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MaxPreps Pennsylvania High School Athlete of the Week Award: Vote Now
Who turned in Pennsylvania's top prep performances? You vote, you decide.
By Eric Frantz
May 23, 2023, 8:15am
Who had Pennsylvania's best individual performances? You vote, you decide. MaxPreps is proud to sponsor the Pennsylvania Athlete of the Week awards during the 2022-23 school year.
Each week during the season (regular and post), there will be a fan-generated contest to tab weekly winners. Each winner receives a letter and award patch for their varsity jacket.How does it work?
Nominees are selected from statistics submitted on MaxPreps. Coaches who do not have current access may request their free account here. Weekly finalistsare released on MaxPreps every Tuesday and voting is conducted in a special poll. Voting ceases at noon on Mondays. The winners are announced the next day along with the next week's nominees.
Participants may vote as many times as they want. It's a competition. Last week over 170,000 votes were cast. So far this school year 8.4-million votes have been cast.
Here are the school year's next round of nominees...
Week 39 Pennsylvania High School Athlete of the Week Nominee
* Dom Oliastro, South Fayette (McDonald) Boys Lacrosse
Senior had eight goals and three assists in a 15-9 win over Quaker Valley. His 107 points and 66 goals this season both rank in the Top 10 statewide.
* Addison Siple, Curwensville Softball
Freshman struck out 26 of the 44 batters she faced in a doubleheader sweep of North Star that included two 10-0 wins (one was a five-inning no-hitter). Walked two and allowed two hits in both contests combined. Also K’d 13 in a 2-1 win over Juniata Valley. Is 12-4 with a 1.24 ERA and 223 Ks (ranks sixth in state) in 113 innings.
* Henry Shaffer, Saegertown Baseball
Senior has gone 17-for-21 with 20 RBI, 16 runs, six doubles, a triple and home run in wins over Maplewood (12-8), Youngsville (11-8), Eisenhower (22-5 and 14-1), Iroquios (10-9) and Cambridge Springs (8-6). Batting .617 with 41 RBI, 35 runs and nine doubles this spring.
* Shannon Von Kaenel, Quaker Valley (Leetsdale) Girls Lacrosse
Senior had four goals and three assists in a 16-4 win over Penn-Trafford and three goals in a 10-6 win over Plum. Has 78 points (54 goals) this season.
* Riley Cunningham, Valley View (Archbald) Softball
Senior went 4-for-4 with seven RBI, three runs and two home runs in a 16-4 win over Riverside. Batting .564 with 29 RBI, 24 runs, seven doubles and seven home runs.
* Luca Bertolasio, Hickory (Hermitage) Baseball
Senior went 7-for-11 with nine RBI, four runs and three home runs in wins over Franklin (13-6) and Slippery Rock (13-8). Batting .407 with 19 RBI, 18 runs and 13 stolen bases this season.
* Angelina Wagner, Ferndale (Johnstown) Softball
Senior went 3-for-3 with five runs, four RBI, two home runs and a double in a 14-3 win over Northern Cambria. Also went 4-for-4 with three RBI, two runs, two doubles and a home run in a 14-6 win over North Star (struck out 11 as winning pitcher). Batting .527 with 35 runs, 10 RBI, eight doubles and seven HRs. Has 134 Ks as a pitcher.
* Karen Sickle, Old Forge Softball
Junior has struck out 63 of the last 93 batters she’s faced all while walking seven in wins over Riverside (12-0), Lakeland (12-2), Greater Nanticoke Area (13-0) and Dunmore (1-0). Is 15-5 this spring with a 2.35 ERA and 236 Ks in 128 innings.