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Congratulations to the Breakout Athletes of the Week

The weather hasn’t cooperated lately but District 10 athletes are still putting up big performances. Jake Olejarczyk of Strong Vincent rallied Tuesday to win the baseball poll, while North East’s Rachel Prather won the softball poll. Maplewood volleyball picked up another spring athlete poll with Dean Lewis, and Tyler Davis (North East) and Grace Trucilla (Villa Maria) were victorious in the track polls.

Click below for poll results.

Who is the Breakout Baseball Player of the Week?

  • Jake Olejarczyk, Strong Vincent (27%, 262 Votes)
  • Aaron Jackson, Eisenhower (17%, 168 Votes)
  • Scott Hess, Cathedral Prep (12%, 116 Votes)
  • Hank Morrison, Warren (9%, 90 Votes)
  • Zach LaRocca, Fairview (6%, 62 Votes)
  • Alex Caruana, Northwestern (5%, 48 Votes)
  • Stephen Maskrey, Northwestern (5%, 45 Votes)
  • Jake Marino, Youngsville (4%, 41 Votes)
  • Tony Stigliano, Hickory (3%, 27 Votes)
  • Tyler Fattman, Commodore Perry (3%, 25 Votes)
  • Josh Ponsoll, General McLane (2%, 24 Votes)
  • Dillon Fair, West Middlesex (2%, 20 Votes)
  • Kevin Yarabinec, Sharpsville (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Matt Gordon, Grove City (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Graydon Emhoff, Mercer (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Scott Moore, Kennedy Catholic (1%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 971

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Who is the Breakout Softball Player of the Week?

  • Rachel Prather, North East (24%, 191 Votes)
  • Aubree Martin, Fairview (14%, 107 Votes)
  • Kaitlin Ishman, Warren (14%, 107 Votes)
  • Gabby Kennelley, Fort LeBoeuf (10%, 81 Votes)
  • Cassidy Taylor, Northwestern (10%, 80 Votes)
  • Courtney Brumagin, Union City (10%, 77 Votes)
  • Shana Grosch, Titusville (6%, 47 Votes)
  • Hailey Gearthart, Reynolds (3%, 25 Votes)
  • Belle Mazurik, Saegertown (3%, 22 Votes)
  • Haley Spencer, Sharpsville (3%, 20 Votes)
  • Kristen Baker, Conneaut Valley (2%, 14 Votes)
  • Jessica May, Jamestown (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Kristina Jacoway, Sharon (0%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 790

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Who is the Breakout Male Track and Field Athlete of the Week?

  • Tyler Davis, North East (23%, 145 Votes)
  • Joe Oduho, Cathedral Prep (22%, 140 Votes)
  • Nathan Zigler, Warren (14%, 87 Votes)
  • Kyle McKeen, Northwestern (12%, 78 Votes)
  • Brandon Ward, Hickory (10%, 62 Votes)
  • Zach VanDusen, Lakeview (7%, 44 Votes)
  • Anthony Amroski, Eisenhower (4%, 24 Votes)
  • Dan Jaskowak, Grove City (4%, 24 Votes)
  • Kevin Reno, Mercer (3%, 17 Votes)
  • John Yohman, Wilmington (1%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 631

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Who is the Breakout Female Track and Field Athlete of the Week?

  • Grace Trucilla, Villa Maria (26%, 164 Votes)
  • Alex Schriefer, North East (24%, 152 Votes)
  • Ellis Beardsley, Warren (13%, 84 Votes)
  • Jen Neider, Hickory (9%, 59 Votes)
  • Anna Chodubski, McDowell (7%, 45 Votes)
  • Paige Kassab, Meadville (5%, 33 Votes)
  • Cassi Swartzbaugh, Youngsville (4%, 25 Votes)
  • Marina Wareham, Kennedy Catholic (3%, 18 Votes)
  • Emily Moroco, Reynolds (3%, 18 Votes)
  • Elizabeth Lowe, Grove City (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Sabol Csatlos, Sharon (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Alexis King, Wilmington (3%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 624

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Who is the Breakout Spring Athlete of the Week?

  • Dean Lewis, Maplewood volleyball (28%, 140 Votes)
  • Lisa DiMarco, Villa Maria lacrosse (19%, 94 Votes)
  • R.J. Petrella, Fairview tennis (13%, 65 Votes)
  • Josh Mack, Cathedral Prep lacrosse (10%, 53 Votes)
  • Danny Cryer, McDowell lacrosse (10%, 51 Votes)
  • Jalen Scott, Farrell volleyball (6%, 32 Votes)
  • Jake Carniewski, McDowell volleyball (5%, 23 Votes)
  • Chad Ferguson, Greenville tennis (5%, 23 Votes)
  • Diego Rey, Kennedy Catholic tennis (3%, 14 Votes)
  • Matt Welker, Grove City tennis (1%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 506

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Posted in: Baseball, Softball, Track and field

2 Responses to Congratulations to the Breakout Athletes of the Week

  1. Ross L. Caruana says:

    How do you nominate a player for “Athlete of the week?

    Thanks

  2. Tom Reisenweber says:

    Ross,
    You can send an e-mail to sports@timesnews.com on Saturdays before 5 p.m. with the nomination and some information from that week as to why they should be nominated.

    Thank you,
    Tom Reisenweber

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