More than 71,000 votes were cast in last week's contest and Niles West's Ryan Miller was voted Athlete of the Week.
The nominees for Patch Athlete of the Week, Jan. 23 - Jan. 29:
Jim McPike, senior, wrestling, Glenbrook North – McPike took the conference championship in the 170-pound division. The senior from Glenbrook North pinned New Trier’s Luke Hidder in the second period of the conference finals to claim the championship. The win moved McPike to 19-5 on the year.
Dashae Shumate, sophomore, girls basketball, Niles West – Shumate made the game-winning layup for Niles West against Maine South last week. Her two points as time expired gave the Wolves a 42-41 win. Shumate had 12 points in the victory and helped Niles West move into first place in the CSL South.
Brittany Collins, sophomore, girls basketball, Maine West – Collins recorded four straight double-doubles for the Warriors last week. She scored at least 17 points and brought down at least 11 rebounds in games against Lake Zurich, Fenwick, Maine East and Johnsburg, helping Maine West to wins in two of those contests.
Sam Stoddart, freshman, girls gymnastics, New Trier – Stoddart won the all-around competition in the CSL South Meet last week with a personal best of 36.90. Stoddart won the floor exercise with a score of 8.925 and helped New Trier to its second straight girls gymnastics title.
Michael Zadlo, senior, boys swimming, Maine South – Zadlo finished first in the Class B 400-meter freestyle with a time of 4 minutes, 30.62 seconds at the Cougar Swim Classic hosted by Conant. Zadlo was Maine South’s only individual winner and helped the Hawks to a third-place finish in the six-team invitational.
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