Who had Ohio’s best individual performances? You choose, you decide. MaxPreps is proud to once again sponsor the Ohio Athlete of the Week award for the 2022-23 school year.
There is one every week during the season Fan-Generated Competition to tab weekly winners. Any winner receives a letter and a badge of honor for her college jacket.
How does it work?
Nominees are selected from statistics submitted to MaxPreps. Trainers who do not have current access can request theirs free account here.
Weekly Finalists are published every Tuesday on MaxPreps and Voting takes place in a special poll. Voting closes at 12 noon on Monday. Winners will be announced the next day along with next week’s nominees.
The participants can vote as often as they want. It is a contest.
Over 275,000 votes were cast in the past week. Over 3 million votes have been cast so far this season.
Week 12 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week
* Brynn Briscoe, Versailles volleyball
Senior had 42 and 35 assists in regional semifinals and finals wins over Cardington-Lincoln and Summit Country Day. Has 849 assists and 240 digs this season.
* Bella Butler, Oakwood (Dayton) Girls Cross Country
Senior won the D-II state title by 15 seconds in a time of 18:09.8. She finished second last year and fifth in her sophomore year.
Here are the next nominees for the school year…
Week 13 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week Nominees
* Kami Ayoup and Emma Stransky, Copley Girls Soccer
Tandem helped the Indians win their first state title with a 1-0 win over Wayneville in the D-II Finals. Ayuop, a junior keeper, made eight saves in the game and was part of a defense that allowed five goals in 23 games. Stransky, a senior, scored the game’s only goal. It was one of her 44 goals that she scored that season. The Bowling Green recruit also had 20 assists.
* Danny Claypool and Leo Marcellana, Grandview Heights (Columbus) Boys Soccer
The senior tandem helped the Bobcats win the D-III State Finals 3-0 with two goals (Claypool) and two assists (Marcellana).
* Caroline Jurevicius, Latin (Chardon) Volleyball of Notre Dame Cathedral
Senior had 27 kills, eight digs and four blocks in a 3-2 D II Finals win over Gilmour Academy. Also had 17 kills, eight digs and five blocks in a 3-0 semifinal win over Union Local.
* Katie Sowko, Lake Catholic (Mentor) Volleyball
Junior had 20 kills and 25 digs in a 3-1 D-III State Semifinals win over Versailles. Added 10 kills and 13 digs in a 3-0 final win over Coldwater.
* Lindsey Green, Ursuline Academy (Cincinnati) volleyball.
Senior had 48 assists, seven digs, six kills and three blocks in a 3-1 win over Magnificat in the DI State Final. Also had 42 assists, six digs, four kills and two blocks in a 3-0 semifinal win over Watterson.
* Roderick Love, Padua Franciscan (Parma) football
Sophomore carried the ball 24 times for 368 yards and four TDs in a 35-7 playoff win over Norton.
* Olivia Heitkamp, New Bremen Volleyball
Junior had 22 kills, nine digs and two blocks in a 3-1 D-IV State semifinals win over Crestview. Added 19 kills, five digs and three blocks in a 3-0 Finals win over Monroeville.
* Griffin Scalf, Anderson (Cincinnati) Football
Senior completed 20 of 37 passes for 388 yards and five TDs and carried the ball 12 times for 59 yards and a TD in a 55-35 playoff win over Edgewood.
Week 1 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week
* Eli Jones, Williamsburg Boys Soccer
Senior had five goals and one assist in the 9-1 win over Eastern, five goals in the 8-0 win over Deer Park, and three goals and one assist in the 4-1 win over Fayetteville-Perry.
* Connor Corbett, Heath Football
The second linebacker had 20 tackles (16 solo) in a 28-27 win over Liberty Union.
Week 2 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week
* Kaleigh Palmer, Wapakoneta volleyball
Senior had 36 and 34 kills in victories over Findlay (3-2) and Bellefontaine (3-0), respectively. Has 90 kills and 46 digs in four games.
* Tessa Knapp, Bay Girls Soccer
Sophomore scored five goals and two assists in the 8-0 win against Parma. Also three goals in the 7-3 win over West Geauga.
* Lauren Barber, Lakewood girls soccer
Senior goalie made 19 saves in a 4-3 win over Westlake. Also made eight saves in a 5-2 win over Laurel.
Week 3 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week
* Hannah Dobbs, Toronto Volleyball
Junior had 38 kills and 22 digs in a 3-2 win over Steubenville, 27 kills and 31 digs in a 3-2 loss to Conotton Valley, and 20 kills and 12 digs in a 3-0 win over Buckeye Central. Has 142 kills and 131 digs in six games.
* Nathan Bucker, Piqua Boys Soccer
Senior had five goals and two assists in a 10-0 win over Lehman Catholic and four goals in a 6-4 loss to Sidney. Also had a goal in a 1-1 draw with Graham. Has 14 goals in five games.
Week 4 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week
* Zac Frame, Caldwell Boys Soccer
Junior had six goals and two assists in a 9-2 win over John Marshall and five goals and two assists in an 11-0 win over Shenandoah.
* Christian Thompson, Fairfield Union (Lancaster) volleyball.
Sophomore had 20 kills, 22 digs and five blocks in a 32 win over Teays Valley and 20 kills and 12 digs in a 3-0 win over Liberty Union. Has 96 kills, 83 digs and 16 blocks in seven games.
* Logan Ullery, Troy Football
Junior had three interceptions and three tackles in the 17-7 win over Stebbins. Leads the state with five INTs in four games.
Week 5 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week
* Nia Hall, Steele (Amherst) Volleyball
Senior had 38 kills and 16 digs in a 3-2 win over Wooster, 32 kills and 11 digs in a 3-1 win over Avon, and 21 kills and 12 digs in a 3-0 win over Elyria. Ranked second in Ohio with 266 kills. Also has 170 digs.
* Austin Marker, Dixie (New Lebanon) boys soccer
Junior had three goals and two assists in the 6-1 win over Fairlawn, three goals and one assist in the 6-1 win over Preble Shawnee, and three assists in the 3-2 win over Twin Valley South. Has 25 goals and eight assists in 10 games.
Week 6 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week
* Braylon Beckwith, Canal Winchester Football
Junior had four interceptions in the 13-10 win over Dublin Scioto.
* Kaira English, Waterloo (Atwater) girls soccer
Junior scored seven goals in the 16-0 win over Liberty and had one goal and one assist in the 3-1 win over Garfield. Her 28 goals this season are No. 1 in the state.
Week 7 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week
* Serenity Siefer, Leipzig Volleyball
Senior had 64 assists in the 3-2 win over Ottoville, 57 assists in the 3-1 win over Allen East, and 30 assists in the 3-0 win over Bluffton. Has 594 assists this season.
* Sayge Stephenson, Preble Shawnee (Camden) Football
Senior caught seven passes for 243 yards and four TDs and carried the ball twice for six yards and a TD in a 54-13 win over Tri-County North.
Week 8 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week
* Taryn Fath, Smithville Volleyball
Sophomore had 47, 44, 38, and 32 assists in wins over Louisville, Washington, Hillsdale, and Northwestern, respectively. Her 725 assists rank third in the state.
* Will Gallaspie, Spencerville Boys Soccer
Senior had five goals and an assist in the 6-2 win over Ada and three goals and an assist in the 7-1 win over Lima Central Catholic. Has 68 points and 30 goals this season.
Week 9 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week
* Tyler Johnson, Centerburg Football
Senior carried the ball 24 times for 162 yards and six TDs and completed 10 of 17 passes for 162 yards and one TD in a 49-13 win over Northmor. Charged for 1,307 yards and 16 TDs and threw for 1,216 yards and 15 TDs.
* Jon Normington-Slay, Perkins (Sandusky) boys football
Senior scored four goals in a 10-0 win over Edison, three goals in a 5-1 win over Willard, three goals in a 15-0 win over Clyde and two goals in a 11-0 win over Sandusky. Has 26 goals and 57 points this season.
Sophomore set a state record for assists in a match with 88 in a 3-2 win over Bellefontaine. Her 837 assists this season rank second in the state.
Week 10 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week
* Maddox Andrea, United (Hanoverton) boys football
Sophomore scored seven goals and two assists in a 14-0 win against Tuslaw. His 43 goals leads the state and his 101 points is fourth.
* Kylee Heidemann, Mercy McAuley (Cincinnati) girls golf
Senior shot a 141 in two days to win the DI state championship by two shots.
* Gavin Richards, Nelsonville-York Football
Junior had 28 tackles (11 solo), two TFL and two sacks in a 46-7 win over Athens. Also carried the ball three times for 37 yards and a TD and caught four passes for 62 yards and a TD.
Week 11 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week
* Walker Weckesser and Kaiden Colopy, Danville Football
Tandem helped Danville to a 41-18 postseason win over Windham. Weckesser, a senior quarterback, completed 9 of 11 passes for 179 yards and five TDs. Colopy, a senior receiver, caught seven passes for 114 yards and four TDs.
Senior completed 20 of 34 passes for 328 yards and six TDs in a 61-54 postseason win over Columbus South. Has completed 179 of 287 passes for 2,822 yards and 35 TDs this season.