Athletes of the Week

Baseball Mike Dronzek, St. Laurence

The junior outfielder batted .609 with two doubles, a triple, a home run, 12 runs scored and 10 RBIs.

Softball Kristyn Castonzo, Lake Zurich

The senior catcher went 8-for-12 for the week with a double and two home runs while driving in 12 runs.

Girls soccer Jackie Vera, Lane Tech

Scored 2 goals in a 4-1 win over Northside Prep in the Public League semifinals and 1 goal in a 3-1 win over Lincoln Park for the title.

Boys volleyball Dan Marwell, Wheaton South

Earned MVP honors at the Richards tournament by collecting 46 kills, 44 digs, six aces and four blocks.

Badminton Julie Knorr and Naomi Miller, New Trier

The top-seeded doubles team defeated Anna and Mary Bielanska of Reavis 15-9, 15-5 in the state title match.

Iliana Nikova, Maine East

Finished her 1st year of IHSA play by defeating Celine Thum of Fremd 11-3, 11-8 in the state title match.

Boys gymnastics Michael Boyer, Glenbrook North

Repeated as state all-around champ with a score of 57.30 and won the floor exercise with a score of 9.85.

Boys gymnastics Jason Enke, Lyons

Won state titles in the vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar , tying the IHSA record for most individual titles.

Boys water polo Kevin Kysiak, Fenwick

Scored four goals in the Friars' 11-9 win over Stevenson in the state title match.

Girls water polo Farren Rixter, Fenwick

Scored 3 goals — including a buzzer-beater in OT — as the Friars edged Mother McAuley 10-9 in the state title match to finish 32-0.

Coaches can nominate athletes by calling 312-222-3473, e-mailing to or faxing to 312-828-9392 by 5 p.m. Monday.

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