18-3) faces Menomonee Falls (21-4) in a Division 1 state quarterfinal on Thursday at 8 a.m. at Goodman Diamond in Madison.
Kenneth Bednarek, Rice Lake boys track & field: Bednarek won three State Championships and set Division 2 meet records in all three, while also helping the Warriors to the Division 2 state title. He won the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes. Kenneth set records in the 100 and 200 dashes in prelim runs of 10.42 and 20.43. He also posted record run of 46.73 in the 400-meter finals. Bednarek's 200 time is the all-division record in state meet history; breaking former Milwaukee Tech star Michael Bennett’s record of 20.68 that was set in 1998. Kenneth is committed to Indian Hills Community College in Iowa.
Elizabeth Bueckers, Wauwatosa East girls soccer: Bueckers recorded a pair of hat tricks last week to propel the Red Raiders to Division 2 sectional play. She netted 4 goals and added an assist in a 10-0 win over Milwaukee Carmen on Thursday. In a 4-0 regional final win over crosstown rival Wauwatosa West, Elizabeth scored 3 goals. The senior has 28 goals and 4 assists on the season. Wauwatosa East (12-5-2) will host Waukesha West (11-5-2) in a sectional semifinal on Thursday.
Brooke Jaworski, Wausau West girls track & field: Jaworski won two events at the Track & Field State Championships at Veterans Memorial Stadium in La Crosse. She won the Division 1 state title in the 300 hurdles with a record time of 41.40; previous best was held by Milwaukee Riverside's Valerie Thames in 2013. Brooke won her third consecutive state championship in the 400-meter dash. The junior also finished fifth in the long jump and ran a leg of the 5th place 4x400 relay team.
Adam Loveland, Edgerton baseball: Loveland helped the 4th-seeded Crimson Tide reach Division 2 sectional play. He went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI in Edgerton's 7-5 win over top-seed Beloit Turner on Tuesday. He followed that performance by going 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the Crimson Tide's 6-4 win over 2-seed Evansville on Thursday. Adam also pitched 6 innings in the win over Evansville. Edgerton (11-11) will place 3-seed Madison Edgewood on Tuesday in a Division 2 sectional semifinal at Brodhead at 10 a.m.
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