Your Turn: Vote for Patch Athlete of the Week

The nominees for Athlete of the Week: Glenbrook North's Jim McPike, Niles West's Dashae Shumate, Maine West's Brittany Collins, New Trier's Sam Stoddart and Maine South's Michael Zadlo.

 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. 

*We need pictures!*

If you have a picture of a nominee, please email them to georges@patch.com or rjacobson2010@gmail.com. 

Only votes in the poll will be counted. If you are reading this article through a mobile device, please go to the desktop site and vote.

Like to Nominate An Athlete For Next Week? Email nominations to Sports Reporter Ross Jacobson (rjacobson2010@gmail.com). Nominations must be received by noon on Sunday for consideration. E-mails must include a picture of the athlete and detailed information (links to other media coverage are welcome) on why he or she is a deserving candidate for the weekly award.

Greg Parker January 30, 2012 at 03:45 PM
This guy needs to focus on one job instead of the two he now has at competing papers. Mistakes keep showing up in his work because he is too focused on his job in McHenry County.
Ross Jacobson January 30, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Greg, I see the spelling mistakes under Michael Zadlo and have e-mailed the editor to have them fixed. I can assure you that I give the same attention to detail for every article I write. It was merely a spelling error I didn't catch myself. I had spelled the name correctly in the dek, bold name and poll. 3 out of 5 is still unacceptable and I will make sure to do a more thorough review next week. Ross
Ross Jacobson January 31, 2012 at 04:09 PM
What is the other error in this article? Maybe I'm just blind to it because I wrote the piece, but I can't seem to find another error. Please let us know.
Elizabeth Manaster January 31, 2012 at 06:45 PM
These are great student athletes who should be commended for their dedication and hard work. Did I spell that right?
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) February 02, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Elizabeth, thank you for bringing a breath of civility to the conversation. Let me gently remind readers of our terms of service (http://northbrook.patch.com/terms) which call for exactly that: "Communities thrive when people care about each other, and as such, Patch expects all of its users to be respectful of others." Users who do not abide by our terms of service may have their accounts suspended. We'd ask that our commenters keep the focus on this community's amazing athletes, not on calling names.
Richard Lolington February 02, 2012 at 03:42 AM
All of you sound like children. As a concerned youth this was quite an entertaining read!
Julie Tiu February 02, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Congratulations to all these student athletes. I'm glad their accomplishments are being recognized. Now I'm going to sit with my writing reference books, and make sure my writing doesn't include typos, misused ellipses (you know, dot, dot, dot) versus just a dash, and proper grammar.
Sully February 03, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Wow, how pathetic is this? An article meant to give kudos to student athletes, and the so-called adults in the room argue over their own personal issues.


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