Below are the PlayInTheDells.com Athlete of the Week Nominees for the week of November 26 through December 2. 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: Nov. 26-Dec. 2
McKenna Warnock, Monona Grove girls basketball: Warnock led Monona Grove to two early season wins this past week behind a pair of 30-point performances. In a matchup against Division 3, eighth-ranked Lodi, McKenna had 30 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 blocks as Monona Grove won 50-48. She followed that up with a 34 point, 9 rebound performance in a 77-57 win over Oregon. Through four games, McKenna, an Iowa basketball commit, is averaging over 31 points a game.
Natalie McNeal, Germantown girls basketball: McNeal landed just short of recording a triple-double this past week and did record a double-double as Germantown went 2-0. In a 74-60 win over Division 2, sixth-ranked Pewaukee, Natalie had 24 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists. She followed that up with a 21 point, 10 rebound outburst in a 66-57 win over Brookfield Central. The 5'8" division 1 prospect is averaging nearly 20 points a game for Germantown early on.
Sam Vanderhoeven, Beaver Dam boys hockey: Vanderhoeven had a big scoring week on the ice for the Beaver Dam boys hockey team. In a 5-1 win over Stoughton, Sam netted 2 goals to go along with 2 assists. He then followed that up with a monster performance in a 6-1 win over the Oshkosh Ice Hawks. Sam had an incredible 5 goals as well as assisting on the other lone goal for Beaver Dam.
Jacob Ognacevic, Sheboygan Lutheran boys basketball: Sheboygan Lutheran was pre-ranked number 1 in division 5 by WSN boy's basketball writer Mark Miller and a big reason for that is the play of Ognacevic. In an 88-64 win over Reedsville, Jacob was all over the court, scoring 35 points and collecting 20 rebounds. He then followed that up with a 29 points, 14 rebound performance in a 105-48 win over Salam. He shot a combined 23 of 30 (77%) in those two games.
Jake Poetzl, Marinette boys basketball: Marinette won a pair of close games this past week to a couple of quality opponents in Peshtigo and Little Chute. In the early week's 68-65 win over Peshtigo, Jake had 18 points and 9 rebounds. In the 61-58 win over Little Chute, Poetzl turned it up offensively as he went off for 30 points to go along with 6 rebounds. Jake is averaging over 20 points a game early on this season.
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