NJ101.5 is doing something very special this year to honor those special athletes who excel in any given week in their respective sport. And YOU help determine the weekly winner! It’s time to cast your vote for this week’s NJ101.5 High School Athlete of the Week.
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Here’s how it the voting works: Each week, we have a new group of NJ student-athletes who have shined for their respective teams. You can cast your vote for your favorite athlete. Voting ends on Friday at NOON. Find out the winner when they are announced on NJ1015.com at 2pm. Each weekly winner will get a plaque and at the end of the school year we’ll honor all our winners with a very special awards banquet.
Football – Charlie Volker, Jr., RB, Rumson-Fair Haven
Volker ran for a school-record 314 yards and four touchdowns on 32 carries, including the game-winning, 80-yard touchdown run with only six seconds left in regulation in a 28-21 victory over Rahway that put the Bulldogs into the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II championship game.
Football – Dan Williams, Sr., QB, Timber Creek
Williams set the single-game passing record for South Jersey when he threw for 532 yards and six touchdowns on 22-for-32 passing in Timber Creek’s 47-13 win over Kingsway in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group IV semifinals. Timber Creek is back in the finals after winning last year’s championship.
Boys cross country – Mike McClemens, Sr., Christian Brothers Academy
McClemens won the NJSIAA Meet of Champions as the top runner in the state with a time of 15:26 at Holmdel Park, which ranks eighth all time in New Jersey history. He is just the second runner in the prestigious history of CBA’s cross country program to win the Meet of Champions.
Girls cross country – Briana Gess, Fr., Haddonfield
Gess became just the third freshman in state history to win the NJSIAA Meet of Champions girls race with a time of 17:45 at Holmdel Park, which is the fifth-fastest girls time in history on that course.
Girls volleyball – Nia Reed, Sr., Middle blocker, Immaculate Heart
Reed, who will continue her career at NCAA volleyball power Penn State, had a match-high 11 kills as Immaculate Heart beat North Hunterdon 25-12, 25-23, to win the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions. It was the third straight T of C title and the sixth overall for Immaculate Heart, which won a state-record 46 matches this season.