Athlete of the Week for Nov. 7 - Nov. 13:
Alli Mack ran away with North Shore's Patch Athlete of the Week. More than 900 readers voted last week, but the senior karate champion and field hockey captain from Glenbrook South received more than 550 votes, capturing about 62 percent of the total.
The nominees for North Shore Patch Athlete of the Week, Nov. 7 - Nov. 13, were:
Alli Mack, senior, field hockey and karate, – Mack recently took third place at the World Shotokan Karate Championships back in September. She is a nine-time state champion in karate and has three bronze and three silver medals from the Junior Olympics. In the Fall, Mack was the captain of Glenbrook South’s field hockey squad and made the all-state team.
Caroline Grant, senior, girls diving, – Grant won the diving competition at the Glenbrook South sectional championships, leading New Trier to an easy team victory. Grant’s victory was one of four wins of the day for New Trier. The senior also broke a sectional record, which was previously held by her sister Paige.
Edan Scott, sophomore, girls swimming, –While only a sophomore, Scott qualified for state in two events, taking third in the 50 freestyle (24.07) and fourth in the 100 free (52.86). Scott took sixth in the 50 free at state last season, but is looking to improve on that mark next weekend at New Trier.
Malcolm Weaver, football quarterback, – Weaver passed for more than 350 yards and three touchdowns as the Ramblers cruised past Lyons with a 33-10 victory in the IHSA Class 8A semifinals. It is the third straight season Loyola has made the semifinals. Weaver also ran for a touchdown in the first half.
, junior, girls swimming, Glenbrook South – Smoliga won the 50-yard freestyle (23.03) and 100 free (50.22) in Saturday’s sectional championship. Her time in the 50 free was a pool record at Glenbrook South. Smoliga was also a part of her team's win in the 200-yard medley relay and the 200 free relay.
Like to Nominate Your Athlete Next Week? Email nominations to Sports Reporter Ross Jacobson (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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. Weekly winners are eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.