Vote for the HS Athlete of the Week [5/11]
NJ101.5 is doing something very special this year to honor those special athletes who excel in any given week in their respective sport. YOU help determine the weekly winner. It’s time to cast your vote in this week’s NJ1015 High School Athlete of the Week.
Here are this week’s outstanding athletes to vote on:
Baseball – Nick Browne, Jr., OF, Bishop Eustace
A top power hitter for the state’s No. 1 team, Browne smacked a two-run homer and also had an RBI sacrifice fly in a 7-3 win over Washington Township in a showdown between two of South Jersey’s top teams. Browne leads all of South Jersey with nine home runs for the season.
Softball – Kelly Tinsman, Jr., P/INF, Notre Dame
Tinsman has been brilliant during a nine-game winning streak for Notre Dame, including a two-run triple and a home run in a 7-3 win over state-ranked North Hunterdon and then three hits, including the game-winning RBI single in the 10th inning, in a 4-3 win over Robbinsville that ended a 32-game regular-season winning streak in Colonial Valley Conference play by Robbinsville.
Girls lacrosse – Colleen Grady, Fr., Attack, Glen Ridge
Grady scored five goals, including four straight in the second half, and had an assist to help a sub-.500 Glen Ridge team upset previously undefeated Montclair, 17-11, to reach its fifth straight Essex County Tournament championship game. Glen Ridge also avenged an earlier regular-season loss to Montclair with the win.
Girls track – Kelly Whitaker, Jr., Union
Whitaker helped the Union girls track team win its second straight Union County Relays title with a school-record throw of 38-4 ¼ feet, which was also a meet record. She also was part of the group that won the team discus gold.
Boys golf – Dan O’Rourke, Sr., Delaware Valley
O’Rourke shot a three-under-par 68 to capture the individual championship at the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex County Tournament at Farmstead Golf and Country Club in Lafayette Township after finishing 14th as a junior. O’Rourke helped Delaware Valley finish third as a team and won his second straight tournament after previously taking the title at the High Bridge Hills Classic.
Now its time for you to vote for your favorite! Cast your vote below. Voting ends on Sunday 5/11 at NOON.