Fall winners will receive certificates through the athletic departments about midway through the season. The remaining certificates will be mailed at the end of the season.
The Athlete of the Week voting occurs during all high school sports seasons and recognizes athletes across all sports. Here are this week's winners for the 2023-2024 high school sports season.
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Ohio football team: McNicholas – The Rockets shut out the home team last Friday at Roger Bacon. Their quarterback, Braden BoBo, was 11-of-15 for 147 yards with a rushing score and two passing touchdowns Caleb Naumann led the Rockets' ground game with 91 yards and a score on a dozen attempts.
Northern Kentucky/Indiana football team: Covington Catholic – The Colonels are still undefeated after rallying from a 21-point deficit to beat Beechwood 35-31 and have outscored foes 188-110.
Boys fall team: Sycamore water polo – The Aviators had a productive week on offense with several players achieving full lines in games against St. Xavier and Mason.
Girls fall team: Sycamore golf – The Aviators won the Greater Miami Conference golf championship this week, shooting a two-day total of 575 (-1) completing the two-round tournament under par as a team. Eva Becerril led with a 133 and Caroline Thompson had a 144.
Ohio boys cross country: Jameh Fananapazir, Walnut Hills – He took eighth place at the Troy Twilight Gray race with a time of 18:14.13.
Ohio girls cross country: Kendal Erbach, Waynesville – She set a new personal best with a time of 20:09.10 at the Trinity Valkyrie Invitational.
Northern Kentucky/Indiana boys cross-country: Eric Solano, Dayton – He placed second at Pendleton County with a new personal best of 18:35.20.
Northern Kentucky/Indiana girls cross-country: Monica Juelg, Covington Latin – She won the Crusader Classic with a time of 23:26.70.
Ohio big-school football: Will Kraus, Oak Hills – He threw for 183 yards and one touchdown and rushed for two touchdowns in the Highlanders’ 27-21 win over Sycamore.
Ohio small-school football: Landen Schaefer, Reading – He rushed for 191 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-21 win over Madeira that improved the Blue Devils to 4-1.
Northern Kentucky football: Josh Ringer, East Central – The senior had 142 yards on 22 carries for three rushing touchdowns, adding one reception for 35 yards. Under center, he passed 28 yards on one attempt and, at punter, had a 38-yard punt in a 42-0 win over Batesville Friday.
Field hockey: Chloe Castellini, Summit County Day – Making her debut in goal, the sophomore had 13 saves. Her quick saves, strong clears and work with our defense helped keep the ball out of the Knights cage for all 14 of our defensive corners.
Boys golf: Matthew Brugger, Badin – In a matchup against Fairfield, the senior medaled with a six-over-par 42 at Walden Pond.
Girls golf: Eva Becerril, Sycamore – She led the Aviators to a Greater Miami Conference championship with a two-day total of 133 at Walden Ponds.
Ohio big-school boys soccer: Jack Banister, Elder – He scored the winning goal against St. Xavier, the first time the Panthers have beaten the Bombers in nine years. Elder won 2-1.
Ohio small-school boys soccer: Carson Zurmehly, McNicholas – The senior keeper helped shut out previously undefeated Turpin 1-0, then helped the Rockets beat Carroll 2-1 in the team’s Greater Catholic League-Coed opener.
Ohio big-school girls soccer: Teena Erras, West Clermont – She scored one goal and assisted three others in a 6-4 win over Lebanon in Eastern Cincinnati Conference play.
Ohio small-school girls soccer: Rachel Walker, Deer Park – She scored three goals in a 4-3 win over Finneytown in Cincinnati Hills League play.
Northern Kentucky boys soccer: Aidan Leach, Covington Catholic – He had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win over DeSales, and an assist in the Colonels’ 2-1 win over Dixie Heights in a key Ninth Region battle.
Northern Kentucky girls soccer: Laurel Frazier, Conner ‒ The senior captain has held down the back line, helping allow zero shots on goal vs. Cooper in Conner’s 2-0 win in a key 33rd District showdown. Conner has allowed only 13 goals all season in a 13-2-2 start.
Girls singles tennis player: Marlee Fleming, Loveland – She picked up two big wins at first singles over two of Cincinnati’s top players as the Tigers beat Milford 3-2 and lost to Ursuline 3-2. Fleming is 5-2 at first singles in ECC play and 10-3 overall.
Girls doubles tennis team: Dylan Crabtree/Emma Wetzel, Bethel-Tate – They are 6-0 in the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference at first doubles and 9-3 overall.
Ohio big-school volleyball: Railynn Bowman, Edgewood – She had 22 kills, seven digs, three blocks and an ace in a win over Franklin.
Ohio small-school volleyball: Abby Beach, Deer Park – She had 33 assists, 13 digs and two blocks in wins over Reading and Mariemont.
Northern Kentucky volleyball: Rachel Ossege, Highlands – In a 3-0 week for the Bluebirds, the senior totaled 32 kills, 25 digs, five aces and five blocks.
Boys water polo: Scott Humphrey, Sycamore – Achieved a full line during a game against Mason this week. Humphrey had one goal, two assists, one steal, one ejection drawn and one field block while having no turnovers or ejections.
Girls water polo: Tia Fidanza, Sycamore – The junior had nine goals, 13 assists and 10 steals over the course of six games this weekend.
This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati Enquirer names high school athletes of the week, Sept. 22