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Your Turn: Vote for Patch Athlete of the Week

The nominees for Athlete of the Week: New Trier's Maggie Lyon, Deerfield's Zach Cole, Niles West's Ryan Miller, Niles North's Billy Voitik and Highland Park's Jake Zuckerman.

ast week and Glenbrook South's Molly McDonagh claimed the title of Athlete of the Week.

The nominees for Patch Athlete of the Week, Jan. 16 - Jan. 22:

Zach Cole, senior, boys bowling, Deerfield – Cole took third place at the sectional championships with a 1332 in his six-game series. The senior led Deerfield to a third-place team finish and qualified as an individual for the state championship. Cole averaged a score of 228.36 in the Northern Illinois Boys Bowling Conference this year.

Maggie Lyon, senior, girls basketball, New Trier – Lyon scored 29 points in New Trier’s 56-43 victory over Niles West last week. Lyon, a Northwestern University recruit, helped the Trevians avenge a 45-23 loss to the Wolves earlier this season. New Trier is 14-6 this year.

Billy Voitik, junior, boys basketball, Niles North – Voitik’s put-back basket at the buzzer gave Niles North a two-point victory over Glenbrook North and a big win in the Central Suburban League North. Voitik was also the starting quarterback for the Vikings’ football team in the Fall.

Jake Zuckerman, senior, boys swimming, Highland Park – Zuckerman fought through illness to win the 50-yard freestyle at Buffalo Grove’s Fred Pallfy Invitational last week. Zuckerman finished in at 22.80 seconds and was a big factor in helping Highland Park finish fourth as a team.

Ryan Miller, senior, boys swimming, Niles West – Miller won the 100 butterfly at the Buffalo Grove Invitational, finishing in 54.63 seconds. Miller also took third in the 200 individual medley (2 minutes 6.85 seconds).

*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.

Dale Franklin January 24, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Why is this guy writing for you when he works for a competing newspaper as well?? Seems like a huge conflict of interests to me.
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) January 24, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Hi Dale, Ross Jacobson is a trusted freelancer and works for several of our Patches. He also writes for other publications, which is part of the freelance life.
Phillip Goldberg January 25, 2012 at 04:06 AM
Jake Zuckerman is an awesome team mate, leader, and such a hard worker in and out of the pool. Vote Jake because he should be recognized for his hard work and perseverance fighting illness!
Mrs. Reid January 27, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Mrs. Reid Great Job Billy! Good Luck!

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