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.

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Here's are this week's top athletes:

Baseball – Mitch Walker, Sr., P, Pennsville

In his first start in two years after missing last season with a shoulder injury, Walker held the state’s No. 1 team, Gloucester Catholic, to two runs on five hits in 4 1/3 innings while also reaching base in all five of his plate appearances to help lead the way in Pennsville’s 12-2 upset in five innings. Walker also went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in a 10-0 win over Gloucester Tech earlier in the week.

 

Softball – Devin Durando, Sr., P, Indian Hills

Durando, a University of Albany recruit, struck out 21 batters in a complete-game three-hitter as Indian Hills edged High Point 1-0 in nine innings in a showdown of two of the top 10 teams in the state. The Albany recruit also threw a two-hit shutout with nine strikeouts and no walks in a 6-0 win over Paramus prior to the win over High Point.

 

 Boys lacrosse – Kyle Karsian, Sr., Attack, Ramapo

Karsian scored twice in a 6-5 upset of a top-10 team in the state, Don Bosco Prep, finished with two goals and three assists in a 19-3 win over Fair Lawn, and tallied three goals in a 10-5 victory over Glen Rock.

 

Boys track – Sean Lyons, Sr., Morristown

Lyons won a pair of golds, including an individual victory in the 5,000-meter race (15:02.09), despite blustery conditions at the sixth annual Metuchen Relays.

 

 Boys golf – Dawson Jones, Jr., Howell

Jones, who finished second in the state at last year’s NJSIAA Meet of Champions, kicked off his season with a 78 to earn the individual title by a stroke at the Wall Invitational at Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune.

Now it's your time to vote! Voting ends Friday 4/11 at NOON.