As students returned to school and we hailed the full return of high school sports last week, there was a plethora of exciting games and performances showcased by local athletes, helping their teams get off to a hot start. . As such, we have a full list of nominees for the first episode of Athletes of the Week for the 2022-23 school year.
This season we’re going to try something a little different, having separate polls for big teams (classes AA and A) and small teams (classes B, C and D). The goal is to give athletes from less populated communities, with fewer voters, a better chance of being featured.
Voting will be open until 3 p.m. Tuesday. This week’s nominees:
Grandes Ecoles nominees
Ethan Greene, Arlington Cross Country
The junior broke the course record, winning the 3.1-mile race at the Somers Big Red Invitational on Saturday and leading the Arlington men’s team to first place. Green ran in 16:00.9, finishing more than 12 seconds ahead of second place and surpassing the 16:01 record set by Somers’ Matt Fusco in 2017.
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Allie Thomas, Beacon volleyball
She had 27 assists and seven aces for the Bulldogs in a 3-0 sweep of Newburgh last Thursday.
Connor Howe, John Jay Soccer
The senior scored three goals to lead the Patriots to a 5-1 win over New Rochelle on Saturday. He also scored both goals in a 2-0 win over North Rockland.
Robert Sherman, Arlington Football
He scored twice to lead the Admirals in a 3-0 win over Beacon last Thursday. Sherman also scored the go-ahead goal in their 3-1 win over Port Chester on Tuesday.
Abigail Kowalczyk, Ketcham Cross Country
The runner-up took first place, finishing in 19:50.7, in the women’s varsity race at the Warwick Wave invitational meet on Saturday. Kowalczyk was 33 seconds ahead of second place.
Catherine McCourt, Ketcham Volleyball
She had 29 digs, 21 kills and 12 aces and had a .375 hit percentage last week, leading Ketcham to victories over Brewster, East Ramapo and Clarkstown South.
Ava Jordan, John Jay Soccer
She scored a career-high three goals and added two assists for the Patriots in a 7-game win over New Rochelle last Thursday.
Brady Feliciotto, John Jay’s football player
The junior had a career-high five touchdowns, throwing three and running for two more, in the Patriots’ 51-0 win over Yonkers Brave.
Ava Moran, Arlington Field Hockey
She scored twice for the Admirals in a 3-0 win over North Rockland.
Small School Candidates
Landon Ramsey, Red Hook Footballer
The quarterback had 119 yards and rushed for three touchdowns, leading the Raiders to a 28-0 victory over Saugerties. In their previous game, Ramsey had a game-saving interception late on the goal line in a one-point victory.
Olivia Santiago, Pawling Field Hockey
She scored three goals for the Tigers in a 4-0 win over Lourdes on Saturday.
Arely Soria, field hockey from Pine Plains
The elder scored a career-high five goals for the Bombers in a 6-1 win over Lourdes.
Evan Giachinta, Haldane football
He rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown and returned a 76-yard fumble for the go-ahead touchdown as the Blue Devils erased a 14-point deficit in a 21-14 win over Irvington.
Jean Matthieu, Lourdes footballer
He rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns and scored another touchdown by blocking a punt and recovering it in the end zone, setting the Warriors off to a 40-0 rout of Kingston.
Chris DeNatale, Marlboro Soccer
He had two interceptions for the Iron Dukes in a 19-0 win over rival Highland on Friday.
Dan Collins, Spakenkill Soccer
The quarterback threw for 149 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 61 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Spartans to a 42-14 win over Livingston Manor/Roscoe on Saturday.
Grace Morra, Lourdes footballer
She had two goals and two assists in the Warriors’ 7-1 win over Marlboro. Morra also had three goals and an assist in a 5-1 win over Beacon last Wednesday.
Jeet Shahani, Spackenkill Soccer
The senior scored two goals apiece in last week’s Spartans wins over Onteora and Ellenville.