OnFocus Athlete of the Week, December 13 – December 19

Marshfield (OnFocus) – Great performances from area athletes deserve to be celebrated. Check out some of the top performers for this past week, and be sure to vote for the top performer!

Athlete of the Week Nominees, Week of December 13 – December 19

  • Hannah Merkel, Marshfield Gymnastics – Merkel won three events and the All-Around title in Marshfield’s win at Wisconsin Rapids, and last weekend, Merkel  took first on the Uneven Bars and won the All-Around title as Marshfield took first in the Rhinelander Triangular.
  • Westen Schmitz, Greenwood Boys Basketball – Schmitz dropped in 27 points in Greenwood’s 70-53 Cloverbelt win over Colby. Greenwood is off to a 3-0 start and Schmitz is averaging 22.5 points per game for the Indians.
  • Jaden Koeller, Marathon Boys Basketball – Koeller is averaging 18.4 points for Marathon and is a key reason the Red Raiders are off to a blistering 7-1 start. This week, Koeller had 21 points in Marathon’s 61-52 win over Auburndale, and scored 23 in Marathon’s 46-30 win over Stratford.
  • Megan Clary, Wisconsin Rapids Girls Basketball – The Red Raiders are off to a 5-2 start, and Clary came up big this week in Rapids’ 74-44 win over WVC rival D.C. Everest. Clary was 12 of 15 from the field, including 4 of 5 from long range, connecting on 6 of 7 free throws, scoring a game-high 34 points. Rapids is 3-0 and alone in first place atop the WVC.
  • Jada Eggebrecht, Phillips Girls Basketball – Eggebrecht had 23 points in Phillips’ 77-46 win at Abbotsford, and all season long, the junior has shown why colleges across the country are pursuing the junior guard. Eggebrecht is averaging 23 points, shooting 57.3% from the field, and has made all 16 of her free throws. Eggebrecht averages 4.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists per game, and 3.5 steals per game, all in limited game action, with Phillips outscoring their opponents by an average of 41 points a game.

Voting ends Wednesday at 5:00 PM

Which athlete gets your vote as the OnFocus Athlete of the Week, December 13 - December 19?

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]