Below are the PlayInTheDells.com Athlete of the Week Nominees for the week of June 11 though 17. 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: June 11-17
Seth Coker, Athens baseball: Coker helped the Fighting Bluejays capture their second consecutive Division 4 state title. He went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI in Athens' 13-10 win over Thorp in the title game. Coker batted 2-for-4 with a run scored in the Fighting Bluejays' 3-1 victory against Ithaca in a state semifinal. The junior shortstop was named Division 4 player of the year and second-team all-state by the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association following the completion of the season. Seth also earned academic all-state by the WBCA.
Jenna Cuene, Notre Dame girls soccer: Cuene helped the Tritons capture their first state title in program history. She scored the lone goal of the contest to propel Notre Dame past Catholic Memorial, 1-0, in the Division 3 state championship match to end the Crusaders streak of consecutive state titles at six. In the Tritons' 3-0 win over Sugar River in a state semifinal, Cuene recorded an assist.
Jak Lenz, Waupun baseball: Lenz helped the Warriors capture the Division 2 state title after finishing as the runner-up last season. In Waupun's 4-0 win over Jefferson in the championship game, Jak went 3-for-3 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. He also scored a run in the Warriors' 6-3 win over Ellsworth in a state semifinal. The senior was named to the academic all-state list by the WBCA.
Emma Staszkiewicz, Brookfield Central girls soccer: Staszkiewicz helped lead the Lancers to their second consecutive state championship, this year in Division 2 after capturing the Division 1 state title a year ago. Emma scored a goal and added an assist in Brookfield Central's 2-0 win over Oregon in the D2 championship. In the Lancers' 5-0 win against River Falls, she netted a pair of goals.
Jack Washburn, Webster baseball: Washburn led the Tigers to their first state title in program history. He earned the victory in Webster's 8-2 win against St. Mary Catholic in the Division 3 state championship game. Jack finished with 11 strikeouts in 5 innings, and allowed just 3 hits and 2 runs in the contest. At the plate, he went 1-for-2 with a walk 2 runs scored and an RBI. The Oregon State recruit batted 1-for-3 with a walk, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI in Webster's 14-8 victory against Kenosha St. Joseph in a state semifinal. Washburn, the son of former MLB player Jarrod Washburn (Webster head coach), was named the Division 3 player of the year and first-team all-state by the WBCA. He also was selected academic all-state by the WBCA.
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